Sea Salt - St Pete

4.4
1058 reviews
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$31 to $50
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SeaSalt is inspired by its location near the water and is dedicated to seafood and its accompaniments. Chef Fabrizio Aielli brings to his cuisine an infusion of the simplicity of Venetian home cooking, learned at his mother’s knee, along with the upscale and innovative techniques he has garnered during his years of practice in fine restaurants in Italy, the Caribbean and Washington, DC. He explores time-honored methods and melds them with the new, bringing a handcrafted and honest restoration of traditional dishes. As far as possible, ingredients are sourced from local producers and markets and the disherfolk. Chef Fabrizio Aielli is inspired by the mainstays of the seafood repertoire, using organic and local produce, wild caught seafood, poultry and meat raised naturally without hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products whenever possible, emphasizing fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
We are open daily from 11:30-CLOSE
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Phone number
(727) 873-7964
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fabrizio Aielli
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Private party facilities
Elegance at its best. Under the direction of our experienced staff, we work closely with private parties, large and small, to create an unforgettable evening of sophisticated private dining.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (855) 408-8111
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Catering
Nationally acclaimed Chef Fabrizio Aielli infuses the simplicity of Venetian home cooking with upscale and innovative techniques.

Our Alaea Private Dining Room offers state of the art audio-visual equipment, exquisite acoustics, elegant decor and conference-style seating for up to 20 guests. We also offer semi-private dining for us to 65. Hosting your next corporate or social event at Sea Salt St Pete will surely dazzle your guests.

It is our goal to create a unique and enjoyable dining experience that exceeds your expectations and creates a memorable experience.
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Cross street
2nd St. N
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Parking details
Valet is located on both sides of the Sundial and is discounted when dining with us, with the exception of special events which have a set fee and do not honor validation.
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Public transit
Trolley stops on 2nd Ave N.
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Entertainment
Wednesday/ Thursday evenings Live Music
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dishes were not large but extremely well prepared and the quality was off the chart good!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. I especially loved the treat at the end.

CH
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sea Salt in St Petersburg has become one of our favorite local restaurants. The service is exceptional and the food prep, presentation and flavors are fantastic. This time I had swordfish and my wife had the striped bass. Couldn’t have been better. Certainly we will be back soon.

WR
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Menu was daunting but exciting to explore! Wonderful choices for our meal . Oysters were wonderful with varied flavors and textures . Gulf shrimp awesome. Ahi crudo was standout! Swordfish dish was great flavors; nice side pairings. Milk chocolate dome with warm caramel was great finish to a wonderful dinner. One shortcoming; no fun beverages for minors to make it special for them.

GE
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress and the manager were both friendly and helpful. The waitress answered all our questions and made excellent suggestions. Meal preparation and presentation were superb.

JB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

This was our third visit to the Sea Salt and it was very disappointing. We very much enjoyed our previous visits.

First, we had to ask our server twice for bread and finally we ask a server walking by our table if he could bring us some bread. Second, our starter, which was sea scallops came to the table cold. When we notified the server she indicated that she would inform the chef. That was it! Third, the sea bass we ordered was served warm, however, even though it should have been hot the texture and flavor was excellent.

Fortunately Downtown St. Pete has many choices for dinner.

RO
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It easily met our expectations. Great selections.

F
Nashville
73 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family gathering and what a treat! Wine selection was excellent. The fish dishes were cooked perfectly.

JS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! This place is fantastic from from appetizer to spun sugar! If you are a foodie, this is the place for you!

LW
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service from start to finish was exceptional. Delicious cocktails, as well as an extensive wine menu.
Whole grilled fish of the day (branzino) was excellent.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner was delicious! Drinks were on point and service was fabulous. Thanks for a great night

PB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was great, lovely facility, a challenging menu, lots of great options. As with most restaurants, wines are overpriced. I always wonder why they don’t train staff to pair wines with entrees and make a recommendation. There’s no need to Mark wine up buy 400/500 percent.

KD
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish, small portions which we enjoyed. A bit pricy for the small portion but we expected that.

AI
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I are visiting St Petersburg for the first time and we had a wonderful meal at Sea Salt. We were able to sit outside and we both enjoyed our entrees - the striped bass and the red snapper were exceptional and the Caesar salad was unusual and very good. We would highly recommend Sea Salt for anyone looking for great seafood in St Pete.

PP
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not just a restaurant, an exciting dining experience. The service was the best around. Hannah was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly service for eight long-time friends on a beautiful evening on the terrace. Delicious food a lot of which was marred by - ironically- an over abundance of salt. Otherwise, wonderful. Please hold off on the salt!

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Sea Salt. Everything about this place is great. We try to go as often as we can.

