Altius
Altius

Altius

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.altiuspgh.com/
  • Phone: 4129044442x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jessica Gibson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oneida
  • Public Transit: Altius is located directly beside the Duquesne Incline.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Altius
As Executive Chef & Partner of Altius, Jessica Bauer's approach to contemporary American cuisine is refined and modern with a respect for the integrity and quality of her ingredient driven menu. Your first visit may be for the view, but you will return again and again to enjoy one of Pittsburgh’s best premiere fine dining experiences. With modern surroundings, higher hospitality and an organic and sustainable wine menu, every part of your experience has been thought of and designed with care.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Altius reviews from OpenTable diners
388 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (369)special occasion (310)fit for foodies (261)romantic (256)notable wine list (118)hot spot (116)neighborhood gem (86)good for groups (80)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (32)great for brunch (29)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Wonderful service, food and view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food was superb, service was amazing, the ambiance was chill, and the view was incredible. It's a little pricey, but you actually get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Altius restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Everything was exceptional! Professional and pleasant staff. The brunch cocktail, fresh baked pastries ,oysters, main dishes, all very good. The scenic view could not be better. Price is more than fair for the quality of food and service provided.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time at Altius
    nanetteVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Being big fans of Bistro 19 we were anxious to try Altius and we were not dissappointed. The food and drinks were delicious, very similar to B19, and the decor is beautiful. I loved the way the tables we placed so that everyone got the outstanding view that Mt Washington is famous for. The service was top notch. Everything was explained thoroughly. The evening was pricey, more so than B19, but I think it's consistent for Mt Washington. We had a great time with our friends, and look forward to returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • regina
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    great food , great service, bar area got a little loud as evening progressed. would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big surprise
    Skipster
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From the moment you enter the restaurant to the moment you exit a truly remarkable experience. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive but not to the degree that you feel you are being pestered. I would rate our evening as a romantic adventure. The view of the Pittsburgh skyline from Altius is as good as from any point on Mount Washington which only adds to the romantic atmosphere. And the best part of Altius is the food. Simply put - delicious . This will soon be one of the toughest reservations to make as the word spreads and the word will spread.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding service
    phylbob
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dining at Altius was a delight....The food was spectacular and the service impeccable....Our waiter was so professional without being pretentious.....A little pricey but certainly worth it......The 4 of us were very pleased!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing.
    TinainPghVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were so happy to finally find a restaurant worthy of the spectacular views from Mt. Washington. Altius was a fabulous experience from the time we stepped inside until we left. The decor was smart and modern, the service was impeccable, the wine list is impressive, the food was delicious, and the view, of course, was magnificent. Nothing else on Mt. Washington even comes close. Altius is without a doubt our new favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    DaveH
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was great, the view from Mt. Washington is the best in Pittsburgh, service was very good. Lots of staff taking care of all needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding gem!
    Wildcat
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Altius is a place you MUST visit to appreciate! Every detail has been attended to so that the diner's experience is superb! Thoughtful staff, amazing atmosphere, delectable choices! A five star experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded All Expectations
    Pitt90
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I'm from out of town, but grew up in Pittsburgh, and was looking for a special occasion spot to bring my partner and a friend to for a post-celebratory supper. I chose Altius from reviews and menu. It exceeded all expectations, and they were already pretty high. The food was outstanding. Truly delicious, and stunningly presented. The restaurant itself is gorgeous, with views that cannot be beat. The service was superb, and all the staff were professionals in every sense of the word. I celebrated 20 years of my relationship with getting married in Pennsylvania, and the Altius dining experience afterwards was truly the icing on the cake. Absolutely amazing experience (and I'm a bit of a foodie), and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Group Anniversary Celebration
    NewHopeDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Six of us got together for a special dinner. Ambiance would have been better if we had been given a table near the windows. There were window tables open when we came in but we didn't push for it. Food was good but two dishes weren't top notch. The red snapper was disappointing - it was stinky when it came to the table, it was fried (not in the menu info) and it was too salty. Two people ordered this dish. One of the pork chops was too fatty. Finally, we wanted the white wine chilled but the restaurant's chiller instrument didn't use water/ice despite our request to do so. Very nice place but not sure I would go back. There are other Mt Washington restaurants to try.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice new restaurant
    Robert
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Interesting menu, great service and great view. Had a business dinner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It is rare that I'm able to say that every single bite was outstanding from appetizers to desserts. The view was spectacular and service was excellent. We went there for our anniversary and it couldn't have been better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    two of us went for combined birthday dinners.service and food were outstanding. Go back in a minute!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Anniversary
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We made reservations for dinner for our 30th Anniversary. We were seated at a window table with a great view of the city. There was a red rose on the table for my wife. Our server was very attentive and our food was great. We ordered a dessert and the Chef wrote "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on the plate. We were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Change!
