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For 2
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Wed, 2/21
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11:00 PM
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Saltus River Grill

4.6
1679 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View (35)
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Saltus River Grill is a unique, and exciting restaurant in historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. With a grand view of the Intracoastal Waterway from its Sonoma-style patio or from the expansive full-service bar and dining room, this sizzling contemporary seafood grill combines the atmosphere of a chic Manhattan eatery with the historic charm found only in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Open for dinner seven days a week, 5p.m. – until. Reservations are not taken for our Patio. The Patio is on a first-come basis due to availability.
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Phone number
(843) 379-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Waters
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Scott Street
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Parking details
Public parking available on Bay Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1679 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aug132review (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My favorite restaurant in Beaufort - has been since the first time I crossed onto the island

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were excellent. Noise level is a little high,but manageable.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The sushi is some of the best I’ve had. Nice view of waterfront. Excellent food and restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Overall very enjoyable experience. Noise level was high (ceilings are 20 ft tall with no sound insulation). Waitress very attentive and courteous. Grilled oysters were a favorite as was the twice baked potatoe with lobster chunks. Will return next time we are in Beaufort.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Have been there many times. Not close to previous standard. Service erratic. Wife's fish way overcooked. Server did nothing. Will not return

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RyanK 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had scheduled reservations and immediately got seated. After 5 minutes our serve came by for drink orders. When she returned we mentioned wanting to order oysters, she briefly described them. We had made it pretty clear we were ready to order them but she said she will come right back. 30 minutes went by before we saw her again. We ordered a dozen oysters. Upon her return, she delivered 6 oysters. We told her 12, she came back with 13 “for the inconvenience”.

We both ordered the Delmonico, both Medium rare. Mine was extremely rare, of which I didn’t mind entirely because I enjoy it that way but we had noticed all over the restaurant seals were being returned left and right. When you are paying $40-$50 for a steak you do expect it to be perfect. The cuts were pretty fatty. I won’t claim to be an expert in steak but having eaten some of the best steaks in the state, these were not worth the price at all.

The rest of the evening went relatively well. Not sure if the server was overwhelmed or what but we were there a very long time before we even got bread, etc. With the prices being more “upscale” we did not feel that it was worth it.

On a positive, the atmosphere was great. Very nice indoors and outdoors. Great view. Great smells.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Perfect as always!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Another great experience at Saltus. We love it! Love the “twist” on steak tartare.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had very good service. Great table by the window. My meal was good but the 1/2 dozen oyster appetizer was very salty. Overall, a nice dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Saltus is always a good idea and we've gone the last two Valentine's Day for their pre-coursed dinner menu. 4 courses for $75!

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Made a date with my fiancé for Valentine’s Day for 8:45. We got there at 8:30 and were told that it would be a 15 minute wait (as expected) but we were welcome to get a drink at the bar while we waited. Not a whole lot of people at the bar but still took 5 minutes for anyone to come over to take our order. She also offered us a menu and said that they were out of salmon but the other sushi and oysters were great if we were interested. We told her we had a table and would order them there. She said ok and we went on our way to be seated. When we were sat, we were told that the menu items were not available an that only the pre-prepared 4 course menu was available. It was $75 per person which is fine but I didn’t want that much food and for $75, I expected better selections. We ended up finishing our wine and left. Would not recommend for any night they have a predetermined menu. Also, ask if the menu is available other than that the bar. I’ve been here before for everyday dining and never had a problem. But I will never go back for a date now.

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TyTo (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Special menu for Valentine's Day was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines date with the wife. Everything was great. Went with the special Valentines menu.
4 courses with 3-4 items to chose from in each course.
Price was a little pricey but it is Saltus. Upscale and top shelf. Place to go to impress.
Would definitely return for any special occasion.

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Carl (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Forgot to serve the second course; went directly to the main course after salad.

The check was incorrectly tallied...to my favor, but wrong nonetheless. (We corrected the mistake. For the many mistakes of the night, they did "comp" a glass of wine.

The fish (stuffed flounder) was over-cooked and and the crab meat stuffing was blah.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Solid food preparation, interesting menu, thoutful and varied wine list, attentive but not intrusive service.

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PaulB (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent dining experience with a couple of exceptions.
The steaks were cooked perfectly, but did not arrive very warm. The kitchen uses sous vide technique, which makes for delicious and perfectly cooked steaks. However, the process requires that the steak be served on warm or hot plates. Three at our table commented that the steak was great, but being too cool, made them less satisfactory.
The wine prices were very high, in our opinion, more than 3 times what the normal retail price is, for the wines we knew. We most often see 2 times the retail price, to sometimes 2.5 times. We usually have wine with dinner, but we passed this time.
The crab cake appetizers were the best we and our guests have had...they were perfect.
We shared a dessert among 4 of us and it was excellent as well.
We had a great time and would recommend it to our friends, with the above comments as exceptions.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, service great location!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We had family in town and all seemed very pleased with their entrees, starters, sides and desserts. Our service was exceptional; very personable without being intrusive and intimate knowledge of menu and preparation of dishes. My individual meal was the shrimp and grits which I was unable to eat but a few bites due to excessive salt. I didn't mention it because I'm not certain it just wasn't my sensitivity to salt. It was no big deal and everyone else really enjoyed the food.

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Joshua (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

As always our go-to special night out restaurant did not disappoint. Oysters, sushi/sashimi and steak tartar were outstanding. Hats off to the pastry chef too. We could tell our server enjoyed waiting on us. Best spot in Beaufort hands down

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JamesM (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was excellent, and the service matched the quality of the food. The waterfront view was very nice

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vipSusanw (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

WE HAD FRIENDS VISTING FROM OUT OF TOWN, THEY LOVED IT! WE ALL HAD A EXCEPTIONAL DINING EXPERIENCE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEW OF DOWNTOWN BEAUFORT.
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Mary (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was excellent but the service was poor. Our appetizers were served in a timely manner. However, they seemed to forget our main courses. It took over an hour for the main course to arrive and by the time it came I was tired and ready to leave. Really too bad because the grouper special was excellent. The restaurant was not very busy when we first arrived. We have had similar service issues in the past with large gaps between courses and inability to get the attendtion of our waiter. Because of the uneven service, Saltus is not our first or second choice for local dining.

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BrownsIslandcouple (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We often go to Saltus when we are having a special occasion or are entertaining out of town guests. The wait staff is always professional and personable. The food never disappoints and the restaurant itself is very classy. We love going!

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OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful Staff from the moment we walked in! There was someone there to literally open the door for us and the staff continued to impress through the whole meal. Food was WOW and no doubt some of the best Sushi in the area....... period! Not our first time dinning here and definitely not our last!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food! Service was fine, but not as prompt or frequent as we would have liked.

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vipChicowoman (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great Crab Bisque and Caesar salad! Server Garner and his helper were very attentive, prompt, professional and polite! Salmon with Bernadine sauce had great flavor and good but a bit overcooked than medium; but still enjoyable! Chocolate dessert was
Divine!! Nice evening and look forward to another time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Always wonderful.....food excellent and the staff is the best!

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Jjthereviewer (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Lovely meal! Three courses were all well done. Great friendly service. Extremely attentive and happy waiters. Perfect evening. Also was able to enjoy outside firepit, nice surprise. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The wife and I had a great experience! The meal was delicious and the Service superb!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great meal as always. Brianna was a jewel! Friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive.

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