SALT

4.4
402 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Thank you for choosing SALT. All reservations are set for inside only. Outdoor seating is first come, first serve.
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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been to a restaurant where I wouldn't change a thing but I have now. The manager and waiters are extremely attentive. I normally don't want to be bothered with the manager coming over asking if all is grand but this guys personality, charm, and how genuine he was really made me smile and happy to have a convo. The view is spectacular. The pineapple coconut mojito was off the hook. Bacon slab had my fiance drooling. My 18 month old had the watermelon feta. I can't say enough good things.

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CG
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place! We will be back.

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ML
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had dinner (again) at Salt. Once again everything was amazing!
Our waiter Chris and Jerry were very attentive.
The Calamari, clam flatbread, and coconut shrimp were delicious!!
We got the Seafood Risotto and Shrimp Cavatelli and shared because we couldn’t choose between the two, and they were equally good!!
The strawberry shortcake dessert was the perfect ending, I love the whip cream!!
Definitely worth the 45 minute drive, I’ll be back again

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service!

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our favorite for everything!! Jerry is awesome and really knows how to treat customers!!

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O
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food/service and view! Would highly recommend.

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G
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place to eat. Right on the water in Merrick. Tables both inside and on the deck. Victoria our server was prompt, courteous and helpful. Food was excellent. The bar was lively on Friday night but still could get served. Wonderful spot to relax at the end of the day. We'll be back again for sure.

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was great. Food was delicious! We were treated very nicely! The manager took excellent care of us and was always checking to make sure we were happy! Definitely Recommend!!

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to SALT was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The ambiance is lovely, the service is great, the food amazing and Jerry is a delight!

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JF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Their oyster selection is quite extensive and fresh.

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P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

gorgeous view! food was delicious, our waiter was very friendly. service was a little slow but we weren’t in a hurry. a little surprised the manager didn’t check on our table. he usually does and he was going over to most tables at some point. one of our most favorite summer spots!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Subpar food. Service just OK. Had to wait forever for a drink at the bar that was not even busy. For the price, there are just so many other choices around.

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OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gerry is phenomenal. He remembered me from last season and his personality and service is impeccable. Can’t wait for the new lounge to open! Great food, drinks and ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food and great atmosphere

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance are great. The manager Jerry is so nice! Our waitress was pleasant and the bus boys were happy to take our pics. Can’t wait to go back. Reservations are allowed for indoor seating

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring the family. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Food is great. My wife loves the fish tacos, I loved the burger.

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is a little pricey but so very tasty! The ambience is great and the customer service was amazing!

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

There are not many waterfront restaurants in the area, and the food is good.

The service is horrible. I can not stress this enough. If you want drinks, order 2 at a time. you’ll never even be asked for another round.

This is their second year. I went there a few times last year and the server will take your order, then disappear. Basic drinks ( beer, wine, gin and tonics) take 30+ minutes to arrive, and are wrong. The tables around me all had the same issues. Worst part is, the bar has 2 couples at it and the tables were only half full. This has been my experience through 4 of 6 visits now.

Luckily, the kitchen knows what there doing. Food is good, better than what you’d find in Freeport.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great brunch with friends this past Sunday, our first time to the restaurant. Sorry to hear
that it is closed in the Winter but will definitely be back when the reopen in warmer weather.
The food was awesome, interesting drink menu and cool view

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HC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

did not the banana French toast and for only 2 eggs with bacon for $15 was not worth it

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was mediocre and cocktails completely watered down. Too bad!

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

This place has no right bring in business- closed kitchen a hour early for no reason just because - didn’t honor reservations and we drive a hour and they even called to confirm.

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m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Great spot on the water!! Food is OK, asked for a medium well burger, it was very rare, sent it back, came out black....what can I say? The manager was great, wait staff average. Just nice ot sit ont he water, don't expect a foodie experience however.

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D
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Water view was nice. Food was good. Service was terrible. Our drinks and water arrived AFTER the food! And one of of two entrees was wrong. Nobody checked on us after food was served. Disappointing because this place has an opportunity to be great given its location.

