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Or, The Whale is a restaurant inside the Distrikt Hotel. Together, they have revived the former Salvation Army Building.
Before: the restaurant space was once a gymnasium, whose running track would become the restaurant's mezzanine.
The chef brought a vision for the restaurant that was inspired by seaside eateries at the Jersey Shore.
Guests descend from the entry into the lively main dining room.
An intimate bar occupies one side of the mezzanine, above the whale mural.
Immersive, chef-driven restaurant anchoring a downtown boutique hotel
About this project
Or, The Whale is a captivating restaurant that inhabits the lower level of the Distrikt Hotel, a new boutique hotel that has revived the historic Salvation Army building in downtown Pittsburgh. Upon entering, guests can descend into the dramatic main dining area of this modern, farm+fisher-to-table seafood and chops restaurant. Built inside a former gymnasium, the space boasts a perimeter catwalk that was once an elevated running track but now offers guests a fast lane to the balcony bar. The expo kitchen lets diners enjoy the sights and aromas of forthcoming meals. Above, a vivid mural of Captain Ahab’s Pequod chasing Moby Dick combined with a soaring rope installation bring a coastal grandeur to this inland eatery.
This is the dream restaurant I’ve had in my mind for a long time.
– Head Chef Dennis Marron, or, the Whale