If you eat in the lounge, you will have the piano player near to your table
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb in every way. Extraordinary service. Outstanding food. Wonderful atmosphere
Excellent! Can't wait until we return.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were superb as always at Salt. The only detractor was the restuarant sat a couple who was very intoxicated and not dressed appropraitely for the establishment. The gentleman had on shorts, t-shirt, fip-flops and a hat. I know it is a resort but they have other restuarants where you can wear that and when you are paying several hundred dollars for a meal a little decorum is in order. It wasnt long ago that they handed out sportcoats at the door. Actually I wasnt that upset about the guy's sartorial sense as much as when they made out and he grabbed her backside the entire time they were seated. The level of inebriation combined with inappropriate dress should have prevented management from seating them.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to the SALT now
We have been to the SALT now twice and will go back when opportunity permits. Expensive but worth every penny. Know it is their job but would enjoy a bit less being bothered while eating.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional avocado soup!
Exceptional avocado soup! Chocolate soufflé not to be missed.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful for special occasions
We had a family meal here with two children in tow, ages 8 and 6. The service was terrific and the view from the windows out to the ocean were spectacular. We even watched a storm roll in and the surf go crazy from the comfort of our table. There was a solid children's menu, and a fresh selection of fish and meats for the adults. We really enjoyed our time here. Thank you for making it such a memorable evening.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, food presented
Excellent service, food presented in an artful manner and delicious. A definite treat and will return in the future.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expect nothing less than perfection
You should expect nothing less from a restaurant at the Ritz.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to the Ritz Carlton for special occasion dining many times during the last 14 years that we have lived on Amelia Island. We have never been disappointed and our experience this time was among the best ever. We were warmly greeted by the hostess who found that we were celebrating our 46th anniversary. She passed this info along to our server, Celia, who was wonderful. We selected the chefs tasting menu with wines. All four courses with matched wines were wonderful. The snapper in a clam/kale broth was amazing as was the wagyu beef with tempura style fried green tomatoes. We were blown away by the combinations created by the chefs. The ambiance of the Salt restaurant and the entire Ritz Carlton facility is truly outstanding.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great romantic dinner
We did tasting menu with pairings. First 2 courses were good, 3rd was exceptional. Nice pours and good pairings. Wait staff was exceptionally attentive. They really made it a special night - worth a return visit.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salt is the best in America
No one could ever top the meal we had at Salt. Chef Ricky is the best chef in Aamerica. His food is innovative using local fresh ingredients. He doesn't overdo flavors rather masterfully blends them. I highly recommend getting the wine pairing. It is not only the best meal you will ever have but a great value.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for wife's birthday. Treated fabulously. Food and service were outstanding. Must go here!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite restaurant. Food is always amazing, service unsurpassed.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must-visit restaurant on Amelia
If you love a dining "experience", you will want dine at Salt. Chef Rick Laughlin and his brigade are creative and adventurous in their menu creations. Make your reservations in advance and I encourage you to select the Chef's Adventure Tasting Menu with or without the wine pairings. Also, you may expect exceptional service with no pretension. You will enjoy it...guaranteed!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The spice is right at Salt
Wonderful food in the right size portions, appropriate level of service, fantastic view ofAtlantic
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff, view, and one of the best meals I've had to date. If bison and grits risotto are on the menu - must try.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Hotel Restaurant
The best dinner in Amelia Island. Not what you would expect from a hotel restaurant. Everything was excellent from the service to the food.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have stated at the Ritz 3 years in a row attending the Mayo conference. Each of those years we have eaten at Salt at least once during our stay. From our first meal there 3 years ago to the last meal we recently ate there, we have never been disappointed by anything. The food is delectable and the staff is very friendly and attentive. Salt is a wonderful restaurant in every aspect. We will always make it part of our annual visit.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals of my life
Had a three course meal but even if we had just stopped at two courses, this would have been a standout meal.
A lovely amuse bouche of peach soup. Bread - gruyere roll! - butter, housemade salt -- red pepper with sundried tomato and Yakima smoked sea salt.
