The Salt Cellar: A subterranean seafood sanctuary

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Celebrating over 50 years of operation, The Salt Cellar stands as a landmark restaurant in the southern part of Scottsdale. Its presence is subtle from the street, marked only by a modest a-frame structure. However, once guests enter and descend three levels into the heart of the restaurant, they find themselves in a unique dining space that combines intimacy with elegance.

The Salt Cellar prides itself on serving fish of the highest quality, sourced daily from across the globe, ensuring freshness and exceptional taste.

The atmosphere inside The Salt Cellar is both romantic and welcoming, featuring candlelit tables draped with fine linens, creating a sophisticated yet unpretentious ambiance. Richard Huie, the owner, positions The Salt Cellar as an upscale dining experience that has thrived for a long time, credited in part to being among the first in the Valley to specialize in importing fresh seafood.

“Check, Please! Arizona” guest Tracey Dodrill raved about the Escargot en Caps, describing it as “absolutely phenomenal” with a “tasty” blend of garlic and olive oil that perfectly complements the mushroom caps.

Another guest, John Reina, praised the crab cakes for their authentic East Coast flavor and judicious use of breading, declaring them “delicious and not overbreaded.” Reina further endorsed The Salt Cellar as the quintessential venue for a romantic dinner.

Restaurant address: 550 N Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Phone number: (480) 947-1963


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