I love the atmosphere at SALT so I was excited to try it after an event with my son. While the food was fine, the service was really spotty. Someone brought over water and bread right away but then nobody came over to introduce themselves as our server for over 10 minutes. The restaurant wasn't busy so that wasn't the issue, but when our server did finally arrive, she was the person who brought the bread so that was a bit weird that she hadn't introduced herself initially. So I had to prompt her to tell us the specials and if she'd take our drink order. She must have fired the food right away because I was barely into my cocktail when the food arrived. Then the second course right on top of it and she never came by to see if we needed anything until we needed the check. This is a really pretty restaurant and would be ever greater if the service steps it up a notch.
We sat downstairs which is so intimate and lovely but unfortunately the food and service suffered. Our soup was barely lukewarm when we got it. We had to ask for bread which was COLD when the soup and salad came. When the waiter did ask how my drink was I jokingly said "Great, I'll take 4" He NEVER came back and asked if I'd like another. I had to ask for a refill on water. With all the great dining choices in Boulder, Salt won't be in the rotation again for quite some time.
I brought a friend from out of town. Having had a number of good meals at Salt I was really looking forward to it.
We had the burger and the cioppino - both were average, nothing exceptional. I was disappointed as I had talked Salt up to my friend.
Our server, Daniel, was lovely. Just the right amount of attention and he helped make it a nice evening.
For the first time, I am in no hurry to return
The food was really delicious. The ingredients tasted fresh and well seasoned. Small complaint—my poached egg yolk for eggs Benedict was hard, but it was still really good. My husband had the curried chicken salad which was by far the best dish on the table. We will come back!
Rarely do we ever come across a restaurant where we have no complaints about our table, the noise, wine, food, price or service. SALT is one of those rare times. Even better it’s farm to table, non-GMO and meats are responsibly sourced. The Caesar salad, burger and lamb dish were all well prepared and not over seasoned as is the case with most restaurant food. The vegan chocolate cake was awesome, rich but not too sweet and great texture with delicious coconut pecan sauce. Kitchen to table times were - dare I say - almost too fast, without sacrificing quality or presentation of course, but again not a bad thing. Excellent value. Good wine options for every taste and budget. We’re only in Boulder for 4 days and despite all the dining options may well eat here another time or two.
Traveled to boulder on vacation
Took my husband out for a romantic dinner, the restaurant was very loud and the tables are very close together so if you want to have a moment with your husband here expect the tables around you to be part of the conversation.
Also the most expensive meal I have ever had considering I had gnocchi and my husband had cioppino. (Sorry about the spelling). We had one appetizer between us ,our dinners were good we had one drink each and one dessert between us with a bill of 120 before tip. Although I would recommend this restaurant because of the service, which was the highlight of the meal I won't return due to the prices.
Excellent food and service! I had the chicken with Yukon mashed which was super flavorful. My wife had the beef/pork Bolognese which tasted excellent. Highly recommend SALT!
We had a wonderful Sunday brunch. You must start with the beignets, they are absolutely delish! My college son loves eggs benedict and said these were one of the best he's ever had. I had the beet salad and can't stop thinking about it! The pomegranate seeds totally make this dish. The place is super cool and if you get to sit by the window like we did, it's fun to people watch. We both agreed we need to make this our brunch spot whenever I visit him. Looking forward to trying it for dinner.
Salt had good reviews and their organic, non GMO food menu was quite attractive.
Got there and our waitress let us know they had a restaurant week menu available for $35. We thought it was a nice way to try few things on the menu. I ordered the shrimp-avocado-mango salad, the Chicken and the mango panna cotta, my friend the bean soup, the gnocchi and the coconut cheese cake. We also ordered the gluten free bread which was nothing more than 2 pieces of toast you can get from the market, not good at all. The salad was ok though the avocado had black parts which I thought was odd. The chicken was awful, very dry, over cooked and salty, the greens tasted ok and the crispy polenta was good. The mango panna cotta was good thought it had a crispy kind of waffle broken in little pieces some burned just put over the dessert. So I didn’t finish my meal, it wasn’t good. I went to the back of the restaurant to wash my hands and saw other meals served like the one I ordered and they certainly looked much different than what I got. The chicken looked juicy and more amount and the waffle served with the dessert in one piece on the side and certainly not burned. So Im not sure why I got my meal like that. Very disappointed. If this is what they served for customers who choose the set menu for restaurant week, I’d rather be warned and order from the regular menu. Not sure if I will give this place a second chance.
First time visiting SALT. The food was outstanding but the service was impeccable. Would highly recommend to others and will absolutely be back again.
High price with little portions. Very little seating, if you have a large party look somewhere else.
Chef/owner Bradford Heap consistently stays at the top of his game.
Food and wine were very good and so was our service. It made for a nice business dinner not worrying about the food and drinks. The local history of the location added to the conversation and made it interesting for my out of town guest. Thank for you the nice evening!
This is the 2nd time I have been to SALT and every time have enjoyed the meal. In this particular case what I did differently was reserve online which was awesome, not having to wait for a table, etc. however, we were put in the basement? Not a fan of the basement and thought if I made reservations that I would have at least been able to get a table upstairs. I saw tables upstairs for two, so not sure why we were put downstairs or asked if downstairs would be okay? Again, the waiter and food was excellent.
Nothing special. Slow service. Very average food. There are much better restaurants in boulder to spend your money at.
Daniel, our waiter, was attentive. Cocktail drinks were excellent.
The pork belly with apple slaw and mashed celeriac root was AMAZING. Our waiter suggested we try the fried Brussels sprouts as an appetizer and once I took my first bite I knew it was going to be a tasty evening. Seriously, my burps even tasted good afterwards. Best meal of my life.