FF
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Very disappointing again. We have dined at SS maybe a half dozen times and out of those experiences ONE was as expected, delicious & fabulous service the other five experiences were the same, great atmosphere, mediocre food and TERRIBLE service. Just rediculous. We dropped $325 for 4 .... as we celebrated a friends bday. SS has the look and the attitude but they just can’t seem to pull it off other than when you get the bill - that part they have mastered. Big money, ok food, horrible service. So disappointing.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with three generations and all were happy.
Brian was great and hope has new baby by now.
Only negative was that you were out of 8 years in the desert 😘

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing

SW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was stellar, ambiance was perfect.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was nothing special but the prices were. The oysters were fabulous and the bread but everything else was mediocre. Our hostess sat us next to a very loud group of women so it was hard for us to enjoy a dinner for two. Tuna tartare, cesaer salad roll and crabcake were all disappointing.

GS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusually prepared and tasty, huge choice menu, all unique. Beautiful place too we sat outside. Perfect for special occasions.

I
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish is fresh and impeccably prepared and presented. Expensive but totally worth it.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great 👍🏻

P
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service. All around lovely dining experience

JS
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

Server very friendly but the teams are disorganized. Attempted to place order for oysters three times.... even though they have in oyster sommelier. Every time we were presented detail with what was on the menu or suggested, the waiter returned telling us they didn’t have that type. Then we received two different orders of oysters and one had to be returned because they created a duplicate. The pastas were generously portioned and unfortunately lacked any flavor. The shrimp cocktail was too cold to enjoy it almost borderline frozen. We ordered four martinis for the table, two with regular olives and two with blue cheese olives. All of the martinis were presented with blue cheese olives. Too many mistakes and confusion, especially for this high price point of dining. Furthermore, it was not that busy. Many better choices in the neighborhood. Avoid this place. Terrible.

G
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood, kind and prompt service, prices at the level of the food, wonderful external terrace. Wr will come back again!!!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great
the waiter was awesome
little disappointed that the clams were about the size of a nickel other than that everything was awesome

J
Tampa
77 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, chic restaurant with welcoming and well-informed staff.
This visit, a reunion with old friends, was especially magical.
Our server was charming, extremely competent and accommodating.
Oysters were exceptional, entrees wonderful and dessert enticing.
We’ll hurry back.

GS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a surprise that I almost blew. My daughter had called that day to have special chocolates ready for dessert, prepaid the bill, and Tamira, one of the hostesses called my daughter when I showed up one hour earlier (didn't know it was a surprise) stating I was tired and going home after a drink and appetizers I almost blew the surprise but Tamira promptly called my daughter, and Daniel, our server, knew what was going on but was totally cool about the delay and my changing things. Kevin the manager was a delight to which to talk and all in all the food the service the ambience were so much more special than I would have expected on my 70th decade! Thank you all. G Stathis

j
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at Sea Salt. I went one day for lunch and then returned the following evening with my boyfriend. Food was excellent! I'm not sure if there was a mix-up in the kitchen or not, but our food was a bit slow to come out. However, the manager came out to check on us, and since we were visiting from cold Vermont, we were totally fine with getting to spend some more time outside in the warmth. Excellent food, excellent waitresses, and excellent ambiance. Oh, and they had gluten free table bread!

MS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Good atmosphere, good food and good service, but not worth the overly priced menu

BM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Great service from Kayleen.
Had a nice bottle of Orin Swift at a good price.
Oyster Rockefeller was excellent.
Then the wheels came off and the crash was BAD!
My wife had the salmon. Ordered medium rare. The cooking method was touted at evenly cooking the fish. It worked! The salmon came out well done. Then I ordered one of the house specialties, crispy fish. If this is a signature dish then they are missing the boat. This was a bad microwave dinner gone wrong. The fish was so overcooked if I called it dead it would be a compliment.
We had been at Sea Salt previously and had come back. Can't say that there will be a 3rd.

JT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was great!! One if my favorite meals during my trip to Florida.

BA
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We met friends here for dinner Sunday and had a very good experience. Our server Ally was excellent and gave us good advise on menu options. The restaurant was busy but we could still visit without noise issues and had a delicious dinner. Everyone really enjoyed their dishes. We had whole fish, branzino, which was fabulous and our friends also had 2 different seafood entrees that they enjoyed as well as their crab cake appetizer. It was our second time and I highly recommend dining here.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not sure why 2 sides or not included with meal. Seems the price for a meal is high without sides being included. What's the deal about not adding vegetables to the fish?

JK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Pro: 6 of us in total, we RSVP'd and we were seated on time. Sea Salt & Bread starter was fun and tasty.
Con: 2 of the 5 fish dishes the fish was very under cooked. Asked for a side of steak sauce, charged $20, $10/each however the server didn't tell us that when we asked.

KH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was great. Seafood was very fresh! A little pricey. The only place I have been to that charges $2 for rocks when ordering Tito’s on the rocks!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, good ambience.

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