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Salt, Kaukauna, WI

Salt

4.5
4.5
346 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Salt Dining is Modern American Restaurant located in Kaukauna specializing in Never Frozen Seafood, Steaks, and a truly unique method of cooking over Himalayan Salt Blocks. Entrees cooked on a Himalayan Salt block are infused with minerals and complex flavor profiles that will spark every taste bud imaginable. Accompany these entrees with our ever-changing wine, cocktail, and craft beer sections.

Tuesday's we are open ONLY for the patio and the bar. We have a limited food menu for this day that you can view on our facebook page or website.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (920) 949-4223

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Kaukauna

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Patio/Bar

    Multiple dates available
    We do not have our full menu available on Tuesday's--we have a limited patio/bar menu with items not found on our regular dinner menu! With that, we only have seating on our patio, and our bar area where there are tables available as well as bar seats. We hope you enjoy!

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What 346 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BH

    BeckyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! Food, drinks and service were exceptional!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to Salt several times. Each dining experience has been outstanding. Excellent service and food.
  3. T

    Troy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Here is my short, simple and specific feedback... Food was OK, I think I could cook a better meal at home...but wanted to go to a nice restaurant and you have that. However, you have priced your self out of this market, same thing Little Chicago did. Know your cliental. Friday night and maybe 5 tables going? should tell you something...meanwhile Tanner's and Verbaten's are jammed packed with affordable and comparable food and frankly making 3-4 times revenue. I won't be back and I won't recommend Salt to anyone, this isn't Chicago or NYC...It's Kaukauna, WI....$350.00 for a meal? never again.
  4. JG

    JGO12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very modern and the steaks are to die for! Will definitely be back!

    SaltResponded on September 23, 2022Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear you'll be back!

  5. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender had a great drink recommendation and the drinks exceeded our expectations. The Maple Sweet Potato fries were amazing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    For the area, the experience was fine although a bit quirky. It seemed that the feel was supposed to be trendy and modern, but came across a bit cold and sterile. I was a bit bewildered by their system of letting us know that our table was ready. They use a texting to my cell phone feature despite being about 8 feet and directly in line of sight with the hostess while at the bar. This may be the new “thing” but it didn’t come across inviting. We were sat at a 2 person booth that was too small to hold our drinks, and dinner. There was a bit of a Twister game going on when the food came. We were sat near two gentlemen, one of whom dropped the “F” bomb so many times that it took me back to my Navy days! Clearly, this was not the restaurant’s fault. The wine list was completely unfamiliar, however I did have a decent cab at a reasonable price. If I get super picky, the blue cheese stuffed olives for my martini has blue cheese that didn’t taste good. All that said, it was clean, the service was good and the food was reasonable for the price. I don’t think it will replace my favorite haunts, but it wasn’t bad.

    SaltResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for the review! If you have any suggestions on what we can do to make the experience or atmosphere better, we would love to hear them to try and make some changes! We do use the texting feature for when it gets busy and guests prefer to sit at the bar first, or when reservations come early, rather than trying to track them down. It does take some getting used to! We hope you come try us out again

  7. JR

    JimR

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the pork cop and it was fantastic. My other guests had the Branzino, a Caesar salad with shrimp and the other guy also had the pork chop. All were excellent! Our server was Dana and she was great!

    SaltResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for the review, Jim! We're glad all of you enjoyed your dinner. The pork chop is one of our favorite dishes--there's something about those Himalayan Salt Blocks!

  8. S

    Smtre

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good entrees. Crab cakes small plate was delish as well. Love the presentation of some of the entrees on the salt blocks!

    SaltResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the review! We're glad you got you got to try the salt blocks, they're our favorite experience here at Salt!

  9. SS

    SueS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great food and prompt service.
  10. KP

    KentP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Ribeye was full of gristle. Scallops were overcooked and chewy. Peach salad and dessert were delicious.

