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Salt of the Earth Bistro

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 09/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Twisted foods from traditional roots
$8 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was fantastic. Food was exceptional. Colleen was professional, kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! Everything we had was delicious: potato & leek soup, carrot & parsnip hummus, Ethiopian shrimp, lobster risotto, and Dee’s Salad. Lovely decor, warm environment, and welcoming hospitality! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 27, 2021 via mobile

Our first dinner at Salt of the E.B. will not be our last! Our party of 5 had a fabulous meal. Our server was a professional, we never had to wait for drinks, water refills, or our next course. We started with Pork Belly, Ethiopian...Spicy Shrimp & the Artisan bread plate. After tasting all of that & pronouncing everything delicious, we really got excited about our mains, which were the Pan Seared Magret Duck Breast, Crispy Breaded Veal Cutlets, Persian Lamb Stew & the Plain Jane Half Pound hamburger, which was anything but plain. Everyone loved their meal. The duck was perfect, my husband could not stop talking about how good his veal was, for days, and as I am a stew lover, the lamb stew was perfect. We also had the house salad (yum) and as we were celebrating a birthday, finished with the upside down orange cranberry cake with caramel sauce. It was delightful. We are going back in March!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 22, 2021

We had a fantastic dinner here tonight. Started with the carrot and parsnip hummus and the pork belly. Then shared the duck. Finished with the cranberry orange upside down cake. All top notch. The duck in particular was excellent. Complemented it all with a nice...bottle of Italian red wine. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 30, 2021 via mobile

Off the beaten path sits this gem in an old house. Inventive, delicious meals. Had the lamb stew, ans it was perfect for a frigid winter night. Get away from the tourist area, and try Salt of the Earth.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 3, 2021 via mobile

Hidden gem in Lake Placid. We had our New Year’s Eve dinner. Excellent Covid safety measures. Great service, food was good but very oriental, a little too spicy for our taste, especially the lam stew, the duck was delicious. Highly recommend for foodies who like...to explore a different cuisine.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed October 25, 2020

A very nice, smallish place with interesting decor. The menu is eclectic -- from game dishes to steak to vegan options. Great service and some of the best food we've had in awhile. A must do if you're in Lake Placid.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020

First, make a reservation as there is limited seating at this time. The staff was excellent all around. Very friendly and attentive and went out of their way when they discovered it was our anniversary. Greatly appreciated. The menu is fairly short but elective and...creative. Appreciated that they offered vegetarian as well as vegan options. When we are back in the area we will definitely enjoy another meal at Salt of the Earth.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 13, 2020

Excellent food and service. We went for our anniversary dinner while staying in Keene, less than 15 minutes away. Be sure to make advance reservations since they have limited capacity. The food is an eclectic mix of cuisines, which create a very tasty and interesting...menu. We started with Mulligatawny soup and the Berbere shrimp - WOW both were outstanding. Our entrees included the moroccan venison stew and the heritage pork chop with al pastor sauce (like lamb shawarma). Again the flavor parings were unusual but were delicious. We ended with the ethereal peach shortcake. Holy moly the whole dinner was top notch and the service outstanding. 5 stars!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 1, 2020 via mobile

We loved the limited choice fantastic menu and also the location being in an old house. My venison stew served on a bed on couscous was a surprise. I added extra pepper and salt for the needed wild (non-farm raised) kick and husband’s pork chop...was excellent in size, creatively presented and taste. Great restaraunt in the small village of Lake Placid. We’d go back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

Got in last minute after a cancellation. Food was excellent as was service. Great social distancing & timer reservations. I hope they can thrive in spite of all the restrictions! Pork chop, wild boar chop & delicious salads.

Date of visit: September 2020
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  • Yes, Salt of the Earth Bistro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Salt of the Earth Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5