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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

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (19)
Local Ingredients (16)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Special Occasion (14)
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Healthy (12)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Romantic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Organic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Underwhelmed. Mostly just a matter of personal tastes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

did not acknowledge special occasion after several prompts
food was served cold
server seemed quite bored and was not attentive - we might have had more wine or ordered more if she paid us any attention
super disappointing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

From the minute we walked in the door until our dinner plates were cleared, 48 minutes elapsed. We still had a half a bottle of wine left. Our salads were bland, particularly the caesar salads. To top it off, one of us was served the wrong entree, even after a discussion about the dish that was ordered. The special two of us wanted to order was already sold out. However, the entrees were very good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nothing special here. Went for our anniversary which I noted in the reservation. They did not acknowledge or ask if there was an occasion. The restaurant was busy and loud. Not the right spot for an anniversary. The food was good but frankly I felt like I was at chili’s instead of a nice restaurant. Too many other options to go back!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome! Delicious food and cocktails, great ambiance, professional and friendly service!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

wonderful food and service! We appreciated the "food accommodation" that were made without a blink!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I was very disappointed. I went to Open Table specifically to look for a Happy Hour restaurant near a class I had at 6:30. I chose Salt thinking my friend, who was treating us to dinner, wouldn’t have to spend too much. We had a 5 pm reservation and, after being seated, we were told that Happy Hour was only at the bar and at that, it was for drinks only! I was upset, but we stayed. She ordered a vegetarian dinner and it came cold! It was a bitterly cold night ... she should have been told it was not a hot dish. Our server did take it back and brought her the other hot veggie dish that was offered, but it wasn’t very satisfying. The tomato soup was good, and our other friends liked their cioppino and gnocchi.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed our meal from start to finish. We were running late for our reservation, and the restaurant held a table for us. (It was not crowded, anyway.) We were greeted by friendly staff when we arrived, and the host accommodated a change of table when we realized we would prefer another area of the restaurant. Our server was prompt and very helpful with selections, also not too intrusive. (This was date night with my wife.) We had plans for after dinner, so we were not able to sample the dessert menu, but I'm sure it would be as good as the rest. We shared the cheese plate, which has excellent options. My wife had the Mary's Chicken, which was both hearty and moist. I had the Beef Two Ways, which was delicious. The beer selection was excellent, with plenty of variety, as was the wine menu. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great staff and food was delicious! Our server was very sweet and helped guide some great choices.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Consitently great! This is a go-to Boulder spot for my wife and I that we know we'll enjoy.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Boulder! The pasta and ciopinno dishes we had were amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

More veg and fish options would be great! Flatbreads and salads and sides are always great. Not much entree selection for veg though (unless you order the same thing every time).

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing food and service. My only comment would be good came too quickly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a party of 6 for dinner on the Friday of Homecoming Weekend. We were seated promptly by a friendly Hostess and our waiter was very attentive. I had the pork chop which was just eh. Seemed like there was a lot of fat compared to meat. The bathroom situation is also limited. This is a historic building, so I’m not sure if that’s a factor, but there are two single restrooms which results in long lines.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Inconsistent food. Staff was not very friendly though they discounted an item that was not good. We've tried several times and now we won't be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have always enjoyed the lunches. We were very disappointed in the dinner. Service and ambiance were just fine , but food quality was not very good. My pork chop was fatty and not tender. My wife's risotto was not good.

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