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Salt & Char

4.5
4.5
1311 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Since first opening in July 2016, Salt & Char’s success has resulted from consistently delivering world-class cuisine that meets and exceeds guest expectations as featured on Bobby Flay’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate”.

Now five years later, Salt & Char emerges once again!

“Tremendous thought and effort with meticulous attention to detail has gone into creating a new and memorable experience highlighted by a welcoming ambiance, elevated culinary experience and exceptional service. We are delighted to be entering this next chapter of Salt & Char” as shared by owner Larry Roth.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 450-7500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga Springs

  • Cross street

    Washington St

  • Parking details

    street parking. 2 free hours before 6:00 p.m.<br />city public parking lots available in adjacent streets. 48 free hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Locals Night

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Wednesday for a 3-course tasting menu for two, featuring our chef’s special occasion favorites! Dinner for two includes two appetizers, our 32oz Dry-Aged Tomahawk Steak for two, two sides, two desserts & a bottle of wine. $125 per person, tax & gratuity not included.

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What 1,311 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Upstate New York

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, good wine, good time
  2. BB

    BusyBes

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was attentive without being annoying. The food was excellent. Four of us shared two appetizers and two sides. We each got our own steaks. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Our only complaint in an otherwise outstanding meal was that it was noisy.
  3. RG

    RickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wagu Cap steak is the best steak I've ever had. It's like no other steak you'll ever have. Carley our waitress is perfect she's been our waitress the last 3-4 times we request her everytime we go
  4. GA

    GAETANOC

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place, glad to finally go to Salt and Char. We plan on going again.
  5. E

    Eli1126

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting. Our service was excellent and the food delicious. We started with the beef carpaccio and then we both ordered the filet, I asked for medium rare and my husband asked for medium and both were done perfectly. For sides, we ordered Potato Dauphinoise and Mac & Cheese- both were very good. Dessert was Apple Cider Crème Brûlée with a snickerdoodle cookie and a Samoa Cheesecake.
  6. NB

    NickBurns

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent and consistent
  7. CJ

    ChrisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, flavor and service on point. Pricey so review before going but we’ll worth it !
  8. A

    Authentic

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of Saratoga's crown jewels of the dinning experience. The quality of food, service and ambiance is exceptional and is in line with our expectations. We look forward to the Salt and Char when we are in the area. Our one recommendation would be to have a private room for large groups of young men celebrating birthdays!
  9. BM

    BrianM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The foof was very very good. The wait staff and their support were also terrific. The prices were relativey high but thas expected in a high end steak house.
  10. TF

    TogaFan42

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was outstanding! Hands-down the best restaurant in Saratoga Springs. Service was spotty and there were several times when we had to flag down our server. Perhaps the inattention was due to the fact that we had a large party and gratuity was included. For some odd reason we were seated in the bar area instead of the regular restaurant. It was loud and there were boisterous bar patrons. When making reservations, the form should ask if we want bar or restaurant seating. Next time, I will make a special request to have bar seating. Restaurant phone does not have voice-mail. Onc has to call during a very limited window of hours to make any requests or even to make a change to a reservation. I expected more from a restaurant associated with the Adelphi where the service is paramount. I will definitely be back, but am a bit wiser now of what to request. Bravo to chef and runners.
  11. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, service was great, starry night drinks were wonderful. This place is good but way overpriced.
  12. O

    Oliv

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was most knowledgeable and had lots to recommend.
  13. h

    hmtarter

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Service was great. Food was delicious, wine list exciting. Only down side was the room was so loud.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salt & Char had an excellent selection of steaks and raw seafood. Our appetizers were delicious and steaks were done to perfection.
  15. j

    johng

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All aspects were outstanding! The pei oysters were out of this world!
  16. B

    Bhogs

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in the area! Definitely worth the price. Never felt like we were being rushed with our dinner either. Great all around and will be back!
  17. e

    emilyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Definitely would recommend!
  18. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Steak ordered with au poir sauce which had no resemblance to it. Almost like water. Cocktails weak. Waitress nice and helpful
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and atmosphere! Highly recommend!
  20. SH

    StefanieH

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good - my steak was overcooked. Requested medium rare, was a firm medium. Steak Seasoned well, sides lacked seasoning.
  21. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience! Service was outstanding!! Food delicious!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish, great food, drinks and desserts. Cool place to spend an evening
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and wait staff — very attentive, friendly, and helpful. Food was delicious, but the portions left me wanting…the amount of lobster bisque you get for $18 is ridiculously small; about a half cup (if that!) Sides were very good too, but again, way too small of a portion. I ordered the 12oz filet and it was cooked perfectly!! Cocktails were well made and reasonably priced. Lava cake for dessert was perhaps one of the best I’ve ever had.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I like to do a date night when we can, and h
  25. JQ

