About Altura

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).

617 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
BROADWAY E & ROY ST

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 402-6749

Website:
http://www.alturarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Three pay lots within one block

Public Transit:
Stops for bus lines 9, 49 and 60 within one block.

Executive Chef:
Nathan Lockwood

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine

Altura Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Hands down the best restaurant in Seattle. Tasting menu is amazing. Wine pairings spot on. Will be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Inventive and beautifully presented food, wonderful and knowledgeable service... I think I've found my new favourite place!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was incredibly good. Service was too fast but after we gave that feedback, they improve. We will return though, for the food and the drinks!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall service was awesome, food was very tasty but rich in flavors.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great tasting menu dishes with special selective drinking pairings, and excellent services.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The tasting menu was fantastic and it was awesome they could accommodate both a carnivore and vegetarian at the same time. We have been to several Michelin start restaurants and Altura's food is at the same level or perhaps better!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I took my wife there for her birthday. Best dining experience we have had. Unfortunately one of the waiters bumped our almost empty wine bottle over, however they quickly cleaned it up and gave us 2 free glasses from a new bottle. Highly recommend and excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Incredible food experience. Immaculately crafted fare in which every bite makes even the most discerning tastebuds go "wow" or, better, simply "mmmmm."

One issue:
The tasting menu was wonderfully adapted to my vegetarian diet and extremely close to reaching an exceptionally astounding rating of near perfection, EXCEPT if it weren't for one tasting containing foie gras that the Chef did not modify for my menu, in which the server suggested to "give it to a friend, or turn a blind eye and pretend it's cashew butter." While with fully good intention, the gesture felt mildly offensive: not only does a vegetarian not eat animals, but even more importantly not condone the living torture of force-fed animals; that, and considering that my diet preference was provided to the Chef over 2 weeks in advance and the $137 cost of the tasting menu, I would have liked to see better accommodation and sensitivity to my dietary request.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was the second time we dined at Altura. The food was very good, not excellent however, particularly for the pricepoint of $137. pp. The service was awful, with the waitress mixing up our meals and giving us the check of another table. The wine we brought in was taken to the back of the restaurant (properly it should not leave the table) and the sommelier tasted the wine we brought in (corkage fee of $35.!) - something I never heard of! When questioned about this he said "high end restaurants in New York and San Francisco do this" - he needs an education - the cork wasn't even brought to me to inspect. Disturbingly, several of the waitstaff 'tasted' the wine poured for the wine pairings of other patrons. This was our anniversary dinner and apart from some recognition, it was a poor experience and I'll not return. There are many better options in the area.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food is unusual and outstanding. The selections made by the chef were very compatible and delicious. If you haven't been here....GO!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This may have been the best meal of my life. Wow we loved it.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I travel all over the country and enjoy great food in many of the most 'food worthy' cities. Altura ranks up there with the best of the best. While I generally find Seattle lacking in top notch food options for a city of its size, location and sophistication, altura restores my faith in seattle chefs. Amazing and creative food at every step made even more stellar with expert pairings with each course. Pricey but worth it if you truly enjoy amazing and creative food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Inventive. Sit at the counter for a little "dinner theater". You won't regret it. Do the wine pairing. These people like cooking great food and serving great wine. Engage them and enjoy the experience. No place quite like it in Seattle.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

spectacular menu, wine list, craft cocktails and service. a must if your in Seattle

