About Seasalt - Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Seafood Bistro with a menu inspired by responsibly sourced local food. It's a place to enjoy fresh, delicious plates and relax by the beach. In addition to fresh fish and seafood, Seasalt Del Mar serves salads, soups, chicken, steak and vegetarian options. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Seasalt Del Mar also has a large bar area with HD TVs and a Private Room with Private View Deck.
Seafood, Sushi, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 9:00am
Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday Drink Only (Kitchen Closed) 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Weekend Bar Food Only: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Daily Happy Hour: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We would love to cater your event at our restaurant!
Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant can take approximately take parties from 10 - 120 people for large parties. Private dining room can hold 30 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Salvatore: (855) 720-7421
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 430-630pm Saturday and Sunday 300pm - close
Seasalt - Del Mar Ratings and Reviews
Service was fine. Started with fried calamari and wedge lettuce salad which were good; not great. Ordered three entrees, the scallops and risotto from the menu and two specials, the sea bass and ravioli that was supposed to be stuffed with fish. Entrees can only be described as terrible. Chef needs to learn how to cook risotto. Sea bass was very tough; if you dropped it on the floor it would have bounced back up. Mashed potatoes were lumpy. I received 4 pieces of ravioli with two sauces - no sides like the other dishes. If there was fish stuffed in the ravioli the quantity was so small it was undetectable. Cannot remember the price of the ravioli however if it was $20 the profit was $18. I guess we were supposed to have bread on the table but we never received. When we paid the bill we provided a Passport card which allows one meal free. The waitress and manager had an argument and the manager claimed with two specials we could not use the card, although the specials were no cheaper than the meal on the main menu. We paid the bill in full, tipped the waitress 20% and left. Total bill was $150 and the food was probably worth $20 total. The food and the atmosphere was appropriate if you came off the beach during the day and wanted to have some fish and chips although I am sure that would be overpriced. In summary the restaurant was terrible, particularly the food. I was embarrassed to take my wife and son promising a good meal. Better to go to the Fish Market in Del Mar where you cannot miss a good meal and at a much cheaper price point.
View was the primary reason we booked this restaurant and had hoped that the food would be good as well. However, we were disappointed in the appetizers (sushi roll, Mussles(we sent back) and decent but oily calamari) that we decided to forgo ordering an entree.
The food was great. Everything was good. Cocktails were light due to the HAN not being regular alcohol. Tasted good, but light. Stick with the beer and wine. We never got the salad we ordered, but the server made up,for it with dessert which was really good. Not sure what happened, but it was the only thing that wasn't OK. The appetizers were good.
Of all of Salvatore's (owner) restaurants, this one is my favorite. I bring my friends here and we all love it; the service, the decor, the food and of course, Salvatore's charm. We always have a great time together and the staff is superb at ensuring we do!
Although the food can fall into a salty trance, the kitchen is so accommodatingly kind if you request "no salt" or "low sodium". 2 of our party of 4 did that and how I wish I had done that as well. But, I have to say - every time I've been to Seasalt, which is now about a half a dozen times, the food is great and comforting and I'm determined to try everything in their huge menu.
Oh, and you just can't beat that view of that Torrey Pines sunset.
This was probably the seventh time I have dined at SeaSalt. It has consistently delivered on each occasion. I've been here for dates (dinner and brunch), Mother's Day, birthday celebrations, dinner with friends and now Christmas Eve. They know how to make a seamless experience even when slammed during peak hours and holidays. The food is consistently fresh and superbly made without being overly fancy or too exotic. We had a relaxed, well-paced dinner on Christmas Eve, with courses timed perfectly even though we were eating leisurely while conversing. This time we brought our own wine and the corkage fee was only $15, a bargain these days. The owners are warm, welcoming and never let you see them sweat.
