SALT-New American Table, brought to you by the owners of McAllen’s house.wine & bistro., Chef Larry Delgado and his lovely wife Jessica Delgado. The chef driven menu features local, organic and sustainable products, and a full service bar that boast beautiful, boutique wines, craft beers, and high end spirits!
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Beech & Cedar Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
SALT Ratings and Reviews
I come here every time I work in the RGV ...
I come here every time I work in the RGV. I've said it before, this is one of my favorite places in all of Texas. The food and service is amazing. This time I tried the pork chop for the first time. Amazing. I don't know what they do to it, but it is unlike any pork chop I've ever had. The quail knots and pork belly appetizers are outstanding as well. Great cocktails too. We came back again our second night in town just for some Salty Dogs and quail knots. Can't wait to go back!
Was really looking forward to trying thi ...
Was really looking forward to trying this restaurant for the first time. We went for a date night but literally had to yell so loud just to talk to one another. When the waitress came and had to yell to take our order we decided to leave before we even ordered. We also had a problem with the menu....mostly "unclean" things to eat...meaning no kosher. Probably 90% of the menu was off limits. Steak was outrageous at $60. Will not be going back.
There were three of us in the party and ...
There were three of us in the party and we were seated at a table to the side of the main room, where we could see everything but we were not in a direct travel path. Although we had one main server, we were served by several to keep the service flowing nicely. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu items and freely made suggestions upon our professed likes. Unlike some "upscale" restaurants that give you a morsel of food in the middle of a decorated plate, our portions were quite adequate and we even had some to "take home" in a "green" paper container, rather than styrofoam. We were pleased with the variety of items on the menu and that much was local or at least from Texas (meat from Broken Arrow Ranch up in Hill Country, which had been featured on Andrew Zimmern's show or wild-caught shrimp from the Gulf). There was a nice mixture of familiar and "exotic" menu items and, as we all ordered something different, we had the opportunity to sample a number of dishes. We were intrigued by the cocktail list, many made with freshly sqeezed juices which added a freshness to the taste. We were very pleased with the evening, our server(s), and the food which was wonderful and tastefully plated.
We were celebrating our wedding annivers ...
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we had a very special romantic dinner. My husband is a very picky eater and he was very pleased with the selection and I am a foodie and we both had a wonderful experience. Will return very soon, totally enjoyed our night at SALT.
Excellent food and great service from the hosts and waiters! Their positive energy and knowledge of food made all the difference.
The sriracha shrimp, heirloom and the duck was delicious and different than the typical food around town. The farm to market table concept is apparent in every bite. Delicious!
I look forward to visiting SALT again, especially on another special occasion. Well worth dining here again!
Great spot for great food and wine!
This is one of the few places in the entire Valley where they know what service is all about. The food was excellent and the wine was outstanding. I highly recommend Larry and Jessica's place in downtown McAllen. You won't go wrong.
Love this place! My new favorite! We enjoyed the view from the chef's table. It was fun watching the chefs prepare the food in front of us. I ordered the boneless fried chicken. It was so moist and delicious. I see why it's one of their popular entrees. My friend loved her chicken and spinach ravioli; the tomato curry sauce made this dish.
Cocktails can be cutomize for you.
The service is great. Our server, Milton, was very attentive and entertaining. We enjoyed his personal stories. I would recommend Salt to anyone.
my wife and I had a very enjoyable eveni ...
my wife and I had a very enjoyable evening and had a wonderful waitress named Rachel. She was very knowledgeable about all the spirits and also the menu. we deathly have a great time and will be back thank you salt
The food is wonderfully prepared and presented, and delicious!!! Service is very good. The cocktails are inventive and very refreshing. We especially love the sriracha shrimp appetizer and the scallop entree. The shishito peppers are wonderful as is the Tobacco Creme Brulee.
SALT did not disappoint. Everything was ...
SALT did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. We tried a couple of their craft beers, which were cold & crisp. The cucumber cocktail and the grapefruit cocktail were nice & refreshing. We tried the SALT Chips, the shrimp, the quail knots, and the fried Duroc pork - all were delicious! The SALT chips were my favorite; the quail was a tad overdone, though. For dinner, the Mac and cheese is a must - yummy stuff!! The rabbit was tender and tasty. The fried chicken was moist and flavorful. Everything was wonderful! J.R. was very attentive and very knowledgeable of the menus. Excellent service!!! Everyone was friendly and helpful...just a very nice dining experience! We'll definitely go back soon!
