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Jul 13, 2008 03:24 PM

Recent Salt report

I have a birthday coming up soon and was considering trying Salt in Baltimore for it. Any recent reports on the place? The things that are attracting me are the foie gras slider and the duck fat fries, although the rest of the menu looks decent as well.

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  1. Both of those items are great, and go really well together. You could order an appetizer then the foie gras slider and the duck fat fries as your main.

    I have had other great dishes there before, along with some okay ones. Only thing I had there I didnt like was pasta dish, a ravioli dish that was on their menu when they first opened, it just didnt have much flavor. I think they tend to do better with heartier dishes as opposed to light ones.

    1. We are their often (check other posts) The spring menu is great. They just tweaked it a little for the summer. All the fish dishes are excellent. This is by far our favorite since the Bicycle changed owners . We were their a few weeks ago and will be their tomorrow evening. You won't be disappointed if you are looking for food that is out of the ordinary

      1. It's funny that you mention those two items because it's what I usually get when I go to Salt. I'll be honest, it isn't the type of place I would typically go, but since a number of my friends live in Butcher's Hill, we tend to go there from time to time. The sliders and fries together make a great dinner. Do note that it can get more than a bit loud. The drinks are also nice but can be very pricey. Thankfully, I'm not really much of a mixed-drinks person.

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        1. re: Wangus

          What would you choose instead that's roughly in that price range?

          1. re: JonParker

            Nice to hear their fish dishes are good. Looking back I've never eaten fish there before, save for the fish taco appetizer, which I do remember being quite delicious. The GF tends to like lighter dishes by nature, so its good to know that their fish doesn't disappoint. Summer menu looks to have some winners.

            On an semi-related note, it seems poke is the new tuna tartare.

            1. re: JonParker

              I agree with the volume issue, it was very loud when I was there. The sliders are wonderful! I'd suggest Jack's, in the same price range, also lots of creativity in the dishes, small and intimate, less noise and more 'neighborhood-y'

              1. re: JonParker

                Sorry Jon, I didn't want to imply that I don't typically go to Salt because I don't like the food. It's just that for an 'occasion dinner', I normally don't pick a 'seen and be seen' place, which may seem odd because I'm still of that age where you'd expect me to do so. Maybe if it was larger party with several friends.

                Still, to answer your question: My experiences coupled with two very recent trips to Bicycle by close friends with rave reviews would probably have me picking that as an appropriate substitute. But that doesn't mean that Salt would be a bad choice. It's been consistently good every time I've went.

            2. I don't think you can compare Jack's to Salt. Love them both but Jacks is a neighborhood bar with some interesting entrees but mostly heavy items few fish items. Salt is more upscale innovative food. As I said love them both just don't think they are the same type of restaurant

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