Saltwood – Charcuterie & Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern

Saltwood celebrates the new Southern hearth, a gathering place where warming spirits and authentic flavor come together. Inspired by the alchemy of Salt and Wood smoke, a charcuterie-driven menu features heritage cured meats and game, locally sourced ingredients and artisan flavors that marry Old World techniques and recipes to new farmhouse traditions .
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j
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Worst NY strip i’ve had. Uncooked fat that i needed to trim Added salt and pepper to make eatable.

d
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The staff knows the issues with the experience. I am not interested in this restaurant and unfortunately would not recommend.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was hard to enjoy each course as the soup and salad Was served as we were only half way through our charcuterie. We covered our soup with a plate to keep warm.
Then our entree was brought out while we were eating our soup and salad. We covered the entree with a plate to keep warm.
None of the staff mentioned bringing the items to the kitchen to keep warm.
There were only two tables occupied in the restuarant so it was not like they needed our table.
The staff was friendly so that was appreciated.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Limited variety for a buffet. Waiter brought our drinks but only returned to hand us the bill even though both my husband and myself were out of drinks. Definitely not worth the money.

CM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I made a reservation for 12:30 pm. Arrived at 12:10 pm, so hostess told us we had to wait 20 min- fair enough. She made a comment, which I did not receive well, that I had just made the reservation- what difference does it make if I made it 10 min ago or a month ago? A reservation made is a reservation.
I sat just across from the hostess, so we could see each other all the time. I noticed that there were many tables unoccupied. People with and without reservations arrived after us and they were told the same thing, they had to wait 20 min or order at the bar or lobby. Still, many tables available.
At 12:31 pm, I decided to talk to the hostess to remind her about my reservation and she said: "Yes, your table is ready"- Really? If I had not approached her, who knows how long the wait would have been. And again, 20+ min wait while there were tables available all along?
We ordered immediately, as we are regulars in the rest. and are already acquainted with the menu. After a 30+ wait, a man with a suit (I assumed he was the manager, he did not identify himself), brought us the food and apologized for the long wait. He offered free desserts to make up for the wait.
At this point, I had lost my appetite, and only wanted to leave. My son ordered a coffee, which was free of charge. I ordered a fried chicken sandwich, which was extra spicy and oily, not tasty at all.
I hope they get their act together. It is not a good business practice to make people wait for tables that are available. Many people just won't wait or won't return.
I live in Midtown, and this has been one of my top options for lunch for quite a while. I hope this was just a bad day, so I can still consider it an option in the future.

H
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Noise level was horrible both nights we stayed at this hotel. They allowed two large wedding parties to take over the bar for hours. Should have been in a private room in our opinion. Would not have dined here if we had not had a food/beverage credit. Food and service were great but would not recommend due to noise.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The menu was different than on the open table, extremely limited. And they were out of items from even that small menu.

FL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It is my go to for a great salad

MG
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Disappointed is the only word to describe my experience at Saltwood. I had a 8:30 am reservation for brunch. Per the website, brunch started at 6:30 am. However, when I arrived a bit before 8:30, I was told they had changed the start time to 9:00 am. I was not offered anything but water. I asked for coffee. Monica asked if I wanted milk with it. I said yes. Someone else brought the coffee, slung it on the table, and hurried away. No cream. I asked someone else for cream. Nothing.... Finally, Monica asked if I just wanted to order off the menu. I said no, but I would like some cream for my coffee (3rd ask). At 8:45 am, I asked if I could get a pastry to go with my coffee until brunch opened. She came back to say I could get a plain bagel, but nothing else. Really? It's 15 minutes until the buffet opens and they don't have 1 pastry? No one ever came back to say the buffet was open or explain what was offered or where the items were located. At 9:05, I got up and went to the bread display. There were no tongs or other serving pieces to get an item. Guess you use your fingers? I asked someone at another display if they had fruit, eggs, etc. He directed me to a small room (looked like a storage closet) where there were hot items and fruits on 3 sides of the room. Nothing was clearly labeled. The table next to me ordered the buffet. They were directed to the various stations for made to order omelets and other items. No one ever asked if I would like a refill on coffee. I flagged someone down to get more. Also, the online menu indicated a bar to create a yogurt parfait. I'm not sure where that was located. By that time, I was finished. This was a waste of money and time. There are too many great brunch spots in Midtown to ever go back to Saltwood. Avoid at all costs!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good good, but too loud and service was not very attentive.

