Eat
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Eat

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seasaltrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5108831720
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;

    Interim Menu available 3:00pm - 5:00pm Sunday-Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Weibull
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dwight Way
  • Public Transit: The 65 bus.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer parking in the back of the restaurant after 6:00pm and all day on weekends. Street metered parking is available during the day.

A word from Eat
Located on San Pablo Avenue and Dwight Way, Eat promotes innovative, healthy and sustainable seafood dining. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and for brunch on weekends.
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Eat reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The food was very mediocre.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    The food was very mediocre. Too bad it's not Sea Salt any more. Such a nice space.
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  • The food was good but the
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The food was good but the lemon cake was a disaster--too dry, not sweet, and the strawberries were also dry and served without any juice.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious food with amazing
    Sonia16
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Delicious food with amazing service. Would definitely recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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  • Lisa and Omar were exceptional..tho
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Lisa and Omar were exceptional..thoughtfulness and service..I tasted two wines, and finally accepted Omar's suggestion. which was the third wine. Their willingness to change my husband's order, He ordered fried fish and he doesn't eat fried foods.( we didn't take them up on it as it was his mistake.)...fish stew was very good and the lobster made a difference ...organic lamb was good, we had the mushroom terrine and the artichoke as appetizers We hope they will change their menu often enough so we can go back often. Suggestion: Should make their menu all organic...and give a choice for vegans.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The halibut was perfectly
    PlumVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    The halibut was perfectly cooked and delicious. The fried cod and scallops had a lovely, light tempura-like breading, and may even be better that the fish and chips of SeaSalt. The fried vegetables that accompanied the fish were a delight. I definitely recommend Eat.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Not very focussed.... Ordered
    sfrmarc
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    Not very focussed.... Ordered a large & a small plate to share between two people: NOT brought out together. Soup was not hot. No bread until requested..... Needs work...
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  • Eat is a work in progress.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Eat is a work in progress. Despite being mostly empty, service was undepedable -- we had to wait longer for our entrees than we thought it should. The fish stew was not enhanced by the slivers of carrot and pieces of potato. The carafe of water on the table was a good idea, but it should have been cold, not tepid; some ice cubes would be good. There were only two desserts; the lemon cake was so dry that we poured some of the cream supplied with the coffee onto it, and the scoop of ice cream with it was tiny. You may forward this to the restaurant.
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  • The food was much too spicy.
    Bklyngrl718
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    The food was much too spicy. Unnecessarily spicy. I did not enjoy my meal. They offered to take it back but we were pressed for time. Not sure if I would return there.
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  • Wonderful…
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Engaging and creative dishes. Delicious and well prepared. Two of us enjoyed Eat immensely! We shared the artichokes (a fair amount for one.) The pork belly lettuce cups is more of an entree or t/b shared. Halibut was tasty although a bit overdone. I'd still order it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    We were worried to lose Sea Salt which is not only a favorite, but our nearest restaurant. Eat was a really pleasant surprise. Everything we ate was good and a few things - like the "ceviche" plate - were really excellent. We left feeling our neighborhood had gone up rather than down
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • On a Thursday night is was
    June
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    On a Thursday night is was empty. No atmosphere. Wait staff slow on the uptake. Asleep at the wheel. Wines by the glass not very tasty. Portions large. Food heary. Artichoke dish quite good. My bass too salty, almost inedible. Osso bucco tasteless.This place needs to add some pzazz and a new exec. chef!
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  • We knew that this place was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    We knew that this place was no longer Sea Salt, and that was sad to know; but change is a part of life, and so we went to Eat in a spirit of curiosity and optimism. We were horribly, painfully, unbelievably disappointed. What we at first took to be the list of appetizers turned out to be the entire menu; and it was a menu of such unrelenting pretension and eccentricity as to strangle at birth any thought of ever setting foot in the place again. The catalog of cocktails, beers, and wine, however, was plentiful. No, we did not expect Sea Salt; but we did expect more than a sommelier's cheat-sheet with a handful of misbegotten bar snacks tacked on as an afterthought.
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  • This was their first night
    pvwestie
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    This was their first night open as Eat. The fish and chips weren't good except for some tasty fired lotus root. The salad was light and fresh. The place needs time, but Sea Salt was much better.
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  • Really a shame.
    SFNICA
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    It's really a shame that this restaurant will not be anymore... I have been to Sea Salt a few times and each time I only gave it excellent marks. This time, however, much was lacking. I was really surprised how, being a special evening (NYE), there was no special event planned (ie champagne, hats, music, etc), the staff seemed "half not there," staff was short and running frantically, and some of the food (although excellent) was cold. I have a feeling this was more due to it being the last night the restaurant would be open... it's really a shame.
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  • the food was amazing. the
    Ceilidh
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    the food was amazing. the cocktails were delicious. perfect New Year's Eve date dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an exceptionally professiona
    Mary
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    We had an exceptionally professional and considerate waiter. The quality of the dishes was mixed, from fair to good.
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  • The happy hour oyster bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    The happy hour oyster bar was very celebratory: we got one huge platter of delicious oysters to share.My grilled sea bass was outstanding with great presentation, leaving me wondering how they make it so tasty. Others at table were likewise happy. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • A let down.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    i've been to dinner at Sea Salt once before, but was very disappointed this time, as were my friends. We sat in the side of the restaurant that is definitely much lower in ambiance, and the food was mediocre at best. Will not go back.