Starter: Foie gras on pear bread vanilla bean oil drizzle.
Main: Scallops, quinoa risotto in green pea liquid.
Dessert: Grand marnier souffle to share
My friend had salad with fried feta (waitress said goat cheese?) & grilled peaches. Entree of flaky halibut & black pasta colored with squid ink. The pasta was a memorable, delectable experience.
A wonderful experience with food, extras, the housemade salt, and the service. They even boxed up the salts upon our request.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
was great we had a great time! the kids loved the filet minion from the kids menu when we come back we will come to this resturant again
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food not only looked amazing but tasted even better. Was truly a great dining experience
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion Dining
The best special occasion dining on Amelia Island. Went for my 5th anniversary. The entire experience was nothing short of fantastic!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect dining experience
The staff was thorough in describing the dining experience as we selected the Chefs Menu. They were responsive to our food needs (allergies and sensitivities). They were flexible in terms of allowing other substitutes and options. The over meal was simply amazing!! I couldn't think of one thing to critique (well it was a little "chilly" in the dining room) - otherwise everything - perfecto! Keep doing what you do - we are foodies and live in an area with great restaurants in Maine - nice to have this in our seasonal home back yard! What a fun place.
Service was great as well! A real Ritz experience! Putting on the Ritz!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salt is expensive, but it
Salt is expensive, but it is well worth the money. All the food was beautifully prepared and tasted fabulous, right down to the bread and butter. A great taste sensation. I especially appreciated how friendly and helpful the staff was, sometimes they can be snooty in the nicer places. Lovely setting, over looking the water. Just a magical experience!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply The Best
Salt stands up well against any of the great NYC restaurants. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and professional, The menu is not huge, but the dishes we had were outstanding. If you don't save room for one of the souffles, you are making a big mistake. Our waiter's name was Matt and I would highly recommend booking a table in his section, although all of the wait staff seemed well trained. This is a restaurant not only just for a special occasion but for a most memorable dining experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply, the best Amelia Island
Simply, the best Amelia Island has to offer in all categories.
This is our favorite place on the island.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining with great view!
Salt is in a beautiful room at the Ritz, with a great view of the ocean. Attentive service. Fine food. Most entrees priced in the mid-forties; appetizers priced in the teens. So, it is not a cheap night out. But the food is very good indeed. The standout dish on Friday was clearly the scallops --- unusually large, super-sweet, and perfectly prepared. Highly recommended.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and service
We travel all over the world and this our favorite restaurant. The food and service is superb!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
WONDERFUL RESTAURANT. EXCEPTIONAL
WONDERFUL RESTAURANT. EXCEPTIONAL FOOD AND SERVICE.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining experience EVER!
Salt is not just a fine restaurant serving fine food... it is a complete dining experience! Each person on the wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the food from the preparation, proper wine pairing, perfect sides, and, of course, just the perfect salt to further enhance the flavors of everything! I must say that I have never had such an exceptional meal. The Marlin appetizer was excellent. Beautifully prepared Beef Tenderloin (be sure to try the horseradish salt!) And then... dessert! Oh, my!!! Dark chocolate souffle with melted white Godiva chocolate accompanied by salt caramel ice cream... worth every single calorie! Can't wait for next time!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, disappointed in table
This was a superb meal but I booked this table for my wife's birthday a long time prior yet when we got there we were told "another couple" had our table and were shown to a vast round table (for 6? 8?) set for two. We refused it and eventually got another but it spoiled our arrival and the vibe. What's the point of booking long in advance if they accept the booking yet ignore it on the night. Not the Ritz Carlton service we're used to. Otherwise it was superb. Food first class. Room very lovely.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I ate at Salt for our anniversary. We were seated quickly with a number of personal attributes. The service and food was excellent. We will be talking about our evening for years to come.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was great, very attentive and informative. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly and exceeded our expectations!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salt is great!
