SALT - Boulder

4.3
2008 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 2008 people are saying
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

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vipBoulderDave
Denver
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service

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KDog
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

CJ
CJones
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal provided by talented, hard working staff - highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; pleasant and quiet sitting outside.

EL
ErikaL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Dinner was delicious but our service was quite slow. Extra drinks that were ordered right when we got the meal didn't come until after the majority of us had finished our meals. Our waiter didn't check in on us until some of us had already eaten our full meal, and when my friend requested some soft bread to go with her dinner that didn't come out for at least another 20 minutes after that. Outside of that, the food was delicious, just a little disappointed with the service times and attention.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Eat there every time I am in Boulder.

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LucyA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff and good drinks!

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Valida
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food arrived cold and the quality of the food was far below the price. Our waiter was at best apathetic. Will not be returning.

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richardc
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Nice food and ambiance and an EXCELLENT bourbon selection. Thanks!

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Heather
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location and even better food! Highly recommend

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ambiance was lacking - it was strangely quiet during dinner, with barely audible elevator music in the background. Even the staff was virtually silent (bartenders didn't mutter a word to each other), which made for an overall cold vibe. Food was mediocre - totally edible but nothing to write home about. Service was friendly and attentive. Overall, nothing special, wouldn't return.

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KrissyO81
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my daughter’s birthday special!

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Nyclover
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service snd attention to every detail. Loved the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great appetizers and drinks. Entrées less so

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NatalieB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to sit outside and enjoy a delicious meal. Our waiter was really personable and the food was fantastic.

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FrancieP
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delectable foods with a farm friendly vibe & sourcing.

SJ
StefaniJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over rated. We had a very disappointing experience both food and service wise.

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service at SALT were impeccable!

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vipkatyal
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience in Boulder for us! Dustin made our anniversary evening very special and memorable, thank you!

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Rene
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. They are always out of something though which is a bit annoying. We went early for dinner and they were already out of 3 of the things we wanted.

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vipchopper
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
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 on May 13, 2021
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

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 2008 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.