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Alter House, Clarks Summit, PA

Alter House

4.7
4.7
468 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 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 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 468 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Overall

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Ambiance

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Value

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Innovative

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Healthy

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Hot spot

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for fine wines

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for special occasions

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Lively

  • Scranton / Poconos

    American

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Most Booked

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Overall

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Ambiance

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Value

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Innovative

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Healthy

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Hot spot

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for fine wines

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for special occasions

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Lively

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    American

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy dining here and always have great food. We like to sit at the bar and have a variety of small plates.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience was nice . Seated next to window with wall of greens behind . Beautiful. Quiet . Waitress was excellent . Service was fast and treated with reflect , very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and will be back!
  3. B

    Bernard

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Although the food was excellent, I made a reservation for a birthday, the birthday part was not acknowledged, or celebrated, which was the only disappointment.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to the Alter House! It never disappoints
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my parents anniversary and they brought over Prosecco and wished them a happy 45 years together. The staff is absolutely outstanding, and the food
  6. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Our meal was superb. Alyssa and Hayden were very respective, exceptional and catered graciously to our special evening. We would highly recommend this restaurant for your dining pleasures.
  7. DV

    DrVictorM

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My wife, also a doctor, and I made a reservation to go to Alter House. The restaurant has been open for some time. We decided to try it last night, January 19, 2023. We were seated within a minute of the reservation time. Over the next 20 minutes, three servers, the hostess, and the food delivery person saw us and noticed that we have not been given water. They saw that we had closed our menus and had decided what we wanted. However, no one came to wait on us. In fact, several of the servers acted like we were beneath them. The last time I felt that way was when my family and I were in Ireland. At one of the restaurants in Ireland, they loved us until they heard our American accents. Then they looked and treated us like the dirt on their shoes. Our treatment from the staff at Alter House was similar. My wife and I think it is because we were wearing jeans, and they thought we did not have the money to dine there. After we left, the owner did call us. However, we politely refused to go back. We will probably not return. From there, we went to Olive Garden. The server was so amazing (Alana) that we left her a tip that was a little more than 100% of the bill amount.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beet salad was good Caesar Salad was amazing I was jealous of her short ribs and polenta! But my pork chops was the best I’ve ever had! Jalapeño Margaritas were on point!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Service started well. But that was it. My wife and I only had one drink as he never came back to see if we wanted another drink or more water. Our appetizer was really good as we shared a charcuterie board. But our dinners were really bad. I had the new york strip steak with blue cheese butter over garlic smashers. The steak had a ton of fat and a off-flavor only ate 1/4 of the steak. The garlic smashes were partially smashed potatoes with large chunks of potatoes and 2 cloves garlic in them. Only ate a few bites of that. Now my wife had chicken fricassee which had the same odd flavor as my steak did which turned her off completely. Again she only ate 1/4 of her meal. Once our waiter came back he asked if we wanted the food to go and we declined and that is when I got my refill of water! Needless to say, we were not pleased with tonight's dinner which is disappointing as we were looking forward to going.
  10. JL

    JessicaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Alyssa was super nice and we all had a great time.
  11. SK

    SusieK

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was beautiful. Great ambiance. The staff was very friendly.
  12. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous drinks and brunch was outstanding Love it
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alter house is a home run every time we dine there. We always receive the warmest greeting when we arrive- service and food is always amazing and always consistent. Best restaurant/ bar in the area!
  14. JS

    JSF03

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding server—Alyssa—so friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and gluten free options.
  15. NS

    NicS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always look forward to a night out at The Alter House! Everyone who works there is always so kind, helpful, and friendly. The fact that you provide food options across the board for meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans is another favorite and the drinks are always delicious! There is something for everyone and it’s always a fun night out at The Alter House!
  16. SS

    SheilaS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and great service. Love that they source local ingredients. Wonderful atmosphere. Our go to place for date nights.
  17. KW

    KateW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent - we were able to take our time and enjoy the meal without feeling rushed at all! The overall ambience in the restaurant is great - it doesn’t feel crowded and there is clear effort to create a relaxed and attractive environment to enjoy the dining experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. Only critique is that the pork chop could have a little more seasoning. Abby was a top-notch server. She took great care of us all evening.
  19. BG

