Saltbox Restaurant San Diego at Hotel Palomar, Downtown by the Gaslamp
Bountiful. Fun. Creative. San Diego is at the forefront of the country's dining scene. From famed local farms to a strong craft cocktail movement and award-winning breweries, San Diego is the place to come to taste the latest; and Saltbox Dining & Drinking is the hottest new kid on the block.
Saltbox celebrates the art of food and the cocktail in sleek style. Immersed in the city's vibrant cocktail culture, Saltbox raises the bar with its gastro-lounge approach, featuring fresh, farm-to-table ingredients. Here, a deceptively simple menu takes on a spirited focus with skillful food and drink pairings. This is synergy.
Our cocktail list alone runs the gamut from Prohibition-era classics to Saltbox originals, all made with the best ingredients and a skilled hand. We also feature one of the region's largest selections of rums and tequilas, and wine and local beer offerings that are equally strong and smart.
Executive Chef Simon Dolinky
Dolinky's journey started with childhood trips to the Madison, Wisconsin farmers' market, where the dedication to fresh produce struck a very young nerve. His career started in Milwaukee under the tutelage of James Beard Award-winning chef Sanford D'Amato, followed by immersive culinary experiences in Madrid and New Orleans. When it was time to chart a new course, Dolinky set his sites on Southern California specifically for the organic small farm movement that was and still thrives here.
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Mixologist Erin Williams
The Los Angeles native left Hollywood for New York, taking a job at the Pegu Club, called "The Best Bar in the World" by people who would know. Williams learned the art of cocktails and job of bartending from Pegu's award-winning mixologist Audrey Saunders. She emerged as an expert in her own right, winning the regional award in the 2007 Finlandia Vodka Cup, then being selected as a Cointreau Brand Ambassador and mixologist.
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- Breakfast at Saltbox (Mezzanine level):
- Daily, 7 - 10:30am
- Brunch at the Bar (Lobby level):
- Sat - Sun,
10:30am - 2pm
- Lunch at the Bar (Lobby level):
- Mon - Fri,
11:30am - 2pm
- Dinner at Saltbox (Mezzanine level):
- Tues - Sat,
5:30pm - 10pm
- Dinner at the Bar (Lobby level):
- Daily (including Sun and Mon), 5:30pm 10pm
- Daily, 11:30am-11pm
(Weekends may extend to 12 am)