Let’s begin by pointing out – for those reading this outside of the Pittsburgh area – that “Dahntahn” is Pittsburghese for “downtown.” I work dahntahn and after a team meeting decided to gather a couple co-workers for lunch. We all were up for trying something new, so I suggested the Taste of Dahntahn. This new restaurant has a large colorful sign which hangs over the sidewalk of Liberty Avenue near Fifth Avenue Place. The entire restaurant is themed toward historical Pittsburgh – the tabletops are even covered with black and white photography which probably dates back into the early 1900s (or earlier). The menu is very kitschy, infusing many Pittsburghese-like words into the selections and their descriptions.
For my lunch, I decided to order from the BURGERS N’ AT section and get the “Bees Knees Sirloin” – Half pahn burger with bacon, American, cheddar, dahntahn’s 58 mayo, shredded iceberg, tuhmaytuh & red onion. $9. with fries add $3.
The highlight was the $3 add-on fries. The fact that they were shoestring fries wasn’t something I even noticed on the menu, but it was a nice surprise because you can’t get them many places. The Burger was cooked as ordered. I ordered my burger medium-well, and it was delivered hot and to the correct temp.