Lunch at Saltie Girl

Back in Boston yet again! Although I’ve been to this city several times, this was the first time I was truly able to check out a handful of restaurants and bars as I pleased. After the shortest flight ever and checking in to my hotel, I was ready for some grub. I made my way to Saltie Girl for lunch and cocktails. This charming little restaurant serves up a variety of raw, canned, and fried seafood, as well as fresh and smoked fish.

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Lunch at Saltie Girl

It was early Friday afternoon before work let out and I was able to grab a seat in the middle of the counter that spans the majority of the cozy space. There are a few booths as well. My server, Lehena, was super friendly and helpful with the menu. Everything sounded really good.

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Menu

In addition to food, I had to sip on a drink or two. I ordered the Grapefruit cocktail made with vodka, elderflower, aperol, and lemon. Cool, fresh, and tasty.

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Bar Area
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Grapefruit

As tempting as the large dishes were, I decided to try a couple smaller dishes. I ordered the Snow Crab Toast. A thick hearty slice of toast is topped with perfectly sliced avocado, pistachios, stracciatella cheese, and plenty of snow crab.

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Snow Crab Toast

This was avocado toast brought to a whole nother level! It was delicious! The creamy avocado, crunchy bits of pistachio, and mounds of fresh snow crab were a delightful combination.

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Lots of Crab

I also looked over the seafood bar menu. Lehena briefly went over the types of oysters and Bluefin Tuna they were offering. I was tempted yet again with the toro from Spain, but I had a sushi dinner lined up later that night. I went with a half dozen oysters, half were Bristol Bay and the other half Spinney Creek.

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Seafood Bar Selection

The oysters were extremely fresh and served with grated horseradish, cocktail sauce, and their housemade mignonette and hot sauce. So good!

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Yummy Oysters
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Fresh Horseradish

The place started to fill up quickly. I was just about finished, but wanted to try one more cocktail. The Pineapple is listed as a drink for two, but I asked Lehena if she could make a single serving. She glady obliged.

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Full House

It was tasty and not too sweet, made with Elyx vodka, lemongrass, yuzu, and citrus soda. Another solid cocktail.

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Pineapple
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Counter

Once you’re finished with your meal, you get a cool little towelette to clean your hands.

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Instant Wet Towel
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Oyster Bar

I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at Saltie Girl. I really liked the relaxed ambiance and intimate counter where you can watch the dishes and cocktails being prepared. Service was excellent and Lehena was so welcoming. I only tried a tiny bit of their offerings and would love to return for the other dishes I’ve heard so much about, like their Saltie Girl Burger and Fried Lobster & Waffles. You better believe I’ll be back!


Saltie Girl
281 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-0691

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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