The 316marketplace.com team recently learned of the high standard of business ethics and Christian values at a newer restaurant in Northwest Omaha. Salt opened on memorial day and was quickly added to our list of Omaha Christian businesses up for review.
With its sleek and modern décor, your expectations rise significantly upon entering Salt 88 –as if they weren’t already high to begin with based on the level of quality found in sister restaurants, Hiro Sushi, Hiro 88 and Pana 88. The interior, with its clean lines and vibrant colors of burnt orange and dark aqua lead to an even more amazing patio, which boasts a stunning view of the neighboring golf course and a continuation of the bold style found inside.
Milton Yin created one of Omaha’s premier dining establishments in 2003 with Hiro, their exquisitely fresh Sushi has set the bar high for the standards of sushi found in Omaha ever since. However, the extraordinary level of quality is a constant throughout Milton’s culinary endeavors. It can be traced to back to his abnormally high and upstanding business ethics and his constant quest to treat his team members with dignity and respect and as a mentor — a quality, quite honestly, often lacking in this industry.
The menu parallels the interior design in innovation. Head chef and co-owner, John Horvantinovich, studied under Milton at Hiro 88. When he expressed his passion for food and began to present his ideas to Yin, the wheels were set in motion. The two make such an amazing team because the health and well-being of their staff come before any mention of a food or beverage.
With the menu, Horvantinovich strives to put a twist on American staples. By adding hints of Italian as well as infusions from his Croatian background, it is modernized American fare, if you will. Inspiration from rustic, mainstay dishes from Old Europe with a new American vibe. If you’re up for food that is exciting, modern and satisfying, then, “Welcome to Salt.”
With prices for lunch ranging from $9 to $12 and dinner from $13 to $28, Salt is about approachability. Great food and service coupled with affordable prices lends to a dining experience far from the rest. Going as far as offering recipes, how-to-videos and connections with chefs from other restaurants to ensure a memorable dining experience — Salt 88 is striving to turn the traditional dining experience on its head, from the food, to the table, to the service.
Offerings include selections such as a Black Angus burger served on a salt and pepper bun and Rosemary Frites to Wood-Fired pizza to Steak Dubrovnik, a nod to the beautiful coastal city in Croatia. The well rounded menu blossoms when combined with one of the city’s more eclectic wine lists. Boasting 750 bottles that include 160 plus varieties, choices will have to be made. Too many to choose from? Go with Red88 or White88, the restaurants very own vintages.
Salt is a new American adventure in cuisine with the service, ambiance, and an exquisite wine list passed down from its sister restaurants. And to fully set itself apart from the rest, the 316marketplace.com team walked out of Salt 88 with hand- spun, cotton candy –doesn’t get any more American than that.
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Salt an 88 Restaurant
Address: 3623 North 129th Street
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