SALT

4.5
1479 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Thank you for choosing SALT on the Water. All reservations are for outdoor dining only. Indoor dining is seated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 1479 people are saying
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Lelee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation, staff, food, server Bryan was awesome. Salt made our birthday celebration fantastic!

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JacquelynA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was rude. He went to every table to see how things were, never came to the table we were seated at.
Our waiter, Brian was simply outstanding, so patient and understanding.
I felt bad because the chicken was not cooked to my liking, I did switch it out for the beef, the best choice I could have made.
I can’t wait until you open in the spring, I have been telling my coworkers about the experience I had, which I will never forget.
Finally, the only negative thing that kind of turned me off was the treatment from the manager, even when we first arrived. We tried to make conversation, very cold. He was coming from his car, getting a jacket.

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vipMrBlz
New York Area
249 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding outdoor dining experience. It's a special kind of relaxed casual atmosphere. Food and staff were top shelf.

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vipLorenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Outstanding sunset

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and the food and service was awesome.

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vipPatriciaK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Outstanding food

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ginger
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Ordered halibut but got swordfish instead. When I sent it back they assured me it was halibut, but I have eaten there often because I live nearby. Was very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great service and excellent music!! Will definitely go again.

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SouthShoreGeorge
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are repeat offenders at this restaurant. You come for fresh air, boats, good cocktails and well prepared food. Reminds me of Tir A Nog from the Penn Station area in Manhattan; Irish hospitality but with a nautical flavor. Sunsets on the bay are a perfect end to a day with family or friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Food and service was amazing!

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JudyK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent. Loved the water view.

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AnnaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for lunch week ahead. Received email and text to confirm we're coming day before. When we got to Salt it was closed! Another 4 guests came and said they had reservations as well. No call or email with explanation. Pick a different place for lunch!

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RRRR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch in honor of my late mother's birthday at SALT on the water in Merrick. It's a beautiful place and everything was great.

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ThomasS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, All ended well. Main course came out as we were half way thru apps so it came out reheated as much as they tried to say remade. Gerry O did his best to make good and did. Overall it was a cool place to eat and hang out till we drove back to JBT to pick up daughter and friends!

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GaitrieS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good the ambience was great and they had live music which was amazing

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KathyT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Bathroom messy. Needs updating.
Food adequate. Burgers and salmon. Sangria too sweet. Would recommend for view.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, overall amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our wedding anniversary. It remains our favorite restaurant. Ambiance, food, staff- everything was perfect. We recommend it to everyone.

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vipnewplaces2eat
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome outdoor seating on the bay watching the sunset. Great food but service could use an improvement as it takes time ti be served.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were outside with heaters and it was very comfortable. Live music that was not too loud. Easy to talk. Very enjoyable meal and the food was delicious.

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tiffanyw
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I would have rated the place higher but they sat me and my boyfriend at a table with no fire and it was cold outside i was so disappointed about that and they also didn’t have the coconut shrimp which I really wanted but they did give us a 50 dollar gift card to there sister restaurant that will be open when it’s cold because they will be closed in the winter

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LindaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bin Voyage luncheon

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vipFeliciaS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was utilizing a gift card so wanted to get in an outdoor on-the-water before that season ended. THAT was the best part of our visit - sunset behind gorgeous yachts. However, the rest of the meal went like this…Waitstaff never took away our dirty dishes from clam chowder that was just OK. (Potatoes in soup should have been softer.) Since no bread or crackers were delivered w the soup, we had to ask and pay for 2 small pieces of garlic bread. 1/2 Chicken was 2 pieces of dark & light meat w skin on that had all the spices so once removed was tasteless. Warm lobster roll had nice pieces of lobster in a toasted brioche roll w some shredded something in a light butter sauce. The French fries were the best - well done & crispy. Won’t be back but it was worth a try.

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vipDanS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were excellent but the food was average for the price

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vipJenniferM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and consistently perfect - attentive and kind bar staff and waitstaff, management, talented chefs - and can’t beat the sunset. Thank you as always.

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Renata
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, all servers were very attentive. We were not rushed and we had a great view of the sunset.

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pattyg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server was excellent, but the bus boys and the kitchen couldn’t get it right :(
Served hot soup with no spoon, took 10 minutes to get the spoon, soup cold by then. Then didn’t bring out our entree all at the same time. Waited for awhile for my entree which was the Hawaiian Poke Bowl, which isn’t cooked ??? Kitchen was way off !!!! Too busy, won’t be back.

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CHARMAINEB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Ambience as perfect. Highly recommend

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vipHankthefoodie
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt is a fun outdoor dining experience with great food super service and an incredible ambiance overlooking the water and marina!!!

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JessicaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

When we were seated we were the only table without an umbrella it could have been offered to us. We both ordered a Pepsi and it tasted so watered down I think the soda needed to be changed. I ordered the filet and shrimp cocktail I ordered my steak medium came out well done. The shrimp cocktail sauce I’m sorry but for a seafood on the water restaurant the sauce was horrible. Was extremely disappointed

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ValLI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large outdoor area on a beautiful night. 1.5 hr time limit if they need the table but advised ahead of time

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Damon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super packed as always! When our waiter Chris came around we knew our drinks apps and entrees on the spot. Drinks and apps took over 30 min to come out. Overall service was fantastic and Chris was friendly - just unfortunate it took 20 min for a glass of water. Otherwise another great visit and we will be back!

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our entire experience. Can’t wait to be back for Brunch!

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Poots
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous view and great outdoor seating. Good service and food. Didn’t feel rushed at all.

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Eating on the deck was great except for the bees which were a real bother.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent all around and the love music was an added bonus. Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always great for lunch. The salads are great (but quite expensive) and the view is very nice.

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vipRonH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice waterfront setting. Place has a modern coastal feel and looks relatively new and clean. Food was good and wait staff very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I waited 3 weeks to get into Salt . And it was not worth the wait. They where out of items we wanted . Food was over cooked to the temps we asked for. They offered desert but not the coffee ? For a 300 dollar meal things could have been better.

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viptracelf
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service.

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SALT is rated 4.5 stars by 1479 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.