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Altius

4.9
4.9
5055 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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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

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

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Notable Wine List

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

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    Scenic View

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Contemporary American

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Overall

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    Best Ambiance

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    Notable Wine List

  • Pittsburgh

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So happy that we choose this restaurant for our honeymoon dinner!
  2. CS

    CSusyGo

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I gave the food 4 stars only be cause I asked for a well done strip and it look has a lot of pink in it to the point I only at 2 bites of it. Otherwise it was great service, and such a beautiful setting. Bonus it was fireworks night at the Penguins game!
  3. s

    sandyb

    Pittsburgh

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third visit and we can’t wait until the fourth. From the time you enter to your last bite of dessert or last sip of after dinner drinks, Altius does not disappoint. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. The food is fabulous and delicious. The atmosphere is upbeat…not too quiet and not too loud. Highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sons college graduation
  5. T

    Timmythefoodie

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. I opted for the pork chop, very flavorful and cooked perfectly. My wife had a special, crab cakes, very tasty. Had the wild boar appetizer, porcini mushroom bisque, and a wonderful dessert. Highly recommended.
  6. SB

    SherriB

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  7. C

    Cara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Food, service, and atmosphere all excellent!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! View: amazing; food: outstanding; service: wonderful. Can't wait to return!
  9. TT

    TaraT

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Altius NEVER disappoints! Always perfect!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Altius is hit or miss in my opinion. I ordered the duck breast medium rare and it was over cooked. For these prices the chef should execute better than I can do in my own kitchen. The leeks were undercooked. View and service were the best things about the meal.
  12. L

    Lilibet

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    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.
  13. WO

    WillyO

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    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.
  14. KL

    KellyL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  15. J

    Jason

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    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!!
  16. SL

    SandyL

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful upscale experience with amazing views of a gorgeous city!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service. Awesome food. Attention to detail was amazing.
  18. 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.
  19. JC

    JordanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! Very attentive staff, great view, and amazing food.
  20. JF

    JessicaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, view was spectacular, service was 5 star.
  21. MZ

    MZS1

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best server of our life.
  22. 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!❤️🥂
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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 !
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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!
  33. JJ

    JJJJerseyCity

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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.
  34. AQ

    AntonioQ

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance and service for an outstanding food.
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. 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 !
  38. RG

    RossG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.9 stars by 5055 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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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