We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salt Kitchen & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH 03854
+1 603-422-7322
Website
Improve this listing
Today
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 296 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best Food - Best Atmosphere - Best Chair!

We have wanted to stay at Wentworth By the Sea for years, but haven't yet had the opportunity. However, we were on our way home from Portsmouth and decided to have breakfast at the Wentworth. SALT Kitchen and Bar is their restaurant, and we were seated in HUGE, comfortable red chairs. With that, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mrs Andrew C
,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Add Photo Write a Review

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have wanted to stay at Wentworth By the Sea for years, but haven't yet had the opportunity. However, we were on our way home from Portsmouth and decided to have breakfast at the Wentworth. SALT Kitchen and Bar is their restaurant, and we were seated in HUGE, comfortable red chairs. With that, we knew this was not going to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mrs Andrew C
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Mrs Andrew C, I am delighted that you finally had the chance to stay at the Wentworth by the Sea and dine at SALT Kitchen & Bar! We always strive to exceed guests expectations and it appears that we have succeeded during your recent visit. Please visit us again when your travels bring you back to New Castle. Best... More 

Suffield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere and service ! Delightful drinks and menu. Will definitely be returning. Great for out of town guests and special occasions. Thank you Josh and Alex!!! You made our afternoon great. Suggestion / Requirement: Amaranth cherries and / or marinated maraschino cherries in your aged oaked casked Manhattan. Note: Manhattan enthusiasts would gladly pay an upcharge for above noted... More 

Helpful?
Thank NewEnglandLadyAwesom
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello NewEnglandLadyAwesom, Thank you for choosing Salt Kitchen & Bar. We are very excited to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I will share your review with Josh and Alex. Please visit us again soon. Best Regards, Dean Pratt More 

Granite Bay, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is rare you find an excellent within the hotel you are staying at unless you pay a bundle for your stay. However, the salt kitchen and Bar is the acceptation. The drinks and food is pricey, but it is well worth it. I sat at the bar and sampled various items on the menu. I was never disappointed in... More 

Helpful?
Thank averagetrip
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

hello averagetrip, Thank you for dining at Salt Kitchen & Bar. We are very pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Please visit us again when your travels bring you back to Newcastle. Best Regards, Dean Pratt More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As older folks, we've dined in this country and abroad at myriad extremely high end restaurants, and Salt (that's the restaurant's whole name) is almost peerless insofar as its overall quality of hospitality is concerned. Consistently well timed attentiveness, detailed requests on our part being attended to in a perfect manner, cheerful attitudes replete with senses of humor and thorough... More 

Helpful?
Thank mickseadog
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello mickseadog, WOW! Thank you for the wonderful review and for dining at Salt Kitchen & Bar. We pride ourselves on food quality and quality of service, so It is exceptionally pleasing to all of us when we get feedback like yours. I will post your review for our entire staff to read. Thank you again and we look forward... More 

Brewer, Maine
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between the food, service and ambiance, this restaurant has it all! Great job, Wentworth By The Sea!

Helpful?
Thank Mainegirl352
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Mainefirl352, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Please visit us again when your travels bring you back to Newcastle!!!!! Best Regards, Dean Pratt More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived mid afternoon on New Year's Day - I am sure the staff would be wilting after capacity crowds since Thanksgiving through Christmas but true to form the service was as good as always

Helpful?
Thank Doug D
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Doug D, Thank you for the kind review and for joining us on New Year's Day! Please visit us again soon! Best Regards, Dean Pratt More 

East Hampstead, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for New Year's eve. The place is absolutely beautiful. Had our choice of 5 different entrees. Two of us had the Australian steak, one had the Maki and one had chicken. All were very different and very good. I would go back another time when it was not a holiday and order from the menu to see how the... More 

Helpful?
Thank chiefrbpc
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello chiefrbpc, , Thank you for joining us on New Year's Eve. We are very delighted that you had such a wonderful experience at Salt Kitchen & Bar. Please visit us again when your travels bring you back to Newcastle. Best Regards, Dean Pratt More 

Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a seat by the fire, a terrific server (Thanks Doug!), and the meal could not have been more delicious. My husband had the Native Maine Hanger Steak, I had the Olive Wood Smoked Swordfish, we both ate every bite. It was really amazing, I should have taken a picture of our empty plates :) Cappuccino and Creme Brulee... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kimberly K
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Kimberly K, The table by the fire is certainly a wonderful place to sit. We are so happy that your service and your entrees. I will share your review with Doug and our culinary team. Please visit us again soon! Best Regards, Dean Pratt More 

New England
Level Contributor
90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My hubby and I popped in on Jan 1 around 1:30 thinking we would just have Irish Coffees after having trekked along the beaches in Rye. The place was packed. We waited 8 minutes with another group at the hostess stand for the hostess to make an appearance. Finally, a male worker walked by and we asked if we could... More 

Helpful?
Thank lynnz22
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Lynnzz 22, Thank you for your feedback and for joining us on New Year's Day. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your lobster roll and watching Jeff work at our chef's bar. I will address all of your service concerns with our management team and our service staff. Please visit us again when your travels bring... More 

New Jersey
Level Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Forget what you think about "hotel" food, this was truly a fine dining experience. Located off the lobby of the historic Wentworth By The Sea Hotel which is lovely itself. Service was first-rate. Loved the bone-in veal chop and the hangar steak. Chocolate cake beautifully presented and delicious as well. Ask for Doug to be your server. Not inexpensive but... More 

Helpful?
Thank 6van
Dean P, Director of Food & Beverage at Salt Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello 6van, Thank you for the wonderful review! I am very pleased that you found our service to be "first-rate"! I will share your review with Doug and our culinary team. Please visit us again when your travels bring you back to New Hampshire! Best Regards, Dean Pratt More 

Travelers who viewed Salt Kitchen & Bar also viewed

 

Been to Salt Kitchen & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH 03854
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: +1 603-422-7322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Salt Kitchen & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?