SALT Kitchen and Bar
SALT Kitchen and Bar

SALT Kitchen and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wentworth.com/
  • Phone: 6033736566x
  • 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 - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ken Lingle
  • 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: Amanda Grover 6033736566x
  • 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
SALT Kitchen & Bar features creatively crafted regional favorites using fresh local ingredients to update traditions without losing its classical heritage. Savor filet mignon, lobster, or fish aside a warm fire or beneath the original frescoed ceiling of the Wentworth by the Sea. SALT Kitchen & Bar is the crown jewel of the seacoast.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
SALT Kitchen and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)romantic (39)fit for foodies (36)notable wine list (23)scenic view (23)vibrant bar scene (18)good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (10)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (8)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is our third time here, and we have had a great time every time. Food, service, attention to detail is all there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    LSW23
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary, Perfect place, and great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure to dine here
    CityinNHVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service is outstanding, Heather is such an attentive and well spoken server. The food is wonderful and the wine list impressive. I love this restaurant. Well worth the drive from Derry NH
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in the Seacoast!
    gov2112
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The experience at SALT was absolutely fantastic. Service was attentive but not overbearing, the food was phenomenal, the location and ambiance was perfect. I highly recommend SALT. Truly one of the best in the area. Bravo. A special thank you to Dean Pratt, F&B Director, who personally made the experience as rememberable as I can ever remember a dining experience being, anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RamuVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I was planning for brunch and I was told the brunch stops by 11.30 pm. We had guests so we were not able to change. The lunch selections were poor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to expectations
    FIFTYBABEVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were late for our reservation and called to let them know that we were lost. They pushed back our reservation a half hour which I did not expect. We were seated immediately when we arrived. My husband and I ordered the lobster bisque and it was excellent. My husband had scallops which he said was the best he had in a long time. I had the beef tenderloin which was also very good and my daughter had the strip steak which she enjoyed. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    ZosterVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Just a lovely evening. The back room is quieter and the window seat was really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Remake of Wentworth dining room
    keithmVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Nice redesign of the Wentworth Hotel diningroom. Somtimes this doesn't work out. Here it did. The food is still excellent, with some new twists. The Oak Long bar in the Fairmont Copley is an example of what can go wrong. It used to be an outstanding steakhouse. They redesined it for more Tappas style food. Sorry, but I liked the tradition. In Salt they kept much of the original design, but really neatened things up.We started with Flat bread Pizza. Really excellent(their new trademark)I also had a Romaine Salad,very good. I then had the Salmon,excellent overall(med.rare) Richard had the Pork chop, which was thick & juicy. For dessert I had the Gelato sampler(really smooth & flavorful)Richard had the Chocolate Ganache,very nice. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BedfordVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Bloody Mary bar was outstanding as was the lobster bisque and the fig & pear salad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great meal
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is the second time this summer I have been to Salt. This time was with friends. The food is fantastic and the service is top notch. I have some food allergies that they worked around with no problem. The seafood is excellent with many different dishes to choose from. You cannot go wrong with Salt. Get there early and enjoy a drink at the lively upscale bar before hand.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mushroom Extravaganza
    TheGrandPoobah
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food. Used mushrooms in many ways......even if you don't like mushrooms, there's something for YOU!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    amester17
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Salt is a great addition to area dining, with a beautiful dining room that is simultaneously lovely and open and romantic and, at the same time, is informal enough to allow for a fun and laughter-filled evening. The menu has something for everybody -- from delicious salads to a variety of entrees, including enormous flat bread pizzas with things like carmelized shallots and lobstuh :) Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Setting
    lanierprincessVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Loved the small plate choices, dining area was very nice, fresh and new, neat bar setting in front of brick oven where you can watch the chefs prepare the small pizzas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • special occasion,bit of a let down
    Micheleb
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Celebrating our birthdays we sent to SALT kitchen. Room was pretty but seating a bit bizarre. Our table for two was very long, making it difficult to talk quietly. Appetizer of Tuna Crudo very nice, Salt Baked Beet Salad also nice. My partner wanted the Surf and turf special (Wagyu beef and scallops) but after he ordered was told they had run out. He chose the Carne Mista Mixed Grill. Very small portions of meat, the lamb chop was the best of the dish. I had the Bronzed Diver Scallops and was disappointed. Though the Sweet Pea Raviolis were excellent, the scallops were tasteless. Not sure if they were old or frozen but disappointed in the flavor. Not sure if we will go back.
