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“cozy upscale (for Vinalhaven) eatery”
Review of SALT Restaurant

SALT Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Vinalhaven
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Description: Salt is little restaurant on a remote island. Our menu is small - maybe a half dozen starters and about that many main dishes. We make a real effort to source as locally as possible - we buy our lobsters, scallops and halibut directly from the fishermen; our beets and carrots are brought in the back door by our friend Don who grows them about a quarter mile away, and our oysters come from about 10 miles away. We cook simply so the main ingredients take center stage, and we play with world seasonings for interest and depth. Our roots are in the classics, not Brooklyn, and our restaurant and our soul is squarely in Vinalhaven.
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice atmosphere; well prepared food - very fresh salad and perfectly prepared fish; good drink options; happy engaging service people.

Thank MWilsonS
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Excellent food, service excellent, ambience done well. A gift from the chef at the beginning of the meal was a good gesture.
The only thing that could have been better is the owner coming over to our table to introduce himself. He was there, but did not greet guests.
Good addition to our Vinalhaven experience. We will be back soon.

They were full in reservations however they fit us in. Very accommodating.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

What wonderful food and service. We started with an amuse-bouche of dilled creme fraiche and radish. Then apps of oysters with a mignonette grantine, chacuterie and the least successful a feta, eggplant spread on flat bread. This was very good but not as interesting as the other apps. The bread was excellent-little cream puff like breads with herbs and cheese plus 2 others I didn't try. The mains were very good. A hamburger cooked to medium rare with carmelized onions. Desserts were great as well. Basil ice cream with strawberry-rhubarb ciafoutis. Two issues. The room became very noisy whenever a drink was mixed-shaken not stirred and our coffee was cool. This was a meal to savor and remember why dining out is fun and exciting.

Thank roadieplanner
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

SALT is Vinalhaven's newest restaurant, and its every detail is perfect. The night we were there over July 4th weekend, we started with homemade breadsticks and breads and imaginative cocktails, inhaled perfectly cooked poussins with homemade gnocchi (among other perfectly cooked accompaniments), ended with homemade maple lavender ice cream. Yes, homemade is the word. And understated elegance is the ambiance. Haven't had such an exquisite meal in ages. HIghly recommended for those who love food and those who love imaginative and accessible menus. The locally sourced produce was an extra benefit, too.

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1  Thank Amy F
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