Altius

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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Altius will be open for dinner on Valentine’s Day. You make book a reservation by calling the restaurant directly starting January 14th.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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WB
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go. Go again. It matters not whether it is an appetizer, an entrée, or a dessert; the food is on point. Rob was attentive without being constantly present. A favorite place. One of Pittsburgh's best.

RC
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Great service. Nice presentation of food.

KW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. The room was frigid to the point that we needed to wear our jackets during service. Waitress forgot my significant other's drink order. The view is worth the price of admission.

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, amazing service, the food is out of this world. Hands down my favorite place to eat. Delicious. Wish they had more options for dessert though.

KP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful location, great food! You must visit Altius!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening in a beautiful venue!

DM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot in town. My wife and I are both have celiac disease and my wife has a dairy intolerance. I can count on one hand the number of dining experiences we have had that are as effortless, enjoyable and accommodating - not to mention the incredibly delicious food and great service.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, awesome service, great view!

DM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altius was simply phenomenal! I hope to remember all that created our incredible experience. Casey and Angela (Angie) were our fun and engaging bartenders! They were attentive, quick witted and so engaging along with creating magic adult beverages. We enjoyed the meat and cheese plate before dinner and they timed our bar/dining experience perfectly. Then we met Maria!!! We were sat in the far right corner of the main level dining...perfect for the two of us. We had 360 view of the beautiful city of Pittsburgh. Maria was purely spectacular! She was attentive, helped us explore the menu to discover our most delicious meals. My wife enjoyed the seared scallops which were cooked to perfection and the pairing with brussel sprouts and grapes with small pieces of apples were simply perfect. I enjoyed the veal bowl thoroughly. Maria catered to recognizing that it was my wife's birthday and treated her to a delicious delight. I believe Altius to be the best restaurant in the Steel City!! We will definitely be coming again. Head Chef and Manager (Hillary I believe), congratulations and keep up the great hiring and training of staff. Dave

JM
Detroit
59 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

View was amazing only wish the cuisine was. The sea bass came to the table smelling fishy. The sauce was waaay too overpowering, rich and salty as was the sauce for the sea scallops. Our guest’s tomahawk pork chop seemed to have nice accompaniments. Seasoned pop corn as a opening snack was very tasty, artichoke ok and the complimentary brownies to go were good. Try another on MT W with a view.

t
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. It was an evening to remember. Everything was perfect. We will be back.

P
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chad was great. Salmon cooked to absolute perfection!

b
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altius exceeded my expectations. Impeccable service from the moment we pulled up to the moment we pulled out! And that view from our table, WOW! We never needed to try to flag down our waitress for a thing, and our glasses were always topped off. I cannot wait to go back to Altius in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone.

C
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my bday dinner. We were about 15 minutes late but they handled it nicely for us. Everything was great from valet parking and bathrooms to the drinks, food, and dessert. Could not have asked for a better time. The seating is also great so the view is all around you Thank you for a beautiful evening.

WV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I enjoyed a superb birthday & anniversary dinner! Excellent upstairs window-view seating, delish entrees, and to our unexpected delight - we had a divine special dessert with brownie bites to-go!
Highly recommend!

R
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Lamb rack was ordered medium rare delivered well done and tasted badly. Did not check on meals so was unable to reorder in timely fashion. Left item on bill despite being barely touched.

F
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best as usual. Lamb was done perfectly and the salmon just right. This is truly one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at Altius! We were spending the weekend in Pittsburgh for our Anniversary & wanted to make dinner a special evening. We use to live in Pittsburgh over 20 years ago & always loved having dinner on Mt. Washington.

We decided to come a little early & have a drink at the bar. The bartender was great & even recommended trying a different gin for my martini & a different bourbon for my husband’s manhatten. We now have new specials!!

