Altius

4.8
4394 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

We are having our regular menu and regular hours for Mother’s Day. Any reservation cancelled within 48 hours of their reservation will be charged $100.

What 4394 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and evening

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JillianS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my boyfriend here to celebrate his new job. Service and food was outstanding, definitely a new favorite. There were lots of little treats throughout the whole meal, and servers were very knowledgeable and courteous. I hope to be able to dine here again very soon!

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Foodie
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a terrific restaurant. Unfortunately, the night we were there included a table that was loud and obnoxious. However, that is not a reflection of the restaurant. It is simply sad that we live in a society where respectful behavior is so difficult.

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vipDowntownDrew
Pittsburgh
186 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With it's sweeping views of the city from Mt. Washington Altius also offers cuisine that matches the view.

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2017jazzfestnolavisitorsl
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What you would expect from a restaurant at this price point. Great food well plated, excellent service and great view.

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JohnS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and dining experience. The service was good, and there was plenty of space between tables. The most important part, the food, was delicious and served quickly. We've been to Altius numerous times, and rarely leave disappointed.

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JerryC
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we walked in we were shown to our table on the second level. The view was beyond our expectation. A total overview of downtown Pittsburgh and the stadiums and the bridges over the rivers. Could go on but to the food which was prepared 5 star along with the service, ambience; this became my favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh !!!!!

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Reneaf
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We have been trying to get a reservation for 3 years and I am happy to say it was well worth the wait. Perfection in all categories!!

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SeanD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The vegan polenta dish was not good. Disappointing. Friendly staff. Stunning view. Other food just OK.

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CatL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were fantastic. Very attentive and quality service. It's expensive, but you deginitely get what you pay for. Wonderful for a special occasion.

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LindaB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & delicious food! They also provided small plates of “extras” prepared by the chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful meal was had. Very much enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always.

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em50001
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Service was great. We had a wonderful table with a view but every table was able to see the view. Would def go again and again

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

overpriced for the food we got. Had not been here in a while. Previous visits we had outstanding creative menu items and top-notch service. Disappointing.

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BillM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and service. Highly recommend. Best in city.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was everything. Angie was a wonderful waitress and made the experience memorable

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davidl
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always!!!

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vipRCRC
Pittsburgh
73 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable bar. We had a scenic seat for dinner on the entry floor.
Beautiful environment and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, view was incredible, waitress was incredible, perfect evening

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Babs
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, outstanding service and cannot beat the view! Definitely will return!

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vipKris
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome view and awesome food.

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Ricardo
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Let see how I say this...: If once there the host does not offer you a table with your nose in the glass, I mean, a table not only with a view but with a GRAND VIEW... Houston, we have a problem!
The team was incredible, service was professional, they presented the dishes clearly, but guys, sadly, the rest of the ingredients of this experience were not up to you.
The place has a wonderful location, with a GRAND VIEW… destroyed by the lighting design: once the night falls you will no longer see the city but the lamps, the little blue candle and the faces of the other diners, unless you hit your lucky nose against windows.
The furniture, uncomfortable. The sofas are very narrow, and you spend the night trying not to slip and fall.
The tableware, what a lack of coherence!—At the end, this is Altius's big problem, inconsistency. The water glasses are too rough and in no way related to the wine glasses that, between them, are also unrelated. Our food came in at least four different dishware designs. The drinks... I started out as The Movie Star, which tasted like a bubble gum from the nineties with its sticker included, where, of course, Barbie posed as a movie star. My partner asked for another that I don't remember the name of and from which he could only take a few sips. They are the worst drinks I have ever had in my life. Finally, the food. Nothing to remember. You can find those dishes anywhere else. The menu had so few options and so disparate that it was difficult to draw a line of continuity. It was good? Yes. Was it special? No. There was no interesting combination of textures, flavors or colors. I mean, there was no combination at all. Anyway, I didn't like it, I won't be coming back.
Ahhhh, one last thing: stop thinking that popcorn sprinkled with full seasoning in a metal goblet makes a good first impression. Yes, it is possible to see Heinz Field from there, but that was not anSteelers game

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vipPeekie
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh.....

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Boxie
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, high end dining
Wonderful ambience and very COVID-conscious

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FayeM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with Altius is an exceptional treat that I highly recommend. From the food to the ambiance, I've never been disappointed.

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vipNancyC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and view of Pittsburgh

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RobertP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My only complaint was with the dessert. I wish there was more to choose from and I wish there was a lighter dessert alternative.
Everything else was great and I look forward to the next time.

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weights
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Beautiful view, did not much care for our appetizers or cocktails, but the dinner was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice views

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PittsburghFoodie30
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used this evening to celebrate our first eat-inside experience since COVID began, and what a great choice that was! The surprise appetizers that are presented are heaven in a bite and the service was absolutely terrific. When paying for a higher end experience, there are some expectations about service, food, etc. and those were surpassed! Not to mention the view... just spectacular. We had the pork chop and the sea bass-- both were amazing but the mashed potatoes under the my fish... well, perfection. My only feedback would be that the cocktails were just ok and perhaps sticking to the wine menu is the better route. Happy eating!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They make our experience very special, the food was great and the view Amazing!

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Matt
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! This place has spectacular views, service, drinks, and food.

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Pat2015
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner everytime we go.

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QujuanM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was amazing my food was cooked perfectly I just wish my steak was seasoned

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goodie4food
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was excellent and some flavors were unusual (and good). Everyone in our group agreed that the food was a cut above other high end restaurants in Pittsburgh (and worth the extra money). The amusé bouche was a great start to the meal — very tasty. The bread was unusually good. All elements of everyone’s main course were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angie was an awesome server. The table was fabulous amd the food was amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Altus for our 30th Anniversary and had a wonderful evening. Rodman was a perfect waiter and the salmon and chicken were so delicious.

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ScottE
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was clean very quiet for an enjoyable dinner. Food was absolutely delicious and the staff very professional and attentive to our every need. We loved the view of the city and the valet parking was perfect considering the location and access to parking. Definitely give this restaurant a five star for overall dining experience!!

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JonathanB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! The crab toast for an app is a must have! The steaks are incredible, juicy and flavorful. The hazelnut tart was indulgent and kept you going back for more. The chef even baked me fresh bread because of my low sodium diet! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience!

FAQs

Altius offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 904-4442.

Altius is rated 4.8 stars by 4394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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