Salum Restaurant

4.9
2342 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Centrally located between the West Village and Knox - Henderson areas, Salum is a casual yet elegant and comfortable space composed by Julio Quiñones, one of Dallas’ most progressive young designers. The spacious dining room displays a welcoming palette of brown, green and beige, with a sleek open kitchen as the focal point. Salum combines the intimacy of a neighborhood establishment with the quality of a fine dining restaurant with an atmosphere that is approachable and distinctive yet unpretentious ~ a marriage of vision, passion and skill with the goal of providing its visitors with an extraordinary dining experience. Owner and Chef Abraham Salum offers an array of contemporary American cuisine that combines the highest quality seasonal ingredients with a nuanced use of contrasting and complementary flavors to create a vibrant and visually inviting menu. Menus change once a month.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2342 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for valued employee

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NJCD
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best! Food excellent and Rachel is an absolute delight!

PM
PlanoMW
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting equally suitable for lively or quiet conversations. Imaginative cooking with classic touches topped off with outstanding desserts. Owner/chef Salum can be seen preparing his specialty pastries in between visits with customers on the floor. Attentive and friendly service is hard to beat.

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vipabnrgrfoodie
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience from seating to farewell. Food is the stand out here and great selection to choose from.

SM
SusieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Abraham changes the menu every month, so there is always something new. We consistency have excellent prepared dishes. I was not a mussel fan until I had mussels at Salum. I cannot recommend this restaurant and its family enough.

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vipyoordad
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Subtle elegance. Ambiance , service and food were top notch. First time here but this is now one four favorite spots in the city
Duck was a particular stand out

DD
DallasDiner
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Both the host and the server greeted us with “Happy Anniversary” upon seeing us for the first time, which was thoughtful and showed evidence of paying attention to comments on the reservation form.

Excellent cocktails from the specialty cocktail menu. I had the Elderflower Old Fashioned, which was one of the best cocktails I have had in years.

For my first course I had the fried green tomatoes. I found the flavors bland and the texture uninteresting. The flavor of the crab filling was so subdued as to be almost indiscernible. The dish lacked adequate salt, but there were no salt and pepper shakers visible on any table (including ours).

I had the grilled lobster tail (which was actually only one half of a tail, split lengthwise; this was a bit eyebrow-raising for $45). It was succulent and perfectly cooked, not over grilled as lobster can often be, and it had a delicious thin crust of black pepper and spices (I think) that complemented the lobster perfectly. I did not like the Texas field peas on which the lobster was served and did not find that peas were an interesting complement to lobster, but I give the chef credit for trying novel food combinations.

Dessert was a very good Tres Leches cake with whipped cream kisses and caramelized peaches. The peaches did not in fact appear to have been caramelized and did not taste so either, but the cake was good.

Service was outstanding: friendly, attentive, and engaging without being hovering nor obtrusive. It was exemplary as the type of service that should typify all restaurants of the caliber of Salum.

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luvtoeatgoodfood
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality scrumptious food. Very fresh. Fabulous friendly service.

MM
MikeM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service at Salum was impeccable! I have never had a bad experience there. Our server Rachel did an amazing job and was so incredibly attentive. I just love this place. The food and drinks were wonderful. Can't wait to come back!

PB
PrestonB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place for a date. Took my girlfriend there and we had a great time. Nicer place with very friendly staff.

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vipBabs
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from service, ambience and meal was superb!

PH
PeterH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We had our special wedding anniversary to celebrate and wanted to have lunch at our favorite Dallas restaurant- Salum!

I am afraid it was a bit of a disappointment, the meal was very good however our service was not up to par.

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vipHungry777
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Always feel welcome and the food is fantastic.

TB
TomB
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Salum and could totally pleased with the meal, the service and the experience. Will be going back soon.

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vipchicha
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,ambiance and service.In Abraham Salum restaurant the food is always plated beautifully and it tastes delicious.He serves the best rack of lamb,mussels with shoe string fries and the best bread pudding in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made my reservation for Salum well in advance and when I got to the restaurant the table was ready and waiting for us! They allowed us to decorate, they brought our cake out when we were ready, the food was delicious, the service was amazing. It was a little loud but I’m pretty sure that was my table! ;) I highly recommend Salum for a date night or a special occasion. While children are welcome, I do not think it is kid friendly/appropriate. though! Very much an adult atmosphere.

JK
JackandKarenEnjoyedIt
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. New menu items are wonderful.

BH
BethH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb kafta and the halibut were outstanding; service was impeccable.