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FR
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

You pay for the view!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Salt, the food is great and the staff is friendly and professional. Only down side is they are not open year round!

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food and location are better than average. Service was poor. Waiter was not friendly and acted as though we were a bother.

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NB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and location are nice. On this particular evening although the restaurant was half empty we were rushed through our meal in 30 minutes and that’s with a drink, appetizer and entree. Food was obviously pre-prepared and was tasty but lukewarm. I’ll wait to book another reservation before I give it another try.

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EL
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Fair but I wanted a better Friday night experience so I could give it a good at least. Overall Disappointment. I guess I expected more from this wonderfully located place. I went early to have dinner before a party. It is obviously a popular spot, the outdoor views are very nice. The food was ok, actually the fish taco appetizer was excellent. Maybe it was the blaring country music that turned me off before the $$$ prices did- 4.00 for an ice tea is insulting. At least try for an interesting garnish. The side of grilled vegetables highly uninteresting in presentation especially since someone tried to have gourmet baby vegetables be a better look. The feta watermelon salad was underripe watermelon served with a puny smattering of feta and a sprinkle of basil. Good concept but missed the mark. The service was attentive enough but lacked enthusiasm and personality. I wanted to like this place enough to return. The Value of the view has a lot going for it but nothing was that outstanding after that. I couldn’t help feel that it could have a cool vibe, i mean SALT is clever enough graphically but it just needed some adrenaline. I think that’s why I was disappointed. It COULD BE really great. It’s not Lauderdale or key west in a fun or hip way, but why not? The graphic white letters are. it needs some attention to service and presentation. The staff is young but that’s no excuse for lack of training with purpose. I expect more, the sneakers and shorts and black socks/sneakers doesn’t work. For the prices they should be in khaki pants and white shirts with a smile. If it’s desired to be more groovy, maybe a modern look of black pants and black shirts. Even colorful tropical shirts would work. Make me feel I’m on vacation and living the boating, coastal life, not going fishing off a dock with the guys from the gym.
It needs a re-evaluation of what it wants to be. It looks like someone had a vision once.
Huge potential.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We managed to enjoy our 25 th anniversary dinner despite a few unexpected shortfalls with drinks and service. Might try again when it’s not a holiday weekend.

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MN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It was an enjoyable night. We will go bAck again

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DV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Food was overpriced and service was slow. The desert was misleading strawberry shortcake tasted like old entamins pound cake ice cream and a whole strawberry cut up. Oh and the cappuccino was burnt milk with no coffee. How do you screw up an expresso.

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L
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch for my daughter. She was very pleased with my venue selection. Everything was great !’ Thank you.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dining experience here. Our first visit and will return. The scenery is great and relaxing. I had the burrata salad with eggplant and it was delicious. Filling. We also had the halibut with bok choi and the roasted chicken dinner. Everything was great. Perfect evening. The weather was perfect. Sitting outside outside it was just a beautiful night. The service was great. Our server was good. We never felt rushed to get through dinner. A very enjoyable restaurant. Food great.

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f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. And what a view, great south bay

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

FOOD AND SERVICE EXCELLENT WOULD RECOMMEND HIGHLY

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a
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was great and the view is very enjoyable. Wait staff was very helpful.

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JT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The front of house manager, jerry will do everything he can to make sure you have a great meal. He is a genuine human who really cares how you feel in his restaurant.

Food is always great. Been there several times and never had an issue with quality/flavor/presentation everything is on point.

Service can be off If it’s a particularly business night but once they get Your order in you’re set. They leave a large water carafe on your table so you’re never without water (one of my Pet peeves).

Prices on some items seems a bit high. But it never stopped me from going there.

Over all, it’s a great spot. You will be happy you went.

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location - gentleman manager extraordinarily gracious - bartender made fantastic cocktails - we will be visiting again!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Got a great outdoor table immediately!

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