Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

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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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LI
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All the seafood from raw bar to scallop and fish entrees were delicious! Just a little disappointed that the aged Delmonico was not available. Will definitely be back!

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food enough to bring home. Very tasty. Nice classy atmosphere

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Great menu. Even the bread served with dinner was exceptional.

WP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great. Will go there again every time in New Brunswick.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite spot! Everything was done in excellence! Food was great, service was amazing,! Our server, Jonathon, was attentive, knowledgeable, and extremely pleasant! The support staff was plentiful, helpful,and, overall, outstanding! Kudos to the manager who complimented the wonderful evening!

TO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top notch restaurant. Food was superb and excellent wine selection

F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant! The food is fantastic and the service, managers and wait staff could not be better!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best friend was in town for business and wanted to grab a bite. She’s a fan of oysters so I knew this would be the perfect place. I have never tried oysters so this was a first for me. They oysters were FRESH and I can now say I’m a fan! (thanks Salt) Jeannette was our waitress and she was phenomenal. Very attentive and suggested great small plates for us to share. Crab cake is to die for. No filler all meat! Salt has become one of my favorite places on the city !!

LJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Salt for our anniversary. We had a delicious dinner of ceased salad, stone crabs, lemon sole and potato crusted Halibut. Everything was delicious. The Halibut was salty compared to the Sole. That would be my only complaint but it wasn’t so salty I couldn’t eat it. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant. Eager to try other options.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a delightful spot with excellent decor, service and food. The seafood is the highlight but they also take care to prepare it in an exciting and yummy way. Highly recommend.

SS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike our waiter was great! Food was amazing and fresh! Higher recommend. We will be back.

l
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff quickly honored our reservation, and we were seated at an excellent table. The wait staff was top shelf, especially our waiter, Scott. His knowledge of the oyster selections was of great assistance to my wife. The wine list was reasonably priced, and the entrees were so well-prepared.

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tremendous experience - super fresh, well-prepared seafood in an upbeat open setting.
Great specials along with oyster/shellfish bar.

B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great new (to us) New Brunswick restaurant. Highly recommend asking for Chris as your waiter (he's a bartender, too)

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was great. First you park in the deck directly across the street. Your greeted immediately and seated . The decor and open oyster bar caught my eye the second you enter the restaurant. Just a great overall seafood pleasure. Can’t wait to visit again

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love going to Salt. I save going there for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. It’s a little on the pricey side but worth it because the food is excellent.

BJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the ambiance! Food selections were creative, interesting and delicious. Just wasn’t happy with our waiter who never introduced himself, barely smiled and got our drink order wrong. But we will be back, for sure!!

L
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous staff, excellent food, consistently wonderful .

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal - from the bartender, who saw I was looking at the bourbons on the shelf and brought me the list; to the attentive front-end staff, offering us an earlier table that opened up; to the server, who knew his food and was spot-on the whole evening. And the food, which was fantastic across the board.

DC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an awesome night ! First visit and we will Definitely be back !! Love this place

KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food And cocktails

EZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service from Scott, food prepared perfect, halibut best ever, great little spot in New Brunswick

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The seafood is perfectly cooked however, there was a little too much breading on the lemon sole dish. My appetizer of avocado and crab was absolutely delicious. I recommend this restaurant and as long as they maintain the quality, they are a keeper.

DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious potato flake encrusted halibut. We also had magnificent Austrailian sea bass off the daily specials menu. We asked what the black sea bass was all about but couldn't get an answer from the two young girls at the bar where we were sitting.

RW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Prices are a little steep for the items listed, especially appetizers.

BS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

From the skilled bartenders to food, always spot on. Delicious!!!

s
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been to Salt several times now. I think they have one of the best Fish menus in the area. Food always good. The only thing we ordered for dessert a warm chocolate cookie with ice cream. The cooking was not warm and looked like a very ordinary cookie. Other restaurants would be a cookie baked in cast iron pan to order. Dessert was disappointing. But we will be back

BR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is a wonderful place with excellent, well-prepared food, terrific service, and truly reasonable prices. We have been coming here for several months now and even had a large family party here last month, and every time it has hit the mark or surpassed it.
Can't recommend it enough!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere! Food was great. Highly recommend!

AM
Western NC
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was my first experience at Salt Seafood in New Brunswick. It was just ok. I had the clam chowder to start. Nothing exciting. I did have the seafood pasta. Better. A bit salty. My friend has the lobster bisque. I piece of lobster in it. More like rich tomato soup. He had the halibut. Very nice. Service was very good. Bill was over $120.00. Not sure if it was worth it.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my husband went recently for our five year wedding anniversary. We absolutely loved it!! The food was excellent and that was the first time I ever had raw oysters and they were sooo good. We will definitely be back. It was worth the money for a low key high end food experience. Compliments to the chef. Our service was impeccable as well.

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love going to a restaurant and u just want to order everything On The menu. Sat in the bar area at a high top . Enjoyed happy hour special pricing on some of our small plates . Oysters were amazing! Service was exceptional . A great date night

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the business casual atmosphere enhanced by a wonderful meal in a great location. Service is excellent too.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best everything can go anywhere else not only for seafood but for steak as well

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambience were spot on! Had the grilled octopus and fried calamari and they were both incredible!!! Entrees we had seafood parpadelle and the black bass special and I have to say they were executed flawlessly! Cannot wait to return.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with ample space between tables (a diminishing trend). Amazing raw bar, perfectly cooked steak, and great wine pairings. The servers are extremely well versed on the menu options and wines. Couldn’t have picked a better place to have a birthday dinner. Oyster picks: pink moon and east point

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! We were seated pretty promptly but we were in and out in a little over an hour. Wish things were timed out a little more so not done so quickly.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful experience. The meals were all perfect. Waitstaff were excellent. The only complaint I had was we did mention we were celebrating both a birthday and anniversary and no recognition was made.
Russ Porges

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attractive room, very attentive staff, delicious food and cocktails , nice variety of oysters. we had a really fun waiter too.
We really enjoyed our evening at Salt.

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