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Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette

4.5
671 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
OUR TOP PRIORITY - OUR GUESTS, TEAM AND COMMUNITY
New Business Hours : Wednesdays through Sundays 4:30pm to 8:30pm Out Door Patio Dining
We are incredibly grateful for the support and concern that has been shared with us over the last year. It brings us so much joy to see many familiar faces as we begin to reopen this week February 5th. Nothing compares to being able to welcome our cherished friends, family, neighbors, and guests into our restaurant.
We have been hard at work in preparing our out door dining spaces to meet the updated safety mandates outlined by Federal, State, and Local authorities, and our team has completed an extensive training period implementing the new health and safety standards.
Thank you for your patience and well wishes. We are committed to making our re-opening experience seamless and safe. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Reservations are required.
Your Salt Wood Team
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 671 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SeanF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mariah was great! She was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave great recommendations. Can’t wait to visit again soon!

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vipCB2013
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 1st anniversary at Saltwood. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive and thoughtful. It was a lovely way to start off our weekend. Thank you Saltwood for making our dining experience so lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date location for a special someone, food was good service was great.

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KristinB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We actually walked out. We have eaten here 4 times in the last 6 months and every time my husband and I get seated at this small dingy table and have to ask to be moved to a table near the heat with a view. This last time, the hostess was rude and acted like she was being put off by our request. We did not feel like fighting for a decent table. We were staying at the Sanctuary Hotel at 650.00 per night and had to Door Dash Taco Bell. Even with reservations, if you are a party of 2, they seat you at these tables. I even noted one time, it was my birthday and they sat us at this table. All our reservations were at different times, 6, 6:30, 7:45 so if does not matter if they are busy and you have reservations. We don't get it.... Sad because the food is excellent.

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Miyeli
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food. The oysters are so good!! For the price, the amount of food you get is pretty decent. We had the porkchop, chicken and the salmon. I must say the chicken is the best.

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SusanY
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service on a much needed break from real life. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Celebration for a difficult job the completed.

I was disappointed in the quality of the ribeye and compared to previous visits.

I don’t know if it was due to Covid or what. It could be they reduced the quality of the meat due to the difficult times we’re all experiencing.

Prior to now it was the best ribeye I’ve ever eaten, comparable Only two the Florentine in Italy.

I hope the quality can return as I enjoy it for or five times a year.

Thank you

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ishanc
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meal, the food was delicious.
Menu less creative than expected, no doubt due to the virus affecting patronage, and the desire to be a bit more mainstream in entree selections particularly
Appetizers were incredible.
Table service friendly, a little bit more attention to plates, and serving spoons for the sides.
Flowers would be nice, and a candle
We had a wonderful time, and will return again Thank you

SH
StevenH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice location, nicely decorated inside and out, and good ambience. Service was very good with an attentive waiter. Food was ok, but not good enough for a 4 or 5 star. Mixed drinks were good, but especially pricey at $17 for a basic Mexican Mule...that was a bit extreme.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think most Marina residents would agree that this is the only 'nice' restaurant in Marina. There are lots of places with very good food but for a special occasion or date night, this place is where you need to go! We were married on Saturday with friends and family in 'attendance' via zoom and wanted somewhere to go afterwards with our two witnesses. We've been to Saltwood several times and I knew that they would have a great outdoor setup. Everything was so wonderful. They did an amazing job acknowledging that it was our special day. The service and the food were fantastic, cannot recommend this place enough. Check it out!

KR
KellyR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Been here for dinner about 5-6 times over the year or more (both before and since covid). We used to love this place but each time we go, it seems the service gets progressively worse. Once eager, fun, and friendly staff is now a fake friendly staff that is inattentive and don’t appear to care to fulfill special requests much less even bring you a steak knife. I don’t want to get into ever last detail or complaint, but in summary: on our last visit, we interacted with about 6-7 people on the staff and only had a positive experience with 1 of them. Food is average to above average but no longer seems worth it to pay the higher price for just average food especially in a devolving atmosphere and environment. I’ll give it some time and see if they can make cultural changes/improvement on the staff to give them a chance to do better as I’d like to continue to see higher-end dining in Marina.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I had pretty bad digestive problems that night. The food tasted good, but something was clearly upsetting my stomach.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, as always!! Thank you for the great food and service.

CL
CherylL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and safety-considerate staff matched with outstanding and delicious food made this a memorable evening. From oysters and cocktails to entrees and dessert, we were very impressed. Ambience was lovely, warm and cozy. Wished we lived closer. Will definitely come again.

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vipjackieH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely socially distanced dinner in the covered patio area. There were plenty of gas heaters and a lovely view of the dunes. Very good friendly service. Dishes of note were the grilled oysters and Banana Cream Trifle with Butterscotch. Will visit again and recommend to others

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The octopus appetizer was excellent. Creamy polenta with mushrooms had a little too much vinegar in the sautéed mushroom. Caesar salad was over dressed with dressing but fresh with white anchovies. Great wine and fabulous French 75 cocktail.

RG
RocketG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

What a shame it was so cold and windy for our visit.
There wasn't enough done to block the cold air with shields or something.
I had to gobble down my dinner before it got cold.
Clearly too cold for outdoor dining. We should have ordered carryout.
The food and service were fine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Must go to place when I go to Monterey. The trout and artichoke dip is a must get, it's delicious! It was a cold night but Saltwood was nice enough to give us a blanket and heaters! Everything was so great we forgot how cold it was.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Melissa Crisafulli, recommended the most delicious drinks and tasty entrees. We came to Salt Wood to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and it was as enjoyable as it was delicious. Thank you for the amazing experience.

RG
RobinG
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was cold and the dining is outside. They did the best they could with it but definitely need something to block the wind. Everything we had was excellent. Service was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Oysters Ever!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New friends

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DomLawando
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our outdoor evening meal. We felt safe with the large amount of space between tables and warm with the heater next to us. The food we had (salmon and steak) was delicious and the portions were good.

SF
StevenF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Salt Wood after they reopened following the Covid-19 lockdown. They have a large patio area that is already a part of the restaurant. The food was fabulous as always. They have plenty of heaters around and even provide blankets if you are chilly.

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vipTheresaL
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening and food and drinks were great

AM
AgraceM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening on the patio for dinner; standing heaters as well as wool blankets for guests made it comfortable to stay out later!

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Daniel
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt Wood is one of our go to places in Marina. Every meal and every item has always been amazing...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Oysters were too small. Very puny for $4 each.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service outdoors on heated patio and excellent food!

JV
JanaV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Life food was great service excellent

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LanceW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had oysters and the smoked salmon spinach dip! The salmon was to die for! Outdoor seating is spaced out for COVID and they are getting ready for winter outdoor seating. Service was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food!

TL
TamaraL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting Marina

CT
ColleenT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sunset, warm with the heaters, comfortably spaced out for COVID, and service and food were great!

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Yaegers
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to celebrate 50
Such great service and well decorated

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Given an Awful table by a door

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LeeAnn
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! Our server was amazing!

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EliasM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Service was good, however our food took a long time and overall was underwhelming.

SG
SheriG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing ambiance. The mussels were to die for. Everything we ordered was out of this world!!!

JM
JeffM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience, from the food to the servicw, was fantastic.

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Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 883-5535.

Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette is rated 4.5 stars by 671 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.

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