Altius
Altius

Altius

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.altiuspgh.com/
  • Phone: (412) 904-4442
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 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, Beer, 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 WinnerHot Spot
Altius reviews from OpenTable diners
418 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (386)special occasion (323)fit for foodies (294)romantic (265)hot spot (136)notable wine list (122)neighborhood gem (98)good for groups (87)vibrant bar scene (48)great for brunch (41)late-night find (32)great for lunch (8)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great for special occasions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    A few friends were coming to town, one of whom had never been to Pittsburgh. We went to Altius, and had a wonderful experience. Obviously the view can't be beat. Our service was spectacular, and everyone was impressed with their food and drinks. I have to say, the menu wasn't that exciting, so I'd save this place for when I want the view and whole experience rather than trying new food. I'd recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous view with food and service to match
    Jerry
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I walked in and was instantly impressed. It's a very contemporary restaurant which I love, and it has one of the best views due to the glass wall. The food was fantastic and the servers were extremely friendly and on top of things.
    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.
  • Atlius' meaning is applicable in more than one way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This restaurant was a great find. The meaning in latin for Atlius is higher and the restaurant is higher above the city giving a spectacular view but the food is also higher in quality and taste. The chef gave out two extra small dishes during the course of our meal which tasted wonderful. The starter and all three main dishes ordered at our table were wonderfully prepared; my family was very happy with the food. We received a great window table, but when leaving we looked around the rest of the room and there would not be a bad spot to seat. Every table comes with an exquisite view of the city, it was very beautiful at night. I can't wait to return and try a new meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views
    sje1952
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Spectacular views of the city are available in this newer restaurant. Service was spot on and they brought extras to the table for tasting. While the food was good, it didn't hit the higest marks for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    RCRC
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great food and service Pork chop was fabulous and wine delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, 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.
  • best view
    BBC0524
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was excellent from start to finish. Attentive staff, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovethisplaceVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Everyone was rude, from the maitre d to the bartender to the server. Food was ok. Will not return
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Micki
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We have been here several times and each time it has been exciting, delicious and always top notch. A great selection of menu items and the popcorn is always is a fun and new flavor! Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding on every level!!
    babella22
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Outstanding on every level...can't wait to return!!The food was delicious...the service...couldn't have been better!!! The view priceless...I appreciate the passion and commitment of the entire Altius team!! Congrats!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, 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.
  • congrtulations
    theprovider
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I came to Altius knowing some of the cooks working there so i knew i was in for an amazing meal, i did not expect the expierence that followed. The food was incredible ranging from refreshing in their Blue Point oysters to the amazingly rich and savory long short rib. The service is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    MiaaVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Amazing all around! Great food, service, view, valet, music choice and level (Not loud, just pleasant).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome, Altius!
    ZiggyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    For too long when selecting a restaurant in Pittsburgh one had to choose between the quality of the food and the attractiveness of the view.That has gradually changed and a recent example is Altius, which offers the highest quality of both. Whatever the measure -- food quality and inventiveness, flexibility, service, ambience...and view, Altius has risen to the top of our list. Whether it be for a large dinner or a small Sunday brunch, Altius deserves five stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Second brunch experience. Beautiful, relaxing restaurant. Menu is interesting but food is mostly average.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Although the noise level was very high at times, everything was excellent-food, service and ambiance. The view of the city is fabulous (it was a clear night which made it even better). We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Date Night
    Luv2dinePittsburgh
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Me and my wife enjoyed this great restaurant recently. We were out for our date night without kids and celebrating my wife's birthday. The restaurant seemed very accommodating to our preferences seated us close to window with a million dollar view of Pittsburgh city skyline. Everything from seating to food selection to quality of service just made our day. We truly loved the moments we shared together here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wonderful experience. Had a great time - view, food, service. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Pittsburgh!
    Pittsburghdiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were entertaining out of town guests and picked Altius especially for its scenic view. However, the food and service out did the view. This restaurant is fabulous!! Our waiter's recommendations were right on, everything we ordered was delicious. We can't wait to go back. If you are planning on going, make your reservation early; we made ours almost 2 weeks in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Amanduhprekup
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    View was amazing Food was amazing Night was amazing Loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    CUZ69
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Dining at Altius was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food, including appetizer, entree, surprise bites, bread, and dessert was all "delectable". The price is high and the view is from high up. The atmosphere is clean and soothing. A perfect place to enjoy a special dining occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant
    lapis
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I was so pleased with my birthday dinner at Altius! First of all, they have the wonderful view of Pittsburgh and all its lights and bridges. from their Mt Washington lookout. The food is imaginative and inspired, I loved all the sauces! My husband said the halibut was the best he had ever had. The food is a good mix, everyone should be able to find something tasty. The portions were good for me, I do not like to overeat. The servers are well trained. I even got a free birthday dessert, with happy birthday written on the plate in chocolate. They even sent us home with a couple of cookies! The restaurant is expensive, so I would save it for special occasions, or to take visitors to see the view and have a drink and appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A view that suits the food
    inquisitivepicure
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The view of downtown is incredible. The ambiance of the room and the decor is superb. It is modern, but not overdone. We went for brunch. It was delicious. The up-sell on the pastries is well worth it. (Simply the best blueberry muffin I have ever tasted.) The service was attentive, but not intrusive. I will definitely return for another meal in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StorminNorman
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Was a spectacular evening...the view, the service, the food....perfect!!....and we sat next to Ken Rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkable!!
