About SaltAir Seafood Kitchen
SaltAir is a fresh approach to seafood, bringing in the freshest products available from around the globe.
Seafood, Global, International, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Bar: Opens Daily at 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Additional self-parking available
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
SaltAir Seafood Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
The food was hit and miss. Some items w ...
The food was hit and miss. Some items were fine, others were very lackluster.
My friends did not like the Crab Louise salad - particularly the dressing. One friend split the Crab Louise salad and had Lobster Bisque as her main course - she ate very little of the bisque.
One friend ordered the mussels and thought they were very plain - no flavor. We ordered the steamed artichoke appetizer after asking about garlic (which I cannot eat) in another appetizer.
The artichoke had major garlic and I could not eat it - the waiter did not mention it had garlic and the menu said lemon/butter. The wines were very expensive - maybe one at a reasonable price. The snapper was fine and the lemon dessert was very good.
Gwendalyn was our server. She has a goo ...
Gwendalyn was our server. She has a good personality and enjoyed some fun banter. The fish was cooked nicely. Not over or under. I was disappointed in the crab cake. It is good jumbo lump crab, but the way it's deep fried was not the quality I expected. The wine list is not bad with expected pricing. If you are budget minded, ask the price of a recommended glass of wine or the market price on a dish. We a little surprised on the price that one of the recommended glasses of wine cost. It was very good, but I would not have ordered it if I asked the price. There are definitely other options in that price range or lower. My own fault... I wouldn't call the place "romantic". However, it's not overly trendy either. My wife and I will definitely go back since we love seafood and the dishes are excellent quality.
First time to this restaurant. The food ...
First time to this restaurant. The food was so good. Very fresh fish and great presentation. Our server was great about recommending items since it was our first time. The bar was really cool and the tables were comfortable and not too close together. Fabulous evening.
Salt Air is always good. This is why I ...
Salt Air is always good. This is why I selected the restaurant for an evening meal with business colleagues. Everything was good, with one exception.
I had visited the restaurant for a social occasion the week previously with friends and had asked for my fish to be prepared "extra crispy". The fish was served perfectly.
However, during my last visit I was advised that it was not possible, this time, to prepare my fish in the same way, despite my requesting this 3 times. Consequently I ended up having to make a selection for my entrée which was not entirely to my liking. After 3 initial requests, I decided not to pursue the matter further with my waiter and consequently I was a little disappointed with my meal choice.
I loved the Snapper Crudo, it was dreamy ...
I loved the Snapper Crudo, it was dreamy, but the portion was too small, especially when sharing the dish with my friend. We then ordered the Crab Cake. The crust tasted like tater tots, so I didn't get to taste much of the crab. We also ordered the Red Fish on the half shell. The "mediterranean seasoning" which I can't recall was quite overwhelming and gave me a particularly strong after taste in my mouth for the rest of the evening. We were still hungry so we ordered the Salt and Pepper Calamari to fill us up. Unfortunately, we had to send it back because it was way too salty and had no real pepper flavor to it. The ambience was hopping, but overall I feel the food was not up to par for the portions and pricing.
My family and I had dinner here for my b ...
My family and I had dinner here for my birthday. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, and atmosphere was festive, but not too loud. My only negative comment is that the desserts weren't really that good. I would suggest not "saving room for dessert" and just order an extra small plate to share instead!
This was the first time for the four of ...
This was the first time for the four of us to dine at Saltair. We liked the atmosphere when we walked in and were greeted in a friendly manner. We were shown to a table that was indoors, but next to the patio. The chairs were director's chair a that looked cool, but were uncomfortable. The dining room was very cold. However, when we asked them to make it warmer they did, which was great. Our server was very good and very attentive. We started with the octopus and ceviche appetizers. We really liked the octopus-it was very tender and tasty. The ceviche was interesting, very different from any other ceviche we had before and liked the crispy things they were served with. Unfortunately, we did not ask what they were! Both couples had the fresh seafood of the day, which was the whole snapper. It came with 3 sauces and we liked the Asian sauce the most. We got 4 vegetable side dishes, as we were told that each vegetable was portioned for one person. However, the servings were very generous. Two vegetables would have been plenty for the 4 of us. The beets were colorful and delicious. The grilled asparagus, potatoes, and bok choy were wonderful as well. We had a leisurely dinner and shared 2 desserts, key lime pie and the chocolate Bon Bon with mango sauce. Both were delicious. Overall, we liked the restaurant and would definitely go back.
