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.

“WONDERFUL place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saltwater

Saltwater
12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA
415 669 1244
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Inverness
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Saltwater is a neighborhood oyster bar, restaurant and wine shop that is rooted in its respect for sustainably managed farmlands, shellfish producing water bottoms and folks that are engaged in the thoughtful gathering of food.
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of visiting this terrific litte restaurant while visiting our family home in Inverness. Tiny and intimate with a long bar to accomodate those waiting ... given their huge success and limited tables, expect to wait, but well worth it ... dont conside service slow, it takes time to do something right, enjoy the view, the wine and your company in this welcome addition to Inverness!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

99 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    54
    29
    10
    5
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Palo Alto, California, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Local's Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Saltwater is only a month old, but so popular with the locals that a wait for a table is almost inevitable, and they don't take reservations. The restaurant calls itself an oyster bar, but they have a varied and innovative menu with delicious salads, sea food, and the best pizza in the area. For dessert, we had the walnut cupcake and fruit with two kinds of sherbet. Delicious!

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Very nice, tiny place. Service is ok, food is good and inventive, although selection is limited, as is the wine list. More a 3.5 than a 3.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
“Good food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The food was excellent, and they had no problem coming up with a dish for my friend who does not eat meat or grain. But the whole event took a little more than two hours, and multiple other parties arrived and left in the time that we were sitting there.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NYC
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great new place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Tiny spot, no reservations for small parties, but we sat at the bar, had a few glasses of wine, and shared 5 small plates. The food was inventive and excellent, and the sitting at the bar experience was great fun.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Saltwater also viewed

 
Point Reyes Station, CA
Point Reyes Station, CA
 

Been to Saltwater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Saltwater, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.