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Altius

4.8
4.8
5049 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Meat, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 904-4442

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jessica Bauer

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Christine Charles: (412) 904-4442

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Washington

  • Cross street

    Oneida

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Altius is located directly beside the Duquesne Incline.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Charcuterie$18.00

    house made and local cured meats, Pennsylvania artisanal cheeses, grilled breads, pickled vegetables, mustard, jam, honey

    • Chilled Oysters*$15.00

      tangerine mignonette, horseradish, cocktail sauce, lemon wedge

      • Ora King Salmon Poke Tostada*$17.00

        organic blue corn tortilla, chili pineapple vinaigrette, avocado crème fraiche, pineapple salsa

        • Grass Fed Steak Tartare*$17.00

          herb pesto, Dijon aioli, caper & cornichon relish, toasted brioche, egg mimosa, pickled beech mushrooms

          • Heron Point Crab Toast*$22.00

            wild caught colossal crab, grilled artichoke cream cheese, basil aioli, rustic baguette, petite herbs

            • Wild Boar Meatball$17.00

              spicy pomodoro, basil essence, toasted breadcrumb

              Soups & Salads

              • Porcini Mushroom Bisque$14.00

                charred ramp oil, black garlic molasses, marrow butter brioche crouton

                • Altius Caesar Salad$10.00

                  little gem lettuce, green goddess dressing, shaved parmesan cheese, white anchovies, brioche crouton

                  • Altius Iceberg Wedge Salad$12.00

                    baby iceberg, Affinee buttermilk blue cheese dressing, egg mimosa, marinated tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, fresh chive

                    • Baby Greens Salad$12.00

                      lemon vinaigrette, asparagus, peas, fava beans, baby radishes, goat cheese, marcona almonds, wild ramp pesto

                      Entrées

                      Add: dolce gorgonzola $6 | caramelized onions $5 | sautéed mushrooms $5 | Hokkaido scallop $13 | butter poached colossal crab $13 | herb chimichurri $3 | Oiishi shrimp $13

                      • Alaskan Halibut*$55.00

                        English pea purée, charred ramp & peekytoe crab risotto, spring vegetable mélange, pickled radishes & ramps

                        • Footprints Farm Breast of Duck$59.00

                          potato croquettes, strawberry balsamic gastrique, turnip purée, butter poached baby turnips

                          • Duroc Pork Chop, Compart Family Farms*$51.00

                            ginger & apricot mostarda, candied walnuts, French green beans, truffled purple potatoes

                            • Ōra King Salmon*$42.00

                              mint fava bean emulsion, spring vegetable mélange, bacon, fingerling potatoes, marcona almond gremolata

                              • Footprints Farm Chicken Breast$40.00

                                potato leek vichyssoise, truffled purple potatoes, grilled leeks vinaigrette, morel duxell, crispy shallot

                                • Vegan Wild Mushroom Papillote$32.00

                                  organic Tuscan polenta, king trumpet mushroom, portobello, maitake, carrots, herb chimichurri

                                  • Allen Brothers Prime Beef

                                    truffled purple potatoes, French green beans, garlic butter carrots, maître d'hôtel butter

                                    • Strip Steak$60.00
                                    • Filet Mignon$65.00

                                  For the Table

                                  • Asparagus$9.00

                                    • Truffled Purple Potatoes$9.00

                                      • Charred Ramp & Peekytoe Crab Risotto$12.00

                                        • Garlic Butter Carrots$9.00

                                          • Pommes Frites$9.00

                                            Desserts

                                            • Bring the Tang$16.00

                                              white chocolate yogurt cremeux, passionfruit curd, white chocolate almond cookie, mango passionfruit sorbet, yogurt sauce, passionfruit gelee, lime meringue

                                              • Smores Torte$16.00

                                                dark chocolate truffle torte, chocolate soil, toasted marshmallow ice cream, shattered graham tuile, smoked fudge sauce, housemade marshmallow

                                                • Brulee au Pamplemousse$16.00

                                                  vanilla creme brulee, grapefuit gelee, lime Chantilly cream, vanilla macerated grapefruit, Campari meringue

                                                  • Brown Butter Carrot Cake$16.00

                                                    carrot cake, cream cheese mousse, gajar ka halwa, brown butter diplomat, ginger candied carrot, cinnamon sugar walnuts

