The Elbow Room

My quest for the best burger in the City of Pittsburgh took me to the Elbow Room…


Somewhat hidden, the unspectacular doorway leading to this upstairs gem is easy to miss, but should not be overlooked. These awesome new digs, recently relocated from their Ellsworth Shadyside location, boast comfort and a casual vibe in keeping with the trend in the desirable Pittsburgh food scene. It is worth mentioning that this restaurant is part of the greater B2 restaurant group, including Bites and Brews, 1947 Tavern, and Buffalo Blues, all of which are worth a visit, each featuring a different vibe, each great in their own right. The Elbow Room has a great open floor plan, offering a more upscale dining experience for the casual eater. Considering the chef inspired offerings, the fare at the Elbow Room is a great value, and combining value with an excellent atmosphere and delicious food is the recipe for the Elbow Room’s success. Not only was the food great, but the service was great too. I enjoyed a Saturday morning brunch at the Elbow Room, and despite the large hungry crowd, the staff was welcoming and friendly and the service was top notch.

Dining Area

This burger was delicious! I ordered the Norman Rockwell, which came equipped with thick cut smoked bacon, American cheese and a sunny side up egg. The bun was thick and crispy and embraced the run of the egg perfectly. The whole thing was cooked spot on, the beef and the egg, perfect consistency perfect texture. The bacon was strong, delicious, and satisfying, and just about everything about this brunch burger made me smile. I cannot wait to come back and have another!



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ReviewerBurger ScoreReviewOfficial Burger Sheet
Pitts-Burgers7.34Nice Place
Max Cotton8.01Very tasty burger. Burgers with fried eggs are my go-to choice and I have enjoyed a few of these around Pittsburgh. I would place this particular in between Burgatory and Meat and Potatoes. If the bun was a little better to handle the runny egg, I might feel a bit different. None-the-less, still a good burger.
Carla8.57Very good flavor, but a 50 cent up-charge for cheese, why nickel and dime a 9 dollar burger? 1.50 up charge for sweet potato fries, but it was worth it. I had a bit of trouble keeping the burger in the bun because the bottom half was a lot softer than the top and so it disappeared more quickly. The score would have been higher if the meat was a little less greasy.


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