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Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar

34 Church St., Lenox, MA
413-637-0003
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Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We were disappointed by our meal at Alta. The food was OK but our table was so close to the others surrounding it, that our waitress had a difficult time maneuvering between the tables. There are many choices in Lenox and we would not return to Alta.

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Boston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

As we drove into Lenox, I saw the restaurant on the left. Thankfully, we were able to get on street parking down the street a bit. We were seated immediately and our server did an excellent job. I had a lovely Mediterranean inspired salad with flavorful herb grilled chicken and blue cheese dressing. Hubby had a Caesar salad with the... More

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Plymouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

No tables available so we sat at the bar, got full menu and bar menu. Excellent food, attentive service

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Higganum, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I just had a very nice meal with excellent service at Alta's. If you like lamb, I would recommend their Lamb Tagine with Pomegranate Molasses,Dried Apricots, Spices, Stewed Vegetables and Couscous ($29) as tasty, well cooked, and properly served. The 4 of us had dinner on their terrace, which I feared might be too noisy because it opens right onto... More

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Boston
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We recently dined with friends who know Lenox, and their recommendation was spot on. Alta is a compact dining establishment, and perhaps typically French in that your table and your neighbor's are rather close friends. But any concerns about forced intimacy were quickly overshadowed by a wonderful meal. I was delighted with the Lamb Tagine with pomegranate molasses entree, and... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Food, service and ambience were good. The series of small rooms created an intimacy but it was still noisy.

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Potomac, MD
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food focuses on food one finds in the south of France. The preparation is excellent using fresh vegetables and interesting preparations. The suggested wine parings are right on, even when they might not sound conventional. The service is superb. Our waitress was helpful and appropriately attentive. As we were sitting on the porch, the sun ended up in my... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant. Good service from our server Rachel - attention to detail and a good spirited waitress who loves her job and people and it shows. The dinner - sublime! The breast of duck was cooked to perfection with a wonderful sauce served on the side - perfect for dipping. The chicken was well prepared and delicious. The... More

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Essex, Vermont
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is one of those places that you discover, and can't wait to experience over and over again. An unpretentious, yet superior restaurant that offers a wonderful selection of expertly prepared dishes. The Mediterranean and Alta Salads were outstanding; the baked cod and pasta entrees were phenomenal; and the locally made sorbets for dessert were some of the best we... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere and wonderful food. Don't sit at the bar, it will take forever to get served. Try the chicken quesadillas. They are huge! They come with guacamole, sour cream and salsa and they are cheesy and delicious. Will definitely be returning!

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