Old Salt Marketplace

Boasting as many rings as the circus but far superior snacks, this new Concordia culinary compound is the greatest show on NE 42nd. A fully-stocked deli and butcher shop performs for fans of smoked pork tenderloin sandwiches and house-cured country bacon. Next-door Miss Zumstein’s dazzles with a perfectly coordinated bakery act, and in the main tent, the handsome wood-lined bar and restaurant conjure classic cocktails and from-scratch favorites like Little Gem Caesars, grilled lamb chops with chèvre gnocchi, and chocolate peanut butter ice box cake. It’s enough to make you run away and join the kitchen.


Cuisine: New American

Owner: Alex Ganum, Ben Meyer, and Marcus Hoover

Atmosphere: Casual neighborhood joint with adjoining deli/meat shop, and neighboring bakery--one stop eating with reclaimed wood flair

Best Seat: Window booths

Dress Code: Casual

Bring the Kids: Yes, very family friendly

Parking: Street parking is free and plentiful

Cocktails: Yes, full bar

Beer: Yes

Wine: Yes

Ideal Meal: Radishes with brown butter, Little Gem Caesar, grilled lamb, berry shortcake

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Good for the following occasions: Dinner with Friends, Solo Dining, Family Supper