Set to open March 11, Market Square’s newest addition to the restaurant scene, Revel + Roost, aims to provide the best of both worlds.

Boasting two bars and seating for 225, Revel + Roost occupies a split-level space (Revel is downstairs; Roost, upstairs) within Tower Two-Sixty, the same building that houses the recently opened 197-room Hilton Garden Inn.

According to Lucas Piatt, president and chief operating officer of Millcraft Investments (proprietors of both the eatery and hotel), Revel offers casual, communal fare in a chic and modern environment while Roost offers a more traditional fine dining experience perfect for date nights or formal business meetings.

Although Revel and Roost have separate kitchens, both feature refined rustic American cuisine, aka comfort food, under the supervision of Executive Chef Vincent Perri. The former executive sous chef at Jacksons in Southpointe (another Millcraft creation) promises to update the menu to reflect the changing seasons.

For the let’s-grab-a-quick-bite-to-eat crowd, Revel serves hearth-oven pizzas, burgers and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. “We’re expecting a younger, energetic millennial crowd downstairs,” Piatt says. In that spirit of unbridled fun, Revel will screen silent movies (the classic kind starring the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford) and host guest DJs.

For patrons looking for the works, Roost features appetizers ranging from Hawaiian sweet breads to tomato and goat cheese tarts and entrees such as porterhouse steaks and red snapper. Ultimately, the mood upstairs will be set by the strains of live jazz.

After the lunch hour, Revel will transform into an ultra lounge where dinner and craft cocktails will be available. Meanwhile, Roost will serve breakfast and dinner, complete with an extensive wine list. In addition, private affairs can be booked in one of Roost’s four dining rooms.

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Tower Two-Sixty

Already booking lodgers, the Hilton Garden Inn is taking full advantage of its Market Square location. “The hotel has an urban design,” Piatt says. “The rooms are smaller and sleeker with great big windows and great views.”

Another plus, he adds, is the on-site parking facility available to both hotel and restaurant guests.

The Hilton Garden Inn and Revel + Roost are located at 250 Forbes Ave.

BK grew up in Pittsburgh, went to Penn State, moved to New York and worked at Vogue (now that’s a story) and then ultimately moved back to Pittsburgh. Today, she continues her writing career and teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She loves (in no particular order) the city, the Pirates and good craft beer.