SALT - Boulder

4.6
1979 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1979 people are saying
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vipchopper
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming place with a good wait staff. Pretty solid dishes not trying to be ultra creative but with the right focus on quality, which is what they require in Boulder.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The wait staff brought us the wrong food and when our original order came, it was cold. This place is considered more on the luxury dining end for Boulder so I was disappointed to have food that I could’ve made at home.

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AmandaP
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SALT is always a memorable dining experience. The addition of the plexiglas dividers makes each table feel private…but I did miss looking around the historic building with its hammered ceilings and brick walls. The presentation of the food is always delightful- certainly nothing I do at home. I will be sure to be back soon.

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AnitaH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service Impressed by the hard working and pleasant wait staff Will return !!

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vipmichaelb
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We love Salt. Have been there many times. This visit wasn’t good. The menu was very limited, no fish or chicken. All of their great sides were not on the menu. I had the special filet skewer and risotto that was excellent. Others had the special lamb but both dishes were full of fat. The service was horrible. We weren’t even half way through our salads and the entrees were “handed” to us. Kind of disappointing. Hopefully they can get their act together.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very professional and the food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was fine. My wife had the lamb “stew” and loved it. I had Tom’s burger which was fine but nothing special. Caesar salad was way too salty. But real issue was service — kitchen was incredibly slow. Took one hour and fifteen minutes to get our food, with mains and salads coming at once. At the prices charged, they need to do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was overall very nice

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vipDougS
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleased SALT has reopened for Spring. Still an outstanding site to dine especially on special occasions. Best charcuterie in Boulder although they were out of the chicken pate and our reservation was at 5:45PM. My Old Fashioned was perfect and a complete steal at $10; maybe the best cocktail deal in town. For entrees we had the Gnocchi Bolognese and the special Wagyu Tenderloin. Both outstanding choices.

Looks like SALT had waitstaff turnover during the winter break but what appeared to be a new group was extremely friendly, well trained and attentive.

One of the nicest places in Boulder for a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The wait staff took forever to get to us, the entree that we got was very disappointing for the price

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vipHappyTraveler
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

SALT was fine. People watching great. Service good. Food average at best. Really wanted to give this place 5 stars for the location. It's a good date night but not excellent food.

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SusieQ
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS meal celebrating a birthday. Three of us had the lamb which was super tender and wonderfully prepped.
Great, friendly service too.
Can't wait to go back and have the same dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was a bit underwhelming. The service was quick, but almost too rushed.

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PaulS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Loved the atmosphere!

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vipkellyc
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy SALT is back....went there on Thursday dinner was excellent

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vipBoulderDave
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We hadn’t dined at Salt in a while, and it was such a treat! The food was spectacular and service perfect. They had a three course restaurant week offering that was everybit as complete as the usual menu. We plan to come back as soon as in dining opens again.

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LeahA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and very COVID-19 responsible! They take everyone's temps when they walk in which made all of us feel comfortable.

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RhondaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and upgraded our meal, I had scallops and my husband had steak. Everything was delicious! Cooked perfectly! Service was great, and some personal attention from one of the owners making sure that we we happy. Highly recommend them and we don’t live in Boulder, we live in Northglenn. It was worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on a Thursday and couldn’t have had a better experience. Food, service, location and mimosas were awesome. If you happen to find yourself looking for a place to eat in Boulder- this is it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little spot, felt safe, customers were spread out properly

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nataliar
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very enjoyable!

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viptheECS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing locally sourced food. Great drinks and enjoyed every bite.

ES
EllenS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food had great flavors and the servers were friendly. Everyone in my group of four was happy with their experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Made a reservation for happy hour- advertised on the website as 5-cl. We get there, there’s no happy hour (“We haven’t had happy hour since we closed for COVID and we haven’t had a chance to update the website”- bro, it’s been six months). Burger was overcooked and the gnocchi sauce literally(!) tastes like Chef Boyardee. Service was great and we really liked sitting outside. But for the price, next time we’ll grab a Whopper and a can of Beefaroni and save ourselves $80, thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food for horrible. Service was extremely poor. Never again.

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vipLisaL
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful restaurant. Enjoyed my meal immensely. Would definitely go back

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vipHeidi
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The central location and both inside and outside atmosphere of SALT is very Boulder. We made a reservation for 6 for a birthday celebration which was noted in the OpenTable comments, but neither the hostess or server mentioned it.

We started with the flatbread and it was delicious, but my Free Range Chicken sandwich is overpriced for the standard, no frills fare.

Overall, my experience was just ok. I will most likely not eat at SALT again.

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KarenH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived today brims for our reservation. Seated immediately. Food was excellent servers informative and helpful. Very positive experience.

DS
vipDougS
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We mainly went for apps only. Charcuterie board was excellent as usual along with cocktails. Great service.

JA
JodyA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the most romantic dinner spot in Boulder! We had a wonderful evening, with fantastic food and great wine pairings recommended by our server. A five star date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love SALT. One of our favorite Go-To’s whenever we’re in Boulder. Everything is always so fresh & incredibly prepared!

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HarperJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, nice patio seating. Could use another plant-based option or two, but the quinoa burger was delicious. Good wine selection.

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CourtLouKy
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great location. Definitely will return when back in Boulder!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stopped here for a late lunch - cute spot on Pearl. I can see why it’s always crowded. Great Covid-19 set-up; tables were nicely spaced. The Brussel Sprouts were amazing! I had the tacos special of the day. Chicken had a nice flavor but very dry. Looked better than they tasted. My husband had the cesaer salad with blackened shrimp and that was great. I’d definitely go back and just order something else

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GREGGWC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first date night since Feb 2020 and we couldn't have been more pleased with the food and our server, Spencer. We sat outside and enjoyed the intimate setting. We each had a cup of soup (tomato and butternut squash), I had the pasta special and my wife had steak. We each had a desert, and our cappuccinos were perfect! We'll be back.

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Jason
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal! Sat outside near the street, but was not too loud. Food was amazing as I had the paella and it was recommended to pair it with a Tempranillo, which was perfect. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with spouse

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NoelD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful and they had extended outdoor seating due to Covid. Service was slow but food was good. We all ordered different types of pasta. I would have ordered a second glass of wine but the server didn't come back to check on us.

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EmeryChills
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Our food and service was fantastic! The lights were too bright and the music a bit too cheesy Miami vibe for a restaurant in downtown Boulder, but we love Salt and will be back many many times for delicious organic meals and drinks!

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vipPatriciaC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was excellent, chicken was delicious with a twist on the “usual” roasted chicken- great spice! Yum

FAQs

SALT - Boulder offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 444-7258.

SALT - Boulder is rated 4.6 stars by 1979 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.