    SaltResponded on September 2, 2022We're very sorry to hear about your experience. If we had known about this, we would've tried to make it right. We typically don't have that problem with our ribeye's, so upon hearing this we'll be sure to double check the cuts that are provided to us. We hope you give us another chance so we can cook everything perfect to order!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at Salt! From Brittney (bar manager) for our pre dinner drink experience to our dining experience with Dana. Would absolutely recommend. I have lived in major cities (Chicago, Boston, LA) and I would say they have worked hard to improve their food quality standards to that of other larger city experiences. We will absolutely be back whether it be for a meal or just a low key happy hour to chat at the bar. Thanks for a great experience!

    SaltResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you so much for the outstanding review! It's quite the honor to hear that from guests who have lived in the bigger cities--our goal is to give you that feel! Glad to hear you will be back

  12. J

    Jamk

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! This was not a cheap dinner but the food was defiantly worth the price. We are most definitely going back to experience the igloos.

    SaltResponded on September 2, 2022Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed the food!

  13. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dana was our server and she was fabulous! Friendly, knowledgeable, personable and attentive! One of the best servers we have ever had in all of our dining experiences! Top notch!

    SaltResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you for the review, Chris! We're glad we could give you such a great experience

  14. j

    jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Try the steak, lobster, and mashed potatoes!!!!!!!

    SaltResponded on September 2, 2022Jason, that is also our idea of an ideal meal. A man of good taste.

  15. JG

    JoshuaG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    One steak was perfect; one was way overdone. Surprising. Bad music at a high volume. Might go again, not sure.

    SaltResponded on September 2, 2022Hi Joshua--we're sorry to hear about the steak. I hope that we were able to get you a new one that was cooked to your liking. As far as the music, we'll keep an eye on the volume! As far as subjectivity and music preferences, we're open to suggestions. What would you like to hear instead?

  16. C

    Cole

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The food was okay, but for the price it was not what I would expect. The drinks were also not the quality I was hoping for. My server was friendly. I imagine some people have had a better experience that I did.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went on a Tuesday which has a limited menu at this time. (We knew this in advance). So, we did not get to experience the full menu and sit down meal. The service and drinks provided by Brittany, our bartender were great.
  18. MC

    MeganC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from appetizers to drinks was amazing! We loved the ambiance and service as well. We will definitely be back.
  19. W

    Wineman

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very excellent and the service was very prompt and courteous our server Nick went out of his way to accommodate and we had a very enjoyable evening would definitely recommend
  20. c

    cindyl

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was good. They were very agreeable about changing out things. Our waitress was very friendly and can’t wait to go back.
  21. PM

    PackerMidget12

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and great atmosphere. Service was good. The only thing I would recommend is to have the hostess stand more visible or some signage directing people to it. Overall a really great place!
  22. J

    Jeff

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Music over speakers was too loud indoors, but great place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. Colors were a little too white for my taste.
  24. H

    Hawkstein

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was a nice place with a great staff, but the food didn't live up to expectations.

    SaltResponded on August 4, 2022Hi there, we appreciate the review! Was there anything in particular that you didn't enjoy about the food? We're always looking for critiques to improve on our end. We hope you try us again as well.

  25. V

    Vangkb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service....friendly staff. Food was delicious and loved the drinks!
  26. CB

    CarterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Waiter really polite and was an amazing dinner night with my girlfriend
  27. BE

    BENB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good food. Would like to see a salad or something included with the higher priced items. Second time being here and we do like the atmosphere and classy environment.
  28. G

    Globalmargaret

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, staff was friendly, our waitress was great and the dining room was nearly empty so there was hardly any noise. The food was okay. We had salmon with fried polenta and the lemon risotto with shrimp. The shrimp and salmon were prepared perfectly but the polenta was greasy and the risotto appeared to be made with regular white rice instead of an Arborio or Carnaroli making it less creamy than a traditional risotto should have been. There was also a distinct lack of seasoning for a place called salt I would have expected the food to have more flavor.
  29. JR

    JenniferR

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as always. The water infused with cucumber and mint was superb. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Nothing I would change. Always go for special occasions.

