Altius

Altius

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Hours
Mon
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tue
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wed
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thu
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$41.00 – $62.00
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
At Altius, our goal is to bring fine dining and exquisite cuisine to Pittsburgh, PA, and give you an experience you will never forget. This restaurant is the concept of B DeFrancis and Chef Jessica Bauer, and is making a statement in Western Pennsylvania. We strive to be environmentally responsible by using sustainable, organic, and local products, and our contemporary, modern approach has earned us a Four Diamond rating by AAA. For larger groups or simply dinner for two, ask us about our private dining rooms. We offer a glass-enclosed dining room and options for extra privacy, whether you are looking for an intimate setting or a business presentation. For dinner reservations or to schedule a group, please call us.
PRICE RANGE
$41.00 – $62.00
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles825 reviews
Excellent
627
Very good
119
Average
39
Poor
15
Terrible
25
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

purplevortex
Charlton61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
View, fabulous. Staff, fabulous. Food, fabulous. Right next to Duquesne Incline. Recommend the charcuterie board, the crab toast. Don't skip the desserts!
Written June 23, 2024
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bevmote
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
I have been fortunate enough to dine in some of the top restaurants in the country when traveling on business. There is no place that can outdo Altius on food quality, service or ambiance. The lights of the city below added a special touch to an already perfect experience. There is no better restaurant to enjoy a memorable special occasion. The chef included several special surprises between courses as a bonus. Simply the best of the best in western PA. I couldn’t recommend Altius any higher.
Written June 7, 2024
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Ellie C
195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
There were a lot of little touches that made our experience special. There was a complementary taste of watermelon gazpacho, dill pickle popcorn and delicious bread with several spreads. For entrees we had the chicken, a fish special and the salmon. All were terrific. The desserts are a work of art. It goes without saying that the view is spectacular. The service was top notch. The waiter staff was just the right amount of attentive.
Written May 13, 2024
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laceylouise
North Huntingdon881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Three of us dined on a Wednesday for a birthday dinner. We were seated by a window on the first floor. It seemed everywhere on the first floor had a great view of the city. Our server was prompt and friendly. The only complaints were our servers voice was very soft, so hard to hear at times and there was a prolonged wait for the entree. Most of the food was very good. My personal standouts were the focaccia bread service, the charcuterie and the dessert (see photo). My filet was not tasting right. I took a couple bites, took it home and erring on the side of caution disposed of it. Others in my party enjoyed the oysters on the half shell, Chilean sea bass and sorbets (see photos). The food is really good. The view of the city is tremendous. Really good in my opinion, some may think great.
Written May 5, 2024
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Bernadette A
Cape Town590 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We celebrated my husband’s birthday and he enjoyed the evening! His meal was the featured Thai seafood curry, which was delicious, and he enjoyed tasting my salmon with risotto as well. The bread aperitif and amuse bouche were world class. Dinner was followed by the best ice cream, his words. I have to mention the fabulous view of the city and rivers as well as the attentive service. The surprise of a little chocolate mousse to wish him on his birthday was a lovely gesture. The booking process and strict dress code could seem severe, but it does make for a special evening after all. This restaurant was a gem to find on our first visit to the city.
Written March 2, 2024
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OH WINER
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Just popped in fir nightcap after riding up incline to enjoy the city view. All glass surround on two levels of restsurant made gor wonderful views of city. Upper level was a bit more quiet as bar area on first floor makes for a more lively setting. Cannot comment on food although looked and smelled very enticing.
Written November 26, 2023
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smsinger98
Berwick87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Service: 10/10…Our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. The manager checked in on our table as well. When your food arrives, each plate is brought simultaneously by team members. Setting: 10/10…The city view is exquisite! We were lucky enough to have a window seat. Not a bad seat in the house though from what I could see. Good: 10/10…I had the filet mignon and they had the salmon. Both were cooked to perfection and presentation was beautiful. Negatives: ZERO
Written November 13, 2023
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JDL_Traveller
Pittsburgh59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
