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Alter House, Clarks Summit, PA

Alter House

4.8
4.8
402 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 25 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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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Overall

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  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Ambiance

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Value

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    Healthy

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Hot Spot

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Scranton / Poconos

    American

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Overall

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Food

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Service

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Ambiance

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Value

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Healthy

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Hot Spot

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Romantic

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Special Occasion

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Poconos Mountain Region

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  1. MR

    MRSB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing impressive. Waiting over ten minutes for table even though we had a reservation. No place to stand while waiting other than the main door. Everyone’s food was lukewarm by the time it came out. Too pricy for the quality. Nice wine and beer selection.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    University of Scranton Family Weekend
  3. DP

    DocP

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently have a good experience. Food was great, service is excellent, good value. Enjoyed the live music on Thursday evening. We always enjoy Alter House and go back regularly. Highly recommend you try it!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and the staff was great. Had a very nice time.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed Best restaurant in the area
  7. JF

    JFWJR

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar very delightful experience excellent drinks. Tracy and the rest of the Bar staff was fantastic attentive and made excellent drinks. All the staff the owner are all polite professional and fantastic. Very nice menu the duck was outstanding and so was the pork chop and the Caesar salad
  8. EA

    ElizabethA

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best atmosphere!!! Amazing drinks and bartenders. Greatest staff around!
  9. BH

    BridgetH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jane the waitress couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. The food was delicious and while the outdoors is a bit noisy the ambiance is very inviting....
  10. PT

    PatrickT

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice, modern atmosphere, all enjoyed cocktails, salads, entrees & desert. Service seemed to confuse our table with others more than once; we made light of it.
  11. b

    barkingspider

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and properly sized portions. Server was very attentive and highly knowledgeable about the food and where it was sourced. It's a little pricey for some of the higher end meats but the quality makes it worth the price.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Meal could have been hotter. Dinner came out too quick even though I asked for a slow pace.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience! Highly recommend!
  14. DJ

    DonnaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place from the moment you walk in until you leave. Beautiful atmosphere, stellar service with delicious cocktails that can be considered a work of art and food that was delicious and presented beautifully. Our server, Abby, was top notch. Friendly, informative with attention to detail while providing excellent service. Fair pricing for the quality you receive. A must stop if you are in the area.
  15. M

    Matt

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were awesome as always!! I love it there and I love everyone who works there!! What a beautiful and amazing restaurant and what awesome and wonderful people!! They have all stolen my heart!!
  16. NN

    NicoleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t beat this place! The drinks are all amazing & the food is so fresh! Service is fantastic!
  17. K

    Kristin

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday. Delicious cocktails, salads, entrees and desserts. We enjoyed it all! The duck was a fan favorite.
  18. M

    Mpcflyers1

    Las Vegas

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food and service great main dining room just to noisy !!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall good quality food, outstanding service, pleasant ambiance. Traffic noise for outside seating seemed a little too much for us. But we were seated inside, which was very comfortable. The free glasses of champagne for our special occasion was a touch of class! Pleased to have such a restaurant in our area.
  20. G

    Gjyof42

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as well as service. We dined outside. Nice atmosphere. We will be going back again.
  21. BC

    BobC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and our server was there when needed but did not hover. Not our first time eating here and won’t be the last.
  22. C

    Cinny

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abby is an excellent waitress. Pleasant and sincere with regards to customer satisfaction. She makes sure your dining experience is enjoyable. Food is absolutely amazing! We will be back as she contributed to Alter House being our number one place to dine. Highly recommended !!
  23. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Our server Kelly was wonderful!
  24. CL

    CarissaL

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very very good would definitely go back. Food was presented very nicely and tasted as good as it looked.
  25. JF

    JFWJR

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Duck was outstanding . The charcuterie board was Delicious and presented beautifully. We sat at the bar the three people behind the bar were excellent knowledgeable efficient made great drinks everything was fantastic. I like sitting at the bar better I had a better experience versus sitting at a regular table I’m gonna try this place again atmosphere was nice everything was clean neat and organized
  26. KC

    KevinC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good place to eat but it can get a little noisy.
  27. C

    Cinny

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary celebration. Jeff and Abby were excellent servers. Very professional and exceptional service. Food was amazing. Loved the experience and highly recommend. We will be repeat customers!!
  28. KD

    KrissyD

    Poconos

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out for my husband's birthday and we had a great time! Food was delicious and the cheesecake was excellent!!!
  29. PJ

    PamelaJ

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. One of the best meals a table of 4 has ever had. We will be back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food, atmosphere, employees, managers and owner!! My whole day was made because I knew I was coming here tonight!!!
  31. TO

    TONYD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Outside seating. Outstanding apps, entrees and dessert. Thank you Abby for excellent service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a friend’s birthday! Always great!!!
  33. SB

    StacieB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice selection of appetizers and small plates. The hummus fries were delicious, the tuna tostados were perfectly cooked and the blackberry Moscow mule hit the spot! We will definitely be back!
  34. L

    Luvfood

    Poconos

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was slow but possibly due to a staffing shortage and a large affair in the inside dining room. I still enjoyed everything and will certainly dine here again.
  35. MT

    MarkT

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was nice, sat outside. It was humid out here fire a little buggy but they can’t help that. Our waiter was excellent , the food was great and served in a timely manner.
  36. MO

    MattO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flat breads and bruschetta was really good and unique!
  37. MW

    MaryannW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had dinner with friends. the Quinoa grain bowl was wonderful, and I highly recommend the Scallop appetizer. The staff is very friendly and attentive.
  38. LE

    LynnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the creative menu options. Very good bread but too much garlic in the aioli they offer instead of butter. Real sugar cubes of cane sugar vs packets, but the usual cadre of sugar alternatives, Splenda, Equal, etc. Food was very tasty and well-cooked to customer specs. Sauces were really good. Drinks were fun! Too much noise with the acoustics in the dining room. Hard to hear each other speaking. And a guitar player during dinner did not help. Service was outstanding! Yay, Don!
  39. PB

    PatriceB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  40. 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.

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 402 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 25 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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