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About SALT - Boulder

The philosophy at SALT is simple; a belief that the best food travels the shortest distance from farm to table, that menus should change with the seasons and that the locally sourced ingredients, combined with European technique and innovative thinking make for a truly remarkable experience. Chef Bradford Heap and his staff have made a commitment to source local, organic and fresh ingredients whenever possible. The menu reflects this mind-set, simple, yet elegant and delicious. The wines, while sourced all over the world offer our guests some classic profiles, while introducing them to some new and exciting choices as well as a pre-prohibition cocktails with a twist. Approachable, but sophisticated. Enjoy!

1047 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
11th and Pearl Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(303) 444-7258

Website:
http://www.saltthebistro.com/

Additional:
Farm to Table

SALT - Boulder Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for a Date (23)
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Local Ingredients (21)
Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Cozy (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
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Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful meal and service! Been to the restaurant three times and it is always excellent!

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

Went to Salt for my wife’s birthday. Requested special seating which was kindly accommodated and they were certain to acknowledge our special occasion. Service was outstanding considering a limited staff for a busy evening. The food was served promptly and was delicious. I would recommend Salt without hesitation.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good food. They are proud of their bloody Mary’s with that price point which was mediocre at best.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Very relaxing evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We have eaten here often over the years always a good meal with excellent service. Portions are ample but not too so.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Highly disappointed in the overall experience from this place- not sure if it was due to a special menu for New Year, or if that's how it always is.
The stratosphere cocktail was not as advertised, and we could tell the champagne was not fresh and it lacked any flavor.
Our meal was completely overpriced for what we received. Five of us were eating out, and all our soups were served cold, with one bowl of the French Onion so bad that the cheese wasn't melted and we had to send it back. Three of us had the lobster pasta dish, and although the lobster was good the noodles were poorly executed. They had been sitting out too long before being served, and lacked any flavor to add to the dish. The strawberry shortcake for dessert had a 'biscuit' (brick) that was so tough it would have had to soak in order to make it edible.
To end the night, a homeless person came in off the street and started harassing our table. He was talking to other people before getting to our table and being disruptive.
I can honestly say the only positive part was how quickly the bartender reacted to trying to remove him from bothering us- he was very professional, and it was refreshing to see that.
The nearly $500 spent on loved ones to provide an incredible experience to end the year was ruined in every way imaginable.
Overall, I was highly disappointed, and don't see myself returning again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to salt for New Year's Eve, the menu was wonderful and each protein was perfectly cooked. Really remarkable, we loved it.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I recently ate at Salt for NYE special. I have eaten at Salt before and for a previous holiday special menu and it was delicious. This time around the food choices weren’t as exciting. My husband and I like to order different dishes and then share. Both soups were good, but I’ve made a French Onion at home that was better. My schnitzel entree was so oily and off putting that I asked to exchange it for another dish. I understand that it’s a fried dish, but pressing down on it with my fork leaked out running oil. Please know, I don’t like doing things like that, but although I couldn’t stomach the Pork Schnitzel I couldn’t stomach paying $65 and not eating my main entree. The dessert in my opinion was the best course. Their basil ice cream wasn’t just yummy, but really exciting to eat. The chocolate tart with blood orange sauce was divine. Overall the value wasn’t there for there special menu. However, I would try again in there everyday menu because in the past it’s always been delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dad was in town for New Years

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had an excellent Christmas Eve dinner. All food was excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Disappointing Christmas Eve lunch with family. They sat us by the door and it was drafty - normally not an issue but on that bitterly cold day, I knew there was no way the food would stay hot when it came. They did allow us to move when a table came open, but it wasn't much better since the front door is still quite close. The waitron told us the fried polenta would suffice as a starter for three, but we got two teensy pieces of it - not enough for one person, really. It was a holiday, so we were prepared to be understanding about wait times, etc., but it beggared belief how long it took for each morsel of food to reach the table and how long between visits from the wait staff. The soup was cold when it arrived, and when I asked for bread or crackers to go with it, they brought some chilly scorched bread. Since only the brunch menu was in use (something we didn't know when we made the reservation), there were few vegetarian/pescatarian options. When I asked, I was told they could make me some scrambled eggs for SIXTEEN DOLLARS. Um, no thanks. Other than the French toast, nothing was great and we left still hungry - doesn't say much for a $75 lunch for 3 people. Yikes. I'd steer clear of this place.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The waiter was really good; professional, unobtrusive, detailed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our third time at Salt and it didn’t disappoint! We love the ambiance and the creative food options. The quality of food and service has been consistent which makes Salt a perfect choice for special occasions or taking visitors.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great date night dinner. very good wine list with a holiday special menu that was outstanding!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Food was really good too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Lovely, special evening. Appreciated the time and the place. Recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Kind of ironic. Felt like Salt need more seasoning. The ambiance and the service were great but the food was pretty blaugh...needed more salt!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have eaten at SALT several times in the 2 years, the food is usually really good though i have noticed the vegetarian sampler are a bit dull - I treated my cousin to a birthday dinner and we shared the gnocchi with chicken and the power bowl, both were unexceptional. The power bowl had very little flavor - some lemon, or herbs like basil or a mint chutney or cilantro sauce would have really made it more interesting. i really couldn't believe i spent so much money on two such boring dishes.
Other than that- it was a nice evening.
thanks for asking ! I do like your restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very Poor service. Steak I ordered was raw!

No need to go back there

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very nice food with incredible service ...located in a very special part of town

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always solid and delicious I had salad
With fresh cooked chicken breast. Very good. Service Excellent

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great. Took a little while to get our drinks out.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food - good menu variety. Friendly wait and support staff.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We enjoyed our First Bite dinner. Lovely service by Casey, too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Chocolate salted carmel tart is DELICIOUS!! Love it

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Eat here! Great food, wonderful service and well worth the time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a great time at SALT. Our waiter was knowledgeable and professional, the food was yummy, and the atmosphere was fun. We would be happy to return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was first bite and the food service was very slow. We received our salads and then it was 30 minutes before our entrees. The server and manager acknowledged it so we received a glass of wine for the wait. Food was not very hot but tasty

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Of course the food was excellent, the service was impeccable and the surroundings were very enjoyable. It was our first date at SALT, and we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We very much enjoyed our first date since we had our newborn, thank you for being so accommodating and the food and experience was wonderful.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very nice conversation with the chef. Excellent meal all around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food is always wonderful. Great happy hour and fun place to celebrate a birthday. Desserts to die for.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Solid dinner. Relaxed service. Great food and great cocktails.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for the $29 Restaurant week menu. I was disappointed that the salmon advertised on the website was not on the menu. So I ordered the beef bourg instead and was again disappointed to get a small piece of fat and gristle that had too much of a tomato taste.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been to SALT several times prior to this visit. Each time we come we seem to end up here. This time we stopped by for breakfast and were not disappointed. I ordered the huevos rancheros and it was fantastic.

My husband had the bbq pork sandwich and would barely share!

Another great meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food! Enjoyable!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great meal at SALT! One of our favorites!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We recently ate there during the First Bite Boulder event. The menu sounded good, the first course of soup and salad was good. The second course offered a steak option with an additional $8 fee - which wasn't stated on the menu and the waiter almost forgot to tell us. The third course of dessert was disappointing all around. The bread pudding was soggy and didn't have much taste the pear was worse and difficult to eat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed dining with friends for firstbiteboulder at Salt. We would recommend Salt to friends and family.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a fantastic meal at Salt. The menu has many delicious seasonal options. The quality of ingredients and the attention to presentation is superb. The drink specials are always creative and fun. Our favorite restaurant in Boulder!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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