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Salt House

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$$ - $$$
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545 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-2931 (Between 1st and 2nd)
+1 415-543-8900
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Vittorio Veneto, Italy
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250 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place for a quick lunch, good service , very easy menu perfect for a business meeting. Recommend

Thank fabioborsoi
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy, but not to the detriment of the atmosphere. Staff coping very well, polite and efficient service. I had the halibut, and would recommend this. The chef has been able to incorporate quite a mix of various flavours in this dish, which work together well but still remain distinct within the dish without merging with eachother.

Thank travellerfrom203
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Salt House a few times and have had good but not memorable meals. The atmosphere is busy and hip without being overly pretentious. Prices are San Francisco prices (expensive) but not overly so. A good option for an informal work meeting or friends getting together on a weeknight.

Thank matthew g
Santa Clara, California
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296 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch here. Staff was polite when one of our party was late. Service was good. The food was excellent---I had the autumn salad, husband had hamburger and my cousin had soup, cheese sandwich and soup. We all enjoyed our meal. Appetizer was blue cheese and apples---very small amount. Place is noisy. We would eat here again.

Thank Kelsey1976
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here with friends and colleagues. Mixed experience. Took a while to set up our table and waiter was somewhat slow. Drinks/cocktails were good, but also took a while to get. Food was average and expensive. Peppers and poutine were good as well as bread and butter. Popcorn was ok. I thought the entrees and salad we had were nothing... More 

Thank Jeffrey F
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This sleek restaurant has a menu, and service that is outstanding. I had trouble selecting but wound up with the Roasted Vegetable Soup-apples, brown butter and micro greens = delicious and portion was perfect. i followed up with the seasonal greens salad and it also was outstanding with apple, sweet potatoes, little onion crisp and a light dressing. The service... More 

Thank DWS13433
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This place stays true to it's name - SALT house. Every dish I had (and my party ordered a third of the menu) was so salty that the Dead Sea would taste like Spring Water. Not to mention the portion size for the price tag. And don't get me started on the wait. Highly do not recommend. Especially do not... More 

Thank Daniel L
Larchmont, New York
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Reconnected with cousins after many years. Enjoyed the smoked duck salad and service was friendly. Irked that a second cup of coffee required another charge. I would not have ordered it had I known. Very tacky. That would never fly in New York.

1 Thank SusanG9141
Athens, Greece
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice food, with a touch of European cuisine, nice ambience, polite staff. It took them a while to get our order but we were quite happy to discover the food was worth it. I found that the only thing that was missing was that the music should have been a bit louder, it was barely audible and this took something... More 

Thank panayota123
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a snack and a couple cocktails and a wine at the bar area last week. The Manhattan's were well made and the Seghesio for $12 was great. We had some "hot" nuts that were very hot yet tasty, oysters (delish) and some cheese. Excellent :)

Thank Danielx63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-2931
    (Between 1st and 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Montgomery Station for both Muni and Bart riders.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-543-8900

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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