S.A.L.T. De Pere, WI
Green Bay Restaurants and Bars
401 Main Avenue
De Pere, Wisconsin 54115
unique dining experience for each guest.
3.4 out of 5
based on 5 ratings and 5 reviews
Map of S.A.L.T.
Tue - Sat: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- De Pere West
- Price Range
- Lunch $$/Dinner $$$$
- Payment Methods
- Cash, Visa, Mastercard
- Meals Served
- Beer, Wine, Full Bar
- All Ages
- Outdoor Seating
- Outdoor Patio
- Private Party Room
Bar Review of S.A.LT. in De Pere, WI
May 9, 2013
The weather this past week has been absolutely beautiful. All I’ve wanted to do is be outside with the sun shining down upon my pale (not so pale anymore) skin. So when a couple girlfriends of mine wanted to grab a drink somewhere I was hesitant. Honestly, I wanted fresh air, and not to be indoors. My girlfriend told me to have no fear; she has just the hotspot I would enjoy. In a flash she was outside my door and we were on our way. She drove straight into De Pere, and once we were over the bridge we reached our destination: S.A.L.T.
S.A.L.T. is a somewhat new-ish traditional and modern fusion American restaurant and bar. It’s off the corner of Main Street in West De Pere. There is street parking all around and even a parking lot across the way. The really cool thing about S.A.L.T., besides the fact that this place is completely gorgeous inside, is that they have these side-by-side glass garage type doors that open up during the summer months. So when you sit in their casual bar area, it’s like you’re outside. Kinda. I know this probably isn’t the best description of what I’m talking about; maybe you should just go there and see for yourself. S.A.L.T. is like two places in one. On the left part of the place there the restaurant and bar side then you have a hallway with the restrooms and then another bar area with a few hi tops tables. The bar and hi top table side is the side with the glass garage doors. When my girlfriends and I entered, we were greeted by the host, who told us we could go to either side. Of course, we chose the bar and hi top table side. The hi tops were full, but there were a few spots around the bar. The three of us grabbed some stools and some drink menus. First off, the stools at S.A.L.T. are REALLY comfy. I mean it. The nice soft padding is a nice change from the usual hard stools at most places. Second, if you don’t get offered a drink menu, just ask for one. Trust me, you’ll want to look at it. Well, only if you want something a tad more delicious than Bud Light. Their drink menu offers a wine list, beer list, and cocktail list. While S.A.L.T. carries more than a handful of reds, whites, and bubblies for the wine, there are only a select handful by the glass. Also, something I should mention: S.A.L.T.’s beer list is out of control. Meaning they have SO MANY options. Their list of import and export bottles is fantastic. And their selection of draught beer isn’t too shabby either. While it’s always nice to see local brews such as Wisco Disco, something from Hinterland, and a few New Glarus’, it’s really cool to see other breweries that you may not have even heard of like, Monk’s Café, Erdinger, or Unibroue on display too. Yes, my little Bud, Miller, and Coors fiends, S.A.L.T. has plenty of those domestic varieties in bottles too. I was feeling frisky, so I opted to try one of their signature cocktails. I ordered the Jamaican Something-or-Other that was crafted with Gin, Ginger Beer and Jamaican bitters for $6. It was sweet and quite refreshing. My girlfriends ordered a glass of Petit Syrah for $7 and a Surely Templeton for $7.
S.A.L.T. restaurant is an exceptionally beautiful bar, both bars even. The remodeling job was definitely a labor of love, it totally shows. The dark wooden bars, to the trim on the doors and walls, to the silver ceiling – everything, just everything is beautiful.
Restaurant Review of S.A.L.T. in De Pere, WI
By Patricia Summerfield
December 27, 2012
I went for dinner to the newly opened restaurant S.A.L.T., which is located in West De Pere. S.A.L.T. was beautifully renovated with much care and detail. The ambiance is very warm and inviting while decorated in a contemporary eclectic style. There was much thought and detail put into the design of the building; there are two different bar/lounge areas and next to the main dining room there is also a private dining area for large dinner parties. I had made dinner reservations and was greeted in a very friendly manner when I arrived. I was quickly brought over to a table and was handed a wine and dinner menu.
My wood table top had a varnished finished with a high sheen. The table was set with large linen napkins, and coconut styled salt and pepper shakers. My ice water was served in a short clear mason jar. After bringing my ice water, the hostess told me that my server would be over. My server came soon, introduced himself and told us of the special for the evening. The S.A.L.T. menu is made of three different categories: small plates, medium plates, and large plates. The menu has a variety of items stemming from different regions. There was a strong Southern influence in a lot of the dishes and some items like mashed peas are reminiscent to me when I dined in England. I would have liked to order a nice appetizer to share with my two dinner guests, but their small menu consisted on mainly small tapas. But my server did suggest a few items they were featuring in the bar lounge, like fried pickles. I decided on their Underground Meat for $6.00. It was served on a wood bread board with a dollop of Dijon mustard and three different cured meats, two that stem from the Italy and one from France. The meats come from Madison, WI and were served thinly sliced along with three tiny crostini toasts. I think for three people sharing the appetizer they could have sprung for a few more crostini’s. The meats were salty and tasted pleasant with the savory mustard. For my entrée I ordered off the medium category and chose the Beef Stroganoff for $15.00. It is braised beef short rib, with pappardelle, crimini mushrooms cream and shaved Gran Queso. My beef stroganoff was served in a white bowl with no presentation. There was 6oz. of short rib cut into three chunks with large flat noodles mixed very thinly in a light cream sauce with four thinly sliced pieces of mushroom. The short rib meat was tender but not fall off the bone tender, the sauce shaved with a top quality Spanish cheese Gran Queso had a nice creamy smooth flavor. I would have like a few more mushrooms and more sauce added on my noodles but the dish had a silkiness to it. For dessert I chose their Sticky Toffee Pudding for $7.00. It was served in a quaint red little dish but the dessert did not have much presentation either. The sticky pudding consisted of moist chocolate cake with a toffee glaze that tasted caramelized, it tasted good but nothing grand.
I must say throughout my entire dining experience my waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the preparation and items on the entire menu and was very professional and helpful. I love the S.A.L.T. interior, atmosphere and service, but, was less impressed with my meal.