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Salt of the Earth

Contemporary
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5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512
412-441-7258
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

We have not been back to this restaurant since there were some ownership changes. Glad we went back this past weekend. Love the appetizers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Perry S
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Late Night
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have not been back to this restaurant since there were some ownership changes. Glad we went back this past weekend. Love the appetizers.

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Copley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We took our daughter out for a birthday celebration. I was a little apprehensive since the restaurant had gained a great reputation under the direction of the original chef, Kevin Sousa but not much has been written about Brandon Fisher. Fortunately, we were not disappointed. We shared fried brussels and mussels for appetizers. I like mussels prepared very traditionally, wtth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I really cannot say enough good things about our meal at SALT. My husband and I had travelled to Pittsburgh for a wedding and had a free night on our own. We were staying downtown but decided to walk to SALT along Penn Ave. We were both very impressed by the wonderful and flavorful food. We will return!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We took a friend out for his birthday and went to Salt of the Earth and arranged for the 5 course tasting menu. It was very, very good. The courses were as follows: Tuna poke Steak tartare Braised chicken leg in curry broth Duck breast Dessert My descriptions above do not do the dishes justice, as they all came with... More 

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Glendale, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

So this place is a rare gem! It's off the beaten path and not convenient if you are staying in downtown Pittsburgh (which we were). Design is clean and modern with communal style tables. They have vegetarian options, I would list the menu but I think this may be the kind of place where the menu shifts frequently depending on... More 

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pittsburgh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have eaten at Salt many times and until this past summer, were always very pleased. After last night's meal, it's clear that Salt is back to its former glory. Everyone in our party raved about the food. Although the menu changes every week and therefore you might not get exactly what we had, here is a sampling of their... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Interesting ingredients for a creative menu and space and excellent service. You can either eat at the kitchen bar if you like watching the chef do his thing, or at communal tables. Great atmosphere!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took my wife there last evening for her birthday. Very cool atmosphere, food was very good, ordered drinks (moscow mule my favorite) for my wife and I and they tasted like a margarita. Waitress said that they concoct their own ginger and thats the way they always taste....so we exchanged for something else. My only complaint is that the Hanger... More 

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a great meal at this great restaurant. We have now been there 2 times. First, sat upstairs dining. Second visit, we sat at the kitchen bar. Loved this! Fun to see the Chefs prepare the meals and interact with them as well. Food was awesome! They have some very unique items on the menu. Would highly recommend this a... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A very tasty, if expensive, bite to eat following a performance at the Dance Alloy Studios across the street. The service was very attentive and friendly as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-441-7258

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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