Salare Restaurant

4.7
226 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 556-2192
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Edouardo Jordan
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Cross street
24th & 65th
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Parking details
Street parking in the neighborhood surrounding the restaurant. Bike rack in front of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Direct service from King County Metro lines 64, 71 and 76.
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Entertainment
Music
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine
What 226 People Are Saying
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4.6
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D
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ate at bar - great service, delicious food.

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MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Interesting flavors but lacking in execution. Risotto was a huge disappointment, over cooked and under seasoned; the cauliflower lacked crunch, it was almost mushy. The sauces were all on point though, loved the smoky flavor with the albacore. House charcuterie and bread was solid. Would try again, as price was very reasonable.

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JG
Seattle
69 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

THe preparation of the food was good BUT it arrived luke warm and so wasn't at its best. The service was OK but not great.

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful space which holds onto a warehouse feel confirms you are in Seattle. The staff was friendly, helpful and conversational, offer helpful tips and suggestions. The food is all you'll read about and more.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salare never disappoints, it's one of my favorite places to eat in Seattle. Creative and ever changing menu, the food is like art on plates and it's beyond delicious.

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D
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I really wanted to like this more than I did. The food was good, certainly creative but some of the combinations did not work that well. We had a ravioli that was a little sweet and the bread was just okay - for the price it should have been wonderful. Service was spotty as our very nice waiter had too many tables. I greatly appreciate him not charging for a glass of wine that was forgotten for 10 minutes or so. It is certainly a restaurant worth trying and I will again with confidence the experience will be better.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I have always enjoyed this restaurant for dinner, but brunch was a disappointment. The food was expensive, diminutive, and not particularly inspired or tasty. I will not go back. At least not for brunch.

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j
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic flavors, and lived up to the James Beard rating.

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WR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Salare after seeing the chef featured on the Netflix show Ugly Delicious and the meal did not disappoint! We followed our waiter's advice and ordered a bunch of different things and shared them family-style. The food was exciting and delicious. I especially enjoyed the handmade pastas and the yummy desserts. We will absolutely return!

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FM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our favorite in seattle. excellent food and service without pretentiousness

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g
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Creative flavor combos like the beet soup (which was savory and sweetish from strawberries and slightly spicy and had some crunch from nuts). Didn’t think I would love it but wow- it was delicious. Or the tuna with pastrami spice - amazing! Love love love everything we had.

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f
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very unique, creative menu. The pasta dishes are outstanding.

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KM
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Even if our main plate arrived quite late (we waited for about 30 min...), the food was delicious and very creative.

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L
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant - the dishes are unique and tasty.

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NL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service, easy parking and close to home.

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RS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely pleasurable experience will come back again

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DW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The unique flavors we tasted at Salare made the dining experience top notch!

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TR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Decided to give Salare a try after seeing it on a drive through Ravenna.

Food was excellent in presentation and taste. Servers were very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Only real complaint: serving sizes are pretty small for the price. I'm a bigger guy so I'm used to not getting that feeling of fullness at a nice establishment, but my dinner companion is a very petite person, and she was actually the first to comment that even after sharing a starter salad and then having her own full risotto entree, she still felt peckish.

That being said, we did enjoy the experience and will very likely return. Though the portions were smaller than we would have liked, the food was delicious.

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r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dishes were good but variable; some didn’t sing (black cod) but some were truly outstanding (beet gazpacho, risotto, burrata). However the noise level made conversation difficult, and the absence of any sound absorbing surfaces gives the now-too-common impression that turnover is a goal.

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LW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First time at Salare. Heard about it on "Ugly Delicious." Well worth it.

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough good things about Salare. I might become an Edouardo Jordan groupie. Artful and delicious. Masterful taste combinations. Very attentive waitstaff. Everyone seemed to take pride in the presentation of the meal. Loved this place.

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AW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were traveling home from a visit to the San Juan islands and made a special point to try Salare for brunch. We were not disappointed! Foood was fresh and delicious. Drinks were unique and tasty. Bartender Corel took great care of us. If we lived in Seattle we would visit frequently.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! The food was incredible as was the service. Definitely get the biscuits which were beyond good. We just moved from NYC and this is the best meal we’ve had in Seattle by far.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful vibe...great food and awesome wait staff.

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L
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow are the first words out of my mouth. Kudos to Rachael and Gabby for excellent service and making it even more enjoyable than the incredible food! Calamari that wasn’t greasy with hummus and kimchi..who would have thought. Burrata salad that was so fresh you wanted to lick the plate and on and on. We were beside patrons that had ordered every dessert on the menu so we opted for that one left ... Smore delight that couldn’t have been better. This is a great neighborhood find. Total gem and can hardly wait to go back. Big thank you to all the staff that were so attentive and knowledgeable!!!

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T
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I don’t normally write reviews, but this place was so bad that I felt the need to warn others about it. The place looked nice and promising, but when the mixed greens salad came, we saw that the greens were not just wilted, but looked like it was about a week old where the leafy greens were literally decaying. We asked them to replace it and it came back the same way and the wait staff pretended that it was fine. They did manage to take it off our bill, but no one seemed to care at all about our experience there. There are many many places other than this one at this price point, so save yourself a trip...not worth it at all...big fat zero.

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been hearing about Salare almost since its beginning And everything I heard it made me want to go there. Finally, we were able to enjoy their exquisite offerings and Extraordinary service . It may be the best meal we’ve had in Seattle and one of the best in the Pacific Northwest.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. I can’t think of a thing I’d change. A great variety of dishes and flavors for every palate. Can’t wait to go back!

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GB
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous restaurant! The food is creative, fresh & beautifully presented. The service was great & servers very friendly. Can’t wait to go back

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cozy, trendy, and good food without pretention. Rustic meals meet a laid back setting.
20% automatic tip added to the check.

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TH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My impression was that chef went out of his way to create meals that defied explanation. Of the 20+ items on the menu none of them were famialiar to the 4 of us dining and all required detailed explanations. Once explained they were still made of unfamiliar ingredients. Trying too hard to be exotic and not comfort food by any means.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Salare! It is always our go to for special occasions. We just celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary! As usual the meal was outstanding. Everything melted in our mouths.

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HH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent! Creative, fusion. Every bite delicious!

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EB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 2

The staff were all very professional and outgoing. The food however... maybe it was because we were seated towards the end of the night. Lack of seasoning on every dish. Some dishes were over cooked to the point of charred some were not cooked enough. Just a lack of attention in the back of the house. We didn’t finish any of the five dishes we ordered.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food !! Very creative and extremely well balanced

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JF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a great meal. Only request--turn down volume on music.

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BC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a milestone birthday at Salare. We need another major event soon so we can return! Their completely INSPIRED dishes are created with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Excellent service. Go with an open mind as you will see combinations no average mortal would imagine. Trust that you are in the hands of a master and prepare to savor every bite! Note that this is Seattle, and people will show up in their running shorts and tanks. Don't let that mislead you. Salare is genius.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant - and it has been since it opened.

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LE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. The James Beard Award was very well-deserved.

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j
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food which was creative, tasty and beautifully presented. A great neighborhood jewel worth the time and money. All around great eating and dining experience in a warm setting

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