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Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar, New Brunswick, NJ

Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

4.9
4.9
1913 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are excited to bring our dream to a reality along with friends and family. We plan to share our love and knowledge of an industry that we are so passionate about and proud to be a part of in our hometown of New Brunswick. Here at Salt, we are creating a modern oyster bar with a hip vibe serving up a large variety of fresh local oysters, as well as oysters from around the US. We will offer a seafood inspired seasonal menu both in our casual bar and our elegant dining room. We will also offer many innovative dishes including a variety of local meats along with plenty of vegetarian options. We aim to create an inviting atmosphere for everyone with our warm décor and friendly staff. Our full bar will feature a variety of signature cocktails and revolving creative small plates. Chef Chris’ passion for food promises consistent exceptional quality and to awaken the palate with bold, fresh flavors in every bite!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 75 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed, Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 745-7258

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Graciano

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room seats up to 25 people

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Cross street

    George St

  • Parking details

    Church st parking lot is right across the street

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,913 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Seafood

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Ambiance

  • New Jersey - Central

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  • New Jersey - Central

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to a show at State Theater.
  2. CT

    ChefT

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and outstanding food is a recipe for a great night!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most Amazing oysters, food, staff , and atmosphere.
  4. JE

    JulieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and so fresh! Service was excellent! You get what you pay for !! Can’t wait to go back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. It was our 2nd time there and didn’t disappoint again
  6. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there and was not disappointed….great drinks and great food…will be back
  7. Q

    Quigley

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great food and good portion sizes. Service was inattentive but they were kind whenever they did come by.
  8. AW

    AshleyW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager was very accommodating. Thank you!
  9. i

    isabelf

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service delicious food great atmosphere
  10. RO

    ROBIN

    New York Area

    807 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    807 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food fantastic, server a bit scarce at times. It seemed as though he had more tables than he could oversee. Fortunately, the bussers were polite and very helpful in picking up the slack. Everything we ordered was excellent, the Cobb lobster salad was wonderful and enough for two people. The assorted oyster platter was delicious. My crab cakes were outstanding with brilliant green broccolini steamed perfectly. The whole branzino was seasoned well and plated nicely. We cannot wait to return.
  11. JR

    JudyR

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    People have been talking about Salt and we finally got there. It was truly a marvelous experience. Food was beyond great. Ambience and service were also top notch. A total great night.
  12. AA

    AmyA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place! Loved the food, cocktails, service and ambience!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service.
  14. MK

    MattK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, atmosphere and food. Highly recommend it
  15. MF

    MarieF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from start to finish. Service is very friendly and knowledgeable with suggestions on the menu. Excellent food and drink.
  16. e

    emerendi

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing birthday dinner at Salt. Thank god I live about an hour from the restaurant or else I might be there everyday!
  17. SR

    SusanR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not cheap but worth every penny. The palm heart salad was excellent and enough for two people to share as a salad course. The swordfish special was perfectly cooked and wonderful. The decor is lovely but the ambience is comfortable and unpretentious.
  18. C

    Comida

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The atmosphere was pleasant, the service was excellent, the food was good, it was slightly overpriced and overall it was a good experience.
  19. y

    yvonnec

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around! My only suggestion is that the 2 or 3 people who serviced our table hovered or interrupted our meal...and I don't like when dishes or silverware are cleared before others are done eating.
  20. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was wonderful! We brought friends with us and they were very impressed! It was quite pricey but as an occasional splurge it was fine. I would definitely recommend Salt to friends but with that note Ps my husband doesn’t understand why you don’t have Coors light beer!!!
  21. XL

    XLL2

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is amazing. The service could use a bit of help, especially training the staff members in charge of clearing away empty plates. They take their job so seriously that diners have to actively defend their last bites of food as conversations are interrupted every two minutes by attempts to clear away plates.
  22. AJ

    AdamJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful fish restaurant. We probably go twice a month. Best Ceasar salad (I love anchovies) but everything is good. Service is consistently good
  23. TL

    TomL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and decor. Favorite restaurant. Every visit it never disappoints.
  24. c

    craigerino75

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal! Seafood Risotto and Lobster Bisque were out of this world!
  25. SB

    SylviaB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place, food & ambience. Some guests were a little rude…doesn’t take away from my great experience. Would recommend. Sylvia
  26. TT

    TTaylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will definitely need a reservation in order to dine here, and it is well worth it, as the food and service is outstanding!
  27. CS

    CherylS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Will definitely be going back!
  28. RR

    RobinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner with beautiful atmosphere
  29. TM

    TerriMae

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service, drinks were excellent
  30. C

    Clarence5

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great experience always.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Felt like I was back in NY, excellent place. From the ambiance to the waitress to the food ➡️ drinks! Will definitely go back with a group. Cheers!
  32. YN

    YolandaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Our first time there. Will definitely return. Worth every penny. Service was excellent
  33. m

    michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This second time eating at Salt was as good as the first and was an excellent meal. Rated tops along with the service which was attentive.
  34. LF

    LauraF

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!!!
  35. b

    bkearns

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Waitress was very helpful and the food was delicious. Recommend trying all the oysters and the grilled octopus
  36. JR

    JRMP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was outstanding- definitely will go again!!!
  37. D

    David

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great ! love it there . would love to see more salads options ;-)
  38. NY

    NYJo

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always have a good meal and good cocktails and wine at Salt. Oysters were fresh, sweet and juicy. Salad was crisp, but needed more dressing. Crab cakes were meaty, without too much filler, pasta with seafood was plentiful and tasty, and scallops were plump. My only criticisms: Soda came in a very small glass with too much ice; it was refilled, but would have preferred a taller glass to begin with. More importantly, the prices have gotten a bit too expensive for what was served. Will go back, but not as frequently.
  39. E

    Elizabeth

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were greeted pleasantly and seated immediately. Our waitress, Kalinda (I think) greeted us with a smile and a warm welcome. She offered to explain the special dishes of the evening and the menu in general. She clearly understands how to be pleasant and productive when serving guests. Everyone enjoyed their choice of cocktails and our meals were delicious.
  40. P

    Pinch52

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service. Would definitely go back! Wonderful Halibut and Grouper. Chocolate Chip Cookie with Vanilla Ice Cream was perfect size to top off a great evening

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Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 1913 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 75 times today
Google Map for Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

103 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    George St

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed, Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Church st parking lot is right across the street

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Graciano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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