First of all the food was excellent. It is very pricy compared to comparable restaurants in Pittsburgh but we had a special occasion. The price of the wines were better than I expected given the food prices. We had a new server who was being trained by an existing server. The trainee was actually better than the existing server. I mention the bisque below, but also when serving wine. The trainee poured the red wine slowly to aerate properly. The existing server poured it way too fast and drips of wine always came down the bottle, glass and on the table. She also tired to empty the last bit into a glass but we stopped her so no sediment would come out. Not sure who should train who here. Some of us started off with the  Truffled Porcini Bisque, which was delicious. It comes with the duck confit in the bowl and the server pours the bisque at the table. Oddly, the server who was training a new staff member poured the bisque all over the duck confit so it hid it. That is, the presentation was not very good. The trainee on the other hand poured the bisque all around like an island and presented it beautifully. I had a Halibut special which was also excellent. Another had the Chilean Seabass which was equally good. Although we did not have dessert, they gave the birthday girl a small delicious tart - very nice.
Written October 23, 2023
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DLMWR
Pittsburgh190 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
I made a reservation here for my son’s 18th birthday. My 80 y.o. mother called me unexpectedly two days before the event and said that she was coming into town a day early so she could celebrate my son’s birthday with us. When my husband called the restaurant to add 1 to our reservation, the restaurant refused to add one to our party unless we first paid $25 per person to cancel the current reservation for 4 people. So, to avoid a $100 charge, we just canceled the reservation without rebooking. My son is really disappointed and now my elderly mother is upset because she believes that she ruined my son’s birthday (when she was just trying to make it special). This is the second incident that I have had with Altius where they are clearly focused on just making money and not about the customer experience. Unless you are 100% certain that you fit into their cookie cutter customer model, I strongly suggest you spend your hundreds of dollars elsewhere.
Written October 21, 2023
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mrs_un0
Philadelphia450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 solo
Decided to treat myself to a nice solo dinner during a work trip and came upon Altius. I cannot say enough nice things about this restaurant. The views are unmatched and its conveniently located next to the Duesquene Incline so you can make it part of your experience. From start to finish, the staff was so attentive and offered excellent food suggestions. I elected to sit at the bar and the bartenders made sure I felt welcome. Even going so far as to craft me a specialty cocktail based on my preferences. I will never not make Altius a part of my future Pitt trips!
Written September 17, 2023
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BaldAndHappy
Washington DC279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Wow. Just wow. From the unreal view to the outstanding service, everything was just right. Three of us ordered two appetizers (charcuterie tray and salmon ceviche) and each ordered an entree. There was enough food for five people. The food is really terrific. Make your reservations now, as it was packed!
Written June 26, 2023
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Lori L
Charlotte55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
The 6 of us just popped in for a drink. Luke was simply amazing! He understands customer service and is a pro mixologist! We had a blast! Drinks and appetizers (we had the charcuterie plate) were top notch! A little secret is to ask for the popcorn!!!!
Written April 2, 2023
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Kirk E
East Lyme211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
I think that this was our 3rd dining experience at Altius and we have been pleased every single time. On this occasion, Adam was our server and he was efficient, affable, and very helpful with menu choices. We started with the chef's amuse-bouche which was a truffled potato leek soup, which was delicious. Then for appetizers we had the caesar salad (light and fresh) and the  truffled cauliflower bisque, which also was excellent. For entrees we had the Chilean seabass and the vegan wild mushroom bourginon - both very good, although I found the seabass to be a bit dry. In so far as drinks, I had the "Sip With a View" - their delicious version of a classic Manhattan and a glass of their excellent pinot noir. For dessert, we shared their wonderful olive oil cake, which was also very nice. Between the food and the superb view/ambiance, this is a great restaurant that we will continue to patronize whenever we return to Pittsburgh.
Written March 29, 2023
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Richard J
Pittsburgh13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
We had the most wonderful dinner last night at Altius. Amazing food, service and atmosphere. As always, a superb visit. Highly recommend! 🙌
Written March 26, 2023
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nl112016
Columbus41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
Exceptional service, amazing views, beautiful atmosphere and the food was 5 star! Loved everything about it. Staff was polite and helpful and valet was great as well.
Written February 8, 2023
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