Had a wonderful dining experience
Had a wonderful dining experience with coworkers at Saltbox. Outstanding food and top notch service.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is creative and made
Food is creative and made with excellent sustainable meats and vegetables. Unusual but interesting menu with lot's of excellent "small plates/ apps that easily feed two people. Short but good and reasonable wine list - by bottle or glass. Friendly and informative servers.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Brussels sprouts salad
The Brussels sprouts salad was the best thing I ate during my week in San Diego. I highly recommend it. For my entree, I had a flatbread with tomatoes, clams, and chorizo. Flavor was excellent. I think the volume of cheese made it a little too heavy for the crust, but not a big deal. I also had the chocolate churros. These are not just regular churros with some chocolate on top. More like churro-shaped fudge. Really good and surprisingly not heavy. The decor is sleek. The waitstaff is very pleasant. I would definitely go back again.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner before the show
Saltbox may become one of my favorite places to go downtown. Living in North County, we don't get to eat much downtown, unless we are going to the symphony or opera or something. Saltbox gives an automatic 10% discount if you mention you are attending a show downtown that evening.
And the food is very nice. Sourced from local growers, and changing every quarter, the chef does a very nice job getting local, seasonal ingredients into the food.
I started with the chopped Lobster Cobb Salad, with the Hamberguesa Grande as a main, and could not finish due to the generous portion size. My wife had the ribeye steak, cooked "blue", and she loved it.
Our server Katie was very knowledgeable about the menu, and was very helpful.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate at Saltbox on a Thursday
We ate at Saltbox on a Thursday night in April. The restaurant was quiet which provided a relaxed atmosphere. Outstanding food and good service in the Gaslamp District. Perfect combination.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing the Chef came to talk to us to make sure everything was perfect.. Oh yes it definitely was. We had a group of 4 our server was friendly and knowledgeable regarding specials and the food.. She knew her wines and special drinks. The bar is fantastic. I love the uniforms they where.. Its a bucket list type place.. You are not living until you eat at the Saltbox..
4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food..generous portion sizes and great service
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and decent prices
The food here was very good. The staff was friendly and informative. Competitively priced for this style of dining in San Diego. Fresh flavors in an atmosphere conducive to an enjoyable evening.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eccentric in a good way
The food and service was very good. The menu was well thought out and executed well. The interior was beautiful. My only complaint is that the view was poor. I would recommend that they put in something over the windows - frosted glass or stained glass.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Come with a group to share!
We shared all but two of the shareables and added on the mussels and ceviche. There were 6 of us and it was the perfect amount of food. Wonderful experience and Katie provided great service.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great gals night out with amazing food! I called ahead about my food allergies and when we arrived they indicated that they were expecting me and had the following recommendations for my meal. All staff members were made aware of the food allergies so that no mistakes were made. The service was outstanding as was the food!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are here just about once
We are here just about once a month. The restaurant and bar, both have a great environment. The restaurant allows us to enjoy a great dinner in a cozy and tasteful ambiance. The menu is creative with a wide range of flavor. The staff knows how to treat their guests without the "stuffy" fine dining feeling.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great job, Chef!
Recently, I was asked to dine at the Saltbox to experience a palate full of flavor.
All in all, this dining experience was elegant, and the service of the Chef bringing food to the table was honorable. I'd like to extend my thanks to the Chef and his staff for making this dining experience a fine, flavorful memory! :)
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an amazing experience
We have dined at Saltbox on several occasions, both for date night as well as when friends are in town. We have always had an amazing experience here. Food is awesome and the service is excellent. Never have I seen a chef come out and greet every single table. Jeremiah is why we keep coming back. Thank you for always making our nights special. See you all soon!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience
We had a great experience - food was good, fun cocktail menu, good wine list.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thought the food was delicious. Drinks downstairs pre-dinner were very good also. Door to the bar is quite the sight, very large. Bathrrom were co-ed, thatwas a first for me, but very clean/private. Again, we thought the food was greatand we highly recommend this restaurant.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Meal
We have been here a few times, and it's consistently great. We ate on a quiet Tuesday, and it was a great and relaxing experience.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was looking for a quick bite before going to the Old Globe. We told the staff we had reservations, and they couldn't have been more accommodating. The service was timed well and the food was very good. We ended up splitting the lamb shank entree, so we could enjoy the charcuterie beforehand. Nice wine by-the-glass, too as we'd had signature cocktails to start. Overall, a very good dining experience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and people
The atmosphere and food are remarkable here. I had the lamb chops while my fiancé had the steak entree. The delicate attention to preparation and unique combination of seasoning made our entrees not only very delicious, but really stand out from the downtown norm. We were extremely pleased with the appetizers as well. The mussels and veggies were great, but our favorite was the poblano pepper & cheese fondue and toast. The wine list was really well put together and paired exceptionally well with our dishes. The attention from the staff was great, really adds value to our visit. Our group was about 15 in attendance, our wait staff gave us the feeling of being cared for as a large group, and also paid attention to my individual requests.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made me feel like a VIP
I think this was my fifth visit in the past 18 months. Our server remembered us from our last visit in May! She remembered that we sat in the same seat (my fourth time at the same table). My daughter loves the beef cheek tacos and the soups, so she orders from the bar menu. We also love the chicken liver/pate that has been removed from the menu all together. However, the chef had prepared some for a private party the night before and they sent us a complimentary platter. Now, that really made us feel like regulars! I don't know why the place is rarely crowded (we do tend to go on weeknights) because the food is so good, and they have great cocktails and local beers. Never a bad experience!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coming together with friends at the Saltbox where new friends met old in a beautiful inexpensive relaxed atmosphere. Our server was knowledgable in all of the menu and was very attentive to our needs. The shared starters of Beet Salad, Domestic Cheese Platter & Shellfish En Escabeche woke our taste buds with their great flavours and seasoning. Out comes sparking champaign along with the main dishes.The tenderness of the New York Strip, the superbly cooked Lamb Chops accompanied with grilled asparagus to the succulent seared Tuna was topped if with a visit from Chef Jeremiah, who was engaging and passionate in his love for food. The evening came to a close with an array of deserts that filled the table with colour & love. Returning? YES!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM