Salum Restaurant
Salum Restaurant

Salum Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.salumrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2142529604
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Abraham Salum
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The room can be rented for private parties on Sunday evenings.
  • Private Party Contact: Abraham Salum 2142529604

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fitzhugh
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking on premise.
A word from Salum Restaurant
Centrally located between the West Village and Knox - Henderson areas, Salum is a casual yet elegant and comfortable space composed by Julio Quiñones, one of Dallas’ most progressive young designers. The spacious dining room displays a welcoming palette of brown, green and beige, with a sleek open kitchen as the focal point. Salum combines the intimacy of a neighborhood establishment with the quality of a fine dining restaurant with an atmosphere that is approachable and distinctive yet unpretentious ~ a marriage of vision, passion and skill with the goal of providing its visitors with an extraordinary dining experience. Owner and Chef Abraham Salum offers an array of contemporary American cuisine that combines the highest quality seasonal ingredients with a nuanced use of contrasting and complementary flavors to create a vibrant and visually inviting menu. Menus change once a month. Parties of 5 or more are not available on line.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Salum Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)special occasion (54)fit for foodies (52)romantic (42)great for lunch (24)notable wine list (22)good for groups (11)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • wonderful lunch!
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    According to my co-worker, he had the best club sandwich in town (with melted cheese!!!). I had the shrimp wrap and it was superb. Friendly, uber-efficient staff sets the right tone from beginning to end. Chef Abraham always friendly and eager to say hello.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have eaten here lots of times and have always been pleased. However, we went here for my husband's birthday and were so disappointed. Hostess on the phone for 5mins after we arrived (ok but for the 3 other people that walked by and saw us standing there), 20mins for someone to take our drink order (not our waitress as she was "very busy"), wine came during salad course, had to refill our own wine, after-dinner drink came in the middle of dessert, no one checked on us after main course served. We were thankful for the lovely man that cleared dishes and served more water. Otherwise, we would have been completely ignored. Our waitress should find a new occupation. Food was still very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Billy525VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Fabulous September menu. There were so many great items on the menu, we will be back at least three more times to try them all. October will be here before we know it!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POLAKVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    WE SPENT $33 of $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE WHEICH WOULD HAVE MEANT A $17 TIP ALONG WITH OUR CASH $10 tip so we asked to add a salad and the waiter had a problem with that
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  • Continually Good
    Wiserolder
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service, food preparation, presentation and taste all excellent..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BbbbVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had stated in the reservation that it was our anniversary, but no acknowledgement was made.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    DrJudyK
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Salum is one thing I can always count on in Dallas dining:-) It has been consistently excellent over a course of many visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friends are always impressed
    Ferlingetti
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I take people to Salum for lunch when I want them to be happy, pampered, and talkative. The wait staff and the food make all that happen. Chef is a genius while remembering that surprises should always be pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine here, and Chef Abraham is always on board greeting and seating customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Favorite
    lunchtime
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food, service, and ambiance were all great We invited our friends from Ft. Worth to join us and they were most impressed; in fact called us after they returned home to tell us again how much they enjoyed their lunch. While we enjoyed lunch on this visit, dinner is an equally enjoyable experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    KBW71
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Perfect date night with superb food, wine and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Dinner Experience
    JohnS
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our dinner was business (among friends) was PERFECT! The food and hospitality were truly outstanding which certainly added to an already outstanding synergistic meeting. The Perch, Pork Tenderloin and Lobster could not have been better. The prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food at this very fine restaurant. I HIGHLY recommend Salum, and it is certainly on the TOP of my list for both romantic dinners and securing great business relationships.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Reuben!
