Altura Restaurant brings the seasonal emphasis of Italian cooking and the bounty of the Northwest together with artisan technique. Our guests enjoy the elegance of the finest wines and freshest ingredients, simply prepared and perfectly presented. Chef Nathan Lockwood crafts his weekly-changing menu to celebrate the best, hyper-seasonal products available, highlighting Northwest produce, meats, seafood and foraged items, as well as specialty Italian ingredients and traditions.
Altura encourages its guests to celebrate dining in the Italian style by providing a "3-4-5" coursed dinner format, whereby the guest chooses three, four, or five courses from the five menu sections. Of course, guests are also welcome to dine a la carte. Chef Lockwood provides daily vegan and vegetarian options, and loves the opportunity to create special menus for any guest upon request. We are proud to welcome Seattle to celebrate seasonal cuisine, exceptional wine and gracious service with us on the Hill at Altura.
CHEF NATHAN LOCKWOOD
Chef Lockwood is a classically trained culinary professional specializing in locally driven seasonal Italian cuisine. He has accumulated over sixteen years in the hospitality industry as a cook and chef spending considerable time with culinary luminaries such as Hubert Keller and Suzette Gresham. During his tenure as Chef de Cuisine at Acquerello restaurant in San Francisco, he led a kitchen brigade which achieved and maintained a coveted Michelin star. He has since earned excellent reviews for his work at Fork restaurant in San Anselmo, CA and Jory restaurant in Oregon's Willamette valley. Chef Lockwood most recently led the evening dining operations for The Ruins private supper club in Lower Queen Anne.
SOMMELIER GUY KUGEL
Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Guy grew up working in his family's Italian restaurant, Cafe Gondolier, which opened in 1960 next to the University of Colorado campus. Guy's tenure in Seattle has included ten years at the venerable Flying Fish, managing under James Beard Award-Winning Christine Keff. Guy is honored to have the opportunity to work with Nathan and Rebecca Lockwood as a part of Seattle's Altura. Please ask for him by name, he'd love to say hello and oversee your experience with us.
BUSINESS MANAGER REBECCA LOCKWOOD
A graduate of UW Law School, Rebecca Lockwood is the Business Manager of Altura Restaurant and Chef Lockwood's wife. She got her start in restaurants as a hostess at Acquerello Restaurant in San Francisco. Rebecca will be happy to arrange a reservation for your party, coordinate special events, or assist you with any other matter regarding the restaurant.