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Salt Creek Grille - Rumson

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Iron Skillet Cornbread
Cast Iron Skillet-Baked, Honey Butter. Takes 15 Minutes to Prepare
Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
Sea Salt, Fried Rosemary, Malt Vinegar, House-Made Onion Dip
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Spinach, Artichokes, Garlic, Asiago Cheese, Cream, Tortilla Chips
Buttermilk-Marinated, Fried Crisp, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce, Grilled Lemon
Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
Horseradish-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped, Chipotle Honey
Ahi Tuna Stack
Sashimi Style, Avocado, Cucumber, Wasabi, Ginger Soy
Ahi Poke
Sashimi Grade Tuna, Red Onion, Toasted Pine Nuts, Cucumber, Furikake Won Ton, Sushi Rice
Beets & Goat Cheese
Roasted Beets, Wine-Poached Pears, Wild Baby Arugula, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Dijon Vinaigrette Sauce
PEI Mussels
Garlic, Shallots, White Wine, Chorizo & Tomato Broth, Toasted Focaccia
Chef's Soup
Chef's Daily Selection. Available in Cup
Cup $8.0
Lobster Bisque
Maine Lobster, Cream, Sherry, Tarragon
Add Grilled Chicken +$5, Salmon or Shrimp +$9, Flat Iron Steak +$11
Caesar Over Mesquite
Shaved Asiago, Focaccia Croutons, Mesquite-Grilled Romaine, Caesar Dressing. Classic Caesar Available
Salt Creek House
Baby Greens, Fuji Apples, Gorgonzola, Candied Walnuts, Roma Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Wedge
Chilled Iceberg Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onion, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Blue Affinee Cheese Dressing
Fried Chicken & Spinach Salad
Honey-Battered, Fried Chicken Breast, Baby Spinach, Frisée, Fuji Apples, Hard-Boiled Egg, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Toasted Cashews & Walnuts, Aged White Cheddar, Dried Cranberries, Dijon Vinaigrette
Pear & Goat Cheese Salad
Phyllo-Wrapped Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens, Wine-Poached Pears, Roma Tomatoes, Roasted Cauliflower, Candied Walnuts, Sherry Vinaigrette
Superfood Salad
Toasted Quinoa, Shredded Broccoli, Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Beets, Dried Cranberries, Fuji Apples, Feta, Lime Vinaigrette
Additions / Substitutions: Customizing any Burger with Gluten-Free Bun, Avocado, Bacon, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, or Fried Egg +$2. Substitute a Mesquite-Grilled Chicken Breast or Vegetable Patty on any Burger or Sandwich
Mesquite-Grilled, Fresh-Ground Chuck, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles, King's Hawaiian Sweet Bun, Asiago Garlic Fries
Creek Burger
Ground Short Rib, Chuck & Brisket, Arugula, Aged White Cheddar, House Spread, Caramelized Onion & Bacon Jam, King's Hawaiian Sweet Bun, Truffle Asiago Fries
Stuffed "Blues" Burger
Gorgonzola-Stuffed, Fresh-Ground Chuck, Arugula, Fried Onions, Tomato, Blue Cheese Aioli, King's Hawaiian Sweet Bun, Asiago Garlic Fries
French Dip
Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Caramelized Onions, Swiss, Horseradish Cream, Grinder Roll, Au Jus, Asiago Garlic Fries
Seared Ahi Sandwich
Blackened Ahi, Seared Rare, Avocado, Tomato, Daikon Sprouts, Wasabi Mayo, King's Hawaiian Sweet Bun, Salt Creek House Salad
Line-Caught Market Fish
Filleted In-House Daily, Choice of Preparation, Citrus Brown Rice, Farmer's Seasonal Vegetables
Citrus Glazed Jumbo Shrimp
Wood-Fired White Shrimp, Baby Tomatoes, Citrus Segments, Kale, Garlic, Avocado Mousse, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Oven-Roasted Faroe Island Salmon
Served Medium-Rare, Ponzu Sauce, Citrus Brown Rice, Toasted Cashew Baby Spinach
Chilean Sea Bass
Pan-Seared, Shallot-Crusted, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Farmer's Seasonal Vegetables
Double Crab Cake $39.0
Crab Cake Dinner
Pan-Seared Maryland Blue Crab Cake, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce, Kale Slaw, Fried Capers, Asiago Garlic Fries
Add 6 ounce Lobster Tail to any item +$19
Double-Cut Grille Pork Chop
Bourbon-Cherry Jus, Corn & Scallion Spoon Bread, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Caramelized Shallots & Kale Hash
Steak Frites
Mesquite-Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Grilled Tomatoes, Béarnaise, Asiago Garlic Fries
Braised Short Rib Rigatoni
Slow-Braised Beef Short Rib, Rigatoni Pasta, Butternut Squash, Roasted Mushrooms, Creamed Horseradish, Prosciutto Crumble
Mesquite-Grilled Baby Back Ribs
Wood-Fired, Salt Creek Grille BBQ Sauce, Kale Slaw, Asiago Garlic Fries
Coffee-Encrusted New York Strip
Blue Affinee Cheese, Bourbon Caramel, Arugula, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Wood-Fired Filet Mignon
Demi-Glace, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Farmer's Seasonal Vegetables
Slow-Roasted Half Chicken
