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Alter House

4.6
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117 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 117 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElizabethH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh and always delicious. This is our go to special occasion spot. You can’t go wrong with Alter House’s menu, no matter the season or special.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will definitely go back!

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vipCici
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place is great for date night or friends getting together. They have great flatbreads daily and also offer gluten-free cauliflower crust. The drinks are fun and good. The service is very good and we had salmon for dinner and really liked it.We will definitely go back.

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JustinB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Seemed like they ran out of pasta and crab meat in the dish we ordered but still served us three orders at our table. Ours was a fraction of the size of what we saw at another table when we arrived. If they ran out of that dish they should have told us that and let us order something else. Disappointed.

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TerriP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of our experience was wonderful. Our server Abby was so friendly and attentive that is just added to a wonderful dining experience. The food was amazing as well as the drinks. We cannot wait to go back.

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vipBabs
Poconos
34 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was disappointed in menu, very limited. The flatbread was excellent, so was our salad, however dinner menu was limited and a crab roll was the substitute for the scallop dinner. Trout is not enjoyed because of bones, even tho supposed to be boneless, and only other option was scallops, which were not available. The outdoor seating was very enjoyable.

Alter House
Responded on July 20, 2020

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your flatbread, salad & outdoor dining experience. During this time we do need to work with a limited menu especially since we do not provide our guests with frozen, processed foods. We serve the finest local ingredients, picked up daily. We will not bend from our concept or mission. We apologize if our menu is a bit more limited than you'd prefer & that we sometimes need to make substitutions. Everyone is working extremely hard. Thank you for dining with us.

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CristinaH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love this place and the food and servers are great, but our most recent experience was a little unnerving. The servers were all wearing face shields instead of masks which we were uncomfortable with.

Alter House
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thank you for the kind words about our food & service. We actually receive constant praise from guests on finding a shield specifically designed for the hospitality industry & is 99.9% effective against the spread of viruses. It allows staff to serve in this extreme heat without feeling they may pass out. If you felt unnerved over their shield you can only imagine how they feel serving the community without any covering at all. We give them a lot of credit. Everyone is doing their best.

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CodyL
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok but definitely not anything to get excited about. The chairs were extremely uncomfortable and the table was extremely small.
If you are looking for somewhere to have an amazing drink and nice appetizer I think it would be a good place. But if you are looking for an enjoyable meal to be the focus and not the drinks then I wouldn’t recommend this place.

Alter House
Responded on July 20, 2020

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your cocktails and small plates.It may be a hard time to rate restaurants on a first time dining experience as most are providing limited menus and are changing operations to conform to the current situation. I apologize you were uncomfortable at the high top. Reservations go fast & the high tops are the last to be assigned. I hope you join us for standard seating or when we get back to normal. I assure you everyone is doing their best considering the situation.

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BillK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food and fantastic mixed drink menu
Staff quick and friendly

Alter House
Responded on July 20, 2020

We very much appreciate your kind words especially during these difficult times. Thank you for sharing and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PhilipS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was expertly prepared. My cockles were terrific and my wood grilled pork chop was very good. My wife had a great flatbread and the scallion linguine that was superb. Drinks were good and the wait staff was excellent.

Alter House
Responded on July 20, 2020

The cockles have definitly been a guest favorite! Thank you for sharing your experience. The Alter House team is working extremely hard and all kind words of encouragement are appreciated. We look forward to seeing again soon!

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, and seating layout.
Pleasant staff, who were timely and attentive.
We would recommend be it for a quiet romantic dinner or a small group of regular friends to enjoy a night out.

Alter House
Responded on July 20, 2020

We are thrilled you had such a great evening with us. Our team very much appreciates your kind words. They are working extremely hard during this difficult time. We hope to see you again soon!

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Jill
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We love the fresh, farm-to-table choices. The outdoor seating was tough because it’s so close to the highway. But they did try to make it as comfortable as possible. Service was a little slow. Bartender is amazing as the cocktails were refreshing and innovative AND reasonably priced.

Alter House
Responded on July 20, 2020

We agree the road can be a bit loud during rush hour, as you said we do our best. We recognize service may be a bit slower than "pre-covid". You may have noticed our team being very vigilant with sanitation. I assure you that continues while they are inside as well. As an owner I'd rather service be a bit slower and know the team was taking all the appropriate steps to make your dining experience as safe as possible. We hope you join us again soon for amazing food and cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cockles

Alter House
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thank you so much!! We appreciate you!

