Outstanding food -
but don't expect to carry on a conversation when full - cannot be heard even shouting across a tightly spaced table for two ... Cooking really excellent, if a bit pricey for lunch .. portions large so there is good value and the menu worthy of repeat visits - especially for the short rib poutine! Nice selection of appetizers (shisito peppers) to share.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding restaurant!!! Will go back again and again!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
i loved the vibe in the restaurant
i loved the vibe in the restaurant and its good for inviting visitors from out of town - has great locally sourced ingredients and decent wine list and oysters. yum. is quite loud so not suitable for a smaller intimate dinner but great for anywhere from 3-8 person crowd who want to watch the action and catch up over a good meal and a laugh
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little place to celebrate
Started my Birthday week off there and it was amazing and the food was outstanding. Service was top notch.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took clients here for lunch. Everyone loved the wide selection of fish on the lunch menu. I had salmon, it was cooked just right and was nicely seasoned. Great portion for the price.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time dining at Salt House. Each course was delicious and the wine devine! Great casual yet upscale vibe. Johnny, our server was knowledgable, friendly and provided the quality of attention I have come to expect from a restaurant of this caliber. I highly recommend!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gathering of friends
Salt House was a perfect place for our Party of six. Loved our table in the "loft"area. Felt like it was a private dinner for gathering of friends with a fabulous and informative blonde server(forgot her name). Food was delicious, seasonal and fresh. Chocolate desserts put a perfect end to the evening.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit noisy due to the construction
A bit noisy due to the construction going on next door, but the food is well worth it.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for lunch and dinner
I've been here several times now, for lunch and dinner, and the service and food never disappoint. Construction currently next to the restaurant can be noisy at times, but this is temporary
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We usually eat at the salt house when we are in town.
It's close to all the hotels we stay at. Local friends turned us
Onto it years ago. Staff are really friendly and it is quite busy and
They are still pleasant.
The gnocchi looked great but we try to avoid the gluten so
Always opt for oysters and either fish or beef. Presentation is
Lovely. Fish portions seemed small. Keep up the menu!!!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic, delicious lunch
We loved the food. Too loud and close to have any real conversation but a great place to go with co-workers and have a delicious lunch in an up-scale setting.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great energy
The restaurant was really busy, at first we thought it might be too loud. While dining we realized we could hear each other no problem. Everything was really wonderful, drinks through dessert. Will definitely be back.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love everything - except the noise
I work near Salt House and go there with friends and co-workers often. I love the atmosphere (I would like to live there!) and the food and service are always excellent. They make a meal of a soup and salad special with ingredients and presentation. And I love the salmon, chicken and their burgers. Everything is delicious and beautiful. But...it's so noisy that it's hard to have a conversation - makes it less than perfect. But I go often anyway!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but rather loud
Went on a Wed night with business colleagues. It was very busy and noisy for easy talking at our table. However, the food was excellent and beautifully presented.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business Lunch POV
Delicious food, creatively prepared and professionally served.
Noise level quite elevated - not an issue unless you wish an intimate conversation or important business discussion is at hand.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trendy, loud, busy. Very good food with interesting menu. Very energetic environment. Good for patrons who desire active meal. Would definitely not recommend for those seeking romantic or quiet meal. Was great for our needs. Also not good for family outing or children or for elderly patrons. Very loud bar area as well
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Used to always get the salmon. It is super delicious with the crispy skin yet medium cooked perfectly. It used to sit ove a bed of a medley of squash and some other stuff I forget. Anyway because this time they changed the menu and the salmon dish was not the same, I decided to try the Cod. OMG!!! So so delicious. They cooked the cod just as perfectlly which is just on the side of done. The fish was amazing on itself, but then it sat on this medley of little cubed potatoes and this soooo soooo delicious broth like sauce that I wanted eat all of it. Salt House knows their fish!
Get there for an early lunch. Service though friendly is slow at prime time.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food & wine
We had a great time at the Salt House. Wine and dishes were excellent. Some people may find the place a bit noisy, but for us it was lively, which was exactly what we needed as we were still recovering from a 9h jet lag. Keep on the good work!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, iffy service
Seems like they never have enough wait staff. Service is pretty inattentive and they tend to disappear for long stretches of time - took forever to get first beverage!
