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Salt of the Earth

5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512 (Downtown)
412-441-7258
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Ranked #80 of 1,881 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant. Went with friends on Friday 6/6/14, had an excellent meal. Started with cocktails, my wife had the rum version, I had the rye, others had the vodka and mescal. The group shared the salt cod fritters and the grains starters, both were very good. I had the pork main, others had hanger steak, chicken, trout,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

How great to have such a gem in Pittsburgh. Something different than the usually steak houses. The atmosphere on the mezzanine was great and you could actually hear just your conversation , no one else's. Wine selection excellent ; had a hard time choosing. Great white alberino and superb Pinot noir! We all had different dishes and everyone raved about... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are many good restaurants in The Steel City. I have been to NACL for business and pleasure. It is always first rate. Sitting at the bar and overseeing the kitchen or speaking with the bar staff (two bars - have done both and enjoyed both) is the best. The food is very well prepared and seasonal. This is a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Love this place. The food was great, the beer selection was small, but had just enough choices. We sat at the communal tables which turned out to be pretty fun. I will definitely be going back soon.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Highly recommended! The food is amazing (and also interesting) and service is great. You won't be disappointed.

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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was excellent, atmosphere was very nice. Did not really care for the food too much. While it tasted ok, it was mainly various combinations of ingredients that did not go together well, and I don't think they were intended to. The shrimp appetizer was the best thing I had and it was just ok. Small wine selection, but tasty.

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