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“Fantastic, just fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salt Air Kitchen

Salt Air Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: ...A Delaware beach picnic highlighting the best our region has to offer. Located in the heart of downtown Rehoboth Beach, Salt Air offers farm to table fresh cuisine, an upscale atmosphere, and great hospitality. Check out our locally inspired menu featuring fresh seasonal produce, sustainable seafood, and organic meats and poultry. Visit our fun, cozy bar and sample our creative libations, great wines, and micro brews on tap. At Salt Air, we are passionate about providing the best in food, hospitality, and atmosphere. Stop by today and taste the Salt Air difference.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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215 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Fantastic, just fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We found this place by chance while walking by. They are only open 4 nights a week, and it was Friday evening at 4:55 PM. There was literally a LINE waiting to get in. So we joined the line, and since we didn't have a reservation we snagged two seats at the bar. The decor is very California-Napa Valley-ish. Light woods, open plan, very cool. The bar is good sized, and the bartenders rocked. Service was incredibly speedy. We ordered pan fried almonds, and they arrived in about 1 minute piping hot. Drinks were refilled immediately. The food (I had salmon, she had halibut) was awesome. Some of the best fish I've had in ages. Highly recommend it!

Visited September 2013
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Brooke B, Manager at Salt Air Kitchen, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are happy you stumbled upon Salt Air and loved it! We hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Reston, Virginia
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great seafood; fabulous deserts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I had a seafood stew that was wonderful; my husband had a steak that was equally delicious. But I think the best was the dessert - a mint chocolate torte that if you are a chocolate lover, is not to be missed! Excellent and friendly service. Nice clientele and atmosphere. We will definitely return for dinner. Our best meal in Rehoboth. Only drawback is that they did not take reservations, but were willing to call us on the cell when they were close to having a table.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Reston101
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Brooke B, Manager at Salt Air Kitchen, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for review! We are happy to know Salt Air was your best meal while in Rehoboth! Friday and Saturday nights we take reservations for 5pm, 5:30pm, and 6pm and limited reservations on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights! 302-227-3744

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Media, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The food was great!! You will love the atmosphere as well..Make reservations as this place is tough to get into at times.

Visited September 2013
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Brooke B, Manager at Salt Air Kitchen, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your review! We take reservations on Friday and Saturday for 5pm, 5:30pm, and 6pm. We take limited reservations on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. 302-227-3744

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Haskell, NJ
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great location about 2 blocks from the beach. The food was great, nice selection, also had a nice selection of gluten free choices. We had a large group of 12, two of which was a 7 and 9 year old. The service was good, accommodating and friendly, the staff was very familiar with the menu and specials when questioned about food items. Food was fresh, especially the fish. Would definitely go back next time in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Brooke B, Manager at Salt Air Kitchen, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Middletown, New Jersey
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Terrific food in Rehoboth Beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is the only restaurant we visited during our week in Rehoboth Beach that was so good, it warranted a return visit.

NOTE: The place is packed. Get a reservation if you can, or, consider having an early dinner before the place gets crowded. Lines stretched in front of the place with people waiting to get in.

Service is friendly and prompt. For some reason, there were a lot of people bringing kids in to the place -- somewhat unusual for an upscale place, but we were lucky. They were well behaved for the most part.

The rooms are spacious, but somewhat noisy.

For starters, had a "dark and stormy" cocktail, served in a mason jar. It was delicious, and cost around $10. The next time we went, I had a Heineken. My waitress asked if I wanted a glass, and I said yes. Out came another mason jar. Beer in a mason jar doesn't seem to work as well as a pilsner glass or mug, but what the hey!

They serve delicious flat bread to start, along with a garlic butter spread. Delicious! We had to get a reload both evenings (more on this later).

My wife had a salad both nights to start. She raved about it, particularly the house dressing (more on this, too). I had the beet/goat cheese salad one night (delicious) and the corn/crab chowder the next (also very enjoyable if not a bit on the heavy side).

The first night I had the day boat scallops which were huge, sweet, and tender. Excellent. The second night, I wanted to go for something completely different, so I had the "deconstructed lasagna" which was nice and flavorful, with a healthy portion being served, but the pasta was a bit mushy.

Neither my wife nor I had room for dessert, but the offerings were tempting. I ended things with a double espresso with a shot of sambuca and left satisfied.

Now, the bummer. You can buy the salad dressing, and flat bread from the restaurant if you want. We wanted, but the flatbread was $15/pkg...pretty expensive if you ask me. We didn't want to take it, because we weren't ready to go home and figured we'd pick some up on getaway day. Our waiter said we could get it at the "Big Fish Grill" market on route 1. So off we went. What a shock to find out that it was only $3/package for the flat bread there. COME ON GUYS! No need to take advantage of customers like that. FIVE TIMES THE MARK UP (probably more if they're buying at wholesale prices). That's the only bad thing I have to say.

Check out and enjoy the Salt Air. Just don't buy any take-homeables!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kenny L
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Brooke B, Manager at Salt Air Kitchen, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable experience at Salt Air. The flat bread costs more when purchased at Salt Air because the portion is much more than if you purchase it at the Big Fish Market. We hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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