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About SaltAir Seafood Kitchen

SaltAir is a fresh approach to seafood, bringing in the freshest products available from around the globe.

3029 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Global, International, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
MON- 3:00 pm- 10:00 pm
TUE- 3:00 pm- 10:00 pm
WED- 3:00 pm- 10:00 pm
THURS- 3:00 pm- 10:00 pm
FRI - 3:00 pm- 11:00 pm
SAT - 3:00 pm- 11:00 pm
SUN - CLOSED

Cross Street:
West Alabama

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 521-3333

Website:
http://saltairhouston.com/

Parking Details:
Additional self-parking available

Executive Chef:
Brandi Key

Private Party Facilities:
SaltAir Seafood Kitchen introduces a new, original to Houston and surprises guests with Vietnamese, Thai, Moroccan, South American and Middle Eastern influences. Crudos, Carpaccio, shellfish presentations adorn a menu to be admired for its light, fresh and clean nature.

Private Party Contact:
SaltAir Group Dining: (877) 381-3675

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 10:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

Tue - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Sat 10:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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SaltAir Seafood Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for a Date (13)
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Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Romantic (9)
Fun (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Healthy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome. Best oysters in town. Incredible whole Branzini or Moroccan red fish

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went to wish a fond farewell to SaltAir and our last supper was as perfect as all of the other great meals there. October 27, 2017 was the last night for SaltAir Seafood Kitchen. Closed. Seems this wonderful chef and staff produced a beautiful dining experience, but the location is so huge, I don't know who could draw the numbers it takes to fill this beautiful, oversized restaurant. Some of the staff will go to IBIZA, another great restaurant in this group. I wish they would open up a smaller place and do the same great service and menu! Thanks for the good times and fine dining experiences. - Wilson, the Little Gentleman Dog will miss you and your brand of special love and attention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went for 1 last time...so sad they are closing.
Best fish ever!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I chose SaltAir out of recommendation from some friends of ours who know one of the owners, Charles. It is such a shame that the good food and great service gets overrun by the lack of guest service from one of their hostesses. Our RSVP was early so I requested a booth because my boyfriend has a bad back. A red haired girl told us it wasn't possible because they were completely booked, but yet the place was kind of empty. I asked if there was somewhere else they could accommodate us and she snapped at me and said no, complaining that she had already told us. When I asked to speak to a manager, she shook some keys in my face and said she was the manager. Now, the restaurant and most of its staff are wonderful, which is why it's sad to see it closing, however if this is the sort of management that they run with I can see why the place wasn't able to succeed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was very good. Server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Wine was reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Phenomenal everything. Not overstating the echelon of service and food quality. Houston has so few seafood venues that offer the same overall dining experience. Well worth the price. Good work!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food great service!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As always the service was only upstaged by the food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Absolutely awesome experience at every level! The host were warm and helpful! Great experience at the bar...knowledgeable with great drink suggestions! My dinner experience was equally as enjoyable! The food was outstanding! I will be back often for happy hour and dinner!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Waiters were excellent! Ambiance was really nice, food was delicious. My date and I had a wonderful evening!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My first time at SaltAir was a good one. I brought a big group of co-workers and they really enjoyed it too. The happy hour specials are worth it. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and service! The avocado and the broiled oysters were delicious. The whole roasted branzini was soooo good and so fresh! This dish is a must have. I can't wait to go back to try other items on the menu!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

So let me start with the good. The restaurant is beautiful, very nice atmosphere. The entrees were magnificent. I had the snapper with crab and rice pilaf, it was cooked perfectly. Now for the so-so, as several reviews have stated the service is not the best and in Houston that could be restaurants downfall. Also, appetizers not that great, the lobster bisque was not good at all and the scampi oysters lacked flavor.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We took friends to Salt Air at the recommendation of a co-worker. We all were delighted with our entree choices and even had fun sampling everyone else's choice. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgable and gave great suggestions for our salad and entree choices. I kind of wish we had not skipped dessert, just to see if it was as good as every thing else we ate!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Overall great service as always.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Took our son here for a nice dinner. The appetizers were fine, and I ordered the lobster and steak "medium". As everyone's food came to the table, the waitress asked me to check the steak. Glad I did because it was virtually raw inside! She took it to the back, along with my lobster and asparagus, and in the amount of time it took to get my meal back (and it was overcooked at this point, but not totally inedible) everyone else had already finished their meals. Our son ordered a dessert to kill time. The manager came around and said things would be better "next time" we came in. For $175+ dinner bill and the inconvenience, I doubt I will be in again any time soon, but overall it's not a bad place..

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Just stopped by for some seafood. The chef, Joe, was great. The seafood was fresh and tasty. We’ll be back soon. Loved it.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Don't let them seat you in the director's chairs in the overflow wing. Least comfortable chairs I've ever experienced. The food is also overpriced for the quality. Service was good though.

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 (London)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Overall good but a few things to consider- (1) when being out side dishes that are known to be shared by the table, bring serving spoons. Delivering hot food and then waiting for ten minutes to be able to serve it defeats the purpose. (2) one server (not our waiter) was particularly abrasive when delivering the food and knocked over my wife's silverware onto her purse. Thankfully no mess but when we asked for an extra set this server rudely delivered the extra and stormed off.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere. Very attentive waitstaff . We went at 3 PM on a Saturday so restaurant was very quiet and not busy. Waiter said it gets really full after 6. Great drinks and Tapas menu. Great dining experience !

Tags: Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing food and service. I look forward to attending again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was my first time and it did not disappoint. Everything I tried was excellent from the tuna tacos to the mussels. The ambiance was great with a lively bar scene. I would absolutely go back and recommend this place to any seafood lover.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very good food and service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Second visit. It was hard to turn down the shrimp and lobster salad, but it was happy hour and the bar bites intrigued me. For the price of one of the cheaper meals, I was able to have three tasting plates. They were wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Waitstaff was very friendly. Hostess was nice and moved our table after we requested a better table without the uncomfortable "beach" chairs. Drinks took a little longer than expected (we had wine and straight liquor), but it wasn't awful. Food was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Smarmy waiter. Improperly cooked carrots. Average fish course. Will not be back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Love the bar seating. Great food and service. The wine by the bottle are the best prices in town. Go!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had an exceptional seafood meal, with outstanding service. Our server, Rooster, knew the menu well and helped us pick from the many tempting options. It was a special evening and Salt Air will join our list of favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our food was mediocre, at best, and overpriced. The Saltines were stale, which given that they were wrapped in cellophane seems rather remarkable. The waiter was not concerned about this at all. The waiter had zero attention to detail - just punching the clock. We will not return.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We decided on dinner here because of the reviews. Our 1 st time there. We had a nice table in the corner - so we could enjoy each other's company. As soon as we sat down .. we all noticed that the chairs were very comfortable!! But... Maybe it was an off night - because it was an interesting evening. The wedge salad - was a small slice- not a wedge. The waiter did correct it & it was cold & crisp. The artichoke & pmi muscles were not busting with flavors. Salt & pepper rib eye was not salt or pepper. Crispy outside & Med. rare inside - just no flavors. Same with the tuna steaks. After we finished our meal - the wait staff twice brought out foods & placed it on our table - we said we did not order anything else - the pick it up & served it on the next table. Cotton candy for our bday was a treat!! Best part of the night. Yummy!!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Came to SaltAir to celebrate my dad's birthday. My parents drove down from the Woodlands and loved it so much, said they would certainly be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 10, 2017

First trip to Saltair and certainly not the last. Wine opportunities at Saltair are fantastic; great variety and bargain prices, many less than retail at the wine stores. Beats Spec's prices on many wines!!

Redfish 1/2 Shell was outstanding. Moist, flaky and full of flavor. Seasoned with Moroccan spices gave it a new twist compared to our local/Cajun seasonings. Service with a side dish of couscous. Got there at 6:50pm and they gave us the Happy Hour prices on our Oysters on the Half Shell ($1 each).

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 8, 2017

SaltAir Seafood Kitchen was a great pick for fresh seafood. I ordered the Saffron Fettucine with Crab and it was delicious. It featured real, yummy crab and handmade pasta. My husband had the Seared scallops and he also thought they were delicious. The Seared Scallops did seem more like a small plate than an entree to us. The restaurant is big, but we were seated in a smaller front room and it helped keep the vibe more romantic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Best seafood in Houston--freshness and flavor of the fish not hidden behind toppings or mesquite. Oscar, the assistant manager, was invaluable in securing comfortable seating for us. Service can be a little slow but the food is worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We ordered the redfish which was incredible, we also ordered mussels as an appetizer, also very good. We really enjoyed the food , incredibly well prepared and original. The service was also excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

First time eating at Saltair and i will certainly be back! Celebrated my parents 30th anniversary and the atmosphere and food were exceptional. Great Place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Romantic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I have passed by Saltair several times and did not notice it being there.
We were looking for a new place to explore and I thought ... hmm .. I wonder about Saltair.
We were pleasantly surprised with the ambiance.
The service and the food were great!
We will definitely return again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The bar area is huge, rightfully so since it is an "oyster bar". Wine prices were reasonable, especially by the bottle. Our waiter was very attentive and timely. Food was excellent.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

L O V E the food..most recently had the halibut special and it was a fave. Tasted the pot sticker dumplings and they were yummy but too spicy for some at the table. Not sure the menu indicated this. Scallop coconut ceviche was wonderful as were the mussels. And the seared scallop entree. Menu in interesting and has many things I want to try (have only been here 3X) The only bad thing is the slow table service...it has been a problem each time we have been. My husband really dislikes waiting too long before ordering a cocktail before we peruse the menu....and it is nice when it gets to the table promptly as well. We can usually go with the flow, but it is definitely an area for improvement.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I wanted to really love this place. Everything about SaltAir was excellent until you got to the service. I may be a little on the tougher side of the aisle when it comes to service but for me it really makes or breaks a night out. SaltAir's waiting really broke the night.
That being said, Oscar, the resident wino, is fantastic and a consummate professional who really loves what he does and does it well.

I will be back because I did love the food enough to overlook much of the service mishaps. I'll write the experience off as a fluke.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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