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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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. We especially liked the Manhattens!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Anniversary

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! This was our second time here, and both times the service and food were perfect. Our server (Haddie I think??) was super friendly and very attentive. My husband drinks a ton of water throughout his meal and she was always making sure his glass was full. I love that the menu changes too. We both tried different dishes than we had the last time and loved them. The flavors went well together, and it was all perfectly cooked with a very nice presentation. I think we have ourselves a new anniversary tradition!

r
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tom was great. We were seated away from the window, asked if we could be at the window and told it was not possible. Fair enough...

But a moment later Tom came back and said -- "I lied," We were seated at a window, which was fantastic. The meal and service were wonderful and the birthday dessert for my wife was literally, icing on the cake.

Thanks so much for a great evening.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our wedding anniversary. We come every year for special occasions birthdays etc. We have never been disappointed with the level of service, food, and ambiance.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was aN absolutely wonderful celebration for our first wedding anniversary.
Everything was fantastic from cocktails, the recommendations, the meal itself and the “Anniversary Dessert” complements of the chef!
We had (and I would recommend any of) the following:
Cocktails:
I. Belvedere dirty martini
II. Basil Hayden’s bourbon old fashioned
1st course - popcorn (flavor changes daily) cinnamon chipotle
2nd course -
I. chilled New Brunswick oysters
II. Grass fed stake tartare
3rd course -
I. Wild Alaskan Halibut | horseradish Pablo, minted pea purée, peeky toe crab risotto, fresh green beans, dill maître de butter. {added: butter poached colossal crab}
II. Allen Brothers Grass Fed 14oz. Strip Steak | duck fat fried fingerling potatoes, herb Dijon crème fraîche, French green beans, baby carrots {added: sautéed mushrooms}
Wine: Puramun Reaerva, Malbec. Uco Valley, Argentina 2014
Dessert (wine): Tullia, Brut Prosecco. Prosecco di Treviso DOC, Italy.

MI
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and prepared in unique ways. View of the Pittsburgh skyline provides a beautiful backdrop. All in, probably $70.00 per meal, but value is good. They also offered a complimentary appetizer and small take home dessert. Only complaint, we have visited this restaurant 4 times but have yet to sit in the tables closest to the windows and with the best views. They say that prime seating is first come, but several of these tables were clearly left unoccupied for whomever while waiting patrons were seated in slightly less desirable seats. Still, 5 stars.

K
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and overall experience. Lovely view to boot. Definitely don’t skip on dessert here!

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it a special evening. Jeffrey our server was outstanding. Knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. Great view of the City too

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular view, magnificent food and wonderful staff! Thanks for a lovely evening during our trip to Pittsburgh.

ER
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from the hostess finding us a great table to a friendly, efficient server,
and wonderful meals. We look forward to another visit when we visit Pittsburgh again.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service

SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is breathtakingly Beautiful, the staff is amazing and so very friendly, and I can't even begin to describe the food, it was delicious and amazing! From the popcorn (flavors change daily so I'm told), to the Crab Toast (A must try), to our Filet's that were fork tender and mouthwatering, and to end their deserts are amazing! Great place to celebrate special ocassions!!

RD
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had different experiences--mine was better than his. He had the ahi tuna entree and it was dry--there was no soy sauce or wasabi available for his meal. I had the halibut and it was delicious. Our server was Maria and she was outstanding! We do, however, always enjoy the restaurant but were disappointed we were not able to sit at a window table.

GF
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement dinner for CTO from California. Great evening! Food amazing, service impeccable and views were stunning. Thank you, Aubrey for your help. Rob for overall service.

M
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding views. Server was attentive and extremely well versed in food and wine. Food was exquisite.

JK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son who is now living in Wisconsin brought home to Pittsburgh for the first time his very significant girlfriend. We really wanted to impress her with the city and its dining scene. Altius did not disappoint on any level. Per my request they seated us in a fabulous corner table on the upper level with amazing views. The food was fantastic and the service was impeccable and not rushed. For a special occasion, Altius cannot be matched in our city and comes with my highest recommendation!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! The food was fantastic and the wait staff were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!

