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Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar, New Brunswick, NJ

Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
1740 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are excited to bring our dream to a reality along with friends and family. We plan to share our love and knowledge of an industry that we are so passionate about and proud to be a part of in our hometown of New Brunswick. Here at Salt, we are creating a modern oyster bar with a hip vibe serving up a large variety of fresh local oysters, as well as oysters from around the US. We will offer a seafood inspired seasonal menu both in our casual bar and our elegant dining room. We will also offer many innovative dishes including a variety of local meats along with plenty of vegetarian options. We aim to create an inviting atmosphere for everyone with our warm décor and friendly staff. Our full bar will feature a variety of signature cocktails and revolving creative small plates. Chef Chris’ passion for food promises consistent exceptional quality and to awaken the palate with bold, fresh flavors in every bite!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed, Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 745-7258

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Graciano

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room seats up to 25 people

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Cross street

    George St

  • Parking details

    Church st parking lot is right across the street

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,740 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Seafood

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Food

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Ambiance

  • New Jersey - Central

    Seafood

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  1. HG

    HollyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Jessica. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and her service was great. The food was exceptional and Will the manager was as pleasant and helpful as could be. It was our first time but we’ll be back!
  2. EH

    EggHarborDreaming

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Should have had the windows near the street open. It wasn't that hot or humid outside.
  3. CD

    CDRSDR

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Oyster were fantastic!!!
  4. GD

    GretchenD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salt is an around excellent night out, ALWAYS! The ambiance is perfect, the food is spectacular and the cocktails are amazing!
  5. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd time there and have had a different dish each time. All 3 experiences have been good to outstanding. Apps have all been fantastic. You aren’t going to get fresher seafood unless you catch it yourself. The staff is extremely attentive, your glass never gets a chance to empty without someone coming over to provide service. The restaurant has a really great atmosphere with the raw bar open to the entire restaurant. Highly recommended.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  7. B

    Beckenham80

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuna was AMAZING. Sam is always an amazing waiter and we ask for him every time by name. Always makes amazing cocktails and also the best food recommendations. Thanks Sam for always being so awesome! Be back soon!
  8. KA

    KenA

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always food and drink were amazing. Service was outstanding. Its a bit noisy but not so bad that you cannot have a conversation. Place is really famtastic. Price is a bit out of control. Not for just an everyday meal out. Would use for a special occassion. Was 300.00 without tip. So would only go if a special occassion. But still a great place.
  9. AP

    AlanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable, the food outstanding, and the ambiance outstanding. Thank you for making our 48th wedding anniversary perfect. Alan and Shelley Pavon
  10. CW

    CurtW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing date night experience. Both my partner and I had a great time.
  11. E

    Elvie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner with hubby celebrating our anniversary! We had the seafood tower which was so yummy - more than enough for 2 people. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty and love seafood, highly recommend. Ambiance is great and service was very attentive. I always enjoy my time at Salt! Especially the happy hour!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to be food was amazing.
  13. DT

    DavidT

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner - apps, entree and deserts were excellent. Crab cakes, ahi and magi were all cooked perfectly. Service by Vee was possibly the best service ever.
  14. SC

    SeanC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. The amount of oysters to try is amazing and the presentation/description of those varieties is thorough. Amazing drinks and a menu that just makes me want more. Our server was next level. An understanding of how to space our massive order was next level. My wife and I want to eat everything on this menu and we intend to... eventually. There is no bad item on this menu. Nothing disappoints. I would eat here daily if I worked in New Brunswick, what a place. Thank you
  15. RP

    RobertP

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Bartenders friendly. Sat at bar for earl bird menu.
  16. B

    Beckenham80

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sam is always awesome! One of the waiters I asked for every time. The food is always amazing and never disappoints. Cocktails are fantastic. One of my favorite places to go and bring friends to!
  17. DB

    DarrylB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    I don't want to delineate the things that were out of order in this forum. However, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with ownership.
  18. MI

    MICHAELQ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    3rd visit with guests. Food solid. Quiet Monday night and service was flipping table intrusive.
  19. TR

    TRose

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood restaurant. Nice raw bar for display. The ambiance is so nice. Service was great. Our waiter was so friendly and was great with our young son. We had oysters and snow crab for apps which were delicious and fresh. My son had fish and chips and it was probably the best I ever had in a restaurant. My husband and I had the tuna and diver scallops and they were out of this world good. Fresh and so tasty. Yummy dessert to end the night. I can’t wait to be back.
  20. LD

    LoriD

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good as always. A favorite of ours!!!!
  21. SB

    SteveB

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and very impressed. Excellent
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Food and staff are superb.
  23. c

    charlindab

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting and it didn’t disappoint. Our waitress and all the staff very friendly and helpful. Food was prompt, tasty and the right serving amount. Pricey, but well worth it because the drinks were great!
  24. CM

