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Alter House, Clarks Summit, PA

Alter House

4.8
4.8
356 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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Booked 1 time 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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SEASONAL SMALL PLATES

  • HOUSE FLATBREAD

    Chef's Seasonal Selection Gluten Free Cauliflower Crust +2 | Vegan Mozzarella +1

    • Menu$12.00
  • VEGETARIAN FLATBREAD

    Cauliflower Crust, Gruyere, Local Roasted Harvest, Confit Garlic

    • Menu$13.00
  • BIANCO FLATBREAD

    BIANCO FLATBREAD11 Confit Garlic & Onion, Rosemary, Brie & Romano GLUTEN FREE CAULIFLOWER CRUST +2 VEGAN MOZZARELLA +1

    • Menu$11.00
  • CHARCUTERIE BOARD

    Cured Meats, Artisan Cheeses, Seasonal Mustard, Seasonal Compote, Assorted Nuts, Local Honey, Crostini (gluten-free crackers available upon request)

    • Menu$18.00
  • SHRIMP & GRITS

    Sautéed Gulf Shrimp, Anson Mills Blue Corn Grits, Sharp New York Cheddar, Local Peppers & Leek, Red-Eye Gravy

    • Menu$17.00
  • CRAB & BRIE FRIES

    House-Cut Fries, Jumbo Lump Crab, Brie Cream, Dill

    • Menu$11.00
  • "HUMMUS" FRIES

    Local Sweet Leek, Smokey Aioli

    • Menu$10.00
  • HOUSE SOUP

    • Menu$8.00

FROM THE FIELD

  • HOUSE CAESAR

    Rowlands Greens, EVOO, Anchovy Crumble, House Garlic Dressing add chicken+6/add shrimp+8

    • Menu$10.00
  • BIBB & BLEU

    Bibb, Frisee & Endive, Fuller's Hillbilly Bacon, Pickled Carrots, Shropshire Bleu, White Balsamic- chicken+6/ shrimp+8/ salmon +9

    • Menu$12.00
  • BEET SALAD

    Salt Roasted Red & Golden Beets, Honey Whipped Ricotta, Brown Butter Crumble, Honey Vinaigrette

    • Menu$9.00

SEASONAL ENTREES

  • WOOD FIRE GRILLED CHICKEN

    Free Range Chicken Breast, Shaved Fennel, Grilled Eggplant, Local Kale, Farro, Confit Garlic, Lemon, EVOO

    • Menu$27.00
  • WOOD FIRE GRILLED PRIME PORK CHOP

    Roasted Local Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Rutabaga & Parsnips, Creamed Onion

    • Menu$31.00
  • WOOD FIRE GRILLED RIBEYE STEAK

    Trovato's 16oz Boneless Ribeye, Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Local Asparagus & Carrots, 3rd Kingdom Mushrooms, House Demi-Glace

    • Menu$49.00
  • PASTA FEATURE$20.00

    • WOOD FIRE GRILLED DOMESTIC RACK OF LAMB

      Grilled Brussels Salad, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Chèvre, Blueberry-Thyme Glaze

      • Menu$43.00
    • PAN-FRIED CATFISH

      Cajun Cornmeal Dusted, Wilted Fuller's Greens, Trovato's Chorizo Sausage, Great Northern White Beans & Carrots, House Slaw, Remoulade

      • Menu$28.00
    • SEASONAL HARVEST BOWL

      Farro, Local Harvest Vegetables, House Sweet Soy

      • Men$17.00
    • HOUSE SMASH PATTY

      Twin Grass Fed Beef Patties, Cooper, House Secret Sauce, Chef's Pickles, Toasted Brioche, Pommes Frites

      • Menu$16.00
    • 926 BURGER

      Wood Fire Grilled Grass Fed Beef, Smoked Cheddar, Chipotle-Bourbon Bacon-Onion Jam, Toasted Brioche, Pommes Frites

      • Menu$17.00
    • BUNLESS BLACK BEAN VEGGIE BURGER$16.00

      Wood Fire Grilled, Local Greens, Local Onion, Sweet Onion Jam, Vegan Mozzarella, Pommes Frites BOARDWALK+2 *TRUFFLE+5

      SEASONAL KIDS MENU

      • MAC & CHEESE

        Penne Pasta with House-Made Creamy Cheese Sauce

        • Menu$8.00
      • CHICKEN TENDER MEAL

        Breaded Chicken Tenders, Pommes Frites

        • Menu$12.00
      • PRIME BEEF SLIDERS MEAL

        Two Prime Beef Sliders, Cheese, House Pickle, Pommes Frites

        • Menu$12.00
      • CHEESE FLATBREAD

        House Red Sauce, Pizza Cheese Blend (Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust +2)

