Monday, April 2, 2018



This restaurant has been on my radar ever since I went to Watershed for the first time and glanced in the windows.  The menu looked enticing, but somehow going there wasn't a priority - - - until now.

Wanting to try a place I hadn't been before, I made a reservation here at last and headed their with friends.


1820 Peachtree Road NW
Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404.382.8088

Their menu (taken from their website):

“ga caviar service” 24
cornmeal blini, smoked trout fromage, UGA caviar

shishito peppers, bonito, lemon, shoyu aioli 8 gf
deviled farm eggs, “angry” pickle, bacon, sriracha 6 gf ratio bakery bread & house churned butter3v bruleed fig, whipped blue, prosciutto 7
pimento cheese, rarebit style 7 v
butterbean “guacamole”, radish, lemon 7 v ***
salmon “poke” taco, sesame aioli, roe 5 each raw oysters on the 1/2 shell gf *
house hot sauce, smoked pepper mignonette 16/32 ahi tuna tartare
kimchi, miso aioli, chile peanuts 16 gf * grilled octopus “nicoise”
green bean, tomato, olive, lemon 16 gf crispy GA shrimp “cocktail”
horseradish, pickled tomato, fennel 15 gf crispy gulf oyster “rockefeller” parmesan-spinach puree, guanciale, fennel, lemon 14
steak tartare, romesco, egg yolk, blue cheese * 15
crispy duck confit
southern fried cabbage, mustard jus 14 gf shrooms on toast, sausage, brandy cream, thyme 12 spr mntn chicken liver pate
blueberry-bacon jam, brioche 12
smoked pork empanadas
thick pickle, spicy house bbq 6 ea
nashville h ot quail
vegetable escabeche, buttered brioche 14 muscadine glazed pork belly
spiced squash puree, apple, radish 16
{salads/veggies }
flash fried kale chips, agrodolce, pecans 8 gf/v smoked beet salad
carrot puree,curried pine nuts, feta 10 gf/v heirloom tomato,
fromage blanc, tahini vin, chickpeas 14 gf/v
for the table
hand cut fettucine 19
lamb & beef ragu, parm, herbs
shrimp and lemon linguine 21
ga white shrimp, saffron, shellfish broth
chicken liver ravioli 18 waypoint fondue, radish, lemon
seared benne- crusted tuna 28
roasted root vegetables, soy-mirin butter
pan roasted scallops
tonnato sauce, shaved squash, tomato oil 6/each gf pan roasted stuffed carolina trout
fennel, peppers, potatoes, persillade 26
grilled lamb loin
faro & quinoa tabbouleh, harissa vin 18 saltyard steak frites 13 per person
horseradish cream, chimmichurri,local lettuce gf 16oz 32 day dry aged CAB ribeye 42
marsala butter, shrooms, thyme gf sides
grilled corn “street cart style” cotija, lime aioli 9 gf/v crispy okra
smoked tomato coulis, blue cheese 9 v
summer squash
miso, eggplant , pecan, yuzu ,shiso 9 gf/v
{cheese / charcuterie}
chef’s choice of 3 regional/housemade cheeses
+ 3 local/housemade charcuterie
...with ale mustard, pickled egg, pickled vegetables, seasonal chutney, house cheese crackers
{ sweets– 7}
chocolate crackle cookies & spiced milk
add bourbon +$5
lemon & ginger panna cotta
peaches, biscuit crumble
sweet corn donuts
corn glaze, corn cream, caramel popcorn
“the elvis”
peanut butter mousse, bruleed banana, marshmallow, buttered croutons, cane syrup

Here was the menu we were provided:

We arrived around 6:30pm on a Friday night, and it was quiet, but by the time 7:00pm rolled around there wasn't a seat available.

We walked in and were greeted immediately by the hostess who then seated us quickly and provided menus.  


Our server (Jessica) promptly showed up after that and took our drink orders.  The only specialty drink that was ordered was this one called GOLDFINGER:

I substituted vodka for gin here, but it was lemon vodka, elderflower tonic and lemon - SO SO GOOD and refreshing on a warm evening!

We decided to grab a sampling of small plates for the table, and all of their dishes are prepared and intended to be enjoyed by the entire table.

We quickly chose a "special" appetizer that were offering that night - a beef carpaccio:

This dish was the ONLY one that wasn't a home run for us.

We loved the flavors of this dish, but not the texture of the beef.  It wasn't pounded or shaved thin enough, so we had to struggle a bit to cut the meat (not my idea of ideal carpaccio).  But the combination of shaved horseradish and candied beets with the schmear were amazing.

We then had 6 oysters on the half shell.  These were from Virginia and were outstanding.  LOVED their mignonette and crackers as well!  And they served them with a dropper of their house made hot sauce that was out of this world!

 We then chose their smoked salmon dish.  It was a riff on a bagel with lox and was fabulous.  The crispy capers put it over the top as well as the picked red onions.  We all agreed that we could have easily ordered another round of this dish!

Next we tried their octopus.  Just amazing - in fact, it was the best octopus dish I've sampled in the city!

Grilled octopus with chorizo, chick peas, a white sauce with onion puree and radishes - amazing!  And the watercress was a nice touch as were the hot(ish) red peppers - perfect to offset the creamy richness of the soubise.
Then we tried their mushroom small plate.  This rich delectable dish was to die for.  We left nothing!

Mushroom assortment on toast with sausage, brandy cream and thyme:

And we needed something healthy and crunchy accompany the rich dishes, so we went with their beautiful veggie pad thai salad.  My picture doesn't do this dish justice - it was perfection:

In closing, we had a fabulous time at Saltyard!  The atmosphere is fun (definitely an industrial chic vibe), but the food is what will bring us back.  Each dish was carefully thought out and well-executed.

I can't write a review of Saltyard without mentioning the service - our server, Jessica, was fantastic.  She was attentive, made great suggestions and was friendly and warm.  Cannot wait to return!