Altura
Altura

Altura

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.alturarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2064026749x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nathan Lockwood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: BROADWAY E & ROY ST
  • Public Transit: Stops for bus lines 9, 49 and 60 within one block.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Three pay lots within one block
A word from Altura
Altura applies the focus of ingredient-driven Italian cooking to the natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Our chefs work tirelessly each day to highlight the most exciting seasonal products.

Chef Nathan Lockwood's tasting menu is at the heart of the Altura approach to dining. With a focus on wild foraged products, pristine Puget Sound seafood and locally raised heirloom meats and vegetables, our tasting menu exemplifies who we are. Expect to spend two to three hours enjoying ten to fifteen courses of our most inspired dishes.

For a less structured approach, diners are welcome to design their own experience by choosing three or more courses from our traditional menu. Our Sommelier, Ryan Schroeder, is always on hand to design a unique flight of paired wines or help you find the perfect bottle to highlight your experience.

We invite you to join us on Capitol Hill to celebrate seasonal cuisine, exceptional wine and gracious service.
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Altura reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (103)special occasion (102)romantic (57)notable wine list (55)neighborhood gem (51)hot spot (13)good for groups (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Exquisite!
    Diverboston
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We sat at the bar and we got to enjoy the party that they have at the kitchen. It's a real pleasure to see the details the guy who assembles the final dish puts into it. The service was impeccable. The food was exquisite. We will be coming back. Definitely. Why not enjoy the simple pleasures in life?
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Excellent surprise
    Andy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I reserved a spot for two here after reading and hearing great reviews, and was definitely not disappointed. The kitchen is open for viewing and provides a great sense of transparency. The wine pairings were fantastic as well as the food. The staff, although busy, was very open to conversation and explaining the preparation and ingredients of each dish. Overall, this has become my new favorite restaurant in Seattle. I would recommend to anyone.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Birthday Milestone
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was well presented, flavors delicious (gnocchi was outstanding), the servers were very knowledgeable about the wine, and the service impeccable. That said, it is very small, noisy overall and our table for 2 was uncomfortably close to the table next to us right at the front entrance. We had the three course meal with wine parings. The wine pairings are $41 pp and I would have expected full glasses of wine (5oz) for a three course meal for that price. However they were tastings (maybe 3oz). Not sure if they were considered premium wines as I did not see the wine list. Overall, it was not really the ambiance I wanted for the occasion and left disappointed despite the top notch food.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Michelin Guide Worthy Food
    foodlessinseattle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food: I've had tasting menus around the country, from the top Michelin restaurants in NYC to top restaurants in Vegas and LA. While I ordered off the a la carte menu at Altura, I can say, without a doubt, the quality of food I had was on par or above many of the highly revered restaurants I've eaten at. Each course (appetizer, pasta, and entree) was absolutely delicious. The flavors were simple and bold and each component was prepared perfectly and complimented each other. The food was fresh, in season, and prepared immaculately. The only thing I can knock about the meal was that I didn't find the dessert to be very memorable (I found the cannoli bland, unexciting, and didn't finish much over half of it). Service: Pretentious.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fnatstic food!
    lovetodineVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love the food and the ambiance! It's a great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is a smaller place, but they serve very good food and wine. Service is excellent and the ambiance is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing romantic dinner spot!
    Foodie4lyfe
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went here to celebrate our anniversary, and couldn't have picked a better place. Everything was romantic, intimate, and perfect. The service was impeccable, seamless, unintrusive and timed precisely. I don't think either of us had an empty glass all night, or a wait between courses. And the food was divine! We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food complicated, service was off
    Newel
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is froo froo, but it does taste darn good! The service was off. We had a reservation but had to wait for 15 minutes to be seated. We also didn't get our first course until an hour after we sat down and the paired wines were poured a half hour before we got the food! We did the 3 course tasting menu with wine pairings (comes to about 100$ per person). I wish they had a la carte options, forced tasting menus are really stuffy. Two of our party got desserts instead of a pasta course leading to awkwardness when the pastas came out for two of us, but the other two were left with empty plates. We were starving at that point since it was 9:30 and we had only had apps so far. We wolfed down the pastas to get on with dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion Gem
