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About Sea Salt - St Pete

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.

183 2nd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
We are open daily from 11:30-CLOSE

Cross Street:
2nd St. N

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 873-7964

Website:
http://seasaltstpete.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesday/ Thursday evenings Live Music

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Trolley stops on 2nd Ave N.

Executive Chef:
Fabrizio Aielli

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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Private Dining

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.

Sea Salt - St Pete Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (25)
Bar Seating (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Business Meals (17)
Romantic (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Fun (13)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Casual (12)
People Watching (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Scenic View (8)
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Cozy (6)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a fabulous date night - the wait staff was wonderful and the meal delicious. Thumbs up!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

We went early on a Sat. night. The place is capacious, but divided into rooms/spaces that are comfortable. The overall atmosphere is cool/modern, with warming accents of wood. There is a large seafood bar at the front with a TV or two, but that vibe does not extend to the other dining areas. We found the waitstaff to be warm, polite, knowledgeable and alert. The wine list includes about 20 that are sold by the glass, and is otherwise extensive. The prices might suggest a formal atmosphere, but patron dress was varied--some men in jeans and caps, women usually dressing nicer. There were a few children about. Mushroom soup / tomato bisque were both good, poured from pitchers into the bowls containing mushrooms / goat cheese. We had snapper, grouper, and a few scallops, accompanied by sides of wild mushrooms and gorgonzola artichokes. All good. No room for dessert, but because it was our anniversary, we were treated with a bowl of cotton candy. We're smallish people, and when we return we'll have a different strategy, perhaps going for appetizers or bar items instead of mains, so we would have room for dessert. Also, some of the pasta dishes actually looked interesting.
There's "public valet parking" at the side; we parked across the street for $10; a block to the south the parking may be cheaper. At the entrance there are spices and salts for sale, as well as fancy chocolates, but we did not try any.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

The best seafood restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Was recommended by some people we ran into. Was a great time with great food choices. Great bar choices too.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a late lunch. Modern, open interior with central bar seating with seafood filled counter. Clean and appealing without any unpleasant seafood odor. Staff are helpful and pleasant. We had mushroom soup and fried oyster appetizers—both very good. A roasted beet salad was devoured and the crabmeat stuffed avocado was good but not the best ever. There were few other patrons so conversation was easy without intrusive noise. Very seafood oriented. Would return

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Good food, excellent service, reasonable prices; what's not to like!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sea salt is just what it advertised. Great seafood and great service. The octopus was excellent. We will be back.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very accommodative and helpful in changing our reservation to a later time. Food superb.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The wait staff was excellent and very knowledgeable. The food and ambiance was great. However, the Hostesses at the front door started us off on the wrong note by not being polite and failing to hold the door open for my 80 year old mother.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

bright, pleasant, attentive staff and excellent food - a total pleasure

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Huge disappointment!!! Went for lunch with my daughter and her friend to celebrate her homecoming. This was perhaps my 8th or 9th time I’ve been here...and now, my very last time. Service was great, restaurant is beautiful. Food, a different story altogether (except shrimp tempura appetizer which was, although a smaller portion than in the past, excellent). My swordfish sandwich came on an over cooked roll, soggy on the inside due to the texture of the bland tasteless tiny piece of swordfish. Everyone’s fries were cold. Burger was ordered medium, came almost raw —blood juices needed to be wiped off plate with napkin:(. Lobster sandwich was just ok — not worth the price though. Left feeling very disappointed in the overall poor quality of meal. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our server Karolis (not sure of spelling) was fantastic. Great attitude. Everything was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a wonderful night with our granddaughter who was visiting. Courtney gave us great service. The food was amazing. We have been many times before but it seems to be just getting better.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always a fabulous dining experience. Five stars on all accounts - menu, service, atmosphere and food. Thank you Sea Salt.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We consider this the best restaurant for fine dining in St Pete. Service is professional and attentive and food is always inventive and delicious.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We visit downtown St. Petersburg about twice a month for an overnight. At least one of those times we eat at Sea Salt. While expensive the cuisine is worth the price. They have a very attentive staff including the management.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We live just 15 minutes from Sea Salt and never quite got there. Went for lunch New Year's Eve and it was just everything wonderful like all our friends and family have said. The bar menu is quite the bargin and we will be going there more often!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was amazing!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Every dish was delicious, plated beautifully, perfectly seasoned and fresh. Server was attentive

