Salar

4.6
1165 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
Salar features World fusion cuisine with strong French and Peruvian influences along with hand-crafted cocktails.

The ambiance, extraordinary service and fascinating menu creates a cosmopolitan atmosphere producing a dining destination unlike any other in the region. Salar is proud to be a Green Certified restaurant.
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Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff couldnt have been more amazing. We met the chef, manager and perfect wait staff. Food blew our minds!!!

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Matt was attentive and intuitive...food was well seasoned and prepared...drinks had creative take...price was reasonable. I just went to a Michelin rated restaurant in Chicago but preferred here better

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HS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Only complaint is that we were packed into the restaurant without having a chance to have a nice romantic date. I felt I was part of 2 other tables conversations since we were sitting so close together with other parties... but this is a good problem for Salar, lots of people love their product. Still had a great time and enjoyed delicious food and drink

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ST
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I like creative cooking and this place is about creative cooking!!! One of my favorite restaurants!!!!!!!!!!

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KD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere! Drinks were amazing! Service was Top Notch! I'm not big on sea food or spicy foods and they were very accommodating! It was delicious!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salar is always one of our fave hang outs. Great food, great drinks, great staff!

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LR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The portions are small but the food is good . The service is good but the food was slow . The place is beautiful . It’s a tiny bit pricey .

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D
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are so happy Salar is back in business and very busy. Our dinner was excellent and the service very attentive.

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CN
Cincinnati
165 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner experience at Salar. The service was excellent and the food was very flavorful and well presented. We ordered the Peruvian Seafood Rice and the Beef Saltado. We appreciated the complimentary starter (fried dough triangles served over mixed greens with aji verde sauce). Our only complaint would be that the Beef Saltado was a bit too salty. If we were to order this dish again, we would ask for half as much salt.

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MD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall the dining experience was satisfactory. The dish I ordered was too salty and was lacking in the main ingredient (beef). The service was adequate but left something to be desired. We had to repeat our orders several times before he got the order correct. Two of our party ordered coffee but the waiter only brought one coffee.

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j
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

myself and my wife had a very good time in your restaurant.the food was delicious and the staff were vey attentive.the only thing was the excess noise level.

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CS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

it was our anniversary and they stuck us in the bar area right at the door. I asked why we were sat there for reservations and she said that's also where we sit people. Even though she knew it was our anniversary. We were upset. We ordered drinks debating to go somewhere else. I wanted to sit in the back where it was much more fancy and not bistro like. The manager came over and said so sorry we noticed it's your anniversary and you should be at so and so table we can move you. Well we already ordered and were so flustered we stayed on our seats. He got the surf and turf which was not great and I got the short ribs which were good. I'll stick to coming for apps and drinks with the girls next time if I come back.

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JB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is easy. Salar is the best restaurant in town.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food, drinks, service was fantastic.

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CR
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening!

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HH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good place to go with friends, nice cocktail, food is a little bit salty

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! The new drinks were fantastic and we truly enjoyed the wait staff and how accommodating they were with recommendations.

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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and cocktails before the show at the Schuster Center! Charlie, our server, made great recommendations. The cocktails were some of the best in town!

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening out w friends. Appetizers, dinner, and wine all first rate. We'll be back!

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OH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat in bar area which was noisier than other dining areas. Waiter was also a bartender, so got preoccupied when large numbers of drink orders started.
Price of entrees were a bit on the high side, but the pork chop I ordered a reasonable value. It was over cooked to my liking, but still enjoyable. Will return to try again.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salar was fantastic! We could not have been happier with dinner and drinks. Our server, Mark, really knew his stuff and always had a good recommendation on hand for the next drink. He also was ready whenever he saw drinks getting low, but wasn't constantly at our table asking how everything was.

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for an upscale date night. Delicious food! We had a 6pm reservation on a Friday night and the ambiance was great, although it was a little noisy by the time we left.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, great for date night. The beef empanadas are a must! Excellent food, great service, fantastic atmosphere. Loved it, will go back again for sure.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative, well-executed and nicely portioned. Cocktails were standout. Our server was lovely and attentive. Only complaint was that food was unbelievably slow to come out of the kitchen.... it was 90 minutes before we got our entrees. My husband’s lamb dish and my scallop entree were worth the wait though.

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MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was outstanding- Charles I think. Courses perfectly timed.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

As always, the service was outstanding; however, the food was extremely disappointing. While the server was very helpful in accommodating some dietary needs, the food both of us had was simply not good. The water tasted of rust and metal and our food actually made us gag at one point (and that’s ignoring the fact that my dish looked like something a dog would sick up).
I love this place, but the food this time was really disappointing.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Chris took care of my guy and I and he was FANTASTIC. Food was good in terms of taste, but portions are quite small and a bit expensive. But overall we enjoyed our experience, we will be coming again :)

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food wasn’t as good as previous visits. Most items were not as hot as expected. Not in love with the new menu.

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DF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We had reservations and were seated quickly. We did, however, wait a significantly long time before being approached for a drink order. So long that we knew what we wanted to eat so we ordered our drink and meal at the same time. We waited again for our drinks. They finally came out only a few minutes prior to our salads so we didn’t really get to enjoy the drink, which was btw spectacular. We ordered both versions of the Hickory Torch. It would have been nice to enjoy the drink and conversation a bit before eating. The salads were very good. We had the roasted Caesar and the prosciutto arugula. The meals were also very good. We had the filet and the Peruvian seafood rice. Very flavorful and good portion size. Not too big not too small. The interesting thing is that once we did get some service everything happened with such pace that we were done within an hour. Note that our server was very timely with the check and processing it. Overall, for the $112 I spent on food and drinks, a better paced experience would have made the price seem insignificant.

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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with someone originally from Peru. She was thrilled to find octopus and pisco sours on the menu and thought both tasted delicious and authentic to Peru!

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J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. Noticed the menu was a little smaller after it had reopened but the food was just as outstanding. Great drink menu too. One of our favorite date night go tos.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great drinks. A great place for a date.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level question is confusing. We were very happy with the noise level. We will be back.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was very good. Highly recommend.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Worth the wait.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mark was very polite and timely. The menu was interesting and provided more food on my plate than I expected there to be. Its a classy place for a special occasion.

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R
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great have Salar back, the food was fantastic and the service was spectacular. A great dining experience.
Thanks Salar.

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food and decor. Service was great just didn't like being seated in the little bar area for a special occasion.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Valentine’s Day

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V
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service. Food portions are small for the price.

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