02/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We have gone to ""Nine On Nine"" on slow nights and we have gone on special event nights. Both times the food has been flavorful, the atmosphere has been good, the staff has been friendly and generally we have been impressed.
In particular, the Lobster Mac n' Cheese is delicious and well priced considering the tedious work that must go into making it. I have had Lobster Ravioli in New York City at an outlandish price and Nine on Nine's version is a steal.
If time is a concern, just tell the staff. There is a fine line between people enjoying their meal and getting annoyed because nobody is hovering nearby. We have always been asked if we were going to an event/show so they are aware of time constraints.
On the other hand, some people like a cosy, romantic evening out and there is an old saying, ""three's a crowd"" so wait staff have to make a judgement call on every table. Without pounding the table like the inmates in a ""correctional facility"", you can politely lay some ground rules about you you would like your service without being overbearing. Tip and praise those who do a good job; nobody needs prodding to complain about something.
All in all, we like the place and will add it to our list of Pittsburgh dining favorites.