        • Menu$7.00

      Last updated: April 1, 2022

      What 356 people are saying

      Overall ratings and reviews

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

      4.8
      4.8 based on recent ratings
      • 4.7Food
      • 4.7Service
      • 4.8Ambience
      • 4.4Value

      NoiseModerate

      Loved For

      • Scranton / Poconos

        Best Overall

      • Scranton / Poconos

        Best Service

      • 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

      • Scranton / Poconos

        Most Booked

      • Poconos Mountain Region

        Best Overall

      • Poconos Mountain Region

        Best Service

      • 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

      • Poconos Mountain Region

        Most Booked

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      1. NS

        NicS

        New York Area

        8 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        8 reviews

        Dined 1 day ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

      2. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        New England

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 1 day ago

        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!

      3. NS

        NicS

        New York Area

        9 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        9 reviews

        Dined 5 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

      4. HA

        HollyA

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 5 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Amazing food, service and drinks!! 10/10 would go back!

      5. RM

        RobertM

        Philadelphia

        1 review

        vip
        4.0

        1 review

        Dined 6 days ago

        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.

      6. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        Poconos

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 7 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

      7. 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

      8. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        San Francisco

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 14, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        The service and food were top notch.

      9. 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

      10. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        New York Area

        5 reviews

        5.0

        5 reviews

        Dined on May 14, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Best food,drinks and SERVICE !!

      11. MM

        MarieM

        Poconos

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 13, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        The food was fabulous,also the drinks!!!

      12. 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

      13. 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!

      14. 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 .

      15. 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!

      16. 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!

      17. 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.

      18. DS

        DonS

        Philadelphia

        9 reviews

        4.0

        9 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.

      19. MF

        MeganF

        Poconos

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on April 10, 2022

        overall5food4service5ambience5

        Excellent service and meals! Delicious drinks! Highly recommend.

      20. 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.

      21. 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.

      22. 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!

      23. M

        Maureen

        Poconos

        7 reviews

        5.0

        7 reviews

        Dined on April 9, 2022

        overall5food5service4ambience5

        Great atmosphere! Great drinks. Food was delicious.

      24. SS

        SueS

        New York Area

        17 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        17 reviews

        Dined on April 9, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Favorite Dining Spot Always Fresh & Delicious

      25. P

        Phillydining

        Philadelphia

        9 reviews

        5.0

        9 reviews

        Dined on April 8, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Beautiful plating, amazing dinner, awesome drinks!

      26. 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+!

      27. 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.

      28. 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!

      29. 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.

      30. 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!

      31. 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.

      32. 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.

      33. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 19, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Lovely meal I highly recommend 🤤

      34. RL

        RoniL

        Poconos

        3 reviews

        5.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on February 18, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Our server Abby was absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond to ensure that my date and I had an incredible evening filled with great atmosphere, service, and delicious food. She was highly attentive, engaging, and knowledgeable of the specials and the cocktail menu. Alter house creates a sexy cool city vibe. I look forward to returning

      35. AR

        AliRV

        Philadelphia

        30 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        30 reviews

        Dined on February 18, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        The current menu is great. Everything was amazing.

      36. c

        chris

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 15, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Shamus is great.

      37. KK

        KarenK

        1 review

        2.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 14, 2022

        overall2food2service5ambience4

        The restaurant was very nice and the service was excellent but , I Really wish we would have know that there was going to be a separate menu for Valentine’s Day and that you couldn’t order from the everyday menu The choices were very limited . I myself am a bartender for over 20 years and the drinks were awful they tasted of pure alcohol had to add water just to be able to drink them they had no flavor .. Worst Valentines Day Dinner ever …

      38. c

        cookathome

        New York Area

        1 review

        3.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 13, 2022

        overall3food3service3ambience3

        Was in the neighborhood from NYC and had seen some comments about this being one of the finer restaurants in the area. Probably not a good idea to have come on Valentine's weekend due to the limited and overpriced menu

      39. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 12, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Amazing food. Friendly staff. Inviting atmosphere.

      40. KR

        KristenRinaldi

        Los Angeles

        1 review

        4.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 11, 2022

        overall4food5service5ambience4

        Service was pleasant and attentive. Food was delicious.

      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 356 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.

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      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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