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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Favorite restaurant in Seattle! We dine here at least twice a year and it's always an amazing experience. Not only is the food amazing and the staff friendly, each course is creatively presented. The venue is intimate, holds about 40, warmly lit, with great views of the kitchen. The chefs even came to our table to present a course or two. Be sure to get the wine pairing! Great night!
This place is all about the food. The dishes are all unique and mostly incredibly delicious, but also incredibly expensive. We left feeling somewhat overly full. The service and ambiance are a complete mismatch with the food, though, and both seem to be afterthoughts. The staff for the most part did not seem to know what we were eating.
Even with showing up 10 minutes early, we were warmly greeted by the host and seated promptly. Our special notes were confirmed by the attentive and knowledgeable server. He went through the style of the menu and recommended wine pairings and non-alcoholic pairings. Our dining experience started with a dry rhubarb aperitif with tarragon infused evo. This was followed by the flight of 5 canapés which were all well composed. The chef started us off with a special course personally delivered of San Lopez Island smelt, a local delicacy. Then the dinner menu began with the beef crudo which was delicious. Next we were treated to Hawaiian abalone with Yakima Sweet Corn and the restaurant delicacy of "burnt corn honey" which was sublime. This was followed by house favorite Darrell's Bread served with anchovy butter and house-made sausage. Short rib tortellini with bone marrow beets and currants was our next treat. Intermezzo was cherry and nectarine sorbet with a tarragon granita - unfortunately the granita tasted heavily of alcohol and overpowered the sorbet. We were able to chose both featured entrees which were dry aged Wagyu beef and Baker River Sockeye Salmon. This was followed by an amazing cheese course. Desserts started off with a rum panna cotta with summer berries and aged balsamic. This lead us to the final dessert which was a composition of three classics - mascarpone gelato, house made cannoli, and a grappa-soaked cherry truffle. Only the second slight miscue of the night was being served the brandy-soaked cherry after ordering the non-alcoholic pairings -- not the worst thing ever, just not our favorite. Overall, this experience was divine. Thank you!
We had a recommendation here from a trusted source and , thought it's beyond our usual price point, decided to splurge for our 10th anniversary. It was perfect. We sat at the bar (which, here, is in front of the kitchen instead of the usual bottles), which gave us the unique opportunity to see our food being made and the team in action. Got the modern drink pairing, and the only complaint (not really a complaint) was that the drinks came faster than we could finish them. The staff knew it was our anniversary and took great care of us. The meal was 15 courses and lasted about 4 hours, so we were never full (or drunk). I loved it, and once I'm financially recovered I know I'll come back. It's incredible. Best meal I've ever had.
Altura is the first tasting menu where I felt great coming out both because the food was well portioned for me, there was a healthy balance of veggies and meat and every course was both well presented and delicious! My sister and I particularly enjoyed the beef crudo course. Sitting at the kitchen counter was fun because we were able to watch the plating and chat with the cooking staff.
We had never been to Altura , but are always looking for our next culinary adventure and so decided to go for my wife's b-day.
The ambiance was typical Capitol Hill - fairly small, intimate, with some esoteric bits of artwork stashed here and there to keep it funky. As such, it was a bit loud on a Saturday night, but we still didn't have to shout at each other to enjoy conversation.
Service was fantastic - Everyone who catered to us was polite and was able to answer our questions or find answers to our questions; water glasses were never empty; napkins were neatly folded while using the restroom; and each course was served at a nice, consistent pace, not rushed, not making us wait... These folks have the service-side of the business down!
HOWEVER... The star of the evening, was the FOOD.
We would put up what we enjoyed with any of the Michelin-star restaurants we've visited in Europe, and James Beard award-winners here in the States... It was that good!
And my wife got a chocolate "Happy Birthday" dessert, with a candle to boot.
I would expound on the menu itself, except that it will have changed by the time anyone reads this. Rest assured though, everything was prepared and plated beautifully, and was as decadently tasty as it looked.
Suffice it to say that we feel privileged to have found this gem right in our own backyard, and look forward to going back.
The food was good but not exceptional, for the price I would expect more. You can only get the tasting menu which we enjoyed with the wine pairing. The service was good but "stiff" it's like they are trying too hard to be very good. I would skip giving out the printed menu at the end and the little box with treats to take home is more for weddings.
This is a restaurant for someone that is seeking state of the art food that is willing to pay about triple the cost of an ordinary meal. The early courses were too peppery and affected the rest of the meal for me. The value of this restaurant was lost on me - I like simpler, more rustic food at a more reasonable cost.
Amazing dinner with friends. We had someone with a food preference (no seafood) that was accommodated with alternatives that were no less stunning than the dish the rest of us were enjoying. Service was fantastic and wines were perfectly paired. We will be back.
I am changing my review to a higher rating because there was a misunderstanding about the beverage pairings. The manager has more than resolved this matter and I appreciate the professionalism of this restaurant. The food was delicious, unique, & diversified!
What an amazing night of absolutely delicious and creative food. It really feels like a hidden supper club and experience. Although expensive, it is a 3+ hour adventure with outstanding service and over the top creativity using only but the best ingredients. Truly a great place for a special occasion.
This is our second time at Altura and both times we have walked away saying that it is without a doubt one of the best meals of our lives. From the service, to the wine, to the food - nothing is left to chance and everything is perfectly orchestrated. We had the set menu and the reserve wine pairing. I could describe the food, but it changes all the time. There wasn't anything we were served that we didn't oh and ah over. Lots of seafood, foraged items and the plating and presentation were over the top without being ridiculous! Will absolutely return!
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