Altura restaurant applies the focus of ingredient-driven Italian cooking to the natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Our chefs work tirelessly each day to highlight the most exciting seasonal products.
Chef Nathan Lockwood's tasting menu is at the heart of the Altura approach to dining. With a focus on wild foraged products, pristine Puget Sound seafood and locally raised heirloom meats and vegetables, our tasting menu exemplifies who we are. Expect to spend between two and three hours enjoying ten to fifteen courses of our most inspired dishes.
For a less structured approach, diners are welcome to design their own experience by choosing three or more courses from our traditional menu. Our team of Sommeliers is always on hand to design a unique flight of paired wines or help you find the perfect bottle to highlight your experience.
We invite you to join us on Capitol Hill to celebrate seasonal cuisine, exceptional wine and gracious service.
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 to have won Nicky Meats Wild About Game competition in September 2012.
A graduate of UW Law School, Rebecca Lockwood handles the business operations of the restaurant and coordinates special events. She worked as hostess at Acquerello Restaurant in San Francisco when it received its Michelin star and brings her passion for excellence in guest experience to Altura.
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 and 2014 with Best Chef: Pacific Northwest semifinalist nominations for Chef Nathan Lockwood.