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SALT Kitchen and Bar
SALT Kitchen and Bar

SALT Kitchen and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wentworth.com
  • Phone: (603) 422-7322
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday and Sunday 6:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Welch
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: They can accommodate 10 - 20 people in a semi-private area of the dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Gina Damiano (603) 422-7322
  • Entertainment: Jazz duo: Sunday - Tuesday; piano/vocal: Wednesday - Saturday

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: on-site valet or self parking available
A word from SALT Kitchen and Bar
The SALT Kitchen and Bar Dining Room features creatively crafted regional favorites using fresh local ingredients to update traditions without losing their classical heritage. Savor filet mignon, lobster or fish against a magnificent harbor view, at fireside or beneath the original frescoed ceiling. SALT Kitchen and Bar is the crown jewel of the seacoast.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been going to the Wentworth for spa weekend with friends for years now and always dine in the Wentworth restaurant. I was disappointed when I heard last year that they were renovating and changing the menu. But, I'm happy to report that the ambiance and the food is still spectacular! I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant many times. We don't live in the area and love to visit. Each time we visit Salt is also wonderful. The food is always fresh, creative, and consistent. The wait staff is always attentive, accommodating, making sure everything is as it should be."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Quiet seaside resort ambiance with superb service and interesting menu items. Would be lovely for a special occasion. Here for a Restaurant week lunch - asparagus arancini were nicely crunchy, risotto filling not overcooked, this dish was large for an individual portion, but would be fine to share. Veal marsala was tender and done perfectly, it was nice to have enough wild mushrooms in the sauce. Molten chocolate cake was delicious, especially with the accompanying amaretto gelato! Wine list was reasonable and specialty cocktails interesting."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We started off with the scallop appetizer followed by lobster with pappardelle and halibut entrees...delicious! The wine selection was very good, also. Our server, while pleasant, did not know a lot about the menu, and at a top-notch restaurant such as Salt, she should have. It did not detract, however, from our experience, and we can't wait to return and enjoy another experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Four ladies went for lunch during Portsmouth Restaurant week. All agreed that the food was excellent and each of us tried different things. There were several good choices in each category and the whole meal was beautifully prepared and up to high gourmet standards. I enjoyed all three of my courses, the shrimp bruschetta, veal marsala, and chocolate melting cake, and I'm a very fussy, gourmet diner. The waitress was very friendly and the atmosphere was good; even though we were at a very large table with a lot of space between us, we could still hear each other. Amazing. We'll return, of course."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "ate lunch here as part of restaurant week - everything was delicious (especially the chocolate cake - to die for!) waitstaff was knowledgeable and very accommodating - I look forward to a return visit!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This was our first visit to an old standby in its new form. The decor had changed (it was nice), the service was still top-notch, and the food was so-so -- and not much different from what it had been in the past."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "SALT was a great find. I have seen it pop up on my open-table options list many times and while the menu has always intrigued me I live in Portsmouth and we typically walk to dinner. Very glad we chose to get in the car for a very short, and beautiful, drive to Salt which is in the Wentworth by the Sea hotel on New Castle island. The ambience is chic, welcoming, romantic, ... a great new addition to our local-best-of list; especially since the food was truly expertly created. Lobster bisque was fantastic, lots of dishes with foraged mushrooms, ... basically everything we chose was excellent. Side note: enjoy listening to the acoustic tricks if you happen to sit on the outer ring of the tables under the dome! We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My husband and I had a perfect evening at Salt. They have done a wonderful job transforming a large dining room into well lit smaller spaces with lots of glass. Everything was outstanding, from the service to the offerings. The choices of small plates are excellent. Our entrees were flavorful and hot; and dessert was a dream. It's a very creative kitchen. In the right mood, we would go to sit at the kitchen where people were enjoying delicious fare with camaraderie. That particular night we were up for a quiet dinner for two in comfortable chairs that we could have sat in all night and someone else doing the dishes! I have never given such a glowing review for a "product"."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We eat at the Wentworth Hotel often, and have been even bigger fans since the Salt renovations a year ago. The waitstaff is always excellent and attentative. The atmosphere is great. And the food is always delicious. If only they had more gluten free options, it would be almost perfect."