The Chef

Richard DeShantz is the chef and owner of Butcher and the Rye, in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh, PA. The two-story restaurant is a destination for its extensive whiskey collection and creative menu, which offers contemporary riffs on rustic American dishes.

Butcher and the Rye is the first Pittsburgh bar to be nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Bar Program since the category was created in 2012.

Interior Design

At Butcher and the Rye, details carefully come together to create a unique experience that pays homage to the rustic Americana. Designed by Richard DeShantz, the space is carefully curated to complement the menu and is approached as a layering of different textures and colors.

Oil lanterns take the place of candles on some tables. A chandelier of white antlers hangs over one of the dining rooms. Tattoo-inspired murals adorn the tables and chairs. Vintage knives and cleavers are displayed by the entrance. Antique doorknobs are installed as purse hooks at the bar. A 1920's flag with 48 stars faces the window of the other private dining room.

The Bar

Awarded James Beard Semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program for two consecutive years, the Butcher and the Rye boasts an ambitious cocktail program that adds depth to the Pittsburgh dining scene. In addition to three custom and locally-sourced beers on tap, 12 cocktails on draft, 30+ wines and 15+ featured cocktails, our skilled team of bartenders and mixologists have an arsenal of numerous cocktails, including many of their own custom creations.

Butcher and the Rye features two bars. The first bar is located on the main floor and features our acclaimed Whiskey Wall, boasting 600+ varietals of whiskey. Our Rye Bar is located on the second floor and features a first-come, first-served craft cocktail bar, a library for lounging and a more private dining room. The private dining room can be reserved upon request.

Cocktails

  • LIGHT OF DAY 11

    ketel one vodka / dolin dry vermouth / lemon oil & bitters / black pepper

  • CENTRAL PARK SMASH 10

    smirnoff vodka / watermelon / jalapeno / lemon / honey / angostura bitters

  • NOUVEAU CARRE 12

    dickel white whiskey / dolin blanc / singani 63 / genepy / lemon & grapefruit bitters

  • ADIOS INTERMINABLE 12

    espolon blanco tequila / mezcal / lime / blackberry / strawberry / orange bitters

  • FORGIVE & FERNET 11

    tanqueray gin / cocchi torino / dolin blanc / luxardo maraschino / fernet branca

  • WILD KIND 11

    old forester 86 bourbon / smoked honey / ginger / lemon / habanero / peychauds bitters

  • GETTIN' CHILE WITH IT 11

    cruzan single barrel rum / ancho reyes chile liquer / lime / demerara / mint

  • SALINGER'S SLING 11

    bulleit rye whiskey / grand marnier / demerara / house coffee bitters

Beer

  • BUD LIGHT PALE LAGER 4

  • FULL PINT WHITE LIGHTNING 7

  • GOOSE ISLAND IPA 7

  • GREAT LAKES ELIOT NESS AMBER LAGER 6

  • JACK'S HARD CIDER 5

  • LAGUNITAS DARK SWAN 9

  • YARDS LOVE STOUT 7

  • YUENGLING LAGER 4

Red Wine

  • Pico Maccario, Barbera 10 / 40

    Italy, 2015

  • ERATH RESPLENDENT, PINOT NOIR 14 / 56

    Oregon, 2015

  • Newton Skyside, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 18 / 72

    CA, 2016

  • CARMEN GRAND RESERVA, PETITE SYRAH 14 / 56

    Chile, 2013

  • PROTEST, RYE BARREL AGED RED BLEND 17 / 68

    CA, 2015

White Wine

  • Celso, Pinot Grigio 11 / 44

    ITALY, 2015

  • Terra d'Oro, Chenin Blanc-Viognier 11 / 44

    CA, 2015

  • Heavyweight, Barbera Rose 12 / 48

    CA, 2016

  • Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 12 / 48

    CA, 2015

  • Cape Mentelle, Sauvignon Blanc 17 / 68

    Australia, 2016

  • domaine auther, Riesling, Alsace 10 / 40

    France 2016

Sparkling

  • STELLA, PROSECCO 12 / 48

    TREVISO, ITALY

  • 14 HANDS, BRUT rose 13 / 52

    COLUMBIA VALLEY, WA

  • VEUVE, CLICQUOT 25 / 110

    FRANCE

We recommend reservations.
To make a reservation please call
412.391.2752 or reserve online.

Kitchen Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

Bar Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday - Monday: Closed

212 Sixth Street

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

412.391.2752

For private events, contact,
kelly@richarddeshantz.com

For general inquiries, contact
info@butcherandtherye.com

For all media inquiries, contact
press@richarddeshantz.com

Butcher and the Rye is a registered trademark
of Imbibe Management Group, LLC