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We are food snobs and love our seafood. Sea Salt did not disappoint!! We started with oysters, had the tomato soup, tuna tartare and then the red snapper. It was all delicious and we ended up pairing our meal with a bottle on Sancerre. Our server, Brian was amazing. Really knowledgeable of the menu and unbelievably friendly! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was my favorite restaurant. I brought a business collegue and was totally embarrassed. Her soup came out cold, dirty spoon, and when another soup eventally came, it was salty. When the manager came and ask us , how was the food, we expressed our dissatisfaction. He said, I will tell the Chef. No apology; no suggestion of another type of soup or appetizer. He appeared to be going to the motion.😏
The waiter appeared to be anxious. He appeared to rush me, starting to take my plate before i was finish eating.

This visit was nothing like my other experiences. Will be a long time before i return..😑

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there Christmas Eve. Food was good, not outstanding. Perhaps the usual chef was on holiday? Ask for a table in the back patio—the front patio is noisy because it faces the mall. Service was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went there for Christmas Eve dinner. Food was good, as was atmosphere and service. A bit pricey, but we did enjoy it.
Management was very attentive, as was our server.

NAD

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Magnificent restaurant with regards to food, ambiance and staff! Will definitely return. They have a lunch menu as well - which is very affordable (something you wouldn't think of when walking into this restaurant). And they have Happy hour - the prices are very low...the food offered for Happy hour is amazing! There is nothing bad to say about Sea Salt other than don't be intimidated by the way it appears...take a look inside and look at the menus. Oh...and you HAVE TO TRY the Calamari!!! The best I ever had!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great meal, professional service. Enjoyed dining there. Plan to visit the restaurant again

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food and service are always exceptional. The ambience and decor compliment the location perfectly.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Yum! Our new favorite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Small but well-chosen selection of oysters. Same can be said about BTG wines. Entrees were executed very well, and the service was great. A regular spot for us.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Sea Salt was a wonderful experience. They are able to accommodate many diet restrictions including mine, vegan. The waiter and managers were friendly. It is expensive so I would keep that in mind.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Organic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Girls night out

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Beautiful day in downtown St Petersburg and Sea Salt greeted us with friendly enthusiasm. Overlooking the Sundial we had a lovely outdoor lunch with excellent service. The bread and various exotic salts with oil was delicious and interesting. Great oyster platter with a mix of eastern and western and a note on the type. The best tomato and mushroom soups, EVER! Delicious fish tacos and fresh, wonderful crab and avocado for our entrees. Looking forward to our next visit and definitely recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Impersonal, courteous service. Ordered pork chop which was inedible. The manager deleted that from our bill.
Restaurant decor was contemporary and lovely.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I made reservations for 2 people, a week ahead of time. I got a call the day of telling me that their online reservation system doesn't let people pick indoor or outdoor seating so we might get one vs the other. That's kinda crappy in my opinion. We got there, and outside seating was all that was really available (without having to wait). So, we sat outside. Which might have been fine EXCEPT that the Sundial has these super-loud, "snow" making machines that were on either side of the dining area and they turned on for 10 minutes every half hour. And whatever the heck the "snow" was made of, wasn't actually water and kept landing in our food and drinks (if the "snow" had been made of water, it would have left droplets and it wouldn't have bubbled up when landing in our drinks). I can't really fault the restaurant for this because they had no control over what their landlord did but it didn't make for the nicest ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had friends from out of town in they loved it.The dinner and service along with a great wine list is a real gem inSt. Petersburg .
We will be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent. So good we went back the following night!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding in all aspects of our meal. The crab cakes are out of this world. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. We ate here for our 1st anniversary and glad we choose Salt Rock.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Meeting a grand nephew for the first time

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Vegetables and appetizers were great. Fish was average, over cooked and very over priced. Beer was not very cold. Setting is very nice.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing food and great ambience. Our server was absolutely fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was our first time there and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Freah seafood. Extensive wine list. Really overpriced.

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