    JuliaQ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I called last minute to double the amount of diners on an existing reservation and Salt & Char accommodated me without so much as batting an eye! Service was great, food was excellent! Great evening all around!
  26. BT

    BrettT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Very little value for the money. $140 Tomahawk Steak was not a tomahawk at all, but a rib eye steak with two bone fragments sticking out. $38 Chicken Osso Bucco was two drumsticks and a small thigh. Sides are priced for sharing but portions are for one. Wedge salad is not a wedge and not generous. Everything was “fine” but not worth it IMO.
  27. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food itself was extremely rich to a point where it was hard to keep eating. My bison short rib was more fat and cartilage than meat so slightly disappointed. My first bite I could not eat because it was pure cartilage. Great atmosphere and great location no doubt.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was overly and inconsistently salted, even with “salt” in its name. Same potato side dish that also accompanied another meal were very different. One side order was taken off the bill without our request so it seemed we weren’t the first to say this. Also, I get a business is a business, but if your entrees, most of which are al la carte, are going to be that expensive, charging $2 for every soda refill seems a bit much. We wanted to try it, but have no desire to return.
  29. MT

    MoniqueT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, impeccable service, the staff is engaging and extremely knowledgeable, and the food was wonderful.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible!
  31. KI

    KISSARMY80

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great anniversary dinner & we had an excellent waiter. One of the best meals we've had!
  32. AL

    AnnieL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was stellar - well worth the price. Steaks cooked just as ordered, sides and small dishes delicious and innovatively seasoned. Service superb - attentive while also appropriately unobtrusive. The star off the ambiance was only for noise level with a large and joyful party seated next to us; really the setting was lovely. Lounge seating might have been a tad quieter for a tête à tête. Highly recommended and will be back for that next special occasion when in town!
  33. d

    dnamom

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Arrived for our 7 pm reservation and we were told by a very polite hostess that our table was still occupied , but the diners had the check and should be leaving soon. Disappointing, but we wanted a cocktail and said we’d sit at the bar and get a cocktail until the table was ready. Approached a bar with only two other people finishing up. We were not greeted by the bartender. Nada. Nothing. Ignored while he busily made table diners’ drinks. After ten minutes he acknowledged our presence with “I’ll get to you when I can” and cont’d making diners’ drinks, rather than pouring two drinks for two guests who were patiently waiting for their 7 pm table, 20 minutes later. That set the the tone for the rest of the experience. Completely unimpressed and we felt disrespected as customers. He was working very hard. But training comes from the top about how to handle such a situation: greet the customer with a smile and genuine apology and then suggest to the manager that he comp the drinks we never got at the bar and that we had wanted. Finally we were seated and had a great team of Alex and Carly serving us. The $78 dry aged Kansas strip was delicious… too rare, but still beautiful and tasty. Raw oysters beautifully presented and mignonette wonderful; wedge fine. Potato dauphinoise was lovely. But charred broccoli was ridiculous: 4 small florets for $11. I’m talking the size of my pinky. Just an embarrassment that any restaurant would serve such a small portion. Inexplicable that the kitchen sent out the dish. We tried to make lemonade out of a few lemons and j think we succeeded. We tipped generously. But we just were underwhelmed. First impressions count. We know restaurants are strained. But don’t accept reservations for a full house with one bartender on duty. Not fair to him. Or diners.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Way overpriced for what we got. 2 adults 1 child 400 with tip! All I got was a water salad.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had an amazing time celebrating our birthday. The service was great and the food was delicious.
  36. RM

    ReneM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and Food both excellent - Salmon was high quality and prepared perfectly. Quite pricey, entrees were ala carte. 2 large groups in the dining room were very noisy.
  37. MB

    MailynB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wonderful! Recommended to me by my daughter and it was exactly as I expected! Will eat there next time I am in Saratoga Springs.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  39. L

    Lacritic

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening out visiting my kiddo at college in Saratoga Springs. Killer food and the dirty martini was delicious!
  40. LT

    LoveToDine

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service, ambiance (on terrace). Can’t wait to go back on our next trip to Saratoga!

FAQs

Salt & Char offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 450-7500.

Salt & Char is rated 4.5 stars by 1311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Salt & Char

353 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington St

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    street parking. 2 free hours before 6:00 p.m.<br />city public parking lots available in adjacent streets. 48 free hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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