SALT at Station 22
I took my teenagers for brunch on Easter. I know from previously working in the restaurant business that holidays with extremely high volume can be tricky for restaurants. That being said, my food came out lukewarm at best. I wasn't upset but I was frustrated that my daughter's fish and chips came out with a soggy sesame seed breading. We love fish and chips and have never seen breading like this. I feel the server could've recognized that a teenager was expecting traditional fish and chips, soft sesame seed breading is not the norm, and that she would've simply mentioned that to us. After waiting a very long time for our food, my daughter knew it was not an option to make another selection. She ate some of her fries and a few bites of the fish inside the breading. I was disappointed that she didn't get to enjoy her meal.
I expected more from SALT. The food lacked any inspiration or interest. The wine list was limited. The service was just okay - nothing remarkable. And, the prices were excessive. It reminds me of a TGIF that's not quite up to corporate standards trying to mascarade as a high end restaurant. In a town of great eatery options, I would try somewhere else.
The food was ok to good maybe. Nothing wrong with it other than the price. 2 appetizers, a cup of soup and a small salad with 2 glasses of the low end wine + tip $80 +. I'm not trained as a chef, but I know I could have done those at home somewhat better. However; if you have a packed house with ok food and stupid high prices, why would you change? You wouldn't!
Congratulations! That is a great business model.
A recent dinner there was quite good. Unfortunately our waiter hadn't checked with the kitchen and a couple of the first things we ordered (at 7:00) were gone (and he confessed that chef fussed at him). But everything we ordered was tasty and well prepared. We'll be back.
Great food, excellent service. Will definitely go again
We really enjoyed the fish special of the evening. Swordfish prepared in a different fashion. Oysters were tasty as well. One of the best fish dinners we have had in a while. Local customers to Sullivans.
I would not recommend the bistro steak with old bay frites. Everything else (seafood, cornbread, oysters, wine) was delicious. Service was outstanding and ambiance is casual. I will definitely be back to try something else!
The music was way too loud for dinner and was such a random selection it was distracting. Beach Boys followed by Presidents of the United States followed by Bob Marley. The seafood was pretty good, but the side item selection was lacking. The season vegetable was a huge portion of sautéed mushrooms. Disappointing for such a popular area.
We went to SALT because we were unable to get in to Obstinate Daughter. There were a lot of empty tables when we arrived and only a few people arrived after we did. The server was great as was the manager who gave us a few extra wines to sample. The problem was the food. The salmon was just ok and the rest of the dish was rather flavorless. One diner had raw oysters and was happy with them. I won't return to Salt any time soon.
This was my first visit to SALT at Station 22 but not my last. The experience was awesome and a friendly staff!
The Shrimp & Grits were very good. My husband got fish & french fries. The fries had a LOT of Salt. My husband nor I could eat the fries. The fish was a little greesy. Fried Green Tomatoes were good, but needed to be cooked a little more.
Took my girlfriend here for Valentines Day. The food here was fantastic! The Blue Corn Hushpuppies are very good and the daily specials were great as well. Would highly recommend!
Had the Amberjack which was a fresh fish of the day and it was outstanding! Nice crust, moist. Brussel sprouts on the side.
This was our first visit to salt and would definitely return.
Bar is welcoming and would be a good place for a drink and some selections from the raw bar.
This is a favorite restaurant of ours. Love the seafood board!!! Wait staff patiently explained items on the menu to our hearing impaired. A bit chilly the other night but they were very accomodating and turned up the heat.
The food was excellent!! It is a bit pricey but comparable to other restaurants.
Great service!! I will go again!!
Excellent Burger our server was great! Our friend had the red snapper, she loved that too!
I have had brunch here before and that was great. However, our dinners were a disappointment.
There were 6 of us and we all ordered something different. One of us thought our meal was great. We were one of 3 or 4 tables in the whole place so the kitchen could have put some effort into our meal. We didn't all order off of the Restaurant Week menu, so I don't believe that would be the issue.
Shawn (Sean), our server, was great. He made the night great but the meal was not worth the price, sadly.
Went there during Restaurant Week (3 for $30) Made reservation on Open Table and got right in.
We had Crab soup, Salmon Special with mashed potatoes & aspargus, and a chocolate torte/coconut cake. It was excellent and just enough (since it is a tasting menu). Would go back there again when visiting Charleston.
We went for Restaurant Week and it was a good menu with nice options. My husband had the mussels and short rib and I had the she crab soup and seafood pasta. All were good.
