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Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Salt House

4.4
2366 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(415) 543-8900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Evan Gotanda
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 1st and 2nd
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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.
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Public transit
Montgomery Station for Muni and Bart.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2366 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved this restaurant. Some of the best food. The rockfish is wonderful. The burrata and mushroom ravioli was amazing, albeit a small dish. The shaved vegetable salad outstanding with a simple lemon, oil dressing. Wine list was good, but they also had a cider which was very good from Woodinville, WA. Dry with a sweet kick. Went perfect with the popcorn. This is a definite repeat restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great restaurant with a variety of food options, but a smaller menu. Good small plates. All the food we had was yummy.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The Putin is amazing, I always get that as a starter. I have tried the chicken sandwich and it was delicious, I also had the Ramen which was good but felt it was a bit salty. One of the SOMA business favorites! but also good HH and just to meetup w/ friends. Nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service and food

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Extremely slow service. Hamburger had a metal taste and the avacado was hard and had no flavor. Very loud and difficult to have a business conversation.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food but very noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Server was EXCELLENT! Attentive, knowledgeable and personable. Food was really good and would have given 5 stars except for the $7 price tag on a meager portion of chips. Noise level was not bad considering it was a busy Friday night. We were able to have a pleasant conversation at our table without shouting to be heard.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food. The poutine was an amazing starter. The mushroom ramen and beef cheek stole the entrées.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Pros:
*The bartender was friendly and made great cocktails
*All the service was great, from the hostess to the waiter to the bus person
*The appetizers were delicious

Cons:
*Maybe I ordered the wrong entree, but it was not good at all. I never leave food on my plate, but I couldn't force myself to eat it. Beef cheeks was tasteless, chewy and full of fat. I should have sent it back, but it was a business meal and I didn't want to appear fussy.
*Very expensive
*Very noisy

Based on this experience, I can't recommend dining here. I would recommend cocktails and appetizers at the bar, but not dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Coole San Francisco After work Ambiente happy Hour und danach gutes Essen

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Over cooked

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had a wonderful night dining at the salt house.
We split the soup appetizer and is an entrée we have the dock and the pork chop and the duck was fantastic , perfectly cooked. The Somm was thoughtful and pick out a white and a red that went well with our meals

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had an excellent gin cocktail while waiting for friends to arrive, the Good Bird Tell Me. Our small group was then treated to amazing plate after plate by the chef through out the entire evening, ending with incredible desserts. I’ll certainly be back soon and I highly recommend Salt House if you enjoy excellent food in a pleasant atmosphere with great service.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I wouldn’t go back. The food was good, but it was difficult to enjoy because the service was so poor.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food. Great service. Cool space

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful happy hour! Don’t think we were checked in but will definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Last restaurant before heading back to Europe, I’ve eaten in 5 states and numerous cities this trip, and this was the best! I’ve read some reviews here and my head hurts. People know very little about goo food. Our server Dill knew very well what he was offering and how to match everything. Management came bye to check in, which is always appreciated (timing is everything). Prices are very fair considering the combinations of flavors on a single plate. Americans are too accustomed to crazy big plates that they don’t even finish (For disclosure, I’m born and raised in Chicago), then they complain when it’s “too small” even though they actually go home not feeling bloated from over-eating. This place deserved a visit from Michelin. Thank you to everyone at this amazing place for your hard work and talent. These people love what they do. Very grateful. Until next time (hopefully not very long!).

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great ambiance and really friendly service, the food was disappointing, noisy but not disturbing.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Enjoyed dinner with friends. Halibut was excellent served with greens.Quail eggs with a vibrant sauce were tasty. Potatoes in duck fat could be improved.

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2.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Don’t go here for a work lunch. It’s packed and the service is so slow!! We ordered the same for lunch and it was so different; one pasta was so dry and the other was swimming in sauce. I’ll definitely go somewhere else next time.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Service was off upstairs. When we ordered cocktails and food, I specifically asked our waitress to come back to get our order for glasses of wine to accompany our entrees. She came back just before the food was arriving, and I watched our glasses of wine sit on the bar for ten minutes while our fish got cold. The hostess even looked at the drink ticket and ran a different drink from a newer ticket, maybe she didn’t want to come upstairs or that’s just not how the work is divided, I don’t know. The food was good and the waitress was nice and knowledgeable, but both rounds of drinks and the check were very slow. My brother used to love this place until he had an almost identical experience. So the food is good, and maybe the service is fine downstairs, but sitting upstairs I think really brought the whole experience down. There are too many other fantastic options in this area, probably won’t come back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Salt House was a great...! The service, food, wine, and coffee were all very good!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Salt House knows fish! We were in the mood for some well prepared fish, and Salt House truly satisfied. Both the Salmon and Striped Bass dishes were imaginative and cooked to perfection. Our starters were also excellent. Service was great. S.H. deserves 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Fantastic meal. Started with the Chicory salad with a very nice dressing. We then had the Striped Bass and Rock Fish entree’s. Both dishes were very well seasoned and cooked perfectly. The sides were also very, very good. We ended the meal with the black poppy seed cheese cake, OMG, it was fantastic.

Highly recommend Salt House and will be back.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The service was horrible. They sat us upstairs and then forgot we were up there.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We have been here several times and it is consistently very good. The atmosphere is both upscale and relaxed. Exposed beams, brick and soft lighting. The food is very tasty, and beautifully plated. It took a little longer then expected to get water and give our order but then everything moved along nicely. Started with a good Manhattan. We hard the chicory salad with oranges and pistachios, burrata ravioli. The only disappointment was the duck fat potatoes which were not crispy, a bit tough and too salty. The matcha cheesecake was yummy and interesting. It’s a bit pricey but in the range of nice places in SF. All in all very pleasant evening. We have always enjoyed dining here.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Friendly, attentive service. Fabulous, creative drinks and food. Very loud so conversation is difficult, but that's everywhere these days. Expensive, but not ridiculously so.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Despite a crazy noontime rush, the hostess remembered my OpenTable request to be seated at a quiet table and showed us to one that she had reserved for us in the quietest spot in this lively lunch spot. Grilled shrimp salad was delicious as well.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This is one those places that won't seat you until your whole party arrives. Even if you arrive 5 min early and want to get organized for an obvious business lunch with just 2 people. Such is life. With the many options in the area, won't be back soon. Had the salmon which was small and over cooked. Everything on the plate was swimming in oil (be warned). Shared the sweet potato chips which were good but $6 for something the size of a bag of chips didn't seem a good value.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great service & yummy food

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The meal had layers of flavor the appetizers were delicious. I think the menu could be expanded, but ambiance and service were A1.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Had a wonderful meal with a dear old friend. Loved the Burgundy week wine selection. First time here and will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Wine was over priced; raviolis arrived lukewarm, food came out very, very slowly.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

place looked cool. food was good. limited menu, but that didn't matter because the meal was yummy!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

enjoyed our dinner very much. food was very good with interesting choices.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It's really hard to rate their food - it was wonderful but incredibly over salted.
The soup had such wonder flavors that I doubted my first impression of too salty but then the entrée was definitely too salty and ....so was the dessert! I figured out that it was the "maple walnuts" that were the problem, pushed them to the side and loved the panne cotta.

I highly recommend this restaurant but warn you to insist that little or no salt be added to your order.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I've eaten here several times, but the menu selection, which used to be somewhat imaginative, and food quality have gone downhill. I struggled to find something that appealed to me at lunch (the only meal I have had here). Not much healthy; I ended up with the fried chicken sandwich. It was unoffensive but hardly pleasing. Expensive for what you get.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great service, food variety and ambiance!

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1.0Dined on February 7, 2018

I have eaten at Salt House countless times, often with clients. It has been one of

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was all very tasty, but took forever to get to us - multiple tables who were seated after us were served before we were, and while the staff apologized several times for the delay, it was such an incredibly long wait for our dishes I'm inclined to not go back.

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