We were seated in a corner window seat (I had requested one, if possible). Our waitress, Maria, was wonderful & a lot of fun. I had the Caesar salad & it was delicious. I had the filet & my husband had the strip steak, both with the green peppercorn Demi-glacé. We ordered the steaks medium & they were perfect. The duck fat potatoes, broccoli & carrots enhanced the whole dish. For dessert, we had the bread pudding with bacon. They also brought out some chocolates & had a plate decorated with “Happy Anniversary” spelled out!

What a beautiful evening! It was our first time at Altius & we will definitely go back.

H
London
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altius at right at the top of the most consistently excellent restaurants in Pittsburgh. The steaks are always perfectly seasoned and cooked. The crab cake stuffed Dover sole was a phenomenal special. The service was exemplary even for a modern fine dining spot. Already looking forward to our next visit.

BL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant for the view. My husband had never been to Mt Washington and I wanted him to see the view, which was incredible. So was the food. The servers and other staff were top notch. I was very impressed with this restaurant and highly recommend it.

T
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic view. Great service and the food was excellent, I would highly recommend going for a date

MT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for dinner for my 37th birthday on 1/6/20 and the service was amazing. Staff was very pleasant, from the valet, host, bartender, waiter; to the manager!!! Our waiter Rodman was one of the best waiters I’ve ever had as he was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was piping hot and delicious!!!!! I’ll definitely return again. 10 ⭐️ for this beautiful restaurant with the breathtaking view!

EA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great portion sizes and we enjoyed the multiple compliments of the chef. Amazing view and service.

s
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have loved altius in the past. This time, the meal wasn’t worth the high price...very average salads, heavily buttered entrees. I must say that the staff was knowledgeable about the menu and was perfectly good. I prefer their sister restaurant Bistro 19, especially considering cost.

C
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Well trained staff. Very pleasant and attentive. Deliciously prepared and presented food. Of course the best view in the city. Always a very nice experience.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice night out with family of 5. Tom, our server was excellent. Their apps and bread are extremely well done (nice surprise). Pork Chop, Sea Bass, Filet were all top notch, some of the best in the Burgh. Only one slight knock (putting it strongly); Poke was a little on the fishy side, could have been an off night. Would definitely go back.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful and refreshing to have a beautiful, flavourful and intricate plant based meal option. I applaud the decision, selection and preparation of my meal this evening. Beyond my expectations.

DD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most likely the top5 best meals i’ve ever had. The food was mouth watering great. Portions were perfect. Service was first class, perfect, professional, friendly and nice.
View of the city is overwhelming. We ate near sunset so we got to see the city as it changed. Highly recommend.

EF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Altius for the first time to celebrate our engagement. It was beautiful, the food was superb, the service was impeccable, and they were very generous! They asked if we were celebrating anything and we told them, and we kept getting surprise after surprise through the meal. Champagne, free dessert, and even a treat for the road! Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Food is amazing. Attention to detail. Beautiful breathtaking views of the city.

MZ
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altius takes fining to another level. This is definitely a great place for foodies. The chefs create imaginative, beautiful and varied dishes. The food is unbelievably good - unique flavors and delightful groupings of food. Awesome special event restaurant.

H
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rack of lamb is done perfectly. Be sure to get the brussel sprouts also. The server also brings a sample of a soup creation from the chef. It varies but it does taste delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the top dining experience of our lives. Our only complaint was that we waited 15-20 minutes past our reservation to be seated but that was a small price to pay for how great the food was.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant ! The food is delicious, the service is amazing, and the view is “to die for”.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the most expensive restaurant in the city, but worth it, and not only for the view

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view. Outstanding service.

HG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great way to celebrate the end of an amazing year. We had a great table by the window and every course was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere of the restaurant was very nice. It was quiet, clean, and the view is beautiful. The service was excellent and the food was very done perfectly and the flavors worked together so well. Can’t wait to go back.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good here! Reservation confirmation call we received reminded us of the Business Casual dress code. We were surprised to see several guests in jeans or stretch pants. Maybe I'm old school but that jeans are business casual attire.

NC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing from start to finish. Maria was an incredible server and the food was superb.

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