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Salt Exchange - CLOSED

245 Commercial Street, Ste 102, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-347-5687
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Jun 13, 2015
“Go somewhere else...”
Jan 16, 2015
“Tasty, imaginative food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
245 Commercial Street, Ste 102, Portland, ME 04101
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Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place was rather disappointing and with the expansive options Portland has to offer, you are better off finding someplace else. The atmosphere here is upscale. The food was somewhat mediocre...and quite expensive at that. Serving sizes are small and left us hungry later in...More

Thank Ashton P
Reviewed January 16, 2015

We really liked this restaurant. I dropped by for lunch, had a seafood soup, and we ended up back here for dinner as well.

Thank Taner_Edis
Reviewed December 17, 2014

I stopped in here to check it out and ended up buying a nice supply of salts for my home. The Merlot, Saraccha, and Porchini salts were my favorites.

Thank rcote75
Reviewed November 16, 2014

and realllllllly small serving sizes. It is one of these places that tries to make it all about the atmosphere...but you can't eat atmosphere so why would you pay for it?

Thank KristiSierra
Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a nice restaurant, but I have found the food to be somewhat inconsistent. We have been 4 times since June, 2014. The menu is somewhat limited, but what they do they do well. I have had a nice asparagus and frisee salad that...More

Thank MainePeter
Reviewed October 11, 2014

Slightly off the tourist path but not inconvenient, the Salt Exchange shows local artists and serves honest food in a pleasant if somewhat noisy atmosphere.

Thank EMCMaine
Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a wonderful time here of a dank, drizzly, damp afternoon in the Old Port. We wanted a martini and found it hard to come by in this beer-centric town. The Salt Exchange was our oasis. The decor is spacious with great art work...More

Thank Peter and Donn... H
Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had read good reviews of this restaurant so we walked in there a day before and spoke to the manager. Since their online menu had only 5 entrees, I asked about additional specials. He said that they have changing specials everyday. We made a...More

Thank JON745
Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We had drinks at the bar. The local rye was fun and tasty. The bar keep was working hard on some new mixed drinks, but it seemed a bit unconventional. It's easily accessed to the wharf area.

Thank Cornerturned
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had several seafood dishes, among them dogfish (which you don't get very often) and cusk chowder, diver scallops, local sea bass (not Chilean), and a good bottle of white. We'll go back.

Thank Joe B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $20
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Commercial Street, Ste 102, Portland, ME 04101
    (Union Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-5687
  • E-mail
Come take part in a new approach to traditional dining. Using local & natural ingredients, Chef White and his culinary team offer an innovative approach to Contemporary American Cuisine. Emphasizing multi-course dining, the Salt Exchange provides modest portion sizes that allow guests to try a variety of different dishes. The Salt Exchange also boasts the largest Bourbon Bar in Portland, a large selection of Microbrews, and an extensive Wine list. With options for dining room seating, outdoor dining or a meal from our casual lounge menu at the beautiful Cherrywood bar, your experience is sure to be a delight.
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