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Jess
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service we're amazing! They adapted well given COVID pandemic restrictions.

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AlyssaA
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alter House is exceptional every time I have dined in or taken out. The food is so full of flavor and quite honestly, have never had a meal that was nothing short of delicious. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the service is always wonderful. Can't say enough great things about this amazing restaurant. Simply put, you're missing out if you haven't tried it yet!

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NolanS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Alter House. It was the first time either of us had been there but it certainly won’t be the last. The food, service, and overall experience was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Cool beverage list as well.

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DanielleM
Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Alter House! Our food was excellent and the staff couldn’t have been nicer!

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Anne
Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining. A little loud owing to traffic. The food portion is small.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank-you for being open and doing your best to make a great evening for us.

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BigJohnSwisher
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take family, friends or a date. The food is always great as well as the staff.

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vipfreddie
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had never been there but found a review of it online, went there for their happy hour and we’re very pleased with both the food, the service, and the selection of cocktails. The next night went back again bringing a third person. Had an equally pleasurable experience, ordered off of the happy hour menu and the main menu. A nice find in the area.

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DFXP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was warmly greeted with my Open Table reservation. Sat at the bar as is customary when dining alone on the road. Had helpful suggestions on the menu and tried an Italian at the suggestion of their somm that I never would have chosen, it was perfect pairing!
Nice people, very professional, excellent menu choices farm to table, all locally sourced. I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly! Thank you, and thank you open Table.

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vipKate
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great choice for a nice date night, celebration, or fun with friends. The service was fantastic: our server was attentive and regularly checked in with us in a timely manner without making us feel rushed. The food was very good and portions were not too large. I really enjoyed that they offered additional scallops for purchase and that my steak was cooked exactly as I had asked for it.
I was looking forward to a house cocktail, and was left a little disappointed. If I go back, I'd order a different drink to start- I trust that they have something I'd find more enjoyable. The wine was tasty and reasonably priced and there was a nice beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would never go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to Alter House for Valentine’s Day dinner. Food and drinks were outstanding and our server, Hayden, was friendly and attentive. We ordered the charcuterie board, beet salad and split the shrimp fettuccine. The charcuterie was delicious and came with a great selection of meats, cheeses, jams, pickled root vegetables, nuts and honey. The beet salad was delicious and the presentation was stunning—literally art on a plate. The drinks were very good as well. Had the charred orange old fashioned and my date had a sage and gin cocktail. Will definitely be back!

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DominiqueLesconage
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time coming to Alter House, on Valentine’s Day and we cannot wait to go back! Our waiter was wonderful, the food was incredible, the atmosphere was fantastic, and it was an overall great experience. We cannot wait to go here again and I highly recommend and advise anyone looking for somewhere to dine to come here.

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mmurphy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. This is the third time the husband and I have gone here for a special occasion and each time it did not disappoint. Exceptional service as well.

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Luvfood
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Patrick was our server and he was fabulous! We will definitely be going back again!

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vipLKelly
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch at Alter House. Bloody Mary’s were fantastic and everyone wiped their plates clean. Gorgeous setting with an impressive amount of live decor throughout. Only complaint? A double espresso was $7 and super weak. May as well have just had another $8 cocktail! Aside for the expensive coffee that lacked a kick, prices were very reasonable and the quality of our meals exceeded expectations. We will definitely be back again!

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AllisonK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Brunch atmosphere, food was delicious & great service.

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RickT
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cockles were amazing, pork belly not so much, service was great, Brie & crab over chips didn’t have much flavor, the cocktails were delicious and very reasonably priced! We’ll be going back for a special occasion.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Noise level was great; my husband and I were able to have conversations without having to shout. Food was excellent, fresh and well prepared.

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LouiseF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Kudos to the chef! The menu selection toon was outstanding.

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vipKimRyon
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As the restaurant got busier, it was difficult to get the servers attention. Food was good, but the side dishes were items we don’t usually eat.

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mnaftl
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was very good.

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KellyZ
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server/sommelier was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our food was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I look forward to returning.

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Scott
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday. All around excellent dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend the seafood bisque, never had anything like it before, very different but nailed it. Hayden who took care of us had the best personality and never rushed us. Trisha the hostess was sweet as well. Would go back anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and splendid cocktails. Enjoyed a pumpkin martini before dinner, that was not too sweet, but just the right amount of flavor. The ambiance is lovely, too.

FAQs

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

Alter House is rated 4.6 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

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