Salt and Barrel

4.7
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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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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating whenever there was an issue the manager came right over and took care of it

b
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I went out with a girlfriend and tried Salt and Barrel; she is a vegetarian so we wanted a seafood restaurant that she could enjoy. We were told we had to order an appetizer and our meal at the same time since it was a Saturday night, however the table right next to us (and I mean RIGHT next to us - it was cozy..) ordered their app and then their dinner, so that was a little off putting, however the food was great. My friend ordered tuna and one piece was a little bit over done, but my salmon was perfect. I would recommend it!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved my meal there! My husband and I started w the calamari which was delicious but I wished it came w some lemon wedges but no biggie. I ordered the lobster tail dinner, which was so tasty but was also $66. I do feel like for that price, it could have come w a salad as well. The cost seemed high in my opinion for the amount of food received. Other than that everything was very good and service was exceptional. We are definitely planning on going back.

s
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

service was not friendly, food was cold and had to be reheated. overpriced for what we paid not one of the best in Bayshore there are much better restaurants to go to

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I both enjoyed our food, the ambiance, and service. We’ll definitely be return customers.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

My husband and I have been to Salt and Barrel quite a few times, and we made these reservations about a month in advance. Upon our arrival, the hostess sat us in the back, in the middle of a cluster of two-tops that typically aren’t there (I think they added tables in anticipation of it being busy for Valentine’s Day). It was uncomfortably tight, and we were on top of other couples and could hear their conversations. Other couples were sat at larger tables, in the middle of the restaurant with lots of space, which really made me upset. We ended up spending close to $300 on our dinner, which was delicious, but we were uncomfortable and confused as to why other couples were getting large tables right in front of us. This completely ruined our experience. Why would a couple who made reservations far in advanced, that were nicely dressed, get cramped in the back of a restaurant while other couples were seated at large tables? This was one of our favorite restaurants but this really ruined it for us.

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, our sever was very helpful, and the ambience was great. There was also live music which was excellent. Our cocktails were also delicious. Will definitely return!

H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there for Valentine’s Day. Food was amazing!!! Service was amazing. I can’t wait to go back

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in town👍

J
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, service and food! The menu has something for everyone and is very interesting . I can’t wait to return.

J
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and food were excellent. We arrived at 7:15 for our meal and were not rushed at all even though the restaurant kept filling up. At 9:30 the band began to play and the music was great...and LOUD. We realized that at that time it was more of a bar crowd so we enjoyed the music for awhile before ending our evening. Definitely would return knowing that dinner on the earlier side is a good choice for us.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good drinks, good food, GREAT service...always enjoy my time there, whether for dinner, brunch, or just hanging out at the bar.

DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all thought it was overpriced for the portion size, but the food was very good. We probably will not go back, but we would recommend it if you like small portions. Thank goodness for happy hour drinks.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. Had steak and eggs for Brunch and The steak was Cooked perfect. Definitely Will Come back

CD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Brunch, a unique Brunch menu. We enjoyed our overall experience. The service was wonderful and the Mimosa's were good. The drinks were priced fair, food seemed a little over priced. Interior space very cool and trendy, felt like NYC. Good people watching from our table near window on Main Street.

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a little bit of a wait for our table but there was room at the bar have a drink.

RK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, and the food and drinks are always spectacular!!

SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great deal during restaurant week. Happy hour specials were awesome. Would definitely go back.

CH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cold Smoked Oysters were excellent, as well as the papa fritas. We got 4 types of oysters, the beach blonde was my all time favorite, I could eat a dozen of them easily. The biscuits were light and fluffy and even the ravioli was good. The mains were just average we got the miso glazed cod and the pork gnocchi. Our dessert is in our fridge pending review. Cocktails were delicious, I especially enjoyed the parasol. Will definitely be back.

SL
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Vincent was wonderful! The food is always great and atmosphere and staff are friendly. We will be back!

X
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is amazing! The food, service and atmosphere is perfect for a date or group setting!

LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a spectacular experience

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our experience
We were accommodated when we needed to update our reservation, adding more people for our dinner reservation.
The service is quite attentive and friendly. The dining room I has good energy and is orchestrated with thoughtfulness and a presence that nurtured our experience with them.
The food, the selection of seasonal ingredients is based on a variety of wholesome dishes created with a care and respectable understanding for creative expression, sound technique and a true nature for restraint.
The Flavors were forward and clean as well as layered to enhance the natural elements.
Our evening was a delight and was timed with precision.

m
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very underwhelmed with our dinner. Burrata was ok but crostini was so hard it was barely chewable and there was soooo much balsamic reduction. The baked clams were bland and very dry. The gigantic lobster tail (approx 18 oz).my husband & I ordered as entree was terrible. Came sliced on bed of some kind of hash with Brussels sprouts etc. the lobster tail was horrible... very tough, very dry. Left most of dish & no one even asked why. Beautiful place but all our seafood was extremely dried out...like it sat under heat lamp too long. Wanted to like this place but food was a no.

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!!

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

a
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu , tasty ingredients.
Very enjoyable.

S
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite places and always better when Peter is our server.

Had a really nice table along the back wall. Peter welcomes us and took drink orders. As usual got me a sample of a beer to try before ordering.

Ordered an array of oysters (who can pass up Oyster Happy Hour deals?)... followed by a Kale salad with root vegetables. Truly appreciated the pace of service as we never felt rushed.

For dinner my wife had the Bronzino fillet and I had the Brazilian Lobster tail. Pricy but worth every bite.

Skipped on dessert - who could eat dessert after all that we had but the options looked amazing!

If there’s one criticism it’s charging for refills on seltzer water (especially after having had two beers). $2.50 for Seltzer water is steep and charging for refills just seems unnecessary. Didn’t let it ruin yet another amazing meal at Salt and Barrel.

KR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food. Definitely going back.

RM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burratta appetizer was creamy and delicious, chicken in brown pan gravy was moist and flavorful as was the branzino, desert of a smoky apple tart with ice cream was excellent , I will return

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible dining experience. Food is phenomenally created, cooked and served by the best of the best. The raw bar and cocktails always exceed expectations. My favorite restaurant in Long Island.

EK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, food was good, but my wife’s pork chop was under cooked, they did complete her a glass of wine for the issues.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! All parties made s special occasion extra special!!

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here was on New Years Eve. The food and drinks were spot on. Had the porterhouse off the specials menu, it was cooked to the perfect temperature. Highly recommend.

TT
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time, looking for some place special for New Year's Eve. We had heard great things about the place, but we weren't sure what to expect. The atmosphere, vibe was just amazing, the service top notch and the food was simply outstanding. We cannot wait to go back.

c
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A tad bit pricey. Food is tasty but not the price. Only 3 halves of small eggs for the devil's eggs doesn't add up to be a shareable appetizer.

KG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with oysters which you have lots to choose from, they were delicious. Had scallops which were not salty and had a delicious mint orange reduction sauce, fillet mignon which was ordered medium rare but came out raw, but was quickly fixed and they threw in a free drink for our troubles. Very nice staff.

RW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Best frittata I’ve ever had. Always delicious food here.

ME
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Usually great food and awesome drinks. Something changed, service was awful and food just average. Drinks were still awesome so if you’re just going for the bar you should be fine.