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

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
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Notable Wine List (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Very pleasant experience. My wife and I loved it overall.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Being a foodie and dining often, I would not say this lightly....Best meal you will ever have! The presentation, preparation is unlike anything you will ever experience! Amazing and best dining experience ever! Definitely do the set menu and If available the valentines upgrade is well worth it! I’ve been to Canlis many times and after eating at Altura I could never go back to Canlis for food. Altura is in a league of its own for food. No view (Canlis has the best view) but when I dine out I am going for food not a view.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Meal was not good. The pacing of the meal was inconsistent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

No point talking about the dishes because the menu will be totally different by the time you read this. Just know that I've been to Alinea, Per Se, Grace, EMP, and French Laundry. This place is one of the three best meals of my life. And for the quality, an amazing value.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing! Simply amazing! One of the most inventive, original and enjoyable meals of my life.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food as usual.
They accommodated and adjusted the meal for our gluten and wine allergies easily. They had called a couple of days in advance to make sure that they had everything.
I didn't know this, but after you've been there a few times, they have notes on you so that they know your preference (counter vs. table) and any allergies so they can be prepared.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our group traveled from the San Francisco area to celebrate a milestone birthday and Altura delivered a memorable dinner as I knew it would! Every course brought exquisite taste and thoughtful presentation. Our wine pairings worked very well and I would highly encourage future diners to give serious thought to taking advantage of the pairing option so that you can get a balanced dining experience throughout your meal. Well done Chef Lockwood and staff. We will be back again soon!

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 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Once again Chef Nathan Lockwood and his amazing team created a mesmerizing journey of complex and sophisticated flavors, one bite at a time. This continues to be our favorite Seattle restaurant. If you’re reading this review, stop looking and just book already! You won’t be disappointed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Best dining experience I have ever had. I felt like I was the recipient entrees on the show "Top Chef". I'll come back every Anniversary

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Last night, the Altura team were on their game once again. We brought some friends who had never been to Altura, and they’re still reeling. It’s been a while since my wife and I last dined at Altura, so was our first time seeing the entire menu pre fixe. It’s an excellent step! We always enjoyed the pre fixe option, but it seems to have only become more adventurous and surprising since we last visited.

If you have not yet gone to Altura, go. This is an extraordinary chef with an extraordinary team around him. Everyone is focused, warm and top notch, from the dishwasher lady to the bus staff to the sommelier to the kitchen staff.

Chef, well done, and we will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A plus! Bomb. Will come back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We have always wanted to try Altura and I am glad we went. It was an experience! But honestly, I thought the food, while insanely imaginative, did not actually taste that good. Additionally, with an 800+ price tag, I think I would rather just go somewhere else, get something yummy and buy an epic bottle of wine (and probably save 400 dollars). I appreciated the amazing service and the creativity. Perhaps it’s a little bit like haute couture? It’s meant to be celebrated on the runway as art, but you wouldn’t actually wear it? I still had a fun time with the experience of eating!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 seating
Great food
Great wine selection
Great pairings
Great service
Great location
Staff was ON POINT.....We made the right choice!

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Healthy, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing service and ambience. Would absolutely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was our 2nd trip to Altura and we were thrilled to be back. The food - as always - was beyond outstanding. We sat at the counter and talked about food all night with the chefs. Great experience - and so fun! We'll definitely be back for a 3rd time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Exceptional and memorable meal. I will be recommending this place to everyone in my network.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Had a wonderful experience at Altura with family and friends who were new to the tasting menu style. Service was attentive and food experience was memorable; highly recommend.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Every single thing on the 18 course menu was amazing! The cocktails were authentic and tasted great! Service was perfect. Can’t wait to go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was alright, decent food but way too expensive. Wouldn't visit again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fabulous special occasion restaurant! A most memorable evening with exceptional menu and service!

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 (London)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Another fantastic meal at Altura. The food was fantastic on every level. The wine pairings were inspired. It is not cheap but absolutely worth it. Chef Nathan is a genius.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fantastic food and staff that remembered us. Highly recommend Altura.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

superise for my gf

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 10, 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 10, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 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 7, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 3, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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