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

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Romantic (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Fun (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I took my wife here for her birthday and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The staff went out of their way to make it a special occasion. The sommelier on duty was extremely pleasant and made some of the best pairings we'd experienced to date, accompanied by a meal that left us sated, satisfied, and happy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Mixed feelings. Some of the food was so outstanding as to deserve a greater star rating than provided. And yet, for over $500 for two people - one cocktail each and one glass of wine each - I expect my preference on how my steak is cooked to be respected. I said to the waiter that I would like my steak cooked medium-rare, and he replied that it would be presented quite rare, and that was the only way they would serve it. So I had the salmon instead. My partner had the steak, and it was almost raw, preventing their enjoyment of it. Overall impression is that the arrogant chef ruined our expensive dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Phenomenal. One of the best meals I've ever had. Some bites defied adjectives.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Definitely one of the best dining experiences that I have had in the US. The meal compared with Michelin 2 and 3 star restaurants that I have dined at in Europe. A great experience and I will certainly be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We were absolutely stunned about Altura- it FAR exceeded our expectations. The food is absolutely impeccable from start to finish. I think this is one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at and the best food in Seattle. What a wonderful gem. I will try to come back as much as I can!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

It was a delicious meal, with special touches throughout the meal. The staff made you feel very welcome. Best service that I have experienced in Seattle! It was way too much food, but exceptional taste, freshness and presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Delectable doesn't fully describe the food at Altura. Every course is executed with perfection, the service is impeccable. We thoroughly love coming to Altura for every possible occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The best restaurant in Seattle.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Phenomenal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Excellent experience as always.

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 (Austin)·Dined on May 24, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants I've ever been to! The food and service was something I hadn't experienced before. The restaurant turned foods I don't usually like into wonderful flavors and dishes had unique flavors I'd never experienced before. You can tell how deliberate and careful the food is prepared. The service was just right, not too intrusive. Definitely a great place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Excellent creative Italian food in a tasteful but unpretentious atmosphere. Service is also top notch. Well done!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Nice to sit at the bar and watch the chefs. Food was new and local and tasted great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Brilliant! Altura was a culinary adventure from first to last taste. Other than to say that it does require a discussion with ones financial advisor, everything about our food and wine tasting was extraordinary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

In the top three greatest dining experiences of my life!

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

WOW!!!!! We just moved here from NJ, I just did a search of top places to eat in seattle and Altura popped up. what a wonderful surprise. The food was exceptional and is on Par with 11 Mad Park in NYC. We will take our foodie friends when they come to visit. It was just wonderful.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Amazing anniversary celebration - food was exciting & seductive !
Sat at the chef's counter and the service was attentive but not invasive .
Enjoyed watching the kitchen team perform their culinary ballet .
Definitely recommend for a special night out !

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 16, 2017

This is a remarkable restaurant. Innovative food using seasonal ingredients. Truly delicious. This is definitely a go to restaurant for special occasions, or for people who want a fine dining experience. The menu is a chef's choice tasting menu, but they do ask about preferences and allergies. Some things we loved, but aren't everybody's cup of tea are a fois gras course, the best steak tartar I have ever eaten ( wagyu beef and a quail's egg yolk), and amazing smoked salmon roe. Kudos to the chef and staff.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

If I could give Altura 100 stars, I would. Expensive, yes. However, the experience was priceless. It was my boyfriend's birthday and we opted to sit at the counter, which was absolutely amazing. Each and every member of that team made us feel as though we were their only priority. We also enjoyed the modern wine pairing, which the sommelier tailored to my liking. I'm not much of a white wine drinker, so she would bring a taste of what she recommended with the course, and also something more along my palette lines. The food. Words can't do t justice. So I won't even try. And the fact that there were probably16-17 different pieces for me to enjoy, you in no way could leave hungry. It was fascinating to be able to watch them build each course. Chef is amazing as well. He was personable and passionate about his creations. They were also kind enough to personalize my boyfriend's final course with, "Happy Birthday, Raj" scrolled out on the plate. Also, to note, I also loved seeing how happy the staff seemed to work there. Just an amazing experience, start to finish. To quote Raj walking out, "Oh my God. This is the best birthday ever."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We have been fans of Altura since it opened and it had become our go-to for special dinners. On our recent visit, however, things were a bit off. The service wasn't quite up to par with several minor missteps throughout the evening. In addition, a member of our party had a shellfish allergy which we told them about prior to our arrival. For one course they nicely made a substitution but in another course they simply served the rest of the table and she sat there with no food. The waiter made no comment or apology - it simply wasn't addressed until we said something later and he remarked that they can't always substitute. Really? It was incredibly disappointing behavior from a restaurant of this caliber.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

special doesn't do it justice.
12 courses all delicious and more interesting than the one before it.
this isn't for every night dining mind you, but for a very special culinary experience for a special night, it's a walk off bottom of the ninth grand slam winner

