Altius

4.8
4171 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 4171 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPwilly
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unforgettable evening! The majestic view and architecture alone made the whole experience worthwhile. The staff, especially Rodman; were exceptional, attentive, genuine and knowledgeable. The most enjoyable part of the evening was the warm and welcoming owner "B" -- she made a personal connection with every table of guests. Chef's plates were flavorful as they were expertly blended and designed. Its been a long time since I was blown away by the pastry chef with his or her divine creations. Can't wait to travel back to Pittsburgh.

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Stefanie
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only did Altius meet all of our normal expectations but they are doing an amazing job with distancing and cleaning.
With the rise of cases I was a bit nervous to keep our reservation but I felt so comfortable the whole time we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Setvice was great. Food was overly salty.

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Cindy
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

38 years celebrating Pittsburgh’s Annual Light Up Night. Due to COVID-19 Pittsburgh canceled their light up night, but Altius definitely followed recommended protocol so our celebration continued!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view of the city was spectacular! The service was impeccable. The food was amazing from the charcuterie down to dessert. You must try the risotto....horseradish and bacon, not overpowering but just the right balance of flavors. Our waitress was so friendly and knlowdgeable about all of the meals. We will definitely go again. Highly recommend.

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stevem
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server ! Great food. Would go back again and recommend it to all I know.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipSpankysrt
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife's birthday and we returned to Altius for the first time since the pandemic. While quieter than usual, the food, service and view were outstanding. Wine list is a little shorter, but nothing to cause concern as yet.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my old lady lol (she’s 21:)...) Great experience hands down won’t regret it if you check it out!

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Tzinger
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altius is expensive but meets the expected standard. Service was very good. Our waiter was attentive when needed and did not spend too much time asking "is everything ok?" There was an extra person who came around once also asking if everything was ok which was unnecessary.
Food was excellent in presentation, taste and proportion. House pinot noir was excellent. I had 2 glasses and wife 1.

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AnnD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Overall good experience. I was a little disappointed in the Chilean seabass as it was a thin fillet. The rest of our party enjoyed their food.

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KAREND
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altius never fails to deliver the best food and the best service. B and her team are the best in the business and their success proves it!

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SkylerS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place to dine with an even better view of beautiful Pittsburgh! From the food to the service, I couldn’t recommend this place more.

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MikeF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Window table was amazing. Service could not have been better! Appetizers and entrees were very good tasting. Portions could be bigger. Coffee was excellent. Overall it was a great evening! I would definitely come again.

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CARLYJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star dining experience! It's a must for dinner!

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vipEduardo
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food prepared creatively. Great views of Pittsburgh!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Altius after wanting to dine here for around 9 months but never had the time. I’m so glad I took the time to check it out! Everything was delicious and had great presentation, from the popcorn down to the carrot cake. I will certainly be back, and brining family!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, everything was great! Food was so delicious and the salt & vinegar popcorn added a great touch! Koy was training but gave excellent service. I look forward to returning again in the future!

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DonS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One best meals I ever had. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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JACK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I went here for our 20th Anniversary. Stellar food and service and awesome view. During COVID you have your table for only 1.5 hours. Just an FYI. We didn’t really feel rushed but the time went by quick. And they honestly didn’t really seem that concerned about the time limit. But it was a Wednesday and they weren’t very busy. Wasn’t much of a factor for us. The food was prepared excellently. My ribeye steak was perfect and the veggies cooked to perfection. Best steak I ever had. It’s right next to a downtown lookout platform and next to the incline. There is also a paid parking lot across the street but they offer valet service if you want. As for value it’s not the kind of place my wife and I frequent due to the expense, so it’s hard for me to judge. But everything was excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

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KennedyWatkins
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Yes I would recommend.

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RachelP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to go somewhere nice for our anniversary and this was probably one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

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Renee
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! We are returning customers and just love it there!

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urniematt
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely phenomenal experience. every item we ordered was delicious. i'm not a fan of mushrooms, but even i was happy to have a taste on their wonderful salmon. we also had the charcuterie and the carrots. my partner had the locally raised chicken on risotto and she loved it as well. we also had the cookies and cream dessert, which was fantastic and not too sweet. further, there was included complimentary food: snack seasoned popcorn at the start, bread service of a delicious muffin with two spreads to choose from, an amuse-bouche taste of what the pastry chef was offering for dessert, and a beautiful chocolate and cream happy birthday item for my partner.

the lights were low, providing an intimate setting that highlighted the tremendous view from the top of Mt Washington over the city. between the flickering candle at our table and the dancing lights of the city it was truly magical. our server was attentive, courteous, and informative on all the dishes. while it is at the higher end of pricing for Pittsburgh, i would say it is absolutely worth it; and i expect i will be spending many more occasions there with wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for a special birthday dinner and we were not disappointed at all. View was breathtaking. Our server was super sweet and attentive. Food was fantastic! Including the amuse bouche and bread. The crab toast appetizer was probably one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten! My steak was a bit undercooked for my taste but was still absolutely delicious and the duck fat cooked fries were mind blowing! We wanted a fine dining meal experience, with a view ... and that is exactly what we got!

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melissac
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for date night or special occasion. We celebrated our anniversary dinner at Altius. From the service to the food, to the ambiance everything was perfect. The experience was worth the price as we were full when we left and didn’t even need to order a dessert.

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brookeb925
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner out with my boyfriend. Perfect view good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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TDDINING
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! All suggested items by our server Heather were as described..... Our seats were great and along with the veiw ! Thanks again, we will be back soon

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KD13
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and I loved every minute of it! Great view, service, and food!

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Jack
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Altius was a Beautiful restaurant. Unfortunately, the seating did not feel private or intimate. The menu was lack luster having only a few options to choose from and only one vegetarian dinner. The only fantastic part of our meal was the dessert. The service was incredible and our server was great. I wish the seating situation and menu were better.

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TinaK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not overlook the lamb shank. It is an amazing plate. Tender and delicious. All the flavors blend so well. The horseradish bacon risotto was so creamy and delicious. Crab point toasts were fresh and loaded with crab. Truly amazing cocktails. You would be a fool to miss this place.

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LuisP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and nice view of the city. Highly recommended.

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juanm
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Gorgeous view of the city

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BenS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time but I will be back! I very much enjoyed my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was wonderful. They were able to honor my request, as this was my wedding anniversary, and truly great service. Currently with COVID they do have a limited menu unfortunately but my wife and I will be back most definitely.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday dinner, this is our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most beautiful view in Pgh!!

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ZachM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner. The evening started with ride on Duquesne Incline. The restaurant is located 30 sec from the incline.
She had sea bass and I had the pork chop. Both entrees were prepared perfect. First time we ate there, and we would definitely go back. While not cheap, worth the experience. The view was also a 10!

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KevinsMom
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant dining in a beautiful setting. Excellent service and exceptional cuisine, though with a limited menu at present. I heartily recommend Altius!

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Altius is rated 4.8 stars by 4171 OpenTable diners.

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