Disappointed with dinner here. Short rib was excellent, but other things left a lot to be desired; wine selections were way overpriced. But the biggest disappointment was the grilled little gems salad. Really the only flavor was gas grill. Somebody not paying attention on a recent weeknight.
Nice, clean local. Easy public transportation. Tasty food!
My friend ordered the aged beef to be served medium rare but part of the beef was raw. The service was slow, the main courses were served over half an hour later after our first courses. The restaurant was way too loud..
Outstanding menu selections. Great tastes. Very attentive service and good ambience. Only negative was that the spiced popcorn was stale.
Limited menu but great food. A bit pricey for lunch but good occasionally.
Food was top notch and service equally so. A relatively quite night so noise level was minimal. Comfortable vibe and very attentive service. Had short ribs for 2, excellent!
Cheap service and treatment for such an expensive restaurant. Lunch was good (but not great) and very pricey. Service level was what you’d expect at a diner, not a fine dining establishment. Made a reservation for 1:45. First server pressured us to order immediately threatening if we did not order immediately we could not get lunch before the kitchen closed at 2. Second server kept trying to take our plates away (it was an important business lunch with a VIP and the overall result was the staff kept interrupting us and embarrassing me in front of my guests). If I am going to a high priced restaurant for an important business lunch I expect a much higher level of professionalism. That’s why I picked Salt House. Never again.
very romantic, perfect restaurant for a first date
The salmon was perfectly cooked. I had it twice in one week. The bread is fantastic. The ice tea was even memorable. Very good quality meal.
I visited Salt House for friend birthday celebration. Our server SYLVIE was very attentive and nice. All cuisines are delicious especially Spanish octopus was amazing. I highly recommend Salt House not only for lunch but also for dinner.
The wine, food and service was excellent. Great location close to Muni and BART. I had the best ravioli I had in years.
Great cocktails and food. Inventive and delicious - highly recommend!
Over priced. Very loud. Not much variety on the menu. Portions on the small size.
Great meal for foodies. Short ribs will not soon be forgotten!!
Excellent food and service. The noise level got better as the hour grew later, and by the time we were finished with the meal was quite acceptable.
Delicious food, decent sizes. Very good mix of flavors. A bit pricey.
Overall the ambiance is good, but the food is average.
Every bite was DELICIOUS and each delish was cooked perfectly. Beet salad was wonderfully refreshing, Pork Chop was hearty, Bass was delicately cooked with a crispy skin and tender fish. Lovely combination with the mushrooms, asparagus and perfect mushroom sauce. LOVED every bite! Will be back!
Too many tables! So tight couldn’t get out of my seat to go to bathroom. So noisy
Waitress was amazing
Drinks took forever to get
Too it off, very expensive
Nice venue for business lunch in the City. Modern atmosphere.
Really wonderful evening with a friend from college and her husband. The four of us had the Duck Fat with Sour Batard, the Duck Mouse, Oysters with peppers and pineapple and Duck Fat Potatoes to start, followed by salads or veggies (well, my husband had the ribs, and we started singing the Flintstones song- they were huge!) and then entrees(2 Trout, English Pea Pasta, and Porkchop). After all that, including cocktails and wine, we split one dessert. Plenty of food, great variety, and really happy with the quality. Prices weren't that high, but the bill, given all we had, was large, so the value was just good, not great(a bargain). I read about complaints on the size of portions, but that wasn't at all the case with us. Service was charming and attentive, but not intrusive- we were busy catching up after several years. The only less than great thing was the restrooms they share with a club- really dirty from a busy night's use, but as we didn't use them until the end of the meal, right before we left, there wasn't much they could do about it. They did say they'd jump right on it, so I didn't deduct for that in the rating. I first went there many years ago, and it seemed "very (too?) trendy." Now, it has more the feel of a neighborhood brassiere with excellent food.
All food over cooked but great ambiance and service.
