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  1. Distance: 0.37mi
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  3. Distance: 0.76mi
  4. Distance: 1.25mi

About SALT Kitchen and Bar

SALT Kitchen & Bar features creatively crafted regional favorites using fresh local ingredients to update traditions without losing its classical heritage. Savor filet mignon, lobster, or fish aside a warm fire or beneath the original frescoed ceiling of the Wentworth by the Sea. SALT Kitchen & Bar is the crown jewel of the seacoast.

588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH 03854
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday and Sunday 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 373-6566

Website:
http://www.wentworth.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz duo: Sunday - Tuesday; piano/vocal: Wednesday - Saturday

Parking Details:
on-site valet or self parking available

Executive Chef:
Ken Lingle

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

SALT Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (10)
Waterfront (9)
Scenic View (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

$18 for a small, unremarkable Manhattan and not enough food for a 12 year old...

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent, as always. Please try to not run out of gluten-free flatbread crusts, though.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

SALT was a lovely setting on a cold Saturday afternoon. We had a reservation for 1:00 and were seated right away. The seating was comfortable, the waitress was attentive, friendly and all of our food arrived together. There was a nice variety of dishes offered and we all liked what we had. We had time to visit and did not feel rushed. We look forward to our next visit, perhaps when we can sit on the beautiful deck and take in the view.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

While the restaurant is gorgeous, great spot for special occasion dining, the service for both dinner and breakfast was slow. Wait staff seemed particularly inexperienced given the fact that the price and selection of entrees and brunch indicate "upscale" dining. Fortunately, my husband and I enjoy conversation and architectural ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Comfortable atmosphere, classy staff, relaxing bar, contemporary menu. Went on a busy night but our waitress didn't rush us. Was worried by some negative reviews but took the chance rather than leave this beautiful hotel, so glad we did! Had a five star experience, we'll be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food is very good especially the entrees. If you are staying at The Wentworth by the Sea you have to go. It’s great for a drink and dinner for two.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Worth every dime

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food and service were both good, my only complaint is with Open Table's search. I did a search for brunch in the Portsmouth area, which Salt/Wentworth does offer. However when we arrived at Salt we were told we had booked lunch not brunch. Reserving for brunch requires a call to the restaurant to book directly. This was not clear on the Open Table website. It was a good experience at Salt, but it was not the "special birthday brunch" that we thought we had booked.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Disappointing:
Reservations made on Saturday, 12/16/17. Service was extraordinarily slow for all drink orders (beer and wine only were ordered). After requesting a second round for a beer we were informed after a 15 minute wait that it was no longer available. Food service was prompt, however all food was cold or lukewarm AND a signature dish was missing two key ingredients that were clearly outlined on the menu. All items on the wine list were grossly overpriced compared to other restaurants in the area. No value. We will ensure that we continue to provide our business to the locally owned restaurants in the Portsmouth area vs. a large conglomerate.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Lovely dinner en route to Mid-Coast Maine - our first visit to Wentworth By The Sea

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had Chris for a waiter and he was not only professional but very accommodating. He is an asset to your establishment for sure.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have eaten at Salt many times, and we have always been beyond pleased! This visit was no exception. Attentive service, delicious food, and a beautiful setting. And the convenience if you are a hotel guest is wonderful, especially on a very brisk autumn evening. Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was tremendous and the service was better than the food. Location is lovely and seating was comfortable. No issues aNd I look forward to going back. We were there for dinner and breakfast. We didn't have any issues.

Tags: Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Found that presentation of our meals was nice, however my Caesar looked good but the dressing had no taste to it and the croutons looked like they came out of box. my main course was the Haddock/ pasta, it looked good but the sauce on the pasta had no real taste to it. My wife got the pork chop and said she could only taste the salty sauce. It was my daughters 18th birthday and it was a big let down, and way over priced for the quality and amount of food that you were served. On a positive note, the server was very nice and did a great job.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Appetizers were great but main course seafood was way overcooked.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Birthday. It was wonderful we definitely will be back decided this is our favorite restaurant

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellence all around! The food and service was excellent. Had the halibut and it was a cooked perfectly. Corey was an excellent server. Her timing and communications were well done.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went on Portsmouth restaurant week and were impressed with the food and quantity. I would skip the wine pick that was on the promotion and pick a better quality. Nice dinner overall.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Cherry, spot for dinner. Light, airy. Fun to watch cook toss pizza dough.
It was Restaurant week- creamy lobster bisque with chunks lobster & bacon wrapped scallops for our appetizers.
Entree fettucine with crab. Offered in 2 portion sizes. Yummy. Husband had pork chop. Dessert was brown sugared molasses cake-spicy.
Delightful restaurant within Wentworth by the Sea resort. It has been remodeled since our last visit.

