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“Great steak and chops, bar, and service, but crowded and pricey.”

Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse
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Ranked #3 of 119 Restaurants in Maple Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street & Hemlock Lane
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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313 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Great steak and chops, bar, and service, but crowded and pricey.”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We recently went to Pittsburgh Blue for our anniversary. We'd stopped for drinks and appetizers before, so we knew it would be busy and pricey, which it was. When it first opened years ago I heard some less than impressive things about the seafood, so we went with the prime rib, pork chops, and two sides, which we split. All were fantastic. My wife loved her pork chops and my prime rib was melt in your mouth good. My portion was sufficient, and my wife had about half of her pork chop left over. We also have plenty of leftovers from the side dishes in our fridge. The liquor selection was very good, and I didn't think the pricing was out of line in that regard. Despite the fact that the main courses are already mid to high priced, and the sides are extra, this place remains popular and crowded. You are best off getting a reservation if you want to eat near the dinner hour. The service was excellent - attentive and helpful.

  • Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Pretentious and Overpriced”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

It's basically a glorified Red Lobster. Wine prices jacked WAY up over typical restaurant markup. Steaks were very good, but not any better than a good cut you can get at the grocery store. Also, be prepared for the place being overcrowded and people/servers constantly bumping your chairs and table. Good food, but HIGH prices for what you get!

  • Visited September 2013
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Busy but very good!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Have eaten here many times and last night was probably the best meal. Only issue I have with this restaurant is the "clutter" of people constantly moving about. Crowded and busy everywhere does not make for a great dining experience.

Wait staff (Sarah) was off the charts good.and again,great food (though a bit pricey) but busy busy busy.

Last comment-another thing about PB is the wide variety of people they attract. Casual, business, families. No pretentions and all comfortable. I find this interesting for a restaurant in this price range!

  • Visited October 2013
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Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Best happy hour in Maple Grove. Great wine & beer specials. We take our kids sundays during the day for a treat.

Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OK but not Manny's”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

They continue to raise the prices and PB is now at or close to Manny's prices. Corporate only. Food was good but relative to the price not what I would call a great value unless someone else is paying. Corking fee is reasonable at $15. That's probably the only deal. You now have to pay extra for horseradish when you order a prime rib. What's next, charging for the au jus?

Visited October 2013
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