Did an open table reservation. We were sat immediately, @645. Menu has options for adults with all tastes and great options for children. Food was good, not great. Wine selection was pretty good as well. Wait staff was excellent. Food was delivered to the table on time and hot.
We have been vacationing in the area for years. We came upon SALT one time when Poe's was packed. I couldn't have been happier with that find. SALT is consistently great. The menu changes regularly and the chef will WOW you. You can't go wrong here folks.
Brunch was great, wait staff was attentive and friendly. All of the tourists were at Home Team and Poe's so we had the place to ourselves which was very nice!
Blackened salmon 5 star, crab cakes, pasta dishes excellent. Much better than expected. Also, more reasonable than downtown Charleston.
A group of us went here for lunch and found the place almost empty, which should have tipped us off in the first place. The food was only "okay" at best and the service seemed inattentive, considering how quiet the place was. Try somewhere else for brunch.
We had a terrific time for our 2nd anniversary down the street at SALT - the waitstaff is wonderful, the bar staff is awesome and the chef made the best meal ever! But the best was the oysters starter with a couple glasses of prosecco to start off our fabulous experience, thank you!
We were not impressed with SALT. As other reviews shared, the food was mediocre and overpriced and the service was not that great.
The food was good. I ordered a onion, bacon, and cheddar omelette. It was enormous, too big, and mostly onion. I could not eat most of it and it did not tempt me the next day as a leftover. My companions enjoyed the Crab Benedict and Home Fries very much. The menu for children is rather limited.
Food was a very poor attempt served nearly warm and service left much to be desired. Lobster potato cake was a ball of mashed with bits of unwanted claw deep fried.....prefer not to go into the salmon....enter at your own risk.
My daughter & I made a reservation at SALT during Charleston's restaurant week as we had heard great things about their seafood. Outside of the fresh oysters on the half shell, which did come from VA and were very good, we were very disappointed with the food. The service was fine, but the whole experience was much to slow. The friend freen tomatoes app was prepared using some type of tempura batter that lacked texture and taste. This item is a southern staple that we were attracted to b/c of the goat cheese mousse, but it was pretty much flavorless. I ordered the grouper (roasted) per server's recommendation and was presented w/ a huge plate prepped attactively w/ the mustard condiment on the plate and a piece of majorly overdone fish. The mustard prep was tasty, but it was the only thing with flavor on the plate. My daughter's beef was probably the redeeming order, but the sides were all overdone..even the asparagus which didn't have the tough ends even removed. We splurged on the gruyere mac n' cheese and basically were presented w/ plain, dried out pasta w/ a little cream and cheese on the bottom. All the hype we'd heard didn't measure up on this evening. Perhaps it was just busy. However, if your bill is over $100 for two w/ no dessert, I would hope to want to come back. We would consider the raw bar, but that's the only thing calling us back.
On the positive side, the compimentary valet parking was a huge plus especially for someone navigating new territory in the dark.
Server was teriffic. She crab soup was inedible--too salty and fishy. Shrimp and grits were good. Would order again. Will go back.
Best place on the island. Great food, and friendly for small children as well. Good service.
Sean was great! Loved the sushi
The food was good but the service was a little lacking. Bartenders and bar area were very good.
We are longtime frequent customers (having been coming since it was Sration 22 to years ago with the amazing cheese bread). But the brunch was not very good. Second brunch we've been to this summer at SALT, and both visits were disappointing. As well, the mimosas were overly sweet and had very little champagne in them. We were told they were "premixed", so that could not be remedied. Not sure we will be back. Removing the ceviche from the menu this year was also a huge disappointment.
Good spot in Sullivan's for a bite. However, it seems to have dropped down in taste and choices. Fried green tomatoes are always great though!
Great raw bar with a nice selection of oysters served with fresh horseradish. Fresh fish selection was also excellent. I had the blackened local grouper and it was cooked perfectly and the spice was perfect. If you like cole slaw definitely get theirs. It has a great crunch and the dressing is fabulous. Also had the creamy grits which were also great. Key lime pie for dessert rounded off a truly great meal. I would defiantly recommend Salt to a friend and I will be back the next time I am in Isle of Palms.
Dined inside, but considering weather wish we were outside. Food was excellent.
Perfectly cooked seafood, reasonably priced nice selection of wines, vibrant bar, fresh sushi and oysters, you need to try Salt.
We come often to Charleston for 2 reasons - beach and food. My dinner at Salt was in the top 5 of any I have had in the area. I had the chef's daily special Amberjack. The fish was outstanding as were the accompianments.
Their steak & frittes are my favorite ;)