Seattle >Salty's On Alki Beach Seafood Grill
"This view is not only the best in Seattle, this is one of the world's great view restaurants," says a local critic. We offer fresh Northwest seafood, Maine lobster, USDA Prime charbroiled steaks, world-famous salmon and halibut, oysters and clams from local beaches, pasta, chicken and salads. To complement your meal, order wine from an extensive list of outstanding Northwest and world-class selections. Our Saturday/Sunday brunch is a Citysearch award-winner. Join us for the best happy hour in Seattle! Experience Seattle's Best Seafood! …
Food was okay, but service was really bad.
The place had the best views of downtown Seattle. However the service was really bad and not just at our table. At the tables adjacent to ours as well.
Had to wait for an hour after our appetizers to get the entrees. Never asked if we wanted more to drink or even filled water. Could not find the waiter at all. When the Dessert option came he said it's on me and then he put it in the bill. This was on a weekday, not crowded at all. We were very disappointed.
Food is okay, but service really poor...Expect to be there at least 3 hours. You may get out of a swanky fine dining place faster...
Best Brunch Ever Had!.
While I haven't been to a brunch in a while, I had my fair share of brunch experiences in the past. However, none of them compared with Salty's. We went there last Sunday to celebrate a special occasion and it turned out that we picked the right place.
The service was outstanding (beginning with the greeting), the restaurant is beautiful and the view spectacular. And, the food is simply amazing! The selection is tremendous and everything is fresh and tastes delicious. The two minor complains I have are: I would have loved to see some different fresh breads and jams (I am a bread & jam person) and, secondly, I wish I had six stomachs like a cow...
Highly recommended - you will not regret it.
Amazing Brunch!. As a newcomer to Seattle from NYC, I am a foodie on a mission. I like to discover the new spots, the hot spots and the unknowns. In this case I was told that I should check out Salty's for the view, the ride across the sound and the brunch. For many it is easy to create a brunch so I thought dinner first. If it is good, then Brunch. I was not disappointed on either count. I went for dinner and found my steak ("Fun Guy") to be of good quality, the caesar salad crisp and flavorful, the seafood chowder with Sherry quite good and the service (Macenzie) spot on. This lead to my interest in going to Salty's for brunch a week later (10/12/08). With the dinner having been of good quality and taste I had expectations for the brunch. Those expectations were met. Amazing spread, good quality, good service and price appropriate. I will tell you that you would not go wrong utilizing this brunch for an event or for a periodic stop for local product and quality eats. In addition, if you happen to get there on a day when Macenzie is working, you would not be disappointed by the quality of service you receive.
Perfect food, service and ambience without an ounce of pretense.. I could write a book about how great everything was. The seafood was super fresh (i would almost think that they caught it to order) and everything was perfectly cooked (except for the raw oysters ; ). I ate the best crab legs I've ever had. The filet mignon with truffle oil was incredible as was the potato that came with it. The wine selection was also fantastic. The view was so amazing that I had trouble concentrating. The service was perfect. Professional and courteous. When the bill came, considering what we got, I was very pleased with the prices. Definitely worth every cent.
Great Sunday Buffet. I highly recommend the Sunday brunch buffet. Lots of different items to choose from, feels like a Vegas buffet yet with much higher quality food. Dinner tends to be a little on the expensive side, so I'd stick with the Sunday buffet.
Bad service, O.K. food. My friends and I were there on Sunday 8/10 for brunch. We haven't been there for 2 years so we were excited to eat good food with a view and no kids (our children) to bother us. We were seated promptly but our waitress was slow to greet us. In addition, she was very unfriendly when we ask to refill our coffee. We noticed she was extremely talkative to tables next to us but very short with us. The food was o.k. I am very dissapointed in the service as well as the food. I did voice my opinion in the survey and decided to voice my thoughts here too. It is time for me as well as my friends to go somewhere else especially for $38.75 per person!!!!
Wet Dog Smell..........
My wife and I as well as friends go to Salty's on Alki several times a year for the Sunday brunch. The experience is usually enjoyable and the food is excellent. This last trip this past Sunday 7/20 was not worth the $320 bill that we had.
#1 -- The downstairs dining room (South side) near the dessert table smelled like wet dog. We were seated directly next to the dessert table and for the hour and a half we were there watched 3 children continually play with the food getting their grubby little hands over everything. While it shouldn't be the responsibility of the staff to babysit these kids they were disrupting our table the majority of the meal. The kids parents were obviously too stupid or tired to exercise any supervision. While I felt for the wait staff the manager should have had the cajones to tell the parents to control their kids or they would be tossed into the Puget Sound.
#2 The majority of the food was cold. Still tasted decent but for $38 a plate kind of expect the food to be at least warm.
This is the first poor experience I've had there. I've never had a problem paying the high prices because the food and experience were worth it but this time I left the place thinking that I probably should start trying some other brunch venues.
Great Drinks, Too Expensive.
The drinks were perfect! You could easily get smashed without knowing it.
The appetizer's were great. Try the Oyster shooters those are different but very good.
The dungenous crab was bland... I liked the appetizers better.
Brunch is great but Dinner is even better!. I've been going to Salty's for Brunch for many years. My family just loves it. My husband isn't much of a seafood fan but that doesn't stop him from enjoying it just as much as the rest of us. There are so many fresh choices, YUM! I recently decided to try them out for dinner. It was even better than brunch. Service was perfect, as usual, not snobby or corny. The view was of course amazing but the food.... Fantastic! I had these seared scallops that blew me away. So good I went back the next week because I had to have them again. Skip the coconut prawn app, because you can get those anywhere. Oh and if it's still on the specials menu, you have to try the gazpacho with Dungeness crab!! I?ll be back for more of that too!
Washed up and tired, worst brunch experience....
We will not be back!!! We made reservations as recommended for Brunch last weekend. When we arrived 5 minutes early, we were told that it would be half an hour wait. So we waited, waited and waited. No offering of water or anyting in that heat!!! The staff seemed to be running around, never engaging and annoyed with everyone who was there. When we finally satt down to try and eat, the majority of the food was cold, my wife asked the server if we could heat up the food on our plates in the microwave, and he seemed put out by the request. Cold and bland food shouldn't even be nominated for the best of!!!!
The restaurant is dirty, dusty and needs some desparate attention to detail. The area where the buffet is located is covered with grease and just gross. For that much money, we'd rather battle the tourists on the waterfront in some of the newer restaurants.....
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