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About Salt at The Ritz-Carlton

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.

4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 277-1087

Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/AmeliaIsland/Dining/SaltTheGrillattheRitz-Carlton/Default.htm

Parking Details:
Complementary valet parking

Executive Chef:
Rick Laughlin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Salt at The Ritz-Carlton Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (8)
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Local Ingredients (8)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We've been to Salt on several occasion.
This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and wine in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance, service, and amazing tasting food. Everyone was extremely kind and professional. The waiter was very knowledgeable, professional, and gave great recommendations!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

Service ( Patti),food, wine, and ambience exceptional but all at a very high price.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a fabulous dinner. Service is exceptional. We dine here at least twice a year and the staff remembers us and our children. We absolutely love this place.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have eaten at some very upscale restaurants, and this one fell short in my opinion. Service was great, I just wasn’t wowed by the food.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Salt.
The food was excellent and the service exceptional.
We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service and food were outstanding. It was our second time there. The noise, however, was louder than any of the high end restaurants I've ever been too. I could barely hear my wife and she was sitting right beside me. Very annoying. Not sure if it was the acoustics of the room or the large party of folks they had in there.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The whole experience was outstanding! Loved the food, ambiance, the staff! I was blown away. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

A wonderful experience from the host/hostess to leaving after a great meal .
Mother/Daughter night out, Server Jeff and assistant Nathan made our time there a fun, delicious and learning experience. Thank You!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our server was awesome and the food was incredible

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent food. We tried the Salmon and the Snapper. Everything on each plate worked beautifully.

Did not know that The Ritz Carlton has paired with the Rothchilds to come out with their own champagne. It is pricey, but absolutely delicious!!!!

We could not resist the dark chocolate souffle, even though we often skip dessert. It was also excellent.

Enjoy!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. Nice live music. The tuna tartare is the best out side of Japan. The carrot cake has to be the best in the world. Service was great. The only glitch was having to settle for Courvoisier rather than Harvey’s Bristol Cream for an after dinner drink. (Harvey’s is hard to find on Amelia Island).

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic experience for my Birthday! For our appetizer we had the roasted root salad and yellowfin tuna. Both amazing and quite flavorful. My husband had the Bison tenderloin and I had the Alaskan halibut. Both were very good but I think I had the winner! Excellent wine selection. You can never go wrong with Stag's Leap! SALT is truly a unique experience as you are able to sample 4 of their most popular salts. Highly recommend to any foodie! Great service too!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Outstanding service, ambiance and food. The prawns and grits were especially outstanding.
We were able to share this dish and have it plated separately with its special presentation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

SALT was an unbelievable dining experience. They made a birthday celebration truly into something special. Even if you took all of the "special touches" away, you would still be left with a fantastic menu, and a staff that is A+, top-drawer from beginning to end. We must have interacted with at least 10 different members of the front of house team and each was as knowledgeable, kind and attentive as the last. I would highly recommend to anyone in the area for a special celebration and a memorable meal.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely loved the service! The appetizer and deserts were absolutely delicious, while I though the entrees were just average. Good place for a romantic meal though!

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Salt is truly amazing! It should be the reason you visit the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island! It is hard to put into words just how delicious the food is! I had a tuna appetizer and the elk entree, plus we shared the dark chocolate souffle and goat cheese souffle. We were able to try several different salts. The different breads were also delicious. Our server, Patty, took us on a kitchen tour. We wish we had known we could do a private kitchen meal. Next time we will do the tasting menu. We loved Salt and see why it is rated so high!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best service ever

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Primary disappointment was due to the service. I️t took nearly 30 min from the time we were seated before we saw the waitress and that was only because we finally asked. This unacceptable anywhere let alone a five diamond restaurant. We were offered complimentary drinks but the long delays persisted until we got our meals. As a result I left feeling like I paid too much for the experience and probably won’t ever return.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is the BEST restaurant in NE Florida. Matt, our waiter, is always wonderful, we request him each time we return for a great dinner. The rest of the staff is also very good, very attentive, knowledgeable and personable. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