    JaneGo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great service and wonderful food. You must choose from either a three course meal or a more extensive prix fixe menu. They both had wine pairing options. Small, intimate space. Nice for a fancy dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond expectation
    FooDang
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My Buddies and I went to Seattle for our Bromantic getaway, looking for a culinary experience and Altura very certainly delivered! It was everything and then some! Food was beyond words. We ordered the Tasting Menu with the wine/beer pairing and there was not a morsel on a plate or sip left in a glass!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    cr0903
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went to Altura celebrating my wife's birthday. We did the tasting menu and had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, service was fantastic, and they gave a nice little birthday twist to one of our desserts. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Fantastic food - great appetizers and entrees. I was not impressed with the dessert I ate - Chocolate cake.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super duper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Pretty much all things awesome. Sitting at the bar watching all the food get made was spectacular.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lemontart
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was great, but there were not enough servers serving tables. The place is small and packed. We waited more than 15 mins till the server came to say hi to us. He did not ask us for drinks or even take an order for drinks. When the 1st plate was brought, the server did not prepare any silverware for us. We were seated at counter. All the chefs cooking in front us were not friendly or anything. They did not care even we were wondering where our server was... There was definitely unbalance between food quality and service/hospitality. They definitely need an additional server for sure.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    MdsdinesoutVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    What can I say except extraordinary. The pasta was exceptional
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Excellent!
    iluvfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one of my new favorite restaurants in Seattle. The food was absolutely delicious. The burrata with heirloom tomatoes was unlike any I've had before, the steak was better than any steakhouse I've had in Seattle (e.g. John Howie, Daniel's, Capital Grille, etc.) and the risotto with prawns melted in your mouth. On top of great tasting food, the service was first class. Our servers were attentive, but not intrusive. Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration Dinner
    jfraz91
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here after hearing great things from friends and to celebrate my boyfriend's promotion. When we first sat down they were sure to congratulate him which was a very nice touch. The service was impeccable and the food was so delicious! We have the chef's tasting menu, which took over 3 hours. the food was timed very well and at the end I couldn't believe we had been there for so long because the service and experience was so enjoyable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Tasting menu is amazing!
    Looking4food
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were looking to enjoy a tasting menu full of variety and Altura did not disappoint. The open kitchen style is great and the service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better want to drink.....a lot
    Semonf
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was good, but the service was very slow, portions were tiny and incredibly overpriced. If you go, make sure you get the "beverage pairings" for an extra $45-95 per person, because these are the only patrons who get timely attention. My one glass of wine was fine, but $18 for a 4oz pour is ridiculous. My husband and I ordered a three course meal and an hour after we got there I had not yet been served my second course......
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Set menu a hit with us.
    FussyFoodie01
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    In the best restaurants the set menus are always a good idea. Take the wine pairing. He knows Italian wines.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef's Tasting Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the first night of Altura's new menu and tasted an extremely varied fare. A first class dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Soundvu
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The personal and very professional staff was just the beginning of this dining experience. We opted for the Chef's menu along with the suggested wine pairings and every taste, every bite, every dish was amazing. We sat at the counter so that we could watch the magic unfolding. Watching the artists creating all of the dishes added to the enjoyment of our meal.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO GOOD!
    ElVee
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have been dying to try this place for over a year and finally got the chance. The service is personal and attentive without being overbearing. I did the three course dinner. It came with some delicious bread and a little amuse bouche from the chef. The plates are small but I was STUFFED at the end. They pace everything out so well and it was leisurely and lovely and they thanked me by name on the way out. CANT WAIT TO GO BACK!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent for special occasions
    dishdeelish