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Everything is great, all foods are so delicious and service is excellent. I recommend this restaurant for special celebration. It is expensive, but worth of trying.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Best food and fine dining experience in Seattle!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Hands down, Altura surpassed all expectations we may have had coming into our dining experience. My wife and I were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. One of the stand out attributes of Altura was the personal service from not only our server but many of their chefs from the kitchen line served and explained the dishes to us. But without question, the food was amazing! Course after course we found ourselves saying, "That's my favorite," until we reached the end and we came to the conclusion that this was one of our best dining experiences we've ever had. I will say that at the end of the night it was the most money my wife and I have ever spent in one sitting but we didn't have any regrets cause it was so special for us! We highly recommend Altura and hope to dine with them again in the future.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. The food, service and a atmosphere were amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was creative and very good. The service was excellent. The wine pairings were fine but extremely overpriced. Overall a nice experience, but not consistent with the very high price.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was our second time back, the celebrate my boyfriend's job promotion. . Each time was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. The food, the staff, even the creative dishes that they serve on create such an exciting experience. We've enjoyed the modern pairings for drinks that added a nice flair. Can't say enough good things!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Second visit. Great menu and wine pairings. Service was exceptional.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Berlin)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was a combination of measly portions that was a hodge podge of unappetizing flavors . Staff were nice but slow service. Overall, a disaster.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Everything was fantastic. Exceeded all expectations from the cuisine to the wine to the service. Hands down the best restaurant in Seattle unless you are looking for just traditional steak and seafood dishes and nothing outside of the box. The combinations of ingredients was cutting edge. After listening to the careful description guiding you through every course, you'd maybe think that some ingredients all together would not please your palette, but low and behold each and every dish was amazing with every bite. Not one course disappointed. The sommelier was one of the most knowledgible I have run across and having said that; the wine list speaks for itself. Absolutely delightful all around! We will be back:)

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As always the menu was spot on and the service exceptional.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Spectacular evening. Amazing experience.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was incredible. Amazing flavor prepared by an amazing chef and staff. We loved the prefix menu selection and sitting at the counter interacting with the staff. Our server Alex was also great and ensured we had a we got the most out of our experience. However the wine service fell short of our expectation. The sommelier did a poor job explaining the wine selection which was considerably more expensive compared to similar restaurants like Mistral, Herbfarm, Crush, etc. In addition we were charged for the more expensive Classic wine pairing and received the less expensive Modern pairing. No complaints on the wine selection, but the service was poorly executed and being overcharged was disappointing.

However, we enjoyed the food and the presentation so much that we highly suggest it to others who enjoy a prefix menu dining experience. Just pay attention to the wine service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Really disappointed about the main dish, can't believe it.... the beef is also for one bite same the appetizers, especially the one in my dish, very fat and not nice to see.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This is the second time I've come to enjoy Altura for a birthday and it was spectacular. This was a joint birthday for my son and daughter-in-law and the first time they've had a dining experience like this. Each presentation and bite was enjoyed immensely and the wine pairing, outstanding. The service excellent. Thank for you an amazing experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Excellent food and execution, wouldpass on the wine pairing and opt for a bottle or bring in your own. Food was amazing and definitely will be back

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Initially the restaurant was super accommodating of a time change for our reservation and had asked about dietary restrictions. When our party of 6 arrived we were crammed into a table that really only accommodated 4 ppl comfortably. The servers ran into me with every course delivered to the table. My nut allergy was really only addressed with one course there were 2 others that I could only partially partake in due to nuts. Also, the service for a reataurant charging as much as that should have been way more elevated. I was tempted not to leave a tip but having worked in the industry know that would not have been fair to the rest of the staff. All in all pretty disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Loved the tasting menu, everything was great! The service was on point and we had a great experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

- Amazing seasonal tasting menu.
- Really enjoyed sitting at the bar watching the chefs make their magic.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Superb, both food and service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My wife and I went for our anniversary. We've unintentionally gone to Altura for every anniversary and they always treat us so well.

They went out of their way to mention it and congratulate it. We always enjoy dining there.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

This is a good experience, not a meal. Go there preparing to be educated and impressed. It was very spendy so not something we would do ever again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Twice every year for the last 5 years...always amazing!

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Amazing - just amazing.! That's the best way to describe our dinner at Altura. The food with wine pairings was one of the best we've ver had. Everything blended so incredibly well. Most definitely a new favorite! A must try for food and wine lovers.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Incredible experience, worth every penny, the only minor quibble was that it was pretty hot in the restaurant.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Amazing food, presentation, and service. Given the price (all in @ $1000 for 3 people, in which 1 wine taster was shared), this is really a place one might go to on a very, very, very, special occasion. The food was completely incredible though. There was a dampener to the evening, though. In our party of 3, I had 2 dishes that were different from the other 2 (I don't each clams etc). My wife and father were both sick later that night. I was totally fine. I emailed the restaurant to let them know, but have not yet received any acknowledgement.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Altura. The tasting menu was amazing and the double wine pairing was even more fantastic. I wish I didn't live on the other side of the country, as I would love to make this a regular place to visit. We own an Italian restaurant in Boston, so it was even more special to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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