We love Salt - such stellar food, service and ambiance. Tonight we discovered there is a basement as we were seated down there for dinner - very nice. Dinner at Salt is always a great experience!
Our go to when Visiting Boulder!
We had a great lunch: Tom's burger and the Power Bowl. Both were fantastic. Waiter was there when needed but didn't interrupt our conversation... stellar service. Thanks Salt!
Great spot. Had lunch and dinner the next night! Like to try different things when traveling but this was too good to pass up!
Despite the above answer that I would recommend this restaurant I must add that the experience "was nothing special". Things were "good" but I wouldn't recommend it to any true foodie friends. However, if you needed to find a decent meal this place would suffice.
SALT was fun and delicious. Our waitress was extremely upbeat and attentive. I had the seafood risotto and it was absolutely divine. The sauce was perfect and the seafood very fresh. My husband had the Cioppino and he also said his sauce was out of this world and also commented how fresh the shrimp and mussels tasted. We loved our dinner. Desserts were great too. Chocolate cake was light and scrumptious and chocolate salted caramel tart yum too. We sat by the front window looking out at Pearl Street. Lovely evening. We recommend Salt for a fun dinner out with very good food. They have vegetarian entrees as well.
It was not a good dining experience. Our cokes were watered down, my husband's fries weren't done. The site for them shows two $ and it is very, very expensive for what you get. My chicken was just o.k. In their behalf, our friend enjoyed her selection. I think it was some kind of beef. The other three of us did not.
Had a very friendly server but she was overloaded with tables so the service was slow and our orders got mixed up. Luckily we weren’t in a hurry. Food was great. I’m sure we will be back again.
Wonderful meal and service! Been to the restaurant three times and it is always excellent!
Went to Salt for my wife’s birthday. Requested special seating which was kindly accommodated and they were certain to acknowledge our special occasion. Service was outstanding considering a limited staff for a busy evening. The food was served promptly and was delicious. I would recommend Salt without hesitation.
Good food. They are proud of their bloody Mary’s with that price point which was mediocre at best.
Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Very relaxing evening.
We have eaten here often over the years always a good meal with excellent service. Portions are ample but not too so.
Highly disappointed in the overall experience from this place- not sure if it was due to a special menu for New Year, or if that's how it always is.
The stratosphere cocktail was not as advertised, and we could tell the champagne was not fresh and it lacked any flavor.
Our meal was completely overpriced for what we received. Five of us were eating out, and all our soups were served cold, with one bowl of the French Onion so bad that the cheese wasn't melted and we had to send it back. Three of us had the lobster pasta dish, and although the lobster was good the noodles were poorly executed. They had been sitting out too long before being served, and lacked any flavor to add to the dish. The strawberry shortcake for dessert had a 'biscuit' (brick) that was so tough it would have had to soak in order to make it edible.
To end the night, a homeless person came in off the street and started harassing our table. He was talking to other people before getting to our table and being disruptive.
I can honestly say the only positive part was how quickly the bartender reacted to trying to remove him from bothering us- he was very professional, and it was refreshing to see that.
The nearly $500 spent on loved ones to provide an incredible experience to end the year was ruined in every way imaginable.
Overall, I was highly disappointed, and don't see myself returning again.
We went to salt for New Year's Eve, the menu was wonderful and each protein was perfectly cooked. Really remarkable, we loved it.
I recently ate at Salt for NYE special. I have eaten at Salt before and for a previous holiday special menu and it was delicious. This time around the food choices weren’t as exciting. My husband and I like to order different dishes and then share. Both soups were good, but I’ve made a French Onion at home that was better. My schnitzel entree was so oily and off putting that I asked to exchange it for another dish. I understand that it’s a fried dish, but pressing down on it with my fork leaked out running oil. Please know, I don’t like doing things like that, but although I couldn’t stomach the Pork Schnitzel I couldn’t stomach paying $65 and not eating my main entree. The dessert in my opinion was the best course. Their basil ice cream wasn’t just yummy, but really exciting to eat. The chocolate tart with blood orange sauce was divine. Overall the value wasn’t there for there special menu. However, I would try again in there everyday menu because in the past it’s always been delicious.
Dad was in town for New Years
Had an excellent Christmas Eve dinner. All food was excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic.
Disappointing Christmas Eve lunch with family. They sat us by the door and it was drafty - normally not an issue but on that bitterly cold day, I knew there was no way the food would stay hot when it came. They did allow us to move when a table came open, but it wasn't much better since the front door is still quite close. The waitron told us the fried polenta would suffice as a starter for three, but we got two teensy pieces of it - not enough for one person, really. It was a holiday, so we were prepared to be understanding about wait times, etc., but it beggared belief how long it took for each morsel of food to reach the table and how long between visits from the wait staff. The soup was cold when it arrived, and when I asked for bread or crackers to go with it, they brought some chilly scorched bread. Since only the brunch menu was in use (something we didn't know when we made the reservation), there were few vegetarian/pescatarian options. When I asked, I was told they could make me some scrambled eggs for SIXTEEN DOLLARS. Um, no thanks. Other than the French toast, nothing was great and we left still hungry - doesn't say much for a $75 lunch for 3 people. Yikes. I'd steer clear of this place.
The waiter was really good; professional, unobtrusive, detailed.
This was our third time at Salt and it didn’t disappoint! We love the ambiance and the creative food options. The quality of food and service has been consistent which makes Salt a perfect choice for special occasions or taking visitors.
Great date night dinner. very good wine list with a holiday special menu that was outstanding!