Salt Kitchen at Hotel LBI

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Seafood

The Salt Kitchen Restaurant offers coastal casual dining, serving breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. Featuring a bright open dining room with spectacular views of the bay. The dinner menu consists of local seafood, steaks, and chops.
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Food was delicious, and the service was good. The Nice part was after we were done eating we went down to the fire pit, to sit and finish our drinks down their. I will go back again.

I feel the menu should have more options on it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very accommodating with food allergies!!

MC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for friends bday
Excellent meal
Great service
Certain entrees a bit pricey
Nice looking place but a bit loud

LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and creative. We had several appetizers and all were scrumptious, especially the grilled octopus. We ordered the Branzino and were all impressed with the serving size and the taste. The salmon was also spectacular!
My only reason for not giving 5 stars was that the noise level was uncomfortable and we couldn't talk to one another without screaming in each other's ear. I'm hoping they will do something about this before next season!

TG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

FH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family and friends dinner, and it was a great choice. We ate outside and it was a beautiful evening. Our server Carly was wonderful. She explained everything so well, was gracious and patient, she does a great job. The food was excellent. Big wedge salad was my meal. We shared the spicy sausage pizza which wasn’t too spicy so we all liked it. The grilled octopus was very good , but the fleshy part could have been cooked a little more. Crab cakes and Brussels sprouts and creamy cauliflower soup were loved too. Liked the Hell or High Watermelon beer, different and good . The cosmos were small but one will do, they pack a punch. The creme brûlée’s was spectacular. And the rooftop bar has great views and a fun feel with lots of seating, walking, stargazing space plus corn hole and other games for fun. Highly recommend!!

P
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. Service was exceptional. Food was good, but portions were small. Everything was a la carte.

w
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was good but the bigggg problem is that the restaurant is way too loud. Not a place to go to if you want to hear each other speak. We also had a very cocky waiter, for lack of a better term. Besides being cocky, he wasn't as attentive as he should have been.

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

Mathew made our night special. Sebastian was excellent. Best veal chop I’ve ever had!

Sure to return as will the friends that were with us.

KL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Overpriced. Neither steak was cooked to requested temperature. Sides are supposed to be enough for 2 or 3 but really aren’t. Food wasn’t good - certainly not worth the prices they charge. And it’s loud. Very loud.

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

Friendly and efficient service. We will be back.

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

43rd wedding anniversary. Outstanding

JL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything very good. Food quality was good. Portions a little small but adequate. Waitress was excellent

AD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! Every need anticipated, every request met. Summer and Sebastian, our servers, were exceptional. We were initially seated in the main dining room and the acoustics were deafening. Summer, Sebastian and 3 other staff members were on it! They all worked together in finding us a table on the patio, which in my opinion should have been my first choice. Seated next to one of the waterfalls and watching the sunset made our night that much better. I could not have been more pleased. And don't get me started on the food! OMG! So. Good. Wow. We couldn't eat it fast enough! So thank you, Hotel LBI. It was a night to remember.

GM
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and portions were plentiful. Our waitress was excellent & all the staff were attentive. We ate outside, hence the quiet, however we did have a gnat problem due to weather & wind direction.

EA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Crab cakes were dry with mostly filler
Calamari platter good

OC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was outstanding - service was great - very friendly efficient wait person - overall a nice addition to LBI.

Downside is the noise level - and the lighting level - investing in a dimmer switch or two would certainly make a world of difference in the ambience of the place! Also quite loud - even later when not all of the tables were occupied. I can't quite imagine what the noise level would be like in season when there would be a lot more kids! Adding some soft noise absorbing surfaces to the decor would certainly help!

Downside was the service at the bar. Only two bar tenders on duty - and both ignored us for quite some time - didn't even ackowledge that were standing there waiting - would have been nice if they had acknowledged we existed and let us know they would be with us shortly.

F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived for our reservation on time and we had to wait 15 minutes. The restaurant was so apologetic and treated us to champagne and apps for our inconvenience. It was so kind. We’ve eaten here three times and have always had a wonderful dinner. Cocktails are the roof are always a nice treat. Be sure to come early to take advantage of the roof top lounge.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hotel LBI is beautifully decorated with a terrific restaurant and a great rooftop lounge. Our server, Emma, was outstanding as was the food, wine and the cocktails. My wife and I live in Barnegat, 10 mins away and we plan on returning to Hotel LBI many times in the future.

