Salt House San Francisco

Last night Kontera Technology took us to the Salt House restaurant for a mega 11 course tasting menu. Salt House is San Francisco’s newest hot spot. The 75 seat restuarant is housed in an old printing press warehouse built in the 1930’s. Salt House serves contemporary American fare ranging from raw bar plateaus to house made charcuterie, appetizers and heartier main course.

Salt House is alway packed with diners and is very noisy when the place is full. The sound level is probably increased due to the sound echoing brick walls and windows. You have to talk very loud if you want to make sure the people at your table hears you. I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re looking for a quiet romantic evening. However, for our party of five, who just wanted to kick back and relax after a full day of Ad:Tech, Salt House was near perfect. And so was their food.

Our 11 course dinner started with oysters on the half shell and ended with chocolate malt Bavarian cake for dessert. Dinner lasted nearly three hours from start to finished. I’ll have to walk the entire show floor at least 10 times to work it off. Enjoy the photos. Hope it doesn’t make you too hungry.


60 thoughts on “Salt House San Francisco”

  1. John, how does it feel to have a better Alexa rank than ShoeMoney? Although, I see you went from 5k to 17k… ouch!

    1. Alexa rankings don’t mean that much when you have almost 24K rss readers.

      1. The ranking game still gets some peoples attention. That is why http://www.45n5.com is successful. People want to know how they measure up. In the process while everyone is checking their own stats, they visit the top sites and generate even more traffic. Just like the rich get richer, the top traffic getters get more traffic.

        1. DeboHobo says:

          So what is the appropriate way to measure a blogs value and worth if all the traditional measurements are thrown out the window.

          1. Wonder what those “traditional” measurements are. A value to a site without the real stats provided from the webmaster all are “guess-it”. But you can collect a heap of date and presume that the value of a site is X or XL (including, pagerank, alexa ranking, rss readers etc)

        2. I’ve never been able to get my site ranked on that blog. I don’t know why. I do have online income, quite a decent amount, I do have PR/Alexa/Technorati… but still no joy… Could someone tell me why? 😐

    2. Ed Lau says:

      Rankings like that don’t mean a thing anymore. PageRank, Alexa, Technorati…all went out the window.

      1. Shawn Knight says:

        Agreed. Alexa is total garbage. I did a case study on it a few years back and was able to get into the top 20k easily.

        1. Ashley says:

          In a nut shell, how did you get your Alexa ranking up? I agree it’s not worth too much, but some advertisers still look at it and a higher ranking could only help.

          1. Robert says:

            I’m been moving up quickly in Alexa. I just strive to get link backs and SEO traffic.

      2. Ashley says:

        How did you get your ranking up so quickly? I agree it’s not really worth much, but some advertisers still look at it.

    3. SiteHoppers says:

      Yeah, John’s Alexa rankings are really not that important, it’s what he “does” with the traffic that’s amazing…

      On the side note John, next time you are in SF (or if you are still here…), I gotta take you out to “the best sushi” in town called Oyaji’s. A drunken sushi master from Japan runs the joint and everybody who lives in San Francisco knows he is the best chef in town. This guy only opens at night and gets drunk the whole time he makes sushi. I got my motivation from going to this guy’s restaurant when I used to live a block away.

      Here’s directions if you are staying another night and feel like some authentic sushi and sake from the master:

      http://www.yelp.com/biz/oyaji-restaurant-san-francisco

    4. Googlelady says:

      It seems that shoemoney also have been suffered from the alexa ranking change. They have an announcement, I posted about it

    5. Sha says:

      Eh, I’m always reading that Alexa ranking doesn’t mean anything because the stats are wrong most of the time.

    6. bob says:

      johns alexa ranking makes a LOT more sense now. He was in the top 3000 before, which is ridiculous. He gets decent traffic, but not top 3000 site traffic.

    7. MR. NICE GUY says:

      Hahaha Alexa ranking is nothin with the present bulk of visitors JOhn gets everyday. By the way I like the food at Salt House basing on your photos. sounds great, tastes even better..hhmmm πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

      1. MR. NICE GUY says:

        John CHow is not using his KOntera content link here but he’s still getting $1000 per month…amazing πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      2. Dr. Teeth says:

        You are right!
        I don’t think John even cares about Alexa or Google PR

  2. Hey John, I saw you tweet this and was hoping you’d write about this. Looks delicious.

    1. Life on Mars says:

      Yeah, I am looking forward his comment on alexa change.

    2. Robert says:

      Those oysters look phenomenal, as does the tuna.

