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
367 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (353)special occasion (296)fit for foodies (250)romantic (245)notable wine list (115)hot spot (105)neighborhood gem (81)good for groups (74)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (29)great for brunch (27)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great new restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Business Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RailroadBob
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The menu was enticing, the food was good. Overall, dining at Altius was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite menu, view and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We celebrated my birthday at Altius on September 8th and it was absolutely lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a Special Night
    3moren20
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his 25th birthday, and it was a really nice night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality cooking skills and friendly
    RedHead
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My mom and I had an enjoyable brunch last Sunday We shared Seafood papardelle with olives and artichokes and Crispy Amish Chicken Waffle Sandwich with bourbon maple glaze, smoked gouda fondue, crispy bacon, candied jalapeno. Both great dishes. Staff was very accomodating to our drinks preference. Now I had been here for dinner twice and a brunch, only bar food is left to try and I am looking forward to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Winegal23
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service from the first step in to the last step out was great. The drinks were wonderful the wine list was very nice. The view of course was fantastic. The food was delicious. And the little cookies you take home were to die for yummm. Cheers to a great night out with friends. Thx Altius
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DissapointmentVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time at Altius but will not be the last. Service was outstanding. Mentioned that we were celebrating a BD on my reservation and our waiter brought a complementary dessert, Everyone was very attentive. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. The remodel from Georgetown was as amazing as the view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    dinerpgh34
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I did not attend, though I booked the reservation. It was for my parents, who celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary that evening. They do not go to fancy dinners downtown all that often, and they had not been to Mt Wash for several years at least. I dropped them off and picked them up after dinner. My mother told me "it was the best meal they have ever had". They both ordered the pork chop, had the Accomplice drink (which I recommended), and also both ordered dessert. Happy Anniversary was written on their dessert plates. I do not recall what my mother had for dessert, but my father had the pineapple upside down cake. I was only disappointed because I had requested a table by the window and they did not receive one. Very disappointed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply great
    RedHead
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved everything: clover club cocktail, amuse bouche (tuna tartar), bread with butter and pollen, sundried tomatoes spread, sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi with yellow tomato coulis, roasted peppers, PA mushrooms, artichoke hearts, ricotta salatagnocchi, pork chop, cheesecake flan. Very good service and great view. My new favorite place in Pittsburgh. They trully elevated the bar of excellence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food better
    MMMM
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food better than other restaurants in that area. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location Retyrned
    Simonr
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the old Georgetown in site. Great Location! Great View of the City! The interior has been transformed into a modern restaurant with great ambiance. The food; menu; and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could be great
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The ambience, ambitious menu and service were all pluses, however the food did not meet our expectations. Both my chicken and my husband's fish were over-cooked. The seasoning and sauces were good including some creative combinations. The panzanella salad was mostly cucumbers with just a few small pieces of the heirloom tomatoes typical of that dish. A few tweaks and Altius would be great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding, and with a great view
    DickVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    On a short trip to Pittsburgh we were lucky enough to hear about and eat at Altius for a special occasion. Although it wasn't cheap, the food was better than we have had at restaurants costing much more in Washington D.C. and New York City. And the view of downtown Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington was breathtaking. A special find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing make over
    venarj
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Would never guess the building was once the Georgetown, the makeover is stunning! Was thrilled to find a restaurant that serves sustainable & humane food, not everything on the menu, but enough so there are choices, it would just be nice if there were more choices. In each category there is one option, except the beef but the second option is not sustainable. Even the cocktail menu is limited to 12 drinks & when I tried to order off menu, they couldn't do it. What we had was good, service was great, just think they need to add a little & I truly mean a little more choice to the menu. I have never been offered an amuse buche that was not seafood. Allergic! & didn't like it before I found out, why do all chefs assume everyone likes seafood?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a fantastic restaurant!
    NewYorker
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The best restaurant all around that I've been to in a very long time. Beautiful atmosphere; impeccable, friendly service, wonderful food and fantastic view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pittsburgh's Finest
    Chablis33
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    As a native Pittsburgh foodie, I can't say enough about how excellent Altius is in all respects. Even one of our elderly Pittsburgh big-plate meat and potato guys just couldn't get enough and stop raving about how excellent the food was and how glad he was he didn't miss it. Service is superb as well. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great experience and a great meal. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive ..... but
    DrBizzleVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A Pittsburgh Top Spot (pun intended). We went twice in the same week, by choice. The decor is chic, the view is spectacular and the food is excellent and creative. Our service was flawless until the very end of the second night, when the staff seemed to evaporate. There were a few food runners and bussers that made brief appearances at other tables. However, the vigilant attention characteristic of fine dining went missing in our entire section for the last 25 minutes. Our table of four finally walked up to the bar area to pay. And, no apology made for this lapse in service. Will we go back? Of course! Although the next time we're going to ask for our server's cell phone number.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional dining experience
    Grandfather
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The entire evening was superb. First class in all aspects. Highly recommend and will certainly return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New heights for Sunday brunch
    Clare
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a lovely brunch at Altius. The view alone was worth the stop. A beautiful cloudy, misty day provided a great scene to watch the trains, barges, and tour boats. The menu was truly unique and the portions were wonderfully generous and quite delicious. I didn't need to eat again until late evening! The staff was also attentive without being intrusive. All around, a positive experience! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Flyer
    FrequentflyerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Rude start when you entered (below a 1 star), we were an inconvenience. They should be fired!!! Waited one hour before taking to table. Waiter made up for a terrible beginning - friendly, helpful. Food was superb! View was spectacular. Made the birthday celebration great. Very, very limited wine selection is the only other weakness. BE PREPARED FOR RUDE, INSENSITIVE TREATMENT WHEN YOU ENTER!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite disappointing
    Painter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Can't beat the tableside views but contrary to previous positive reviews on this site, I can only express great disappointment with the overall taste of our food dishes and a very challenged wine list. eg: the red snapper dish was overwhelmed and dominated by the white beans, a very bland nage (maybe they forgot an ingredient to thicken or flavour), and a surprisingly dull fennel pollen. Perhaps our expectations were too high; and it didn't help that our party waited 45-50 minutes past our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise!
    HannaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and the entire experience from seating to departure was first class. Our server was lovely, made wonderful suggestions and was very "into" her work! We chose the lamb chops---2 double chops, cooked as requested, tender, tasty and beautifully presented on a bed of risotto and small carrots. My mouth is watering as I write. The breads and accompanying spreads were very good.A birthday dessert with candle arrived at the end of the meal(unrequested);a chocolate cake with banana ice cream; this was a perfect ending to a perfect dining experience! I will definitely return and will highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience.
    okeydokey
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the truffle popcorn, to the amuse bouche, main course, and then of course, dessert - it was all elegantly prepared and delicious melding of favors. Extra care is taken with presentation. Little pastry given upon leaving was delicious enough to make us want to turn around and go back for seconds. Excellent service, and food exceeded expectations (which were set very high).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night
    BMan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had our special night dinner and was not disappointed. Well prepared and imaginative food. Great service. Great view. One of the better places to dine in Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.