Salt and Barrel

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
An authentic oyster bar with an urban vibe and vintage soul. Serving classic cocktails, craft taps, and coastal fare with a rotating selection of east/west coast oysters daily.
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SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Extremely noisy, sat near kitchen entrance, so noisy and a lot of traffic. Will not return.
We will recommend to others but warn them of the noise.
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c
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live locally but for no particular reason had not been to Salt & Barrel for quite some time. Our reservation for Sunday at 630 was ready and we were seated promptly. The menu is interesting and has lots of options. Our server was friendly and attentive, although he *forgot* to ask us if we might be interested in specials. This situation happens to us quite often& we are always disappointed when we hear other people being told about the specials after our order has been placed. We both had mussels & they were delicious! The noise level was not too loud with the room about half full. We had a quite nice experience & likely will return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday and Vincent made it amazing and special! Great service and amazing food!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was really nice, and the service was great. We were seated right on time, and didn’t wait at all to order drinks. The food was very good. All in all a great evening.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. The lobster special for the summer is beyond amazing

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife loves coming here for happy hour. Great ambiance, good food, but still a little pricey. Was happy the restaurant made reservations per my instructions. Thank you!

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O
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, good food and nice ambience. Also extensive rum list! Would definitely return for a casual dinner.

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MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

If you like the high cost and limited menu of Manhattan restaurants, Salt be warned. The craft beer on tap my husband ordered looked and tasted like fizzy grapefruit juice. Waiter got my friend's dinner order wrong, but she kindly ate it anyway. Would NOT go back.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at a hi-top table in the bar area. Service was great. A wide variety of oysters which were very fresh.
Definitely will be coming back

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M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience is great each and every time.

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L
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Both the décor and food were modern & sleek. Unique menu, unique ingredients...dinner was good, not spectacular...but good. Wine List was average. The tables were a bit too tight so it was difficult to keep my attention on my own table and poor acoustics made for a very loud dinner experience. Server was attentive and knowledgeable.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the staff was around all throughout to cleanup after each course. Our waitress was great. She explained the menu, the special pricing, didn’t rush us and was just a pleasant person throughout our meal. Maybe a little pricey, but if you don’t mind paying a little more for good food and service, you will enjoy this restaurant.

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NC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prices are slightly high, but oysters were delicious. Menu states 1.25 but most were 2.00

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KO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing , great local beer selection, wine selection and oysters..
Small Menu but everything is on point!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food overall was not great. Some specific dishes were good but nothing to go back to...

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LB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The chef has succeeded in a tender octopus dish which is very difficult to do. Scallops were sweet and cooked perfectly. Salt and Barrel is a little pricey.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and food but was seating in the bar area which was too loud for our liking. Suggest requesting your seating preference beforehand

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KG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our second visit to Salt and Barrel and the food and service were once again outstanding. I was excited to sit in the main restaurant (last time we booked late and had a high top near the bar), but we were seated at the worst table...a 2-top practically in the kitchen. Other than that everything was delicious and fantastic. The cocktail menu is also a favorite!

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed dinner with a friend at Salt and Barrel! I particularly liked the CBD drink menu! I’ve never seen that any where! Will be going back :)

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KL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was flavorful and the drinks were on point

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N
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The assortment of oysters was great and the rest of the food was very good. The duck breast was superb except that it did not have much of an accompaniment. The desert was nothing special.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant should have a changing table for babies in the bathrooms.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, beautiful restaurant. The live music can be a little loud if you sit at the bar but the noise volume was lower in the dining area. Went for brunch and it was delicious. Will definitely return for dinner and would recommend to anyone.

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Yes great food and decor.
Was too loud
Excellent apps

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NM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Constantly interrupted when trying to have a conversation. Felt rushed. Not an enjoyable evening. They clearly wanted to turn the table over quickly.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place to go for oysters! (Go for happy hour for a great deal). Super fresh and delicious.

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EO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

So everyone was great. Service was excellent. The place is pretty and I would return. I wish there were a few selections on the menu that were a little more simple. Everything is loaded with lots of ingredients. A simple salad for example or maybe a nice chicken dish. There were so many ingredients in the dishes that some I never heard of. I would definitely go back for happy hour and appetizers at the bar or maybe just order some appetizers for dinner.

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AS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The menu has changed a little and wish there were more options like when it first opened. For someone with shellfish allergies there was not a lot to choose from and I recall there being more choices for me in the beginning. The food is so good however and love the atmosphere. Drinks are great as well

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Waiter was terrible. Very abrupt, taking my drink before I finished, didn’t bring second drink. Didn’t come over to the table to see if dinner was good or we needed anything.
Also did nit say THANK You.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service and food were excellent. The tables were a little close and the noise levels were a little high, but we will definitely come back. The drink specials were also very good.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to sit down and have a great time. The servers are awesome and the oyster selection is outstanding.

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t
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

great value at happy hour
if you like oysters

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! One of our favorite date night spots!!!

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is beautiful and the service was top-notch! The muscles pot with lobster was delicious! I really enjoyed the shrimp pad Thai that was recommended to me by the waiter ! I was pleasantly surprised by their biscuits ! When biscuits are on the menu I can’t resist them! There is a drink on the menu called the Tide (I believe), and it was delicious!!!!

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Went for dinner with friends on a sunday night at 730. Felt incredibly rushed to finish and leave. They were asking if we wanted anything wrapped while we were still eating and started clearing plates while we were still chewing our food!

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BO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal, as always - oyster happy hour and really special entrees made it just perfect. Great vibe in the place - it was my son's choice for his 21st birthday celebration but still comfortable for us. He loved his squid ink pasta and I was really happy with my burger - all levels of the menu deliver! Can't wait to go back.

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite go-to restaurant when I'm on LI. Wonderful, quality food and excellent cocktails. Great for date nights and/or casual special occasions. Perfect for city transplants that are now in the burbs.

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P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers was awesome - she made fantastic food and drink recommendations, and was just super personable and nice. As always, the food was amazing. I had the seafood tortellini (spectacular), my husband loved the flounder, and our daughter was very happy with the salmon. We just love coming here!

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