Salt never disappoints! We love the create, seasonally changing menu. Delicious.
The food was fresh and inviting. The veggies taster was varied and delicious. The cod was rustic and prepared very well, the mussels were good until the very last one, which was so bad it had to be spit out. Fortunately it was the last one, so the dish was not spoiled until the very last bite. The lemon coconut cake was very good, moist and a good flavor combination the the cherry mousse.
Our server was excellent also.
For a restaurant that has been terrific, this experience was a great disappointment. Food wasn't great, and service was really poor. Waiter was hardly present.
We love everything about SALT. The food is always great, the service attentive and the setting in Boulder so pleasant. We just keep coming back when we want a special dining experience.
Seating on the south side of Salt is incredibly cramped and uncomfortable. If there were, literally, two more inches between chairs, then it would be cozy. As it was, we had to step over people and cram ourselves into the table. If you can convince them, sit on the east side instead. The one advantage of the south side is the view of the mountains and the people watching on Pearl.
I took my Nieces while they were visiting from Baltimore. We loved Salt, the best lemonade EVER! Also, Hanna B was the most attentive waitperson we have ever seen!
Love their "create your own" cocktail option - and for the happy hour price you can't beat it. Made some yummy concoctions and the bartenders were great. Dinner was really nice. My husband's chicken was huge and well prepared (although his potatoes were a bit undercooked). Us ladies both got the gnocchi, which was very flavorful but could have used a tad more pork, as the portions were average to small, so not a ton of protein on there. Our other friend had the Cod which looked amazing and he said was wonderful. Overall a nice experience, very good service, and loved the bar.
My review title says it all. We waited FOREVER for our meal once we were seated and ordered. Portions are not huge, which is probably a good thing. It was LOUD in there for sure. A busy Saturday night.
Maybe the time of year was the trouble, I am not privy to that information. The flavor of salt was way overdone on the main course I ordered (special of the day - lamb, shrimp).
The appetizer was amazing, the flavors of the beets were allowed to complement the sauce, thank-you.
Wonderful food. We had the BBQ beef brisket and it was delicious.
Not enough veggie options--something potentially veggie might be cooked or wrapped in bacon. We got a fairly sheltered table but still the noise level blocked conversation--we were yelling very simple things at each other. We agreed that we would not be returning.
Salt offered a $45 Easter Brunch on the web and on advertising posters. There was no Easter Brunch, just the normal brunch menu. Strange! Also, we eat here far less often than we might because of a strange rule that reservations only allowed for 5 or more. Good food, strange advertising and reservation rules.
Salt offers a mix your own mimosa which was lots of fun at our Easter Brunch. Three different bottles of sparkling wine are offered on the menu. Pick one bottle and then pick three juice "sides". They bring the various parts to the table and voila! Me-mosas!
Brunch was outstanding as usual. A special pork Benedict was served which included pulled pork and spinach on the bread. Great combination.
I've been to lunch at Salt before and really enjoyed myself, and felt that the food cost was well worth the quality of the lunch fare.
However, this wasn't quite our feeling about dinner. The dinner fare we had at Salt was not bad. We had some cheese and meat before our meals (nice), one drink each, shrimp pesto risotto (acceptable), pork gnocci with chipolte sauce (very good!) and shared strawberry shortcake (good). While the service was good and the food was fine, it wasn't at the level I would expect for a $100+ meal.
In the future, when we're willing to splurge on a more expensive dinner outing, I'll choose some place like Black Cat or Oak instead. We'll still definitely consider Salt again for a nice lunch.
My lamb was almost raw and had to be recorded and my husband sent his steak back as it was too salty to eat and he likes salt! We never send food back and were surprised this happened at such a popular restaurant.
My complaints are two: they wouldn't let us have appetizers from the happy hour menu at our table, even though we were there during happy hour (service is limited to the bar); and I ordered the risotto without shrimp - the "dinner" was unattractive, small, and the same price as with the shrimp.
We were served by Melissa, who was 100% wonderful from beginning to end. We were in the mood for hamburgers and fries, which were cooked perfectly. Highly recommend the kale Caesar salad.
Have eaten at Salt on a number of occasions and while I always find the food fabulous, this experience was not my favorite. I made a late reservation for dinner for 4 (8:15). We were seated in the wine cellar, which really turned out to be the bar downstairs. It was loud and crowded and not the special table I had asked if they had when I made the reservation. Will I go back? Of course. But perhaps not for a special event.
You can't go wrong with anything from the restaurant. Fresh ingredients make the meals amazing to the last bite. I fully recommend this restaurant to friends coming in through town. There are also 6 seats that are "fireside" so you can watch what's going on on the busy kitchen. A feast for all the senses!
The food was creative and delicious, but the front of house service was mediocre at best. For the prices we paid, i would have expected better details in the service. Water took 5 minutes.
The food on the other hand was creative, and delicious. The serving sizes were surprisingly large.
I would go back, but not for a fine dining experience.
We went there two nights in a row, the second night with eight people. I ordered the same meal. The first night it was fine. The second night the steak was gristly. When I sent it back, I was told the turnaround would be immediate; it took 20 minutes and the second steak was raw.
I was told my appetiser could come with gluten free toast; it came with regular gluten toast. When I adked the waiteess who brought it about that (she had waited on us the previous night and showed no sign of recognition), she was curt.
Overall, the staff is not friendly or warm, little eye contact or desire to make the customer feel welcome or appreciated.
