Salt at The Ritz-Carlton

4.8
1944 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Salt, a AAA Five Diamond award winning restaurant features simple ingredients from the earth and the sea, properly seasoned and artfully prepared. With more than 400 available wines and an innovative menu showcasing the bounty of the season, Salt offers a dining experience that is a rare combination of the relaxed and refined. As a tribute to the contemporary coastal setting, more than 40 varieties of salt, harvested from every corner of the world, are available to enhance the flavor and appearance of each exquisite dish.

Gentlemen are required to wear long pants and closed toe shoes in the dining room.

*Menus are subject to change for holidays and special events. Please contact directly for more information.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered the Chef’ Adventure tasting menu dinner... it was not adventurous or imaginative. The meal was $125 per person- it was tasty but over priced compared to other menu items. We had planned for the Salt Steak and Eggs but that is no longer offered as a new chef took over 3 weeks ago.

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vipLark3719
Charlotte
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful from beginning to end. Perfect special occasion treat

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went for Mother’s Day and disappointed to find that Salt was not up to it’s standards. Disappointed that the Ritz and Salt did not have a better plan for the day and the menu. Expected more from them both.

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FloridaGal
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

To begin, the hostess was evidently "helping out", and didn’t know to which table we had been assigned- even with the seating chart in her hand. We were given a table in the middle of the dining room even though there was a table by the window that was never occupied during the almost 2 hours we were there. The biggest disappointment was that there is NO BATHROOM in the restaurant itself! It is down a hallway towards the lobby. I am handicapped, and my husband would have had to interrupt his meal to wheel me down to it. Fortunately, the Maitre d' Robert (the best part of the whole evening!) wheeled me to the restroom and back. I could have probably used my cane if there had been a restroom within the restaurant. Even a small 1 toilet one would have been all that was needed. I have traveled all over the world, eaten at literally hundreds of restaurants, and I have NEVER encountered a restaurant without a restroom! I even wonder if this is ADA compliant.
The plates and flatware were fine, but the wine glasses were of mediocre quality, and the decor could use some updating. Our server Jeff was very attentive, and our food came in a timely manner. We were first brought a lagniappe of a quail egg, which was interesting. Our appetizers were the prawns and the soup- both of which were just okay. My husband enjoyed his red grouper, but my pappardelle was light on the "Scallops / Shrimp / Lobster" and heavy on the "Wild Mushrooms". We each had a different souffle, and both were good if a bit on the small side. They brought us a "Happy Anniversary" tray with some small sweets and a container of Himalayan salt.
We had waited a long time (due to the pandemic) to visit Salt, and we came away a bit underwhelmed, considering its reputation and location within the Ritz.

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FredZ
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David, our waiter, was very attentive without being overbearing. Great relaxing dining experience. Food preparation was excellent.

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Greg
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner with my wife. Wonderful experience. Food was pricey, but delicious. Restaurant went out of their way to make our anniversary special. I received the wrong fish entree dinner, but I didn’t want to mess with the night and it turns out it was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I am reluctant to criticize any restaurant right now since so many were deeply impacted by the pandemic and are just starting to get back up to speed. However, Salt has been/is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the state, so it is held to a different standard.

Unfortunately, Salt has yet to regain its form and so I almost want to recommend sophisticated diners hold off visiting it until more time has passed. Not all of its issues can be blamed on the pandemic, either. For example, the decision to take the signature ‘steak and eggs’ dish off of the menu is a severe misfire.

Is Salt still a good restaurant. Yes, mostly. But the service levels, menu offerings, and wine list are not on par with a Five Diamond experience.

I hope this assessment is proven wrong as quickly as possible.

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vipSqrl
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Restaurant was pleasant. An issue with an entree was quickly resolved. Nice to try once.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the nicest restaurant I have ever been to and everything we ate was exceptional. The live music on Thursday evening was different and very much enjoyed. It wasn’t loud but it was a perfect background noise for a romantic evening.

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barryc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience beginning with the courteous valet attendant, everyone was so efficient, friendly,and professional. This will be an anniversary always remembered. Thank you .

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vipEmilyT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to visit the Ritz and Amelia - Salt is simply outstanding!!

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JaredSS07
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stacey was an amazing server. The new chef is outstanding and his tasting menu was one of the best I’ve had.

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AnneM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff was amazing and very attentive and the food was wonderful. Our server Patty was really wonderful and helped us with a great wine selection.

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vipJoanne
Phoenix
102 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, cuisine, and beverages! Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
53 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Salt for our 48th wedding anniversary.
The food, ambiance and service were outstanding.
Our server, Olga was superb.
Please thank her for us!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service, great food, exceptional wine selections. Would definitely recommend.

