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SaltAir Seafood Kitchen is Closing on October 27

Photo by Troy Fields
Pretty big shutter news from Clark Cooper Concepts today. The restaurant group, which includes eateries Ibiza, Brasserie 19, Coppa Osteria, Punk's and The Dunlavy, has just announced that its elegant restaurant Salt Air Seafood Kitchen, 3029 Kirby, will close on October 27.  A representative for the restaurant sent an email this evening with the following message:

It is with heavy hearts we share that we will be closing SaltAir Seafood Kitchen on Friday, October 27th. We opened SaltAir with the goal of giving you all an experience that was different than any other seafood restaurant in Houston and over the past years we feel we achieved that goal.

We built a team of chefs and servers that became family to many of our regular customers and grew our Clark Cooper family with all of the guests who dined with us at SaltAir. We want to thank everyone for your support over the years and we hope you all will be able to visit us before our final day on October 27th.

Oysters at Salt Air.
Photo by Troy Fields
In December 2016, the Houston Press reviewer Nicholas Hall wrote that Salt Air's raw bar offerings and redfish preparations warranted serious consideration, stating that "You can hardly go wrong there. Mind the specials, and keep it simple. That’s what SaltAir does best, and it does that exceptionally well." The restaurant opened in summer 2015. 

The Press has reached out to Clark Cooper Concepts for additional comments, but has been told their entire statement is as reads in the email.  This is the third shocking restaurant closure to hit the city in the past month and half since Harvey, including heavyweights Molina's Cantina on Washington and Holley's in Midtown, both of which closed in September.

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Gwendolyn Knapp is the food editor at the Houston Press. A sixth-generation Floridian, she is still torn as to whether she likes smoked fish dip or queso better.