Salt Air has such potential, but this re ...
Salt Air has such potential, but this recent experience was our second disappointing experience at the restaurant. For positive notes, the menu format has been simplified, service is friendly, food is presented well and is tasty. Wines are priced fairly. However, the management does not seem to know how to order food properly. We have been on 2 occasions in which we've ordered fish entrees and then been informed that they are out of those offerings (multiple times on multiple entrees on more than one occasion). The first time we'd had this experience, we were hosting our family. We decided to give the restaurant some time to "figure it out" and returned several months later to celebrate some friends' wedding anniversary with a party of 8. It was Sunday, July 3, and the restaurant was not very busy. The members of our group placed their food orders only to be told a few minutes later that the kitchen was out of most of the fish we'd selected.
Just had the best tasting red snapper th ...
Just had the best tasting red snapper that I have ever known. The service was superb, drinks were fabulous and the ambience perfect. The noise level was lively, however, with hearing problems, I was still able to hear without a problem. This is a keeper.
The service was okay. The calamari was ...
The service was okay. The calamari was good because of good sauce. The cerviche we did not care for definitely different from any we've ever had. The sides were good especially the beets. The whole fish was excellent but the filets of fish (3) were overlooked. Did not eat dessert as the chairs we were sitting in got uncomfortable. So we went to the House of Pies accross the street for pie which we enjoyed.
This was our first visit to SaltAir, and ...
This was our first visit to SaltAir, and we will definitely be return customers!! The service is amazing, very friendly and professional. The food, outstanding!! There are so many delicious choices available ! We had Lobster Bisque, Wedge Salad, Grilled Shrimp, Trout, and Potatoes followed by Butterscotch Pots de Cream and Chocolate Mousse. Can't wait to go back and try their gluten free choices. We met manager, Omar, who was very attentive. Thank you to everyone at SaltAir for a delicious evening!
We were very disappointed in the food. I ...
We were very disappointed in the food. It lacked taste and was displayed in a boring manner.
Nearly all fish dishes have a lemon butter sauce with white rice on a white plate. The plates looked and tasted like an overseas airline dish in coach class. The fish portions were small and not tasty at all. Both snapper dishes were dry and overlooked. The redfish was so heavily spiced, it was unedible. In fact , every dish looked the same, regardless of the fish. The salads were bland and used wilted romaine. It was a very disappointing experience for all of us. We really expect better from this restaurant group.
We sat in what I would describe as the c ...
We sat in what I would describe as the covered/enclosed patio section. It was still inside but it was not the main dining area. Our servers were spot on with every recommendation from the appetizer to the dessert. They had a pretty good wine selection and all in all it was a good time. A little pricy, but it's River Oaks, so it wasn't anything more than I expected. I will definitely go back.
Very helpful staff for our first time th ...
Very helpful staff for our first time there. We shared appetizers of soft shell crab, calamari and crabcake, all delicious. The whole fish with vegetable sides of asparagus, potatoes, carrot and quinoa were wonderfully prepared. My only criticism is that I wish the fish had been deboned. Getting all that yummy meat was at times challenging.
Very good food! Ok service. Will defian ...
Very good food! Ok service. Will defiantely go back because food is amazing. Ok Service was mostly because my waiter and I'm sure it would be better with another waiter. Like how they keep water at the table. Lighting is a tad too dark but no biggie. It's a lively restaurant and has an energetic atmosphere.
Nothing lived up to price. HOWEVER service was over the top outstanding including a rush to fill an item on the menu that had to be scratched .. Kudos to chef who refused to send out a sub par dish and then rushed to fill our interest AND it turned out to be the best thing we ordered. Key Lime Pie was in fact cake with lime icecream.
Not worth an other trip.
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