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Everything was delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is a MUST if you're in Seattle. Dine at the chef's counter so you can watch the magic crafted by Chef Nathan Lockwood & his fabulous team. The $137 tasting menu is worth every penny. The team accommodates dietary preferences so don't worry, you will be to devour all dishes. Dinner started with tasty small bites of king salmon cured with beets to sea urchin cannoli to geoduck variations to foie gras macaron & scallop baked with onion and osetra caviar. Next was beef crudo with quail egg (roasted beets for me since I don't eat beef). Then came the risotto & tortellini, perfectly al dente & full of flavor. The main entrees were wagyu beef with mushrooms & wild greens, which he devoured, & halibut roasted in wild onion ashes with garden radish, which I devoured. For fans of cheese, dessert will be your favorite. The wine pairing complimented the flavor of each dish beautifully. All in all, a delicious meal to end our trip.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2017

My wife and I had an amazing experience for dinner. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and loved the entire evening. Our server Daniel was terrific and we enjoyed talking wine with Russell, the sommelier. It's not an inexpensive night out but it is a huge value. I recommend doing the classic wine pairing (and getting an Uber). Amazing meal. We sat at the counter and enjoyed getting to interact with the chefs. Awesome place.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Amazing food! Every course was a delight!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 11, 2017

After reading all the reviews, expectations were high. . .and we were not disappointed! Truly a remarkable dining experience - food, service from the servers and the ambience were all outstanding! I would eagerly return to Altura - you will leave fully satisfied - and full!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My husband and I went to Altura for my bday, which was 10x better because we went to Altura. We sat at the bar for the tasting menu and were able to watch the chefs in action - in awe of the art they were creating. The culinary treat we received will forever be memorable to my husband and me. The meal starts with a slew of one-bite apps (they call it their stuzzichini) - I really loved the pancetta-wrapped muscle, but the menu is always different/seasonal. The meal goes on with various courses, a salad, a pasta, breads with in-house cured meats, entrees and lastly, the desserts (not to mention the treats you walk away with). The ambiance is intimate and high-end. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in Seattle.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I have dined at this restaurant three times and have enjoyed myself each time. The food is presented very attractively. The food is always fresh and flavorful. Seating is comfortable. The chief always accommodates my vegan diet. The service is good. Dining at this restaurant is always an experience to be relished. I like the cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

This restaurant is insanely expensive. To their credit they warn people in advance about the minimum meal price; however that is somewhat misleading as the wine pairings are double the meal price. My husband and I asked for the classic Italian wine pairing, never imagining it would be $330 each. Nowhere was the price of that wine pairing make clear to us in advance. Granted, it was a delicious meal; but the number of courses was simply overwhelming. The wine pairings were lovely, but they were simply too much. We could barely walk after our meal – which is not romantic – and in the end, because the service was so good and we felt obliged to tip 20%, we were saddled with a $900 bill. We will never go there again.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Amazing meal for our 1st wedding anniversary. Out of the 15-ish things we tasted that night, there was only one or two that I didn't LOVE (but still liked them!). This is not a cheap meal, so I don't plan to be back any time soon, but it was definitely an amazing meal I'll remember for a very long time!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The new 14 per determined course option is a fantastic idea. Loved sitting down and not having to decide anything, but still having a fantasic meal. Our table wasnt quite ready for our reservation time so we were giving a complimentary bottle of prosecco while we waited which was a phenomenal touch.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Altura was the best thing that happened to me and my wife as a random impromptu night. I was searching for a Michelen star restaurant for an impromptu date and decided to go to altura after an event on Friday. After being seated, we understood it's a seven course meal with no menus and so we knew it's going to be expensive but we decided to go with the flow. However the food is worth every penny and the bar tenders make great cocktails. It is the best 7 course meal in Seattle in my opinion!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Amazing food and very friendly service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I took my wife to Altura for her birthday. The staff was very friendly, attentive and quite knowledgeable. The food was great. It was creatively prepared and presented, and oh so exquisite. It's a perfect restaurant for a special occasion. We love Altura.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Had a great time with the wife and son. Will definatley be back when visiting Seattle!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Organic, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Tapas, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great Beer
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 18, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had! The night just kept getting better as every dish was brought to us. At par with Willows Inn and Art of the Table.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Fantastic meal, highest rating. Wine flight was way too expensive for what you get, so no to that. Great service as well.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Fantastic original food with excellent service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

It was perfect evening of great food, many fabulous wines, and a professional and knowledgeable staff who impressed throughout the night.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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