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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

On Wednesday, February 14, Altura will serve a special Valentines celebration menu for $195 per person.This price excludes beverage, tax and gratuity. Our regular dinner menu will not be available. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions ahead of time. Thank you!

Altura Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Romantic (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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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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 (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.

Tags: Romantic
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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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 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very special menu that changes periodically according to chef's desire. We have dined at Michelin star restaurants that do not compare to the experience at Altura! Highly recommend to those adventurous types that trust chefs and Sommeliers.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Excellent service and outstanding food. The staff was professional and attentive on every level and the meal was worth it. Excellent evening all across the board.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Off the charts good food, wine pairing and service. But don't go unless you're prepared to shell out some big time dough. For us the wine pairing was the star - amazing and unique selection (and lots of it)! Do not drive if you plan to wine pair!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2017

It was our second time here and it was absolutely outstanding! I have been in many restaurants but i strongly believe that if you have not been in Altura you really have not tested real food full of flavor ! It is pricy but you sure get what you pay for 👌🏻

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Amazing dinner, food we would never had experienced. Perfect evening, worth every penny.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2017

AMAZING food and great service! The price is a bit expensive to make it a regular thing, which is sad because the food was soooo delish! Service was excellent and if you're nice to the sommelier he'll give you extra pours!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Amazing creative multi-course meal. It's a commitment but it's worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The wine pairing was a triumph.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Wonderful experience. Every course was extremely well orchestrated and tasteful. Staff couldn't have been better. Well worth the expense.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 21, 2017

One of a kind experience. Amazing delicious creativity.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Delicious. Delicious. Delicious.
There's nothing else to say.
Just delicious.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Altura never disappoints! The food is both beautiful and delicious and the service is impeccable!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Completely 100% amazing .... we can't wait to return!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 16, 2017

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

One of the best dining experiences of my life! Food, wine service were excellent! Worth every penny!! I hope to return someday. Thank you Altura!

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Set menu changes with season, you don't know how many and which course is coming until it's served and explained. Very unusual pairings, visually vibrant and exciting masterpieces play with your taste buds. The guys deserve a Michelin star!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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