An Italian translation of the word Altura is achieving a place of great height or depth. Our mission is to provide an experience that is continually evolving to become more dynamic, immersive and representative of our time and our culinary heritage. Through this process, we intend to improve the dining experience constantly, reaching new heights individually, professionally and as a team.
Each day we prepare a menu that strives to elevate the ingredients we have found to be of the best quality. We prepare between five and seven courses interspersed with a flurry of small bites. We can happily accommodate most dietary restrictions; your advance notice will allow us to prepare a special menu for you that is as dynamic as possible.
COST AND AVERAGE DURATION OF DINNER
The price of dinner is $137 per person. Dinner runs between two and a half and three hours depending upon the pace of dining. Our kitchen is happy to prepare a menu for you based on your appetite or preferred duration.
Our team has curated two options to complement and highlight today's menu. The beverage pairing takes a contemporary approach by utilizing cocktails, beers and fresh juices in addition to wine, while the classic wine pairing highlights the winemaking traditions of Italy as well as rare and vinous selections. The beverage pairing is $95 per person and the classic wine pairing is $165 per person. Our team of sommeliers is always on hand to guide you through our somewhat esoteric bottle selection.
Chef Nathan Lockwood brings his passion for locally-driven seasonal Italian cuisine to Altura, which he opened with his wife, Rebecca, in October 2011. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park) in 2001 and continued his classical training under culinary luminaries, such as Hubert Keller and Suzette Gresham.
As Chef de Cuisine at Acquerello Restaurant in San Francisco, he led
a kitchen brigade that achieved and maintained a coveted Michelin star. Prior to opening Altura in October 2011, he earned excellent reviews as Chef at Fork restaurant in San Anselmo, California and Jory restaurant in the Willamette Valley, and led the evening dining operations for The Ruins in Lower Queen Anne.
Since opening Altura, he is proud to have received a James Beard seminfinalist nod for Best Chef: Pacific Northwest 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Since opening in October 2011, Altura has received glowing reviews from
local publications, such as The Seattle Times, Seattle Met Magazine, and The Stranger. In 2012, Altura was featured on the cover of Seattle Met as Restaurant as the Year and in Seattle Magazine as Best New Fine-Dining Restaurant.
We have also received national attention as one of only 29 restaurants in the United States to earn a James Beard semifinalist nomination for Best New Restaurant 2012. That honor was followed up in 2013, 2014 and 2015 with Best Chef: Pacific Northwest semifinalist nominations for Chef Nathan Lockwood.