Alter

4.6
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394 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Alter is a casual, chef-driven, American restaurant located in Miami’s up-and-coming Wynwood neighborhood led by Chef Bradley Kilgore. Our dining room is reserved for guests participating in our 5 or 7 course tasting menus, or our full Chef’s experience.

The seasonal cuisine is focused on locally sourced ingredients from Florida, highlighting the States rich seafood offering, tropical fruits, vegetables and meats.

Alter’s beverage program includes an uncompromising wine selection that span from top well known producers to small artisanal growers from around the world.
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HH
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great culinary experience Waitstaff very tuned with food and preparation methods. I can highly recommend this restaurant

IM
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alter reliably offers beautifully displayed dishes with complex flavors and texture. The tasting menu has changed, allowing for fantastic new looks and tastes, but the old special dishes, such as the memorable ‘soft egg’ are still available. Our wait staff was attentive, knowledgable, friendly, responsive, and flexible. All in all, a fantastic evening. Our guests from San Francisco lamented that they had to come to Miami to have this great a meal.

v
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Honestly I get tasting menus. But this place was a big rip off. Food portions were ridiculously small for the price you pay. Make your portions a bit bigger and than you can call or dinner

M
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cuisine and service!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing vibe, loved the specials!

SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the US! Staff is always welcoming and knowledgeable, food terrific every time. Highly recommend for a unique, delicious, and unpretentious experience.

j
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and wine pairings. So happy to find this place.

2
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing 7 course meal. Grouper and lamb ragout were very good chowder was good. Crude tasty but not unique or memorable. Disliked dessert and maitake (mushroom) dish. Service slow. Hard to u derstand food descriptions. Food artfully presented ted but dishes were more attractive visually than they tasted. A disappointment. Craft cocktail was a hit and miss. Kyu in Wynwood far superior in every regard. Can't recommend I'm afraid. Overrated. Can't compete with other chef dinners like Catbird Seat in Nashville or Campfire in Carlsbad CA

D
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute home-run! I have never had such a fun and delicious tasting menu experience. The service was impeccable and friendly, the food was approachable and amazing, and there was no pretense - i cant stress enough how relaxed and enjoyable the meal was! Will absolutely be returning.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Alter based on a recommendation by a chef. He said if there was only one restaurant he could go to in Miami - Alter would be it. After reading so many positive reviews we booked Alter for our final dinner of our honeymoon trip.

The experience as a whole was the absolute best dining experience we could have imagined. They went above and beyond making us feel special for our honeymoon and the service throughout was impeccable.

Alter offers different tasting menus and we selected the 5 course menu which was incredibly presented and utterly delicious. Our waiter also recommended their signature egg and bread dish which was mind blowing - do yourself a favour and order this dish.

Now this is not an inexpensive restaurant and portions are small. However the flavours of each dish and the presentation and the entire experience are so memorable that it is more than worth the price.

Alter is now our #1 recommendation in Miami. Spoil yourself and give your tastebuds a treat and make a reservation ASAP at Alter

D
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a celebration. Fun for all! Will go again.

O
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food quality itself was excellent. The wine was good. However the entire experience was incredibly rushed! We did the seven course tasting menu with wine pairing. The moment we put our fork down and finished one course somebody was taking away the plate and immediately bringing the next one. Same thing with the wine since it was being matched to the course. At one point in time we each had three glasses of wine on the table with different wines because we could not drink them fast enough and keep up with the food pace. Not the kind of experience you would get at other fine dining tasting menu restaurants around the world.

T
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Great service horrible food I’ve been to many chef restaurants and the flavor here was just disgusting

KF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food Atmosphere Experience-Mari the server was over and above exceptional and her commitment to making my 20th anniversary dinner outstanding. Mari excellent detail to the ingredients and preparation of the food and the explanation we thoroughly enjoyed.