    SaltResponded on August 4, 2022Thanks for the review, Jennifer! Glad to hear everything lives up to your expectations

  30. KC

    KristinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a special occasion with our family and everyone loved it! Thank you SALT!

    SaltResponded on August 4, 2022Glad you enjoyed your dinner, Kristin!

  31. HV

    HeatherV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cocktails and appetizers were amazing! The main courses were pretty good a little room for improvement. Liked the ambience.

    SaltResponded on August 4, 2022Thanks for the review, Heather! We'll take that into consideration. We just released this new menu and have been looking for critiques to ensure the food is up to both our standards, and yours. We hope you give us another try in the future!

  32. F

    Firelanesiren

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This is our second time dining at Salt, and we were once again impressed with the food and service. The food is delicious and served swiftly. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We love the comfy booths and relaxed, upscale atmosphere but really wish the pretty chandeliers had a softer white light.
  33. AE

    AmandaE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    My boyfriend & I had reservations here for my birthday. The first thing we found was that we couldn't order anything listed from the online menu, which was super disappointing, but we were told they had just changed the entire menu & had not updated online. After some time checking out the new menu, I ordered the Grilled Chicken Tzatziki. I would give the chicken tzatziki 5 stars alone, the cook really did outdo himself here.. Unfortunately, we think they left my boyfriend's steak while cooking my chicken.. While they steak was seasoned & tasted good, it was cold. Definitely not the end of the world, but a lot of money to pay for cold steak & the waiter didn't come back until it was time to ask us about dessert, so he ate it cold. The decor is lovely. We went on a Wednesday so it wasn't busy. Would I go again? No, but I would most definitely order the chicken tzatziki for takeout :)

    SaltResponded on July 9, 2022Hi Amanda, we'd like to apologize for the discrepancy with menu's. The menu had been updated on facebook accordingly, but we had some technical issues and it hadn't been fixed until the next morning on our website. We're glad you enjoyed the chicken tzatziki, and sincerely apologize for the steak. Our steaks are our staple, and we usually get them out hot and cooked perfectly to order. We'll make sure this doesn't happen again, and hope you try us out in the future for a better experience!

  34. NO

    NancyO

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Different from other restaurants. Will be back again soon!

    SaltResponded on July 9, 2022Thanks for the review, Nancy! We're glad to hear it!

  35. h

    heath994

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    They are a little overpriced but my au poivre steak was delicious and my husband said the ribeye on the salt block was one of the best steaks he's ever had. It was also a little noisy in the dining room but could've just been the larger parties that were there. I would definitely recommend.

    SaltResponded on July 9, 2022Thank you for the review! We've taken your reviews into consideration and have released a new menu that have much more friendly prices! We've also been keeping larger parties in the back due to these reviews as well, as we've realized it can get quite loud in the front. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your food, and we definitely agree with your husband on our steaks! We hope to see you back!

  36. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salt lived up to my expectations. I would happily dine there again!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The steak on the salt block was so so good and perfect. The ambience wasn’t the best as the lights were so bright and it was hard to enjoy a quiet night out.
  38. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was not very good - very over cooked. Applebees quality for real good food prices. If you are a true foodie, you will not enjoy it.
  39. B

    Becky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Salt for the second time and had another enjoyable experience. We were seated right away upon arrival of our reservation time. The food was delicious, unique and filling. Several staff members helped serve us and each one went above and beyond. It was a great evening out and great place to celebrate our anniversary.
  40. TK

    TammyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food mahi mahi, steak au poivre and mushroom risotto and service was great as well!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Salt offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (920) 949-4223.

Salt is rated 4.5 stars by 346 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 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Salt

N9650 Friendship Dr, Kaukauna, WI 54130-8503

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kaukauna

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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