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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).
Seattle, WA 98102
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
BROADWAY E & ROY ST
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Three pay lots within one block
Stops for bus lines 9, 49 and 60 within one block.
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
Altura Ratings and Reviews
I took my wife to Altura on a Tuesday night for our 30th wedding anniversary. We wanted a unique experience and a setting allowing for good conversation...we got exactly what we wanted!
Great wine selection
Staff was ON POINT.....We made the right choice!
Out of this world experience. Nathan Lockwood is a highly talented chef that deserves to be mentioned into the top class of international chefs. From the finger foods such as Venison Crudo with black trumpet mushrooms and white truffle snow, over to smoked steelhead Zabaglione, goat cheese Gnocchi, Ravioli with black truffle, and a further highlight the 6 week Dry Aged Duck.
Paired with the perfect wine, all delivered by a very pleasant staff - this made for one of the best food evenings in a long time.
After this one ascends to food heaven.
Thank you to the team of Altura.
If there is one negative remark? You are in the wrong town, wish you were closer to the Silicon Valley area. When are you opening up there? (LoL)
Altura was one of the best culinary experiences we've ever had! With it's unassuming location next to a neighborhood nail salon and sushi bar, you are welcomed into a charming dining area decorated with old world art and dried persimmons floating down from the ceiling. The open kitchen allows us to peer into the world of creativity, packing perfection into every bite. Chef and owner Nathan Lockwood sets an approachable environment; a seemingly unattainable combination of high-class dining and elite palate with friendly hospitality from salt-of-the-earth staff members. We could write pages about their 12-course meal, but instead we'll suggest you try it for yourself, and definitely add the optional black truffle pasta. We have been fortunate to explore our passion for food at many James Beard and Michelin restaurants, without a doubt, Altura was nothing short of Michelin experience. Hats off to the team!
A dining experience. Fun to watch all the chefs at work. Like watching a cooking competition in action. But I didn't actually like most of the food. Too rich when taken all together even though dishes were each small. Felt like a money grab from all the young Amazon employees. I would only recommend to specific people, and I would give details so they know what their getting into.
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.
Incredible food experience. Immaculately crafted fare in which every bite makes even the most discerning tastebuds go "wow" or, better, simply "mmmmm."
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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:)
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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