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The Carlton Restaurant Review: After a major renovation, The Carlton steps brightly into the twenty-first century. Caricatures of Pittsburgh personalities still line the entrance to this iconic restaurant, but they are more dramatically framed in white against the dark wood bar. Business suits jam the place for the traditional power lunch. Dinner adds cultural mavens augmenting their meal with free limousine service to and from downtown’s theater venues. Private rooms accommodate purposeful meetings. A trailblazer in affordable wine pricing, the restaurant also boasts an extensive wine wall as well as an annotated iPod-based list and self-serve selection. Wine dinners enjoy a close-to-cult status. The seasonal kitchen produces straightforward American cuisine, with major seafood selections, plus steaks, veal and pasta. Try the ahi, pan-seared scallops, salmon, lobster-and-crab ravioli and rack of lamb. For birthdays, you can have the famous Toll House Cookie Sundae. On other days, order the banana cream pie or the whiskey bread pudding. A chairlift makes the space handicap accessible.