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SALT - The Bistro

1047 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7258
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Ranked #58 of 500 Restaurants in Boulder
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Large Boulder restaurant right on Pearl Street. It has a lot of energy so it can by loud, Good food but not outstanding.

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Snohomish, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This used to be Tom's Tavern, which was well known as a dive bar, albeit with great burgers. Salt has maintained the burger tradition, but also has great locally sourced food and fantastic cocktails. I make sure to visit every time we go. Note: this is not a quiet place, so it's not the place for intimate conversation.

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harrisburg pa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

So we stopped here on a visit passing through Boulder and it was late around 845pm or so on a weds...but still pretty crowded. Overall it was not a bad choice: the burger I ordered was very good, locally sourced beef of course ;) and my husband's homemade pasta was tasty as well. The garlicy greens side dish was my... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had heard a lot of good things about Salt, so we stopped for lunch on a Friday afternoon. We dined outside because it was a gorgeous day! My husband got a burger, which he enjoyed. I had the sandwich/salad combo that came with a small desert. Our waiter was either busy or neglectful. We ran out of water several... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited for lunch on a Saturday. The food and drinks were excellent. Very creative menu that is well-executed. The table-side service was attentive and sincere (not faux as so often happens at upscale eateries). However, the delivery of the food took much longer than it should have, and a BLT was initially missing the "B". With a little more focus... More

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Boulder, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As others have mentioned, it is very much hit or miss at Salt. I've now given it three tries. The first time was for lunch. A friend and I sat outside, the food was decent, as was the service. So, my husband and I returned for dinner. We had made a reservation, so were seated right away. But, then we... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We wanted to try one of the popular restaurants on Pearl Street. Despite the rainy Thursday August night, there were waits of up to an hour (so decide and book ahead). Salt’s wait was 15-20 minutes for an outside table, and they texted when it was ready. We got an inside table behind the hostess with a full view of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were really looking forward to going to Salt. It was on the top of our list, me visiting for a short week in Boulder with a dear friend and foodie. We entered excited to view the menu and have some amazing food and some interesting drinks. Feeling social, we sat at the bar to chat with the bartender and... More

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New York City, New York
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249 reviews 249 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Came here for lunch recently, it was packed but since I had a reservation we were seated quickly. I ordered the Tom's Tavern burger and it came with fries and a special ketchup. Burger was ok, fries too salty. I was disappointed the burger by was cold and not toasted or warmed. My friend really enjoyed her cup of tomato... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Passed by this place probably a dozen times; finally we went from the advice of neighbors. Very good food; tasty bread. Obviously, they deal in salt, and the bread and butter are a sensation unto themselves. WE won't pass by here, again - we'll be back!

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