Best leg of lambThis is a tiny place with seasonal, local food. The menu is limited, but the vegetables are from the farmers markets and the meats are from small fars in California. The leg of lamb with English peas, sugar snap peas and pea vines was the best leg of lamb I have ever eaten. It was perfect in every way. Their draft IPA, Black Market was great. I also loved the salad with mixed greens, avocado and blood oranges.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerThis is a great meal, made with integrity and passion for food and cooking, served with enthusiasm and warmth that is absolutely delicious in a perfect balance of atavistic (it's all about the meat) and refined (everything is made in house and by hand). Which is not to say that the salads and sides are anything less than delicious as are the house-made pates and cured meats. I suspect that they do wonderful things with chicken and fish as well, but I came for the Berkshire bone-in pork chop and my wife ordered the braised pork shank and we were very, very satisfied. Small but thoughtful California wine list, one well-chosen draft ipa and a few craft beer bottles. Would have liked a cider with the pork. Go here with an appetite.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEmilySecond visit and am happy to have gone back this close to my last visit there! Awesome food, wine and the staff is utterly friendly and helpful!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI've now been twice, thisI've now been twice, this is some of the best food in the city right now. Simple, unadorned, amazing dishes. And while they have vegetarian dishes that are terrific, this is an amazing place to get roasted and grilled meats. It's wonderful.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI just loved everything aboutI just loved everything about this place. I went on a Monday night. It wasn't so busy. It wasn't so noisy. The space is small and intimate. The service is friendly and on point. The dishes were nicely done and the desserts were A-mazing!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough this place is knownAlthough this place is known for its meats, I would say the sirloin steak I had for dinner was very good, but not fantastic. On the other hand, the frites were out of this world, and so were the pickles and pretzel. Service was very good, and the place overall is lovely to be in.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe half chicken may be theThe half chicken may be the best roast chicken in Los Angeles: the skin is crisp, the meat is moist and tastes of chicken and the sauce is bursting with flavor. We would not have ordered it if Ben, our waiter, hadn't insisted. Kudos and thanks to all.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's places like Salt's CureIt's places like Salt's Cure that give Los Angeles soul. The food is simply good, AND unique! The atmosphere completes the experience, as you sit in the comfort of the low-key neighborhood, and feel the buzz of the whole staff from kitchen to table. You sense the people's love of their craft, and the earnest intention of sharing it with other people. When you're distracted by another seductive city such as Manhattan, a rare place like Salt's Cure tugs you back to Los Angeles.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my second time atThis is my second time at Salt's Cure, and once again, it knocks the ball out of the park! The menu changes daily (though I think they always have the burger, which is a MUST). I sit at the bar where I can watch the food being prepared. I say prepared instead of cooked, because the owner/chef is truly "preparing" the dishes! Watching him pay such rapt attention to cutting the flank steak before placing it on the plate, or making sure the marlin or smoked escolar sit "just so" on the plate is truly something to behold, but then, when you taste it...oh man!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an awesome first timeHad an awesome first time experience....will definitely return...everyone was very friendly, with good recommendations on the food.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth checking outFresh ingredients, a slightly limited menu but, that shouldn't really get in the way. The pork chop is delicious! The grapefruit, avocado salad also incredibly good for something so simple. Last but not least, the grapefruit cheesecake is a MUST! (this is coming from someone who is not the biggest the grapefruit fan)3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is truly exceptional.The food is truly exceptional. The wine list is quite impressive, but pricey. The wines we had were excellent. Service is very good (although I must say at 5:30 we were almost the only ones in the place.) The only drawback I see is the noise level. It would probably not bother most people, but those with hearing problems will find it difficult, as I did (I am hard of hearing.)3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSalt's Cure, a Dining Experience!Went two nights ago and have to say I enjoyed the best meal I have had since moving to LA 12 yrs ago!
I ordered a NY strip , a grass fed, dry aged piece of "butter". Amazing. My girl ordered the seared albacore tuna which came on a bed of a apple,cucumber type of slaw. It was delicious! We also ordered a side of Brussels sprouts that were absolutely mouthwatering. I think the simplicity of the food, couple with the ambiance is what made the meal so outstanding. This is not your average farm to table restaurant. This is indeed a neighborhood gem for foodies!
For dessert, we order the grapefruit pie ( think key lime, but substitute grapefruit). The best dessert I have had in recent memory as well!go to Salts Cure!3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is very unusual for myIt is very unusual for my family to have a meal where everyone is satisfied. Four of us ate at Salt's Cure. The service was quite good and the people very friendly. But best of all was the food. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The short ribs melted off the bone, the snapper was fresh and the English peas it was served on was different and delicious. The pork chop was huge and the most tender and juicy any of us had ever tasted. The citrus and avocado salad was also great and the dressing not overdone and still tasty. The only thing we missed was being able to end the meal with coffee as we all drink decalf and they did not have that....maybe I will bring my own as the food was so terrific we all want to go back.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAs billedThis restaurant was everything as it was billed. Since all their food is sourced locally you run the risk of them running out of things. Which unfortunately they did for our late in the day reservation. So if you want to make sure they don't run out of menu items that are decided that day then make sure your reservation is earlier in the day.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu varies daily dependingMenu varies daily depending upon what's best in local markets. Butcher their own meat. The spoon bread has amazing flavors. Eat at the bar and enjoy watching the chefs work.1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMlove love this placeThe chicken sandwich was AMAZING. The grilled bread it was on blew my mind. Worth every carb and then some. The burger is fantastic and I love the homemade katchup. Sitting at the bar is the best because you can watch the chefs cook and check out the action.1/10/2013 12:00:00 AMyou go for the food. if youyou go for the food. if you want fancy schmancy people in tuxes, go elsewhere. if you want delicious well prepared food, come here.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! Great food.This place serves great meats and cheeses, and some classic steakhouse type entrees. A suitable wine list and some beer options round out a nice romanitic spot without much hassle at a fairly reasonable price.1/3/2013 12:00:00 AM