Back when the earth was entirely covered in water, the only food available was seafood and the only way humans could catch it was to ensnare it in their multiple rows of teeth. Garner greater seafood options with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of fresh fish and seafood at The Salt Cellar Restaurant in Scottsdale.
For 40 years, The Salt Cellar Restaurant, championed by restaurant reviewer Gayot, has flown in fresh, seasonal fish and seafood daily from destinations including Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Gulf of Mexico. The restaurant's signature entree, shrimp San Remo, beaches shrimp on a bed of pasta decorated with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, and faux shark fins to scare off encroaching surfers ($31). Whole, live Maine lobsters contribute to a variety of crackable entrees, including the baked stuffed lobster brimming with a special blend of scallops and crab meat ($42). The Salt Cellar completes the maritime menu with seasonal starters, including the platter of calamari skewers with Thai dipping sauce ($10), as well as soups, scallops, and broiled fish options.
The main-level's skylight illuminates diners as they step down three flights of aged wooden stairs to enter the underground cellar's intimate space. Eclectic pendant lighting highlights a fully stocked bar and tables where The Salt Cellar’s attentive staff eases dinnertime anxiety by cracking lobsters, crabs, and cold cases tableside.