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Alter House, Clarks Summit, PA

Alter House

4.8
4.8
364 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Alter House Restaurant and Bar is a family owned Farm-to-Table Restaurant and Event Venue dedicated to seasonal, sustainable cuisine. It is our culinary mission to source the finest ingredients from regional farmers, artisan purveyors and local farms whenever possible. Here at Alter House Restaurant and Bar, sustainability is the forefront of our identity. The seasons will define our menu. Our goal at Alter House is to be the restaurant of choice in Northeast Pennsylvania. Our aim is to provide our guests with unique culinary offerings paired with incredible service, in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. We hold ourselves to the highest possible standard of excellence for food and service, dedicating ourselves to these core values and principles. By doing so, we focus on what we do best – Altering your dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (570) 319-6665

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Whether it’s catering out a private event, a special dinner for two or a small gala, our team will make sure it’s memorable. Our main space is a perfect setting for private dining events that range from 12 to 70 people. Depending on the size of the event, the restaurant space can be divided to accommodate large party dinners. Private dining menus are customized by our talented Culinary Team from seasonally-inspired offerings. Our Outdoor Tented Patio and the Private Dining Room located adjacent to the Alter House Restaurant is ideal for daytime business meetings, bereavements, corporate dinners, social celebrations and cocktail receptions. They both accommodates 12 to 40 people comfortably. Make Alter House your event venue of choice today. For booking or more information contact: alterevents@summitalterhouse.com or by telephone at (570)319.6665

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a special dinner for two or a small gala, our team will make sure it’s memorable. Contact us today for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Jessica McCusker-Alter House Event Coordinator : (570) 319-6665

  • Neighborhood

    Clarks Summit

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 364 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Overall

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Ambiance

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Fit for Foodies

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Healthy

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Hot Spot

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Notable Wine List

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Scranton / Poconos

    American

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Overall

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Ambiance

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Fit for Foodies

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Healthy

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Hot Spot

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Notable Wine List

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    American

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  1. PB

    PatriceB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an awesome dining experience. The meal was incredible. I knew when we were seated and there wasn’t salt & pepper on the table, that it was going to be a wonderful dining experience. I had the house special, sword fish and it was light and fresh. A true gem of a restaurant.
  2. HM

    HollaceM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fabulous. The food is outstanding. They use local fresh food whenever possible and there menu is unique.
  3. LF

    LocalFoodieFan

    Poconos

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was our first time visiting Alter House...from the moment we walked in we were greeted and made feel welcome. Don our server was outstanding thru our entire lunch. Food was delicious and presented in a great way. My only issue was the pasta feature needed more Italian sausage. It did not look like it did on their Facebook page. Don did tell me it was ground sausage which I was fine with since I did see the pic on fb but hardly any crumbled sausage on the dish itself but tasted so good. My husband had the Summit smash patty with truffle fries...sooooo yummy. Both Don and the hostess invited us back to try dinner next time and were so friendly and kind. We will be visiting there again for sure!!
  4. JC

    JC1234

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service
  5. J

    Jamie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Alter House never disappoints. My husband and I go every couple months and the food is always delicious as well as the drinks. I love that the menu changes with the seasons. The prices are great and the service is always fantastic. I love all the servers and bartenders and they are always extremely friendly and professional.
  6. SR

    StevenR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is innovative, drinks are perfect, and very attentive wait staff
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the drinks to the finishing touches in presentation was absolutely fabulous!
  8. NS

    NicS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as always! It was the perfect way to celebrate a very special celebration.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary! 🥰 And they made it very special by acknowledging it immediately and offering glasses of Prosecco or free desert! Very kind! Love the music on Thursdays with Chris M!
  10. MS

    MikeS

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Much needed night out with different food and atmosphere! This place definitely delivers! Staff was very attentive and polite. Food was flavorful and delicious. After meal desserts were fantastic! Be ready to spend some money but I absolutely enjoy coming to this restaurant! We took a few first timers with us and not a day later I was asked when we are going back! Thanks to everyone involved for a great night, we will be back soon!
  11. NS

    NicS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch with my family was delicious! Abby was a fantastic server, as always. We can’t wait for our next brunch date!
  12. HA

    HollyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and drinks!! 10/10 would go back!
  13. RM

    RobertM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice experience but just a few critiques. 1. Outdoor seating is uncomfortable, especially for larger individuals. 2. Outside is great but can put some sound machines near the parking lot…i.e., water sounds or natural sounds to help dampen the noise from the street.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my college graduation there with my family. The food and drinks were amazing and the service was perfect!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Nice spot. Food is good. Staff always friendly
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were top notch.
  17. p

    philipg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place we will be back again 😊 food was so good and the drinks were great too
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food,drinks and SERVICE !!
  19. MM