    ChowMan

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On this visit, had the halibut, outstanding. Wife had blackened sea bass, outstanding.
  25. z

    zoyam

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I have been to Salt on few occasions and every time the food and the service were nothing short of great! That is why I am writing this review with sadness as based on my recent visit, which was my 5th or 6th visit there, I would no longer recommend this restaurant or go to this restaurant again. Everything was spot on: the food, the service and the whole experience until I realized days later that my credit card was overcharged. I am very certain of the amount of tip I left and somehow the final amount charged was $5 higher than my total bill was. Now, I do agree that $5 is not a lot of money but it is more about the principle than anything else. I actually called the restaurant, spoke to the manager and explained that I was sure and that the fact that I was overcharged made me believe that the server was dishonest as based on amount, it could not have been a typo. Someone had to deliberately add the extra tip without my approval. The manager "did the research" but said that they did not have a copy of the receipt on file and that she would credit $5 back to my credit card. which never happened. Makes me wonder: how may patrons get overcharged and receipts get conveniently lost???? Not everyone paying pretty high amount would notice a couple dollar difference but this does not give the restaurant the right to deliberately charge extra money! Salt was one of my favorite restaurants but dishonesty and managers not acting upon things that were done wrong makes me feel really disgusted. Not what anyone would expect from such a restaurant!
  26. e

    elizabethc

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood with upscale ambiance. Attentive service and great food. Winning combination. Thanks!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salt is probably my favorite restaurant in NJ, and same goes for my husband. This is our go to for special occasions. The dishes are perfectly curated and they're always switching things up, while keeping their signature dishes. The lobster bisque is out of this world, and obviously the Oysters are hard to beat. When they're on the menu, GET THE PRAWNS. I can't say enough good things about the food, and the service is also outstanding. They are friendly and very knowledgeable.
  28. n

    neverhome

    New York Area

    990 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    990 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in the New Brunswick area. We came for our anniversary dinner last night…excellent service by Anthony. We had a dozen oysters to start…and so nice that the oyster emu was left on the table so we could read the story while enjoying them. Entrees were chosen from the specials…Cajun mahi and king salmon. Both were prepared perfectly and the sides were outstanding. We washed it all down with an excellent French chenin blanc. We opted for the brownie for dessert…a perfect celebration!!!
  29. SS

    SSaucy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The very busy weekend place was accommodating and service staff was helpful. The food was great; especially the octopus, crab dip, and seasonal Mahi Mahi entree. Space between tables was tight.
  30. M

    Mjjmerritt

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and incredible dining experience from the greeting to the desert. Cheryll and I enjoyed every part of our meal from the delicious fresh oysters, the crab salad, the scallops and lobster tails grilled to perfection. Accompanied by creative cocktails with attentive service by their talented mixologists. The deserts were delicious and so full of flavor that every bite was it's own moment. Highly recommend this becomes a goto spot for those who not only love seafood but who enjoy a complete memorable dining experience.
  31. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was amazing!!! Just seating for 2 was really close to other people and couldn’t really talk unless you wanted them to hear your whole conversation.
  32. f

    fussy

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food well prepared and tasty. The server as pleasant and helpful as possible. it's a happening place and should be. we'll be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent but we
  34. AT

    AnneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like nice restaurants in New York, Salt is a great place to eat and enjoy the New York quality restaurant food and service.
  35. ML

    MillennialLawyer

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came here for the first time for my boyfriend's 40th birthday and everything was delicious. Would definitely come back again.
  36. ML

    MissLo

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary date dinner
  37. LF

    LauraF

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So so great….both food and service!!!!
  38. RD

    RhondaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freshest seafood in New Brunswick, hands down. I recommend the grilled octopus and the variety of oysters. The bar makes a mean dirty martini with a trio of bacon & blue cheese stuffed olives - a marriage in my mouth that tastes Absolutely SPLENDIFEROUS! I have the best experience every time I visit here with my friend from school. We've met here thrice over the past two months, chatting and chewing for 2-3 hours in a clip will taking in the relaxing ambience. Admittedly, the restaurant week menu (runs 7/9/22-7/24/22) was rather limited, so we ordered from the regular menu, as well. I really enjoyed my sea bass entree. The blueberry tart was just okay. All in all, we've received high quality output in cookery as well as the front of house services. Zero complaints. I would recommend this venue for groups, as there is a large area in the back secluded from the main dining room. Also,Salt is a good choice for business meals and romantic dates. I would not recommend it for families with young children.
  39. BR

    BRAINL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has been one of the best places I have eaten. The ravioli was perfectly cooked, and the creaminess and flavor of the sauce was immaculate, as well as the lobster was perfectly seasoned
  40. DJ

    DevinJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Abner (hopefully I spelled that right) was amazing. Actually your whole staff is amazing. Food incredible. Great atmosphere. It was amazing. Can't wait to go back

FAQs

Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1740 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar

103 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Additional information

  • Cross street

    George St

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed, Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Church st parking lot is right across the street

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Graciano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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