SALT Kitchen and Bar
Service was slow. Ordered a drink that did not come. Bill was slow
SALT is a restaurant we visit at least once a year for a special occasion. It was a lovely lunch for Valentine's Day. They gave out red roses, had specialty drinks and it was as expected, wonderful! I had the skirt steak and my sweetheart had the chicken pasta. We enjoyed every bite!
We had a great dinner and the server was very pleasant and attentive. She gave us recommendations which helped.
Salt is always excellent year round whether for lunch or dinner!
Made reservation on line which was easy. Hostess wasn’t the typical friendly helpful hostess though but we were seated earlier than reservation which was nice. The food was very good and worth the price but the drink I ordered from the bar was a little too small for the $13 price and we thought there was a Bloody Mary/mimosa bar that morning because of what we saw on the web site but there wasn’t. Overall experience was nice though and we will be back
Hubby and I spent a few days during the Christmas holidays at The Wentworth. Salt was on our list of restaurants to try since we have heard from friends that it was a really nice restaurant. It was as expected, food and service outstanding. We started with the scallop appetizer and Caesar salad. For main course I had halibut and hubby had the short rib with fettuccine, which was somewhat like a bolognese only with tender pieces of short rib in a flavorful ragu. The halibut was served in a lemon wine sauce with artichokes tomatoes and pasta. Very flavorful and nice presentation. Try the Winter martini!!
Reserved for annual Christmas luncheon of a group of friends. We all loved it plan to reserve next year.
A great dining experience as usual although it was extremely busy and therefore had to wait for a little while for our reserved table.
This was our first time in years of dining at Salt that the service was less it should have been. We detected a bit of 'attitude' from our waitress. Maybe she was having a bad day; but, it took all of 20 minutes to bring the bottle of wine we ordered to our table. Also, please do not ask if we'd like to reuse our soiled silverware between courses. Just bring clean silverware. Upon finishing our first bottle if wine I ordered another. When it came to the table the waitress asked if we'd like clean wine glasses. Of course! Why ask? Just do what should be done in any first class dining establishment.
So, other than the service anomalies the food and wine were exceptional. We'll be returning soon.
Festive decor, not rushed, could enjoy my college friends that I see only few times a year. Delicious food, and server recommended gluten free option for one person. Do wish they had separate gluten free menu.
Service was not up to standards; food was very good but expensive.
My wife and I visited salt kitchen santa brunch on our 40th Anniversary and the experience was outstanding!
The food on Saturday night was outstanding. Our waitress couldn’t of been nicer or more accommodating. The only complaint we had was the noise level. It was awful. We had people behind us and people beside us who were laughing loud and talking very loud. And generally it was loud. We couldn’t hear each other at all. But other than that the food was great and it was a nice respite. I think the fireplaces should work. It was a cold night and neither the fireplaces were on. That would’ve added to the ambience. Thank you
My wife and I were there to celebrate our anniversary, and have dined here several times. We enjoyed our meal overall but the ice cream was sent back - had turn to ice crystals. Appetizers and main course were very good.
Waitress while very nice was inexperienced and could use more training.
Weekly date night. Busy night at the lighting event was going on.
Wonderful meal, seevice, ambiance and holiday decorations!
This was our second time there, and we were once again equally unimpressed. Sad because the building, lobby, and restaurant are beautiful.
When we walked in, no one was at the reception desk which was strange for a busy night. The young man who finally greeted us was amiable, took our coats and said he we didn't need tags to reclaim them because he would be there when we left - he wasn't, so it took 15-20 minutes before we got our coats back.
Our waitress, Emily, was terrific as she tried to manage the mismanagement.
One of our guests sent an entree back because the fish was overcooked. This meal wasn't returned for 25 to 30 minutes. By this time everyone was done, and everything else on the plate was cold. The first lemon that was squeezed on the original fish was still sitting on the plate.
The mashed potatoes that sat under the delicious steak I ordered were noticeably cooler than everything else on the plate. This could appear picky, but at the price point, you expect better.
I so want to love this restaurant because I'm local, but I can't risk taking friends and business associates.
Delicious Italian food and attentive service. We enjoyed the comfortable seating and quiet noise level. We also appreciated the small plate optuons.
