Alter House

4.7
254 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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vipCasey
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cassie our server was amazing!!!! Apps and desserts were great—our main course was just a little less than great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent along with the service. One of the best in the area.

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vipSoccerMom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside next to flowers boxes. Service was prompt.Veggie flatbread was great as were the Caesar with portobello mushrooms and watermelon Holloumi salads. Well done AH.

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RalphTheFoodGuy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty, creative food complimented by attentive, friendly service.

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DocP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great experience. Excellent food, crafted cocktails, exceptional service. We keep going back because it's very good. If you haven't tried Alter House or if it has been a while, give it a try. Fantastic spot!

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MarloH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful food and our waitress was great as well. It is a bit noisy in there but other than that no complaints

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vipKimRyon
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 18 months, finally a girls night out! My Raspberry Lemondrop was delicious.
Our l server, Abby, was excellent.

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KarenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, outstanding drinks, amazing atmosphere. Loved the place.

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vipFoodForThought
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went later on a Sunday for dinner. So the noise volume may differ on a Friday night. The atmosphere was chic and cute. Seating was comfortable. The food was delicious. We had octopus as a starter and it was cooked to perfection. The flavor was beautiful. I had their BBQ chicken breast that came with poblano Mac & cheese. It was savory, not dry, flavors worked together. The ‘libations’ I had were the Raspberry Lemon Drop and the white wine suggested to pair with my meal. Also very delicious! We definitely will be back

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vipLuvfood
Poconos
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was surprised that there was one fish entree and 3-4 meat options. There’s also a multitude of burgers. I came for the salmon but realized it was replaced with pricey trout. It’s not what I preferred.
I had a salad with salmon and it was ok. I hope to return when more fish entrees are offered such as salmon, ahi tuna and seabass. However, I do like the kids menu.

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Jeff
Poconos
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. The food, the drinks, the service, really no complaints. If you’re in The Clark’s Summit area I would highly recommend Alter House.

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SoBeGoodEats
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great setting

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vipSundayLunch
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu has a nice variety of choices. Food was great!

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vipSoccerMom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family dinner. Service (Abbey) was spot on wonderful. Charcuterie starter was on point yummy. Pork Chop with roasted corn side....perfect.

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JenniferY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent atmosphere, and best of all: we were never rushed through our meal! Love this place and will definitely return!

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vipoldiebutgoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and service was very good. We went on a Thursday night and the guitar player was “entertaining “. The music was so loud we had to yell to each other to be heard. It ruined the whole experience.

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vipTessa
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and music!
Beautiful summer night to dine outside.

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EatOutAlot
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good

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Golfcrew4
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome again.

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SamanthaS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great drinks, nice atmosphere. Would visit again.

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CarolH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful setting. The food was good, but a bit underwhelming. Maybe I had higher expectations.

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Not to over priced for what you get. Drinks were reasonable. Atmosphere was relaxing and inviting. Would make it a regular stop for an ice quite date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance and a well-intentioned menu. Unfortunately, the food didn’t live up to expectations…not bad, just nothing special.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! We loved the live music. Will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch, but there were no eggs

Alter House
Responded on July 14, 2021

I apologize but we are not open for brunch. Sundays hours of operation are 12-7pm for lunch and dinner. We do understand that many guests enjoy brunching Sunday mornings but our Saturdays are so extremely busy with dinner service and private events that we would prefer our team to get a few extra hours of rest in the morning. We hope you understand. We also hope you enjoyed the time you did spend us. Please come back and visit us again soon. #weappreciateyou

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lmadoh
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous menu! Love the wonderful choices!

Alter House
Responded on July 14, 2021

We very much appreciate your kind words. We are working hard to ensure there is something for everyone on the menu. Thank you for the five stars and please come in and visit us again soon!

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Chombo
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Last two visits were disappointing. Our most recent visit included dry roasted chicken and overcooked and an equally dry pork chop. The normally nice plating was nowhere to be found. The waiter kept disappearing and the chocolate cake for desert was dry. This place used to be a no-brainer for a good meal. Not any more it seems. I don't think we will be coming back again

Alter House
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We don't often hear these issues so we will certainly look into them. Did you happen to speak to a manager or owner by chance to rectify the issue? We would never knowingly want a guest to leave unhappy. We do hope you give us another shot in the future.

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TraciT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu, fresh ingredients, great service and ambiance

Alter House
Responded on July 14, 2021

Your review means so much to us! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We do look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Venus
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great appetizers!
The atmosphere was very relaxing.

Alter House
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you for the five star review and kind words. We greatly appreciate your support. We hope to see you again soon!

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AmandaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is top notch. Words do not do justice for the incredibly tasting food and the beautiful decor. Every thing you eat here is cooked and plated to perfection! Impossible to be disappointed!

Alter House
Responded on July 14, 2021

Each of us here at Alter House work extremely hard, each day and reviews such as yours truly prove it shows. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We appreciate it very much. Please come in and visit us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks and great service - thanks, Abby!

Alter House
Responded on July 14, 2021

Abby says "thank you for the shout out"! We truly appreciate the five star review. Please come back and dine with us again soon!

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Mazz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Limited menu. Pasta was mushy, chicken was ok. Nice ambience, would return for drinks and burgers, not entrees.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris, Running the front of the house made us feel welcome and Knew how to engage my entire family. Our server, Abby was on the top of her game. Service was top notch!

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NicS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and the food were delicious! Love the new menu and all of the vegetarian options. Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience5

The menu choices were nothing to write home about. I could barely pick an item, went with the burger. It was tasty. But I didn’t go for a nice dinner to eat a burger.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great. Food is way over priced. Steak had no flavor. The crab fries were great. Salmon was good. The open floor is not what we prefer

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BAHUMPHREYS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the 3 Chardonnay’s, oaky so good! My husband really enjoyed the limoncello; very fresh & definitely homemade. Prices were very reasonable, for the great quality & beautiful atmosphere. Loved everything!

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TammyW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful atmosphere, and friendly staff.

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Kels
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal! Definitely my go to restaurant for the perfect experience!

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BethK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience 👍💕 The menu always reflects the seasons freshest foods..

FAQs

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

Alter House is rated 4.7 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

Alter House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.summitalterhouse.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.