With a clever name that is both a nod to its location on Mount Washington overlooking the city, but also to its high-end, elevated cuisine, Altius strives to offer each guest a sublime dining experience via high quality ingredients, culinary creativity and an immaculately designed space. Established in spring 2014 by restaurateur Josephine DeFrancis and executive chef and co-owner Jessica Bauer, despite its short life Altius already has a strong reputation, receiving rave reviews from diners for its upscale, contemporary American fare. Dine on dishes that include American red snapper with saffron leek, sautéed white bean and carrot, fennel pollen and tangerine oil while taking in Altius’ stylish surroundings designed by architect Teresa Bucco.
Altius, 1230 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, +1 412 904 4442
A slice of California in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, The Sonoma Grille is a restaurant and wine bar serving eclectic international dishes with a distinct Californian twist. Established in 2004 by noted chef and restaurateur Yves Carreau, the restaurant’s interior is West Coast chic – airy, spacious, and full of vivid colors with a warm ambiance. Executive chef Jeffrey Caulkins delights diners’ palates with dishes like rye-crusted Loch Duart salmon with butternut squash risotto, dried cranberries, Swiss chard and ham shank broth, while the restaurant’s award-winning wine list, voted the city’s best in Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2014 Reader’s Poll, features over 300 varieties.
The Sonoma Grille, 947 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, +1 412 697 1336