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About Salt House

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!

545 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Wednesday: 5:30 - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday : Closed

Happy Hour : Monday - Friday 2 - 6

Cross Street:
Between 1st and 2nd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 543-8900

Website:
http://www.salthousesf.com/

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is available. There are also several parking garages available in the area including one right next door at 555 Mission.

Public Transit:
Montgomery Station for Muni and Bart.

Executive Chef:
Evan Gotanda

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Please join us at Salt House for NYE! We will be serving some special dishes along with our a la carte menu. The bubbles will be flowing along with some special additions to the cocktail menu.

Salt House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (6)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2009

Salt House isn't just great food, it's a great experience. The gritty loft feel makes it extra charming - yes, there is a pretty loud atmosphere, but you can easily still have conversations without screaming at each other. Ask the Maitre for a table on the mezzanine of you want a little more private/romantic table. Wouldn't go with groups more than 5, it'll be hard to converse. Food, again, is great, no massive portions. Definitely leave room for dessert.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2009

Excellent! Whenever friends come in from out of town I have to take them to one of my favorites: Salt House is always a contender. Great, reliable food and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2009

First time visit. Service and food were outstanding. We'll return and certainly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2009

Loud but fun. Well priced wine list.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2009

Absolutely fabulous meal. Great dining experience, worth another visit!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2009

The food was delicious and the service fabulous.
The restaurant did get too noisy for us and it was a relief to leave.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 28, 2009

Great as always. I think the Seafood is always tops. The polenta was a little bit too salty for my wife's taste, but all was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2009

Food was great and I especially liked that we had someone consistently attending our table for water, bread and removal of plates even though we were on the mezzanine level.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2009

Delicous seasonal ingredients, helpful attentive waiters, energetic scence and quit memorable for dinner or lunch. Ask to sit upstairs if noise is an issue.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2009

I've been disappointed in so many restaurants but Salt House has renewed my faith in the SF food scene. The lamb dish I had was superb! The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The only thing that took away from the ambiance was the blaring noise level but, all in all, the Salt House was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 25, 2009

Fanastic simple preparation terrific service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2009

Have been to Salt House for lunch many times and always enjoy it...especially the burger and onion rings!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2009

Have eaten at Salt House many, many times and have not been disappointed yet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2009

Dissapointing service
Waiter did not appear to listen
Asked for healthy recommendation, and got steered to what was ultimately a very unhealthy dish (despite it being fish)
This was once a great restuarant - but the star has dimmend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2009

This is an excellent restaurant with a great scene and vibrant atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2009

Wait staff was great, hostess is a gem. Unique appetizer choices. The entrees rocked. The New York Steak (rare, of course) sits atop my 'tastiest domestic land animal consumed' list. My wife had the Sole (which means I got half when she filled up). Finally a restaurant that realizes less is more with egg batter and Sole Dore! Energetic does not start to describe the noise level. Still worth it though for the food!

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·Dined on June 18, 2009

The food was pretty good; not great, and the atmosphere was fairly noisy and cramped. Lacked a certain intimacy or charm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 16, 2009

Each of us had a different fish dish. All three were just ok, not great. Fish was grilled perfectly, but was placed atop other ingredients & sauce that was basically just salty and uninteresting in spite of the beautiful presentation. The wine list had too many unfamiliar wines offering no description & the waitress was sweet and efficient, but not really helpful. Appetizers & before dinner cocktails were amazing, but overall, the meal was not worth the money we spent(alot)!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2009

Everything we ordered was great. I loved my entree but would've been totally happy if I got my dining companion's entree. Our drinks were amazing and the wine our server helped us pick out was perfect for both of our entrees: fish and lamb. We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2009

food was a point count better the first time I went. This the food was excellent except for stringy shreds of lettuce. Salad dressing was superb. Had lamb loin and it was outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2009

Although we went during lunch time and it was busy, our service was rather slow. For example, the first time our waitress came over we told her we were ready to order but she left and didn't return for ~10 mins. I also caught our waitress looking at our table when we were done eating but she didnt come to check on us for some time. It was also pretty obvious we were done because I had my napkin covering my plate and my other 2 companions had empty plates.