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  • Nice seafood selections, as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Nice seafood selections, as expected. Service was prompt and ambience was enjoyable. Overall a nice dinner and evening spent out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Fine but room for improvement
    semiannual
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    crab risotto was a bit salty but otherwise fine, the artichoke heart was good, and the wine was excellent. One of the owners paid a visit to the table, which made the restaurant seem extra special, but the waiter seemed to be a bit, well, arrogant, for lack of a better word. I'd come back here for the ambience and wine and hope for a nicer waiter.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • We've been dining here for
    Newbie
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    We've been dining here for years. The service for our drink order was horrific. We waited over twenty minutes for our drinks. Our friends got theirs first. The bartender was snippy and said she was the only one working. Is that a patron's problem? The food took forever and was average. We do not plan to return.
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  • A fun place to go with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    A fun place to go with friends who like to share a variety of plates. Seafood is fresh and imaginatively prepared, and though individual dishes don't rate raves, they add up to a fun meal along with a good list of cocktails.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • wonderful neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    wonderful neighborhood restaurant with excellent fish choices. Loved the trout sandwich and the french fries. Really fun, energetic place. It is noisy, but okay if you aren't looking for romantic. Service can be fair to okay depending on how busy the restaurant gets.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Great place for seafood lovers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2011
    If you like seafood, this place is wonderful. My dining companions all do, and they enjoyed their meals. I need low-carb, high protein vegetarian food. The chef kindly made a special dish for me, which was very appreciated and good but it's not Sea Salt's strong point (nor is it supposed to be). My companions always enjoy their drinks too. I like their ocean-inspired decor and love that they have a patio in the back where my dog can join us. Sea Salt also has a wonderful brunch. The staff is always friendly and professional. Street parking and lot in the back.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Lovely place. I'm a fish/seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    Lovely place. I'm a fish/seafood lover and Seasalt hits the spot. Really good service, no pretension, a good mature offering for discerning diners. On this last occasion we happened to hit happy hour and enjoyed sensational oysters from Hood Canal at (as I recall) $1 apiece! Highly recommended (for seafood lovers - the clue is in the name).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Always Good!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/1/2011
    Never had a bad meal here! Good place to bring the kids, large groups, and brunch. Food is spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Very good food, but small
    Bonfire
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Very good food, but small limited menu. I loved the mussels one time, but they didn't have them the second or third time I went. The new enlarged space is okay, the original room has more interesting ambiance. My favorite is the BLT, bacon, lettuce and tuna sandwich, a good staple there.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great food, noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2010
    I would give 5 stars for our meal. Food here was superb, but we went with a group of 10, they seated us around a VERY large table, and it was very noisy, so we could barely talk to each other. Better for smaller groups, or ask for a smaller table, but I highly recommend the food, delicious!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Sea Salt has declined since
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/30/2010
    Sea Salt has declined since it opened. It is noisy and the fish is sometimes greasy. Drinks were overpriced and ordinary. Garden is not especially nice and parking is a pain.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Sea Salt was delicious! We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    Sea Salt was delicious! We had some expectations of the place, and were not disappointed with our first meal there. We shared the fish and chips to start, and they were the best we've had in a while. The sturgeon was cooked perfectly and our favorite of the meal, but I would probably not get the clams again (all I could taste was cumin). We have since come back for happy hour, and shared some small plates with friends...the beef sliders were EXCELLENT! (Not on the menu right now, it seems.) The Ahi sliders were also super-tasty, will definitely come back again!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lobster mini rolls. Nuff said!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    Lobster mini rolls. Nuff said! (seriously sea food here is crazy good)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • I always just have a good
    oMilo
    Dined on 2/2/2010
    I always just have a good experience -- good food / good wine experience in a really pleasant setting. The service is ok to good. It varies each time I go.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Best fish and chips and blt,
    cookiegoddessVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2010
    Best fish and chips and blt, (with smoked trout.) Interesting sides and nice cocktails.
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  • Lobster roll & clam chowder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    Lobster roll & clam chowder are delicious! Vibrant & energetic feel!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The clam chowder is incredible,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 12/11/2009
    The clam chowder is incredible, although pricey for the amount you get. I think it's a little overpriced in general, although the food is good.
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  • Sea Salt is hands down one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2009
    Sea Salt is hands down one of my favorite finds in the east bay. The BLT (bacon, lettuce and trout)is phenomenal. Haven't had a disappointing meal here yet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Very loud. Fish surprisingly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/11/2009
    Very loud. Fish surprisingly good and fresh. This restaurant seems to be dualing for loud bar scene and good seafood.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great except that they load
    eatswell
    Dined on 9/3/2009
    Great except that they load the seafood with butter, thus negating the health benefit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place. Very much
    Sfdigmom
    Dined on 6/14/2009
    I love this place. Very much off the beaten path (mine, at least), but in a really cute section of San Pablo in Berkeley. The food is innovative, the price is great. I like to go here before going to Berkeley Rep - the food at this restaurant compares to the higher price places in North Berkeley - but it is cheaper, less crowded, and a lot less pretentious.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • good value for brunch in the
    DguruVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    good value for brunch in the bay area. food was fantastic.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic