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Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar, New Brunswick, NJ

Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
1821 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

7:00 PM


Booked 35 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–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 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 1,821 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Seafood

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Food

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Ambiance

  • New Jersey - Central

    Seafood

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  1. BC

    BrittneyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exception and food was amazing and the waiter was phenomenal. Any specific request he more than happily accommodated.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. From the beginning of having cocktails, with the bartender being so kind and making me a drink from previous menu.To sitting at our table being greeted by the manager with a Bottle of champagne. All our food was amazing as always. And our server was great. The twin lobster tail and Branzino were delicious. Will continue coming here!
  3. DB

    DeborahB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious dinner. Did not disappoint. Only a few quibbles … I had to ask for a new wine glass bc first one was dirty, our appetizer came before the wine and our water glasses could have been refilled more. But in todays day and age of staff shortages I would not hold it against the restaurant. Booked another reservation before we left.
  4. JE

    JEatFood

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We’ve never been disappointed with Salt. All aspects of our occasions have always been great. Food is always excellent. Service is always detailed and thorough. For mid-priced dining in the area we think it’s the best option, hands down. You should go.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 29th anniversary dinner. We wanted to go somewhere with wonderful food and ambiance but not stuffy or pretentious. Salt was perfect! The food and wine was absolutely amazing! Our waitress Nathalie was so friendly, knowledgeable and fun! She made the night even nicer. Upon being seated, we received a flower to alert staff of a special occasion and several would acknowledge when they came to the table. Our waitress even had them place a candle on our dessert ❤️. I highly recommend Salt! We will be back!
  6. K

    Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, service, food and ambience.
  7. GK

    GinnyK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    While service and presentation was very good, my meal, halibut, was off as far as texture; it was mushy. I have ordered halibut there before and it was fantastic. When I got got home I got sick. My husband, ordered Pacific sea bass which he said he would never order again. He was fine though. In addition, wine pours were very small. Wine was good though. Our waitress was very good. I had wished, in retrospect, I would have told her about my halibut.
  8. PR

    PatR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. We have never had anything but a great meal here.
  9. PV

    PatriciaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with a warm and welcoming staff. The food was well prepared and fresh. Would eat here again.
  10. DA

    DawnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in New Brunswick. It's always a pleasure.
  11. C

    Carioca

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was excellent! Very fresh oysters and big variety to choose from ! Appetizers were delicious, as well as the entree ! Great service , very friendly
  12. A

    Amazed

    Caribbean

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual. But only one gelato was available for desert and usually they have 3-4 different ones. That was a little disappointing lol
  13. CD

    CatherineD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The ambience is wonderful and the lighting is perfect. The tables are comfortable and the service was good. The oysters were outstanding! Top 5 places and I've had them all over the world.
  14. RO

    ROBIN

    New York Area

    789 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    789 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, service was a tad slow, our waiter had a lot of tables to manage so we completely understood why. The bread was delicious and we over indulged a bit. The Lobster Cobb salad was just splendid with a generous amount of lobster and all the "cobb" components were beautifully plated. We tried all the oysters on the menu and they were exceptionally fresh and well chilled. From start to finish it was a relaxed and enjoyable dinner.
  15. DN

    DonnaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is constantly great. We love it! Waiters are friendly and knowledgeable.
  16. h

    hhjc

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Had oysters and apps. Entrees were good. Their oyster menu was extensive, so we asked our wonderful server, Natalie, to choose for us and she was spot on! Oysters were soo good. Had the roasted tomato and burrata app. Roasting the tomatoes elevated the dish above and beyond the ubiquitous tomato/burrata dish on every menu everywhere. For entrees, we had the branzino and a special, gnocchi with lobster. Both were good, but the oysters and app were standouts.
  17. JR

    JosephR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time a Salt a great experience with fantastic seafood.
  18. SH

    SteveH13

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s 75th Birthday at our favorite restaurant with our children. Their first time there and they just loved it. Knew they would. Great time, great meal, great service.
  19. C

    Chocilatte

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server we had “V” was professional, impressive, she knew about all of the food selections! Very attentive. Overall the team is outstanding. When we come back, we will ask for “V”. Thanks! 😊
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great service food ambience
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and phenomenal food
  22. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our waiter was awesome!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Each menu item that I had was delicious. The service was great.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated husbands birthday. Amazing as always
  25. RP

    RussellP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places. Always high quality food and service!
  26. RR

    RatedR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very well done Great mix of casual and upscale. Proper old fashioned, excellent seafood and service. Highly recommend
  27. MW

    MeredithW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints! Cocktails so good, best oysters anywhere! Cuzins who? If you want great seafood in New Brunswick, this is your spot!
  28. RN

    RobinN

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary. Our server V was awesome.
  29. F

    Foodie1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic place to eat. Great menu with delicious specials, varied cocktails, and beautiful ambience. Parking is very close as it is right downtown. The service was such a welcomed experience—the staff kept water flowing and had just the right amount of friendly check-ins during the meal.
  30. MT

    MelissaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service. Ambience is great as well.
  31. SW

    SkipW

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Salt to celebrate two birthdays. The decor is really nice and very comfortable. Our waiter, Scott, was really informative, attentive and fun. The shrimp cocktails were ample. We had soft shell crabs which were prepared in an excellent sauce. Deserts were very nice. I would surely look for another opportunity to dine at Salt.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and service. It’s just slightly too expensive.
  33. n

    neverhome

    New York Area

    999 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    999 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite place and were happy to introduce it last night to 2 close friends. This place is always super busy!!! They started with soups, lobster bisque and clam chowder and pronounced them worth the ride to New Brunswick. DH and I shared a half dozen oysters…no Kumamotos last night but we enjoyed our selections. Entrees were halibut and salmon from the regular menu and specials of florida grouper and soft shell crabs from the specials list. There are so many choices and all the reparations are interesting.
  34. GC

    GChem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I chose this place based on location/proximity (coming from North New Brunswick), but truly it was the vibe/mood that was communicated via their website that sold me! Way to go communicating your restaurant's culture, intent and experience via DTC. Highly recommend & I hope to be back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s rare I give reviews but this place is so amazing I felt I had to. Great place to enjoy conversation, ambiance, and food. Definitely will go back.
  36. SE

    SusanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My branzino was delicious. Perfectly cooked and deboned. This is my 3 rd time there and the food is delicious . The raw oysters are very scrumptious. Definitely going back.
  37. CF

    CharlesF

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always!! Oysters were great as was the rest of the meal.
  38. TM

    TanyaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was great. It was expensive, but the quality of the seafood, drinks, dessert, all well wort it. No surprises. We can't wait to go back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Salt to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The food was delicious. It’s definitely a pricey menu but the risotto was delicious and I enjoyed every bite.
  40. B

    Beckenham80

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. Naomi was fantastic. Brought my friends here for their anniversary for the first time. Food was delicious and desert and drinks were amazing.

FAQs

Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1821 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 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–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 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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