Salare Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Though I've lived in the area for a few years, I've just now been introduced to Salare. Better late than never! The food is small plated but extremely flavorful and delicious so it's fulfilling. My friend and I chose two entrees to share for brunch and were happy we did. We've made plans to go back next weekend to try two more dishes! Don't pass up the daily scones or the buckwheat/quinoa pancakes. Yum!

AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good but much too pricey for the experience.

EY
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good we enjoyed everything except a shrimp appetizer we had the past curry dish was amazing our server was robotic at best we felt like we were bothering her.

NL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every time. I’m a frequent Thursday night diner at Solare. I’m treated well by a very knowledgeable waitstaff, the food is excellent and the wine selection good.

TG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu for our group of nine; it was exceptional from start to finish. Excellent service as well. Charcuterie and halibut were our favorites, and the chocolate stout cake was truly devine. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Disappointing lack of hospitality. Went for our anniversary—heard it was a “special occasion” place. Indifferent service, forgot our second round of drinks and barely apologized. Lackluster decor and overly loud. Entees ok but overpriced. Desserts were excellent but it really came down to the indifferent service. No goodbyes or thank yous. Spent almost $200 and left feeling meh.

CL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Waitress was dull

CL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday at Salare and it was perfect! Every single bite was a new flavor and they have a house made walnut liquor that is fantastic!

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative tasty dishes using local ingredients . I will be back again

DM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience2

Expected more. Was disappointed. Quality of food prep & presentation was very good, but limited options, small portions, very pricey. Tasty, but not a good value, mediocre service: forgot our order, took a long time to check on us, delivered wrong order! Still 20% service charge added. Server Didn’t seem to know menu well.

F
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a wonderful, friendly neighborhood restaurant

JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely. The food is tasty and interesting to try. The atmosphere is comfortable and there is a nice energy about the place.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must GO! Great service and even better food.

r
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic...start to finish. Service was spot on and the food was stupid-good. Can’t wait to get back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The noise level was over the top and we had difficulty hearing table mates. Wine list needs more Washington wines. Food quality was not on par with prices.

JN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT dinner! My husband and I had been meaning to go to Salare for a long time and our first visit was so good. The staff was perfectly attentive and sitting at the counter seats was so entertaining. The food was creative and amazing. We can't wait to return.

AS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I would like to comment on a very disappointing dinner which our family (party of 4)experienced at Salare on Sunday evening.
To begin the restaurant at 5:30 was very cold but the AC was turned off at our request.
Our orders of beef tartare and octopus to be followed by the chicory salads were served in an untimely order. the tartare was overly salted nod the salads overly dressed. The pasta which followed was also overly dressed.
Unfortunately what was to be a special occasion dinner turned out to be an expensive outing which should have been something special. We have dined here on other occasions and we're looking forward to another great meal. Too bad! We won't be quick to return . I hope that they can o better than this.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A number of delicious small- to medium-sized plates to work with to construct your own personal feast. What fun! And top quality, whether it's octopus, duck or sunchoke. $$$$

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great restaurant with a neighborhood feel. Much of the ambiance is due to owner/chef's warm personality and deep passion for what he does. Menu changes encourage multiple visits. On the noisy side, maybe the result of happy diners!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Everything was presented beautifully and was delicious. Highly recommend.

j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was fantastic, but the service was a real disappointment. The kitchen seemed to shut down for 40-45 minutes and we received no news or updates from our server in this time. 40-45 minutes between courses is not a great experience in an uncrowded restaurant.

J
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rockfish dish had many flavorful accompaniments that allowed every bite to be unique. Deliciious!

c
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really exceptional service, beautiful and tasty food, great wine list, and not too pricey. Truly among the best in town.

MG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. The food was wonderful at brunch. A few items were already out by noon but our selections were tasty and great. We loved the portions but I can see they may be considered small for a lot of people.

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Delicious. Table for nine? No problem!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting diverse foods great service pleasant atmosphere

O
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salare is a great restaurant and should be on every ones list. The food was so good we returned the next day for brunch! If you are in the city of Seattle, do not miss this restaurant.

S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Andrew was great. The menu was exactly what we wanted. We'll be back again.

A
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. We agreed one of the best dining experience we’ve had in Seattle. Thank you

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!

MV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have been to Salare several times and have enjoyed it much more than I did this last time. I found the food to be more lackluster than it used to be. I enjoyed the appetizers but much less so the main dishes. Also, the waiting was good but I wish it could be a warmer place.

k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was so very disappointing in quality, flavor and quantity. The burrata was so over salted. The Duck was gamey, tough and literally only 3 bite sized pieces of breast. The duck leg was so dry it was inedible. Service was just ok. For all the amazing reviews and supposed James Beard nominations it was sad and barely even mediocre food.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, from appetizers to our 3 way split of a Cote de boeuf (think: best possible bone-in ribeye. From the tiny gougeres to start, to tasty and beautiful appetizers—-heart, tongue, and more.... Outstanding and interesting set of choices: beef sources, cuts, sizes and cost are all on chalkboards, and choices are narrowed as orders are made..! Wonderful ambience, not overly formal, but fundamentally elegant, a pleasure to spend time there.

TR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic meal with clients. Dinner was delicious. Try all 3 of the bourbon drinks. Will definitely be back.

NT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went a little late for my Sunday brunch so they were out of the French toast I really wanted to try out.
The food was a little different from the usual brunch places. but I really liked it.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Astoundingly delicious. Fine dining brunch yet casual setting and impeccable service. Same price as other brunch spots. My new fave!

LD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I was somewhat disappointed in my experience at Salare last Friday. For one thing, I made a reservation weeks in advance because I had a friend coming to town and wanted her to try the cheesy biscuits. However, when we arrived they didn't have a table available for our reservation! They ended up seating us at the chefs' counter which fortunately was all right with my friend.

However, the chefs didn't interact with us at all - they do this in other Seattle restaurants and, in my opinion, that is what makes the experience of sitting at the chefs' counter worthwhile.

Additionally, the waitress got a little sassy when my friend asked for parmesan cheese for her pasta, which I didn't feel was an unreasonable request.

Finally, my friend and I were pretty much there solely to get the cheesy biscuits, but they had been removed from the menu.

Definitely not a great experience, and between that and the price I certainly won't be recommending Salare to my friends or bringing in out-of-town guests like I used to anymore.

SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Salare for my birthday dinner. My oh my. Was blown away at the quality of the food and the uniqueness of the items on the menu and the desert was absolutely fabulous. It is my new favorite restaurant in Seattle.

C
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We checked their wine list online and brought a wine not on their list. When we got there, we found a different list and the wine we brought was on it. We explained this to the excellent waiter, but he told us it was no problem. Before it could be opened, another person appeared to tell us we couldn’t use it ( of course we expected to pay the $25 corkage). When I said we’d checked the list on line her response was “ you should have called in to check”
I’m not in the restaurant business, but it seems to me that once a customer has been given a yes, countering later with a no is abysmal customer service. Perhaps the waiter was misinformed, but he was excellent and embarrassed. As for food, appetizers were mediocre, lamb entrees excellent. Disappointing. The first few minutes colored the rest of our evening.

CC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Andrew, our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive.

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