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Salt of the Earth

Contemporary
As featured in Best Food in Pittsburgh
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5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512
412-441-7258
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sadly lamenting the departure of Salt

Salt of the Earth is one restaurant I could visit every week. The menu was never boring, the staff was attentive, the space vibrant without being too noisy. I loved that the offerings were changed seasonally, sometimes more often than that. It is a testimony to the staff that they stayed until... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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pittsburgh
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Salt of the Earth is one restaurant I could visit every week. The menu was never boring, the staff was attentive, the space vibrant without being too noisy. I loved that the offerings were changed seasonally, sometimes more often than that. It is a testimony to the staff that they stayed until the end (for the most part). As I'm... More 

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1 Thank AdventureRUs
Philadelphia
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Owner is an architect by his first calling; this great restaurant was a diversion. Cool design has community tables and kitchen bar seating downstairs, with 4-top table seating on 2nd level balcony. VERY reluctantly accommodated food allergies as they don't like to deviate from chef's crafted entrees. And they are excellent. But modify an ingredient and it's like there isn't... More 

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Thank MissElegance
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I'm fighting my subjectivity to give this restaurant a good review. So I'll just start with being objective. The food was exceptional and portions were fair, I had the salmon and the thing melts in your mouth, out of this world. My friend had the chicken and it was as good. So, as far as menu they're high class. The... More 

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2 Thank Lontanicus
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Great dinner on a Monday night. Staff were beyond professional and friendly. The restaurant has a comfortable, unpretentious vibe -- good lighting & music, plenty of different seating options. Some reviews we read mentioned the drink & food were pricey but we found them to be pretty standard for this style of restaurant and well worth what we paid. The... More 

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1 Thank meredithspear
Reading, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Our food was very high quality and prepared perfectly. Our server was pleasant and helpful. Also, the atmosphere was great. They have communal seating, although we sat at a regular table on their second floor. The menu isn't huge, but what they have on it is very unique and delicious!

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Thank BKS8843
Celebration,Florida,USA
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174 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you don't mind sitting at a large table with people you do not know and adore great clean sophisticated down home food this restaurant is a great experience. All of the flavors combined were magnificent.

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Thank Joanne K
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Food was very good but portions were small. Drinks were very expensive. Prices were on the high end.

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Thank Don S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have not been back to this restaurant since there were some ownership changes. Glad we went back this past weekend. Love the appetizers.

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Thank Perry S
Copley
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We took our daughter out for a birthday celebration. I was a little apprehensive since the restaurant had gained a great reputation under the direction of the original chef, Kevin Sousa but not much has been written about Brandon Fisher. Fortunately, we were not disappointed. We shared fried brussels and mussels for appetizers. I like mussels prepared very traditionally, wtth... More 

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1 Thank saynotomerlot
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I really cannot say enough good things about our meal at SALT. My husband and I had travelled to Pittsburgh for a wedding and had a free night on our own. We were staying downtown but decided to walk to SALT along Penn Ave. We were both very impressed by the wonderful and flavorful food. We will return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-441-7258

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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