Altura

4.7
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1320 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian

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About

Altura applies the focus of ingredient-driven Italian cooking to the natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on wild foraged products, pristine Puget Sound seafood and locally raised heirloom meats and vegetables. Each day we prepare a menu that strives to elevate the ingredients we have found to be of the best quality. The price of our menu is $137 per person (price may vary on holidays).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 402-6749
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nathan Lockwood
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Cross street
BROADWAY E & ROY ST
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Parking details
Three pay lots within one block
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Public transit
Stops for bus lines 9, 49 and 60 within one block.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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a
San Francisco
67 reviews
Reviewed on January 13, 2020
Overall5foodserviceambience

Eaten here several times. Food is creative and excellent. This is where I take out of town foodies.

DT
Seattle
1 review
Reviewed on November 23, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Food is good, but the prices require more. Not a good value for money

MF
Seattle
6 reviews
Reviewed on November 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Arguably the best restaurant in Seattle, in my opinion. The food is locally sourced and inventive, and delicious! This is a special occasion restaurant that is worth it!

GH
London
7 reviews
Reviewed on November 8, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

One of the best dining experiences in Seattle. Inventive and beautifully presented cuisine. A very special place.

F
Seattle
34 reviews
Reviewed on September 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Perfect food and amazing service. Can't go wrong with Altura.

a
Seattle
16 reviews
Reviewed on September 9, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Arguably the best restaurant in Seattle. If the michelin guide were to release a Seattle guide, Altura would certainly be included.

JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so Good! In our top two special occasion restaurants in Seattle!

IB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most memorable dinners I've had in my entire life. The food was spectacular. So much creativity and love. It was just spectacular!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Overall Fantastic dining experience. Most professional. Dinner took 3 hours and was well worth every minute. If you want M-3star without the cost and pomp. Go see Altura. Better experience, value and quality

TM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, food and wine. A little pricey for what you get, but a nice experience overall

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the most fantastic meal in Seattle. Delectable. Perfect in all regards.

MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dinner experiences I've ever had. And it is an experience. Not only was everything delicious, it was different and the presentation was amazing. They took very good care of us and it's clear they really pay attention to the details. This was a dinner I'll remember always.

PD
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, the food was very creative and the service was impeccable. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was fantastic. The chef and his team work in such a calm and precise manner it was such a delight to sit at the counter and watch all of the courses come together. Every bite eaten was delicious. Wouldn’t change a thing, loved everything eaten. Also they were so so good at accommodating allergies. If you’re considering definitely go!!

KA
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you want the wine pairing be sure to ask. We were not told there were two levels of wine pairings and were sold the classic which is more expensive than the meal, for the most part we were disappointed with the wine selections however the food was amazing!

d
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding creative cuisine in 13 courses which do not overwhelm you. Enjoy at a nice pace as you experience various flavors. Excellent!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Everything was as perfect as could be.

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a member of OpenTable since, like, the beginning and I have yet to write a review... until now. I have also eaten a many, many multi-starred Michelin spots as well as a hefty number from the Pelligrino best list (I'm looking at you DOM, Central, Blue Hill @ Stone Barns, Cosme, Astrid y Gastón - to name a few). But I will tell you this - Altura is RIGHT UP THERE! The food, the experience, the chef's interaction with clientele... Michelin and Pellegrino World's best should really branch out.

I always search for the best restaurant in whatever city I visit. I use the Michelin/Pellegrino lists as well as Eater and other sources. I can't say enough about this amazing restaurant in Seattle and I think every foodie should GET THERE NOW!

B
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Unique dishes with excellent presentation. Would definitely come back. Come hungry!!

EH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most creative and inventive restaurants I have been to. We enjoyed the variety of seasonal ingredients and the unique flavors in the tasting menu. We sat at the counter where we could watch the preparation of all the dishes. The staff were attentive to my partner's allergies and seamlessly served him something else that was equally delicious.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Not inyerested

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were several courses of food, but almost all of them were hits. The somelaire paired the wine with the meals very well. Price is a bit high for a resteraunt with shared tables. Would recommend this establishment for "once in a while" dining experiences.

VV
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Weekend getaway from LV. Restaurant was recommended by a friend who now lives in Seattle. Other than the lengthy time it takes to eat every dish prepared, the presentation, innovation, and of course taste was absolutely delicious!!! My boyfriend didn’t understand most of what was being described or served...

CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 11-course surprise menu with superb wine pairings. We had a wonderful evening and it was on par with our previous anniversary dinners at Le bernadin and Victoria & Albert’s. Top notch.

AH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altura did an amazing job accommodating us (pregnancy restrictions) to make it an amazing meal. We had an amazing experience and will definitely be back!

JE
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing. Completely worth it. Made our 5th anniversary even more memorable. Outrageously excellent food, impeccably orchestrated wonderful service.

DM
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Creatively prepared food presented with excellent service and beautiful plating. For foodies it’s one of those restaurants that you must go to at least once (but bring your platinum credit card). That said, it was a bit too precious and over-the-top for my taste.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great but they need a new bakery chef. The desserts were pretty bad. Ending a meal with a nice desert really closes the meal in a good note. The pastry bread was unimpressive and the infuse it with alcohol which was too much. Someone got carried away with the booze

RG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall it was very good, I like that almost everyone that worked there came to our table a part of the presentation. I had the Classic Pairing and although it was expensive they were also very generous with the amount and offered other items that weren't included. The only downside for me was I thought the main dish was a little disappointing, I had the duck and it was the least of what I ate. I would definitely go back.

KN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We got the modern wine pairing which was great. Our servers were all very personable and explained the dishes and pairings well. Not quite a special occasion for us, but I'd definitely recommend it to anyone for any occasion.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Super expensive even for this type of dining.
$748 bill for two people. That was with bottle of wine and not wine pairing. Gulp.
Food was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First off this was our first time celebrating our anniversary. Amazing experience, it took about 3 hours to finish up the ten course meal. Flavorful and super tasty but this is for us special occcasions only type of venue. We u fortunately both got sick an hour or so after we got home. Not sure which of the 10 dishes it was but we are recovering

TF
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Took my wife there for her 30th Birthday and everything was excellent. The entire restaurant service staff was involved in the service from the greeter to the head chef. The food was excellent and the Kobe was the best tasting food I’ve ever eaten. Definitely recommend this to anyone for a special occasion.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and they were well-prepared to accommodate our request for vegetarian options for my wife with modified versions, substituting beets for beef in a cannoli, for example. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was comfortable. The volume levels made the place feel alive but not so loud you couldn’t hear across the table. The staff was polite and professional.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time dining at Altura and it is definitely one of the best restaurants in Seattle, possibly THE BEST. The food is the star here. The wagyu main course was so good I literally wanted to cry after my first bite. Every dish was delicious and the wine pairings were creative and complemented the courses extremely well. This is definitely the place to come in Seattle for a truly special culinary experience.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a one-of-a-kind meal and we had a really good time.

a
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is as my third time at altura and it was as unique as the last two times. I was blown away by the new dishes and taste explosion. This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle.

JK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Superb on every level: the artistry, the taste, the finest ingredients. We sat at the counter and got to watch the magic happen. Truly a peak life experience

M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have mixed feelings about my experience at Altura.

First off I will say that most of the food my wife and I had was excellent. There were good flavor combinations and a variety of presentations that were all fun to look at and eat. The serving staff was very friendly and we felt taken care of. The dinner starts off with several bite sized eats that are diverse and mostly very tasty and represent a myriad of things I would never think about making or ordering elsewhere. Its the type of experience I come to restaurants with fixed menus for, food that isn't my norm. This builds to a entree (we had 2 options) and then cheese plate then desert.

The things I didn't love. Even knowing the dinner would be ~3 hrs long, I feel like I was getting tired of waiting in between dishes for the next one. It felt as if the gap in between was 5-10 minutes longer than it should have been, which adds up with that many courses. Next, I left feeling hungry. This isn't something I would've expected and am frankly kind of upset about. Yes, plates are small and are meant to be, but I don't expect to leave a restaurant that has such a high price tag hungry still. Unfortunately, to my wife's chagrin we did not get a pasta dish which is the unpredictability of their menu (which we understand but she had hoped for still since they are 'italian').

The atmosphere as many have noted is close. The serving staff are very good at trying to be out of the way but despite being nicely lit and decorated the nature of it being such a small, noisy space detracts from the romantic aspects considerably.

What this restaurant does, it does very well. For me, the price was not worth the experience. It isn't a place I would never go back to, if my wife would like to try it again for special occasions I'm all for it- but it isn't my kind of place. Remember the price tag is mostly going towards the taste and experience.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just absolutely amazing experience.