Herb-Crusted, Herb Jus, Creamy Mascarpone Polenta, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Caramelized Shallots, Kale
Chicken & Prosciutto Pasta
Bucatini Pasta, Diced Wood-Fired Chicken, Prosciutto, Cherry Tomatoes, Shallots, Baby Spinach, Chorizo, Goat Cheese Béchamel
Roasted Portobello
Balsamic-Marinated, Roasted Beets, Butternut Squash & Kale Hash, Truffle Red Wine Vegetable Jus
Cauliflower Steak
Oven Roasted, Red Quinoa, Butternut Squash Purée, Toasted Cashew Tabbouleh, Chimichurri Sauce
All $7
Butternut Squash & Kale Hash
Farmer's Seasonal Vegetables
Toasted Cashew Baby Spinach
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potato
Asiago Garlic Fries
Citrus Brown Rice
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Caramelized Shallots & Kale
Creamy Mascarpone Polenta
Please allow 25 Minutes To Prepare
Chocolate Ganache Soufflé
US$40 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sunday evening and the restaurant was very crowded at 5:30. Nice table by the window with beautiful water view. Our waitress was excellent as were our drinks. 4 dinners choose ribs and one had the Cod Special. We discovered that you have options to substitute...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marjorie1754
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was at the bar with a couple of friends and the bartender Chris was the absolute best! Very knowledgeable about wines and made a great martini but really showed up when he told us about the “butter cake” dessert that was terrific.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank kevindominguez22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always loved Salt Creek. The food is great, the ambiance is great, and the service is great. Good bar. However, we went for Sunday Brunch. There were some good things, but overall the quality of the hot food was very low. We were embarrassed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cj81
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Went there for the Sunday brunch, food was very good but.... we were a group of 9 so we were only able to get in at 1:30. By the time we started to eat they were running out of food, specifically the tortellini and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Frenchies7
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We had gone when salt creek first took over the fisherman’s wharf. Wasn’t impressed at that time. Went back again last weekend —-good food quality pleasant and efficient service. Did not feel rushed though the place got packed while we were there

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Delores-nj
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Best brunch around. Fresh smoked fish, crab legs, shrimp and you can have your omelette anyway you want.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A special place. Great location right on the Navesink River where you have an excellent view of the marina, the waterway and all the way across to the homes on the hillside on the opposite side of the river. We were were early for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tundra37
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I've been here twice and each time my meal has been outstanding, and the views are nice at sunset if you get a window table (we did last night). I had the Double Cut Pork Chop which comes with roasted brussel sprouts. The Pork Chop...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank teoma1970
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Went here with my wife and we started with calamari, overcooked and full of oil, did not eat. Our server did not even ask why we did not eat the appetizer. I had the shrimp and it was unfortunate, but they were overcooked, a rookie...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rupsky
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Four of us stopped by Salt Creek for dinner last night. Three had Lobster Bisque to start and loved it. I had the Wedge Salad and it was excellent. Three had the spinach and grilled (substituted for fried) chicken dinner salads and proclaimed them wonderful....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fletch1946
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Fletch1946 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual. Bermudas are fine. Short shorts would be out of place. Cargo shorts would also.
Erin C
29 August 2016|
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Response from Maurs64 | Reviewed this property |
Not buffet style. It leans pricey but for the quality I found it worth it.
9 July 2016|
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Response from Barbar S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have happy hour every day from 4-6:30pm with 1/2 price appetizers & $1.00 off draft beer & cocktails. Also 1/2 price wines by the glass.
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