Saltwood – Charcuterie & Bar

4.2
186 reviews
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$30 and under
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Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
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Saltwood celebrates the new Southern hearth, a gathering place where warming spirits and authentic flavor come together. Inspired by the alchemy of Salt and Wood smoke, a charcuterie-driven menu features heritage cured meats and game, locally sourced ingredients and artisan flavors that marry Old World techniques and recipes to new farmhouse traditions .
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CD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding. My server (sorry I forgot her name, she worked Sat night and Sunday brunch) was amazing!! My only suggestion would be to expand the menu selections to have more choices for dinner.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

An excellent salad bar presentation---the very best I have ever seen

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great experience, and since we had no idea what to expect- it made it more fun. We got a sample of everything- I think the fun is in the experimenting (what cheese goes with what meat and which topping).
If you decide to skip the meat/cheese/bread plate, they still have some good dishes. Both entrees were good, but if you're looking for cheap, then this is not the place for you.

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MS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Second time at Saltwood. Experience has declined significantly. There is no charcuterie carving any more and variety has really deteriorated.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Best salad bar in Midtown ATL

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Waited an hour plus on our entree. Just as we were cancelling our food to leave, our food arrived. It was warm at best. Other tables that were seated after us , received their food. Something was very wrong.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was phenomenal. Very accurate fine dining experience.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Salad bar is amazing, so is their tea. Love this place

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Always Good

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We live so close and it was my gf’s birthday and had never gone. Their food was amazing, very fresh, very flavorful!

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IG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed trying the different items on the menu although too many are fried. Service was great! Drink options were really nice too!

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m
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was so delicious! I had trout and my friend had the rib eye steak. We also shared a cheese board. The atmosphere was beautiful and the creative cocktails were delicious and the wine selection was great. I can't wait to go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Just not worth the prices at all. The place was pretty empty, so I guess I missed the memo. For these prices, I would expect professional servers, but it was more like Ruby Tuesday’s. Food was okay, but fried chicken was not $29 good.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Arrived to empty tables but staff told us our table not ready bc they just received the reservation from open table. I had made the reservation hours earlier.... then, they told us the kitchen was backed up, even though no one was actually there dining. They need to hire more staff

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Best Salad in Midtown ATL

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P
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Went for Christmas brunch. Once we learned they were only serving a burger menu, we had to relocate to another restaurant with more options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Good food...but for the price point, service was not good. We were the only people in the entire restaurant but the service just was not attentive. Service was unable to assist with wine selection.

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ME
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was terrible -- we waited forever to order, and then to have the food delivered. When the food was delivered, it was cold and we sent it back to be warmed. 15 minutes later, the food came out, and it was of marginal quality. I called the manager over, he apologized, then the poor service continued.

Sunday afternoon must not be a good time to go to Saltwood. It was almost empty, and still the service was extremely poor.

It was a very poor choice for a special occasion. We will not be going back and I will spread the word to avoid.

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k
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Our brunch experience did not live up to expectations; while the restaurant is comfortable enough, and the service was pleasant, it took over half an hour to get our food. We had an 8:45am reservation to beat the brunch crowds, and the restaurant only had 3 other tables of patrons when were seated (so not busy or crowded), and while the food was alright, it was stone cold upon arrival (chicken and waffles, the ham and cheese). Coffee wasn't that great, and refills were served tepid. They pushed their buffet (both the hostess and server), and it wasn't anything special, especially at the price point, and besides, if I'm going to have a nice brunch, I want food cooked to order. Atlanta has too many wonderful places to have brunch so I can't say that I will return to Saltwood.

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SA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The menu is confusing and misleading. Nowhere does it say the charcuterie for one is only one piece of meat and one cheese. Once we figured that out, and attempted to order, 2 of the 5 meat choices were not available. The pulled pork was more like a cold sausage... The pork pate was very bland. The Caesar salad was a pretty presentation, but whole leaves of romaine are difficult to eat or cut!

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect setting, food and service

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

I'm not sure I've ever had slower service. When we came in, we were the only customers in the restaurant. Granted, there were 5 of us, but we didn't order anything out of the ordinary. Just the standard charcuterie. By the time we left, about 4 other parties had come and gone (they had another waiter). Our waiter would leave to go check on something and it would be 15-20 min before he'd show back up. We were all very disappointed in the service, me especially so, as I chose it for my birthday celebration.

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M
Western NC
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Enjoyed a quick bite and drinks before a concert Saturday Night. Food and drink were great . . . although we ordered very HEAVY appetizers and dessert, felt the waitress' attitude changed when she realized we weren't ordering entrees. That was the only negative . . .

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ER
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our server Shauna was the bomb, very knowledgeable on wines and cheeses

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Have been wanting to try this place for a while! The food was very good. Although, the menu layout can be a little confusing. I think if the restaurant is going to branded as a charcuterie bar there should be more additional tapas like dishes to go along with it. The service could have been better.

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CK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The good was fresh and ample. The service was pleasant.

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PB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Menu selections very limited. Visited pre-theatre but I did not enjoy the meal.

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JM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The lunchtime salad bar is a must! With fresh, high-quality ingredients, the salads are delicious and an incredible value. A personal fav in Midtown!

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CH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite salad bar! So many ingredients, great quality dressings and well seasoned proteins. And the dessert was good too!

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F
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed Saltwood three times during my business trip--twice for breakfast and once for lunch. Each time the service was great and the food was delicious. The restaurant is beautifully designed, also.

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KK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Service is too slow and if you don’t get the salad bar the food takes forever to come out of the kitchen. Service is the problem not the food!

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DC
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The server took forever to come by and ask for our drink order and only came by twice more the rest of the time we were there (Mind you, there were only 5 other tables seated). The charcuterie was below subpar for a place that has “charcuterie” in the name and the grilled bread was so stale I almost lost a tooth! All in all, we were very disappointed with this whole ordeal.

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AR
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We had a good meal, but it was not as other meals we have had here. It was short staffed and difficult serving the guests in lobby eating area as well as those inside the restaurant, but the staff was doing a good job despite the situation. The bread with the charcuterie was not freshly toasted but our request was made quickly and the bread was great. The skirt steak dish was tender and well seasoned and the noodle bowl was good (tofu would be a good addition).

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect spot after a busy day to share food with coworkers. Everything we tried we really liked - chicken nuggets were plentiful, asparagus/ham salad was very fresh (although not the easiest to split 4 ways) and short ribs were very well-prepared and tasty. Would definitely go again!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The menu is tricky, each dish seems to have a few too many ingredients. The “Caesar” salad was odd, why call it a Caesar of the only classic Caesar ingredient is Romain? None of us enjoyed our dishes, not as expected. We left at least half of every dish uneaten. Servers didn’t find this unusual, and didn’t ask if everything was OK. We would not go back.

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l
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place has become my favorite go to for lunch. Love it.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

service by staff was delivered beyond our expectations.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best salad in midtown.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and good drinks! Super nice wait staff!

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S
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Typical lousy hotel restaurant. Noisy, mediocre service, waitress spilled an entire beer on one of our guests and made not restitution other than moving us to another table. Lack luster charcuterie.
nice cheese, uninspired meats, burn toasted bread. The manager never came to check on our soaked guest-no offer of a towel, to clean her outfit, a free beer, anything.
We live near Atlanta and will never come back. Too many much better restaurants in the area to bother with this one again.

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