SALT Kitchen and Bar

4.5
790 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(603) 373-6566
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lee Michael
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Parking details
on-site valet or self parking available
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Entertainment
Jazz duo: Sunday - Tuesday; piano/vocal: Wednesday - Saturday
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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Houston
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gillian was the best!!! We had eaten at Salt the night before where there was much stress with large parties and lack of good management. Tonight was a completely different experience. Kudos to Gillian for helping is with a great dinner on our last night at the hotel.

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Houston
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 3

This one was hard to evaluate on the options listed above. There was obviously a huge problem with management/planning for the evening's dinner. It was blamed on 2 large groups and kitchen staffing. The brightest star was our server Gillian (hence the "outstanding" for service). Gillian exuded grace under pressure. Many were upset with her and we tried to be as kind as possible to her - fully realizing that the management issues had nothing to do with her. So kudos to Gillian and her co-workers for their efforts in trying to keep the heels on the bus during a very difficult evening!

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Salt - on this visit we were seated on one of the banguettes in the dining room under the beautiful original dome....the dome however acts as an echo chamber and we were very distracted over hearing conversations all around us. Otherwise the ambiance, service and food are top notch.

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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall enjoyed. Food was good though gluten free options limited. Service was Ok, not exceptional but fine.

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PS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a resort, and there was a large wedding party which I bet affected food and service, certainly noise and crowd. Food was solid. I recommend.

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L
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service good food okay.. nothing special.

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F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Very good food, highly recommend!

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JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It would have gotten 5 stars but we weren’t finished with appetizers before main course was served. A little too fast for us.

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Doug is an awesome waiter. Great attention to detail. The food is fantastic.

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New England
43 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. We got there early and sat on the outside deck with a drink prior to our seating. Our waiter Nick was great. We like to share several plates and they were more than accommodating. Food was very good and service was great. Will go back!

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B
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good (often local), the menu interesting. Service is very pleasant, but slow. If you want time to talk, this is an excellent place to go. If you are in a hurry, not so good.

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JC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bachelorette party

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Salt. Great experience- great ocean front restaurant, fantastic food and atmosphere.

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New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef at Salt did it again. This is not my first time here and you never know what to expect when you return to a memorable restaurant. Everything was fresh and delicious and surprising. We had an all seafood dinner from top to bottom and it was exquisite. The entire staff, including from the Wentworth By The Sea, to which it's attached, especially Jason Bartlett and Mary Carey Foley are top notch and make the evening even more special with their 5 Star attention. We drive 2 hours to get here, and are already planning our next visit.

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DD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here before and have always enjoyed our meals. This particular evening was great as we had a great server who was so friendly, funny and attentive! He made the evening! Although the menu is/seems pricey, the food is delicious!

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j
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now our go to place for get togethers. Food is fabulous but save room for the dessert.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! We will be back! The atmosphere, drinks, food and service were all fabulous! We had a great time and thought the prices were reasonable for the location and atmosphere.

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KH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Dinner at Salt was delicious and the atmosphere was stellar. While the server was both knowledgeable and friendly, the meal took an extraordinarily long time...almost 3 hours start to finish and there were just 3 people in our party.

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MF
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive server (some of the staff did not appear to be very well trained), beautiful property and very good food.

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DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable. We had a flatbread pizza for an appetizer & all
If the entrees were delicious.

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J
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time at Wentworth. We were going to try Latitudes this visit but the menu at Salt was calling us back . The Lobster Fra Diablo was outstanding. The warmed olives were also fabulous. Need to try the nuts next time - aroma was amazing.

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DD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorites in the Portsmouth area - menu choices, food and service are very very good.

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New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food, presentation and menu at SALT are all very good. Unfortunately, the service is lacking. The staff person never once checked to see if our meals were ok, nor did she offer to refill our waters. For the price, I would expect better service. She seemed very disinterested.

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JF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food the lobster bisque, lobster Diablo and lamb were great. Fairly priced wine list

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, great food. Lovely staff! A wonderful date night.

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. The wine list exceptional and the food was phenomenal! We have now rated Salt Kitchen and Bar as one of our all time best!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great; however, we were sat at a table with lounge chairs and a regular size table. I’m 5’11” and the table was up to my chest, so this made dining uncomfortable to say the least. If it wasn’t for that I would give it 5 stars. Get rid of the lounge chairs in the dining room.

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Aug 3. Dinner lobster fra diavalo was excellent. Fresh well cooked lobster, pasta al denote mildly spicy
Also scollops with linguine was well cooked succulent scollops

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EA
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good hotel all around restaurant. Ate 4 meals in 2 plus days. No complaints.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Inn but I went to dinner by myself because my husband had to leave one night earlier than planned. So glad I stayed and went to Salt for dinner. Service was excellent, both the host and the server. Food was fresh and perfectly cooked. Seating was plush and the view amazing. I’m a frequent business traveler in Europe where single diners are normal. Not always the case in the states but I here I was taken care of and made to feel special. That’s what fine dining is all about and what so many restaurants forget.

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DC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Doug was the best I've seen in years. Great food, great wine list

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b
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a beautiful room,food is plentiful and delicious. our server was attentive,a pro for sure. The hotel,restaurant and setting ..fantastic. the place is worth the beautiful ride

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NH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We have been here on numerous occasions. Great table but our server got 3 tables all at once. So service was slow. She was very personable. Salt salad was fantastic and the bread too. Pizza once again was extremely disappointing. Very salty and too undercooked in middle although edges were perfectly crisp. We will return but wil never order pizza again

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M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first visit to Salt Kitchen so we knew what to expect. It did not disappoint. Our server, Doug, was outstanding and we spent a very leisurely evening over cocktails, appetizers and dinner. All the dishes were wonderful and I am now in love with the Pear Ginger Martini.
A lot of new restaurants popping up on the Seacoast, some with great food, but Salt has an elegance that just seems to say...tonight is special.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to the SALT Kitchen and Bar. We were celebrating my husbands 60th birthday. Such a beautiful restaurant with excellent staff. I would highly recommend dining here and my husband and I can't wait to go back

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. I recommend that you save room for dessert. The homemade ice cream that is served with most desserts was unbelievable. What a special place. Plan on walking around the complex that is situated on the oceans. Beautiful gardens. You will not be disappointed.

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U
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salt is one of our favorite restaurants on the Seacoast and is a perfect combination of fine dining and a classic environment. The halibut with homemade pasta is spectacular as are the prosciutto wrapped scallops. The soups are always wonderful and the desserts divine.

The wine list is substantial and fairly priced and the service friendly and non intrusive. Salt is everything we want in fine dining!

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G
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always good food here; very consistent and many, varied choices. I've been here many times for lunch and it's a reliably good choice. However, the restaurant was very crowded this time and our service was extremely slow. Our waitress was friendly but seemed inexperienced so we're hoping this was just a fluke. Service has been good in the past.

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W
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner. Very special. Very nice waiter and staff. Attentive, but not hovering. No rush. Lovely view. Food delicious. The lobster bisque amazing. Birthday Girl loved the bone marrow appetizer.

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