Salare Restaurant

4.6
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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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SS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative and delicious use of vegetables, such as the burrata with squash, apples, pickled vegetables and egusi (spicy pumpkin seed) sauce. Duck was prepared two ways, both great: roasted breast and jerk wing, accompanied by an unusual array of fruit and vegetables highlighted by chanterelle mushrooms. Servers were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Will definitely come back soon!

C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dinner and staff and neighboring tables.

J
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very interesting, different ingredients and combinations, and delicious. Lots of interesting tastes and the sharing options ensure that you will have many tastes. A bit pricey but excellent.

KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chicory salad and the halibut were delicious!! Our server was informative, helpful, and really fun. Also had a great negroni...just sayin'.

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The menu was far more exquisite than the presentation and taste. The halibut crepe was simply a single cold, breaded piece of halibut loosely wrapped in a room temperature crepe. The cauliflower with grapefruit, fermented tomatillo, peperonata & the harissa barbecue sauce didn't taste any better than the roasted cauliflower baked from your own oven dipped in your favorite BBQ sauce. We had a third starter, but I honestly can't remember what it was...something like an overcooked, rubbery shrimp on an oversized crouton or something.

Since we didn't get to the main course, our waitress' demeanor soured. Not only was that unpleasant, but when we asked if she had any recommendations, she responded with "this is really good" and "oh and that's really good too." The cherry on top was the required 20% gratuity added to our half-baked meal for a party of two. Stay away from this over-priced and amateur establishment.

M
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't appreciate 20% added to my bill. No going back.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Seattle hands down. Never disappointed when I come here.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As many times as I have come here, it is always on point! Chef and his team (even when new staff is added) always do amazing things. The chemistry in the kitchen is awesome! The waitstaff is awesome. After almost 1.25 years, i still only have 1 complaint... when will the bar tender learn to service a 3/4 to full mixed short glass drink? If it is filled with ice and still half-full, come on... LOL
Yet and still the food is simply amazing. And Chef tends to buy whole and use 90%+ of the product in his foods. No i don't work for him, nor am I an investor. I just appreciate a chef and a staff that gets it right time and time again.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
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!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is expected to be good, but with

AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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.

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