Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

4.8
1092 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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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so so good, and I’m a harsh critic! And I love the interior design.

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vipPhillyfoodie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. They sat us at the oyster bar until our friends came and then moved us to a table. Food was delicious. Restaurant is a bit expensive though although really wonderful

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vipNancyF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent presentation and delicious food. So fresh! We will be back!

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RobinN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner. Food was delicious. Been there a few times and always had a great meal. Noise level is a little high

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vipPhillipH
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience at Salt was amazing! From the attention of the staff and general manager, Keneal, Petgrave, to the serving and explanation of the meal prepared.

It was our first visit, but definitely not the last. An amazing ambiance and location with quick to find parking.

A recommendation to any seafood lover.

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Mangia
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Service. Can't remember Hostess name-but was quite helpful and Server Abner ?( sorry Can't remember his name, Friday night server -bar high top area), nice guy) was wonderful. Very courteous, helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable.

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TriciaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really was a happening spot on a Thursday night. Enjoyed the food, drinks, and service. Will definitely go back

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ChristelleF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my moms birthday on 6/10 at Salt. We had a wonderful time. The service and food was amazing. I would def recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. You can’t go wrong at this place!

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vipTw083014
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Thirty minute wait even though we had a reservation. Also, when you overbook, don’t lie to us that it will be only a few minutes. Come clean about it.
Also, leaving the door open on a 90 degree day made the inside warm and uncomfortable

But the food, drinks and our server were great

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CassandreL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out with firms

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Shirah
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We have dined at Salt before and enjoy the seafood particularly. Sadly, the oysters we ordered had so many shells in them it seems like they were shucked recklessly. Also we found it strange that the restaurant didn’t have a paid subscription to Sirius so we were frequently hearing ads following songs playing throughout the restaurant. It was an ok experience for the value ($3 / oyster) one of which was so marred from shucking we had to explain why we didn’t eat it.

Hopefully our next visit is better.

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Susanlisa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the fabulous waiters and the bar tenders
This restaurant is rating of 10+
Food is amazing

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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KathleenK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Music was way too loud! Made conversation difficult. Otherwise, a very enjoyable experience.

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JilP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Everything was perfect. Food, service, ambiance. My second time there in a month. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Resturant. Great food!

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RonaldA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Salt is my favorite seafood restaurant. I have taken about 40 friends and family there over the past three years and everyone raves about the food being delicious, the wide selections, service and managements willingness to accommodate.

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RebeccaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at Salt. Everything from the drinks to dessert was amazing. Had the sea bass with risotto and my date had the halibut - so good.
The manager stopped by our table and was a delight as well. Cannot wait to come back. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious our server Alec was fantastic

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DonaldG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was very good and the space was nice. My wife ordered a glass of wine, Pino Grigio, that was really terrible. The staff was great about taking it away but they left it on the bill. When we sat down there was a guest near us who could not read the menu so she used the light on her phone so she could see but then forgot she left it on so every time she looked at her phone it shined right in my face. I asked the staff if they could get her to turn it off, which they did. After the light situation and then the problem with the wine I think the staff started looking at us as complainers.

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vipJoyceO
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Been there many times and always good drinks and tasty food!

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vipJules
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Initially we can only book an outdoor seating. It would have been fine for us except it was unusually cool that night, in the 50’s. Luckily they can accommodate us and found us an indoor table.

We had kale and Romain salad, grilled octopus for appetizer; seafood papaedelle and crab cake for entree. All were delicious.

We also ordered bueleed amaretto cheese cake. The crisping of the top was a good show, the cheese cake was fine. Well worth it for a good social media post.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Highly recommend the octopus appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. This is my 2nd time going and they have not disappointed! Our party of 5 has ordered different entrees on each visit so that we try a variety of their offerings- everything is delicious! My favorite- the Seared Scallops with the bacon vinaigrette.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite food. Slightly pricey, but perfect for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place all around!

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vipWilliamT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt is by far our favorite restaurant. The food, drinks and service are exceptional. The new outdoor space is really beautiful!

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Huda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh! Abner was super attentive as our server.

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JaminP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and staff were outstanding! The food is incredible and the menu is refreshing and creative!

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MonicaS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fabulous Birthday evening. Our server Michael was extremely knowledgeable, polite and personable. We ordered the small seafood tower which was fresh and delicious. The charred octopus, panko crusted oysters and tuna appetizer were phenomenal. The drinks were also perfection. Very nice attention to detail in the restrooms which people never mention

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Maria
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Since they opened it has become my favorite restaurant to go to. The tuna specials are my absolute fav.

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vipLisaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Delicious food but service very slow. Sat outside in “tent” made out of metal. Very loud music from Stress Factory event was disturbing. The most uncomfortable chairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked in and was immediately impressed. Great space overall. The food was very good. I will definitely be back here.

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Elvis07306
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The wait staff messed up our orders several times. The time for the wait staff to take our orders was too long. The plates that were delivered were tepid.

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DanielB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Indoor dining is much nicer than outdoors, and the food was excellent! There's also a comedy club across the street that can be extremely loud for dining outdoors.

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vipHope
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always the food, ambiance and service were phenomenal.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was TERRIFIC!! Will definitely be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing services and the food was delicious. Our sever was fabulous and was able to recommend different items based on our likes

FAQs

Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1092 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.