Altius

4.8
2664 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Meat, Fish
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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Phone number
(412) 904-4442
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Jessica Bauer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oneida
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Parking details
Valet parking begins restaurant-side promptly at 6pm daily. Before that time, parking services are still available nearly right across the street. Turn onto Oneida St. and you shall see a sign marking our garage; the first opening on the right, underneath the Trimont buildings. Attendants will park cars from the entryway.
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Public transit
Altius is located directly beside the Duquesne Incline.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

Altius is a truly exceptional location for signature special events featuring fine dining in an exclusive atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had dinner with my sister and brother-in-law. We don’t get back to Pittsburgh often.

Saw Altius on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. Everything from the view of the point to the food was terrific.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best restraunt out there. I hope to become rich just to eat here every night.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding meal. My date was static with the entire experience

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My meal was not prepared the way that I had asked for it. My duck was supposed to be med-rare and it came out well done. While it still tasted ok it was not prepared correctly and as you are paying a good bit for a plate here you would think they would have been a little more contentious. They did remake my meal, which took so long that my daughter was finished with her meal by the time mine arrived. They removed my meal from the check and comped me a glass of wine.

All that being said, my daughters meal was fantastic! I would definitely return and give it another try. The view of the city is outstanding!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I highly recommend this place. Service is great, food is amazing and you can't beat the view.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were there for a business dinner and an out of town guest, and everyone had an amazing time. I am vegan, so eating out can be challenging at certain restaurants, but felt you did a great job making vegan options that tasted wonderful. The hostess was great. Our waiter was great. The view was perfect. The ambiance was great. We will definitely be back and I'd recommend to anyone for all occasions.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The breads baked in-house were a nice way to start. The garlic Parmesan was our favorite. My salmon entree was fabulously prepared! My friend’s Vegetarian pasta dish was also terrific. My husband was a bit disappointed with his filet Mignon, however, and said he’ll make a different choice next time. We were too full for dessert, but appreciated the pastry chef’s gift of a brownie each! We enjoyed those later.
Service was excellent, and the view of Pittsburgh and overall atmosphere made for a very special evening! We definitely look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is photo worthy and I wish I had had a camera. The burrata salad was ordered, cauliflower soup, the chef sends amouse bouche and a dessert for the road. Our duroc pork chop was huge and as tender as butter. The homemade breads were wonderful and our duck was something you don't see often on menus and we were very pleased with it. Chad made our evening special with excellent service. Definitely a winning view as well as wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent (as always) Rodman, our server was superb.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

What an amazing dinner. After a walk along the edge of Mount Washington overlooking downtown, we stayed on the very edge by being seated facing amazing views. The waiter Jeff offered us numerous extra tastes "from the chef" beginning with a zingy popcorn with a little sweetness. Best popcorn ever. The iced tea was the best iced tea ever. The little touches were carefully crafted and made it all special on our 31st anniversary date. The steak tartare was enough for a large table, yummy but I should have restrained myself. Ora King Salmon omg that dish was complex and superb. I didn't know we were going to do this and was in capris and felt underdressed. Dress up. This is a fine meal. Get some starters, make a full night of it, watch the sunset, savor the tastes.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The staff made our 27th Anniversary celebration perfect. We had the best table with the most amazing view. Dustin, our waiter, provided exceptional service and his course selections were on point. We were made to feel like family! This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had! Thank you! The food was incredible!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Hands down best view and gourmet menu in Pittsburgh. Service was superb! Worth the menu cost! Great memorable dining experience

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

A truly wonderful dining experience. The service, the food, and the view were all first rate.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had a 8:15 reservation, but we arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. Everyone from the hostess, the waitress, to the manager who checked on us were friendly & welcoming. The waitress, Maria, was attentive, gave good advice about the menu (my wife wanted a small side salad and she was able to accommodate this perfectly), and provided impeccable service. The food was to die for. The view of the city was tremendous and we could see the fireworks when one of the Pirates homered. We were not rushed in any way. For us and our budget, this is a once-a-year special occasion place and it lived up to and really surpassed our expectations.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The presentation was unbelievable, the service was amazing, and the food was scrumptious! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The view, the food, the drinks, the service, everything was outstanding! We were celebrating our anniversary and had so much fun, which isn’t typically something you would say about a quiet upscale dining restaurant. And we couldn’t say better things about everything we ate... from the chef’s popcorn when you arrive to the complimentary to-go brownies (and everything in between), we haven’t stopped talking about it. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The service and the food was simply Outstanding. The view finished off a perfect dinning experience!!!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Amazing restaurant and view! Not overly priced, guest customer service, friendly staff, extremely good food! The starter popcorn is absolutely delicious!!!!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Just so everyone knows all the tables do not have nice views. So ambiance is ok because we looked at the kitchen and other dinners heads. Service was excellent. Food was good. Have a hard time figuring out the popcorn, pastry and bread to start the meal? Pretty carbohydrate forward. Bread was very good. Pork chop was nicely done not overcooked. Purple potatoes tasted like cookie dough. uh. Pasta was interesting with a pile in the middle surrounded by seafood? Not sure why the seafood was not mixed in with the pasta to give it flavor? Go for the view and try and get a table by the windows.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Defiinetly one of the best Pittsburgh restaurants. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. The noise level was higher than we would have liked, a challenge with the windows, but should be doable to make it a perfect 10.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

