A few weeks ago, my mom and aunts were in town for the MGM Women’s Leadership Conference. We usually eat on the Strip when they visit but I wanted to explore a restaurant the was suggested to me on multiple occasions: Honey Salt.
Honey Salt is a chic farm-to-table eatery tucked away in an upscale Summerlin Strip Mall. A husband and wife duo opened the restaurant for their family, friends, and community and their dedication and passion for their work is embedded throughout the restaurant.
The atmosphere was cozy and welcoming from the moment we walked in. Farm chairs surround rustic tables and an assortment of eclectic mirrors and frames decorate the walls. If restaurant decor is any indication of how the food tastes, Honey Salt does a great job.
We skipped appetizers, not because our options were limited, but because we wanted to save room for dessert. We started with three glasses of Pinot Grigio and a complementary metal pail of crackers. I normally don’t go for crackers, as I prefer a bread basket myself, but decided to live on the wild side after my mom’s rave reviews of the unexpectedly delicious and glorified Cheez-it.
My mom and aunt had difficulties deciding what to eat, but I knew from the get-go. I wanted fish and selected the Pan Roasted Halibut, without the carrot ginger sauce, right away. My mom went with the Seared Ahi Tuna served with a wasabi pea and ginger crust and asian pear, sea beans, and tofu soy vinaigrette while my Aunt chose the Caramelized Sea Scallops with cauliflower, vanilla bean, truffle sauce. All of our meals were absolutely spectacular. What made them so good was the absence of oils and butters. The food was fresh, simple, and the flavors were out of this world. It is not often that I leave a restaurant feeling as if I had a healthy meal but I did at Honey Salt.
During the meal, we learned that Chef Kim is in charge of the food (or the salt) and his wife, Elizabeth, is the mastermind pastry chef (honey). I read the dessert menu in great detail as my mouth watered uncontrollably. The Brookie was as good as it gets – described as chocolate chip cookie meets chocolate fudge brownie with salted caramel chunk ice cream. As if the cookie-brownie combo wasn’t heavenly enough, the salted caramel ice cream was out of this world. It was one of the best desserts I’ve had in years. My mom and aunt split the Key Lime Pie (no sharing for me) and wished there would have been more key lime than meringue.
Don’t wait to visit Honey Salt like I did – make a reservation NOW! You’ll be happy to have it on the top of your list of favorites in Las Vegas. I’ll definitely be back for more!
Restaurant: Honey Salt / Rampart Commons / 1031 S. Rampart Boulevard / Las Vegas, NV 89145 / 702.445.6100 / www.honeysalt.com
Picky Eater Approved: 5/5