We had a lovely lunch in the corner (our choice so we could talk). Food and wait staff wonderful. Unfortunately there was a family with a three year old (I guess) little boy who was allowed to run around the dining area. I don't know how the waitstaff could stand it, and I know it is difficult to tell people to keep their children under control, but it kept us from giving a 5 star rating.
We frequent SALT and are usually very happy over all. However, the staff appears overwhelmed with the volume of guests and the Hostess station is not always up to par in terms of service.
We love many items on the menu; pls never discontinue the meatball app-it's outstanding and a staple when we order. We also like you wine selection.
This review is based on a weekend of meals eaten at SALT, rather than a single meal. This is a hotel restaurant at Wentworth by the Sea, a Marriott resort, where we stayed over Thanksgiving. We had 2 breakfasts, afternoon drinks and appetizers, a Friday night dinner and Thanksgiving at this restaurant. It was a wonderful hotel restaurant and rivaled eating at a stand alone restaurant. Our holiday meal was excellent and we enjoyed the other meals as well. The menu was seasonal and featured local items. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Our service was friendly and attentive. It was quite cold and we were reluctant to leave our nice hotel to go to a local restaurant. Fortunately, deciding to dine multiple times as SALT was not a hardship. I recommend it as a destination on its own, even if you live in the area or stay at another hotel. Hotel restaurants are often an expensive disappointment. That was not the case with SALT. We recommend the appetizers, especially mussels and meatballs, as well as fresh made pastas.
The staff was exceptionally helpful finding us the perfect table. Our server was accomodating, attentive, and amiable. The food was done to our liking. The menu could be a bit more expansive. Thank you for a nice visit.
Very nice restaurant as explAined very nosy due to an an event which customers she be alerted to the drive one way 40 miles total of 80
The waiter was attentive initially. All entrees were served at the same time. Once our meals were done the plates were removed and immediately replaced with three desserts and we had to stop the waiter from walking off so we could order coffee. Three people in our party had the restaurant week special. The fourth person received a dessert menu a few minutes later. And their dessert wasn’t presented for several more minutes. We had to ask for more coffee. There were several tables open so it wasn’t that they were trying to get us to leave. For such a high end restaurant they don’t even have a Luxardo cherry in the Manhattan.
Loved everything about our dinner. Such a warm and cozy setting. Perfect service and all of the food was amazing. Went for restaurant week which was an amazing deal!
Visited SALT with my mother for restaurant week and was super impressed... while the price point means I probably won’t be visiting regularly, the atmosphere was great, the staff was lovely (we had an issue that was handled promptly and professionally) and the food was a-maze-ing. This is a great place to visit on a special occasion, and either you’ll see me again on my birthday or you’ll know my family doesn’t really love me. (It was dim in the dining room, so the photos have had the lighting tweaked to be clearer, but are otherwise unaltered.)
Meal was very good. Server Chantal was attentive. I had the short ribs which were tasty but very fatty. Although another member of our party had the same but not nearly as much fat. The chicken piccata was good but quite thick. Usually it is pounded into a thin tender cutlet. We will be back.
We have been to Salt many times-mostly for dinner. This was a ladies lunch during restaurant week so there was a special fixed price menu for 3 courses. I consider this an opportunity for restaurants to “show their stuff” to attract new clients. If I tried someplace new & was impressed by their fare, service,etc, I not only might be enticed to return with other friends but I’d spread the word & be that venue’s best marketing tool. This certainly was not the case for our experience @ SALT yesterday.
For starters, our server never cracked a smile or gave an indication of friendly welcome. She also didn’t seem to be familiar with this new menu & kept going to the kitchen to get answers for us. When asked to bring tap water instead of bottled, she never did & we had to flag down a bus person(who was VERY nice & accommodating). We all ordered the chicken piccata w risotto. All 3 orders were dry, although edible When we mentioned this ,our server was very gracious & offered to have them remade. We declined since we couldn’t afford to stay longer to wait. When dessert was brought, she did not offer tea or coffee which was not included in the prix fixe menu but we could have ordered as an add on.
Please note this was a Tuesday @ noon & the restaurant was less than half full so no competition for attention or reason to feel pressured by a busy dining room. One friend had to leave so she asked for her dessert to be boxed up. Our server was accommodating, brought separate checks but never made us feel welcome or that it was a pleasurable experience to dine in such an upscale restaurant.
