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Salt

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International, Contemporary, Soups
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207 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-6678
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Salt was a mixed bag throughout its short life. The room was crowded and indifferently decorated, Service was friendly but amateur. The food was ambitious but often missed the mark: over salted, bland, odd combinations that didn't work. We had some good meals and some mediocre/disappointing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
MontpelierGuy
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Montpelier, Vermont
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165 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Salt was a mixed bag throughout its short life. The room was crowded and indifferently decorated, Service was friendly but amateur. The food was ambitious but often missed the mark: over salted, bland, odd combinations that didn't work. We had some good meals and some mediocre/disappointing meals. We hoped that Salt would get better, sharpen up the service and food,... More 

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Thank MontpelierGuy
Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a rare weekend on our own in Vermont and we're looking for a special treat for dinner. The reviews pointed us to Salt, which offers a fixed menu of 5 or 7 courses. It is a BYOB establishment, which helps on the cost, as you don't have the usual restaurant markup. When we pulled up... More 

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Thank dobrienma
Montpelier, Vermont
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Salt offers wonderful food, and a personal touch. Be prepared for a tiny space and a limited menu. You can basically see your food being prepared. Suzanne changes the menu often, and hours are limited too -- so check out the website or call to get details, and make a reservation. The food is always fresh and local, and creative.... More 

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Thank GreenMountainGirls
Waitsfield
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was our first (but definitely not last) time dining at Salt. We opted for the seven course tasting dinner and it was really special. We enjoyed the balance of flavors that Chef Suzanne Podhaizer created. It's also a treat to have the chef/owner serve and explain each course. Any question we had about the prep or ingredients was answered... More 

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Thank WilderFarmInn
Berlin, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had amazing appetizers here (a three-bean salad and a chilled cucumber soup), and then entrees that were only average (rabbit and a "freeform lasagna," which had delicious bechamel and cheese but slightly bitter eggplant and no distinctive flavors). Desserts were fine but nothing to write home about: panna cotta was a bit too gelatinous; the classic flourless chocolate cake... More 

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1 Thank Sarah T
Avon, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dined at the quaint restaurant, ready for an exceptional meal. What was served was an overpriced (compared to four other restaurants in the general area) entrée that was disappointing visually and texturally. The "risotto" was rice, lacking the creamy texture and signs of love that are required. Some were independent kernels, floating in a broth which I suppose was meant... More 

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1 Thank Marketbasket
Buckingham, Virginia
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Where do I start....... A six hour braised veal was raw, the carrots were undercooked, the dessert tasteless and flat. Very disappointed, will never return

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4 Thank ChefHawk
Dartmouth
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, cant say enough about it! Wanted to order everything!! Definitely make reservations, as the restaurant is very small. The menu changes every 3 weeks. Would go all the time but I live in MA... The only reason I rated the atmosphere a "3" is because my husband and I were the only people there at the time. BYOB... More 

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Thank Amandaec03
Weston, Massachusetts
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212 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were warned that reservations were absolutely required to ensure getting a table for dinner at Salt. But the evening we were there, half the tables were empty. But, play it safe and get a reservation. The food is worth it. Our party of four ordered two veal breast dishes and two pork shoulder dishes. Everything was prepared perfectly. Since... More 

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Thank smokeylinks
Boston
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went on our "babymoon" for a trip to Vermont. This restaurant was perfect. Each dish was better than the next. It is very small, and very intimate. Highly recommended to couples looking for a date night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: (802) 229-6678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?