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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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, high-end cuisine.

Our food was very high quality and prepared perfectly. Our server was pleasant and helpful. Also, the atmosphere was great. They have communal seating, although we sat at a regular table on their second floor. The menu isn't huge, but what they have on it is very unique and delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
BKS8843
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Our food was very high quality and prepared perfectly. Our server was pleasant and helpful. Also, the atmosphere was great. They have communal seating, although we sat at a regular table on their second floor. The menu isn't huge, but what they have on it is very unique and delicious!

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Celebration,Florida,USA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you don't mind sitting at a large table with people you do not know and adore great clean sophisticated down home food this restaurant is a great experience. All of the flavors combined were magnificent.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Food was very good but portions were small. Drinks were very expensive. Prices were on the high end.

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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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