Saltie Girl was inspired by Kathy Sidell’s childhood, growing up on the East Coast with her Dad, giving her a deep affinity for the saltiness of the sea and the fruit it bears.
Over the years of traveling, Kathy has discovered high-quality fish in tins, jars, smoked, and amazing and local seafood. Saltie Girl ultimately reflects a way of life and a passion for eating nature’s bounty.
The restaurant focuses on globally sustainable iterations of fresh fish and seafood, whether it be fried, sauteed, raw, house-potted, smoked, or in tins, and mindfully sources pristine and sustainable seafood.
Check out some of my favorite menu items at Saltie Girl!
THE BEST BITES.
When dining at Saltie Girl, you must try the Blue Hill Bay Moules Frites, the Fried Lobster & Waffles, the Saltie Girl Burger, as well as the Heirloom Tomato Salad.
- The Blue Hill Moules Frites is served with white wine, garlic, butter, lemon, herbs, as well as parmesan fries.
- The Fried Lobster & Waffles is delicious all day, but also the perfect brunch item, served with sweet corn butter and a spicy maple syrup.
- The Saltie Girl Burger is served with a 3-beef blend, gruyere, avocado, fried lobster, house cured pork belly, angry sauce, as well as French fries.
- And for something lighter, the Heirloom Tomato salad is served with mixed heirloom tomatoes, whipped ricotta, oak smoked olive oil, aged balsamic, basil, and puffed fried grains.
For sides, be sure to order the Fried Artichokes as well as the King Trumpet Mushrooms.
- The Fried Artichokes are served with za’atar spicy yogurt, chili honey, feta, dill, and upland cress.
- And the King Trumpet Mushrooms are served roasted and grilled, with caramelized pearl onions, fried quinoa, Thumbelina carrots, kale sprouts, and black garlic molasses.
For dessert, you cannot miss out on the Chocolate Caramel Tart or the Brown Butter Apricot Almond Cake.
- The Chocolate Caramel Tart is served with bittersweet chocolate, salted caramel, chocolate sauce, and cocoa crumbs.
- And the Brown Butter Apricot Almond Cake is served with apricot jam, frangipane, toasted almonds, and vanilla ice cream.
If you are dining just for brunch, served Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm, try the Banana Acai Smoothie, the Saltie Girl Clam Chowder, the Spaghettie alle Vongole con Pesto, or the Smoked Salmon Flatbread.
- The Banana Acai Smoothie is mixed with banana, acai, yogurt, agave, and wheat germ.
- The Saltie Girl Clam Chowder, a New England favorite, is served with potato, celery, bacon, and fried clams.
- The Spaghetti alle Vongole con Pesto is served with manila clams, tinned cockles, parmigiano Reggiano, chili, and cashew pesto.
- And the Smoked Salmon Flatbread is served with crème fraiche, red onions, chives, egg whites and yolk, with the option to add smoked trout roe or American caviar.
THE SEASIDE SIPS.
For cocktails, some of my favorites include the Pineapple, Prickly Pear, Grapefruit, the Burnt Orange, and the Bitter.
- The Pineapple is mixed with Reposado, cinnamon, and lemon, and is the perfect mix of citrusy and sweet.
- The Prickly Pear is mid with tequila, lime, and Saltie Girl Rose – an all-time favorite!
- The Burnt Orange is mixed with Tanqueray, amaro, and black walnut. And the Bitter is available for one or two, mixed with rye, cognac, and gentian amaro.
For brunch, be sure to try the Saltie Girl Bloody Mary or the Mimosa bar if you are with a group. The Saltie Girl Bloody Mary is served with an oyster, and the Mimosa Bar can be served with prosecco or with champagne depending on the group’s preference.
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