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vipLordeIngles
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - refined setting, top notch service, solid execution. Can’t go wrong for a little bit formal lunch.

RD
vipRoslynD
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience— warm and gracious hospitality, fabulous food, outstanding service!

RR
vipRogRon
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be an amazing experience each and every time.

JR
JuliaR
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at this place! We went there for our anniversary and they took fabulous care of us, went above and beyond expectations and as always the food and beverages were exceptional!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The atmosphere was very good. The food was good. The service was decent. In starters, the goat cheese was absolutely exquisite. The pâté was similarly delicious.

In main courses, the beef tenderloin was impossibly smooth and tender, with "meh" mashed potatoes. Demiglace was lacking in salt given the thickness of the cut of beef. The lobster was exquisite, though the curry was lacking in intensity of flavor. Local, inexpensive Thai restaurants offer better flavor in a curry.

Unfortunately, several items were left off of the burger ordered by our party of three when we were the first and only diners in the restaurant as it opened. Including the cheese - leaving the burger quite dry and unpleasant. I notified the waiter when I was able to get his attention. It seemed like he may not have spoken English quite fluently. He stared at his notepad in utter confusion for a good 30 seconds, asked several times which items were missing, then walked away silently. We weren't sure if he was bringing the missing items. He returned about 3 minutes later with them - there was no adjustment to the check.

Overall, it was not a *bad* experience. The service was by far the biggest issue. I would likely opt for another restaurant in the future based on this single experience, and given the $30-50 price tag for top-line entrees. The total for a party of three with five cocktails, two bottles of sparkling water, and two starters (no desserts) was around $260 with tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great. Service was painfully slow.

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ThierryD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. We had been meaning to go to Salum for a while and finally went on Saturday. We regretted not having gone sooner. Food is absolutely delicious. We had to fried green tomatoes, gazpacho, pork and the paella. I was particularly pleased with the paella having had one at another place a few weeks back. The Salum one was so much better, not greasy, with a lot of seafood.
Our waiter efficient, discreet and friendly.
We will definitely be back.

HI
vipHungryInFrisco
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a favorite of our entire family. I’m so happy Dallas has a restaurant of this caliber. The food is always outstanding and it’s exciting to find out what the menu will be every month! The service is pitch perfect. This is the kind of place where you’ll see neighborhood regulars and people celebrating a special occasion all in the same dining room. We love it here!

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jspdallas
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Last night: best paella I've ever had. Grouper was wonderful. Really good Black Manhattan. I will return just for the gazpacho. Service was excellent.

WJ
vipWooJ
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in town!

NJ
NJCD
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Salum warmly greeting you and Rachel's friendly personality and keen attention to your table, it doesn't get better! The food is outstanding and service the best. Don't miss the grouper, Caesar Salad, fish and chips, etc.

SG
vipStephenG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!

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vipBuster
Dallas
168 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent new summer menu. Reasonably priced [ again ]. Great, friendly service. Can be noisy when it's half full.

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Ryry
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service by Travis and goat cheese appetizer was outstanding! Asked for the pork chop medium rare to medium. Came out rather dry and we’ll done.

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vipRosemary
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to return to Salum, which was very welcoming.
As before, fabulous martinis & delicious food.
Our waiter, Victor was terrific!

DR
vipDinerRater
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal…

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vipCindym
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Salum never disappoints. The food is always delicious and service is excellent. The menu has a nice variety for any palate and the restaurant is quiet enough to entertain and be able to have a conversation and hear everyone at the table. A true neighborhood gem.

LG
LabGuy007
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here many times. There must be a reason or two. The menu changes seasonally and is always the highest quality of ingredients, cooked and presented perfect. The service is excellent. I had the sea bass which was piping hot when it arrived Fresh is an understatement. My colleague had the pasta with shrimp and loved it. A couple of appetizers and a drinks and it was a perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a delicious birthday lunch at Salum. Food and atmosphere were perfect!

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vipHarrietR
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I loved the fried green tomatoes with crabmeat and lamb chops were perfectly cooked Ali g with the delicious mushroom bread pudding . Our server was great

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vippatrick
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always fantastic at Salum. It's an elegant space and nothing disappoints.

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vipkenneth
London
49 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with fantastic service. The mussel appetizer was delicious with the pomme grits on top. We had sword fish and the lamb each cooked and great. Victor was an excellent server.

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Salum Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 2342 OpenTable diners.

Salum Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.salumrestaurant.com/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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