PB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A truly amazing dining experience. The concept of the chef’s menu adds an element of mystery and adventure to dining at Alter. This renders it unique in a class of cuisine where the food is already deconstructed and bizarre. In the case of Alter, the experience is not grotesque but rather fantastical. I loved the desert, but unfortunately I cannot recall what it was called. A natural fruit sorbet of some sort with passion fruit pearls. The only drawback out of 8 courses served was the grouper. A naturally flaky-textured meat that has a certain sweetness and freshness, was rendered mealy and rubbery by the sous-vide cooking technique— which upon first bite greeted you with a dead fish aroma. I hated it as it piled on insult to injury by being overly salted and drowned in a textureless, incongruent mix of foam and beschamel-like goup. To make up for this was the most perfectly balanced pork belly. Fortunately, this wiped all the bad memories away. Well almost. I would definitely recommend this place and go back once the menu is updated. We ate nearly everything they had with the eight course chefs menu.

IP
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great chef work, a surprise for Miami standards. The wine list can be better.

n
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pricey dinner, but delicious and surprisingly filling

DC
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food lived up to the hype and service was friendly and excellent!

n
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The plate presentation was on point. The desserts were delicious.
However, the rest was not worth the price.

SS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding restaurant with very innovative cuisine.

DE
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely phenomenal. We were incredibly impressed and we cannot wait to return. My husband and I said it is our favorite restaurant in Miami.

C
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered Miami Spice. It was extra delicious. The service is outstanding

E
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretentious food for chef followers who want to try “innovative” cuisine though dishes do not work. They are palatable, rapidly forgettable and grudgingly portioned.

LA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was incredible! went for Miami spice and the menu was definitely affordable.

EC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meal experiences I've ever had. The food choices are superb and the service is outstanding

m
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel was our server. Very appreciative to be able to enjoy miami spice in this restaurant, which makes a wonderful dining experience a bargain. Chef Kilgore offers a wide array of textures and flavor combinations. Must try if Caesar salads and steaks no longer make the cut

T
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was exceptional. Decor was ok, rather rustic and I guess bohemian?

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wonder Alter was named one of the best value at the Miami Spice 2019. This was my second time at Alter and once again the experience was outstanding. The food, the service, the atmosphere everything so well balanced. I just love it. And everyone at the kitchen notice my T-shirt that says. be Happy it is contagious 😉

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic place
Went for Miami spice.
Soft egg is a MUST ORDER

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Miami Spice and met all our expectations

P
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rajas and Artic Char are very nice additions to the menu! We had an amazing time thank you!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond expectations good. Chef, service, atmosphere and food are top notch. A++

FD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they treated us like king and queen. They left us a handwritten letter congratulating us, did not rush us at any moment (even though we were enjoying the Miami Spice Menu). The food is outstanding. A true culinary experience, similar to the ones you watch on Netflix’s Chef’s Table. The place is low-key, unique and snobby-less (if that’s a word). True to what it’s supposed to stand for. “Industrial American Cuisine”. One of my favorite culinary experiences in Miami hands down. Please take the time to enjoy this restaurant and all it has to offer.

LL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the best part is that in The Miami Spice menu has the famous Soft egg on it!

o
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Whoever rated this restaurant with a one star must have just been released from an institution with a onesie or is part of the competition. Alter your plans and head over to Alter restaurant for a fantastic meal. This small dining area has favorable food rich for any palate. I ordered from the Miami spice menu, starting with the soft egg with Sea scallop foam and Gruyere cheese. The lamb belly was tender and tasty sitting above celestial cabbage. The umami butter was finger licking good yet there was plenty of bread to spread it on. The desserts may sound cheesy but the Radish and Cheese, and Humboldt Fog Cheese will connect with your consciousness. Chef Bradley Kilgore is creative and will alter your perspective.

RD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! This is probably some of the finest dining I’ve experienced in a long time. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

RB
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding tasting menu for Miami Spice! Each course was creatively prepared and plated. The flavors and quality is excellent!!

Looking forward to returning there very soon!

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was easily one of the best meals my girlfriend and I have ever had out! The experience was absolutely sublime. From the presentation and flair and especially the taste, everything was absolutely perfect. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a special night out! Was truly a unique dining experience. We will absolutely be coming back!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE

BP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Loved everything about it!