The decor is very cozy, quaint
The decor is very cozy, quaint and warm. The food was excellent. The portions were perfect, not huge, not invisible.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Popped in for an unexpected lunch while shopping and was pleasantly surprised with this little place. My girlfriend and I each had salads with added on proteins and a cocktail. Server was excellent and would definitely go back again. I'm curious to try an actual entree from this restaurant.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sole was served without any
Sole was served without any lemon wedge, beet salad was served qithout the beets. pork loin special was good. cookies and truffles were unremarkable. cappucino was the best ever anywhere. ok but not dazzling enough to rush back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't be put off by the fact
Don't be put off by the fact that it is in a mall. This is great resteraunt, one of my favorites in the area.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is creatively prepared
The food is creatively prepared and the service was attentive.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wine review and Coments
My only strong comment would be to change the wine list; that that it is not bad! But with all of the emphasis on local it is a little disheartening to see a list so light on American wines.
There are some wonderful american wines made by small producers that are very special; The Scholium Project in Napa, Meeker (their big reds are amazing) and Christopher Creek (Petite Sirah Port!) in Sonoma, Utopia in OR, Perhaps an interesting selection would be http://store.rstuartandco.com/nv-klipsun-cabernet-port-p15.aspx. There is a vineyard in Northfolk NY that makes only "french style" Roses and they are wonderful.
Upstate NY has some dry Reislings that are wonderful!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dropped by SDLT for a light early dinner and were really pleased with the assiette of duck - rich liver mousse in a generous portion. My companion enjoyed the angus burger and pomme frites so much the last time we were here, he ordered it again. The oyster tasting was also good, and the service was pleasant. Definitely our top choice for dining at the mall.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for a birthday dinner
I brought my sister here for her birthday. It was a good meeting point as we live an hour apart. We had a wonderful dinner . The service was attentive and the food was fabulous. I would go back with no hesitation
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This Ain't Mall Food
This is truly one if our high-end area favorites. Clearly Boston dining in the Western Suburbs. Most notable is the Five Star service we expect in Boston but rarely experience out here. Our server, David L. could be at any of Boston's finest in terms of his knowledge, demeanor and discretion. He literally made our evening.
First when David offers spreads with the bread course just say " Yes!" The cheese, the onion and the olives were all inspiring. Oh yes did I mention the wine list? Really interesting. David hadn't tasted the Montapalcino Rose, I ordered it anyway and offered him a taste. I agreed with his assessment of a certain earthy effervescence.
Ok barely enough characters to say the food was AMAZING!! Risott Skate wings.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall a good experience
We were a group of 8 with 4 kids and 4 adults. The wait staff was patient in taking the order and ensuring that the kids food was out first. The food itself was very good and overall we had a very good time at the restaurant.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food matches the price
The food was wonderful. We had the tasting dish for $9, which I highly recommend. The eggplant on that dish was exceptional. We both had risotto, which was delicious, though I would not wax rhapsodic about it. $20. Our server was sweet and got to us promptly. It's a lovely little place with very convenient underground parking and the chance to wander out into the world of Gucci and Coach and lots of other stores.
We had a fine time.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrating special event with 5 girlfriends... had delicious meal. Waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and wanted to make sure we were happy. We each had a delicious unique cocktail before dinner and wine with dinner. We shared 2 apps, 2 salads, 3 entrees and 2 deserts amongst 5 ladies... waitress made it easy for us to share by giving us individual plates and serving spoons. All the food and drink were really delicious. It is a bit expensive (about $65 per person for what we had - would have been much more if we each ordered our own salad, entrée, desert...)... but very good.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good server ignored
Food was good server ignored 2 women ( us) for a table of men.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, good service....
Delicious food, good service-worth another visit or two to confirm it!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved dining here because it had delicious food friendly staff and a cozy atmosphere.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale family friendly dinner
My kids (12 and 9) requested we go to dinner here. They love the trio of bread accompaniments and the delicious bread basket. They had the fish and chicken for dinner. And the pomme frites as a side, of course! Mommy and Daddy like the wine list and the fantastic choices for dinner (meat, fish, poultry) depending on our mood. Quick and attentive service.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have never had a bad meal yet, the menu changes so every time you go you get a surprise. The food is fresh and delivered to your table nice and hot.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Food in Natick
Other than being located in the Natick Collection, which made parking and then finding the restaurant a challenge, my experience at Sel de la Terre in Natick was great. The host was friendly enough, but not a very engaging fellow. The staff was fantastic, our servers were all friendly and helpful. The food was good - my grilled romaine salad was tremendous, while my partner's burger was good, except for the bun, which was bulky and tasteless. Because it was lunch, we were sans vin, but the ice tea was pleasant enough. Post lunch espresso was one of the best I've had - no bitterness with a creamy, heady flavor. Overall, I would return and now that I know where the restaurant is with regards to the mall, parking will be a lot more efficient.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
FABULOUS in Natick We Forgot About!