While the food at Altius is always good, what sets it apart from many other fine Pittsburgh restaurants is the view. We were disappointed to get seated in the very back which honestly, makes it not nearly as special. The service, as usual, was impeccable but be warned that the dinner and the dessert menus, listed on-line, are not current. The vegetarian options are quite limited so we should have thought about calling ahead. We still had a nice evening, but it didn't live up to my expectations from previous visits.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This meal was a great surprise. More often than not, the view that a restaurant has can be a license for less than extraordinary food and service. This was NOT the case at Altius. The food was OUTSTANDING and the service, impeccable! This is now on my top 3 “go
To” restaurants for special occasions and just a great night.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great meal. Service was excellent. We were hesitant until a few local friends said to go.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

My wife and I dined at Altius for our 8th Wedding Anniversary. The Managment and staff went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable and special evening. What a view! Will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Many restaurants on Grandview Avenue have spectacular views; the food at Altius was even better than the view. The service was friendly, engaged, and attentive. The restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere that makes you glad you chose it.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Selena is incredibly knowledgeable and provides great customer service! Food was wonderful and you cannot beat the views of course. Worth it!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent experience. Amazing views of the city. Awesome service. Fantastic food and presentations, unhurried and excellent wine and cocktail options. Could not ask for more. Valet parking too!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The location can't be better atop the Mount Washington. Reserve a table by the window and you will be pleased by the view. The food was not exceptional but fine. Chefs here like to give gifts. We left with two cute brownies.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our 1 year anniversary!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I love this restaurant. The service. The view. The drinks. The dessert. The ambiance. The food is wonderful but I would love more vegetarian options. There are so many cool things on the menu I wanted to try but most entries are served with meat. I would love it if there were more options to serve the same things without meat. The chef is usually accommodating but more options would make this place even more PERFECT

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was to die for! Great view of the city!

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We usually enjoy Altius. This time, server was rude & we felt rushed. Also, the food (scallops & seafood pasta dish) wasn't near the usual Altius wow factor. It was a disappointing evening. We'd come with friends for my husband's birthday. Some enjoyed their meals but all commented on the server. She was rude. One of our friends has a severe tree nut allergy. We made her very aware of this. He ended up sick after eating pesto from a steak tartare dish. She did not apologize, only claimed abruptly that the pesto did not contain nuts. It ruined his experience & expensive meal.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

My girlfriend and I very much enjoyed our experience at Altius. The bar, dining, and service were all exceptional. Our server was just perfect. They keep the temperature a little cool, so maybe could have been a little better prepared for the chill.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I have been to Altius many times and have never been disappointed

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The hostess was super nice when we arrive. They gave us a super nice view. The waiter was super helpful by helping us order our food. And they gave us extra side dishes, those were super delicious. And our main entree was very delicious. Everything was good. I recommend it. The view was AMAZING !

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Altius just has everything down pat, from the bar, to the view, the service, and oh my, the spectacular food! My wife and I started at the bar where the bartender helped me select an interesting gin to try in a martini. She let me taste a small amount of two different ones to choose from...wow! For dinner I ordered the duck, which was cooked medium rare per the chef's suggestion, and it was wonderful. I have to comment on the special care they take at Altius on the side dishes which come with your meal. In my case the side was hearts of palm which had been rolled in panko bread crumbs, and maybe fried or baked, and then stuffed with pureed english peas. Seriously, I could have just had that for my meal, or an appetizer. Every detail is covered expertly at Altius. We are never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Great spot. Great view. Great food & service. You won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Amazing. words can't describe how phenomenal our meal was. best meal I have ever had in my life. CHanged my outlook on life. I am not kidding.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

My second visit to Altius this past Monday evening was excellent, just like the first. The setting can’t be beat. On Pittsburgh’s Mt Washington overlooking the city and three rivers it’s simply awesome. And since it’s next door to the Duquesne Incline, you have a perfect way to introduce Altius to your guest. We were greeted at the front door by smiling, effervescent Patty and Elena. Their approach and custom were so welcoming we felt like we had reached a special place. After being seated at a beautiful floor to ceiling window table, we were put into the graceful hands of Leila. Leila and the team of other handlers orchestrated a great dinner for us. Everything from the perfectly spiced popcorn pre appetizer, to the choice of bread and spreads, and wonderful entrees were exceptionally prepared and delivered with grace.

This experience will happen again, the next time we visit Pittsburgh from Orlando. Which will be soon; very soon. Cool city! Great Restaurant! And did I mention the wine.....

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

This is a must visit restaurant! Although it will cost you a little more here than some locations, the food, service and view is unparalleled in the city. Everything about our dinner was superb, from the appetizer, the dinners, the sides and deserts and the staff. This was our anniversary dinner and enjoyed every minute about or evening. You need to come here for your next special occasion!

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