Food was excellent though .....
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great experience. The fries with cheese and gravy appetizer was heavenly, the Pork
Dish Devine. And you have to try the espresso martini!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous inside and delicious, creative cuisine. And love the open kitchen!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and friendly service
Went here on the recommendation of a friend during a business trip last Saturday and though online reviews were mixed about noise and level of service I was happy to see that within minutes of having had been assigned a table next to extremely loud group celebrating God knows what- the manager quickly came to our rescue and moved us to a different section. Our waiter was friendly and had great recommendations- everything we tried was good and the cocktails were outstanding.
Will definitely recommend this place just be aware that the acoustics can be challenging.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My colleagues and I ate dinner here while on a business trip. It has a great ambiance, and the food was delicious. Everything looked so good, we chose the pre fix menu and wine pairings. The scallops with fresh chic peas were cooked perfectly, and the banana cheesecake - I almost licked the plate. Very fun restaurant with great staff.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
An all round great experience
Although hard to hear my fellow dinners, but exceptional food and service made up for this!!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the pots de creme!
My hubby and I came here for dinner. As soon as we walked in, we realized we had been here.....years ago with friends back when we did not live in SF! My hubby had the steak - cooked perfectly - and I had fish - also wonderful. We shared the pots de creme which was more like a mix between hot fudge and nutella. I was definitely not complaining!
The only downside was our waitress seemed to have too many tables. We wanted wine with dinner and it took so long to get the wine, we had to wait and eat our food so we can eat and sip at the same time. And note the rose by the glass is VERY dry.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice New Experience
Took a small lunch group to Salt House after several friends recommended it. Had a very nice time and enjoyed ourselves. The lunch menu was varied with some particularly nice seafood selections. The food was prepared quickly and exceeded our expectations in quality and presentation. Everything tasted and looked great with intense flavors and eye appeal. The deserts were simply fabulous. The wait staff was exceptionally friendly and eager to please and we never felt rushed. And a nice touch for me was that they offered to check my hat upon arrival, a nice gesture which I rarely see these days. All in all, a very enjoyable lunch for us. Looking forward to going back for the dinner menu.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch! Good food and
Great lunch! Good food and good service. Only wish the restaurant would offer at least one (1) vegetarian entree on the menu. Asked the waiter if they did offer a vegetarian entree and she asked the kitchen... in which they made a Gnocchi dish that was absolutely delicious.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the burgers but decided to try the flounder sandwich. Not much fish, too much bread.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
favorite meal of the trip
I found Salt House online through Open Table. I didn't know anyone who had ever been there. Let me say it was our favorite meal of the trip. The menu isn't large but all of the choices sounded amazing. We had a gnocchi dish and the steak. Both were very fresh and flavorful. The vegetables in the gnocchi tasted as if they were pulled from a home garden just before dinner. Our service was perfect. My friend ordered the banana cheesecake for dessert and practically licked the plate.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
All good. Most of menu is
All good. Most of menu is seasonal, never disappoints
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for lunch
Everyone's food at our table was delicious. Nice vibe and a great little spot in the neighborhood. I would definitely return for a business lunch.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and catering to
Great food and catering to large groups. We came here for a work lunch and was very satisfied!
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was good but pricey
I looked on Google maps for a restaurant around 2nd and Brannan that we haven't tried yet. Reviews were favorable for this restaurant so we tried it. When we arrived they were just printing off the menus - so we were the first night for a change of menus. There were a couple of couples there for dinner, the bar which is open and in the middle was busy - happy hour is until 6. We had great service, everyone was kind, friendly and attentive. I ordered the Petrale Sole ($28) and my husband had the Pork Loin ($29), both were flavorful but overpriced. We started off with the roasted beet salad which was good. Great sourdough bread. The noise level kept increasing until we had trouble hearing each other so we decided not to stay for dessert.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
had to wait for table despite 7pm reservation, appetizers very slow to arrive, but food was very good. very busy on a Saturday night.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
SOMA Hotspot Impresses Again!