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GregY
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, and great atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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LuciK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt NEVER disappoints....always a place to go if you want ALL your senses engaged...we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, and apart from having to wait longer than usual for service, it was and always is an amazing culinary experience.

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GaleT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to dine while visiting Amelia Island, even if you are not staying at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island. We enjoyed both. Pricey but worth it in every way.

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vipLVFood
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food
We recommend the tasting it wine pairing
The perfect meal to finish our getaway

JC
JanetC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5/1/21 It was good but not quite what everybody talked about. Have eaten at several of the Ritz and this one was not overly exceptional

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Rottytoo
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 4 course chef’s menu with the sommelier selected wines. Food was beautiful, creative and delicious. Wine pairing was on spot for the dishes presented. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive and she brought the chef out so we could discuss a dish. Music was provided by a guitarist who came over and chatted with us. The only drawback was a noisy child several tables over but, that was the parents fault, not the restaurant.

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vipMLPA
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of six was seated at a beautiful ocean view table as we requested. We were aware that many restaurants are still understaffed due to the pandemic, but the service we received from Patty and the other servers was excellent. We ordered a variety of entrees, meat..fish and pasta and everyone was more than pleased with their choice. We finished off our meal with the soufflés. Everything was delicious!

We visited for a special occasion birthday dinner and their honoring of the occasion far exceeded our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were a bit disappointed in the chef’s tasting. The food wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t as good as expected. Typically the chef’s tasting is the best option, but in this case I think we would have been better ordering off the menu. The service was excellent, though.

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ThomasA
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top dining experiences I’ve ever had

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Dyertroop
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and it did not dissapoint. The attention to detail, and the experience with the different salts was just amazing. The staff was very knowledgeable and incredibly pleasant. The 4 course menu topped it off with an amazing dessert.

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Greg
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Being rated a five diamond restaurant, it was disappointing based on our experiences. The restaurant itself was beautiful in an even better setting. The food was but good but not inspired or creative. Could find the dishes served at nearly any fine dining restaurant, for a 5 diamond restaurant I expect more in food quality and presentation, see picture of the Buffalo served. There was no imagination there. Salt is noted for their use of salt. They did not describe what salt was used, if any, to enhance each dish or what salt on our table might pair nicely with the dish. There were also several other missteps in an experience we would not expect from a 5 diamond restaurant. We had a nice meal but not as special as we expected.

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vipannap
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the ritz Carlton and ate at Salt to celebrate my birthday

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vipTraceyB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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MarisaD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food.
Olga, our server was attentive & terrific.
The guitarist who was playing was soo talented and that created a wonderful ambience.
I had the foie gras, and papardelle pasta which were so delectable.

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GuillermoN
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the place we were celebrating an anniversary and they made a point of making it special.

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vipWalterA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from Patty. Food was exceptional. Nice view and ambience. Only recommendation is that they need to step up their wine list (or bring your own). It does not match the quality of the food.

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vipLoriL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar cuisine with phenomenal service and ambience. A must when in Amelia Island!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt was an excellent experience. We all enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. The service was fantastic and the food as always was amazing.

TM
TrenttonM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific. Specially prepared menus in my wife’s given name was a terrific touch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible!

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vipJohn
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We arrived early to a cocktail before dinner. The wait for service in the lounge for a was terrible. Grossly understaffed!

Nonetheless, we were determined not to allow that experience to deter our celebration.

Fortunately, the server was knowledgeable about the menu and offered several recommendations we took. However, the “shrimp and grits” recommendation was a bust. It included two paltry shrimp that tasty enough but certainly on the small side and a small dollop of grits.

The rest of the recommendations were solid. Of note, the pasta with seafood was very good and had plenty of shrimp and scallops.

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vipKingCavalier
Detroit
77 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We dined with friends and looked forward to Salt as we had heard very good things. We stopped in the bar prior to our reservation for cocktails. However it took nearly 20 minutes to get served as the bartender had diners at the bar and no other help. Once seated at our table our server was a bit robotic ... but polite. Three of us had sea bass and the other bison filet. When the food came it was very cold ... quite disappointing. We complained and the food was taken away. Only to be returned and apparently not redone but microwaved. It was not good to say the least. We were quite surprised by this experience as we dined at Coast a few times and had very good service and food.

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vipjwrtexas
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olga is a fabulous waitress

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AnneK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with great friends. I ordered the sea bass and was very impressed with taste and presentation

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Salt at The Ritz-Carlton is rated 4.8 stars by 1944 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.