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This new updated restaurant is wonderful. The food is always fresh and creative. The staff is knowledgeable and accommodating, making sure all is the way it should be. This is one of our favorite restaurants when we are in the area."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had a beautiful Valentine's dinner at Salt. The atmosphere was fun, the food was delish and the service was just right. Will def come back with friends for the yummy cocktails and small plates!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The V-Day dinner menu and ambiance was perfect. I had the lobster caesar salad to start and my date had the crab. We both had the sea bass for a main course. On Saturday we had brunch; didn't get down until 10until 10:45. The brunch ends at 11 so I had my doubts on how much would be available. We were not disappointed, the made-to-order omelette was lite & fluffy very yummy! Options were basic with 2 notable exceptions; a make your own Bloody Mary station and smoked salmon. The food was very good, the service were excellent. Saturday evening we had plans to go into Portsmouth but it was snowing, so we decided to try Salt's main menu for dinner. Offerings are many and varied and we were not disappointed. The quality was top notch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Like the variety in the menu (lots of small plates), great beer selection."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for our Valentine's date. Our server was Tara...helpful and knowledgeable with the items on the menu. Great meal and service. Nice place...we'll be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good. Expensive for what it is. Asked for window seat in reservation and despite it being very quiet wuith few parties,none saved for us. Lobster salad VERY good. Delay on diinks . Barteneder 'left'. Finally someone else was recruiited to make drinks - not great news when you order fancy $$ cocktails. Drink was not cold. Decor beautiful & beautifully maintained; clean."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "although my appetizer (prawns) and entree (bucatini with seafood) tasted quite good, I developed significant digestive issues several hours later. this condition never happened to me before."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The first two times we dined at SALT, the food was great. There are lots of creative menu options and everything was prepared well. The past two times there have been issues. On one occasion, we ordered one of the specialty pizzas as an appetizer and it was delivered with a burnt crust. The server took it back and brought another one with no problem but it should never have left the kitchen that way. On our most recent visit, I ordered the strip steak, medium rare, and it was rare in the middle and not very warm on the outside either. Someone needs to be watching things more closely in the kitchen. We are hoping things get better because SALT really is a great improvement over the previous dining room experience at the Wentworth."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We go there often, and always good. excellent food and generous drinks. The manager Dean always insures we get the table we like and overall always a great place. we have brought numerous friends and they all agree. the tuckers"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We'd dined at restaurant prior to renovation and were somewhat hesitant to return based on reviews citing inconsistencies. Our experience at Salt was first-rate in every way. The service was professional, timely and our server Allison was a delight. And the food, oh the food. Started with bruschetta, next up salads: caesar for him and caprese for me. Both very fresh and my caprese beautiful in presentation. They also use a heavenly balsamic reduction which is heavenly. Entrees included swordfish and salmon. Both beautiful and truthfully, the best we've had in a long time. Congratulations Salt, you've come a long way! And we can't wait to return."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Although seated in the dining room, found the surrounding noise loud and 2 large parties were quite loud, sound carried. Portions were small, left hungary."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We have been to Salt before and have always enjoyed our experience and this was the case as well. The food is fresh and always creative. The wait staff is attentive and makes sure everything is as it should be. We don't live in the area, but we make it a point to have dinner at Salt whenever we are in NH or ME."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Both the physical space and menu have undergone a transformation at Salt and it has been very well done. We ate in the dining room, but loved the bar space, particularly the counter by the food prep area. Our service was attentive and pleasant and we enjoyed all of our menu choices. I hesitated when I read some of the reviews about the inconsistency, but we did not experience any issues on a busy Saturday night. The experience is pricey, but we felt it well worth the investment in a lovely evening"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We each enjoyed a delicious oyster appetizer before our meals. Our reservation was for 2:30 PM. We had a gift certificate of $100.00. The check did not amount to the full amount of the gift certificate. We could not apply the remainder towards the tip. When we