About SaltAir Seafood Kitchen
SaltAir is a fresh approach to seafood, bringing in the freshest products available from around the globe.
Houston, TX 77098
Seafood, Global, International, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
TUE- 11:00am - 10:00pm
WED- 11:00 am - 10:00pm
THUR- 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
FRI - 11:00am - 11:00 pm
SAT - 10:30am - 11:00pm
SUN - 10:30am - 3:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Additional self-parking available
Private Party Facilities:
SaltAir Seafood Kitchen introduces a new, original to Houston and surprises guests with Vietnamese, Thai, Moroccan, South American and Middle Eastern influences. Crudos, Carpaccio, shellfish presentations adorn a menu to be admired for its light, fresh and clean nature.
Private Party Contact:
SaltAir Group Dining: (877) 381-3675
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SaltAir Seafood Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
For a seafood restaurant the food was below average. Not cooked the way I requested and actually the cook added things that I don't like. The music is too loud. If you want to be able to hear your friends you have to find a table near the door. Not going back.
Great place for a romantic dinner. The service was impeccable and attentive. The saffron fettucine and scallop dishes were amazing along with the broiled oysters appetizers. And the butterscotch crime brûlée? To die for. We will definitely return because of a diverse menu, great service and chic ambience.
Noisy busy spot next to wait station. Too chaotic for conversation. Table of 5 awkward seating with two in aisle way and three in large booth. Our champagne was barely on ice and glasses and Veuve got warm while we waited on fifth chilled glass. Different waiter, not ours, pulled plate without asking if we wanted to take it home. Manager did come to table but too late.
We like the wait staff except for a couple of things. 1. He forgot to put in the order for our appetizer and so our main course arrived and we were wondering what happened. We asked for it. He also suggested a wine, by the glass, which ended up being very expensive. Clearly I should have asked the price, but when something is that high end, the server should let you know know. The food was good but very light. With these issues we felt like we should have been comped something.
In keeping with the traditional Clark Cooper "Concept", all wines are a value at very near-retail prices. We had an excellent Gaja Bolgheri. For food, we had a sampling from the daily selection of raw oysters, caviar, steamed lobster, snapper crudo, vegetable tempura, and featured fresh fish, which happened to be John Dory, plus bok choy as an accompaniment. All very good. Lunch here is also excellent--love the menu. Looking forward to trying their jazz brunch and lobster BLT!
This restaurant left me a little stumped. Wanting to really like it, but it fell short.
This restaurant used to be Pesce's and it had a special place in our hearts because we REALLY loved Pesce's and was devastated when it closed. How could any place measure up? Based on the number of guests in the restaurant (nearly empty), it did not look like a good sign, but let's give it a try.
The décor is beautiful, so plus plus. The bar is huge, actually even bigger, than when it was Pesce's. Plus, plus. The service was there, but being that we were the only ones at the bar, we would have liked more banter from our bartender. (Okay, we love good bartenders who are funny and provide us a form of entertainment, and for that, we tip well.)
The wine list was a plus plus with some really good prices compared to retail. In fact, the bottle we had was below retail. (Maybe I should keep this a secret.) We started with the Scallop Ceviche. This dish was - no other way to put it - strange. We were not sure what they were trying to do here. The flavor was bland as was the look - white scallops in a white liquid (coconut milk with kaffir lime and ginger) on a white plate. Food 101 says "you do not pass".
Next we had the Vegetable Tempura. After the Scallop Ceviche, it looked really good. Then we followed with the Shrimp and Lobster Salad which was pretty tasty.
We booked a large party reservation for their Sunday Jazz Brunch series and the restaurant was more than accommodating. Our service, food and drinks were great, and the atmosphere is always great. Our server even split our checks for all 14 of us, which was very nice of him. Can't wait to go back!