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  • Salt rocks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    While the entrees are very pricey, the new lineup when Salt opened enables you to make small plates a meal without breaking the bank. this time we had soups, appetizers and small pasta dishes. All were excellent anf flavorful. Notable was the lobster bisque and special halibut and haddock chowder..outstanding. We will continue to enjoy this spot whenter for Sunday breakfast of a Saturday night out. Also Heather our server was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Wentworth by the Sea
    Sherrilynb
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had not been to The Wentworth since the dining room changed to Salt. Arriving my friend and I visited the cocktail lounge. The Decor is trendy, yet tasteful with plenty of social & quiet spots. No complaints on service or cocktail quality, but was disappointed that they no longer have music. The piano pipes music ( I had heard) but not on my visit.We were seated promptly and ordered apps to start.The lobster fritters seemed like they came from Sysco. There were 2 on the plate for maybe $10. The insides were cold. The Baby Wedge,focus on 'baby' . Nothing to rave about. The Beef Carpaccio was so dry and gray it resembled beef jerky. It was not even eatable and should never have been served. The main dishes were so so..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Salt never disappoints. The food is always fresh, creative, and delicious. The newly renovated dining room is lovely, quietly comfortable and soothing. The wait staff is always attentive, making sure everything is as it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service was good but food was over cooked and cold.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nati
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food was fantastic and our server was very friendly and enthusiastic. The lobster bisque is a must! We will definitely be back when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Historic Dining Spot
    bkusaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were really excited to eat at Wentworth by the Sea. The food was amazing, but the service seemed hit or miss. Our server was overwhelmed, it was clear that he had too many tables. The bartender watered down everyone's drink. A splash of soda water in an Old Fashioned was by his standards half the glass. After I sent it back, the new drink was less than half full. It was a busy night at SALT and the host and server were very pleasant. I was a little miffed when the manager walked around and asked everyone about their dinner except for our table. It felt like he stereotyped us because we were the only guests in our late 20s, vice the other guests who were all 30+.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable
    Frifred
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food was fabulous as was the service. The decor was upscale. Very professional. Yet it felt very comfortable and not pretentious at all. Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    Lauralye
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Spectacular setting in the Wentworth Hotel. We live in Portsmouth and Salt is one of our favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt
    Salt
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was good but small tweeks could make it great. Staff was vey attentive. Outdated decore took away from making it great. Table was awkward and to long for talking .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 427 reviews are from the SALT Kitchen and Bar reviews archive.
  • GSK9VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent food and service. Table/seating style is a bit unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just perfect
    Nicole
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Went to Salt for my birthday. The food and service were outstanding. Our server Tara overheard it was my birthday, and when desert was served, the chef wrote happy birthday beautifully around the edge of my plate. It's these little personal touches that will keep me coming back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip!
    Orelse
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We got lost (roads and bridges under construction) but managed to find this lovely spot before dark! Hotel personnel, especially in Salt were gracious and accommodating! Food was excellent, beautifully plated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in a Hotel in NH
    CityinNHVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We dined at SALT for the first time and were surprised to see how excellent the food was, the service and the attention to detail. Our party of three had a hard time choosing what to have for dinner since all the choices were tempting, and so was dessert. The wine list was excellent and although they were very busy (the night before Mother's Day) the service was prompt and the server, Tara, was pleasant. We will go back since there are items on the menu we wish to try. Glad the Wentworth remolded their stuffy dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous and delicious !!!!!!!!!
    norab
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wonderful food and atmosphere! Salt is such a gem. Stayed the weekend and although Portsmouth area has many restaurant we dined twice here because the atmosphere and food where THAT good! Perfect special meal spot- with great offering for dinner & breakfast! Also very notable is the high end comfortable, chic decor in the restaurant and lounge. Aneye catching bar with tvs's, banquets a fireplace and yes a waterview. Very top notch all around!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected find in a Marriott Hotel
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Would have never expected to find such a high quality, creative and delicious dining experience in a hotel lobby!!! Beautiful decor-soothing, light tones in a historical setting but with modern furnishings and plating, etc. menu- large but divided into different categories from items to share, to entrees, etc...food quality and creativity was superb!!! Service was terrific!!! Felt like I was anywhere but a hotel lobby in nh!!! Will go back to Wentworth by the Sea just to fine here!!! It is sooo worth it!!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    DarP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been to this restaurant
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seaside resort ambiance
    foodnerdVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An elegant evening
    zgalVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect meal!
    VandJ
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ate lunch here as part of
    bono
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Bert
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SALT was sweet!
    JohnTVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful in every respect
    LocalDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Salt fan.
    BaileyVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    LaurenMc
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.