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Salt of the Earth Bistro

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  • 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.

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$8 - $35
American, International, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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
Reviewed September 7, 2020

Really good! If you are a foodie you are going to like this place And we really feel safe during Covid 19 in this restaurant ... not so much in Main Street

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

Great food, service and reasonably priced. I'm my opinion one of the best restaurants in Lake Placid.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

The Stella reviews are well deserved at this restaurant. I had the duck which was very good and the side of potato, cauliflower and dried cherries was out of this world delicious. My son loved his burger which was cooked perfectly and was moist and...flavorful. My husband had the Salmon over lentils which was very good as well. Ashley our server was wonderful and very attentive to making sure we had a great dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 20, 2020

Having read other reviews on TripAdvisor, we booked a reservation at Salt of the Earth Bistro for our visit to Lake Placid. The restaurant setting is terrific, on the first floor of a house. The food was terrific and incredibly creative. The mulligatawny soup was...tasty and unique, and the pan seared magret duck breast was remarkable. The duck was cooked perfectly, and I still crave the side potato, cauliflower and dried cherry salad a week after visiting. We truly look forward to returning on our next trip to Lake Placid.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

Excellent! Varied menu and delicious. Very attentive service. We had the strip steak and swordfish. Bread starter is a must.

Date of visit: August 2020
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