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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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  1. 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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    1. re: JasmineG

      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.

      1. re: yoyo28

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

        1. re: Glencora

          Sea Salt's wine list has improved a lot.

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

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            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.

        2. re: yoyo28

          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.

          1. re: yoyo28

            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

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

        3. 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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          1. re: ML8000

            Same ownership as Sea Salt.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Yes, but dfferent menu.

              1. re: ML8000

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

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  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.