Alter

Restaurants, American Wynwood
1 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Alter
Photograph: Courtesy Alter

Chef Brad Kilgore took his previous fine-dining experience and channeled it into the delicious, refined American cuisine he and partners Javier Ramirez and Leo Monterrey are serving up at their Wynwood restaurant Alter. The modern, unassuming spot complements the progressive menu, which includes such standouts as the soft egg with sea scallop espuma, chive, truffle pearls and Gruyere, and the slow-braised brisket, served with parsley-cream corn. On weekends, the five-course, $65 tasting menu is especially popular with diners.

By: Virginia Gil

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Venue name: Alter
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Address: 223 NW 23rd St
Miami

Cross street: at NW 2nd Ave
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 7pm–11pm
Transport: Bus 2
Price: $$$
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I ate at Alter during Art Basel. I contacted the restaurant a month before the date of dining to ask if they did substitutions for pescatarian diet, and they did. I saw on the website leading to Art Basel that there would be a special menu. I emailed the restaurant two weeks before the reservation to ask what that menu would be then again a week before since there was no response. Upon arriving to the restaurant, I saw it was the exact same menu as listed prior to the Art Basel special menu announcement but it was $95 for the 5 course rather than $75. When I brought this up to the waiter, he said the price had always been $95 for the menu, clearly lying to us. After much deliberation, we decided to stay at the restaurant. I asked for the vegetarian menu, and the waiter said there was not a printed version of the menu available, so he recited the entire menu. During the meal, a table near us requested a printed version of the vegetarian menu and their waiter was able to provide it! The service overall was okay. Our waiter himself was not good at all. Furthermore, upon receiving the check we were charged $8 for a bottle of water that was never placed on our table. It would be one thing if they filled our glasses and let us complete the rest of the bottle, but they took it away! Absolutely outrageous. Will not be recommending this restaurant -- they're trying to rip you off. Finally, there is an included 18% tip. I thought this was included in the fixed price of the menu, but no!! It's additional. The menu did not make it clear it was an additionally gratuity. Made sense why the service was so poor...