    Melissalynn3
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We celebrated my husbands 50th here and couldn't have chosen a better place! Excellent service by mike. Delicious apps, fantastic drinks and amazing main courses! And of course delectable desserts! We enjoyed the beautiful view and we able to eat at a leisurely pace, unusual for a restaurant on Mt Washington. Just a fantastic evening from start to finish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pork chop!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I would highly recommend the pork chop dish. We also ordered the Seabass special for the evening and liked it but it wasn't our favorite.The sauce on the rissoto was heavy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Beautiful view, awesome decor, great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic restaurant
    Deiger
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Took my friend here for a special reunion dinner and it was perfect. The view of the city at night time is amazing and the food was perfect. A bit expensive but probably worth the cost. Servers were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back
    Dick
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    First time at Altius. Outstanding view, as expected. Excellent food, as hoped. Charcuterie plate was as good as any we have ever had. Entrees - lamb and beef - were perfectly prepared and very well presented with interesting accompanying sides. There are more wines available than are on the wine list and the help of sommelier was appreciated. Leave room for dessert. Décor is understated and elegant. Don't miss this great addition to fine dining options for P'burg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Fall Menu was perfect
    DEB1
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Took two friends that had not been here before and the 3 of us had a delightful meal & evening. I have eaten here 6-7 times and appreciated the change in menu featuring seasonal foods - from appetizer to dessert, flavorful and expertly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very wondering dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Very clean/modern look; very nice atmosphere. We sat upstairs in a corner, window table. Everything was quite enjoyable. We started off with the Charcuterie. When it was served, we were shocked at the amount of food on it. It was good, and would have been ideal for at least 4 people. As for the meals, they too were large. I ordered the Salmon and my husband ordered the Pork Chop. The Salmon was very good, but when I tasted the Pork Chop I quickly became jealous. It was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience, top to bottom
    nastysquar3d
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Everything that we ate was excellent. There wasn't a single item that disappointed. They provided complimentary flavored popcorn upon being seated and the chef provided an "on the house" salmon cream filled mini waffle cone while we were waiting for our food. It was a peculiar item, but also very good. Bread is also provided. Portions were much bigger than expected. Everything from the serving plates to creamer carafe that came with our coffee was well thought out and unique. Oh, and the view is fantastic. Tables were a little close, but the noise level was loud enough that I didn't really hear neighboring conversations, but not so loud I felt like I was shouting when talking with my wife sitting across from me. Great food. Great location.
    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.
  • Great Business Dinner Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I took three customers up to Altius for a business dinner and had a great experience. Great food. Amazing view. and attentive staff. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to Grandview Ave.!
    betterBgoodVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Took some friends from out of town here & was very impressed--the food is delicious & there were a few unusual offerings for the educated palate. We had a child with us & they were very accommodating with regard to appropriate selections for him as well. Ambiance is modern, subdued, and very comfortable. Service was solicitous without being unctuous. Finally, there is a restaurant on Mt. Washington that can give Isabela's a bit of competition--the rest of them have proven disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome as Always
    Chablis33VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    While I've dined at Altius for dinner, this was our first time for brunch. It was spectacular. The services is excellent as are the food choices. Of course, the view on a clear, sunny day is unsurpassed anywhere in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view, even better food!
    Pepper
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Found Altius through Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try based on all the great reviews; it did not disappoint! My husband and I went for brunch on Sunday and enjoyed the yogurt granola, French toast, fresh fruit and burger - yum! We will return next time we are in Pittsburgh!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and view were outstanding! A bit of over-kill on the service. Our waiter was great but perhaps a little too attentive. Our foursome was interrupted by "pardon my reach" way too many times. Also, a bit insulting that the that we were asked "if we were waiting on a cab" to hurry our departure when clearly there were other diners on the first floor. Constructive comments..... as we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We celebrated my husbands birthday at Altius, and it was an evening to remember. The food was incredible, the view amazing, and service impeccable. We will definitely return when back in Pitt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Pittsburgh's finest!
    Mangia
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food is outstanding and well proportioned. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere is vibrant, but not too loud. And the view...simply spectacular. Recommend going shortly shortly before sunset, so you can see the view in daylight, at sunset, and in the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    Manolo1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    New favorite place to eat! Everything from wine to dessert was fantastic! Staff was so welcoming and friendly even on a busy Friday night. Mike is a amazing server! Can't wait to come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional food with a view
    Luv2write
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    There are not enough superlatives to describe the elegant dining experience at Altius. The creativity in the design of the space as well as the food presentation and flavors was so refreshing! The service was also outstanding. This anniversary dinner was one to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Talk about hitting the heights!
    zasueats27
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday and we loved the view, the service and the food. My husband's pork chop was truly delicious. I enjoyed the peach cobbler cocktail made of bourbon, Dubonnet, muddled peaches and spiced with cinnamon. That was outstanding! Charcuterie plate was a great warm-up for the main course. This is the old Georgetown Inn and the owners of Bistro 19 in Mt. Lebanon have transformed this space with sleek, modern decor and lighting. There's a good wine list, too. I hope to return some day to try brunch. This is one of the bright spots in Pittsburgh's dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet