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Where We're At

1047 Fifth Avenue,
San Diego, California
(619) 515-3003

You can find one of San Diego's best restaurants, top chefs, coolest cocktail lounges, and favorite outdoor dining spots conveniently located exactly where you need it.

Saltbox is in the Hotel Palomar, on the doorstep to San Diego's ultra-lively Gaslamp Quarter, near East Village, Horton Plaza, the House of Blues and the Red Trolley Line.

Welcome to San Diego's most engaging gastro-lounge, where the food is gratifying, the drinks are exhilarating, and the atmosphere works on multiple levels.

Saltbox is where our Master Mixologist Jen Queen pours. For more about us, go to About.

To see our multiple levels, check out the Gallery.

Up & Coming


Kitchen Ink: Chef Tattoo Dinner

Thursday, October 24th

6:30 pm


This unique, intimate dinner will bring five San Diego chefs together to highlight food inspired by ink. Each chef will select a tattoo of theirs and create a single dish inspired by that piece.

To be held at Saltbox, Kitchen Ink will celebrate the creative side of chefs, from the artful presentation of their dish to their body art.

Be one of the few to enjoy 5 courses from 5 chefs, while hearing the inspiration behind the tattoo and the dish.

Participating Chefs:

Jeremiah Bryant, Saltbox

Rose Peyron, Counterpoint

Vince Schofield, Whisknladle Hospitality/Cantania

Elliott Townsend, The Pearl

Jarle Saupstad, Table No. 10

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