    GT1189VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Haven't been since this was the old Georgetown Inn and wow, what a change! Decor updated, food was outstanding, and the view is still the best on the hill. Downstairs was very noisy, but upstairs dining was perfect. We were seated close to, but not next to the window which was fine. There are tables where the view can be restricted, so be careful. Lamb chops were huge and delicious. Wife had the filet and loved it. Wine list is very limited. Ate too much for dessert, but we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent flyer
    FrequentflyerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Another meal at Altius...getting even better. Limited wine list so brought our own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing in everyway!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The interior space is absolutely lovely. Subdued elegance abound! Each course was special and spectacular, delivered to our table with a relaxed professionalism that was un-intimidating. Every detail was carefully chosen to allow the diners attention to food and view. Well done!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Views
    Wonderful
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The views were great. My wife and I had a fantastic experience. The service was great and atmosphere was wonderful. It was just what I expected and then some.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful addition to Pittsburgh
    ZiggyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We recently discovered this new restaurant quite by accident and took a visitor there for whom we wished to provide a special experience. We were not disappointed (and neither was he.) It was an outstanding choice -- a great additional to the several fine restaurants on Mount Washington. Everything was close to perfect -- the setting, the service, the menu choices, willingness to adjust the dishes to suit our requirements, and the quality of the food. We will certainly return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in the city
    ShawnRVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The view of the city is spectacular. I visit my son and his wife in Pittsburgh several times a year always trying out several restaraunts. Altius is by far the best dining experience i'Ve had to date. The lamb was the best I have had anywhere. I was hesitant to try the tongue but was so glad I did, absolutely delicious. Everyone in our party was blown away by the food and service. Two of our group are Pittsburgh natives and when I asked them how Altius compared to other restaurants in the city there response was simply "the best". Altius is a can't miss dining experience in Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • altius
    billbVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Stunning view. Friendly staff. Amazingly delicious food. First visit and pleasantly surprised. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Fitfoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went there for my Birthday! The service was great. The food was also fantastic. I loved the ambiance. Very upscale modern. They even gave me a free dessert! The best part is is that their food is organic/sustainable. It's hard to find a restaurant in Pittsburgh that offers that. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon Appétit
    EatPrayLove
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Adorned on top of Mount Washington like a gem, the contemporary style and upscale service one would expect in any 5-star NYC restaurant is helping Altius quickly become a Pittsburgh joie de vivre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new restaurant!
    JoJo13
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The view from the dining area is outstanding and the food is amazing! Altius is a great new restaurant for the 'burgh. Brian, the bartender, is fantastic and made awesome drinks for us. Service was delightful, decor is beautiful and the Charcuterie appetizer was fantastic! I had the chicken (amazing), my husband had the pork chop (amazing) and our friend had salmon (amazing). We didn't have enough room for dessert but the pastry chef was kind enough to send us home with a small to go treat which was also amazing :) Two thumbs way up and we are looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Business Dinner
    ChicagoDiner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and experience here. We took clients and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jean
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my third time at Altius(2 times at the bar) so obviously,I love it.I'll be returning 2 more times by the middle of October...love sharing this wonderful new restaurant with friends.One suggestion...how about a small fresh flower bouquet at each table?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elevated Mt. Washington Dining
    dnoble
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Altius is a very welcome addition to Mt. Washington dining - a restaurant where the view is secondary to the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The waiter was exceptional...I was there for brunch on the 14...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Newest and coolest in Pittsburgh
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love how fresh the food is and the scenic views. They did an amazing job making this a truly unique experience! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot great virw
    Mmmmmm
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The view of Pittsburgh is spectacular. Some of the brunch for we had was great, some was just good. Really you can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow - what a view!
    Flea09
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The view is AMAZING! There is not a better view in the whole city ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Take It Up A Notch
    Patty
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was very good; but the service and setting need to take it up a notch to match the prices. Being seated in a back table upstairs was disappointing after making a reservation a month in advance, the staff should not interrupt diners' conversations and we didn't linger due to the unbearable noise level of the drunken guests at the next table.
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  • Nice Mt. Washington addition
    NightOut
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Bottom line - I will definitely return! The new décor is modern and welcoming. The food was spectacular (I had salmon) and our server was great. He was attentive without being intrusive which was appreciated since we were celebrating our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food/too much service
    mtwashingtonguy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was fabulous. Ambiance very nice. Too many servers for me. I would prefer no more than 3 servers to attend to my table. 5 or 6 servers is too much. Just my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST OF THE BEST!!!
    Aloysius
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Spent evening with brother visiting from Costa Rica, seeing him only once a year, what a great view, food and service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great addition to Pgh dining
    Eatout
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Nice ingredients presented in interesting and delicious ways. The amuse bouche and after dinner treat were a nice touch. Friendly and efficient staff and beautiful decor enhanced the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Loved the atmosphere!! Our waiter seated us, we then got settled and a woman came and told us we had to move. Crutches and all. Worst part was she was not friendly about it. Otherwise service was good. We all liked our dinners. Did not live the oysters or nocchi. Wish we could have ordered off both menus upstairs.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mt Washington "Gem"
    jdanVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had my "birthday" dinner at Altrius this past week. The Skuna Salmon dish was great! The service was impeccable….our waiter, Rob, was knowledgeable and professional. My surprise birthday dessert, compliments of the restaurant, was a fabulous chocolate mousse cake. Of course, the view of the city of Pittsburgh is great from almost any spot in the restaurant. We had a table beside the window, so it was a perfect evening with a perfect view. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GFgirl
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Altius has a scratch kitchen so they can safely accomodate gluten free requests. They even provided a gluten free roll so I could have bread along with the rest of my table. My meal was fantastic and the others at my table had the same comment. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.