Sea Salt Nashville

4.4
1426 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table

About

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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cbsowner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good as were the drinks. The service was also very good.

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AnnetteM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter's birthday. She wanted to go somewhere for brunch and we picked Sea Salt based on the menu. Food was very good, although menu was not extensive. Service was good, very friendly. Not crowded (we did make reservations to be safe). Small place, historic building, exposed brick walls etc. Hope it stays around. Lots of competition in Nashville these days!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere! Will definitely return. Bonnie, the band was a fabulous addition to the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, food, and service were impeccable. Bonnie the live entertainment was a lovely bonus. Appreciate the clean organic farm fresh food.

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bobo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, limited food and wine choices.

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patrickM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sea salt is an amazing resturant the food the service the ambience good portions fair price my new favorite resturant in nashville will defintely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Nashville for the Predators game. Sea Salt has become our favorite place to eat before a game. Love everything about it!

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vipBentleyBoo
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everyone like their food at the table except for me. I wasn’t that hungry so I ordered the grilled cheese. It came out over cooked bread was burnt.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A short, well curated menu of food and beverages that works for parties of all sizes and most diet preferences. I didn’t notice any specifically vegan or gluten-free items, but there were several vegetarian options. The bacon-wrapped shrimp was perfectly cooked (and rapidly eaten), and the scallops with grits was delicious; I even liked the kale, which was subtly garlicky and sweet. Most of my companions ordered the halibut special, and all of them very nearly licked their plates clean. My group also tried a few of the choices from the brief but appealing house cocktail list, and at least a couple of us ordered another round of the same. The noise level is pretty high, to the extent that it was sometimes difficult to hear the live music, but we were still able to have conversations among ourselves. The service is efficient and amiable, with the entire party’s orders arriving simultaneously and beautifully presented. It was an all-around excellent dining experience.

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vipMicheler3
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find. Was sent in by someone on the street to get a drink for happy hour. Made reservations for later that night for dinner and so glad we did. Found was delicious Service was great and there was live music which was perfect. Had the bacon wrapped shrimp apprised for dinner along with a side of cheddar grits. Omg it was fantastic. Highly recommend Sea Salt for a wonderful dinner while in Nashville

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Randy
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cajun redfish was awesome with the grits and savory collards. Great service and very accommodating when had extra folks show up. Recommended to. colleagues who came the next night and loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious seafood. Had the special that included shrimp and red snapper. Would definitely return!

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QuincyC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were knowledgeable and very friendly. Their ability to connect with each guest was top notch!

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vipRichardS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Service was great. Brunch (3 different dishes) were very average. There are much better brunch places to go.

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vipHullmine
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch, we all order the crab benedict it was amazing!

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose this restaurant because of the menu. Prices were ok and food sounded good. We were a little upset because we didnt get the menu we reviewed online and instead got an upcharged valentines weekend menu. Every item was more costly than the regular menu so we spent way more than we had planned! The food was good but not for the upcharge. we will go again when menu is more affordable for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!

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MelodyF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service was excellent. There was live music at just the right level-we could have conversation and it just added to the atmosphere. Tad pricey for the portion size but very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, the service and food were phenomenal. The only criticism I have is the music was too loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

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GregJ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We got reservations here to have an early dinner after a show at TPAC. Our server was very friendly and conversational. We had the grouper and the salmon and both dishes were very good with lots of fresh flavors. The young lady on guitar and singing was nice to listen to and not too loud so that you could still have good conversation at the table. We will definitely go to Sea Salt again.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best restaurant experiences i’ve had in nashville & i’m a local.

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viprich
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The appetizer came out with the meal and the scrambled eggs were like rubber. When the waitress finally came by to check on us I told her that the eggs were not acceptable she offered to redo which when they came were fine but it took away from the experience.

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vipBigragu
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great Valentine’s Day meal! Bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer was outstanding. My wife ordered the scallops and grits and I ordered the Scottish salmon. Both were some of the best we’ve ever tasted. Even the Sauvignon blanc we ordered was terrific, though our server forgot to bring an ice bucket to keep it cold.

Live background music was a nice touch although it was a bit too loud.

We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Absolutely terrible!! Extremely rude service. All our food was overcooked. Very poorly managed establishment as well. I wish I would have taken pictures of the food.

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JohnF
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food. Really liked our server. It was like a friend was serving us.

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viprzinser
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go to Sea Salt for Valentines Day. The entire experience was outstanding. My wife and I had two different fish dishes and they both were terrific. Incredibly tasty. The service was attentive snd everyone was unbelievably nice. Very,very friendly by everyone. The ambiance was wonderful and the live jazz music was excellent.

This was one of the best Valentines Day since we got engaged 31 years ago. Thanks Sea Salt

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vipskyequeen825
Nashville
51 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great jazz music - thoroughly enjoyed. Service mediocre but perhaps that was due to it being Valentine’s Day. Was not aware of limited menu prior to arrival so limited options for vegetarians

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Adam
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Great service. Mediocre food. Started with the crab cakes, in pretty particular when it comes to crab cakes. Sea salt crab cakes in my opinion are over worked and would be better served with solid lumped crab, carrots mixed in and leave a less than desirable crunch. House dressing on the salad was extremely under seasoned was tasted like straight olive oil. The scallops were cooked nicely but the topping of it reminds of the beef jerky in can from childhood. My wife’s grouper was dry and should have been left as a larger filet, her piece of fish was thin leaving little to no meat... the House band was good but please turn down the speakers

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DanielW
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were at Sea Salt for our Valentine's Day dinner. We had an early reservation. There was a piano player with a percussionist playing not too loud, not too soft, playing music appropriate to the mood. Our server was competent and friendly, with a personality. Our steaks were excellent. Being Valentine's Day there was a limited menu, but since this was our first time there we were pleased with the selections (not knowing that there could be anything else). Excellent evening.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife is a very picky eater and very particular about her food but from he appetizers to the entree she was hooked and so was I. I’m glad we found a new spot to dine.

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WendyV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was near perfect except 2 things.. We were a party of 6, my sister in laws scallops and grits got brought to the table about 15 minutes before anyone else's food arrived. My husband ordered the salmon and it was way over cooked... near charred/burnt on the top.

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CjrD
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. The food was beautiful and tasted amazing. Our service was terrific. The feel of the restaurant was comforting. We were able to discuss business as well as enjoy the music in a wonderful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent find, superb brunch breakfast near Printers Alley

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, beautiful rustic decor, live music, friendly staff. Total home run.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing. Would definitely recommend Sea Salt Nashville to anyone visiting Nashville.

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vipBluebomber
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience3

The vegetables arrived cold and thought the fish was a little too salty. The music was good the night we were there.

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JeffreyPNashville
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Evening dinner, red fish was wonderful and service was great. Will come again.

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Rockvaletn
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, I hadn't heard of Sea Salt until I was searching on open table. Really enjoyed our dinner, will go again, later to hear the music!

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vipJBNashville
Nashville
40 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was dead for Saturday brunch. I wish they had more seafood options on the brunch menu. I mean it is named Sea Salt.but the food and service was really good.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, we ended up at Sea Salt because we couldn't get reservations at two other restaurants that had been recommended. We picked Sea Salt based on the menu, because my colleague is a pescatarian. We were both VERY pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the food was and how nice and attentive the bartender and servers were. Next time I am in Nashville, I will definitely return!

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Sea Salt Nashville is rated 4.4 stars by 1426 OpenTable diners.