Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

4.9
958 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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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

My husband’s steak was fatty and not seasoned well. I had to ask for bread twice. Could’ve been a better experience.

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cappucino
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined many times at Salt. Always a GREAT meal! Keneal you are the BEST!

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PG52
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. We can’t wait to go back.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- food, service, drink - top notch all-around!!

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JenniferE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Will be back

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vipChristopherD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. Not to crowded. and had a good table

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barryb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, the presentation and the staff and service are excellent. Very nice aesthetics and atmosphere, and the acoustics are very pleasant. Definitely on my favorites list.

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kalip
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent food and experience. Highly recommended

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vipCathyD
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was never a fish person until I ate here. Always has extremely fresh fish, prepared a variety of ways. My daughter had the small seafood tower . It definitely is enough for two and has mussels, crab, lobster, clams, langoustines and shrimp. It comes with about six different sauces. Delicious! I had the grilled octopus which was delicious and the Black Sea bass over risotto with crab and leeks. It was very good!
The service was excellent! Attentive but not obtrusive. A very lovely evening!

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VeryPleased
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Very much enjoyed the atmosphere and entire meal. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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vipLisaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding. The impressive outdoor structure the restaurant built made us feel completely comfortable.

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vipCeeJay
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Delicious dinner but very noisy. Grouper was outstanding. Service was almost overwhelming as so many were making sure all was good!

For those not drinking Alcohol, they had Heinekin 00 nonalcoholic beer which was very good. They had no nonalcoholic wine and it also would be really nice if they carried Ariel (not Fre) Nonalcoholic Cabernet and Chardonnay for those not imbibing. Sometimes tea or soft drinks don’t cut it with a nice dinner and beer goes best with a burger!

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Gerry
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, delicious food. Wonderful service from our waiter Alec. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly recommended. This place is a gem.

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vipSeanW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best raw bar!!

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Joe1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time, service was exceptional and the food was just as good!

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Kitty
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael our server was one of the best I have ever had. Always great service and the food and drink never disappoint.

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RonniseJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Scott was awesome and knowledgeable of the menu and drink selection and very personable. He made the overall experience great.

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vipFuego70
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Food, service and staff are excellent! A go to favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite seafood restaurant any where. Celebrated a big milestone birthday with a “full house”of incredible oysters (their selection is just awesome!). Then on to terrific entrees perfectly prepared. Our daughter who is a strict vegetarian joined us and they made her a terrific vegetable risotto. Great place!

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Tiffany
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and made sure we enjoyed our food and first visit to the restaurant.

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vipcaratgal
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love and love! Amazing food. Oysters!!! So delicious! Crispy black seabass. Awesome! Desserts so great I ordered 3.

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vipEJNJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The lobster cobb salad was different and delicious. Recommend to try the Halibut and Lemon Sole both of which were very well prepared and also delicious.

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vipSRNYCmetro
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor dining area was semi-closed and had great air circulation, and the seating arrangement was spacious.

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters I’ve had in a really long time. Great service too.

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DawnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, drinks and service. Our waiter Sam was great!

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MelB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Service is great!

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, service was excellent and the food was amazing! Bonus points for the server being very knowledgeable about what was and wasn’t gluten free. Will definitely be going back.

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nikki
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner on a Thursday night and had the most delicious meal ever! From the Barrata, to crab cake, to my coconut crusted grouper & apple cake dessert, EVERYTHING was absolutely wonderful!

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dn108
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect choice for a special night out. The seafood was fresh, prepared perfectly and beautifully presented. I had "Key West" Grouper from the specials menu & would order it again!

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vipSeafoodFave
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go , we hit a home run with the food and the service ! Food is always great !

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vipScott
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Our server Luis was very attentive and accommodating. Our bartender makes the best cosmos-she was great, even gave me her secret personal recipe!

Enjoyed our happy very much.

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CandyK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All fish is fresh and delicious. I love the homemade pastas and specials are always a good choice. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Make sure to have the sour dough bread!

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt was fantastic all around! The food as well as the ambiance & service. Looking forward to returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Salt. I come with my two friends about twice a month to enjoy the freshest lobster tails around! I highly recommend this restaurant. The best!

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philinsi
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am a seafood junkie and salt has a large selection of fish. The service was professional, the food was solid and the prices are in line with most highend seafood restaurants. I would highly recommend Salt, if you are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My honey and I went to celebrate our anniversary. It’s my third time going to Salt so far and every time is just an amazing experience from the service, food, and drinks! It’s literally one of my favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place for my friends & I to catch up. The food was fantastic & so was the service!

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michellee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice date out! The clams were delicious, the seared tuna was bomb, and the crab artichoke had the perfect crab to cheese ratio!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily my top 5 place to dine in NJ . Each time I come it’s excellent. The service is impeccable. Their oysters are some of the best . The Reasturant pulls in a crowd of all different ages and occasions . I love the diversity it is true to New Brunswick culture . I usually get margs but this last time dining in I got the dirty martini with fresh stuff blue cheese olives & wow perfectly made as expected. The little details and the maintenance on this place is so we kept . The bathroom is always mint condition smells amazing and always clean . I love everything about this place and will continue to support them . I believe will was our server and he waited on me before , he is top notch ! Makes the experience that much better .

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Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 958 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.