Salt and Barrel

4.6
1182 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1182 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and everything was on point as usual. Best oyster selection on LI.

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RachelK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great!! Oysters were fresh. Poke bowl is delicious.

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StephanieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here! The kale caesar salad is one of the best salads I've ever had and don't forget to try their housemade vanilla cinnamon syrup in latte with dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was impeccable. Staff was great. Ambiance is perfect for a night out with friends.

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Eileenschild
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff. Delicious food! Love the Happy Hour oysters and wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was 10/10! The ambiance, food, & service was incredible & I don’t say that lightly. The oysters were amazing - definitely recommend the fire island oysters. The fried calamari was like no other I’ve ever had. Our server, Gina, was super knowledgeable & super nice! We had a fantastic experience & can’t wait to come back!!!

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vipTeresaT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large selection of specialty beers and cocktails. Fine wine. So many delicious appetizers to choose from it was hard to decide. Our entrees were perfect. Sorry we had no room for dessert. We will be back to try more things on the menu.

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vipMikeC
Poconos
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We always dine at Salt and Barrel.. love the food.. tonight though,,, the loud fire alarm went off from the apartments above for at least 30 minutes… Got earplugs but still difficult.. They need to fix the problem if people upstairs are setting off the alarm when only the fire department can shut off….

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here. They had a limited menu due to Labor Day and staffing. The food was still excellent. The oysters were some of the best I have ever had. Drinks were good and the draft beer list was solid. We are definitely looking forward to going back for the full menu.

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MSIP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service This was my 3rd time dining at S&B Consistently good experiences. Felt well taken care of, appreciated for visiting the restaurant & respectful of our privacy, unhurried & catered to

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Emem
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I met a friend at Salt and Barrel for dinner and everything was very good -- the food, the service, the ambience. I was glad to see that all staff was masked. It was a convenient and nice place for us to meet, and I'm sure we'll be there again soon.

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ChristinaR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was very good, although we did feel a bit rushed. We were in and out in under an hour. Will definitely return.

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kjfiores
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was very sweet and seated is right away. Our waitress was very sweet and friendly and recommended a perfect sweet wine for my taste. For apps we got the calamari and baked clams, both were delicious! They also made sure to bring our sons chicken tenders with the apps, which is ALWAYS appreciated. They were a little well done, but he ate them and loved the fries. Hubby had the brisket burger and i had the warm lobster roll. AMAZING. Definition coming back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Chose this restaurant for their gluten free options to celebrate daughter’s leaving for college. Online menu offered gf calamari and to alert server to allergies. Get to restaurant and this item is no longer gluten free. Ordered dinner and wedge salad was ordered with oil and vinegar dressing with grilled chicken. Server did not comment. Waited 40 min for meal and salad is brought with crispy (coated) chicken-not gf, with no dressing. The food runner was asked about the chicken who indicated that they “do not do grilled chicken”. The salad was sent back and asked to be remade without chicken. The food runner asked if the chicken could just be removed from the plate. The waiter came over and confirmed they “do not do grilled chicken”. At this point none explained there was a seared chicken. Subsequently the manager/owner came to the table inquiring about the problem and proceeded to argue that the chicken was seared not crispy and asked what the allergy was. In trying to explain the allergy she argued about the chicken. At this point it had been 1 hour. The salad was remade and brought out again without dressing. At no point did anyone ask or offer any protein option for that salad. No apology given by owner/manager. So $15 was spent after an hour wait on a half of a head of iceberg lettuce. Shockingly the bill came,Nothing was removed from the bill and no courtesy extended. We will not be going back to this restaurant. Dining out gf is hard enough but to misrepresent items online and to get an argument from management is unnecessary and unacceptable.

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JeanMarieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Would recommend dining here.

JB
vipJoeB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice place great kind of cool vibe. oysters and the drinks were great good menu although the oysters aren't on the menu ?? nice staff
couldn't do enough for you. Brisket was great as well.

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MAbbott
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with my experience @ Salt &Barrel...the food was excellent, the service quite accommodating, and an overall enjoyable experience!

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BAPP
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had some of the best baked clams I ever had. The food was excellent and the service was delightful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was quick and accommodating
Bartender was able to make us special drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service was great ! Wonderful evening !

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FredN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Oysters and was not disappointed. Fresh and tasty with a great selection. And our waiter Kristopher was fantastic.

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vipskyblue
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful experience. Staff is superb food is unique and exceptional. Cocktails are inventive and varied. Our waiter Efefe was the best even remembering us from previously dining there some months ago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server VINCENT was awesome! He was so informative of the different types of oysters, attentive, cordial and made our meal that more enjoyable!

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MaryamN
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was expecting more from the place. Food was ok. Too overpriced for what you get. Oysters didnt seem fresh

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing great service very happy

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vipRhonda18
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent excellent service. Effey was our waiter. He was beyond fabulous.. the restaurant was put of certain foods that were on their menu. Disappointing. But whatever we ordered was delish. Ridiculous to charge 4% if using your credit card..

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MarianC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best best raw and grilled oysters!! The drinks are amazing as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu gave you a wide variety of different dishes. Our server who has a striking resemblance to Geraldo Rivera was very helpful in explaining the choices we had. Service was professional, the food came to the table in a timely manner yet we certainly were not rushed.
The food is of high quality and is prepared perfectly. We have been to Salt & Barrel several times and will continue to patronize this happening Bayshore Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately it took an hour and a half for our entrées to come out. Won’t be heading back to this restaurant anytime soon. At that point it would have been nice if they offered a free drink or something but they did not.

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vipMidgie
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice dinner was had by all. Staff were courteous and friendly. Oysters and clams were nice and cold and so fresh. . . Drinks were excellent. 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters and our waitress was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food and drinks we ordered were amazing. The oysters were especially fresh and tasty. The brisket sandwich was delicious as well and a good portion size. Prices are on the expensive side but well worth it!

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vipMollyP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

S+B is one of my favorite restaurants on Long Island, so whenever I have friends or family visit, this is one spot I am sure to bring them. The food did not disappoint, per usual, but Vinny our waiter was outstanding. He made excellent recommendations and was incredibly personable. Everything about the meal was phenomenal. I’m looking forward to my next meal, hopefully in Vinny’s section!

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StaceyZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant never disappoints! From the fresh Long Island oysters to the tarragon biscuits to the top notch seafood appetizers and entree dishes! Oh and of course the Bar!
Service is perfect - we always request Vincent - so knowledgeable and attentive - he’s the best !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!!

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vipIris
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual!!! Salt and Barrel never disappoints. One of the best restaurants on Long Island. Just make sure you make a reservation because they are always booked up on the weekends. Looking forward to dining there again soon!!

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vipLaurie
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time at Salt and Barrel and it won't be our last.
The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The chef should be
commended for the delicious food that was presented. We ordered
oysters and shrimp for starter and wanted more, but chose to try
other items on the menu. The Calamari was tender and cooked to
perfection. The fish tacos were stuffed with amazing fish and condiments.
My favorite was the mussels in wine sauce and the truffle fries!
Great restaurant!

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DanA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service, the shell steak was amazing, highly recommend.

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Barney
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The place was ok, food was ok, atmosphere was ok. Everything was just ok. Wasn't really wowed but will go back.

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Jeebs67
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here is meticulously prepared, unique and delicious. Service was excellent. The only reason that I didn't give 5 stars across the board was that the AC was broken so it was uncomfortably warm inside.

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Salt and Barrel is rated 4.6 stars by 1182 OpenTable diners.

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