ME
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Depending on the day of the week, this can be a great place to go for a work lunch. However, if you're on a tight lunch hour, you might want to reconsider. We had plenty of time, and even asked for our check early to get our check-out under way, but it took an extreme amount of time to get out the door and we were late getting back to the office. Again, no big deal if you're the boss. We are not. Food is always great. Best bet is to make reservations. One big party can knock out a bunch of tables, and if there's a convention in town, forget about it. If you have trouble making decisions for salad toppings, go somewhere else -- they have tons of topping choices and gourmet salad oils and salts. And the bread pudding dessert? Oh my... Divine, indeed.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

In the Lowes hotel, which is not obvious from the open table listing. Expensive and not too inspired.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food wasn’t hot. Minimal selection. The ambiance was decent but truly overpriced.

OT
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Props to the Chef! Food was divine. Everything about our dining experience was top notch. Would go again and recommend to others. * Stars!

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The quality of the food was good. We were disappointed that the already limited menu had changed recently. The service was pleasant but slow.

SL
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very limited menu, but terrific options.

RE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed dinner with old college friends. Saltwood was the perfect place to catch up.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice dinner with a very helpful waitress

SR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The salad bar is absolutely excellent; best salad I have ever tasted.

JT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and love to bring my clients and coworkers here often!

SB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best salad bar in Atlanta!

MR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My favorite salad bar in Atlanta. Wish they were open on Saturday’s.

A
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is going through a re-launch and they are trying new and exciting menu items. We tried the Grilled Octopus and the Pork Belly appetizers, both excellent. We also tried the Duck Confit entree and were not let down.

The service was fantastic, very attentive and courteous.

You HAVE to try their deserts.

NF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The weekday lunch salad bar is so good! I love being able to build my salad just the way I want it. This spot used to be a known secret, but the masses are catching on. If you're feeling carbie, the cornbread and the bread pudding are both yummy!

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Terrible service. And the food was just meh.

CD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. My server (sorry I forgot her name, she worked Sat night and Sunday brunch) was amazing!! My only suggestion would be to expand the menu selections to have more choices for dinner.

AA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent salad bar presentation---the very best I have ever seen

RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience, and since we had no idea what to expect- it made it more fun. We got a sample of everything- I think the fun is in the experimenting (what cheese goes with what meat and which topping).
If you decide to skip the meat/cheese/bread plate, they still have some good dishes. Both entrees were good, but if you're looking for cheap, then this is not the place for you.

MS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Second time at Saltwood. Experience has declined significantly. There is no charcuterie carving any more and variety has really deteriorated.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best salad bar in Midtown ATL

B
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Waited an hour plus on our entree. Just as we were cancelling our food to leave, our food arrived. It was warm at best. Other tables that were seated after us , received their food. Something was very wrong.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal. Very accurate fine dining experience.

JH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Salad bar is amazing, so is their tea. Love this place

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Always Good

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live so close and it was my gf’s birthday and had never gone. Their food was amazing, very fresh, very flavorful!

IG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed trying the different items on the menu although too many are fried. Service was great! Drink options were really nice too!

m
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was so delicious! I had trout and my friend had the rib eye steak. We also shared a cheese board. The atmosphere was beautiful and the creative cocktails were delicious and the wine selection was great. I can't wait to go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just not worth the prices at all. The place was pretty empty, so I guess I missed the memo. For these prices, I would expect professional servers, but it was more like Ruby Tuesday’s. Food was okay, but fried chicken was not $29 good.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Arrived to empty tables but staff told us our table not ready bc they just received the reservation from open table. I had made the reservation hours earlier.... then, they told us the kitchen was backed up, even though no one was actually there dining. They need to hire more staff

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Best Salad in Midtown ATL