Salt Craft

4.7
459 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
SALT - one of the world’s oldest ingredients.

CRAFT - skill in making things by hand.

Salt Craft Central Kitchen is a casual farm to table restaurant that features Chef Matt Greco's personal approach to everyday home cooking.  Currently under the shelter in place order, we have evolve into a multi-concept form consisting of take-out, a wholesale bread bakery and social bubble dining.  The take-out menu includes a Taqueria, nightly hot & ready dinners, homemade breads, sandwiches, cured meats and staples. We deliver fresh bread to multiple locations around Pleasanton,  and our social bubble dinners are an exclusive dining experience including a personalized menu. 

Also inspired by the cooking, Salt Craft is set in a historic California home in downtown Pleasanton, featuring an open kitchen and all outdoor patio seating. 

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 459 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chris
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent food. slightly different with all fresh ingredients, made from scratch, executed very nicely.

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JoseM
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch! Very friendly service and very good food. Love farm to table!!

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vipbblive
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have a good restaurant finally open again! This is my 5th visit to Salt Craft, they are consistently high quality. I had the Turkey & Brie sandwich on their home-baked sourdough with a side of homemade potato salad. Great friendly service in an outdoor setting. Highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The duck was excellent

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vipWilliam
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to go on Tuesday if you like Fried Chicken! I misunderstood the "special" when booking the reservation, but did thoroughly enjoy the all you can eat meal!!

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vipHildyD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Kind of strange outdoor seating but warmer than We expected. Duck was good. Deserts just ok

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JonnaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area and Salt was our first dinner out. How amazing! from our appetizer to our salads to our pasta entrees. It did not disappoint. We will definately become regulars!

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Rachel
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such great food!! I enjoy the fresh ingredients they use!! Highly recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints and this Saturday's dinner was no exception. Everything was super tasty and the service was great. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had an undone valentines day all you could eat fried chicken and it was absolutely outstanding! Best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten and it actually tasted healthy. Love this place! Never disappoints.

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Bill
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We shared two main dishes so we could try some variety. Love that most ingredients are locally sourced and organic.
We will be coming back.

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ManitM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The food quality and / or the taste do not match the prices. The food is bland, tasteless and definitely not worth it. There are better spots around.

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vipVicK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The very best, all food made on onsite. Great taste and value, truly unique recipes.

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viptims
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The overall is experience was excellent despite having to sit in a tent. Food was beyond our expectations and we had excellent and attentive service. We were prepared for the tent seating, dressing warmly. We will return.

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vippcjr
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our experience was amazing. The staff is super friendly and attentive. The food was really delicious. Salt Craft has a constantly changing menu, where a few staples usually remain for a season, but everything is made with seasonal ingredients. We shared the apple and sesame salad and the rigatoni with sausage (and ricotta). As usual it did not disappoint and we left stuffed. They have a good wine and beer selection as well.

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shelliemarie1
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I wasn't feeling the plastic vibe at all, although on a cold rainy night, it was warm and pleasant. I thought the food was uninspiring with the exception of the Burrata toast.

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vipCarolinaR
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great lunch & service. I would return again

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OpenTable Diner
Morocco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and food

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A little disappointed in our visit to Salt. I had contacted them prior because I have celiac disease. I was told that the restaurant would accommodate my dietary need. That was not what happened when we arrived at the restaurant. Our server was unsure of what gluten free meant. In fact, we had to point out that some of her recommendations for me contained gluten. Sigh, I did not have a lot of choices (no gluten free pasta, gluten free bread, meats that were seasoned without gluten-containing spice mixes) that I just had a salad.....and I can get a better salad somewhere else. The others in my group raved about the lamb pastrami but it was served with coffee rye. Yes, the server put the bread directly on top of the pastrami and sauce, contaminating the dish for me. When we pointed it out to her (had asked for bread on the side), she said oops sorry.

We spent almost $300 on food and wine. I had get a much better dining experience around the corner at a restaurant that actually accommodates dietary restrictions......(Blue Agave rocks!)

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StephenG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Salt Craft, the best restaurant in Pleasanton.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent service, unique flavor combinations, delicious bread, wonderful desserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful patio setting. Enjoyed a mushroom risotto and a pasta with squash.

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KateD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It's a simple menu but everything is incredibly delicious. Wonderful homemade bread, especially the rosemary. I think they cure their own meats too? The quality is excellent and we've never had a bad meal.

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vip2fortygirl
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Salt Craft never disappoints. Came with colleagues for lunch and loved the food as always. Love the outdoor seating unfortunately there was road work taking place that crated a bit more noise than normal so will have to come back and enjoy it again without that. 😊

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vipLingy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very simple but powerful menu. There were four that dined, everyone ordered something different so we had a good sample of Chef Matt’s creation. It was all superb!! Every menu item is very different from the other which made for a difficult decision. The waiter was very good and experienced. Chef Matt is very nice and friendly. We had a couple of good conversations about his menu, entrees and his background.

We will be back. This place is a must!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Salt Craft is okay. The service is very good, but the food is not good enough for the prices they charge. Honestly, the best tasting thing I ate there was the fruit in my sangria.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! All outdoor seating, but heaters!

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vipSarahB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfectly fine. Good setting. Food is good.

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TimB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality, creative fare. Excellent service, Nice ambiance.

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Morgan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, we really enjoyed our corn appetizer and side salads.
Setting was enjoyable to people-watch, but a little quiet; it would be nice to have some low volume music or something. There were points where maybe one table in the area was having a conversation and the others were quietly eating, and it felt like we were all part of that conversation, hearing them very clearly though they were not loud. Not a place I would go if I knew I wanted to have a personal or sensitive conversation. Some background noise would help with a feeling of privacy for all.
Service was good, but a little disorganized; it felt like a restaurant still working out the kinks: early clearing of silverware, duplicate deliveries of appetizer and salad orders arriving at the table as we were finishing our main courses. Just felt like an off night for some of the staff or kitchen expediter.

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vipAngelaA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal at Saltcraft, and service is always excellent. I had the beet salad and it was delicious!

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vipDominic
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and best ingredients - imagination in every dish. Not only quality but a consistently incredible value.

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vipEddie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie was a fantastic waitress. She was super engaged, funny and made great recommendations.

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vipebgirl
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a fantastic experience here! Portions are a bit small for the price, and I wish there was a more expansive wine selection, particularly from organic or biodynamic wine producers, but the food was amazing and service was friendly but non-intrusive. I also loved that my family members didn't have to leave their (small the waitress even brought water and treats out for her. Overall a great experience, & I plan to come here more frequently!

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foodforsoul
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We came for the cinnamon rolls. They changed the recipe and they should make their way back to the previous recipe stat! The presentation was lackluster, the rolls were lukewarm, bordering on cold. The turkey kale sausage never disappoints. I wish that were true for everything else.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt Craft is our favorite Pleasanton restaurant. The food is always fresh, well presented and delicious.

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vips2springer
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Salt Craft a handful of times for breakfast and look forward to returning again. We always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Our friends were running late. Our server, Teri, patiently waited with no push to place our orders. We enjoyed an assortment of breakfast items - toast with goat cheese and plum, the salmon breakfast, crustless quiche, the corn scramble and sausage & sunnyside eggs, and of course mimosas. All ingredients are fresh. The bread, sausage and hot sauce are all made in house. Despite the warm day, the shade from the umbrellas made it a comfortable temperature. Thank you Matt Greco for another yummy start to our day.

FAQs

Salt Craft offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 425-9716.

Salt Craft is rated 4.7 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.