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Permanently Closed - Salt's Cure Los Angeles

225 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

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In its bright eatery with white walls and warm wooden furnishings, Salt's Cure practices its culinary philosophy of utilizing sustainable and California-sourced ingredients for its new American recipes. Small plates that make for excellent starters include the pretzel bread with ale mustard, the chicken liver mousse with toast and pickles and the wood oven roasted broccoli. In addition to being a restaurant, Salt's Cure prides itself on being a butcher shop, which is why dishes like its duck leg with oatmeal griddle cakes and blackberry compote and the pork ham confit with roast potatoes are incredibly fresh and prepared with passion. Other popular entrees include seafood plates, like wild steelhead salmon roe and savory clams with spicy chorizo, as well as vegetarian-friendly dishes, such as the luscious potato dumplings with mushrooms and pesto.

Be sure to enjoy your craft meal with one of Salt's Cure craft beer selections.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday:
10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner:
Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(323) 850-7258
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Phelps and Zak Walters
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking is available on Santa Monica Blvd and other side streets. We also offer a small parking lot for dinner and weekend brunch across the street from the restaurant.
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Public transit
Santa Monica and Gardner
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 225 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2015

Amazing stuff. Knowledgeable, personable, and so much fun.

schindersreview (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

i love salt's cure. it's one of the best places in my neighborhood. great food, lovely staff, unpretentious.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

The place is tiny but that allows you to really get a feel for exactly whats going on with the preparation. No menus, just whatever is on chalkboard that day. Every time I go, I get the pork chop because it's one of the best I have ever eaten. Don't feel bad about picking up the bone and eating it like a cave man because it's the best part. Just a great experience as everything is done with exceptional care. Keep in mind, it's only beer and wine but the beers are great. The burger is also great with thick bacon. The mussles were excellent and require more bread to soak up the bacon flavored broth. If you like steak tartar, definitely order it because it won't disappoint. Just a great experience from folks that are serious about food.

Nati (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

Amazing pork chop with apple sauce! Great steak as well. Butcher's platter was a great appetizer

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant. I now live in NA Cal but still make trips to LA just to eat dinner here.

vipKaeli19 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2015

Had a wonderful evening of food and wine at this lovely café.

Hckymom25 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

The first visit was a year ago and we really enjoyed our meal. Last night, our second visit was even better. I am now a fan of places with small menus done to perfection. We wanted to lick our plates!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

excellent food, relaxed vibe, friendly staff. good knowledge of gluten free dishes for celiacs

Scrumptious (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2015

Made reservation for birthday. No recognition of the day--why ask if you don't care?

Server did a fine job. Personable, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Only negative is that each time server came to table, interrupted our conversation. Even though restaurant was just 1/3 full, so no reason it should be about staff.

I had pork shoulder. Smallish portion, but very good.
Partner had pork chop. Enormous and also really good.

Won't run, but I will go back.

vipBigG (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

Not a pleasant dinner. Food was surprising, had a watermelon salad that we assembled of components which did not match and the dressing did nothing to bring them together. My date also had it and she stopped after three bites. The main course pork chop was good, but was not very juicy. The pork shoulder was okay, but consisted of only four bites of meat (maybe 3 ounces). The desserts were okay but nothing over-the -top. But the big kicker, I asked for help selecting the wine based on the pork dished and they recommended a white - which was great for the pork chop but the pork shoulder was so spiced and put in a broth that would make any white get lost (it called for a medium-heavy red with both good tannin and acid). Restaurants should not offer suggestions if they do not know the dishes being served.

All-in-all, I probably would have had a better meal at Fat Burger across the street!

Wendywooo (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2015

The pork chop was delicious. Would definitely go back as the menu changes frequently. Vegetable sides were also complimentary to the main course. Didn't leave much room for dessert! Disco music as background sound was distracting at times and didn't really seem to go with atmosphere.

DELISH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2015

Love this place! Amazing! The pork chop is outstanding. I've ordered it in each of my 5 visits to this awesome restaurant. Food is all local and organic when possible. The meats are all responsibly raised as well. You can taste the quality!

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2015

I arrived at Salt's Cure hungry for a real meal. I did not need gimmicks or bell's or whistles. What I found was a very limited menu based upon what was fresh and locally available. And I got a meal that I doubt I can surpass anytime soon. Not only was I fed, but I was taken care of. The food was simple but memorable, tasty, well prepared and perfect. I have not felt like this after a restaurant experience in some time. No one should ignore this special place in the middle of West Hollywood. I wish I lived there so I could go back for breakfast this morning.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2015

Very creative pairing of foods with everything coming to the table perfectly, it is always a pleasure to dine there.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2015

Wonderful little restaurant. Charming, absolutely delicious, dish to dish, start to finish. The salads, fish, pork chops, steak, dessert, nothing heavy, every dish cooked to perfection, not at all heavy on the carbs. Combination of flavors was artful, nothing overly complex. The place itself is very casual, comfortable, not at all fancy or full of itself. Loved the meal and the vibe. I only wish our waiter would've shared with us what, besides cinnamon, was in the apple sauce. It was incredible. If we lived in the neighborhood, we'd be regulars. Thanks for a great meal!

vipBetts (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2015

Unique dishes like the oatmeal pancakes and the grapefruit cheese cake! I like that it's quaint and down to earth. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone

LisaTy (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 10, 2015

A fun and easy place to meet for lunch. John Legizamo was at the counter with friends. Menu is updated all the time on a check board, good prices but smallish portions and nothing wildly unique. I wanted to move it but just liked it.

RJoe (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2015

It's always a treat eating at Salt's Cure. The menu is very creative and all the dishes well prepared. The chef's use locally grown, fresh ingredients, and the dishes are super tasty. The service is excellent, the seats are comfortable, and the meals are memorable.

vipfanfromPLB (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2015

It's tough for someone like me to find a place that cures their own meats. I'm surprised the wait staff never starts with telling you this. Now if they'd only get 1 Gluten-Free option on the menu for breakfast, that would be great.

Gross (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I were excited to try this restaurant since we heard good things about the food. We ordered the cured board, crab salad and NY strip with fries. The best thing we ate were the fries. The crab salad was very small with no flavor. I found three shells in my two bites alone. The cured board should of came with bread or crackers. Too much cured meat with nothing to eat it with. The steak was okay, nothing special and very expensive.