From the time we sat down (reservations was at 12:30pm), we did not receive our food until ~1:15pm. We also had to flag 2 people other then our waitress to request our check since we couldn't get our waitress' attention.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2009

The service was great - everyone was really nice and helpful (we dealt with the hostess, the bar server and the waitress). All the food was tasty, but the poutine (fries with cheese and short rib gravy) really stood out. We couldn't stop eating them. My friend really raved about the salmon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2009

The noise level in the restaurant is pretty much deafening...we were fortunate because I asked for a 'quiet' table....and were seated upstairs.
Just don't understand why restaurants seem intent on preventing their guests from carrying on an intelligent conversation without screaming.
WE ARE THE CUSTOMERS!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2009

The service exceeded my expectations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2009

The restaurant has a great ambiance. The service was top notch. Very friendly staff and great for recommending items from their menu. The food was the true star. I have never experience so many flavors with my meal from the appetizers through the dessert everyone at the table was talking about how great each dish was and we wanted to share the dish with other people around the table because we felt that we had ordered the most incredible item on the menu. It is a great restaurant and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience great tasting food that is creative and not your usual food combinations with dining out.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2009

We had an early reservation, and were seated as they opened. Interesting menu, nice staff. Food very good, but as the restaurant filled with people, noise level became uncomfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2009

Great service. Great food. Great local SF feel.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2009

Very nice place. Ate upstairs. Impressed our guests. Yummy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2009

Have only been here for lunch a couple of times, and I like it very much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2009

From the dine-about-town menu a couple of us ordered the potato leek soup because it felt a big chilly in the restaurant, but as it turns out it was a cold soup. It tasted good but not what we expected; the menu should have specified "cold soup".

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2009

Enjoyed the food but it was difficult to have a conversation. Would suggest making efforts to tone the noise down. Did like the "greening" details: bread served on paper, milk bottles for water, using jars for dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2009

The restaurant doesn't have a good choices for dine about town. They only have 2 choices for appetizer, main course and dessert. I order the salad for appetizer, pork for main course and panna cotta for dessert. The dessert taste good but the rest is just okay in my opinion. Nothing special or fancy about the dine about town. My over all experience with dine about town, I would give salt house 3 stars.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2009

I can't say enough about this place. I took the girlfriend here for her birthday late on a Saturday night & the service was amazing. They came over with two glasses of champagne before we would even open a menu. Amazing food, great ambiance. Two thumbs up.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2009

I went there for the diner about town lunch menu. I had the cold leek soup, pork shoulder and the port de creme. It was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2009

This was my third time eating at Salt House, but the first time I've had lunch here. The food was outstanding (as it has been in the past). They also have a great cocktail list, all with a unique blend and mix. The only one negative (and this was ever so slight) was that we felt a little rushed, but eating lunch during a workday I'm sure they're used to people getting in and getting out quickly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2009

Service was great. I indicated that we needed to be "on time" and the server was attentive to that without rushing us. This doesn't always happen. My Canadian foodie friend is eager to come back because of the experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2009

The DAT menu was good with main entre very small.We actually ordered the foi gras torchon, only to be disappointed. Dessert was yummy.
Our server was really nice and on top of her game.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2009

Another fantastic evening at Salt House! The service is always excellent and the food is memorable. One of the best Manhattan's in San Francisco!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2009

Food was wonderful. Though we experienced a blip in service initially, the house Manager stepped in and nicely resolved the problem. We will definitely go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2009

We had dinner at the Salt House on Monday for the first time. It was a great experience from the gentleman who seated us until the last sip of coffee with dessert. The food was fun and delicious, the service was seamless and even though they were busy and the place was full, we never felt rushed.

We will definitely be looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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