AT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and beautiful scenery. Our waitress Maria was phenomenal and very attentive. We will definitely be visiting again!

NJ
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason, our server and the rest of the staff were wonderful. It is always an exceptional experience when we dine here for special occasions.

VS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful restaurant. It is intimate and sophisticated. The selection of breads are fantastic. The main course was absolutely delicious. And the desserts were divine. The portions are very satisfying. All of the staff are refined and classy, yet warm and kind, especially our waitress. She really took care of us in the most elegant way. The view was incredible. And I love the chairs. I look forward to another dining experience here.

A
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, fantastic service. A step above the rest up on the hill !

LM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional!!! Valet, to hostess to waiters, all top notch service!! Our guest from out of town loved this restaurant!!!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the entire experience was world class: Food, service, ambiance. Maria, our server, was phenomenal; personable, knowledgeable and great service. We come to Altius every time we come to Pittsburgh. We highly recommend it!

t
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb food and wine selection

Should be considered to be a Michelin starred restaurant

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The woman at the bar was far from friendly, far from accommodating, acted as if she had more important things to do (short platinum blond hair). Borderline RUDE! After eating here before we knew the dress was SUPPOSED to be more upscale and recieved a phone message confirming our reservatoion and reminding us "business casual or better" was proper attire. Yet, we saw MANY individuals in jeans and athletic shoes. When the popcorn came out I had asked for truffle popcorn so our friends could try it. Nope!!!! Not happening. The food was good and our server was great. Everyone (party of 6) was disappointed in the dessert menu. We all ordered something different and no one liked their option. We will think twice before dining here again or reccommending to friends.

t
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family from out of town. Wanted them to have something special. In their words everything was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Pittsburgh! Great view of the city. Great food and service. Whether you live in the city or our visiting this is a MUST for a business dinner or special occasion.

D
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Altius. Servers were very attentive and food/drink selections were served quickly. Entree items are chef-prepared with a menu that changes every 90 days. View and ambiance were amazing as usual.

CL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and views. Great wait staff. Food was so so, pretty bland for such a fancy place

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch!

EC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great views and atmosphere, the portions are generous for a restaurant of this grade

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and great service. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. The view is breathtaking.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent settings for anniversary night out! The added fireworks on the river were gorgeous! Excellent service as always. We enjoyed celebrating! Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and wonderful food!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was excellent but the food was mediocre at best. Many better choices in the city, especially for the money.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, the service was superb and the food was great. The view... was perfect.

JM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Our first impressions started off great. The valet service was friendly and on point. We quickly walked inside where we were pleasantly greeted and quickly sat. We had an early seating, so we were pleased with our table. Our server was very good throughout our dining experience, but she did forget to provide us with new silverware as appropriate with each course. Now the important part - the food. We ordered the crab toast to start which was fantastic. The chef sent out a tasting of some sort of goat cheese stuffed pastry that was a little bit too rich for our palates. We both ordered salads that were good and had just the right amount of dressing on them. She ordered a Caesar and I had a tomato salad. Our entrees is where the experience definitely flattened. She ordered a steak medium rare that came out medium well. I had shrimp and scallops and they were good, but I didn’t find them to be all that great. Then we ordered our dessert to share which was Russian Honey Cake. The pastry chef overcooked it - the bottom layer was difficult to get our forks through. I will note on the positive side that the wine selection was nice. My date enjoyed hers thoroughly. To sum it up, I’ve heard a lot of fanfare about the restaurant since I moved back to Pittsburgh a year and a half ago. While we enjoyed our experience and thought it was fine, we did not find anything about it to be spectacular. We were not there for a special occasion or a view. We were there for the food and it definitely did not knock our socks off. I think this restaurant does what the rest of the restaurants do with a view on Mt Washington. It distracts its patrons with a spectacular view while serving them food that just doesn’t match up. If I could sum our visit up in one word, it would be unremarkable.

H
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends from out of town. Great food, great service and of course amazing view!!

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