PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Known for prime seafood flown in daily, along with premium, hand-carved steaks and live jazz trios nightly, Eddie V’s will open in Pittsburgh on March 6, 2017. The new, 274 seat restaurant will open in the historic Union Trust Building, joining the architectural landmark that recently underwent a $100 million restoration.

Eddie V’s serves only fresh, prime seafood from pristine waters around the world, including highly-prized seasonal items artistically prepared and presented. The menu also features a wide array of seasonal oysters complete with tasting notes on the regionally sourced options like Eel Lake, Copps Island, Katama Bay and Gigamoto, among others.

Along with prime seafood, premium steaks are hand-cut from the finest, specialty-aged, center-cut beef available, ensuring peak flavor. The diverse dinner menu offers signature dishes including Crab Fried Rice, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Georges Bank Scallops, Chilean Sea Bass, Parmesan Sole, a 10 oz. Prime New York Strip, and a Flaming «Bananas Foster» Butter Cake for dessert. Menu items can be paired with selections from an award-winning, world-class wine list of more than 300 options. 

«With new living spaces being constructed in Downtown Pittsburgh, and sports stadiums and cultural attractions within walking distance, there is an increased appetite for innovation from restaurants,» said Ronald Lattanzio, Managing Partner. «We are excited to introduce the charismatic vibe of Eddie V’s to the city, especially as part of such a storied landmark.»

Pittsburgh has a legacy steeped in the jazz greats who passed through the city on their way between New York and Chicago, offering Eddie V’s a comprehensive, yet refined palate and access to extraordinary culinary and musical talent. The concept’s eclectic atmosphere puts a modern spin on Prohibition-era speakeasies, where cocktails and jazz were the height of fashion. Meticulously crafted cocktails embody a lifestyle of idealism, fortitude and decadence. Highlights include: a Yuzu-infused Tokyo Gimlet, a Smoked Old Fashioned served tableside on a smoked plank, the blue diamond ice cube chilled Hope Diamond, a delightfully Dirty Devil martini with a blue cheese and pepper olive trio and the signature, dessert-inspired Bananas Foster Martini.

Live jazz is played nightly by locally-acclaimed musicians in the restaurant’s V Lounge, where guests can mingle and sample cocktails, including the Happy Hour menu. The full Happy Hour menu features Chef’s Teasers, Half Shell Oysters, signature appetizer items, hand-shaken cocktails and wines by the glass.

Located at 501 Grant Street, Eddie V’s Pittsburgh will host guests in both the main dining room and three private dining rooms for business meetings and celebratory occasions. The 9,390 square foot space will offer a vibrant and welcoming ambiance highlighted by a glass-enclosed, walk-through wine cellar and contemporary, Art Deco-inspired design that draws the guest in to discover more around each corner. The V Lounge features an expansive oval-shaped bar top, cocktail tables and elevated booth seating. Eddie V’s draws guests in, inviting them to see and been seen, or simply sit back and savor an exceptional evening.

The restaurant is a central part of the historic Union Trust Building’s restoration, spearheaded by Boston-based developer, The Davis Companies (TDC). Built in 1915 by industrialist Henry Clay Frick, the Union Trust Building’s Flemish-Gothic design makes it one of the most prominent elements of the city’s architectural heritage.

«Our vision for the Union Trust Building was to create a modern, mixed-use environment that respects the building’s historic past, architectural significance and breathtaking beauty, while adding life and energy to the building and the neighborhood,» said Jonathan G. Davis, CEO and Founder of The Davis Companies. «We couldn’t be more delighted that Eddie V’s will bring its charismatic vibe to the building.»

Eddie V’s will be open for Happy Hour and dinner seven days a week. Join us for Eddie’s Hours in the V Lounge from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The lounge remains open nightly through dinner. Dinner service begins daily at 5:00 p.m. and concludes at 9:00 p.m. Sundays, 10:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 11:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday. Reservations are recommended, but not required. For more information, please call 412.391.1714 or visit eddiev.com.

Follow Eddie V’s on Twitter @eddievs, Instagram @eddievs_ and on Facebook at Facebook.com/EddieVsPrimeSeafood.

About Eddie V’s Prime Seafood 
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the freshest seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks that are aged 28 days and broiled to perfection. The restaurant’s award-wining wine list has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V’s very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of soulful jazz and seductive lighting. Founded in 2000, Eddie V’s currently operates 15 locations across the U.S. For more information, please visit eddiev.com.

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