An exquisite meal - fresh ingredients, deep & complex flavors, clearly cooked with love, care. & expertise. We haven't been here in years cuz we simply forgot they are here, but look forward to coming back often! Started with balsamic shallot/roasted garlic spread - this needs to be patented! On to grilled romaine salad (wonderful!) and perhaps the best mussel app I've had - needed lots of extra bread to get all of the broth! Pan-seared lemon sole & house chicken breast - 2 simple but good tests for any restaurant - were sumptuous, perfectly cooked, and plated so beautifully we took pictures! Sauces were heavenly and we had to keep asking for more bread so we didn't miss a drop :). Great service, nice seating options depending on your mood
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have always enjoyed this restaurant . The staff is professional and friendly. The food consistently gets high marks. I particularly enjoyed the bouillabaisse on the summer menus.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third time eating
This is our third time eating at Sel de la Terre and once again we were not disappointed. Though a bit on the pricey side, the food, service and ambience are absolutely worth it! We were seated in the bar area which tends to be a bit noisier than the dining room but the floor to ceiling windows make it seem airier as well as being much brighter. Absolutely love this restaurant and don't mind paying the higher prices because the food is so very good and mostly locally sourced. I recommend it to all the foodies I know.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well above average mall dining
Not only is this the best restaurant in the Natick Collection, but it's one of the best restaurants in Metro West. Even their chicken breast tastes like no other you've had. And, the prices are quite reasonable.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious to the last drop of sauce
We just LOVE dining here! Everything is fresh, deep, complex in flavor; presentation compliments the sophistication of the food. New menu is wonderful. Monkfish melted in my mouth. The ribeye was "ridiculously" good -my husband only ordered it cuz our waitress raved (he usually reserves his steaks orders for "steak restaurants"). Charcuterie plate - sublime :) New original cocktails :) Great staff!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sel de la Terre - Bar or Restaurant
We love Sel de la Terre. Bottom line it is good, fun, and friendly. We actually love to bring the kids and sit upfront rather in the dinning room.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chef in MetroWest!
Sel de la Terre has become our go-to restaurant in MetroWest. We have dined there over half dozen times this summer, and look forward to cozy meals there this fall/winter!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great visit to Sel de la Terre
This has long been a favorite lunch spot. Great food, good service. Perfect destination for a business lunch in Framingham. (Also happens to be quite nice for a romantic dinner). I've never been quite sure why the two Boston locations of this fine restaurant were closed, but I am very happy that this one remains open.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our FAVORITE restaurant in MetroWest!! As far as we're concerned, the ONLY good restaurant between Boston and Worcester! Everything - from cocktails to appetizers, entrees to side dishes - is prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients (menu changes often), and deep complex flavors. We want to act like children and 'lick our plates' to get every drop of goodness!!!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very delicious as always
There food is always very flavorable and extremely fresh, as it is right from their farm. My husband and I had the same dishes. Both were the specials of the day. This being the height of tomato season, we had the tomato bisque. Wonderful!!! We both had the skatewing special. We had never had skatewing before, but love seafood. It was very good. The lemon sauce with the polenta made it special.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food but Service Needs Work
Recently ate at this restaurant & found that the Halibut dish was very good, but the service was not. Our reservation was for 5:30pm, we were one of the first customers. I asked the waiter a few food questions about the menu, but he couldn't answer them and never bothered to ask the chef. Halibut took a long time to come to our table. Service was terrible. I'd go there for the food, but they need to train the wait staff.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great meal. Server was outstandin
A great meal. Server was outstanding. Food ease excellent. We'll be back.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sel de la Terre has some of the best food in the area. Reliably interesting and delicious preparations. Generally the waitstaff gives excellent service - but surprisingly this time we had a brand new server who did not know how to open a bottle of wine, so things were a bit rough around the edges.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
love farm to table menu
food is delicious, thoughtfully paired with locally grow ingredients
nice presentation and selection of cheeses for cheese plate
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently excellent food
Food is always great. Love that they grow their own or use local vegetables. Great place.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great surprise. Couldn't have been happier with the food and service. Perfect way to spend a quiet evening out! Definitely at must for any good lover. I know we will be going back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved it!
