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Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar

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American, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wines were very good, we did 'by the glass. Zucchini soup was delic. The asparagus egg appetizer sounded creative but was ordinary, even the cured yolk. My wife really liked the steak. I had the ham croquette as my entree which was delicious, especially the...spicy aioli. Recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here. We both had the roasted clams and duck breast with caramel sauce-delicious. Service was excellent. I appreciated the chef coming by to ask how our dinner was. Highly recommended. Be sure to make a reservation, it’s...a small place.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night. We had reservations, but the place was a bit quiet for the evening. We were seated right away and had glasses of wine served pretty quickly. The food was really great. We shared a salad, and my boyfriend had...a cod dish which he enjoyed very much. I had duck, which had an amazing gravy on it. We finished our meals with a couple glasses of Chambord, as the restaurant has a full bar as well as a good wine selection. The maitre d’ came over and inquire about our meal at one point. Four stars rather than five because the restaurant was quite drafty and cold, and because service was good but not exceptional.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 7, 2022

Wait staff was very good and pleasant. Owner made too many stops to the table (at least four) Over kill in my eyes. Food wasn't bad, just a bit skimpy on the duck. Only 2 very small slices no bigger than your pinky finger. Had...better at other restaurants. If I had to, would possibly go back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 27, 2022

We came here and sat in the bar. We felt safe and all the dishes were good. The waitstaff were pleasant, in general. It's a quaint place. Great experience.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 17, 2022

We were well treated by the owner and staff of this restaurant in Lenox, right in the village. We had read the menu ahead of time online, but there were several specials to consider. For those interested in such things, the Caesar Salad comes with...real anchovies as an option, something not often seen in the best of restaurants. I had the Blue Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin, which was made a perfect melt in your mouth medium. I usually have steak only once or twice a year, and this was definitely the place to have it. My wife had the Pan Seared Cod and declared it possibly the best she has had. We travel to NYC, Chicago and other major cities, so if we were ecstatic over the meal, trust us - it was that good. Already trying to think of how to stop there on the way to or back from our next ride to Boston or the Cape. You should do the same!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 21, 2022

It had been awhile since I visited Alta in Lenox, Ma It has been closed because of covid and hours limited and now is inside. (you can eat on the porch but it is 1 degree here). We have been multiple times in the past...few months because we love the food. It is just superb! Stuffed peppers, fish cakes, and soups for some of the appetizers. To the entrees linguine with clams, roasted chicken, pan seared salmon and tofu. (They always have a few specials.) I had the tofu last night with spinach, potatoes, capers and shrimp, it was superb. This is a special dining experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 2, 2022

Terrific meal on the porch where we felt very comfortable and safe. Dinner was wonderful as was the staff!!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 13, 2021

I had the mussels and quinoa salad. YUM! Great cocktails and mocktails. Super nice waitress - Caroline! All our meals were great.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 5, 2021

We were fortunate to visit Alta. The staff greeted us warmly and tended to our every need. Had the paella special - delicious. The IPA on tap was excellent. Dessert was a mi-cuit, very special. Despite heavy volume we were not rushed at all. A...wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 4, 2021

Highly recommend this restaurant. The service is top notch. Great variety of wine and beer. Several different salads and appetizers to start. We shared the Alta Salad which was delicious. Our main courses included the Sauteed Gulf Shrimp and the Pan Seared Chicken Statler stuffed...with mushrooms. We both really enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 1, 2021 via mobile

This small and intimate restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and creative delicious dishes. We came there for dinner and enjoyed all of the dishes. For desert we had a special cofee wich was wonderful. Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile

Excellent dinner spot in downtown Lenox. Expansive wine list as well as cocktails and beer. Food is farm to table and every dish looked amazing. We enjoyed the steak and a large specialty salad. Plenty to share! Attentive service and friendly staff. Reservations are suggested....The restaurant was packed on a late fall Monday night. Highly recommend .More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 14, 2021 via mobile

My partner and I had a delicious dinner here tonight. You need to make a reservation at least a week in advance We shared a delicious salad which was a generous amount. I had the shrimp dish, just outstanding and my partner had stuffed chicken....Everything was fresh, cooked to perfection and great service. It’s expensive but well worth it!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 21, 2021

Great service and all the dishes were wonderful but the steak was a stand-out. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Marilyn B
September 25, 2020|
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Response from fudgbug | Reviewed this property |
I believe so because we were asked the question when we made the reservation. If you want outside dining, make a reservation early as the place was hopping!
Gayle G
August 10, 2018|
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Response from altawinebar | Property representative |
Of course. We are happy to do!
Gayle G
August 10, 2018|
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Response from winefan2016 | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to get whatever you want there. They will try to provide the best dinning Experience . Just ask.
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Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5