Being able to sit at the kitchen-bar was amazing. My wife and I were able to talk with the chef and kitchen staff shared all kinds of info on their many menu items. We were even treated to a couple of samples! Menu is upscale, yet simple. Local produce means fresh produce! I had the beef short rib (serious comfort food I could cut with my fork!). My wife enjoyed the duck breast - juiciest ever! Be adventurous and try the beef sweetbreads - delish!
This review is not related to the 4/1/16 ...
This review is not related to the 4/1/16 visit to Salt. It is with respect to the disappointment experienced on June 24, 2016. My wife an I have been frequent diners at Salt since its opening, we used to go there every other Friday -now, I would say every three weeks- and the staff was friendly and courteous. We also entertain clients and friends there. Lately, there has been a great deal of rotation. Last night, Friday, June 24, we made a reservation for 7:30. When we arrived the hostess (of course, a new one different from three weeks ago) offered us the least desirable table (right next to the entry way, where everyone entering or leaving the place walks by), there was another empty table at the far right corner of the restaurant, I asked her to sit us there. Her response was "I am sorry but we are full with reservations", when I refused to sit at the table she wanted to give us, I said to her that we would rather leave. Immediately she said she was sorry and suggested us to go to House Wine, their sister restaurant -where we, by the way, are also regulars. Of course we refused to patronize the "sister" establishment of the place where we were given the cold shoulder. Salt has been a hit for some time now, but I do not foresee much continued success if they persist treating regular customers like they did last night.
The food was top of the line. Started out with the delicious bacon wrapped sweet breads. For the main course we had the fried chicken and the pork chop. The pork chop is worth every Pennie it costs . The fried chicken was amazing too. For sides we had the Mac and cheese. This ain't your mama's Mac and cheese. All topped off with the Alaskan for dessert. We left stuffed. But the only thing I'd like to see is an option for quieter dinning and a little more elbow room. But I'd still go back.
Good, better, best!
Nice ambiance. Acoustics are loud! Great, friendly staff. Portions are a little small. Menu has some the most original dishes, anywhere. Sea bass was amazing! Duck flavor was on point, however was disappointed with lack of crispness on skin. Wine list was nice. But the star of the show was the white chocolate gonash cake! Amazing! Beet ice cream was to die for!
Okay, but nothing special
My friends and I went there on a Wednesday evening. The staff was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed some very good appetizers. It pays off that they source their vegetables locally. The entrees were only okay, because the cooks used the restaurant's name in excess on the scallops and the steak. However, the Mero that is currently on the menu was divine. The atmosphere is rather irritating due to the noise level. It is not a good place for a relaxing dinner. In the end, I left the restaurant feeling that I could have spend my money better elsewhere.
Not outstanding this time
Ordered an appetizer to kick off the night which was hot and very tasty. Unfortunately, our main course meals were lukewarm and sides were a bit cold. I can only guess they were not brought out as they were made. A bit disappointed on our anniversary dinner...
Amazing! One of my favorite places in McAllen!
I love going to SALT! It is by far one of my most favorite places to dine and have drinks in McAllen. The staff is exceptional - so attentive, and the food is amazing. The fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, shrimp sriracha are some of my favorites and if you save room for dessert, the Baked Alaska is worth it!
One of the best restaurant birthday experiences!
The whole staff!!! I mean the entire staff was amazing!!!! I placed a reservation the day before online and received a phone call from the restaurant confirming which I thought was good. The day of the event I had an event all day and had relatives drop off the birthday cake and balloons and bag full of cute treats and decor for the table. Of course leave it up to the guests to confuse Salt with another known restaurant in the valley with the beginning same name. I panicked and called the restaurant to let them know we were running late but would be there, not only were they friendly and understanding but they asked if I would like for them to decorate the table with the goodies I had dropped off!!! Talk about great customer service!!! When we arrived the table was prefect my partners birthday was a total success!!! The food was beyond amazing to match their yummy drinks and our waiter was a delight!!!! Overall a total success!!!
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