Simply one of the best restaurants you dine at in Florida or anywhere!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, amazing
From the arrival through departure, it is just an amazing experience. Ryan, our lead server was outstanding. The Amuse-bouche (tuna) through the entrees and chocolate soufflé were all perfectly paired with wonderfully complimentary salts from around the world. It truly is an experience, far from just a restaurant.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
So good. Took my girlfriend for her birthday, she loves salt. With a name like salt I was afraid everything would be so seasoned I wouldn't be able to eat but its very lightly seosoned so u can add some of there seasoned salt at the table. The food was prepared perfectly.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Salt at the Ritz
The Salt at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island is a 5 star restaurant, with a romantic atmosphere, supurb food and service. It is not cheep but I feel one gets their moneys worth. Food presentation is like a work of art. The attentiveness of the servers are just right. The view of the ocean from the window, which is the full lengthof the outer wall, is maginificent. Go dancing in the next room after dinner and the night is almost complete.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful meal, wonderful evening
We had the wine pairing tasting menu and it was beautifully served by Chris. The food was exquisite and the service impecable. This restaurant could easily make it in NY! This is our first visit to Jacksonville, and if we return "Salt" will be in the dinner plan!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though we had both our young boys with us, the atmosphere was great! I ordered the rib-eye, it was the most succulent steak I've ever tasted. Shanna, our server, brought out the Applewood Salt to try with the steak and that's what made it SPECTACULAR!! The quinoa risotto was amazing and the deconstructed cheese cake was a great way to end the meal!! Amazing---will absolutely re-visit this one!!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I not sure I've ever said is, but there is noting to suggest the do better. This restaurant is perfection!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is fantastic! While definitely a special occasion restaurant for most of us, it is well-worth the pricey menu. My fiancee and I both got the Chef's Adventure (hers paired with wine) and it was worth every penny. The food was perfectly prepared and wonderfully presented, with the stars being the Antelope tenderloin and Scallops with Chorizo. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is celebrating or just wants a very nice night out.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We both have been involved in high end restaurants and private clubs for many years as executive Chef and Management. We have grown jaded and spoiled. Thank you for such a fine dinner and even finer service. Every step of service was hit on (I counted 25) Patty our server and Brandon the assistant along with many more who touched our table...excellent job. Well worth the price. And the food? Aaaahhh ! We did the Chef's adventure. Which I highly recommend!! Wine pairings were spot on perfect. Our bill was $300. Not something we normally do, but what a treat. Well worth it.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about the meal and service was top-notch....pricey but well worth it.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire meal from appetizers to dessert was delicious. Had my first try of Wagyu beef. Fatty, yes but that's why it's so darn good. One minor flaw to the meal and everyone did so much to correct the problem you knew they only wanted the best for you. Expensive and worth every penny.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my mother's 80th birthday here. The food, especially the trademark salts, was a hit with the whole party, and the wine was excellent. Mom had the Tasmanian trout, my husband had steak and a grilled romaine salad, and I had the diver scallop and only wished I could have slurped the broth (not with Mom watching!). The highlight of the evening was a presentation to Mom at the very end: house-made truffles, macaroons and caramels on a plate with a lit candle and Happy Birthday written in chocolate. Superb!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eyes and Ears for detail
The Food was fantastic the ambience great The service was excellent and beyond our expectation if give the opportunity I would suggest Matt from the wait staff he was attentive and listened to everything we said and far exceeded out expectation. Thank you for a memorable evening My wife and I look forward to returning
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely Worth It's Salt
Delicious four course meal, great ambience and superior service. Definitely a great romantic spot.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was delightful, had not been in several years because of bad experience we will be going back without question.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time & it was for the Christmas tree lighting + dinner at Salt. A very memorable and repeatable occasion!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Located at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island, FL this establishment is absolutely magical. Beautiful dining room overlooking the ocean with service second–to-none. The menu is small, but every dish is a piece of culinary art. Very good for beef and veal dishes, as well as some creative seafood dishes. Great dessert offerings as well. Perfect for any special occasion. This restaurant is not really kid friendly, but give it a shot. I have dined here four times in the last year and will return again.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM