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Salt Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saltatthepoint.com
  • Phone: (757) 962-2325
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Justin Kealiinohomoku
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Salt's upstairs is reserved for private dining guests. This area is for parties celebrating weddings, rehearsal dinners, large celebrations, and business meetings. The area is blocked off from our other guests for a more personal feel.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First Court
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Salt
Salt is an upscale restaurant in the Hampton Roads area. Salt features seafood, steaks and regional ~ international ingredients from all over the world. Salt is a refined dining environment featuring a spacious patio, 16 seat bar, and a dining area that seats over 80 guests.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Our evening was super! We have eaten here many many times and this was our best visit yet! Drinks were wonderful, appetizers were fantastic and this was the best dinner special we have ever ordered here even dessert was a winner. We will return soon for more of Eli's spot on recommendations. ***** 5 stars"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Chef was at his most creative and worked up dishes with variations that met everyone's diet and preferences! Not often one has the chance to express a desire and get chef's best improvised sides and accompaniments. High praise from all our group!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "First time to the restaurant and it did not disappoint. The menu is modern, with a selection of Asian/American fusion dishes. Service was outstanding with lots of recommendations from our knowledgeable waiter. The ambience is nice, city-style, with a pretty wood bar. Plenty of items from which to choose, including the drink and wine menu. The wine list is small, but interesting. For example, they had an Abiouness Pinot on the list. Not many restaurants have that winery. The only thing I would like to see is a better dessert menu. This Saturday they had four, uninspired choices. Overall, an excellent dining experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a superb meal at Salt. The food was excellent, had eye appeal, the portion was perfect...it was a work of art. There were some very loud people near us that detracted from the experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food, service, and overall experience was nearly flawless. All aspects of each of the courses were delicious and carefully prepared to the finest detail. The service was friendly without feeling rushed, which we enjoy. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our anniversary. They gave us a nice private table. Our waiter Devin was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable with our wine selections and even talked us into a wine that was less expensive because it paired better with what we ordered. All of the food was great, but I'd have to credit Devin with helping guide our dining experience. Ask for him when you go there!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "A great, elegant dining experience, Salt has excellent "Libations" (I had a tasty Sidecar) and some really good appetizers. The cheese board was a delicate mix of flavors. The bulgogi wraps were sweet and savory. For the main course, I had the Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with coconut rice and edamame. My fiancée had a delectable Pad Thai. For dessert, I had an amazing goat cheese and chocolate cheesecake that was complex and satisfying. Our waiter was attentive, but unobtrusive. The atmosphere was romantic and vibrant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "They had removed pork belly from the menue and I was devistated. However, the lamb was an acceptable substitute. My wife had the oysters and I had the cheese plate. Both of us enjoyed them. Then I had the goat cheese salad and my wife had the Asain salad. Again both were enjoyable. My wife had the duck and I had the lamb chops, I would have enjoyed the pork belly more but we both enjoyed our choices. The Pork belly will be rotating back into the line up and we will be going back! We like the food and the service that we have received each time we have been to SALT. Try it you will like it!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was slow even though dining room was practically empty. Food was only average."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "A good night to go to Salt is Monday. You get half off any wine on the menu. The list has too many Sav Blanc types wines for white, but you'll still be able to pull together a reasonable sample of wines. The Poke special was good and the Lobster tempura with pasta was excellent For $260, we got 3 appetizers, 3 entrée, 3 bottles of wine"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "One of the best place to dine in Hampton Roads. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a different menu"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My family came there for dinner. The food was fantastic and the waiter very knowledgeable . I had the whole fish which was snapper and it was great. Would truly come back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "On a whim for late lunch we tried Salt. It was perfect. Great table seating, each dish we ordered was perfect and the wait staff was very personable. All took great care of us. Heirloom tomatoes ... Yummers. Lovely Asian tastes that are not overpowering. Interesting , creative menu. Discover this secret for yourself."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We booked Salt after reading the favorable reviews on Open Table. The waiter was very knowledgeable and didn't hesitate to make recommendations. We enjoyed everything we ordered, but most of all LOVED dessert! Make sure and get the Oatmeal Cream Pies! Delish!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I'll start out by saying it was a slow night, and Salt lacked the 'energy' that can enhance a dinner. Service was nicely paced. We started with the wine and cocktail list, with many good options. Appetizers included several interesting choices (did I notice a Bobby Huber influence?) and were very good. Entrees were a step down, and may have been because business was slow. I think, if we go back, my dinner will be an appetizer, a salad, and a bottle of wine."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great for a business dinner. Bonus was that wine was half price on Tues night."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We were the only sat table inside but thought the food and service were fantastic! The wine list was moderate and overall we really enjoyed dinner. A little odd that there weren't more people."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We found the restaurant to be average based on other similarily priced restaurants in the area. I will say the truffle mac and cheese was great! Unfortunately, it just didn't have any "special" qualities. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "What a find! We had no knowledge of this restaurant and were surprised to find the food outstanding, the service very cordial and knowledgeable and the setting quite satisfactory. Go, go, go! Try the whole fish dish. Amazing. The Cioppino was great too. Not the usual heavier broth but lighter and full of flavor. Salad was bursting with freshness like it was all just picked out of the garden right before dinner. Only hold back was the oatmeal sandwich cookie dessert. Not our favorite. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely delicious! We sat at the bar and had a wonderful experience"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We took our baby girl and invited another couple to join us at Salt for Tuesday "Date Night". The staff was friendly, very courteous and attentive. The food was mouth watering. We will definitely come here again!!! Thank you..."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Visitng Va Beach and came upon Salt through Open Table. What a great place. The food and service were outstanding. The chef has a great touch with flavors, you can taste everything but not be over powered by any one. That is a great kitchen. We had then ciopino, pad Thai, whole snapper, mussels and calamari and th oysters. Would have it all again "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This was an excellent start to our new dining club. We found the service impeccable, our waiter Devin did an outstanding job. The food was excellent, a great blend of familiar and exotic flavors. Would definitely recommend this restaurant without hesitation"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner for our daughter, who is a chef. We reviewed the menu online, and she liked it. She always avoids chain restaurants, including big-name ones, and wanted someplace "cool" for her birthday. We picked Salt mainly because of its location (close to grandma's house) and its menu. This turned out to be an absolutely amazing place. Large portions of perfectly prepared and unusual dishes. There were 6 of us dining, and all chose something different. Every dish was wonderful. Great service, knowledgeable wait staff. We have already recommended Salt to friends."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "First time here and what a little gem-great food, great service, and a wonderful dining experience-will be back soon!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Salt is just amazing. Went for dinner the first time and most recently lunch. Both times were fantastic and the food seems to keep getting better!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I love pork belly but discovered too much of a good thing is not so good. I think it would serve the dish better if the pork belly was served as an appetizer. We introduced friends to your restaurant. They loved it. Mark was disappointed that you sold out of the whole fish. The table next to ours got 2. MY husband has had it before."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed the pot stickers, whole red snapper and scallop entrees. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Only the 2nd time we have been to Salt and it was as good as we remembered from our first visit. Excellent food (the short ribs were perfect) and the chocolate goat cheese cake was delicious. The waiter even remembered us even though it had been a number of months since we were first there. Definitely a great neighborhood find."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined at this restaurant over 5 times, so we finally can write a review that everyone should trust. This place is the best restaurant in Virginia Beach hands down! The service is always great with many of the servers even coming by to say hello when they are not our server that evening. The Executive Chef, Justin, has created so many tasty items that every time we go, we get something new. He is a culinary master in Hampton Roads. If I could give him a award, I would! Can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Service was not that great, but the food was excellent. I had rockfish over black rice with brussel sprouts. Everyone else had the beef dinners and thought they were OK."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our second trip and we will return. My wife had the Lynnhaven oysters and said they were like she remembered (plump and good), I had the Pot Stickers and enjoyed them. She had the house salad and I had the Goat cheese salad, both were very good. My wife had the Smoked Pork Belly and only gave me a small piece. I had the Lamb and I did offer her a taste. However, she declined once so I was happy to finish it off. I did enjoy the lamb but it is hard to beat a good piece of Pork Belly. We both had the Crem Brulee and I even got some ice cream which was a nice addition. Our server did a fine job and made us feel welcome."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I have dined there 5 times now and every time has been amazing. Justin (the chef) is a master. I have not found anything there that I didn't like. His award winning Furikake Seared Ahi is to die for. The crab is obviously top of the line and the tuna is prepared perfectly. Other favorite apps are the mussels and pot stickers. Great entrees include the beef tenderloin, pork belly and salmon. Date night was a nice chance to try the place out. They have a separate menu it includes one app, 2 entrees and a dessert for $50. I just saw on their Facebook page that Justin has won another award. I can't say it enough, this guy is amazing. If you are on the fence about trying this place, you have to go, you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The overalll experience was sublime. Amazing food. We loved the atmosphere and amazing service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great service and one of the best chefs on the Southside. The owners love the business and it shows throughout. Try it. You'll go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time at Salt, day after Valentines Day, 5:30pm. We ordered off their Valentines Day special menu, and had a fabulous dining experience. Sitting in the back of the restaurant, looking out over the small pond, we were by ourselves. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. We had a very enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my fiance here for valentines day. I cant compare to other upscale restaurants as its the first i have been to but it was very classy and had a nice romantic atmosphere. They had candles lit and set the mood by giving me us a rose to take home. The food was amazing. A little pricey but well worth it considering how it was presented and how we were served. All the servers were very friendly and very knowledgable on the menu and the wine and bourbans. I would come back here again, and highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice romantic quiet place to treat their love one to dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to Salt the Saturday after Valentines Day and were able to get a 5:15 p.m. reservation. They had a pre made special menu which we were encouraged to take advantage of. It was nice because it limited the decisions I'd have to make, but at $58 per person it was a bit steep. They offered three relatively reasonable choices for wine, which compared to their regular wine list, was a deal at $30 for a bottle. The tuna poke was very good, as were the oysters. The rock fish was nicely presented and the custom desert was very nice. Meal, tax and tip ended costing $197 - an amount that will keep me from returning in the future, even for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was the worst restaurant experience I've had in the past 7 years. We found it to have an interesting menu on the budget. When we arrived, they had a Valentine's Day menu that advertised $60 per person + tax+ gratuity. When asked for their daily menu, our waiter mentioned that this was the menu for the evening. My husband and I shared our dinner and the portion wasn't satisfactory at all! We had Scallops as our main course and 4 were served! Needless to say we left hungry and ended up grabbing fast food on the way home. My co-worker paid cash and they the waitress didn't bring back change. How rude! I am sure that Salt is an amazing restaurant on a normal night, just not on Valentines day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Awesome from the start! We got there early thinking we would have to go to the bar while waiting..... The hostess worked her magic and got us a seat immediately.... Valentines Day evening. Double WOW! Then our waiter was just as exceptional. His recommendations hit the mark every time. The wine, appetizer, and main course all big hits. he food was to die for and the service was just as good. My wife has been telling everyone about it. I was told the I did good. (A big complement...) Thank you for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014