Salare Restaurant

4.6
373 reviews
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Contemporary American
Salare is a chef-driven neighborhood restaurant, nestled in the heart of Ravenna in North Seattle. We capture America’s diverse culture of food with influences from America’s South, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean Islands. The term “salare” was introduced to Chef Jordan while spending time in Italy studying the art of salumi making. Chef Jordan’s philosophy is rooted in his passion for cooking traditions, primal techniques, and ancient methods for preserving foods; the name Salare embraces this philosophy.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Good was really good, every dish we had was tasty and flavorful. We went at 9 30 closer to the end and we felt extremely rushed and the server rudely said "it's time to decide" and we had a startling start to our date night. The food more than made up for it and we'll definitely go back again!

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s
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We’ve been here a handful of times and this time was our least favorite. The food was all tasty though it seemed like it was a slightly off night - pasta flavors were great but super salty, crepe brûlée custard hadn’t set but flavors were great, burrata appetizer could have used more flavor. Great service though and nice atmosphere.

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

Absolutely loved the restaurant. Ambiance was extra chill with a diverse clientele. Awesome playlist to dine to. Great dinner and the highlight of a night out.

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NL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, knowledgeable and courteous service, reasonable prices.

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K
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meals and outstanding service by Andrew.

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s
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great fresh food highlighting the quality of the given veg or meat with unique twists. Also great wine by the glass. Sorbets lovely. Cheddar chive biscuits the definition of comfort food.

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PO
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience. Our hostess was friendly, accommodating, and made us feel welcome. The table service was also friendly, accommodating and fun. Rachel provided solid recommendations and was available during our dinner. I recommend this restaurant to all that enjoy meat, with a take on local foods.

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointing for a few reasons- the oysters were not cold...very strange for a restaurant of this rep. the pasta was very salty, and the beef tongue salad was ok, but quite unremarkable.

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E
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our Settle favorites. Delicious innovative food, great service, good atmosphere. It is expensive but well worth it. (4 course with drinks about $150-200 per person)

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OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my visiting friend to Salare. I’ve been to Junbaby, which is owned by the same owner, but I’ve never been to Salare before. We loved it! It’s more “fine dining” than Junbaby, but not to the degree of fake fine. I say it’s “casually elegant”. Great foods and services! I’ll definitely come again and recommend as well.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Seattle hands down!

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CT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to Salare. EVERYTHING was delicious and perfectly prepared. Wonderful flavors and choices of small bites to entrees. We’d always heard great things and we will absolutely be back.

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J
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really delicious. There were really interesting options, we loved everything, and we ordered a lot of dishes. It was too noisy, even our server had s hard time hearing us when we ordered. The dining room was a little cold, but a really nice space

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JD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sitting at the counter was a great experience because we were able to watch the food being made. Fun to watch chefs at work. They also talked about what we were able to eat. A rare treat.

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OT
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

La comida fue muy muy buena y differente. Puede compartir facilemente!

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JJ
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food, service was a little lacking... staff appeared more interested in socializing w other patrons, never got around to ordering a 2nd round of drinks

Food was worth it... halibut croquettes!!!

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MO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently creative, beautiful and delicious. Great restaurant!!

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h
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our neighborhood favorites. Excellent food and service, plus it is not too hard to get in (unlike popular younger sister junebaby). Get the biscuits to start!

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I
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great brunch. The service was prompt and friendly.

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B
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Front dining room was unpleasantly cold which took away from the experience.

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SD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef is so creative and brilliant. A wonderful experience

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Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Though the food was good, thought it was slightly over seasoned with salt. The pork loin was a notch above the halibut and the halibut was a notch above the pasta with scallops (which we thought the pieces were cut way too small and somewhat undistinguishable in the dish). Desserts were "meh". There was nothing bomb about the chocolate bomb. The banana mouse overwhelmed the components and frankly, when it's that hard to break apart the bottom crust, it was a lot of work to get all of the bomb in a bite. Sorbet was really nice but the crunchy "stuff" on the bottom did not do justice to what should have been a simple palate cleanser. All in all, we were happy to try your food. Thank you.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was great but service was inattentive and slow.

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

I went here to brunch with some friends and had a great time. I like the location in the nice Ravenna neighborhood and the ambiance of the location was nice as well. The service was good, my water was constantly topped off and they were quick to respond to any of our needs. The waiter was able to help me pick a dairy-free item from the menu. I had the beef tongue hash and it was quite delicious. The dinner menu is slightly expensive but brunch was more reasonably priced. The service charge is included so there's no fussing over how much to tip which is something I appreciate. I'll definitely be coming here again.

