Salt Bistro

94 Eastern Ave, Saint Johnsbury VT 05819
$$ Italian

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Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 94 Eastern Ave, Saint Johnsbury VT 05819
  • Cross Street: Pearl St
  • Cuisine: American | Italian | Seafood | Steak | Vegan |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (802) 424-1690
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Closed - Restaurant
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.57 out of 5 stars based on 320 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2022
Ross B.
Our first time dining at Salt Bistro. Wonderful experience. Food was excellent. We were especially impressed with the staff, professional and knowledgeable. Nightly specials are offered along with desserts that are scrumptious. We will be returning to enjoy some of the other mouth watering entrees on the menu.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2022
Clare W.
Friendly, warm, and easy going atmosphere. And the yummiest food and wine! Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2022
Lisa G.
It would be nice if either your company or the owner of the business would have let us know that the business was closed the night that we made a reservation. That was an unhappy surprise. It was a Saturday night. Someone said it had been closed a week or two. ☹️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2022
Bob B.
Was very good. On the expensive side.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 08, 2022
Holly M.
Staff were attentive, food was good, ambiance just needs a little sprucing up!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2021
Lee B.
Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Ambience was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2021
Sue S.
Great restaurant, highly recommend. Food was delicious, service was excellent. Nice atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2021
Denise and Johnny S.
Everything was absolutely GREAT.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2021
Dale F.
We had a wonderful dinner last night. Our waitress told us they were very busy and they would try their best to be prompt. We didn’t think service was slow whatsoever. The whole r was packed and I think they did a great job! Looking forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2021
Hank and Karen C.
Everything at Salt Bistro was superior. This was our first time and we will return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2021
Theodorus B.
Second time going for anniversary date. Was nice to be able to sit on patio n lightly chat with other guests n listen to music next door. Great place …..btw on internet search engine it’s says y’all are permanently closed. Glad i did my research n didn’t trust that had an exceptional meal and magnificent service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Maggy D.
Food was great. Nice selection of cocktails- and sitting out in the deck on a beautiful night was just perfect.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2021
Bradley A.
A great dinner on the deck at Salt Bistro!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 29, 2021
Brianna L.
The food and service were very good. This was my first time in. I was a little disappointed with the inside of the restaurant. It felt like the type of restaurant you are going for did not fit the space… a lot of work was done to the outside of the building but it looks like nothing has been changed in decades inside.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 06, 2021
Ray G.
The service and atmosphere were absolutely perfect! The food was more than perfect it was phenomenal!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2021
Karen C.
We live Salt Bistro ! One of our favorites ❤️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2020
Joe B.
The saltimbocco was the best I've ever had! We had a great time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Jim G.
Everything was great had a very good time! We plan on returning!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
Carroll R.
Love this place! Almost don’t want to give good review because then will be crowded and less chance of a reservation. A culinary boost to the town.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
PETER M.
Excellent meal and fun atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Brian M.
nice relaxing evening with some soft, live music playing in the background. Even the weather cooperated making the outside dining even more special.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
Jeanne L.
Very great place! Music, ambience, friendly service and great food! All in the North East Kingdom.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Bill M.
Great music, too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2020
Cheryl M.
Our server was Excellent! Very polite, tentative and personable. The Outdoor dinning experience was wonderful

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 02, 2022
James N.
2nd dinning experience...both very good. A bit on the pricey side but the quality of the food and drink was excellent, and the food cooked just right. Service was very good. The entree took longer than expected, probably our own fault for not ordering promptly. Great ambience out on the porch.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 01, 2021
Rachel H.
Very pleasant. No AC indoors but we luckily got to sit outside after short wait. Dish 2 of us ordered had run out, but food was good, large portions, good service, very pleasant overall!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 21, 2021
Donna R.
Everything was perfect except the French Onion soup. I’ve had a lot better most other places. The soup tasted fine but not enough onions, cheese or croutons. It was not worth $10.00!!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 23, 2020
Cindy N.
Food is always wonderful.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 17, 2022
Marc M.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Salt. Only downside was we never got our soup order. Other than that it was very nice.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 03, 2022
Tom C.
The food was very good. I got the Saltimbistro Burger, which was very good. The demi-glace really made the dish. My companion got the linguini with baby little necks, and she was blown away by how many clams were in her dish. We both finished every bite, so it must all have been good. I also had a glass of Storypoint cabernet, which I thoroughly enjoyed. So that was the good. The not-so-good was the service. It was quite slow. Fortunately, we were in no rush, but it took a while for anyone to come to our table after we were seated. And it took a while for our food to come out once we ordered. We ate outside, on the deck. The deck itself was nice, but the street is no great shakes.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 10, 2021
Riick R.
Surprisingly nice dinner place in a small town

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 23, 2021
Jacob R.
Food was incredible. Waitress was a bit inexperienced but sweet. Patio seating was lovely. Price was a bit high, but worth the cost for the value. We will return for the next celebration meal!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 04, 2021
Ronald M.
Bartender can make a terrific Manhatten. Food was very good also.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2021
Janet N.
If you request that people with reservations call a half hour ahead be sure to either answer the phone or have an answering machine. Otherwise we really enjoyed our visit.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 19, 2020
Maureen H.
The food was excellent though we did feel a bit rushed. No dessert or coffee was offered which may be due to Covid restrictions but it still felt odd not to be offered the option. There was live music but it was quite loud so that actually detracted a bit from the experience. We would return on a night when music is not offered and ask ahead about restrictions.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 13, 2020
Mark Y.
It was raining so everyone was seated inside. Probably, it was too packed. Tables were definitely less than 6' edge to edge. Plus they had a 3 piece band doing these Irish jigs or Pirate shantys or something. With the tiny flute. Way too loud, way too close, way too the same. But, they only played a couple of more songs and they said good night. So that worked out well. Food was very good. Service was very good. Drinks were very good.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 27, 2022
Kevin E.
Reservation seemed unnecessarily inflexible. Was a little confusing when asked how long we would use the table since much of that I depends on the speed of the service. Food was good, but prices were a little high. The main problem was the air conditioning was inadequate and we were sweating at the table because it was so hot. The heat and some flies made the meal uncomfortable.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 24, 2022
Josette K.
My husband ordered a glass of wine, a Montepulciano. They said they were out of it so he had to choose another wine. Then he asked for a salad, but the restaurant was out of any kind of lettuce and salads in general!! Though they made up for that by giving us some free bread, it’s uncanny for a restaurant not to have salad!! That experience made our meal a lot less pleasant!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 05, 2021
Anne M.
Food was good...lamb that my husband ordered was rare..he had asked for well done...you had no gluten free pasta...if you are going to offer many pasta dishes, having gluten free pasta is really important...service was ok...waitress pretty uninterested in serving...but we left her a big tip anyway , just young and inexperienced...