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Saltie Girl at Met Back Bay

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1469 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Saltie Girl, is an intimate seafood bar nestled next to MET Back Bay on Dartmouth Street. Saltie Girl focuses on globally-sustainable iterations of fresh fish & seafood, be it fried, sautéed, raw, house-potted, smoked or tinned.
For more information visit www.saltiegirl.com.

** Due To Covid-19 restrictions. outdoor dining is now offered and is by reservation only. We require a credit Card for all bookings. The maximum table size is 6 people. Parties of 2-4 have their table for a maximum of 1.5 hours and parties of 5-6 have their table for a maximum of 2 hours. We may not be able to honor this reservation in inclement weather conditions.We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to serving you!**

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1469 people are saying
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Patrick
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was delightful. Server was very friendly but the host was rude and table location was garbage

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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Molly
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, unique twists on classic dishes! The drinks were spectacular!Our amazing server was so welcoming and able to explain every dish and provide recommendations! Cannot wait to return!

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vipSilvioS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best seafood spots I have been to in Boston. I've tried a few tins now, and I am always pleasantly surprised by how yummy they are. I also tried the steak tartare toast and it was FANTASTIC. Love the Mussels Escabeche too. Service is always prompt and polite. Great outdoor dining on the patio too. LOVE SG!

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Aasrielv
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. The menu is crowd pleasing and interesting. The wine list is great. The service is genuine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Birthday dinner with reservation and still had to wait for about an hour to be seated. Once seated it was cold and service was really slow, food was also not timed correctly as my date finished her dinner before I even received mine.

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IanF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

High expectations. But, inattentive / overly busy service, plus food that while good was really not exemplary. Effectively a disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Was very much looking forward to visiting, but the experience was disappointing. Service was poor. While wine ordered came promptly at the beginning of the meal, my wife’s appetizer arrived 10 minutes after mine and my dinner arrived 15 minutes after her’s. The excuse was the food takes time to prepare. Absurd.

Oysters, mussels, and smoked salmon good, the ginger lobster was terrible. I believe it was heavily fried, little lobster meat left after cooking process.

With restaurants in dire need of patrons, I’m surprised how badly they whiffed this....

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KayMer
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food

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vipWineGuy1970
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing afternoon. Incredible food and great service.

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Lyons
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Saltie Girl was an excellent seafood restaurant and amazing service. The specials were definitely where it was at for the food selection. The seafood tower was great, although I now realized I don't like raw clams too much. They had a large amount of outdoor seating all comfortably separated out. I do believe the prices were a little bit over the range of the food we received, but altogether we enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Server was not attentive and food was sub par. Would not recommend

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Aleks
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food but so overpriced.
A lobster roll that comes with a bag of chips costs $36! That’s a bit much.

Also; they have a whole menu with canned stuff sandwiches which I found really weird since the prices of those are in the 20s and 30s.

But overall cute place for when visiting Boston for a couple of days.

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AmberJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service. Perfect patio for a great lunch.

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vipSusan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am glad I made a reservation. People keeps coming in and seats were occupied immediately

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Kris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing. Service was ehhh but I’m assuming it’s due to Covid and the outdoor circumstances.

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vipNatickDiner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went specifically for the fried lobster and waffle. Did not disappoint. Nice outside set up on Newbury Street

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vipJCASA17
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistently incredible. Favorite restaurant in Boston

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TonyJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we travel to Boston we must stop by Saltie Girl! Super delicious.

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vipLadyDi
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very tasty and well balanced
Seafood was really fresh and well prepared

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is out of this world. Patio seating is very nice.

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vipJRG73
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice outdoor lunch! Very good service as well.

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AshlynnL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the calamari (which was excellent), the mussels (which were very good), and the octopus (which although had good flavor; the octopus was over cooked blackened on part of it, and not tender). Otherwise overall it was good.

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vipRishiH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My go to in Boston for fresh seafood with a Japanese spin!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent, but the new location in MET does not have the same fun vibe or ambience as the original salty girl space. Needs a full Reno.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christiano is amazing!

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Zach
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Host first tried to seat us in the street (literally) around the corner. We request another table. He sat us in the street in front of the patio. We sat there until a dump truck idled six feet (literally) at the red light then we asked for an inside table. He sat us in the bar. They were not particularly set up for covering the bar tables. The shellfish tower was good but seemed pricey for the atmosphere. The wait for food was long and the wait staff inconsistent. I would only go back for drinks and appetizers if we could sit at the patio.

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JulieG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extended patio due to COVID, very clean with amazing food!

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Nini
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating during Covid times. Well placed tables, great precautions being taken and all the food was amazing. My husband got the burger which he said was the best burger he’s ever had. The 2lbs lobster with uni, crab cake and squid ink was well-worth the price. Even the French bread with butter was excellent. Highly recommend if you’re in the area .

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DanielleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. Very cute outdoor dining area, definitely making the best of the current situation. Food was on point with what I expected. Price point is a little higher, but so worth it! Great for a nice date night or celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, our waitress was phenomenal. Forgot her name, but she has the short hair cut and her brother is in the Air Force. Outstanding service and the food exceeded expectations as always. Thanks!

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vipk5ccgg
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary. We had the best time and the food and service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I miss the bar atmosphere but the outside area is nice. The staff is seriously amazing!!!!!!! Really felt safe with the outside dining amid the Covid madness

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Jess
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Boston! La was the best server. Made us feel like we were back in “normal life” and not in Covid life. Can’t say enough good things about the food, drinks and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive server, three delicious dishes, including a great stack of seasonal tomatoes and a tuna flatbread.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This is my 2nd time coming to Saltie girl. The first time i went everything was perfect ( the food/the sitting. This time i took my husband and friends for a special celebration of our wedding anniversary's. This time we came to find out that they added more outside sitting but on Dartmouth street and wanted to sit us there. It was super dark and the tables were dirty we did not want to sit there( there was no ambiance/it was disgusting) This was around 8:30 pm so they did finally accommodate us and sat us in the usual happening spot but did tell us that the kitchen was closing at 9 and that we had to hurry to order food. ( I don't understand if we had dinner reservation at 8 how does the kitchen close at 9pm?) We ordered food right away and all the appetizers came in 10 min ( too fast) while we were finishing eating the appetizers our waiter brought us the main entrees. So the Main entree just sat on the table cooling since we were still finishing with our appetizers. Was just a whole big mess!!!! Once we were done with main dish ( it was about 9:30) we wanted to get dessert but they told us that we were too late and we could not order it. When the waiter took our order initially he did not mention for us to put in our desserts as well. The food was not even that great ( maybe because they made it too fast. we felt that our dinner was rushed and they were trying to kick us out. I will not go back to this place again or recommend it to any of my friends. I just want to add that the waiter we had was great. i think the restaurant rushed him to serve us

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vipCathyM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I highly recommend Saltie Girl! Excellent food and excellent service. Everything came fast and was extremely well received by each of the four of us. I had the lobster roll, warm, and it was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Arrived and our table was not ready so we were seated inside for “drinks”. It was clear something had gone wrong with our table. Once the waiters cleared the table and we sat down, the host let us know our table was ready. We were then brought out into the dark on side street behind the restaurant, where 3 dingy tables were set up. The ambience was terrible and even though the food was good, we did not want to pay to eat in the dark on the side of the road.

Beware: Make sure you’re sitting outside on the FRONT PATIO

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DavidK
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Saltie Girl has a wonderful selection of seafood. Raw bar a key part of the menu. Wonderful staff. They have done a nice job of seating, during COVID.

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Saltie Girl at Met Back Bay does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Saltie Girl at Met Back Bay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 267-0691.

Saltie Girl at Met Back Bay is rated 4.5 stars by 1469 OpenTable diners.

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