Alta is another non-tipping establishment to join the queue of restaurants looking to be more forward thinking. Located across the street from Costa’s empire, this area is getting pretty high end. Their sister restaurant, Alder Room opened recently and does only one tasting menu each evening. Interesting.
Natural wines and cocktails available too. After all, they’re a wine bar.
The inside is modern but in a very clean, simplistic, minimalistic way. We came on a Saturday afternoon and the place was pretty sparse.
Menu is in a hip, retro pamphlet style. Food wise, it’s short: 8 appetizers/sharing plates, 3 entrees and 2 desserts. Everything is served cold or at room temperature (minus the sourdough).
Service was excellent. Our server/chef was knowledgeable, prompt and well versed in all the dishes.
Came out hot and fresh as can be. Rip into them and let the steam come out, slather with the cultured butter and repeat.
Salmon was fantastic. Incredibly tender, perfectly cooked. Easily the best dish we tried.
The chips are incredibly light and perfect vehicle to taste the purity of the lamb.
Comes with a slice of sourdough bread. Perfect to soak up with that sauce.
It’s fantastic to have a place like Alta in the city; completely unique, different and hopefully inspires more restaurants to do the same. Just don’t come here hungry as portion sizes are small.
10328 Jasper Avenue