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Alto

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11 E. 53rd St., New York, NY 10022 40.76003 -73.97404
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-308-1099 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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    10 Reviews | Write a Review

Photo by Mark Peterson

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Official Website

altorestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

Prices

$20-$40

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Special Occasion
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

The tone at Michael White's urbane, sophisticated, somewhat calculated establishment in midtown is elevated to such a refined, even high-strung, degree that you might have a difficult time knowing the food is Italian. The restaurant is located behind a small courtyard, discreetly tucked behind the Thomas Pink store on Madison Avenue. The rooms, which are neatly designed to give a sense of intimacy as well as loft, are filled with wait staff gliding to and fro in a practiced, choreographed way. Once seated, diners are strafed relentlessly by waiters proffering bottles of spa water and baskets of artisanal bread.

Prix-Fixe Menu

Two-course espresso lunch, $45; four-course dinner, $84

Tasting Menu
Seven-course seasonal dinner, $130

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