The Salted Slate, Providence RI | Merchant Profile

The Salted Slate is an ìagri-driven American restaurant with global influence.î It resides in Providence, Rhode Island. It is owned by chef and restaurateur, Ben Lloyd. Ben has a variety of experiences that prepared him to run his own restaurant, including working as a chef in steak houses and high end restaurants. He went to a liberal arts college where he studied biology and philosophy. In his travels, he has worked in Europe and in multiple cities of the U.S. After returning from Europe, Ben continued his studies in culinary arts and hospitality. In July 2014, Ben opened The Salted Slate. The name of the restaurant has both a  literal and conceptual meaning. Ben cures his own meats, which takes a lot of salt. The meals are then served on a slate. The name also fits with the concept of elevated cuisine. Salt elevates the flavor of food and the slate physically elevates it. The menu at The Salted Slate is designed based on whole animal purchases from local farmers. Ben likes to invest in the local economy and have a relationship with the growers. This way he can ensure the animals are humanely raised and no part is wasted. The cuisine is American, with a fusion of international influences. The culinary team stays creative by constantly evolving the menu. Certain staple items can always be found like their burgers and meatballs. Ben recommends the Blackbird Farm Steak, which is made with roasted bone marrow, and served with creamed spinach, smoked fingerling potatoes, and fennel herb salad. The Salted Slate is also known for its charcuterie and raw bar. They have a full bar with wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Ben says a key to success is to be faster and more efficient than your competitors. You also have to tap into what the customers are looking for from you. Service is just as important as the food. At The Salted Slate, the servers know how to interact with people and make sure their dining experience is great from start to finish. The restaurant is open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner and on Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Stop by The Salted Slate for a one of a kind dining experience!

186 Wayland Ave
Providence, RI 02906