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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Local Ingredients (22)
Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Seasonal (9)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Underwhelmed. Mostly just a matter of personal tastes.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I both ordered roasted chicken. It was delicious and the portions were very generous. The chicken was perfectly cooked and I substituted some excellent polenta because I don't like garlic mashed potatoes (although my husband said the mashies were quite tasty). We both had doggy bags with plenty of leftovers for a second dinner at home. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I think Open Table should up the $$ signs to three instead of two.
We drank water, had two entrees, shared fries and a dessert.....$80.
With tip, nearer to $100. Dinner was fine; nothing special. Dessert was awful; pumpkin cake.
Dense, dry and not edible. Also, made a reservation and was seated in the basement.
Not the least bit appealing for dining. Sat directly across from the toilet in a booth.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Attentive, enthusiastic staff; great food and beer selection. Perfect date night.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was mostly bland. Wine list is extremely limited. Cool bar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Pearl Street farm-to-table find. Inventive menu and warm, convivial ambience. Great spot for dinner for two or a group.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a less than stellar dining experience at Salt.
An off night perhaps - but our service was uneven and included an the wrong glass of wine being served (a rose instead of a white - obvious error). We did not send it back.
And the wrong entree (chicken instead of pork and our server agreed there was an error) which we did send back. I waited 15 minutes for the correct entree while my dining companion ate alone - I feel that Salt should have offered to remake both dishes and serve them together.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

excellent service

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had an absolutely terrible experience at SALT 9/30/17 celebrating a special occasion with my family who were visiting from out of town. Service was horrible, appetizers were served after the main course, two dishes were bland, the beer was flat, and my brother was served a small dried out piece of cake to celebrate his birthday (barely enough as one bite for himself). I was embarrassed. Until that point my husband and I had always enjoyed going to SALT. Now I will never go back and won't recommend it to anyone.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place, we came from New Jersey, met up with friends and loved it. Polenta was the best I ever had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Sometimes the service for dinner can be sub-par. But at lunch it is usually very good. The half-lunches are a great value.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Salt is a go to for us.The food is great and the bar is happening. I recommend it often. The service is always good and this trip was no exception. Our waitperson was excellent. She new the menu, the dishes and specials. She described them with a passion. We were very pleased.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Rainy day and cool made lunch very enjoyable at this place. Good food and quick service. Really enjoyed it.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant, which is why we keep coming back every time we visit Boulder. This visit was no exception. We had the usual excellent service - professional and friendly. Our food was wonderful, as always. The roasted shishito peppers, which we had to start, were delicious, especially with the added touch of bacon and chèvre cheese. We loved the farm salad and the local caprese salad. Both were so fresh. The Mary’s Chicken Confit Risotto and Mary’s Chicken Breast were so juicy and tasty, and the Cioppino was lovely - all fresh seafood. Can’t wait to return!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As always, Salt delivered with a fantastic meal, great service, and great ambiance. Fantastic wine and beer list as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Poor service. Server not very helpful. RestaurNt wasn't busy. Had a sassy attitude

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Enjoyed brunch with my niece who is now attending CU Boulder. Food was great. Service was fabulous. I would definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The ambiance and service were great! We had outdoor seating on a perfect day. The food was okay - I had the vegetable gnocchi, but I liked my boyfriend's tagliatelle much more.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic. Local ingredients, well prepared, beautiful presentation and a good portion size. The service, however, was lacking. For an upper end restaurant, I would expect top notch, personable service. While our server was in fact attentive, he was not personable, didn't offer recommendations on the menu, nor were the special entree mentioned. The server just seemed to do the bare minimum to get by, which subsequently knocked my overall review down to four stars. Sad for this caliber of a restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Pleasant meal with good service and solid food. Menu is not extensive, but is varied. Restaurant was quite loud at first, but quieted down. Not an intimate setting, but comfortable for two and particularly good for a group.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a lovely time at Salt.
Say downstairs this time and enjoyed the quiet space. Not as lively as upstairs but could be just right for some. Food was fresh and delicious. Drank a nice red that was featured and it was great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Maybe a fluke - but we had 3 different servers throughout the course of our meal causing long waits and repeated Q&A, conflicting information about what the kitchen was out of (which was a lot), two mistakes from the kitchen on our orders and one cold meal (all went back and were promptly corrected), and no offer to reduce the check by even one appetizer or drink after we politely mentioned all we'd been though to the third server and the extended length of our meal service...I'll skip it next time.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Love the music selection! Everything else pretty good.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It is hard to write a review of the food at Salt because going there only a couple of times a year it is like going to a different restaurant each time as the only thing that seems to stay consistent on the menu is the Tom's Tavern Burger. The food is always high quality, the ingredients are fresh and local but the menu varies so widely that it is hard to anticipate what might suit your individual taste. We usually have a big party of people and at each seating some really enjoy their food and some wish that they had tried something different. The food is good but complicated and guessing what might hit the right note for your own desire at that moment is not an easy task. It is fun if you like adventure in your food choices.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Too few items on menu....don't come here to eat; they are mainly a bar with scant food options...the bar selection is probably good

Tags: Organic
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