SALT
SALT

SALT

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saltnewamericantable.com/
  • Phone: 9566276304x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Larry Delgado
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beech & Cedar Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from SALT
SALT-New American Table, brought to you by the owners of McAllen’s house.wine & bistro., Chef Larry Delgado and his lovely wife Jessica Delgado. The chef driven menu features local, organic and sustainable products, and a full service bar that boast beautiful, boutique wines, craft beers, and high end spirits!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
SALT reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)fit for foodies (34)romantic (23)hot spot (23)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (20)notable wine list (18)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Unexpected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Very Good Surprise in terms of the Menu Offering as well as food Quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great dinner and excellent attention by the staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Larry and Jessica have created a wonderful place to enjoy an evening. The service and food are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    Lanie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a delicious evening at Salt! Our meal was wonderful, and our server Criselda helped us pick out a great wine. We look forward to going back. If you are a true foodie you might enjoy sitting at the dining bar where you can watch the meals being prepared. We had heard that it gets loud, but we went early, and the noise level was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Knowledgeable Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Server recommended a beer pairing with an appetizer that was spot on. I will definitely recommend to friends and family. Noise level was a little loud but cozy for a private conversation
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was very happy with all aspects of the night at Salt. I recommend it to anyone looking to have a great night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food and service
    jmolina1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great atmosphere. Great service. Wife loved it. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word: Perfection!
    woodbrick1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Thank you for a wonderful and memorable experience. From the food to the staff to the ambiance...you have perfected the formula to a terrific overall dining experience. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!!
    TandM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Monique made sure that we had the perfect experience. The Chefs entertained us and made sure we got to taste the real flavors of Salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    Al0004
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food! Great service! Going back next week to meet friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Group of us celebrated friends birthdays and this was our first time at Salt. Was a fine dining but casual and warm experience. Service was top notch and wait ALL staff was really friendly. Only suggestion is that they get better tables for large groups. We were a group of 7 and the ones sitting in the middle had to contend with 2 table legs between their legs. Not comfortable especially for women. Otherwise, we had a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    waiting
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had an amazing dinner. Staff was great and we couldn't have had a better dining experience anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    Octmejia
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    First time there and we did not expect that much noise.even the hostess said she often has this complaint Food was vey good but I like to have dinner in a place that we can have a conversation with out having to raise our voices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • award
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The quail appetizer, pork chop, pork shank, and scallops were all commendable. We had 3 different desserts and they all are better than they sound on paper. The server was well intended but needs to relax a little. The originality and skill in the dishes is quite impressive. We're looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    NHSS
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    McAllen's hottest new restaurant has luscious food from its award winning chef. The best place to sit is at the chef's bar, where you can watch the chef's team in action, chat with them and even sample some of the goodies they're preparing. The servings are so generous that not one of us finished our food the last time I was there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dhjz
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great food as always, a "not from here" restaurant, what you do when you travel to a major city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • zeeman
    azee
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The complete experience was out of this planet. We sat at chef's table and it added authenticity to the meal. Good martini, excellent dessesrt, and service was great. Will be going back often. Thanks for being there, SALT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt
    TexasfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Good food, great drinks, poor choice of salads only two on menu and service was a bit slow for drinks . Would have liked to see more fish options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Texaspeach10
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and drinks. The only thing I would change is the water that is served. Other not so fancy restaurants have RO water and it's so much better. Will definetly be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First trip to this restaurant. Special occasion for my wife and I. Sat at the chef's bar and had a great experience. Service was prompt and efficient without being intrusive. Great watching the whole cooking team in the kitchen, and being offered a sample of a couple of appetizers that we had not ordered was a bonus. My wife and I had a special request on what we ordered and the chef talked to us about it briefly to make sure he got it right, which he did. Overall a very nice evening, and we will definitely go back. Only odd thing was that I got charged $2 for having my bourbon on the rocks. First time I've ever had that happen. But, that's just a small oddity in an otherwise pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eochoa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food and service were awesome. Have a variety of salts (that's why they are called SALT) on the table as condiments for your food. Pork Chop is to die for. The "smoked" salt I added to the pork chop created a whole other flavor profile and depth to the chop. We were seven diners. All ordered a different plate. From the Chop, to the pork shank, to the fried chicken, to the flounder, everyone said their plate was "memorable". The pork belly lettuce wraps were also a hit at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Amazing
    CocoV1VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had a bird's eye view of EVERYTHING that came out of the kitchen. It was all gorgeous, perfectly plated, and everything we ate was delish! Second time there and I will put it on my list to visit every time I go to McAllen. Seriously, not a bad thing on the menu. The staff is great, they will explain to you what things are and they even brought out a lime to show me since I had never seen it before. Go with an appetite--you will want to taste it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall good experience
    miguelovsky
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good overall, food was delicious, though disparate in portions, 2 of us got plates that we just barely got through half of them, two got a plate that they finished in 5 minutes. Just mind the portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing fried chicken breast!!!!!!!
    Mbezzy90
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The best resturaunt in McAllen. The service was outstanding. Appetizers were delicious! We ordered the pork belly lettuce wraps. Then the drinks were the great.... And now the best fried chicken breast I have ever had!!!! I can't wait to go back! Such a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    HCoronado
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As soon as you cross the entrance, you feel welcome by attentive staff, seating at the Chef's table is a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations
    WithaChianti
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We didn't know what to expect other than the comments we had received about the place. Better than we thought, the food, service and experience was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly priced for what you get.
    Kfoodie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    SALT was a unique dining experience that had good food and had a good wine/alcoholic beverage list. Service was great. I did enjoy my plate but I and others in my party feel we could have had more bang for our buck. I did not drink any alcohol which is the primary beverage of choice there. I drank water which in disappointment was tap. I just feel for the price it was just O.K. If I want to go get great food for that price, hands down House Wine (their other restaurant) takes the cake! I can't say I will choose this place to eat at again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We sat at the Chef's counter
    BadBoy2
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We watched with amazement the three chef's work together making delicious food and it is shocking to see the amount and quality of food these three people put out. I use to own a restaurant and if I had three chef's like this, I would probably still own it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiters
    Ennfy684
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our waiter was not as attentive. I literally had to get up to find a napkin.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodieluv
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great food/cocktails, great ambiance, great service! Made for a nice birthday celebration :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raj's Review
    EZ24GET
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Fantastic!! One of the best restaurants in McAllen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth every penny
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Worth every penny if you can recognize and appreciate an amazing dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was amazing, due to the the local organic veggies and the creativity of the chef. The entire staff -- especially the manager, Anna -- seemed passionate about the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie's Delight
    Mike
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food, beverages and service are outstanding. The wait staff knew and UNDERSTOOD every item on the menu. Even the mundane (mac 'n cheese) is prepared to tantalize a goumet palate. If I had to make a criticism, I would say the dessert menu is merely good while everything else was outstanding. For a full meal with appetizers, drinks and dessert for 5 people was $375 including gratuities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat at chef's table!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Enjoy the complimentary samples when you sit at chef's table. Siracha shrimp and the crudo were excellent! My favorite dish is the fried chicken with the jalapeno mashed potatoes. Maccaroni is incredible too!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance!
    Zumbamami
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great little place that serves high quality food with a smile. You can't go wrong with this one!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • anniversary33
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Our server was excellent, he came by often enough and made pleasant conversation. We sat at the chef's bar. Enjoyed watching the chefs busy cooking and witnessing all the beautiful plates come out. We were also treated to sample several bite size items. Evening was very special, was our 33rd anniversary. We plan to return to try other food items. Presentation was great. We were even given champagne at the end of our meal! Thank you "Salt" for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 56 reviews are from the SALT reviews archive.
  • absolutely delish
    Aggiemommy98
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    ABSOLUTELY delish!!!!! Y'all ran out of the swordfish - had heard great reviews on that but as usual the fried chicken and mashed potatoes were delish! The Tomato Parmesean finshed before we could try it bummed about that! Salt Board was scrumptious! It is wonderful to have 2 amazing places in our hometown with SALT and house.wine!!!!! Can't wait to go back and have another round of amazing drinks!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real south Texas gem!
    LifeOnTheRoad
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    After a day of enduring the near hundred degree heat along the Rio Grande, we struck out for Salt. From the moment we walked in the door, the experience was terrific. The bartender and I enthusiastically discussed scotch and the various bourbons they stocked while the rest of our party made for the table. The hanger steak with black tagliatelle and porcini was fabulous, while my colleagues raved about the HUGE portions of fried chicken. The menu is a creative and tasty melding of American cuisine with Mexican flair. A MUST when you're in McAllen. The only downside is that the restaurant is not open on Sundays, so we had to wait a day for the deliciousness. Also - be sure to eat at the bar - as the bar surrounds the kitchen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I took my dad there for Father's Day. The wait staff was awesome and knew the menu well. I wanted to order 1 of every dessert they offered but refrained. We ordered 1 and split it. They were very nice about splitting an entree without a fuss or upcharged. We enjoyed the people, the food...everything, basically :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.