- Dress code: Casual dressy
- Full bar
- Reservations taken for parties of two to eight
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Salt Restaurant Review: As a child, Jason Ambrose learned that a sprinkling of salt could bring out the flavor in a piece of garden-fresh melon. A few decades later, Baltimore learned that a sprinkling of Jason Ambrose could bring savor, wit and imagination to the local dining scene. Ambrose has since turned over kitchen duties to Brian Lavin, but the new chef has wisely not meddled with this New American tavern’s upscaled, updated take on classic pub fare. The signature "slider" burger, for instance, is made of Wagyu beef, topped with foie gras; the fries are cooked in super-rich duck fat and accompanied by an aïoli trio. Seafood, especially the coriander-and-pepper-crusted tuna, is also first-rate. The tavern itself is clean-lined and handsome, with exposed brick walls, a granite bar, and jazzy art and music.