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City Paper: With new bar, Soba keeps pace with trends it helped establish

The City Paper’s Hal B. Klein checks out our new bar and lounge: As higher-end cocktail bars become more commonplace in Pittsburgh, one of the city’s trendsetting stalwarts — Soba — is stepping up its game. “Things were starting to get dated,” says longtime Soba barman Rob Hirst. The bar in Big Burrito Restaurant Group’s…

Now this is Soba

The first stage of our renovation and expansion is ready for you to explore. Soba has a new Lounge! When we learned that the corner of College and Ellsworth—the old College Inn next door that has been vacant for a decade—was finally available, we leapt at it. For years we had fantasized about that space;…

dining room construction

dining room construction

it may not look like it, but the new first floor dining room – in the space where the bar and lounge were previously – is more than half way completed. the old bar has been removed, the wiring and plumbing have been redone. the furniture is being assembled offsite, and when it’s complete and…

Pittsburgh Magazine Restaurant Review

Pittsburgh Magazine sens Valentia to Soba: You can take it for granted that the service at Soba will be good. The servers here, some of whom have been with big Burrito for years, are competent, well-trained and knowledgeable about the food and drinks. In fact, another factor in this restaurant’s success can be attributed to…

Changes warrant another look at Soba

The Post-Gazette’s China Millman revisits Soba: Dining reviews have a limited lifespan. They may live on the Web forever, but a review of a restaurant that ran in the past six months is going to be more useful than a review from two years ago. Restaurants are living organisms. Unlike a CD or a movie,…

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