I have been to the Salt House several times and am always very impressed with the unique food, wine list and amazing service! The oysters are divine and a must have! The wonderful energy gives the establishment a palpable buzz, not stuffy at all and really makes it feel like a complete "night out". This was the first time that I sat upstairs and I really loved it - feels quite intimate. I brought a friend for her first time and she's already hooked. Can't wait to go back!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sole I have ever tasted
This was our second visit - and everyone in our group of 5 loved their selection.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a big fan of Town Hall, but hadn't been to Salt House yet. I'd been meaning to go for years, but in a city full of incredible restaurants, it's easy for your foodie to-do list to get really long, really fast.
Salt House was everything is come to expect from this ownership group. Spectacular, seasonal fare along with a stellar wine list and flawless service. I can't recommend it enough!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was visiting on business and needed to entertain some clients. Got there a little early to explain special arrangements and they handled it beautifully. Food was great and the ambience fantastic. Highly recommend.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came across Salt House while
Came across Salt House while planning a dinner for my parents and me. This can be a very difficult task... My mother is one of the pickiest eaters in the world, therefore it's almost impossible to find a highly-rated restaurant with options for her. Thank god for Salt House! SH offers seasonal, local, and unique ingredients, but centers its entrees around traditional meats and fishes. I had the Pork Loin with Huckleberries, but everything at the table was amazing! Not to mention, the restaurant itself was beautiful and the ambiance and service were outstanding. I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking for a great restaurant in San Francisco. My only suggestion- Get cooler salt shakers if your name is Salt House :)
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top shelf material
Salt House never disappoints! From their succulent drinks, to great apps, to opulent entrees, everything just works here.
Oysters, beet salad, chicken (possibly the most flavorful chicken I've had in 4 continents), trout, and pork are all just memorable dishes. Their service (down to the bus boys and runners) is super! The bonus: You get to watch the fantastic kitchen staff work their magic if you get a table nearby.
Don't miss this one!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salt House Nirvana
This is a favorite spot. The menu is fantastically delicious. Have the fries with gravy - yummy. Pork loin is amazing. I've eaten
here 1/2 dozen times and am looking forward to coming back to try more.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the arctic char tartare we went back for more the next night!! Great food and service in a fun space.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly downtown dining
Very nice downtown spot. Busy with a nice early evening bar scene but not crazy. Excellent food from an interesting selection. Everything we ate was extremely tasty, well described by our server and cooked closely to our specifications. Wine list was also very good plus a nice selection of beer on tap
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful time and the food was amazing. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and they gave each a glass of champagne. Very unexpected. Would go back in a heart beat.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for food and fun
We went there with a large group when we were in San Fran for business. The ambiance was great and the food was delicious. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend the Salt House.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The management there is superb,
The management there is superb, I always enjoy myself
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good sandwiches
We had the mozzarella sandwich and the cod sandwich. Both were very good and a good portion so they satisfied. The only thing that I was not impressed with was the pile of greens they put on the plate with the sandwiches. It wasn't a salad so much as a pile of undressed greens put on the plate. I ate them because greens are healthy but they were plain and bland. The service was really good - she kept our water glasses full and checked to make sure we had everything we needed. I would go back.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing! Perfect date spot
The food was spectacular! Great service. I'll be back...not in a threatening way like Schwarzenegger, but a good way like a owner tells a dog when they leave them in the car while buying non-fat milk at the corner store.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, per usual.
A friend was in town from NYC and I wanted to share a SF favorite. He was thoroughly impressed: Salt House delivered on every level, from the greeting to the waitstaff to the meal itself. And, as always, the dining room was a beautiful and perfectly-lit place to enjoy the warm vibe of the well-heeled crowd. Looking forward to the next time...
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome service, fun ambience
I loved Salt House. We made a last minute reservation for 10:45 PM after a bad experience with RN74 messing up our rez. Showed up to a friendly server who seated us right away. The ambience is awesome with a vibrant artwork filling up a whole wall. I ordered their drink of the day - a fizzy St. Germaine concoction with pomegranate seeds - and it was amazing. Packed a punch and tasted amazing. The food was good but only the peppers from the appetizer were of note. The waiter was awesomely friendly and we had a great night over all.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM