A. Martini & Co. was selected by Chef Derek Stevens for the construction of his latest project for downtown Pittsburgh – Union Standard. Mr. Stevens, who has been executive chef at Eleven for 10 years, said he has been looking for a spot Downtown to open a restaurant for the past year. When he came across the Union Trust space, it was “too perfect” to pass up. “It’s a fantastic property. I’m amazed how many people are talking about that building, how cool it is. I couldn’t be happier to be part of it,” Mr. Stevens said.
With approximately 170 seats in more than 7,000sf of space, Union Standard will occupy the ground floor and mezzanine at William Penn Place and Oliver Avenue. The restaurant will offer a somewhat casual atmosphere with a blend of classic and contemporary American cuisine. The kitchen will have a wood-fired grill and rotisserie. The ground floor will house a large bar along with a well-stocked raw bar and the mezzanine level will offer a quieter dining area and private dining spaces. The restaurant is slated for opening in early 2017.