Altius

4.8
4272 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 4272 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night when visiting Altius. Food is amazing, service fantastic and the ambience breathtaking.
When we talk about supporting restaurants during the pandemic this should be your first choice. I promise you won’t regret it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had such a great time here with my boyfriend for his birthday. Our view was amazing. The ambiance is amazing. Such a great time and our waitress was lovely. Will definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great atmosphere

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GeorgeS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For a perfect evening in Pittsburgh, I would recommend Altius. Great service, wonderful menu choices, and a spectacular view. Who could go wrong?

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BrendaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service is impeccable. I love going here especially when I’m entertaining visitors from out of town it’s the perfect spot to showcase Pittsbugh’s food and the view is the best spot in the city.

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service with a stunning view of the city! 10/10 !

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vipCarole
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was wonderful! Altius is our favorite go to place for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I’ve had in Pittsburgh. The dining area is very quiet, even though it is all open and the view is amazing. We were not sitting at the windows looking out, but you could still see the city. Highly recommend!!

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TheDude
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food quality!! Always delicious!

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TimC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always a pleasure going to Altius. It doesn't get any better on Mt. Washington!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altius is a top experience in Pittsburgh for a date. We had a fantastic time and will certainly be coming back for special occasions

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ReyP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waitress with knowledge of menu. Great experience to dine and see the Pittsburgh skyline. Food was delicious and portions were just right.

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NotImpressed
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The view of course is beautiful, but the menu is limited. We had a sea bass, steak and chicken entree - all of which were just so-so. Certainly not worth the entree price of $42 for the sea bass. The martinis were $17.

It felt like the chef was trying way too hard to impress with over-the-top ideas that were t pulled together successfully.

Would not go back again. Plenty of other ant. Washington restaurants that have the same view with better food.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great love it there service was the best

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Izzie
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and staff were absolutely wonderful! Food was fabulous & the view was breathtaking.
We all felt Life was normal 💞

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GeorgeA2
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner for our Anniversary. The crab bisque was amazing as was the lamb shank. The cod special was delicious as well. Great service!!

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BrookeH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but worth every penny. Gorgeous view of the Pittsburgh skyline and rivers; food was excellent and artistically presented. Service was friendly and exceeded all expectations. An unforgettable experience!

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JosephS
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was freezing cold and the food was just ok

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Fats
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Altius to go for celebration of special occasion absolutely fabulous food service, view, and food

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RebeccaK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved going to Altius for the first time and our 5 year anniversary. The food was wonderful, the staff were wonderful, and our waitress Gretchen was fantastic! We will definitely be coming back after they made an already special day for us even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best choice I made this year was coming here for my birthday dinner/Valentine’s day dinner. Everything from the moment you pull up out front to leaving after dinner was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Everything was amazing - the food, the service, the space. We had the crab toast starter, the salmon, and the chicken. All was delicious. The bread service was wonderful as was the popcorn!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Altius delivers the best food and service around.

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PAgirl
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My husband and I picked this place due to its reviews and awards. We both found it to be overrated. Unless you get a seat by the window, the restaurant isn’t very special and certainly isn’t worth the price. The food was good and large portions but the dessert seemed like it had been made way in advance and refrigerated and the staff seemed in a hurry to rush us through our meal. Also the popcorn served at the beginning was random and didn’t seem to go with fine dining. As stated before, the only thing that makes this restaurant unique at all is the view, everything else seemed overrated.

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JaredD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so gracious from the start. Our waiter was very helpful in describing the menu and making sure we were satisfied with our choices. I will definitely return again. Also, the view is a spectacular site of downtown.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great presentation, beautiful plated food with excellent service. Angela was great also

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ChristianD
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was here with my girlfriend over Valentine’s Day weekend. We had a 5:45pm reservation on Saturday, February 13. I found the time to be ideal, as a 5:30-7pm dinner start time is my preference.
We were seated promptly by an attentive hostess. Our waitress was efficient, observant, and kind. The 1.5 hour allotted time slot proved to be plenty. The prices were commensurate with the ambiance and quality. The value was good.
Unfortunately, the view was obstructed by fog, but that of course couldn’t be helped.
As for the food itself, the spinach salad proved to be a solid start with the unique bacon vinaigrette dressing. My girlfriend’s salmon was very good, and my Chilean sea bass was one of the best pieces of fish I have ever had. The glass of rosé was refreshing. The accompaniments were distinctive - salt and vinegar popcorn and a (forgot the type) semi-sweet tart.
The warm herb and tomato bread was satisfying.
We skipped dessert, which we would have later at home.
Altius remains my favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh for special occasions. I will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s. View was stunning, even on a cloudy evening. Revived several compliments of the chef, all fantastic. Food was incredible. Did notice one vegan entree option. Large selection of wines.
Will absolutely be back.

PB
vipPattiB
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Altius for an early Valentine’s Day dinner date and was not disappointed. The friendly and attentive staff was exceptional, the service was on point, the apps and dinner were perfectly prepared, and the pastry chefs outdid themselves. We will certainly be back to try everything else on the menu. Thank you for a perfect night out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. It’s an excellent view of the city, their staff is wonderful, and the chef produces exquisite food. We went there last night for a Valentine’s Day dinner and we were not disappointed.

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vipJeremieP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food with the best view in the city! Immaculate setting, and service with food to die for!!

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Riley42
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to Altius before, but had been given a gift card in December 2019. With the pandemic the restaurant was closed for some time, but open now. So I decided to go for a Galentine’s dinner and take my daughter who has celiac. We looked at the menu in advance and it wasn’t marked detailing if there were gluten free options but she figured she could find something to eat. The menu is simple and small in my opinion but with just enough choices. We made a reservation (which I highly suggest) and arrived 10 min early and we were seated immediately. We had an unbelievable view of the city from our seat, and you can make that request I believe when reserving but honestly there isn’t a bad view in the entire place. The staff was all wearing masks and following guidelines. Spacing was made in the restaurant with tables distanced. Coy was our waiters name (I believe) and he did an excellent job. Once I mentioned my daughter has celiac he immediately brought out GF rolls for the table to go with the dipping sauce and butter. He also checked with the chef to ensure what she was ordering was in fact GF. My daughter had the rib eye steak dinner which came with mashed pot and asparagus and I had the chicken breast with risotto and carrots. Plus 2 alcoholic beverages and 2 appetizers for each (crab sherry bisque soup is gluten free BTW) our total check was $204. This restaurant is located right beside the Duquesne incline so where our table was situated I could watch it running up and down which made for a really cool view too. I would recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service. Excellent food

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Steve
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was fantastic and the view was wonderful.

SR
SharonR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altius is definitely a place for foodies. We had an elevated dining experience with exquisite food, fabulous service, and a stunning view. It's a bit too pricey for everyday dining, but for special occasions it's probably one of the best in Pittsburgh.

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DanV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, and one of the best views in Pittsburgh. Every part of the meal, from the crab toast points, to the wedge salad, to the pork chop, and dessert were outstanding. Service was great - attentive but not overbearing. A very special night out.

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viprichardv
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS A GREAT EVENING WITH GREAT PEOPLE AND GREAT FOOD

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StevenL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though the visibility was low, we still enjoyed the view and wonderful service and wait staff.

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vipRonFromPbg
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finest dining in Pittsburgh. Uncompromising, unwavering, utterly excellent. Always.

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Altius is rated 4.8 stars by 4272 OpenTable diners.

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