A five star restaurant in every sense. An ocean view with wonderful food. All at a five star price. But this restaurant is worth it. We both had fillet and lobster. They shelled it in the kitchen (at our request). Both were perfectly cooked. Desert was 3 small souffles.....each a different flavor. The service was excellent......there when we needed them, and otherwise they didn't bother us. The signature is un-salted butter with the rolls........with an assortment of flavored (imported) salts to go on the rolls. I have never run into that before. I will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was wonderful! From the valet service to all of the servers and the maitre d! Amazing experience for our 29th wedding anniversary.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband and I have been to Amelia Island three times and each time we have made a point of dining at Salt because of the superb culinary experience. Each time has been a complete delight!
The food is spectacular both from the standpoints of ingredients and presentation. What a treat!
Service is so genuinely caring. Atmosphere is beautiful. Really a sweet time.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in the Southeast if not all USA. Every dish a culinary masterpiece. Ranks with places like Restaurant Daniel in NYC and The French Laundry in CA.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Traveled from Ohio on three occasions in the last 14 months. A must go stop when traveling to Amelia Island

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Innovative and creative.

We saved the best till last on a five day stay on Amelia Island! The food at Salt was innovative and perhaps a little experimental with some great unexpected flavors. Delicious in-house bread came with hand churned, unsalted butter and a selection of flavored salts
as befitting the restaurant’s name. The fabulously velvety chilled white asparagus soup was gorgeously surrounded by a generous amount of lobster and shaved asparagus, and I would have ordered the salmon entree just to have the unctuous leek bread pudding! The snapper had a tantalizing yet undefinable Asian spin, and both fish dishes were perfectly moistly cooked, but the highlight of our evening was the trio of soufflés - justifiably a house speciality.

The service was professional and knowledgeable without being overpowering. A delightful touch was the gift of a box of our favorite salt (In this case jalapeño)! A delightful end to a few days on Amelia Island.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The dinner here was amazing! My favorite part was trying all of the different salts on a piece of buttered sourdough bread! It was obviously expensive but worth it for s special occasion! I hope to come again!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Dined at Salt on our second evening on Amelia Island. Ate at another resort restaurant the evening before after being advised that it was best on the Island. Oh my was that advise wrong. The experience at Salt was everything you would expect at a Ritz property. Beginning with the valet greeting us by name, the entire evening was fabulous. Food and service were exceptional. Overall the evening exceeded our expectation !!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

When you can make grits a reason to come back, you know you have an amazing chef. Combine that with interesting salads, perfectly done meats and deserts you can't say no to despite being full, and you know you've found a special place. Thanks for a great night.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Amazing food and service! Definitely would come back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Went for a late night date. Our server Patti was great, very personable and attentive. Just what you would expect at The Ritz. We had the bison and the shrimp - both excellent. The food was fairly priced, but the wines by the glass were very pricey.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fabulous, as always. Everything is consistently excellent and is why we always eat here when enjoying a stay on Amelia Island.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is an amazing restaurant with an extremely talented chef and staff. Yes, one is paying top dollar but it is worth every cent for the knowledge, service and attention that each course presents. "Salt" translates into one of the best fine dining experiences on Amelia Island.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Impeccable service, delicious food, amazing experience. We will return!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Rian (our server) made this experience very special for us!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Everything was perfect

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We did the Chef's adventure tasting and it was fabulous! We celebrated my husband's birthday and they made it very special.

Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We have eaten here many times over the years. Never fails. Exquisite dining experience EVERY time. We have eaten at the private kitchen table several times as well. Awesome. Highly recommend it. Chef Rick and his staff go above and beyond on each and every visit. Looking forward to our next trip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Salt was an incredible dining experience. The staff is so friendly and make you feel so special. I highly recommend the root vegetable salad, and the GOAT CHEESE SOUFFLEE! Oh my goodness I would go back just for that soufflee! The salt pairings are a special treat as well. We will go back for another special occasion for sure!

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