PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s no surprise that Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene is booming and now the city is getting some national attention.

Pittsburgh has been ranked ninth among best cities in the country for foodies according to a new study by NerdWallet.com.

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Surprisingly, the Steel City finished just ahead of New York City in the list.

NerdWallet says they looked at 50 U.S. cities with a population of at least 300,000 and took into account the concentration of restaurants, breweries, and farmers markets.

The research is strictly data-driven, so it doesn’t account for personal tastes.

San Francisco took the number one spot.

Pittsburgh did earn high marks for the cost of meals.

Research showed that the average cost of a three-course dinner for two is $48. The only top 10 city that is more affordable is Portland.

The website also said:

Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene is booming, bringing along innovative cuisine to complement some of the city’s mainstays. Pierogies Plus, located in a revamped gas station in McKees Rocks, is a local favorite. And other restaurants including Butcher and the Rye, Cure, Gaucho and Point Brugge will satisfy foodies’ appetites.

Here is the TOP 10 LIST:

1. San Francisco

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2. Portland

3. Seattle

4. New Orleans

5. Oakland

6. Denver

7. Boston

8. Anchorage

9. Pittsburgh

10. New York City

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