SALT - Boulder

4.3
2036 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 2036 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would hit it again!!

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Queen
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We both had the Organic Power Bowls and the Flatbread appetizer. The Power Bowls were a disappointment in that the were mostly kale and spinach with little quinoa and beans as described. Also, the salad had too much dressing and bordered on soggy. The flatbread had delicious toppings, but was under baked and doughy. The wait am staff was friendly and informative. Ambiance was very pleasing

JO
JasonO
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service

A
Aliandre
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Salt! Accommodated dietary restrictions without issue and food was yummy!

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northfork
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed that they discontinued the polenta fries with the hamburger. Will not go there again. They also need to stock some name brand gin, like Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray instead of the funky boutique gins they have.

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EmilyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an incredible overall experience. I would have to say the best service came from the two women at the table when we first walked in they were so kind, friendly, courteous and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Poor service and the food took very long

LA
LiranA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the mussels and the Brussels sprouts for appetizers and the chicken and power bowl salad for entrees. The food was delicious as expected. The owner came and have a chat with us and the staff was friendly and attentive. Really nice dinner spot inside or for outdoor seating. Highly recommended

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vipNYRunner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went on a Friday night and sat outside which was lovely. The menu is not large but offers a lot of variety for any mood or diet. I opted for salad and appetizers since they are all so tasty. My husband had the fish special which he greatly enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a fantastic outdoor meal! Or server was bright and attentive, and our whole evening was flawless.

MJ
MaryJo
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a great experience! The wait staff was experienced and professional, the food was outstanding, and the cocktails were exceptional. We plan to go again soon!

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TomL
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and view from a window seat. Forgot my wallet and staff was great about returning it!

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vipboulderfoodies
Denver
203 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was the first time we've gone down to Pearl Street since Covid. Salt has always been on our Top-25 list, so we decided to start there. We both began with the Tomato soup, which Salt is known for. My wife ordered the chicken for her main (which she liked) and I had the gnocchi bolognese (which was more than I could eat and could have had more bolognese). My wife really enjoyed the "Golden Bow" cocktail and I had a nice rose and a glass of Montepulciano that matched well with the gnocchi. The service was excellent, as usual, and we enjoyed our return to Salt.

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WilliamB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience! Sat outside on a very beautiful evening and enjoyed.

SM
StephenM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Two of the 6 entrees were no longer available at 6:00 on a Monday leaving an already slim menu even slimmer.

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vipShannonF
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were so disappointed; SALT was one of our staple restaurant rotations in Boulder and my kiddo's fave. She was very excited to return after the Covid hiatus and chose this restaurant for her birthday. She ordered kids pasta -- under cooked after waiting for nearly 1/2 hr, had to send back and reorder. The menu is much smaller, and the two other dishes we had were just so so. Not the quality of food that we are used to from this wonderful establishment.

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Preshog
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant and service. Menu was very limited and quality was mediocre.

KR
KristineR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Salt is back! We has the seafood stew and it was amazing!

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vipAlex
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THIS WAS ONE OF OUR FIRST NIGHTS OUT AFTER COVID AND WE HAD A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE AT SALT. BOTH OR OUR DINNER ENTRES WERE EXCEPTIONAL. THE MENU IS SMALLER AND MAYBE THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE QUALITY. A WARM, ENGAGING WAITER ADDED TO THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE.

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elainew
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Brussel sprouts for an appetizer. The chicken and lamb main dishes were good but we would try something different next time. We ate outside to soak up the great weather and ended up in a rain shower getting soaked. Over all a good experience. Would try it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter…starting raining outside and he was very gracious and offered us a comped glass of wine. Food was excellent too!

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Rude hostess.
Sat us in basement with no other diners.
waitress was unknowledged re menu.
For fine.
Overall bad ambiance and experience.

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FoodGeek
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and Brandon was an excellent waiter.

DC
DanielC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ordered a Grassphoppah Cider which are awesome, server did not know it was on the menu. Don’t remember the ftalbread having apples but over all it was sub par on my last visit.

CB
ChrisB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit expensive for what we had

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Bekita
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere!

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LorenzoFlo
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner with our daughter and friend. Dustin and Max took care of us, perfect service. Food and wine were both very good and a good value.

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vipLuciana
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ironically, the food was quite salty.
Especially the mussels.

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susanf
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was meh! Drinks were watered down. Ordered two of the same drinks and they were two different colors. We were a party of six and three us ordered steaks and they were over cooked! Ambience was great but will not be going back!

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CAT128
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service...it is our favorite restaurant in Boulder!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the quality of the food. And who puts kale in a Cesar salad?

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Moonie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very small menu, few choices, also were out of some items

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vipBoulderDave
Denver
61 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We missed having Salt open for several months. It was a treat to be back. The menu changes frequently based on what fresh ingredients are available. The menu is not extensive, but there is something for anyone. Service was attentive. Food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a delicious meal with a very nice and attentive server. It is a place I’d return to but I think they’d benefit from a few added choices on the menu.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service

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KDog
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Would have been nicer if there was some space between the edge of the restaurant outdoor area and our table - felt a little like we were sitting in the middle of Pearl Street foot traffic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Inexperienced staff, we asked questions about types of cheese due to food intolerance and the answers were not only incorrect but they changed the order we placed according to what they had available without consulting us.

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vipKrebs
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was incredibly bland. We had the power salad, leek flatbread, gnocchi bolognese and vegetable cassoulet. Everything was unseasoned. We had to ask for salt and pepper. No herbs present in anything. This trip was us giving Salt another chance after other underwhelming experiences in the past and this was by far our most disappointing visit yet.
Outdoor area was set up nice and server was polite and attentive. It was only the food that makes us not wanting to return here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Would not go back. All college wait staff very inexperienced food was average at best

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vipNiceW
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and our friend shared Cacciucco, a seafood stew that had a tomato base, a bit of spice and was excellent. It came with crispy toasts to mop up the tasty sauce. My wife had the special of the day, Shrimp with Polenta and slices of sausage. She removed the sausage to eat later and enjoyed her shrimp with a marvelous basil ailoi sauce. Also provided was a romesco sauce for those who like a little more spice. And the dish came with crisp tender snap peas as well. A truly delectable entree. Our friend and I drank a delicious local IPA draft beer and my wife had a nice dry prosecco. Dessert was salted caramel chocolate pie as well as chocolate mousse cake. Both scrumptious. Our waitress, Aubrey, was delightful and very accommodating and thoughtful. The rest of the staff were also top notch. We ate outside on Pearl St. in a lovely June evening, and though there was some noise, it was not too intrusive, just lively. SALT is a wonderful restaurant and we look forward to going back to try some of their other dishes.

FAQs

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

SALT - Boulder is rated 4.3 stars by 2036 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.