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    August is almost over, which means this wonderful sandwich will be taken off the menu. Sad, indeed. Everything here is always delicious, however, so I am greatly anticipating what September will bring.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu updated regularly
    BusterVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Always great food and service. We now go either Monday or Tuesday; never crowded and never noisy. Same great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lmtx
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very creative and well presented food.Everything was very good to excellent. I've dinned here four times and always enjoyed and found value in a sophisticated restaurant.the wine list is thoughtful and fairly priced which is a factor in my selecting this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful reubens
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    As always, lovely lunch. Both of us ordered the reuben today on delicious marble rye bread. Fantastic! Impeccable service, as always. We love Salum!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Meal
    LLHall
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First time and for Restaurant Week. AWESOME food! Our waitress was a bit over confident and too hands-off, but the pace of the meal was a nice and leisurely. Overall a wonderful experience and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved It
    MMMM
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The cuisine was outstanding and the ambiance was very pleasant. Great date night spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent and Flavorful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were there for 2014 restaurant week, and it did not disappoint. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Their menu changes, but they keep favorites like rack of lamb and the goat's cheese/garlic starter is amazing. They always have fantastic flavorful entrees prepared perfectly. The service is consistently excellent and consistently friendly and elegant atmosphere. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The decor and lighting of Salum make it seem like it would be a very romantic spot, but the noise level is almost unbearable. I'm not sure if it's because it's just such a small place or if they just have bad acoustics (the floor is stained concrete with carpet over some parts), but it is not pleasant. It's very difficult to speak to your date and I found myself wanting to leave quickly because the sound level was overwhelming. The food was decent (dessert was the best part), and the service was good, but I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, excellent service
    Epicurean31
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Unfortunately when we dined there during the Restaurant's week the noise level was unacceptable and prohibited us from hearing each other and converse. Will give it another try on a regular night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    PDaddy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was just slightly above average this time...one of our favs as a couple but we both left feeling a little dissatisfied.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service tops great food
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    While the food and menu at Salum are always at the top of their proverbial games, one simply can't beat the service! From the busboy to the servers to the kitchen staff to owner and chef Abraham, they make you feel like part of the family. This is a real winner!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was great! Very fresh and tasty. I highly recommend this wonderful neighborhood eatery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Disappointment
    JuliaW
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was not my first time at Salum, but it was my first time without the company of some very well-known and wealthy dinner guests. It may be possible that a reputation is what you need to get served properly at this restaurant. Although the waitress was kinda at first, she was seated another five tables after us. After she dropped our food off, she was not back for another 30 minutes. My husband's steak was overcooked, and when I informed her, she neither apologized or made any attempt to remedy the situation. I understand that waitress' get busy, having been one myself, but it is very easy to make a customer pleased by simply offering a free dessert or a reduced tab. This experience was not worth the $$$ bill.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salum
    LadiesLeisurelyLunchVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Always a favorite during Restaurant week. Service and food impecable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    looneytunes
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Visit Salum with a wonderful variety of neighborhood people. The food, wine and ambiance is excellent. The wait staff is the best and you always come away ready to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious meal
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed out most recent meal there; it's a great neighborhood restaurant. Salum does a wonderful job serving inventive, delicious cuisine with entree prices typically under $30. The quality is akin to many places that service $35+ entrees. Enjoy the wine by the glass selections and appreciate when there is a knowledgeable server who can make informed recommendations.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our faves
    Dinincrazy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We eat out a lot and this one is at the top of our list. Amazing food, great service, all around awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 stars all the way
    seniorVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent in all categories. It is a bit pricey, but the portions are ample with a side on the plate. The staff is very attentive and focused on your satisfaction. The fish dishes are always great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Best
    Shankopotamus
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Took my wife, son and daughter-ijn-law for dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. This was our first visit to Salum and it will not be our last. The food was delicious, service very good, and Chef salum even came by our table to ask if all was OK. I have no complaints and my wife was very pleased with her birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • breath of fresh air
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Was out of town for a while and, upon returning, wanted to return to Salum right away. I did, and am awfully glad! It was like a breath of fresh air: wonderful food, incredible service, and a beautiful ambiance. Thanks, Salum! It's nice to be home.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salute to Salum
    PascualetxVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit to Salum. We had mussels, roasted garlic with goat cheese, beef filet with chimichuri sauce and the scallops. It was all delicious! Our server, Neil, was attentive, unobtrusive, and pleasant. Will definitely put Salum in my regular rotation of favorite spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unhappy experience
    Dave
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    After having several good experiences at Salum's we took some friends there for dinner. Three of us ordered pan seared scollops. They were undercooked, almost inedible. The service was also poor. We had to hale servers to order and they never checked back to ask how our meal was. What a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salum Restaurant - always good!
    Linda
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love Salum - we love Abraham Salum, the owner/chef, we love the people who work there, the great food, good wine, impeccable and attentive, but not overbearing, service, and just the warmth of the place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    BillNancy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    A gem of a restaurant ... Pate is always great, great staff and great service and of course the food is always sensational . Maybe I should be touting Salum so highly.... I might not get a table next time if the secret gets out. Kudos to,Abraham and his entire staff... You do it right
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TedBVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Salum never disappoints. Whether a special occasion or just a nice evening out you will find great food with attentive service. There is enough selection in each category that everyone will find something to satisfy. I never hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • magyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    chef needs to go back to school perhaps to become a carpenter
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  • always a pleasure
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    another winning menu for July! Wonderful sandwiches, salads, and entrees. As always, incredible service! Love this place!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good friends, good time.
    ladieson11
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This restaurant is a neighborhood wonderful place. It is close to where my group of friends live. I was surprised at the lack of a packed restaurant, which used to be the case. The food is still very good, everyone enjoyed the great selection offered and everyone said their meal was great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet