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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
  • Any
English first
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 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
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The service and location was perfect because my husband and I were staying at the Gateways Inn. It was just a short walk around the corner. The food was excellent and service was great. I did not have to wait because wonderful folks (Michelle) at Gateways Inn booked our reservation in advance of our arrival.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

great service and delightful dinner on the covered porch in front of the restaurant, I had the very nice Alta salad to start - quite large and shareable. my husband enjoyed the ceaser salad but my sister picked the real winner - the gazpacho. according to the waitress it had tomatoes, cucumber, watermelon and pineapple and was topped with a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

a lovely little restaurant that dishes up contemporary American food with a Mediterranean touch. With views over the quiet village street, we sat on the porch and enjoyed some local vino before tucking into some good, honest food that's sourced from local farms and providores. A very French baked Vermont goat cheese took me back to a lunch I still... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our party of 4 loved everything about this restaurant! The service was excellent, the atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. I ordered a tofu dish as a main course for the first time ever, and it did not disappoint - it was as good as any meal I could have had there. We all had different entrees and... More

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