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PI
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food to match the excellent service. Delicious, well crafted menu and great drinks too!

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GA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. For some reason I got a little cold as the dinner progressed. It may have been due to sitting near the front door, though it felt like cold air was blowing on me. Regardless, the food was superb, the service was very good, and the four of us were able to hear each other easily, which is much appreciated. My wife Karen O'Shea and I have been to Salare twice and June Baby once. We look forward to returning to both.

Thank you,

Gary A. Trabolsi

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f
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointed, been for dinner b4 with excellent service & food. Arrived on time for brunch reservation, told to wait while they set up our table. 15 min later, we were seated at communal table which was set up & empty all along. Took quite awhile to get our drinks (just 3 juices, a mimosa & tea). Ordered 3 small plates to share & our entrees. Kitchen timing reasonable, brought 1 wrong entree with first 3, balance 2 entree arrived right behind. They were just ok

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is amazing! Like truly incredible. Everything was beautifully cooked, with a very interesting assortments of flavours that all came together. My boyfriend has a lot of allergies and the waitress and the kitchen were so accommodating in making sure all the food was safe and evening being creative with some substitutes so we could eat what we want. It’s definitely a pricier meal but the food quality and creativity is worth it. My only complaint was that the atmosphere felt more chain restaurant than local hot spot and whenever the doors open it got really cold. I would suggest adding curtains to the doors and the windows and changing up the layout a bit to make the ambience feel as amazing as the food tastes.

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S
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking forward to visiting one of Eduardo Jordan's restaurants during my work trip to Seattle, and it didn't disappoint. The staff from the very beginning to the end were a-maz-ing! So fun and took care of us! We even got a peek of Eduardo when he walked in the kitchen toward the end of our meal, fannnnntastic!

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

Had a delicious meal, each course was exceptional and the recommendations from our server were spot on. I didn't find the environment too distracting or loud, though it was a little bit cold since our table was near the door. The baby artichokes were standout!

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ER
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Salare. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. My husband and I were big fans of the Cougar Gold Cheddar & Chive Biscuits (their scones in the morning are great too!), burrata and eggplant, and Halibut. Our main dish took a bit of time so the Manager brought us a delicious dessert to split. That was amazing.

I'd also like to note that Salare is incredibly kid friendly, which is a breath of fresh air. We've brought my son as well and the bathrooms are stocked with diapers and a changing station.

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SM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Prepare for a unique dining experience ... not your usual steak dinner. Food was well prepared and delicious. Nice variety. Excellent service.

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

This is truly my favorite restaurant in Seattle. The service is excellent and the cooking is divine. Imaginative, fresh, delicious, and unique. And the ambiance is really pleasing, from the lighting down to the ever-so-elegant votives.

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OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner from starters through to dessert. The biscuits were flaky but moist, the griot was something new for us but extremely tasty. I went specifically for the squid ink pasta which was done very well. We got one of the last plates of burrata and it was not a disappointment. One of the best burrata dishes I have ever had. Cocktails complimented the menu well and were not overpowering. The hostess goes above and beyond and really helps maintain the flow.

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SE
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Lively noise level.

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MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food, a taste experience every time I go there. It was a bit challenging to have private conversation because close proximity to neighboring table and noise level had us talking rather loudly to be heard. Service was fabulous, great recommendations, and waitress was very accomodating to specific diet needs of all guests. Wished the plates had more on them because it was soooo good.

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NL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and so near my home. My fav spot in Seattle.

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JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Salare for a special occasion dinner or brunch, but I also think it is a great place for a wee bite! Always deliciouso, elegantly served, attentive waitpersons, and the most beautiful, divine desserts ever! Also, they serve the best cup of coffee in this town! The menu choices are over the top and well worth every penny. I want to support a chef-driven restaurant, where the food is not shaved, stacked and unrecognizeable, but instead simply and somehow elegantly presented, and bursting with flavor that makes you exclaim, "What was that heavenly taste??!" The flavors are so complex and explosive, they just keep on giving. Support this fine restaurant and do not miss the Brunch!! Or dinner! Or a tasty bite!! Live it Up, it makes you forget dumpster fires for awhile.

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PB
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy atmosphere, lovely settings, excellent service, amazing food! One of our favorite restaurants for special occasions (in this case a birthday).

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

Great food and excellent service. They accommodated us by squeezing us in and we relinquished our table at the time agreed which worked out fine. Went up the street to the EJ's bar and made it to the basketball game. I'll be back and I invite the staff to come for a meal at the Doe Bay Cafe. Joe Brotherton

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