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“Excellent restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar

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
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
new jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The staff were polite and very attentive. The menu was varied and the food preparation was done very well. The atmosphere in the restaurant was lively yet not loud, adding to the enjoyment of the meal.

Visited June 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

First visit was for lunch on the outside veranda. A perfect spot to dine, with slow turning fans keeping the comfort level just right. The Bloody Mary was perfect for this hot afternoon. The Alta salad with grilled to perfection chicken was a Huge portion, very well seasoned, light yet filling. The salad Nicouis with poached tuna also man sized dish, excellent flavor and very fresh. We shared the gespacho soup and loved it. Service was not rushed. Our server and host were gracious and knowledgeable.
My second time was last night and everything was perfect. Loved the peach basil sangria. Getting bread on the table proved to be a slow, sparing process in both experiences. this is a small glitch in an otherwise excellent experience. I Highly recommend Alta.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fine food and friendly servers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Four friends were meeting for our annual vacation in the Berkshires. One remembered Alta from a past reunion. The experience didn't disappoint. It adds so much to an evening out to be treated like it's a pleasure, and even fun, to help you. The food was great. A good time was had by all.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Upper Valley
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Definitely "Alta"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

In Latin "alta" means "high", "lofty", "great", and ALTA is all of these.I hadn't eaten at ALTA in a year. Alas! This was not self-denial, merely circumstances. ALTA, I'm happy to say, has not changed. Success has not gone to its staff's head. Everyone there makes it abundantly clear that they are happy to see you and that they want to please you. That evening I went with the specials: gazpacho; broiled giant scallops with baby beets, mashed potatoes and steamed arugula; a dessert that looked like a layered trifle and featured a medley of fresh berries and mascarpone. Everything was well prepared, beautifully presented, and a symphony of taste delights. Is this why they're called specials? I'll be back. A trip to the Berkshires wouldn't be complete without a visit to ALTA.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Providence, Rhode Island
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fine cuisine both lunch and dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were in Lenox, CT, for several days and ate both lunch and dinner at Alta. The menu was varied with something for everyone to enjoy. It was delicious. The service was even better and my water glass never got half full before being filled. Well worth the trip.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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