Salt Air is one of my favorite Houston Restaurants. As a diner here on multiple occasions, I can say that the food was always delicious - I am partial to the snapper fillet in lemon butter on pilaf while my wife enjoys the whole branzini. Adding to the dining experience, Salt Air has a good wine list that offers quality wines at reasonable prices - a strong point. Service is good, parking easy with valet available, ... A relaxing experience. I will be going back.
uncomfortably cold they did turn off ac as everyone was complaining, BUT they said they could not turn on heat as it was not working? Had Shrimp Lobster salad.... just ok.... not a pretty presentation at all....just all thrown on plate. Two very small rolls were brought to the table. we had to request two more. I was not impressed and disappointed as I was treating a friend for her birthday. They brought cotton candy to table with sparkler... a great idea for a 10 year old... not for adults.
The last review I wrote for SaltAir was glowing. We used to love this place. The only reason I'm giving it two stars is because the restaurant still curates quality seafood, especially the PEI oysters. We started with the cold seafood platter that I remember looking more like a tower in the past, and we added an additional half dozen oysters. The quality of the raw bar mix was still very good, but I would appreciate fewer shells in the crab salad. Our warm appetizer and main course arrived at the same time. The saffron fettuccine had no saffron flavor, and while I appreciate that saffron is expensive, this was a child's butter pasta dish. The lobster bisque was tasty but not a cream bisque, and that's okay. Dessert was extremely disappointing. The flavor of the peanut butter dessert still reminds me of the original dish that was on the menu in the beginning, but this dish is a far cry from the same quality. It was one of my husband's all-time favorites and it's really changed. I ordered the pot de creme, and dessert I used to dream about. It's not at all right. The old one was perfect, creamy, half way between a mousse and a custard. What I had tonight was bread-like--spongy--and dry. Not at all a pot de creme. Service was mediocre. The waiter was not knowledgeable about the food and not attentive. We were excited about going back and I was surprised to find reservations on short notice. But now I know why. While all the other good restaurants in Houston were out of tables tonight SaltAir had quit a few empty for walk-ins. With all the great options for food in Houston we've decided that we won't be going back. It's worth it to exercise a little quality control and consistency. Not everyone in this town appreciates it when a good restaurant cuts corners smoother than a Landry's Corp restaurant.
Great place if you like seafood but are not a big eater. There are so many delicious items on the raw bar and many appetizers to choose from. All the food was yummy and our service was excellent. So many servers working together makes for a great experience. I must add, the salads and dinner choices are numerous and varied, we just "filled up" on the starters! Be sure to try it, if you have not already dined there!
This was our first time at Saltair Seafood. We dined there before attending a musical in downtown Houston. Our server was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. The other staff members were very attentive. We all had the red snapper, which was delicious. Two of us had the wedge salad, which was somewhat plain compared to others that we have had elsewhere. Our son had the lobster bisque, which he enjoyed. We will definitely return.
Service was excellent. The restaurant was not very busy and staff were attentive. Food was average. The Cesar salad was tasteless. Had the lobster salad and it was average. Crab pasta was good, with fresh pasta. We didn't order from the brunch menu, but I saw others with their brunch items, which looked very good.
Probably won't go back. During pre-dinner drinks, our table of 9 was informed by the waiter that two of the whiskeys that were ordered were gone after serving only one drink. It was early enough that they could have gone out to get a couple bottles since customers were drinking them. When food was served, plates were all given to wrong people. Service was not organized well at all. Food was good, but nothing spectacular. Nice ambiance.
We went here with a group of couples and had a great time. The wine list is very good and is reasonably priced. We had the seafood tower appetizer, which was expensive ($100) but delicious. The grilled lobster tail, and redfish on the halfshell were also hits, as well as the sides of carrots, asparagus and baby bok choy. We will definitely be back.
I had the red snapper. It was very fresh and simply prepared (pan seared). It was excellent. The best that I've had in a long time. My wife had the grilled shrimp with asparagus. It was perfectly grilled and very tasty. Overall, the ambiance and service was very enjoyable. We will be back.
Happy Birthday Kirsten -- We visited on a Saturday night for my daughter's 50th birthday (Which was actually on Monday 12/26) . She was visiting from Omaha and was looking for some very good sea food. We took her to SaltAir as we were very familiar with the food and service. We had Tune , Redfish and Scallops - -all were done to perfection. She was most please as she tweeted as we drove away and looked at the Christmas lights in River Oaks.
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