Food was pretty bad. Shoshito peppers were overly salty. Duck was over cooked and the potatoes and Brussel sprouts it came with were inedible. Fish was completely undercooked. Will not be back and will be actively telling friends to not go.
Great restaurant! .................................,
The quality of the food and creativity of the menu was outstanding. This is a case where management gets in the way of a quality restaurant. The serving sizes were too small for people who have alternative diets. Vegetarian options are limited as the salads can't be considered a meal for being to small. My eats very little. She should never leave hungry. The cocktails were all ice. $15 for less than 2 oz is a bad value. It took 20 minutes after water for our server to come back to check for our order. And that was after waiting 10 minutes for the hostess. Going cheap on staff when your menu value is poor is unacceptable. BTW, the HOSTESS is the one that had to take our order. We didn't see our actual server until well into the actual meal. Again, the food was fantastic. Complements to the kitchen! Everything else, however, results in a place I can't recommend.
food was good but menu was very limited for someone with certain food restrictions (pregnant and gestational diabetes). I felt like I was getting judgement when asking about ingredients in the food I was ordering.
Modern setting and quite good menu
Loved the mushroom pasta
Portions were a bit small on the appetizers side and wine are quite expensive
Salt House was such a wonderful dining experience overall. The short rib for two was so delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. Ambiance was mellow and the building is gorgeous.
Busy on a work day lunch. Very nice staff. Very good food.
Great food, good seating. Sound could probably be controlled better with absorption material for conversations and perhaps even for a solid, local jazz ensemble every once in a while such as John Brothers Piano Company or Pepe's latin ensemble.
Salt House is perfect for a work lunch! I would recommend making a reservation around 11:45 a.m. pst. Thanks!
Everything was great: food, service, portions, cocktails, wine, and atmosphere. I was surprised we spent so much on 3 apps, 1 shared entree, and 1 shared dessert, but our drinks added a good chunk to the tab. I will definitely be back.
Great food. Decent service. Too noisy. But very convenient for a good after work meal
Two of us had a miserable experience yesterday. We got there early for our reservation. The person at the front desk was off chatting with someone, so it took a few minutes to get seated. I got the sense that the customer wasn't that important The two tables next to us turned-over and we still had not received our lunch. We were told that it was coming any minute. The waiter than returned to say the order had not been handled correctly and it would be out momentarily, which it finally was. We were not charged, but the experience in the middle of a work day was just awful. We both had other places to be. I kept thinking you folks had some of the regulars on vacation. This has never happened before. I will come back, but not with high expectations of a great dining experience. I hope this was an anomaly.
Service was attentive the staff was amazing. The food was outstanding.
I have diner at Salt House many times. Our reservation time was not honored - we waited nearly 30 mins for a table even though we had a booking. The service was slow and therefore we had to rush our meal. The noise level was particularly high. Overall an unpleasant experience.
Limited menu is super tasty. Service was solid. Poutine was delicious, eh?
Was really disappointed in over meal and experience. Dinner portion of meal was significantly delayed with no apologies. The octopus was really chewy and you could barely cut. When I raised this as a concern, the waitress told me their octopus is known to be chewy. Isn't octopus supposed to be tender and chewy is a sign that its not cooked properly or dated? The duck was ok, but not worth the really long wait from order to when the food arrived.
The food was fantastic!!
We found the salad to be a little bit small for such a large plate and not really that much to split, but the beet salad was fantastic nonetheless.
Bailey and joy that non-alcoholic concoctions, my boyfriend had the lemon and herb severance and I has a cucumber beverage and really like them both! Our dinners were nothing short of amazing, however I had to ask for a place to put the bone upon, it was not offered (I had the pork chop)
He had the salmon—cooked to perfection, as was the Sous vide chop, finished and caramelized on the Japanese grill.
We did not have dessert, as host to go to a different location just for a variety, there were a couple things on the dessert menu that we would have love, the matcha cheesecake being the first choice!