Turns Out Salt Bae's New NYC Steakhouse Really Sucks

by Stephanie Maida · January 25, 2018

    Ever since he started taking over our Instagram feeds as perhaps the most attractive person to ever flavor meat, Salt Bae (a.k.a. Nusret Gökçe), has been mostly inescapable. Indeed, all that buzz has allowed him to debut his first NYC restaurant, an apparently overpriced (and underbooked) Turkish steakhouse called Nusr-Et.

    Well, folks, the reviews are in - and they're hilariously bad.

    Eater writes it off as "dinner theater," having watched Salt Bae perform his "slightly weird and also slightly gross" signature move a dozen times for snap-happy guests in the half-empty dining room.

    The New York Post was, of course, even more scathing, claiming their $521 meal (for three) consisted of "days-old iceberg lettuce and mystery greens with tasteless goat cheese," and a "shoe-leather" steak "loaded with gruesome globs of fat."


    Let's just say you shouldn't eat here if you don't want to leave #salty.

    [Photo via @nusr_et]