Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

4.8
932 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

First off, this was my first time trying this place. I wanted to go here for awhile and set up a last minute date to do so. Now I’m a foodie and I spend a lot on food. With that being said the apps were very good. My risotto tasted a little too fishy, but I will say that if may just be my tastebuds changing because this has happened at multiple restaurants as of lately. The drinks were good as well, but I’d like to find out what kind of blue cheese olives were being used because they tasted very different from anything that I’ve ever tried. They were not bad at all, but different. Now I’m a business owner and to me it’s all about the service. The staff was super friendly. From the hostess, bus boys and down to our wonderful waiter Mike. Mike went above and beyond for us and even overheard me talking about how my date didn’t like seafood. That’s entirely on me, but oh well :). He offered to make her something that wasn’t on the menu and I’m truly grateful for him for doing so. The place emptied out by about 9:45-10pm at latest and i had the luck of speaking to Mike on a personal level for about 15 minutes or so. He’s educated, motivated and knows how to build a constitutive relationship. This kid deserves a raise or a higher position with the company. He’s very personable and is one of a kind. For this reason I would come back in hopes to get him again. Mike, thank you for the service, the conversation and for going above and beyond for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish was delicious and the atmosphere and service was excellent. We will be back.

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SToffoli
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris (manager) came to check on us and Jordan took great care of us as we enjoyed a wonderful dinner outside. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend a visit!

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FelixG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The restaurant offered outdoor dining as an alternative to indoor availability. Their outdoor dining was ok but totally lacking in comfort and ambiance. The service was good and the food was likewise very good. Just disappointed in the outdoor facility they had for such a high end establishment. I would certainly go back again but only for indoor dining!!!

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vipIgor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were running 10 minutes late. We informed the restaurant but were told that there is another party behind us, and we will have a limited amount of time at the table. We were fine with that, but when we got to the restaurant, we were made to wait for our table anyway.

After we were seated, everything ran smoothly. However, when we got our main courses, a manager asked us if it would be possible to move us to a different table. He had a larger party coming in, and their table would end up being too close to us. Obviously, we agreed. With COVID restrictions, no one wants tables on top of each other. The manager was very nice about it and even paid for a couple of our drinks.

The food was very tasty. Overall, a nice restaurant.

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Denise
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are long standing customers and love everything about Salt. Another couple joined us and were blown away by the experience. We would especially like to thank our waiter, Alex, who was top notch. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great service and excellent food!

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RonniseJ
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The server was not friendly we felt rushed. The heaters seas not warm outside which made the food cold terrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience overall. First time going, and definitely will be going back. All the employees and servers were attentive and offered great recommendations.

Food was top notch. The chared octopus and the roasted oysters are a great starter. Grouper and Tuna steak entrees were presented well, and had fantastic flavor.

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vipgleeNJ
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Service and food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and flare fantastic!

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AiCandyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of my favorite restaurants. The food is delicious and service is excellent.

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Joe1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome time

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Scottf
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Oysters are Great, the rest of the food is over priced subpar food. better food next door at steak85. and the oysters are great there as well as the fantastic food. I had 2 lobster tails at market price ($65.00). and they were burned to a crisp. the asparagus was so over cooked and mush. I have been here 4 or 5 times to try the different dishes but it seams they can only serve up great oysters and cocktails.

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Scott
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sea food i ever had and fantastic service. Bring back the king crab legs!

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LillianK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I would come to this restaurant anytime

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and exceeded expectations. All staff very engaged & attentive. Our server was fabulous & food Delicious. Definitely going back! Ambiance was great!

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Russellb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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PaolaMB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to this restaurant and my husband and I were very pleased with the food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, service, and whole experience was incredible.
This will always be our go to restaurant when we go out. Salt never disappoints!

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SandyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING!! From the food to the service to the ambiance...everything was perfect!! Can’t wait to go back again.

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

A fiar price on the house Cabernet

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MorganR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Well worth the money not only regarding the quality of food but the service as well.

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TJMalouf
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of the best. Not sure there’s much else to say. If you want a great night out with even better food, go to Salt.

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LennyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first time dining at Salt. It is one of our favorite restaurants. As usual the experience was wonderful. The service was awesome and the food outstanding. What is not usual are the times we are living in and the staff at Salt has done a wonderful job making it's customers feel safe during the pandemic. The tables are safely spaced and at no time did I fell at risk

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times ... food is always amazing!

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TaraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot! Tons of options on the menu if you love seafood!

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cant wait to return! Food was incredible, wait staff friendly and courteous

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vipCastillo
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second dinner at Salt. Awesome 5 star food, Michael and Javier are fantastic waiters. Best seafood and bar, bourbon etc. Great all around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Scott the waiter is great, pleasant and professional. Great sense of humor. Pleasant Ambiance. Perfect lighting and lay out. Over all good energy

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PatriciaK
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal always enjoy the salt seafood look forward to going back

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RobertC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I dined at Salt for a Romantic Night out. Our server Scott was wonderful. He was very attentive, friendly, informative and patient as we asked question about the wine list and the food. The food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the oysters, my wife ordered the Sea Bass which was cooked perfectly. I ordered the Tuna which was magnificent. Although most tables were seated, the noise level was surprisingly quiet. We loved our experience at Salt and will definitely return soon. Thank you!

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vipSharon
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good overall. Service was excellent ....

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vipSeafoodFave
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first Happy Hour at Salt and it won’t be our last, 4 dozen oysters and 6 lobster rolls l Great time , place , staff and food !

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chuckp
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING as always. Have never have a bad meal here. It just keeps in getting better. Oyster selection is always awesome.

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vipJoeP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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JohnL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time coming here, and we were blown away again. Brought some friends who are Oyster lovers and they were impressed. This our new go to for special nights. The drinks are fantastic as well especially the Shrub Me The Rye Way, delicious. Can't wait to go back. Well done!!!

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vipNancyA
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this amazing restaurant and I have to say, I will definitely return. From the moment we walked in to dessert, was very impressed... Excellent service, staff, and food was exceptional. Thank you for a great experience!

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SinclairS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance was excellent at Salt. I would definitely recommend Salt to friends and family: and I look forward to returning in the near future.

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AiCandyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are so many good options to choose from. The seafood tower, a must get if you're a seafood lover. Crabcakes, calamari, seabass, seafood risotto are my favorite. I always get when ever I'm there. You can't go wrong with anything on that menu.

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Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 932 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.