For $25 as part of the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, you received an appetizer, main course and dessert. D ended up going with this option (I ordered a la carte from the menu). He started with the Hot Chicken (spicy fried chicken with white bread and dill pickles). I find sometimes when a menu says spicy it's not so bad...this was exceptionally spicy although our waiter had warned D about it prior to ordering. He thoroughly enjoyed it.
For our spirits, D had a beer on tap from the Great Lakes Brewing Company and later a tumbler of Buffalo Trace bourbon (a distillery we'll be visiting later week in Kentucky). I went with a coke and Jameson, although the coke was actually a house phosphate soda. It sounds odd but it ended up tasting sweeter than a regular coke.
My only (slight) negative was that it took a while for our entrees to come (a little peculiar since we were the only diners for most of our meal). But other than that, service was top notch with a terrific wait staff.
A meal served up with a side of history is my idea of a good time. I'm anxious to return in the future to try out more of their full menu.
Tender Bar + Kitchen
4300 Butler Street