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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

great food and atmosphere for anniversary dinner with my babe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our first trip to Salt.. Had a great lunch with friends

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Disappointing service and meal. The food is nicely presented but really just average and not worth the price. Service was super slow. One person had dietary restrictions (whole 30 diet) and got a lot of resistance from waitress when asked if she could order the gorgonzola steak salad (from bar menu). Manager finally said yes but it took a lot to get this. Overall, disappointing dining experience in a beautiful setting.

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food2
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

New menu offering a few new options. Salad was outstanding!

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Brilliant new find!!!!!! My daughter and I enjoyed a " girls" weekend in this wonderful Hotel and had three delicious meals: lunch, dinner and breakfast!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Simply Besutiful ☘
Great buzz, great service , great wine list and simply lovely food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best restaurant ever dining room just gorgeous for a special occasion

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best Hotel in NH has one of the Best Kitchens in NH. Outstanding!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went here as it was just downstairs from our hotel room. And we are very happy we did.
When first walking in, the bar section was very loud. Luckily, the dining area was much more sedate.
The decor was excellent and creative. A large, round couch is at the middle of the room, making up part of the seating for several separate tables. And lots of glass allowed diners to see the water view.
The food was excellent and unusual. We decided to share several small plates and were happy with all of them. The food and presentation were both excellent. And the service was professional and courteous.
If in this area again, we will certainly come back to Salt.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We were a party of six celebrating my dad's birthday. Perfect in every way. Service was A+ along with the food. Very pretty restaurant. Would highly recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Simply the best lobster roll we have ever had. Stuffed with sizable pieces of lobster meat. The prosciutto wrapped scallop was also delicious and perfect for two.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was very good,the service was excellent.The restaurant was very accommodating. The presentation of the meal was beautiful. Had a wonderful ,relaxing meal with my wife on our anniversary.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The service was very slow and the staff was unattentive throughout the meal. One main meal was not presented with the others and there was an almost 10 minute wait for the order. The fish was overcooked for 4 of the entrees. In the past, SALT more than met our expectations, but this meal was far less than expected. We also had an issue when one of our group had a blood sugar issue when we arrived and we asked for an immediate orange juice from multiple staff. They did not follow through for close to 10 minutes, we went to the bar ourselves to get what was needed. We waited over 15 minutes for someone to come to the table for water and drink orders. We will go back, as the location is wonderful. Being an optimist, I hope this was just a very bad one off day. However, I felt the need to apologize to the others that I had invited due to the poor dining experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great service, food and location. A little noisy but still possible to have a conversation. We'll be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was the last night of our wonderful week in Rye.We wanted to do something special so we chose Salt. It exceeded our expectations in everything.It now will be a tradition.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food, ambience and service was wonderful!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful space; superb service and great food.

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 (London)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food! Wonderful, attentive service! Phenomenal cocktails!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Dinner at the old school Wentworth by the Sea
In house high end dining option and was not disappointed
Usually Hotel restaurants are a tired, sorry lot, not Salt Kitchen and Bar
many options, innovative menu, great local service and they aim to please
really enjoyed the seafood board, lobster bisque, and the scallops appetizer
stayed away from main courses and shared a lot of apps and small plates

worth staying"home" for
ps if you have breakfast at the hotel the tomato stuffed with mascarpone was delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was good, waiter was great, menu was a little pretentious, table was in a very weird spot ..was a little pricey but overall fine.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Had the pleasure of eating at SALT the fine dining restaurant at Wentworth by the Sea. The food, service, and room decor were outstanding. I highly recommend making this a restaurant not to miss.

Tags: Hot Spot
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