Salt's Cure
Salt's Cure

Salt's Cure

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://saltscure.com/
  • Phone: 3238507258
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday:
    10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner:
    Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Phelps and Zak Walters
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vista
  • Public Transit: Santa Monica and Gardner
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available on Santa Monica Blvd and other side streets. We also offer a small parking lot for dinner and weekend brunch across the street from the restaurant.
A word from Salt's Cure
Salt's Cure is a New American Restaurant. Every meal at Salt's Cure proudly sources ingredients grown & raised in California, all of which are carefully butchered & crafted in house. We offer a complete beer and wine list of all "natural" California craft beers and wine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Salt's Cure reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (42)great for brunch (24)hot spot (15)great for lunch (13)special occasion (9)notable wine list (9)romantic (7)late-night find (3)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Get the Pork Chop
    theEater
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I came in hungry and got the pork chop, I split ALL the sides with my dinner mate and it was outstanding. If you want fancy teeny portions then don't come here, this was a good chunk of food that tasted very, very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    ccanc
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The service was great and the food was even better
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pork Chop
    AwkwardVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Small restaurant with ever changing menu written on a blackboard high above on the wall. Small menu, but excellent choices. For drinks, my husband had a glass of wine and I had a root beer. Knowing the size of the pork chop - have a sneak preview at the next table, we decided to skip appetizer. My husband ordered the 16 oz Berkshire Pork Chop, and I had the braised chill pork shoulder, which is a more appropriate portion for me since I don't eat as much. We also shared a side mashed potato, which is very smooth and creamy. I had a taste of the Pork Chop from my husband, and it is by far the best pork chop we both had. No dessert as we were both too full after this meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    holleygolitelyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a pretty good meal and our server was absolutely delightful. One comment is that the wine list was very pricy, the cheapest bottle was over $50, which caused it to be a very expensive meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice food
    yumasato
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    All food I ate were very nice. Especially, black cods were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was good, and definitely a go to place in that neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Best roast chicken I've ever had. Great beer selection as well. A gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorite brunch place
    ChenVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We went there before their lunch break. The waiter is very nice. Love the bacon burger. It is so so so juicy and tasty! The star is really the star. My friend like the pancake so much! The sausage is very good also. Will come back and take more friends there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty and Sweet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything we ordered was amazing. The food is always cooked perfectly and the service was awesome. The Chefs are amazing at cooking their meats to absolute perfection. We topped the night off with one of each dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    tasteman
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Buy choice, the three of us sat at the counter to watch the chef at work at his command post . Two of us split the delicious 20 oz steak, other had the smothered pork. Two (not me) had several glasses of wine and raved about it (Should have because they cost about $15-$17 per glass). We had sides of mashed potatoes, terrine of leeks, cheese board & kale salad----all delicious!! Dessert we split house made choc ice cream and whipped date, caramel, whipped cream piece of heaven. What a great place! Sosa was our wait person and a knowledgeable charmer. Great time had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot for 2
    heidijanet
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Small fabulous little place with a great wine list, simple menu and wonderfully prepared food. Great ambiance with vinyl records piped through analog speakers and a wonderful no-frills vibe. Great place to catch up in the afternoon or catch an early dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place!
    svillarrealVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The staff is wonderful, and the food is indescribably good. I had the Duroc pork chop, it was maybe the best pork chop I've EVER had. Cooked perfectly, served with spiced applesauce. My husband had the steak, and his was just as good as my dinner. Paired with rainbow Chard and a really good wine. This place is worth the drive from wherever you are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Bruce
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Salt's Cure has always been amazing. The menu is constantly changing. It is always unique and flavorful. I have never been disappointed. It is a place that is best to trust the chef and your server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad meal...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Ever. Most wonderfully curated, cooked, and presented food, and consistently so. The things SC does with pork is actual magic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was worth every penny
    Sparks
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I didn't know exactly what I wanted when I went into salt's cure, but I knew I couldn't go wrong with this great little spot that's just outside my apartment building. After a great overview of the days availabilities, I chose what Ben (my server) recomended; the pork chop with a side of carrots. Mind blowing. Best pork I've ever had, hands down. The carrots where on point, the tea (a very light, unsweetened fruit tea) was refreshing and the service was perfect. I went back the same week for brunch. I anticipate a food addiction to this place...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this spot
    OutstandingVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Organic local sourced cooked to perfection. The service was wonderful. We enjoyed everyone except the loud music.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reminds me of the original Ammo
    prosAndcons
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Small, urbane spot with a focus on seasonal fare. Feels modern, stripped down to the essentials yet down-to-earth and chic. Staff comes across as friends brought together by their shared love of food and hospitality.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went here with two friends before a concert at the Troubadour. Atmosphere is great. Open kitchen with bar seating and tables along wall. Smaller but perfect.... More casual, which I like and the fact that they were spinning vinyl (and playing both sides of the album) was the best! Appetizer of shush into peppers with house made chorizo was fantastic. I had their signature pork chop which was eaten down to the bone! Sides were fine for sharing. Chocolate pudding dessert was nice! Definitely will go back. Simple, straightforward, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyed ourselves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    party of 2 arrived for 8pm reservation. seated immediately. terrific service due to our waiter, Ayol. made great recommendations which we followed. got a bottle of red car syrah. the stone fruit salad was a refreshing surprise and totally enjoyable. kale salad had a wonderful vinaigrette but could have used more stemming. duck leg and pancake:duck leg was fabulous, pancakes were burnt. roasted carrots were perfect. duroc pork chop and house applesauce was also great, and with such a large chop it's hard to get it cooked perfectly but they did it. also had the chicken liver pudding which in my book was the best dish of the savories. ended with date pudding with sticky toffee which i just wanted to pour on someone so i could lick it off.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 153 reviews are from the Salt's Cure reviews archive.
  • local food done well!
    GingerH
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you love local food done with finesse, then you will love Salt's Cure. While the menu is not large, it still offers something for everyone -- from meat to chicken to fish. The pork chop is the signature dish, and as usual, mine was cooked to perfection. Their small plates such as their PorK Butter and Crackers certainly make for a light and satisfying meal. Make reservations, the seating is limited!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the pork chop
    DudeEatsVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Salts Cure is the jam. They also make jam. And pretzels. Check them out on Facebook to see the menu for the day. Everything is great but I would highly recommend what ever pork chop they are doing. After that hit that burger. Don't sleep on the sides either. The mash potatoes are on like kong. Salts Cure always delivers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    JackOClubsVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    When we walked in i thought maybe I had made a big mistake. Very small dining room and a limited menu....but....the food was absolutely outstanding. Because of the close quarters the noise level can get a bit energetic especially if you have the "loud laugher" or the "screecher" at a table right next to you, but the food is totally worth it. Not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal of the year so far.
    palooka
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The menu changes every day as their produce is sourced locally. My only complaint is that I hadn't eaten here before. Started with a grapefruit salad and crab claws that were both very good. The star of the night was the pork chop, which was the best I've ever had. Perfect char, fat content and cook. I saved a nice fatty bite for last and it still melted in my mouth 30 minutes after I started eating. The sides were mashed potatoes and roasted carrots, which were worth the visit by themselves. I have never had carrots in a restaurant that were this good, only home cooked carrots have been better. These were nice and black and not under cooked as many restaurants prepare them. Washed it all down with a lovely sticky toffee pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone to Pig Heaven
    unhappyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Best pork chop I have ever had. Chicken was great, too. Love this restaurant!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine list needs help
    bonneideeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Too many mediocre overpriced wines on the list. Great food will keep me coming back but I'll bring my own wine from now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fresh cuisine
    Gourmand2
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This restaurant served fresh, locally sourced and imaginatively cooked food. The service was also friendly and efficient. There was a nice buzz in the atmosphere with a good crowd on Wednesday evening. I would definitely recommend this place for dinner. Make a reservation ahead of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Gem!!!