    BonnieG

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Acoustics unacceptable.[too loud] Too much ice in Baileys drink. Our server was excellent.
  20. MG

    MariahG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Wait staff was friendly, well informed and well groomed. Restaurant is very attractive, clean and stylish. Menu is small, not many options and no specials. The salad consisted of about 5 leaves of lettuce. The vegetarian flatbread was honestly one of the worst meals I have ever had. The "roasted" vegetables were cut into large chunks and were still completely raw. I couldn't even stick a fork in them. It was only edible after I scraped all of the vegetables off the flatbread, and then it definitely wasn't worth the price I paid for it. Our daughter liked her sliders and french fries, and the desserts were good, although none of them appealed to my husband. The cocktails were probably the best part of the whole experience. Not sure if we will be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement celebration
  22. BM

    BillM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    There were three of us for dinner. They served two of us our dinners, but the third meal did not come out. I had to find a server to ask where our 3rd person's meal was. After a short time our server advised that there was a "computer issue between her hand held and the kitchen" and the 3rd entree had not been submitted. We then waited an extremely long time for the 3rd entree to come out. We did our best to pick at our meals and wait, but by the time the 3rd finally came out ours were cold. While in the end they did take the cost of the 3rd meal off of the bill, it was amazing to us that no one noticed we were missing a meal until I found someone to tell. Overall this was not a very good experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is super friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Everything we ordered was amazing! The drink menu and desserts are always impressive as well.
  24. JJ

    JaniceJ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great New Year’s Eve dinner!
  25. GW

    GeorgeW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    Although we made our reservations, two months ago, we were placed in the overflow room with no ambience, and with a party of eight people next to us who are extremely loud so much so that we could not hear each other speak. The food was mediocre. My husband has a halibut that was very dry and small I had the beef tips which were good, but did not come with really any potatoes or vegetables. We were so looking forward to a great New Year’s Eve dinner, and came away, disappointed and knowing that we will never return.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner on New Year’s Eve was excellent; the food, festive atmosphere and our waitress was exceptional! We had a great dining experience.
  27. P

    Pink

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve. Lovely dinner. Lively ambience. Excellent server! Music was just right! Very nice evening!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again we had such an enjoyable meal and evening!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service a bit slow Very loud
  30. M

    Michael

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    perfectly fine restaurant and completely underwhelming at the same time. drinks were nice, wine service was a mess (i.e. server could not open a cork - took three different employees to get the bottle opened). Food was fine, but not memorable. Restaurant positions itself as 'farm to table' but really nothing in the entire experience would feel like "farm to table". No visible management presence.
  31. MB

    MeganB

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was really nice. The decor was really unique. I loved the wall of pothos vines! The drinks were amazing. Great seasonal options. I’m vegan, and they had really awesome vegan options, including a vegan nog-Tini. The food was fresh, and unique. Our sever Jeff was great and very attentive. Can’t wait to go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Mediocre experience for the most expensive restaurant in town. Beautiful ambience. Food is good. Drinks are good. Service is sub par. Value is low. Will reluctantly return when I can afford to do so.
  33. KA

    KarenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alter House is a wonderful restaurant - has an enjoyable happy vibe and yet perfect for a date.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alter House never fails to be spectacular. Every time I have a cocktail elsewhere I wish it was made by the beautiful artist behind the bar, Amanda. The Krampus Margarita was simply perfect. My pork chop couldn’t be more moist and flavorful and you won’t find an appetizer more delicious than the crab and Brie fries. Paxton from the kitchen was very patient and informative with questions regarding the menu and it’s always lovely to see Abby. Thank you to the lovely server Beck for a wonderful night!
  35. TM

    TonyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    They would benefit from some noise reduction measures. Maybe ceiling noise reducers or that and carpeting. Otherwise everything was wonderful
  36. C

    Carolyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable experience at Alter house, fantastic vegan options and fun mocktails. I hope next time we visit there will be a vegan dessert option.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service and food
  38. JS

    JocelynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was wonderful!
  39. k

    kelseyh

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience at Alter House, as always! Our server Beck was excellent, and the poached pear dessert was amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Bec was MARVELOUS!!! The food was fantastic! The drinks were generous Our server Bec deserves the highest praise ‘!

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 4.7 stars by 468 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 20 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–9:00 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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