Great food, wonderful to see a menu with a small but wonderful selection. Service was very good. We can't wait to go back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never Ceases to Disappoint
While it has been a while since our last visit, every time we dine here it is a pleasure. The service is always good. Never overbearing and easy to get their attention if needed. The kitchen keeps the dinning pace just right with a seperate waiter bringing your hot food to the table. For our appetizer we enjoyed a special autumn soup of pumpkin soup with apple chips. For our main we had the Salmon and the arcadian Red Fish. Both were cook just right and tasty. A nice bottle of wine accompanied the meal. This has been and will continue to be one of our favorite spots. And lastly, it is nice in today's day and age to be thanked for dinning at a restaurant as you leave. Nice to know your patronage is appreciated.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
All good but more choices of main course would be nice...
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good lunch on a SUnday
Good sandwiches--done with care. Service was great--coffee good, too. Manager very pleasant.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
convenient and pleasant
always had nice dinners here. Had a perfectly cooked duck breast and creme brulee. rosemary fries a must have. Noise level in dining room is moderate which makes for easy conversation.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this restaurant a number of times for lunch & brunch. It never fails to be an enjoyable time.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
always consistent and delicious
We had a very delicious dinner. The waitor was very friendly and talkative. We spoke with the manager, who stopped by our table.
One of the meal choices that we love is the appetizer, a fried chicken with gorgonzola. It is delicious!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and the front desk personnel were exceptional, even scouting out a place for me and my guest at the bar for a few drinks before dinner while we waited for the rest of our party.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very special evening!
We went to Sel de la Terre for a special celebration, and they did not disappoint! The entire evening was near perfect - upon learning that it was a special occasion, they started us with a complimentary glass of champagne. The food was interesting and fabulous and the service was gracious and impeccable - friendly, but unobtrusive. Highly recommend!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have had at least a dozen dinners It is a $$$ dining tab, but the food is always excellent. . Our only issue is the contrast between the very friendly front of the house staff and the inevitiably reserved and aloof staff in the dining room. A pet peeve is how slow they are to respond to a request that bread be put on the table at the same time as cocktails. We cannot figure out if their is some policy about this or the wait staff is just inattentive. I finally asked the person serving an appetizer for the table. He brought it out almost immediately and, not coincidentally, when the server finally brought it. May be a small thing, but, personally, I am not comfortable sipping a cocktail on an empty stomach.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Above Average Mall Eatery
This is the best restaurant in the Natick Collection. While it's not nearly the best in MetroWest, it still is fine food. The duck breast and swordfish are very good. Also, it's not unreasonably priced for the quality.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pity that John is leaving.
Pity that John is leaving. He has always been our favorite server. Toni let us sit at the bar fifteen minutes without even taking a drink order. Then the menus in front of us apparently didn't give the hint that we were looking to place a food order. I really hope this isn't the way service is heading.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We're in a mall, right?
I went there for the first time a few nights ago just to try out this place. I wasn't sure what to expect because the restaurant seems so empty all the time. I've been to the restaurant on Boylston street and it was one of my favorites. Sadly, it closed. But wow, this one is fantastic and almost tops it. The restaurant was super clean (SPOTLESS GLASSES!!), and the decor was really nice. The restaurant was actually full, but the noise level seemed almost library-like. I'm not sure if it was designed this way but it was really unexpected. I couldn't believe I missed out on this restaurant all these years. I had the risotto and it was absolutely delicious. The drinks were perfect too. I would highly recommend everyone check this place out.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner for two
The duck and sole were prepared to perfection, the server was attentive and courteous but to pushy.
I was surprised that the bar had run out of the Port after dinner cocktail I requested, and the Margarita was weak.
All in all a great meal.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Sel de la Terre
Absolutely love this restaurant. My wife and I continue to come back and continue to be impressed.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
An All Around Wonderful Experience
Sel de la Terre is one of my favorite places to go. I've never been disappointed in the food and the service is excellent without being intrusive. I look forward to the next time.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM