Sea Salt Nashville

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Farm-to-table
Sea Salt, created by Keith Zust and Mike Haggerty, is Nashville’s best bar and restaurant located in the heart of downtown. The restaurant, which is modeled after traditional farm-to-tables of France, is constructed with reclaimed wood and gleaming, gorgeous blocks of pink sea salt. It’s a space like no other in the country, and its aesthetic reflects its food: richly satisfying and unforgettable. With their French-influenced American fare, Zust and executive chef Mike Haggerty are committed to sourcing as much of their ingredients locally as possible so that they can support their community while showcasing the best of the region from every season. While the food is reason enough to visit Sea Salt, the bar cannot be overlooked. Its bar program, created by James Beard nominee Jeret Peña, features regional craft beer, a carefully curated wine list and specialty cocktails formulated specifically with Sea Salt’s menu and concept in mind
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t
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of fresh food with exceptional flavor.

E
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. The scallops and grits were inventive and cooked perfectly. They had nice bathrooms and sea salt scrub for your hands!

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was awesome! . Specialty drinks were a little expensive for what you got though. That was our only disappointment. We loved the food

M
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with Husband and my youngest before a show.

CM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After show at Tennessee Performing Arts Center....perfect ending to great evening! Loved it!!

CM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot to eat before hitting the Ryman! Servers all knowledgeable and polite!

PP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bacon wrapped shrimp are a must! Sea Salt was the perfect pre-TPAC show dinner spot!

BL
Nashville
85 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Sea Salt since they opened and they remain THE BEST RESTAURANT IN NASHVILLE! Dishes are creative but delicious. Service - impeccable. Management cares about the people walking to their restaurant. Sea Salt exceeds EVERY expectation.

L
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We visited Sea Salt on a Saturday evening before a concert at Ryman Auditorium. The restaurant gets lots of people visiting prior to TPAC or Ryman performances, so asked if we were attending a show and what time we needed to be there so as to know if food or services needed to be expedited. Our server Austin was excellent, very personable, good menu knowledge, took time during a slow period to point out some interesting facts about the building and restaurant.

We had Frites, Cajun Redfish, Scallops and Grits, and Creme Brulee. Both entrees were excellent and I would highly recommend either one. The Frites were good and came with a cajun aioli and a garlic aioli. The cajun could have used a bit more heat and the garlic was heavy on the garlic and could have used a creamier base to cut the garlic taste. The garlic aioli is not recommended if you are there for date night. The Creme Brulee was underwhelming; the creme was not particularly sweet or flavorful, although the texture was very good. I wouldn't recommend the creme brulee.

Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience with great ambiance and good food. I would go back again.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will go back. The hamburger was one of the best I’ve had in town.

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love the ambiance, locally sourced, farm to table food, and the amazing service. We both had seared salmon and loved it. The only thing I would change is the fact that we were there for an anniversary, they knew that, and did nothing special. Why ask if it’s a special occasion, if you aren’t going to add to the celebration? You will not be disappointed. The food is incredible and cooked to perfection. They have a nice wine list and affordable menu. Cheers!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theatre dinner

CG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved our entire experience! The atmosphere, the staff and most importantly the food all exceeded our expectations!

V
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four walked over to this intimate and warm restaurant after watching Hamilton at TPAC. The kids liked the burger and pimento cheese sandwich and my husband and I loved the salmon served with seasonal veggies. The service was perfect, attentive and relaxed.

MC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sea Salt! This was our second visit and it was delightful! It was my husband and I’d wedding anniversary and they treated us to peanut butter pie. So delicious and thoughtful! We will definitely be back !

PO
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood simply prepared with seasonings to enhance (not overwhelm). Our table shared the fried oyster & shrimp appetizers - a perfect start to the evening. The Scallops, Salmon, & Snapper entrees were fresh, well-prepared, and yummy. Our server, Sarah, provided perfect pacing to enjoy our meals with plenty of time to make performance at TPAC without feeling rushed.

OT
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea Salt is one of my favorite restaurants. I've dined there on several occasions. The food and service is always excellent. The food is very fresh and well prepared.

AO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was decent enough. There was nothing terrible about the food (tho my biscuits/gravy were tepid). I’m just overwhelmed by the prices. $16 for two biscuits, some gravy and 2 eggs seemed steep. I was expecting to be overwhelmed - but wasn’t. The location was handy - but I doubt I’ll be going back.

BF
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great (steak and salmon)... Service was spot-on. And the live music was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner

t
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Pre fixe menu underwhelmed. Meat tough. Thought that we would be ordering from a menu since pre fixe not noted in OpenTable summary as other restaurants did.

SE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu. From the the soup to dessert, the meal was wonderful and everyone enjoyed all the food. The service was excellent. A great time was had by all!

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed NYE. Great food, fantastic service

RG
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

No as many seafood dishes as I had hoped. The food was ok but not awesome.

CC
Louisville
53 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved. Great meal. The Caesar was killer scallops and grits amazing and peanut butter pie was light and full of flavor Amazing meal

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious but the service was beyond amazing. So generous and lovely.

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Knowledgeable server with amazing service. The majority of the menu is gluten free or can be made gluten free. My husband said they have the best fried chicken he had ever had. Definitely a must go to if your in Nashville, we were on our way to visit family in Florida.

RL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food spectacular, but the atmosphere and staff were amazing. My friends and I barely came up for air as we devoured our food. Would highly recommend for date night, celebrations of work events. Make sure to try the salt scrub in the bathrooms, they have seriously thought of it all!

FP
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great brunch here, right downtown but not crowded.

DN
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice, quiet place. Bloody Mary was delicious!! Great server. Nice ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Will be back!

DW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The deco was very nice including the salt bricks that lit up. Food was good but pimento cheese sandwich was very disappointing!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance service and food all are amazing!

LC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great! They had live music playing on the stage and it was very good.

SM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We stopped in Nashville for the night on our way South. We had a wonderful meal and two very good cocktails. The food was top-notch and the wine choices adequate. Glad we found this appealing spot. We would happily have another meal at Sea Salt.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the rustic charm. The reddish and grits were great! Highly recommend!

AL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The scallops and grits were awesome!

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Luke was excellent and our meals delicious although I had the scallops and wish they were a little less salty but will definitely be returning.

OT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were on our way to TPAC and decided on dinner here since it was within walking distance of the theater. We were greeted at the door by a smiling hostess who offered us a table or booth. The decorations for Christmas were beautifully simple and chic. Our sever was friendly and helpful with recommendations on the menu. We ordered salads with crab cakes. A glass of white wine paired well. Very good food and simple decor inside was beautiful. The rock music being played over the sound system didn’t fit the ambiance of the place. We didn’t get to hear the live music since we had to get to the play. Bathrooms were ok but could be better arranged. The door to the stall swung inward and didn’t afford much room to move out of the way. Loved the hooks for my purse near the sinks. Overall a very good experience.