      1. It seems like John has a thing for oysters. They’re kinda slimy to me.

  3. Gyutae Park says:

    Wow, those scallops look delicious. I’ll have to check this place out next time I’m in SF.

    Also, I heard that you mistook Max Lee for me at Ad Tech. Pretty cool that people are wearing around my WTW t-shirts… πŸ˜€

    1. Gyutae Park says:

      How appropriate… Looks like Kontera is turning “scallops” into an ad.

  4. Paolo U says:

    Mouth watering!

  5. Ashley says:

    How much of that stuff did you eat yourself?

    1. Sha says:

      Good question. I’d probably only be able to eat maybe two or three of those & then dessert.

  6. Michael Kwan says:

    Looks like a nice dinner. The 11-course tasting menu sure gives you a fair bit of variety compared to the three courses you get during Dine Out Vancouver.

  7. layman says:

    Ranking?? Who cares about ranking. I just want to eat this delicious, tantalizing foods.

    1. I agree layman ….the food looked incredible.

  8. John the mega 11 course tasting menu looked very tasting. I am confused why the west coast serves oysters on the half shell. I live in Myrtle Beach and oysters should be shucked. The best part of eating oysters is the opening process. Just like the best part of the blog is adding content. By skipping one process of the oyster eating ….the palette does not get the full flavor.

    You are A real super hero………SuperChow

    1. Dr. Teeth says:

      We have seen Super man, spider man, he man; now see Super Hero 😯

  9. I love delicious food like this one, getting hungry.

  10. That all looks pretty yummy. Its nice that you can go out and review other establishments instead of staying strictly online. Great post!

  11. Chetan says:

    I always get to see your updates more earlier than this blog in twitter. Good pics and the food seems to be a delicacy. Kontera coming with anything new lately?

  12. joshuaun says:

    it looks like yummy yummy!!!!!=)
    but salt let think imagine about sedom the place…….. 😯

  13. Paolo U says:

    What I would have to give up to be in your place?

  14. Robertlam18 says:

    Wow it is nice to be a successful Internet Entrepreneur. You get invited to nice dinner everywhere you go.

    Those oysters look good. I haven’t had a decend dinner lately since my wife went home.

    http://www.swearpidia.com

    1. Dr. Teeth says:

      don’t you know to cook?
      learn from John

  15. windows says:

    I am glad this is just a picture and not in front of me because it would be gone!!! :mrgreen:

  16. Sha says:

    The 8th meal looks delicious. And the last dessert looks tasty as hell.

    I still hate oysters though. Ew.

  17. Hannah says:

    The oysters look familiar…. are you sure you’re not still in Whistler?

    Haha just kidding, that meal does look absolutely incredible! Very, very nice of Kontera to do that for all of you!

  18. pennyblogger says:

    the deserts look amazing! the rest though i wouldn’t touch.. i don’t like seafood, and i like meat but only when it’s cooked. still a nice gesture from kontera mind you, and since i’m not the one eating it, what does it matter!?

  19. Joy Smith says:

    Wow. It all looks yummy. Makes me hungry. We don’t have any good places for dishes like that around here. I miss stuff like that. Those oysters really look good!

  20. Quite nice pictures πŸ™‚

  21. kellex says:

    I’d say I’m fairly hungry after looking at those scallops. Damn. 😯

  22. Dr. Teeth says:

    woohoo, the pics looks so fruity.
    I wish Kontera call me sometime later

  23. InfoDoorway says:

    Your pictures made me hungry! Nice rare meat and awesome looking oysters. If it weren’t 3,000 miles away I would go there! :mrgreen:

    1. Dr. Teeth says:

      lol, you wud go and eat John’s meat πŸ™„

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        hehe I won’t resist either .. the food look pretty good.

  24. james says:

    I cant imagine eating for 3 whole hours. For me the most is 15 minutes tops. LOL

  25. Dr. Teeth says:

    3 hours, my goodness!
    I think John was deeply involved in something, a conversation or flirting, thats the reason it took 3 hours for eating.

  26. Harold says:

    Oh man NOTHING says class like the douche bag at the other table taking flash photography of every item on the table…

  27. Travis says:

    Salt House. Nice. Next time you go, let me know. I’ll tell Mitch Rosenthal to come over to say hey. πŸ˜‰

  28. Syed Balkhi says:

    wow john 11 course dinner ?? Are you planning on gaining some weight?

  29. Wade says:

    Kontera took you out to dinner! I don’t know about the rest of the food as I don’t like seafood, but the dessert looks great!

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  30. david cheong says:

    Wow those are really indeed a nice dish. Wonder when will be a time for me to go try out the oyster. πŸ™‚

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