My wife and I decided to buy dinner for a client after he had done us a favor. We shared the lamb chop special and our guest opted for a burger. It was not a bad dinner but in no way was it a $100 meal (especially considering that we had two entrees between the three of us and one of them was a lower priced item).
People in Boulder need to demand better food for their money and not just trendy decor and good looking servers.
P.S. it was ironic that everything was under seasoned at a restaurant called "Salt"
Great atmosphere and excellent menu.
sorry, not overly impressed, service really slow, food hit and miss. I'd go back, but wouldn't rush.
Would I recommend? Not enthusiastically.
I went to Salt on a first date. It was pretty loud, but the food was pretty good. The staff seemed to really care about the customers and about the food, so it was a pretty decent set up. It does, however, get pretty loud in there, so it was kind of difficult to have an intimate chat.
This is my recommendation for the place to eat in Boulder. I had the "local vegetable tasting" offering, which was wonderful, but I highly recommend all their dishes. The Tom's Burger and fabulous french fries, complimented by their homemade catsup are also a favorite.
Love this place...innovative and fresh. Imaginative pairings. Expanding wine list (more and better every time I eat here). Cool, authentic decor. Make a reservation or you won't get in!
I went to school in Boulder a few years back and was recently in town to visit my sister. SALT had not been established since the last time I was in Boulder so we decided to try something new and we were NOT disappointed. Although the menu is small I think it allows this restaurant to do a few things very well! My mom and I split a burger and the lamb, while my sister and her friend ordered the risotto and gnocchi - all were fantastic! I would definitely recommend checking this place out! Another added bonus is the cool cocktail menu where you can customize a drink with great infusions!
We were hungry, so we ordered quite a few items (scrapple, roasted beet salad, short ribs, mahi, and a special appetizer). The portion sizes are medium. Appetizers are appetizer size rather than full meals you find at the chain restaurants. The food, however, is exquisite! I might add, I had the best Manhattan ever my entire life at Salt.
My husband and I went for date night and were excited by the farm-to-table concept. Unfortunately, the experience was not what we hoped. We were seated in the bar area which was very crowded. The waiter couldn't fit between the table to my right or the bar stools to our left, so he had to lean over my shoulder all night. The wine list and menu were somewhat limited. The appetizer was good as was the panna cotta at the end. The rest was fair at best. It was snowing that night so when the door opened, the couple next to us and we were blasted with cold air despite the heater over the door. I spent the whole time eating in my winter coat. For the price. the food, ambience and overall experience fell very short.
SALT is a favorite restaurant of mine with good reason. The food is always outstanding, but the service is equally impeccable. I never show up without a reservation.
So glad we chose Salt for a family get together. Half of the seven came up from Denver and one member is a trained chef. Some of the others consider themselves foodies. Thankfully, all our menu items were very good - be sure to try the terrific scones! Brunch selections are varied, delicious and reasonably priced. Service was very attentive. We are new to the Boulder area and my husband said, 'this is going to be our new favorite brunch place!' We had a great time and will definitely return soon!!
We went with high expectations. We started with a snotty recepcionist... We were early for our reservation, and had a drink at the bar. Good options of craft beers and cocktails.. Although we were 44 mins early they still only sat us 15mins after our reservation. Once we sat on our table we had to get their attention to order, also saw everyone else getting bread and we did not so we had to ask for it. The food was delicious, but very slow. Fries were not fresh. Not sure I'll go back.... Maybe just an off night..
Our food was extraordinary. Our server was incredibly professional while being very personable. We had a delightful time and will be going back soon.
We went here with friends from out of town. I ordered the seafood ravioli which was a utter disappointment. The shrimp tasted like it was out of a can. The noodles were lasagna noodles without any stuffing in a seafood broth. There were four mussels and overcooked mahi. The only good part was the broth. My friend ordered the sirloin which was prepared nicely, but the meat was not tender or tenderized and resulted in a lot of chewing. The pear and gorgonzola appetizer was amazing and well executed. The vegetarian entree was disappointing. Desert was good, but not great. I went here expecting something new, different and delicious. I paid $117 for mediocre food with some high points. Nothing really hit the mark.
Charcuterie plate was great. Soup was good. Entree was not fabulous - steak was tough/chewy. Didn't like it. Dessert was delish!
There was much anticipation for our dinner at Salt on Saturday night - the place had been highly recommended or was known by anyone we mentioned it to. Salt did not disappoint. Service was friendly and polished. Our server suggested items we might not have looked into, like the build-your-own craft cocktail. The starters were wonderfully varied and the cocktails top-notch. The entrees were served in BIG portions, which was surprising. My roasted local vegetables were delicious, and too much for me to finish.
Great restaurant!! The muscles were awesome!!! The staff is friendly and attentive!! We will definitely be back!!
SALT has always been my favorite restaurant for special occasions, but this recent visit was very disappointing. I was entertaining out of town visitors and we were seated in the basement across from a bathroom. Service was inattentive, did not bring requested refills, waited forever for food and then it was lukewarm at best. The menu is not as varied as it used to be. I won't be going back.
Made a special trip to Boulder (from Denver) to enjoy SALT's cocktails, wine list, and outstanding food. Had two appetizers, two entrees, and still had room for dessert. Everything was elegantly balanced - not too heavy/not too light, but also not too dense and filling. Even the German chocolate cake was dense but light.
Go to SALT. The experience is worth the price. You won't regret it.