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yoyo28 Feb 6, 2008 07:35 PM

Is there anything near the Solano area which might recommended over Sea Salt? I have already tried Rivoli so should I try Sea Salt, or is there something better? Thanks.

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    ML8000 Feb 6, 2008 10:23 PM

    It's a whole different animal (Latin/Mexican small plates) but Fonda on Solano is very good. Not inexpensive, well-executed, generally interesting menu.

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      Robert Lauriston Feb 7, 2008 08:01 AM

      Same ownership as Sea Salt.

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        ML8000 Feb 7, 2008 08:25 AM

        Yes, but dfferent menu.

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          Robert Lauriston Feb 7, 2008 08:29 AM

          Right, all five of their restaurants have completely different menus.

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            Ridge Feb 7, 2008 07:38 PM

            Sea salt is usually reliable for good quality seafood. They have one of my favorite dishes in the Bay Area, their bbq eel "bahn mi" sandwich.

    2. JasmineG Feb 6, 2008 08:04 PM

      There are lots of good restaurants on Solano, what are you looking for? Also, Sea Salt isn't on Solano. Why exactly do you want an alternative to Sea Salt?

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        yoyo28 Feb 6, 2008 08:19 PM

        I'm looking for a delicious meal in a nice restaurant in that area, it doesn't have to be specifically on Solano. I was thinking Sea Salt would be a good choice until I read so many negative reviews here and elsewhere on it and figured maybe someone knows of a better alternative.

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          Glencora Feb 6, 2008 08:45 PM

          Sea Salt is great. I'm not aware of negative reviews -- except perhaps about the wine list.

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            Robert Lauriston Feb 7, 2008 08:00 AM

            Sea Salt's wine list has improved a lot.

            Not on Solano, but Maritime East is somewhat similar in style.

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              PegS Feb 7, 2008 08:46 AM

              Sea Salt is wonderful and creative. After two visits to Maritime East---at about a month apart--I'm still lukewarm about it. In some ways I feel like Sea Salt is actually a better value. I think I need to give them one more try, though.

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            JasmineG Feb 6, 2008 08:55 PM

            Hmm, well I haven't seen anything negative here about Sea Salt for a long time, I've always had great meals there. I'm not sure how fancy you want, though, I think Rivoli is more upscale than Sea Salt.

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              rworange Feb 6, 2008 09:07 PM

              Most of the negative reviews on Yelp have to do with price rather than the food. The reviews here have been mainly positive. Yes, it is expensive, but IMO the food is delicious.

              Anyway, Digs Bistro is a nice restaurant in that area.
              http://www.chow.com/places/12153

              1. re: rworange
                Robert Lauriston Feb 7, 2008 08:03 AM

                Just to be clear, Digs Bistro is a few blocks from Sea Salt. It's way across town from Solano.

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