Fortunately the manager wandered over to ask how our lunch was & we politely told him He was lovely & apologetic but did not offer us anything. Said he’d speak to our server but of course we’ll never know. I handed him the raffle coupon I’d filled out for restaurant week visits & he’d never see one before but said he’d make sure it was delivered.
We went to SALT during restaurant week; I was impressed with the quality of ingredients, focus on local ingredients, and how delicious the food was! The wine list was outstanding as well, and is worth going back for by itself. It is on the pricier side but we will certainly be back for special occasions.
Always love coming to Salt. Excellent food and service
Ate lunch during a special restaurant week. Food was outstanding, nice presentation, and attentive wait staff.
Our waitress was good but the rest of the staff were not welcoming.
Had an amazing dinner! Sat near the back with very dim lighting but the chairs were leather seats and very comfortable. I would try sitting in a different section next time where they have the cathedral ceiling with paintings on it. Highly recommend! The baked oysters were perfection.
Our reservation was at 5:00, and there were no other diners in the dining room when we were seated. It seemed like we were being rushed because we were asked to order all 3 courses at once from the Restaurant Week menu. Received the first course in a timely manner, but there was over an hour wait (possibly an hour and a half?) between that course and the entree. Other diners arrived while we were eating our first course, and they had time to order, eat their 3 courses, pay and leave before we even received our entrees. It was after 8:00 before we finally finished our dessert (third course). I don't think I would go back.....
4 diners: 4 drinks, 3 Restaurant Week meals, 1 vegetarian pizza =$200+
The food was fair. Waiter had an attitude. It was a special occasion, so we were disappointed. It is a beautiful hotel and dining room. I had lunch there a few months ago and it was lovely. This time not so much.
We have been to this restaurant many times and it's always been good. However, they fail miserably in making a reservation. They randomly answer the phone. I love Open Table for the ease of making a reservation. On numerous occasions we have requested a certain section of the restaurant for seating. There are three or four table options in this section. Rarely has our request been honored. This last visit we arrived to have a drink in the bar before dinner and told the hostess that we are here and all of our requested table options were open at that time which she acknowledged. She did not say we have to seat you immediately because we can't hold these tables open. She just put other guests there ( the place was not full at all) and tough luck when we came to be seated 20 minutes later. The food has slipped to the point of not even good. Sadly, we will wait a while before returning. I guess if you aren't a hotel guest they don't need you.
The food was delicious, well presented and a good portion of grilled salmon. We were seated in the middle and should have requested a move to one of the open window seats. A family let their 2 children play/wrestle near us, near the fireplace, which detracted from the romantic ambiance I was expecting. Overall a very nice restaurant in a very nice hotel that I would recommend.
Our experience with the staff was great. Service was wonderful except I mentioned before ordering I could not eat tomatoes. I reminded the waiter again when I placed my order but when it came they were on my plate. The plate was sent back and instead of redoing the order, they tried to wipe the tomatoes off the plate. When my dinner returned it had a tomato hidden in it still under the fish they missed. I was upset because this allergy was verbalized three times and could have caused an adverse reaction if I hadn’t seen it. Wiping it off the plate I could have done myself, what they did was unprofessional. The plate was returned and the meal was voided but I felt for an upscale place where we ordered $45 and $30 plates this wouldn’t happen. It was our anniversary and I didn’t eat my meal with my husband because of the delay in fixing my order. It really ruined our night and experience we looked forward to.
We were listed as a no show when, in fact, we did dine at Salt Kitchen and Bar after arriving slightly early of our reservation time.. That was a bit disconcerting.
Group of " guys " at a larger table across the dining room that were a bit loud.
4 of us arrived for lunch at 1:05pm. Maybe 3 or 4 tables were occupied. The restaurant was not busy. Our waiter asked if we wanted drinks and none of us did. At 1:40 we had to ask someone to find our waiter and take our orders. We each ordered a salad. They arrived 20 minutes later. Two of us ordered a Cobb Salad that consisted of limp mixed greens, a few slices of red onion and 5 shaved radish slices. Avocado dressing was on the side. It was missing all the ingredients listed on the menu. (Coincidentally, that particular salad is not listed on the website as of today.) I asked the waiter where the bacon was and he delivered a small container of lardons. The Cobb salad and its meager contents were hardly worth the price of $14. One of the other salads was missing ingredients as well. We are all local women and we will not be back. Very disappointed. It was supposed to be a birthday party and we noted that on the open table reservation.