Restaurant Review - April 2, 2007 - Joanne

Exterior of Sea Salt, Berkeley

Sea Salt Restaurant

Berkeley, CA

Visited: February 4, 2007 – Lunch

Sea Salt is a bright and airy spot on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, with lots of space. There is a tiny bar up front and some stool seating near the kitchen. We like that their fish is all sourced sustainably and they choose organic ingredients where possible. The dishes have a light spunkiness to them without being pretentious. The wine list was full of interesting choices as well there are lots of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic offerings. They offer a couple of really interesting cheeses (and it looks like the list changes regularly). We would definitely return.

Caesar Salad with White spanish anchovies at Sea Salt
Caesar salad
with marinated white spanish anchovies
Yum. Lots of anchovy flavor in the dressing. The white boquerones were on it. Croutons small and crunchy (looked like they were made with the leftover bread). Lettuce chopped into bite sized pieces. Hard to make this salad better.

White Clam Chowder at Sea Salt
White clam chowder
garnished with bacon and parsley
Lots of little clams but bacon is truly a garnish. Good balance. Not the best ever, but good. More bacon would improve it!

Bacon Lettuce and Trout Sandwich at Sea Salt
Bacon, lettuce and trout sandwich
with oven-dried tomatoes and arugula
Very enjoyable and a nice composition of flavors, a twist on the traditional.

Oyster Po'Boy at Sea Salt Berkeley
Oyster po 'boy
with remoulade, pickles and house made potato chips
Very lightly battered oysters with a spicy remoulade and pickles on a soft roll. The coleslaw is standout with a nice fresh flavor. House made potato chips are thick, not at all greasy, and very crispy. Really good.

Fish & Chips at SeaSalt Berkeley
Fish and chips
with french fries and malt vinaigrette
I loved the malt aioli instead of traditional tartar sauce. Cod is beautiful and white. Very light battering. The chips were good.

Wines by the Glass:
2004 Txakoli, Txomin Extaniz, Galicia
2003 Bastianich Tocai Fruilano, Friuli
Interior at Sea Salt

Shark Sculpture at Sea Salt

Bread at Sea Salt

Lunch Menu at SeaSalt

Wine List at Sea Salt

Dinner Menu at Sea Salt

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