presented the gift certificate we should have been informed that we had to spend the full amount unless the balance was $10.00 or more. If we had known we would have ordered more food. My husband had asked the hostess to seat us at a table near the fire place but he was told the tables were reserved. No one was seated at those tables all the time we were in the Salt. We left the restaurant by 4:00 PM. We were married at the Wentworth in 2004. The Salt is our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Lobster bisque... Exquisite Halibut .... Outstanding Beef Tenderloin... Very good Creme brûlée ... Wonderful Service ... Excellent! My only suggestion: 1. the restaurant staff should answer their phone. (This problem is long standing...) Sometimes it is necessary to ask a question... And 2. A little more prominent sign would be helpful to identify the restaurant entrance inside the hotel."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Impeccable service with outstanding food. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice, romantic night out."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "For several years now I have brought my staff to a Christmas luncheon at the Wentworth By The Sea. The atmosphere and staff make everyone feel special. I had not been to the new and renovated establishment (Salt) and was looking forward to it. Once again the atmosphere is nicely updated and chic for the area. The staff was attentive and friendly. We were a party of 10. The food was mediocre at best. Only 2 people in the party said their food ( the haddock) was excellent. The salads were nominal at best and the restaurant did not have any salmon so that eliminated many of the menu choices. Very disappointed"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The service was terrific, the food options were delicious and varied. But the vibe and decor are what is the most refreshing; definitely not stuffy New England!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "this is a great spot. the food and ambiance are excellent"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Food menu is excellent, many variety and well thought selection of wide variety."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We celebrated our anniversary by staying at the hotel and dining in Salts. The room was recently renovated and it was done beautifully. The staff was very gracious and accommodating. My husband's pork chop was the best we ever tasted. My steak was delicious as well as the agreeable accompaniments. We will definitely be returning again and again--also raving to our friends!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "My husband and I went there for our 20th anniversary and thought everything was superb. The wait staff was attentive, the atmosphere lovely and the food was wonderful. We highly recommend Salt at Wentworth by the Sea."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Our party of 7 were able to sit in the Wine room after a cancellation freed up the room. The ambiance in the room was fantastic being surrounded by superb wines in a glassed in room. It afforded us some privacy and allowed us to hear one another. We had the whole room to ourselves. Our waiter was anticipating our every want. The food was outstanding. The new decor and food is really outstanding. So glad that our gem on the Seacoast is still going strong."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Salt at the Wentworth is a wonderful creation. We have eaten there a number of times with a number of friends and everyone has had a great meal. The choices are many and varied and everything we've tried has been very well prepared and delicious. The atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming, the drinks are tasty and the staff is friendly. We will make this a regular destination for a great meal and a great time."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "delicious lunch. I'm determined to return ASAP, especially for the Lobster Bisque!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The food was excellent, and beautifully presented. We ordered a range of appetizers and salads to make a meal. Great."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "We returned to one of our favorite locales in New Hampshire. The restaurant at the Wentworth-by-the-Sea has been renovated and a new chef is in charge. The result is outstanding. The dining room is brighter and more open. There is an open kitchen with seating to watch all the action. We were seated in the main part of the dining room. We were pleased that they preserved the rotunda. We started off with perfect lobster bisque. We order two salad, one romaine and the other the iceberg wedge. We left nothing on the plate. Our main course was divers scallops and I had the tenderloin. Both perfect. We ended with the gelato sampler. Nice a light after a wonderful meal. This is a true gem. Great food and impeccable service."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The menu was not at all the same as the one I reviewed on open table. When I mentioned this to the server she seemed to care less as she simply shrugged her shoulders. I specifically chose this place over another for the menu items I reviewed ahead of time on open table."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "New makeover was stunning and very contemporary. Food was great and portions appropriate, although a few were pricey. Service was more than attentive. Having the option to order full entrees or mix and match small plates is a great idea and one of the reason I will be back again soon"
    Dined on 8/3/2013