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About Saltus River Grill
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.
Beaufort, SC 29902
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public parking available on Bay Street.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Saltus River Grill Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant was just as I had remembered, romantic yet family friendly- the kind of kids who are accustomed to finer dining. Menu had something for everyone without being for everyone. Suggest you get there before 9 as that is when larger parties drift in and slow kitchen. Took us 2 hours to dine here and will do so again next chance we get. Wonderful and safe river walk area for after dinner.
We were visiting from charleston sc which has amazing restaurants and I have to say this was one of the best dinners I have had!! My daughter 10 went with her Dad earlier in the year and wanted to go again. We had only small plates terraine of quail and chicken liver, duck and steak tartar with quail eggs. Everything was well seasoned and perfectly executed. The small portions option was a nice feature so we could all try different things. There was 3 of us me and two daughters 12 and 10 and it was plenty of food. We are all very much foodies expect a lot. We were not disappointed. If you are anywhere near the Beaufort area make a reservation and definelty go!
We only make it to Beaufort once a year and Saltus is a must . One of our favorite restaurants anywhere in the States.. Knowledgeable friendly but non-intrusive wait staff ( thanks to Dana on this trip); interesting new items or long standing favorites on the menu; classy , relaxed atmosphere; nice selection of wines by the glass. My spouse loves their wedge salad, I always go for a combination of the various raw oysters available. We splurge with an order of Pomme Frites with truffle oil and Parmesan cheese to go with our first course. Much enjoyed entrees were theblackened dorado and the beef tenderloin served with a lobster stuffed twice baked potato. The desserts looked great at the table next to us but we obviously had no room.
This is the best restaurant in Beaufort. The Food, The Waitstaff, and just the atmosphere, Its the the triple crown of dining out in Beaufort. The Staff is friendly and great. Nicholas who manages the restaurant, always comes by to see how the meal was. We just love this place. Doc Beers.
FOOD WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD, DEPENDING ON DISH. MY WIFE, A SALMON CONNOISSEUR PROCLAIMED IT THE BEST SHE EVER HAD. CAESAR SALAD CONSISTING OF KALE WAS VERY STRANGE. PRICES VERY HIGH, ABOUT $150 FOR TWO INCLUDING 2 GLASSES EACH OF HOUSE WINE. LOWER PRICED WINES ABOUT $65 AND MOST ARE 3 DIGITS. GOOD SERVICE AND AMBIANCE.
We went to Saltus on a Sunday evening for a relaxing meal and were overwhelmed by an extremely loud band. This totally detracted from the meal and we will never go back on a Sunday evening. The food was not up to Saltus' standards. The crab cake was not particularly good and the shrimp and grits was pedestrian. I thought the meal went along with the noisy band.
The personnel were very attentive and apologetic for the noise. The serving staff and the hostess were extremely nice and responsive.
This was our worst experience with Saltus ever.
We enjoyed our dinner at Saltus. The noise level was high when we first arrived around 7:30p- an active night because it was restaurant weekend in Beaufort - but settled down shortly after. The food was quite good and service was attentive. The crowd was age diverse. All in all a very enjoyable experience.
This was our first time. Everything was exactly as friends had described. We took advantgage of the restaurant week menu and we were not dissapointed. Our meals were prepared as we requested, our waiter very personable as well as knowledgeable. We will be back for sure!
Our table was ready for us as we walked in. Started with signature cocktails which were spot on. Party of three and three different dinner selections, each was outstanding. If you are able to splurge don't miss the twice baked potato with lobster mixed in, just Devine!looking forward to another visit there when we can dine at an outdoor table to view the river. We will be back. Lovely place to treat my mom!
We drove an hour and a half to the Saltus River Grill. It was well worth the drive. Situated on the river we had a beautiful view of the sunset. The food was outstanding. Three of us had the Crab Bisque as a starter and enjoyed it thoroughly. My wife had the wood grilled filet mignon which was cooked to perfection – rare as she had requested – and was a wonderful piece of meat. I had the sous vide tenderloin which was amazingly good - I didn't need the steak knife. One of our group was a gluten intolerant Vegan (not an easy combination) who had no problem obtaining a vegetarian Sushi as a starter and the orange soy glazed organic tofu as his main course. The wine list is excellent with some exceptional (and exceptionally expensive) wines but many moderately priced wines as well. The service was superlative, attentive but not intrusive. We are looking forward to our next visit and are recommending it to all our friends.
She crab soup was excellent, with caviar of some description in soup. Crab cake was served just shy of burned on bottom and was sent back for another! It should not have left the kitchen, overcooked on bottom like they were trying to cover up the fact. service was slow, wait staff was nice and apologetic because of slow service. I had to ask for bread to eat with soup. Entre was not memorable, because I can't remember what it was! It was pricey and I don't think I'd go back due to the overcooked crab cake and slow service.
I had friends visiting who are exploring moving to Beaufort. It was their first visit, and wanted to take me to dinner. My choice for this kind of evening is always Saltus. On beautiful days one can have a drink or a meal outside, and inside is warm and inviting. And inside you can have a conversation without straining. Mother excellent local restaurants can be very noisy. Food at Saltus is always good. My triggerfish was a bit dry, but was very tasty. The local oysters on the half shell were outstanding! Highly recommended!
The wait staff, very attentive. The wine list good. The little neck clams, unbelievable! The main food was prepared and it was so good! This was our second visit and everything was as great as the first go around..and that just doesn't usually happen! Love love love this restaurant! And the desert, wow! So good!
My husband and I went to Saltus for dinner on an overnight getaway. Several people had recommended the restaurant to us, so we wanted to give it a try. There is a large outdoor seating area, with a great view, but we ate inside. It was crowded and fairly noisy, but it was a Saturday night, and there were a good number of large groups eating. The tables are close together and there is really not the sense of privacy when eating.
Overall, the food was good. I got the she-crab bisque and the buttermilk fried fish. The bisque was good, but, I have had better she-crab soup in the area. The fish was fried perfectly, and the grits that came with it were delicious! (I did ask for the stewed tomatoes that are normally put on top of the grits to be served separately on the side, and I am glad I did. While they were good as far as stewed tomatoes go, they would have completely overwhelmed the delicate flavor of the grits.). I enjoyed the hush puppies, but did not care for their cilantro slaw. The restaurant was also offering 3 different types of oysters by the piece, and you could get them either raw or steamed. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the differences in the oysters. I ordered one of each type steamed, and it was fun to taste the differences. My husband ordered the quail pate and sautéed scallops. He enjoyed both dishes very much. For dessert, we ordered the apple cobbler and butter pecan pie. The cobbler was okay, but the butter pecan pie was one of the best pecan pies we have had.
Our overall experience was a good one with great service from our waitress, and good food.
The restaurant has no parking making it difficult to get to. Once there the restaurant is very nice the service was a little slow to begin with but after we ordered it was spot on. The food was very good although pricey. Much better to dine outside in the summer.
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