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went here for our wedding anniversary. We had the tasting menu, which is chef's choice of several small plates. Each plate was beautiful as well as tasty. Short rib stuffed octopus, chilled tomato and melon soup, the best rustic bread with truffles and green garlic butter, mmm....Very creative dishes, the freshest ingredients, executed perfectly. Our server was delightful. It's a small place with a romantic atmosphere, but it is a bit noisy (there's an open kitchen). My only regret is that we did not sit at the counter - would have loved to watch the chefs at work. Next time! This is a spendy treat kind of a place, our bill was close to $300 and we only had one drink each, but it was totally worth it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Superb! Great service, excellent food ...the best pasta we've eaten outside of Florence,italy! Absolutely returning, again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left Hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was delicious but portions were 50% too small.
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  • Not over the top
    gourmetseeker
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Altura is a good restaurant but not a great one. I do give them credit for trying hard with using a lot of interesting combinations of ingredients for each dish. However, the different tastes lack a harmony. I felt that there were actually too many small additions (e.g. herbs, edible flowers) without enough thought to create an overall good taste. There was no "wow" factor. The ambience was also rather plain-- not very special.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Amazing
    Didierhazard
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, kind service, awesome products and terrific ideas by Nathan lockdown.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    Historycomesalive
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Althea is definitely a place for foodies. The menu is a little difficult to understand at first, but easy to navigate once you understand how it all works. The tasting menu is quite pricey, especially with wine pairings. We opted for the 3 course which was more than enough and still pricey with wine. You absolutely must do the wine pairing because the sommelier has expertly paired outstanding Italian wines with each dish. The whole experience is a delight. The ambiance and service are just fine, but not anything extraordinary. It's all about the food here!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Wow! Again!
    Misterwoogy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Altura has quickly become one of our favorites. The chef and staff are focused, fun, and at the top of their game. Go, and get the tasting menu...we can't recommend it highly enough.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    Drewski
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Quit possibly the best dining experience for us ever, in Seattle. We ordered the tasting menu and 3.5 hours later left the resto after midnight. Magnificent orchestration, presentation, creativity, food and wine pairings, and flavors. Wait staff very attentive and knowledgeable, yet also unobtrusive. We will be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    k2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A perfect meal. Inventive and meticulously executed, and absolutely delicious.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Awesome
    Davee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had the most amazing dinner here! The 5 course meal paired with wins was amazing. I would highly recommend
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Altura - The finest Seattle offers.
    capitan2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    In a city renowned for outstanding food & dining, Altura stands apart. It promises, and consistently provides an evening memorable & extraordinary in every way --- quality, creativity, presentation, taste & service are without equal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Duke
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food,wine and service.Server provided extensive explanation of menu and suggestions on selections. Sommelier suggestions were excellent. Made anniversary and birthday a special evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seattles finest
    Fishguy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    First time at Altura and we were not disappointed. This is one of Seattle's finest restaurants. We enjoyed the Chefs tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. The wine pairings were also very well done. Can't wait to dine here again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent!!!!!
    woodyswoes1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My experience at Altura was fabulous. It started with the warm welcome and a delicate small 2 ounce glass filled with a rhubarb drink that cleansed your palate. From there, we had a spring salad mix with flowers that were delicious. The bread that was drizzled in olive oil and baked with truffles in parchment paper was so good, every bite you ate was better than the previous.Next, we had sliced frozen sorrel and cherries in lime juice that was out of this world The gnocchi was perfect and not over cooked We had salmon for our entre dish It was seasoned and cooked to perfection We had a glass of rose to accompany our meal We had a chocolate drink with a small scoop of gelato in it. The dining experience at Altura was "Magnificent"!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Altura
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    A must dining experience in the Seattle area. Highly recommended for your list of popular places in the Seattle area to eat at.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flyonthewallVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Second time at Altura and it did not disappoint. Great meal presentation, taste and service. The Melon Soup was especially wonderful and the Chocolate Cremeux was outstanding. Will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Degustation!
    Dennis
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    First time to experience a chef's tasting menu and it was amazing! Kudos to the whole team at Altura!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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