Opening a restaurant is a dream that, for many, stays just a dream. However, while house-hunting, friends Jobet dela Cruz, Kevin Ong, and Marco Escudero came across, and were later offered, a highly sought-after commercial space. The trio saw it as a sign telling them that it was time to realize what had once seemed farfetched, and set up their very own restaurant. Salt is the epitome of the hole in the wall—not only is it tucked away in the middle of a residential neighborhood, its nondescript and unassuming look is so welcoming and familiar that it almost feels like coming home. And for many who have visited Salt since its opening
last June, it's becoming just that.
What to expect:
From its no-frills interiors to its menu, Salt keeps things easy and sticks to the essentials: good food, good company. It's the perfect place for long talks with friends and family. And, with the most expensive thing on the menu costing P320, it's pocket-friendly, too.
Though Salt's specialty is its T-Bone Steak (P190), taste their Baked Salmon (P320), which is beautifully simple and so soft that it melts in your mouth. Its sinfully rich Tartufo Ball (P130) is also a must-try, though it's a tough choice between that and its best-selling Frozen Brazo de Mercedes (P110). SALT, 5887 Fermina Street corner Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati. Open from Tuesday to Saturday (5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.) and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.