                                                    Caviar

                                                    • Siberian$140.00

                                                      subtle, nutty flavor with sea notes – 30g

                                                      • Beluga Kaluga$160.00

                                                        delicate, buttery flavor with a hint of salinity and glistening finish – 30g

                                                        • Italian Supreme Osetra White Sturgeon$180.00

                                                          smooth texture with a rich, nutty finish – 30g

                                                          Last updated: May 4, 2022

                                                          What 5,049 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                          4.8
                                                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.8Food
                                                          • 4.9Service
                                                          • 4.9Ambience
                                                          • 4.4Value

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                                                          1. SB

                                                            SherriB

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Dinner was fantastic. Our server Adam was friendly, attentive, and knowledgable about the menu and also gave us ample time to chat and make our selections. We never felt rushed, just sincerely welcome. It was a wonderful meal and a stunning environment with the view. I can’t wait to come back and ask for Adam again.

                                                          2. TT

                                                            TaraT

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Every time we visit, it's nothing short of outstanding. Perfectly seasoned, balanced and composed food, with so much thought to color, texture and presentation. Also, we have had fantastic and friendly service, that has been the right mix of familiar and professional. I wish I could eat here every week.

                                                          3. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Altius NEVER disappoints! Always perfect!

                                                          4. L

                                                            Lilibet

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                            overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                            Beautiful view but modern decor all in gray without any artwork/flowers had no personality. It just didn't have any character. Food was tasty and colorful but everything was over-salted as if the cooking and quality of ingredients can't speak for themselves. The prices were more than exclusive restaurants in Washington D.C. and frankly not worth it. The menu was conventional and only offers one vegetarian choice. The server made us feel entirely unwelcomed. We were overcharged, and it took forever for anyone to amend the bill. I still needed to call the credit card company to confirm. The evening was gray like the decor and uninspired. I'm very surprised that it is considered one of Pittsburgh's best. There are better.

                                                          5. WO

                                                            WillyO

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent venue. While pricey, the food was outstanding. Staff is very professional and the location offers an incredible view of downtown Pittsburgh and the three rivers.

                                                          6. KL

                                                            KellyL

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fantastic!

                                                          7. J

                                                            Jason

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Our server was incredible. Not sure if it was Jeff or Geoff but I can’t not say “my name is Jeff”. He was on the ball from recommendations and took dietary restrictions very seriously and made a vegan very happy! That itself is a form of excellence. Wine pairing recommendations were on point. I didn’t even have to tell him I’m a wine nerd. I will definitely come back, not a better view in Pittsburgh and I’m not sure you’ll find a better meal. Thanks again for the great anniversary!!

                                                          8. SL

                                                            SandyL

                                                            Kansas City

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            A wonderful upscale experience with amazing views of a gorgeous city!

                                                          9. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome service. Awesome food. Attention to detail was amazing.

                                                          10. MR

                                                            MatthewR

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food, great service and what a view at night! The staff was very attentive. Simply put 10/10.

                                                          11. JC

                                                            JordanC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great dinner! Very attentive staff, great view, and amazing food.

                                                          12. JF

                                                            JessicaF

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was amazing, view was spectacular, service was 5 star.

                                                          13. MZ

                                                            MZS1

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            Best server of our life.

                                                          14. GT

                                                            GourmetTraveller

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            As always - fabulous food, the halibut and the duck were outstanding! A lovely wee birthday cake for my friend, the waiter was delightful, helpful, responsive! All in all a lovely evening with a friend, and we added her delayed birthday recognition into the mix!❤️🥂

                                                          15. AP

                                                            ArthurP

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                            overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                            I’ve been to Altius dozens of times and it’s safe to say the food no longer matches the environment and gorgeous views.

                                                          16. O

                                                            Offmydiet

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            49 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            49 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was an exceptional Anniversary celebration at Altius. The martinis were perfect with the PEI oysters, the steaks were delicious and dessert was perfect. Denise helped us choose the Cakebread Cab to compliment the steaks and it was perfect!

                                                          17. KD

                                                            KimD

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This was an amazing place. First time. Waitress was exceptional, food was delicious. Over great experience besides an annoying kid nearby banging on dishes and the parents did nothing (however not the restaurant’s fault) definitely be back, highly recommended.