We tried SeaSalt out for a family Christmas eve dinner. It's nearby and convenient. Sad to say, I won't go back. Might be a good place for happy hour with a nice view, but food was mediocre at best. Ordered Calamari ($15) and got what looked like a basket of fried onion rings. Perhaps the poorest excuse for Calamari I have ever seen. Fish dishes were just OK, and obviously not fresh. Decor is dated. Way overpriced for what you get.... This place is was a bust.
This restaurant is located outside of the Del Mar along the lagoon with nice views, easy parking, and wonderful food. My favorite meal starts with Roman Artichokes, followed by Macadamia Nut encrusted Halibut on graden risotto and finishes with a Lemon Truffle gelato with a glass of Lemoncello.
I'm frustrated that this establishment is on Open Table because it regularly cancels your reservations with Open Table although you dine at the restaurant. I would like to receive my dining points. No hostess usually to complete/acknowledge that you attended even though you tell the waiter that you had reservations. BEWARE!!!!! SCAM?????
WARNING...This place only offers drinks made from rice liquor as they DO NOT have a full bar license. They only sell beer and wine and drinks made from awful rice liquor. My Old Fashion had to be sent back and I ordered a beer instead.
Moreover, the Monk fish and Halibut entrees were tasteless and too expensive. The Monk fish was tough and they offered it as a fish tasting like lobster wrapped in bacon. Strange dish.
Overall, we were disappointed and won't be returning. Beware, the music is LOUD throughout the place and was some type of electronic disco which was annoying to say the least.
I asked by phone a week before, and in an e-mail for special requests on Opentable, and in person when we first got there on the day of our reservation if we could have separate checks. Yes, was the answer. It took a very long time to get our check (the first was a single check for all of us). The waiter didn't know we wanted separate checks after all this. Also, we had to ask for the bill. We waited a long time for someone to come. No one had come to check on us. The food was minimally good. Lots of lettuce, but little else in the salad. One of the women said it was the "worst service." We won't be back.
We enjoyed the lovely view on the patio, but as it was a sunny day, it became extremely hot. It also was very loud, and I had to strain to hear what my friend was saying. The service was mildly lackadaisical. That being said, we both very much enjoyed our meals.
Our server was very helpful. When we were served some bread rolls that had seeds on them I told our server my husband was unable to eat any bread or rolls with seeds he said he would see if there was any other bread or rolls available and he did provide some without nuts or seeds.
Seasalt is a fun restaurant with an interesting menu. They have reduced alcohol drinks which are unusual and we really enjoy it. We go there regularly as a sort of last minute option and we always enjoy the food and the ambiance...sometimes the service is a little slow...
Was not overwhelmed with the dining experience. Made reservations and was hoping for a table on the patio for better ambiance, but was seated inside next to bar. It was not loud, but frustrating that patio tables were open the entire time we were there to eat. The hospitality of the server was OK, not over friendly, but did her job. The guy refilling water glasses was actually more friendly than our server. The food gets the highest score; from appetizers to desserts, the food was great and fairly priced. Not sure I would recommend it to work colleagues for business dinners, but might come back myself and give it another try.
They do it right - small but tastefully decorated (warm) with a lovely view of the estuary across the street. Wonderful fish - creative but not over the top. Small wine list but we've always found something we like. On the other hand there are a lot of choices on the menu and it is sometimes hard to pick one. The deck (covered and enclosed) can get noisier than the inside area by the bar so you choose between the view of the water or having it quieter.
It was a nicely decorated restaurant and the patio was decent. I thought the rice in the salt shaker was a bit tacky for a restaurant that looks upscale. I mean, you see stuff like that at a Chinese Buffet. My husband enjoyed his steak and his fries were tasty, however, my seared scallops were cooked to perfection, but the sauteed bell peppers and onions just ruined the flavor of the risotto and the scallops. I love bell peppers and onions, but it didn't go well with the risotto & scallops. The service was a bit slow to begin with, but our food came out pretty fast. I don't think I would return here, maybe for happy hour.
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