Salt House

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
~We will be closed from Saturday, August 31st, through Monday, September 2nd, in observance of Labor Day. We will return with our regular business hours on Tuesday, September 3rd. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!~

Salt House Tavern - A 75-seat, contemporary tavern housed in an old printing press warehouse built in the 1930’s. Exposed brick, original hardwood floors, 12 foot windows and oversized rusted iron girders. Contemporary American fare ranging from raw bar plateaus to local cheeses, appetizers and heartier main dishes. Wines from all over the world, local beers and an extensive cocktail list. Full menu anywhere you'll sit down - at the bar, the communal table, the front window counter or in the dining room!

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l
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very crowded tho was seated promptly at my reservation time. Server made very good recommendations. The fettuccine with shrimp was excellent. Oysters were average. The short ribs were good but not great. Dessert was fair.

MH
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok not great. I had the daily special Duck breast, and it came in a big chunk that was very tough and hard to carve.
Service was functional, but the wait times in all facets was unacceptable. From seating us 20 minutes after our reservation time, to the time it took to get our drinks, and especially the time between our first and main courses, the meal took about 2 hours! For 2 courses!. Not going back anytime soon.

DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible, from the bar to the food. They were short-staffed but never admitted it until we prodded. It took 90 minutes to get our apps and more than two hours for our dinner to be served. And the place wasn't even full. Food was ok at best. Can't go back

V
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very disappointed. Service was so slow. Fish didn't seem fresh. Took business associates in front out of town and was embarrassed.

JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed a festive dinner with out of town family.

a
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the sea bass was truly amazing.

OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Definitely something for everyone. Loved that they offered smaller plates as well as full dinners. The combination of flavors in the food were unique and amazing. Reservations are a must! Service was good although a bit slow at times. The venue got a bit noisy at times but no more so than most popular restaurants. Would definitely go back next time I visit SF!

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great ambiance. Great service. fantastic wine list.

D
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The individual ingredients were very fresh, high-quality and very well-prepared. Overall the dishes were under seasoned and they combined too many things together in each dish and created kind of a muddled flavor profile.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food as usual. Acoustics are not great. Pretty noisy but fun

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible ambience, food, and service!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Poor service. They need more servers. Small portions. Food wasn’t that great considering the price. Disappointing.

LN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. And the food was amazing. Best duck I have ever had. The small bites were explosions of flavor. Loved my evening there and will be back.

SB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Nice location. We were a Table for 3 so we were placed in the back of the restaurant which was not the BEST... but the rest of the tables seemed nice.

We were catching up and pretty slow to order (our waiter pointed out that they like to turn the tables quicker - not cool). Food was served quickly and everything was good!

Try it!

AG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and service was exceptional! They made sure we were taken well care of. Definitely an awesome spot to celebrate + a few of my friends were first timers and very impressed. Thank you guys!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tasty options with great cocktail list (and non boozy cocktails)- liked the decor, great ambience

v
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt House's service was impeccable, the atmosphere was lively and the food was delicious. The menu offering has a variety of unique dishes. The corn and zucchini soup was lovely, the cheese platter was a perfect starter for the table and the shishito peppers were the bomb. The wine list from my perceptive is a bit limited as most of the bold red wines are in the higher price point($100.00+). However, the limited red wine list won't dissuade me from dining, but, I will book Salt House for a smaller group.

GR
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish options and the appetizers are always good... shishito peppers... yum!

DJ
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

What happened to this place?
The food was shockingly bad!

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was terrible. My wife and I ordered two cocktails minutes after we arrived, and it took the server 35 minutes to bring them to our table. He was defensive and had excuses for the delay. And didn't apologize. To make things worse, the cocktails were weak.

The food was bland, overly salted, and the fish was undercooked. Not what I was expecting for a $32 entree.

The restaurant was extremely loud. My wife and I had to talk really loudly to hear ourselves across the table.

The server paid no attention to us. He didn't ask us how our food was or seem to care. When it came time for the check, he just plopped the bill down on the table and left. Still no "thank you" or "sorry again" for long waits.

This was truly a bad experience (and expensive one). A real bummer.

EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent experience. The food is amazing with great options, but not overwhelming amount of choices. The staff is always attentive and very professional. I love this place.

RM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place! I had a beet salad that was awesome. Best salad I've had in a very long time at any restaurant of any caliber. It's a must have when going here. I'm an old dude and I'm starting to like places that are slightly quieter. Love the energy in this place, but we sat up stairs, and it was a bit noisier than I would have liked. But, that had no impact on what a fantastic evening and meal we had! I'll be back and will sing your praises!!!

l
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

A little pricey for small portion size.

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Delicious pork chop and incredible duck. Substantial portions as well. Will be back soon!

d
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch during a convenient. Specifically booked a reservation since time was short! Our server was efficient and engaging. Food was great, especially the poutine. Only disappointment was that arriving slightly early for my reservation I was asked to wait outside despite plenty of available tables. Seemed unnecessary and rude.

v
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service, poor quality cod, bad wine, super long wait times

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Ramen was objectively bad. Loud place. Great service!

OT
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Way too expensive compared to the quality and taste of the food. Both of the dishes didn't taste of anything.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I went there for a lunch with my client. It was a lot noisy.

C
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for lunch and got there when they opened at 11. We had the poutine, the beet salad and the duck confit. All were good. The lunch menu was kind of limited; hence the four stars

e
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I normally come here for lunch given proximity to work. I have to give them credit for getting their lunch service in order and streamlined. I used to avoid coming here if I only had an hour for lunch (usually took 1:15-30) but now the wait time and service is much more efficient which is great. That said, they need to work to change up their menu every once in awhile. Everything I’ve had here (which is most menu items) are all solid.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noisy at lunch, but excellent food & service. Can be very busy at lunch. I would suggest a reservation.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We have visited a few times now for dinner and the staff have always been a so pleasant and helpful. We really enjoy the food and atmosphere.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Pretty disappointed at the quality of the food. Our salad was very bland and my fish smothered in sauce.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Date night with the wife. Great as always.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

The food is very poor.

MM
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know that I’ll always have a good experience at Salt House. The staff, the quality of the food and overall appeal of the place will keep me coming back...as I have since Salt House opened.

F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were wonderful- always love having a date night here!

JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Went there for lunch. Food was ok. There was a chicken with pasta dish. Pasta was a little gummy. Ordered some red wine. A full-bodies cab. It was fermented. Yuck. Notified the waitress who brought me another red. Better but a little dry. The noise. THE NOISE!!! It’s so damn loud in this restaurant! Decibels bouncing off of the brick walls. I don’t think I’m going back. The noise gave me anxiety.

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