    Miami10000
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is a little gem of a restaurant. The menu changes regularly and you will never be disappointed. Reservations a must-- and the waiter is very cute!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great prok chop
    Rkrk
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great service and great food. Packed like sardines so make a reservation and be prepared to wait for your table an extra 20-30 minutes. Will definitely go back ASAP
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in all of LA
    Suzyivxx
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I just love this intimate little gem. I eat at this quaint neighborhood restaurant all the time and I'm always amazed to find myself with a new favorite each time. The food is fresh and made with high quality ingredients that will make your mouth water. My favorite to date was a dinner special, black cod and crispy rice. It was life changing, but in a close second are the all star breakfast and pork chop. You really can't go wrong at the salt's cure. I can't say enough good things about this place and I always recommend salts cure to all my friends. Definitely deserving of 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ouch!
    CrabbyVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Interesting food, great service, but there was a 3 piece live band in the the room which quickly made everyone at my table want to leave. It's a small space with all hard surfaces. The music would be fine for late night, but not good for dinner conversation. Headache! Sore throat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always Incredible
    FoodFoodFood
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My second time dining here was even better than the first. Service was super knowledgable and attentive, food was insanely good and everyone had a great experience. You can never go wrong with the pork chop.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, way too noisy
    luv2eatandtalk
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    A foodie friend recommended Salt's Cure as one of the few QUIET restaurants around with great food. Wrong about quiet (or "energetic," the popular euphemism for "can't hold a conversation with the person across the table"). I'll keep searching.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't go wrong!
    kesseldawgVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    No matter what you order for dinner at Salt's Cure, it's going to be great! Their burger (topped with one generous strip of bacon) sets the standard for burgers, as they cure their own meats (and grind their own grits) and it is cooked to perfection. I have also tried the marlin, pork belly on grits, citrus salad, and pork chop, which was stupid good, over 2 inches thick and again, cooked to perfection. I like to sit at the bar and watch the owner/chef cooking. I will say that I once overheard him lamenting that he couldn't make the kinds of dishes he would really like to make there, which only made me wonder what other amazing things he cooks! I have heard that their Sunday brunch is a "must do" and it is on my list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 unimpressed foodies
    HelpthoseinneedVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Two of us are SF foodies and bloggers. The other two are locals and eat everywhere/anywhere. Two of us had hamburger...nothing on the menu motivated them! The roast pork (or whatever the main pork was) was VERY good. There was no discussion among us during the meal of "oooooh...this is amazing." The rare and medium hamburgers arrived--both were the same (eh, close enough) that both people declared them medium--so one order was sent back...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunchtime Meal Review
    lamichael64
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I finally made my way to Salt's Cure after what must be it's 5th year in business. I had always wanted to go, especially after seeing lines outside on Sundays. The service was very quick and very friendly, but I was underwhelmed by the food. The biscuits were just OK, not flakey but tasty, and the fries with my burger were not hot or special enough for this carb loving guy to gobble up. The burger was of high quality and overall very good but not as flavorful as I'd hoped. All in all I'm willing to give it another try -but not in a rush to do so.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great meal. Very good service.
    nonameVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A great meal. Very good service. Simple, not fussy, delicious and relaxed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait with reservation
    Iluvfood
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Made reservations at 8:30, but didn't get sat until 9:45. Ordered a $7 appetizer....it was literally only 2 pieces of toast..... Dinner came at 10:30, mashed potatoes were made from powder, and super watery. Overall, not worth the $115!! Would never recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Both my friend and I had the
    MaryPatVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Both my friend and I had the Bookworm sandwich. In reality, it was a ham and cheese sandwich, but was it GOOD!! Add a little hot sauce and it was a great meal - not super filling, but still, really a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highest Quality Gem
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Salt's Cure is wonderful-not only superb food, but the wait staff is knowledge and attentive. I would recommend this for brunch and lunch anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local find
    RLARVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Live down the street. Always walk by with my pup and see a line. Finally went in with an out-of-state guest. Loved it. Had the chicken liver to start. I highly recommend that. Followed it with the NY strip. Divine. Melted in my mouth. Perfect cut, perfectly cooked. Finished the meal with stickey toffee (or date) pudding. It was incredible. I can't decide what I liked most. It's an adorable find. I've tried their dinner and must return for some brunch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.