Timber & Salt

4.3
138 reviews
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Timber & Salt is a downtown Redwood City restaurant and bar serving seasonal California cuisine and craft cocktails. Our kitchen, led by award-winning chef Isaac Miller serves fresh, seasonal dishes highlighting the best ingredients California has to offer. We also serve one of the best burgers in Silicon Valley. Our cocktail program, by bar manager Brian Matulis, features hand-crafted cocktails using select spirits, house made syrups, bitters, tinctures and specialty garnishes. We also feature a deep list of spirits, quality wine and specialty beer. Both the kitchen and bar utilize fresh ingredients from our farm in Woodside California. Timber & Salt has intimate indoor seating for over 50 guests and an enclosed, heated outdoor patio for up to 30 guests. We are open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Small menu but what we ordered was good.
Had a problem with sun in our eyes when the door opened, but not sure if that can be corrected .
Coffee for 4 could have been 1 pot not 2

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MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

(Rating noise level not clear: bad to good or quiet to loud?)

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had three people and put us at a table for two. Menu is limited and changes, so what you see online is not what they serve.

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RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Yes, with reservations. The food was excellent as was the service, but trying to have a conversation was difficult. Too loud, too many hard surfaces.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Timber and Salt is a warm and cozy bistro. The other clients are tech-workers, while we are old educators. The service is attentive and friendly. The dishes are tasty and portioned to share. The cocktails are creative, unique and delicious.

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PU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined with my wife for her birthday and old friends. First time for all of us. Four different entrees, all fantastic! Appetizers and dessert were excellent. Been awhile since we've had this pleasant of a dining experience. One of the friends is into alcohol and said it's the best selection he's seen for quality drinks. He wants to come back and try some things from the bar and we all decided we have to come back again.
Thanks for the great experience and for operating such a great restaurant!
Michael Takatsuno

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

For a Sunday evening, there should have been much prompter service. Food and drinks were great when they eventually got to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mr. Contreras made the meal extra special with his knowledge and attentivness.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Could’ve used another waiter on the floor. Otherwise a great place.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to add a chair last minute no issues! Great service and food/ drinks.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I love timber and salt. Their food is always incredibly delicious, and their cocktails are to die for. We were also able to get a last minute reservation on Valentine’s Day, so it’s easy to get a table there.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Every time I go to T&S I try new drinks and dishes and every time I AM SATISFIED👌🏼
Customer Service it’s a 10!
Fast service, friendly and profesional.
My son ordered the fry chicken and I tried it !
What the ????? Omg! The flavors combined were new to my taste. Who will think that chicken, whaffles, cabbage and apple can Combine so good?
Well ... they do!

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C
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came in on a Thursday evening for dinner before a show. Our service was fantastic. Our waiter was attentive, personable and helpful. Our drinks (Rum Old Fashioned) were great. The Gnocchi was a bit overdone and a bit bland. The overall experience was good, I just wanted a little more flavor.

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NW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, excellent food!

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ZH
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was pretty good

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BT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We got there early before the crowds and had great appetizers and service. Loved the super cold brew!
The food was great and we will be back.

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BL
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

High quality comfort food. We had chicken and waffles that were elevated by a great coleslaw and apple mostrada to go with the waffles. The fries that came with the burger were great and very crispy! Great for a quick meal.

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R
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Great cocktails and vibe. Perfect date night spot.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Over priced in my opinion but it was decent. The staff was AMAZING! Wonderful personalities and very helpful when it came to the knowledge of the menu and handcrafted cocktails.

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GL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The menu is refreshing in many ways and the main reason to love this restaurant. There is enough variety without overwhelming you with options. With many intriguing preparations as well. Same for the cocktail and wine lists. The service is friendly but the server kept forgetting to bring out our drink orders—our second didn’t arrive until the end of the meal.

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O
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute restaurant, I arrived late, but called to let them know I was. They held the table even I was a little later than I thought.
Had the burger, it was done perfectly, with crispy fries.
My date had the salmon it looked great, and he said it was very good as well.
I’d go back again, w girlfriends , so we can order several appZ. Nice atmosphere, nice selection of wine and cocktails.

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j
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd time at timber and salt. This time my steak was 1/2 fat. So I didn't enjoy it as much as the first time we dined here. We went at 5:30 and the service was slower. The tables are very close together and we could hear every bit of the conversation at the table next to us. Might try another location next time for dinner before a movie.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are such foodies and wanted to try out a new place. This location is convenient, lots of parking across the street and easy to find. We were seated right away and had our waiter take our drink orders in a timely manner. Food appetizer options were great. Had the pork sliders for appetizer and the burger for dinner. Food was good food portion. Pricey though

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KT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome friendly environment. Soon as I walked in I felt welcomed and appreciated.

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N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Drinks were great, food was so-so.

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GR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

There were hardly any tables, but the food took a really long time to come out.

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V
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The server was very nice but was new to the industry.

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j
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

hesitated making reservations here because the menu looked too limiting. But we were pleasantly surprised at how tasty the food was. We always see full tables when going to the movies and now I know why.

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WC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ordered a moderately expensive steak. Steak had significant gristle through the middle of steak. Should never have been served at a high-end restaurant.

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E
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cauliflower and Brussels sprout starters were great. Chicken and waffles ok. Gnocchi too doughy. Radicchio salad excellent. We’ll be back to try more. Fun atmosphere, good service, upbeat vibe.

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. One of our favorite places

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NA
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there with my wife, daughter and son-in-Law to celebrate his birthday last Sunday. The food, service, wine and cocktails were all excellent. We would go again if we were in the neighborhood.

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LN
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Friendly service, great food and cocktails.

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S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Meal selection is very limited. The light is so low we had to use our phone flashlight to read the menu. I got the burger, asked for medium well but it was not done that right. Then the waitress gave us someone else’s check.
I waiting awhile to try, but not worth a return.

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h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

The only issue we had was the menu was a bit too limited. The food we had was very good but wished we had more choices

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C
San Francisco
138 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, we thoroughly enjoyed it! Had dinner here before a nearby concert, started with a Martini and their crafted chai whisky cocktail. Both were perfect. Then we shared a little gem Caesar. Also perfect. We got the burger, and the chicken and waffles. Both were excellent. The chicken was more savory than some restaurants that add maple syrup, which made it special. We shared a pot of roasted coffee, and a banana bread pudding. Really worth getting. Our server was in training, but, you would never have guessed it. Fast and courteous. We’ll be back k.

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FK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Arrived early for our reservation, ordered a drink at the bar and before our drink came were seated at a window seat. Very attentive hostess, bartender and waiter, excellent service and delicious food. Best gin and tonic ever.

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MM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I come here fairly often. I always enjoy the food and drink. The cocktail menu changes often and there are usually small changes on the food menu as well. This particular night the bar was really dragging. Hate it when I get my drinks after the food has already arrived. Also had to send back our first round of drinks cause they were so bad, which was really a bummer after waiting for so long for the first ones, and they sure didn't put any rush on the replacements. That being said, the next drinks were great and the food was good as well. I had the Escape Plane cocktail. Actually two. Delicious! We had buffalo cauliflower, brussel sprouts, crudo, steak and chicken & waffles. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Our waitress was very friendly and of course I put no blame on her in regards to the slow bar service. Overall it was good meal and I'll be back. The bartender was just obviously struggling to keep up on a busy Saturday night.

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cocktails are outstanding!! I highly recommend Lust for Life and Ruby Soho. The Brussels sprouts are another favorite of ours. I'm glad they're back on the menu (they are a seasonal item).

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