                                                          18. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Everything was perfect!! Enough space between tables, so us COVID-19 worriers felt comfortable. Nice selection on the menu to pick your meal. Service was perfect(not too much and not too little). We will return again

                                                          19. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Nashville

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a wonderful time. The wait staff was excellent. The food was beyond words. Worth every penny.

                                                          20. T

                                                            Tonycat

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            An exceptional experience. Booked a month ahead for a birthday dinner. Birthday Boy rated 10 out of 10. could not find fault anywhere. Steak tartare, fresh oysters Halibut and. ribeye. Everything perfectly prepared and excellent wine list.

                                                          21. P

                                                            Penelope

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                            Zack our waiter was the BEST !!! Professional. Knowledgeable and extreme pleasant. He made our experience one of a kind !

                                                          22. B

                                                            Brycey

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Made a reservation a month prior for my wife's birthday. The wait staff was great and they surprised my wife with a couple of bday goodies. We ordered the Ribeye and Duck Breast, both were phenomenal. Awesome views of North Shore, Downtown, and the Point.

                                                          23. p

                                                            pittsfoodie

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Absolutely worth the visit. Very good food, excellent views. Service is outstanding and Adam our waiter was Fabulosa.

                                                          24. m

                                                            maddiea

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was delicious and the staff was excellent. We will be back!

                                                          25. JJ

                                                            JJJJerseyCity

                                                            New York Area

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            To begin, Kate (our server) was incredible and on top of everything. She really made experience excellent. They seated us at a corner table with the most incredible view of all three rivers. The food was perfectly prepared and presented. And the flavors were out of this world. (And it didn’t hurt that they brought us some amazing popcorn and a truly terrific house-made baguette.) I highly recommend the mushroom bisque and the pork chop with onions. You can’t go wrong at Altius.

                                                          26. AQ

                                                            AntonioQ

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent ambiance and service for an outstanding food.

                                                          27. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Charleston

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent eventing out. Great spot for a special occasion

                                                          28. G

                                                            Gavin

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great service and food. The atmosphere was amazing, and the view was incredible.

                                                          29. MG

                                                            MikeG

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Top notch food and service and environment! I would recommend this to everyone !

                                                          30. RG

                                                            RossG

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This is our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh for special occasions. The price tag is representative of amazing food so it's on the expensive side, but worth it on special occasions!

                                                          31. DS

                                                            DanielS

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            You will never regret spending an evening at Altius. Quite simply superb in every respect.

                                                          32. M

                                                            Michael

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Definitely will be visiting again! Great atmosphere, attentive service, and perfectly prepared food.

                                                          33. LJ

                                                            LJ63

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great views, food and service. Perfect for a special occasion!

                                                          34. KM

                                                            KerriM

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent service & food from start to finish - especially considering we had several dietary needs in the group. All in addition to a fantastic view of the city!

                                                          35. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Columbus

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing food, great service- perfect for our anniversary

                                                          36. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Everything was fabulous! Celebrated our Pitt grad - excellent!!

                                                          37. L

                                                            Luvjazz

                                                            Pittsburgh

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Optimal service, fabulous food! We will definitely return.

                                                          38. MC

                                                            MarkC

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We have eaten at Altius many times and it never disappoints. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is outstanding, and the staff is wonderful.

                                                          39. AC

                                                            AngieC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I've been here several times. Never disappoints. Service , view and food. Excellent. Love bringing guests from out of town here.

                                                          40. JB

                                                            JackB

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Kate did an outstanding job with service. Great table for our anniversary. Bob asked how was our meal. Compliments to the chef. Excellent experience. Valet fast too.

                                                          Safety precautions

                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

                                                          FAQs

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

                                                          Altius is rated 4.8 stars by 5049 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                          Google Map for Altius

                                                          1230 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Oneida

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Mt. Washington

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Contemporary American, Meat, Fish

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Fine Dining

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Business Casual

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            Private Lot

                                                          • Public transit

                                                            Altius is located directly beside the Duquesne Incline.

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            Jessica Bauer

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                          • Phone number

                                                            (412) 904-4442

                                                          • Private party facilities

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

                                                          • Private party contact

                                                            Christine Charles: (412) 904-4442

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