    MarieM

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous,also the drinks!!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    waitress was great, food was good, would definitely recommend this restaurant
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff was super friendly and helpful w recommendations!
  22. L

    Luv2dine1

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alter house has decent food , and wonderful service . I’m happy we have at least Ruth Chris , and this place thank god !! Its a shame because Clark summit and the Scranton Pa area has terrible restaurants .
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am so happy that we tried this place! Excellent menu, service and food quality. Our server, Andrew, was top notch. Can’t wait to go back!
  24. SH

    ShaunaHealey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alter House is AMAZING. Most unique and amazing cocktail menu by Tracey behind the bar, always delicious and local dishes by Chef Joe Markovitch, the atmosphere is STUNNING and I can’t say enough about the staff and service. Jessica and Abby offer the best dining experience in the area by far. I went on a date there last night and everything was perfect and I think we’re in love. Thank you, Alter House!
  25. SF

    SamF

    Poconos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant but this was not a great experience. Service was superb, and appetizer was delicious. Main course was disappointing. My wife had fish which was largely tasteless. I had the pork chops. I have had them here before, and they were fantastic. This time they were not well seasoned, and they were overcooked and dry. Not sure what is going on in the kitchen, but this dinner was not on a par with the other meals I have had here.
  26. DS

    DonS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went mid week, still almost 100% full. Been then numerous times although the entree selection is limited and is discouraging me from this being my go-to place. Specially cocktails are always excellent and an adventure. Started withe the vegetables tempura which was great and exceeded my expectations. Couldn’t decide on an entree so went with a burger as I’ve seen then being served on previous occasions. They were cooked to order, but lacked toppings, more cheese and their take on a flavorful house sauce which was well described on the menu. Just not as appealing once it hit my table.
  27. MF

    MeganF

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and meals! Delicious drinks! Highly recommend.
  28. SB

    ScottB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Alter House, and they did not disappoint again. Excellent service, delicious food, tasty cocktails, and a wonderful atmosphere. I highly recommend.
  29. AR

    AlanaR

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome environment. Unique menu. Tasty food. Great lunch /brunch date spot.
  30. CW

    CarolW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service—it was a pleasure to dine there!
  31. M

    Maureen

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Great drinks. Food was delicious.
  32. SS

    SueS

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite Dining Spot Always Fresh & Delicious
  33. P

    Phillydining

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful plating, amazing dinner, awesome drinks!
  34. CD

    ChristineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar is beautiful 🤩 The drinks are original and delicious. The food is so fresh and yummy and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. Very cool lighting and our server was A+!
  35. FD

    FredD

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to Alter House. It was really great atmosphere with great food and drinks. Will definitely visit again.
  36. M

    Miramalle

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. Pork chop was out of this world. Loved the drink selection - cocktails were masterfully crafted. There was live music the night we were there - one lone gentleman with a guitar - he was very good and played a variety of tunes. All around wonderful experience!
  37. CJ

    CharlesJ

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best smashed burger ever! I was looking for a great burger yesterday and found the best. Cooked perfect with right amount of sauce, cheese and onions. Great crunchie pickle and nice bun. Awesome! Great job.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I proposed here! It was a beautiful experience! The staff made it even more special!
  39. SL

    SarahL

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our server was fantastic. Very attentive, responsive and professional. Drinks were also great. Food was really disappointing, though. Steak was ordered medium, came out rare. The rest of our parties meals were sub-par. Definitely not worth what we paid. Overall disappointed in our first experience there. Would come back for a lighter meal, but definitely not a special occasion.
  40. JS

    JimS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience for a night out during our family ski weekend. This restaurant is top notch.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Alter House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (570) 319-6665.

Alter House is rated 4.8 stars by 364 OpenTable diners.

Alter House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Alter House

926 Lackawanna Trl Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Clarks Summit

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (570) 319-6665

  • Catering

    Whether it’s catering out a private event, a special dinner for two or a small gala, our team will make sure it’s memorable. Our main space is a perfect setting for private dining events that range from 12 to 70 people. Depending on the size of the event, the restaurant space can be divided to accommodate large party dinners. Private dining menus are customized by our talented Culinary Team from seasonally-inspired offerings. Our Outdoor Tented Patio and the Private Dining Room located adjacent to the Alter House Restaurant is ideal for daytime business meetings, bereavements, corporate dinners, social celebrations and cocktail receptions. They both accommodates 12 to 40 people comfortably. Make Alter House your event venue of choice today. For booking or more information contact: alterevents@summitalterhouse.com or by telephone at (570)319.6665

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a special dinner for two or a small gala, our team will make sure it’s memorable. Contact us today for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Jessica McCusker-Alter House Event Coordinator : (570) 319-6665

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