WS
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. We are outside on a buitiful evening and enjoyed dessert by the fire pit. Great way to celebrate our anniversary.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good, but it was so loud in there that you couldn’t have a conversation with the person sitting across from you at your table.

f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was savory however; the portions were quite small.

MS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful inside and out. The rooftop had nice views.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue . This was our first visit . Emma our server was delightful! She was attentive , friendly and we enjoyed her recommendations ! We will definitely return!

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we all had on the island, and we have been here for forty years. We’ll be back.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This was my second time at the restaurant. Both times the food was excellent. The first time we sat outside and although the causeway is right there it was still very pleasant and the sunset was beautiful. This time we were not able to get a table outside, it’s first come first serve, and the main dining was very loud and made conversation difficult. I had planned to go with a large group to celebrate my 60th birthday but will have to reconsider due to the noise level.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s conveniently located right over the bridge as you enter LBI. Beautiful decor and excellent food. The LBI chowder and maple bacon are just a few favorites. Will be back soon. Be sure to check out the rooftop bar.

LK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The food the service was above and beyond. The noise is the only down side to the restaurant. It was so loud it’s impossible to have a conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!

NH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was just "ok" and priced too high. Drinks were appropriately priced and service was excellent. Sat outside and noise from road was loud but otherwise, not bad. Could only get a reservation for 5pm and they still had about half the tables empty by 6 pm. Overall ok but there are better options on the island.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love it !!!

2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It’s late in the season here on LBI so we had no trouble getting a table. The menu is creative and the service was exceptional. Our bruschetta appetizer was perfectly delicious and fresh. We both had meat that had to go back for not being the right temperature. I think we should have ordered fish as people rave about the food. We found it to be just ok. The Brussels sprouts were excellent and those are hard to cook for me. The Mac and cheese side dish was also just ok and lacked flavor. The best truffle Mac and cheese is found at the Arlington just down the road.

LW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment but very loud. Server and hostess were wonderful. Thanks for bringing this gem to our island and for sprucing up the entrance to LBI. It is a Pearl. Thanks to Chris Vernon for adding to LBI with the commercial properties. It’s been amazing. Thank you.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time there with my wife this summer and this place has excellent food every time.

FC
Frankfurt Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All meals were great . Third time here and we were seated in back portion by door to outside dining . Felt a bit removed from main dining area where we sat the first two times

LP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Nice cocktail menu and wine list - wish the food menu was as extensive. The items that are on the menu are delicious, but there's not a wide variety and limited choices. Therefore, I couldn't dine at Salt often. My biggest complaint is the atmosphere as there are a large number of tables in one big room and it's VERY noisy. If you can sit outside, do it because then you can hear to actually have a conversation without shouting. Rooftop deck is huge and fun for sunset, but downfall is you can't get any food up there. Overall, I'd recommend it but it would be nice for them to make some improvements to my concerns above.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Very loud and good was just ok....for the price.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful experience. We had 11 adults and 2 small children and everyone was very pleased with their meal.

The entire hotel is beautiful beyond words. After dinner, we explored the pool and then went to the rooftop deck for the sunrise.

We will definitely be back.

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were at the Salt Kitchen to celebrate our son’s 21st birthday. They surprised us with a free glass of Prosecco for each of us to start the meal, which was a nice touch. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. We all had seafood: my crab cakes were filled with quality crabmeat and perfectly prepared, the salmon was succulent and the scallops were the best we’ve had in a long time (perfectly cooked and sauced). The winner, however, was the halibut special which was also well-cooked with a sauce that complimented the fish perfectly. All in all, a terrific experience — a definite must-visit if you are looking for a more up-scale dining experience in LBI. They also provided us with a free dessert to cap off the meal in honor of our son. We will definitely return next time we are in LBI!

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food is amazing. The service is not good. We had to ask multiple times for water. We had no silverware and had to ask for that and it was never brought over so we had to get up and take it from another table. When we were done with dinner, no one every came over to take the plates away, no one ever asked if we needed more whine when the bottle was empty. The food is really good and I am thinking they are new and will get their act together. I'm hoping so.

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