People love to talk about “Pittsburgh’s Restaurant Renaissance.” We do too. We’ve been serving up dishes as one of the city's premier dining destinations for nearly a decade. We helped write the first chapter of the city’s culinary rebirth and are hard at work on the next one.
How do we stay at the top of our game? By constantly reinventing our food and drink programs with the highest quality menu items from nationally renowned chefs and sommeliers.
So whether you want a night of high-end dining, drinks with friends or a quick bite before hitting the town, Spoon has you covered.
Rick Stern is an entrepreneur who has been building successful businesses in Pittsburgh since the early 1970s. Rick graduated from Babson College in Boston and joined the family business owning seven Downtown theaters.
His first Pittsburgh business was Heaven, a national known restaurant and disco in the late 1970s and 1980s.
In the late 1980s, Stern and his father renovated the Manor Theater from a single screen to a twin screen. “It’s been in our family on and off since about 1975,” Stern said. “I grew up in Squirrel Hill, so when I was a kid that was a single-screen neighborhood theater. We used to go watch cartoons every Saturday afternoon.”
As part of the S+P Restaurant Group, Rick Stern and business partner Brian Pekarcik own several restaurants throughout the Pittsburgh area including Spoon, BRGR and Willow.
Raised in Pittsburgh, Brian Pekarcik graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Management from John Carroll University in 1997. He then moved to California working from the bottom up at various fine‐dining establishments gaining hands‐on experience and learning all that he could in the culinary world.
While in California, Brian worked at Mille Fleurs under Martin Woesle, a European Master Chef and James Beard award recipient. It was there that Brian learned the value of seasonal cooking and the importance of quality and freshness.
After two years at Mille Fleurs as Chef de Partie, Brian moved to work as an opening Sous Chef at another San Diego establishment, Bertrand at Mister A’s. In 2001, Brian received the honor of working with legendary chef Gary Danko at his namesake restaurant in San Francisco, California. Brian was part of the opening team that received numerous awards such as James Beard Best New Restaurant, James Beard Best Chef, and the coveted Mobil Five‐Star rating.
Brian moved back to San Diego to take over as Executive Chef of Arterra Restaurant in 2004. Arterra is a celebrity chef joint venture with James Beard Award winning Chef Bradley Ogden and Marriott International. Brian was proud to carry on in the tradition of Ogden, sourcing the highest quality purveyors and using the absolute freshest ingredients. Pekarcik upheld the “farm to table” reputation for bringing American cuisine to the forefront of the culinary world.
In late 2007, Brian moved back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take over as Executive Chef of the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. He had full creative menu control, as well as complete accountability for all food and labor costs within this 400 room, 10 million dollar a year food and beverage operation. Brian’s food has received rave reviews in Whirl Magazine’s Best Dishes, The Tribune Review and the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Brian teamed with Rick Stern in 2009 to form S+P Restaurant Group. The group offers some of Pittsburgh’s top dining destinations including Spoon, BRGR and Willow.
He has been honored with Pittsburgh Magazine’s Chef of the Year in 2012 and 2014, as well as the publication’s Rising Star Chef in 2011.
Signature cocktails, an unmatched wine list and a selection of bottled beers are just part of what we serve up at Spoon. Our sommelier and bar staff are experts who can pick the perfect pairing for your meal - or mix up something just right for whatever mood you’re in.
Love wine? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We've been recognized multiple times with Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. And with our robust and eclectic wine list, we think you’ll agree with Wine Spectator.
Looking for a first-class experience for an event? Spoon offers a beautiful space and unmatched culinary excellence for a rehearsal dinner, bridal or baby shower, holiday party or corporate event.
With private event space and full restaurant buyout opportunities, we can customize our amenities for any of your needs.
We can accommodate private dining events for up to 72 people, offer a private dining room for up to 30 guests and cocktail space for up to 110.
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Monday-Thursday 5-10 pm
Friday & Saturday 5-11 pm
Sunday 5-9 pm
Valet service only on Friday & Saturday evenings