I just love trying new restaurants. Salt & Stone in Assembly Row is one that my friend Sara and I have been wanting to check out for a while. Yesterday, we finally made it there, and boy was it worth it!
Tell me more?
Salt & Stone is located in the same spot that previously housed MiDici. I didn’t know this when I went, but Salt & Stone is a rebrand of MiDici. It’s owned by Restaurateurs Sean and Sue Olson who were partners in the pizza restaurant. I had been to MiDici and really enjoyed their pizza. I was sorry to see it go, but after visiting their new restaurant, I’m sold!
From a recent Boston Globe article, Sean Olsen said about the food, “This is American comfort food at a higher level.” And where did the name come from? “Salt is the essence of flavor for all things, and stone is our resolve to get through COVID,” he explains.
What’s on the Salt + Stone menu?
Salt & Stone opened in February, and already has a great buzz from foodies. The menu is divided into sections: Raw + Fresh with shellfish and seafood platters; Start + Share where you can get charcuterie boards wings, deviled eggs, and a to-die-for cast iron baked brie; Foraged + Field that had some great salads I can’t wait to go back and try; Main + Seared that has steak, seafood, and chicken; Wood + Fire which has an assortment of flatbreads; Hold + Hearty is for the sandwich and burger lovers; and Twirl + Taste for pasta.
There are so many things that I wanted to try on the menu that it was hard to decide. Our incredible server Arianna was very helpful and made great recommendations.
Walking into the restaurant just feels good. It’s comfortable, vibrant, and fun. I loved the bright yellow and blue colors that were a beautiful contrast to the dark wood. It has a great bar, an enclosed outdoor seating area, and a private dining area. It’s a great place to go: with friends on the weekend, after work with co-workers, or to bring the family. Something for everyone.
I wanted to share what my friend Sara and I had, as well as some recommendations from other fans of the place. For more info and to make reservations, visit Salt + Stone’s website.