Salt’s Cure, Los Angeles may not have the flair of other trendy LA restaurants, but the food speaks for itself. Tucked into the West Hollywood scene is a deceptively modest restaurant with a bare aesthetic and a seemingly humble menu scrawled on a blackboard: Raw beef. Blackened albacore. Goat chops. Straight to the point, yes. The food however, is far from basic. Cleverly so, large portions and “hunks” of everything meat is the specialty at Salty’s Cure. Chefs Chris Phelps and Zak Walters may lure you in with the promise of a carnivore’s dream but they have something much more distinct.
Straight-ahead flavors and simple presentation.
Every meal at Salt’s Cure includes ingredients grown and raised in California, all of which are carefully butchered and crafted in house. Despite the simple aesthetic, every detail is carefully placed from the food to the drinks. The award-winning wine list is carefully crafted to make for excellent wine-and-food pairings. And of course, all of the wine is from California and produced either organically and/or biodynamically by small producers.
Salt’s Cure manages to find complexity in simplicity while opting to showcase flavor through straightforward preparation. The open kitchen and laid-back concept makes the restaurant friendly and engaging. Charming and relaxed. There is a dedication to offering honest food that supports the local community, and the principle that “if it’s not within six hours of the restaurant, it’s not on the plate”. This restaurant is one not overlooked on Santa Monica Boulevard.