Alta Group started as Alta CA, a free-standing restaurant in the mid-Market area of San Francisco. With its innovative design, large bar and fun, high energy atmosphere, it was a success from day one. Alta's core values - hospitality, deliciousness and accessibility - resonated with the neighborhood and it became a popular gathering place. That restaurant evolved into Alta Group, a collection of community-focused fine dining restaurants.
We chose the name Alta because it carries with it so many stories that weave in the history of this region and its people. Alta California was the name of the vast territory carved out of the western United States north of Baja California. In Spanish, Alta means upper, taken from the Latin meaning great, fed, cherished, sustained, and nourished. Alta California ceased to exist with the creation of the State of California in 1850, and became the name of the San Francisco newspaper that published Mark Twain's writing.
Our menu celebrates the best of our region. It reflects who we are now -- the exquisite ingredients, the vibrant culture, and everything that is great about California.