Salt Bar

‘Thelma on Clinton’ Fades, but Ownership Already Planning a Followup

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:17 am

Thelma on Clinton, the American style restaurant at 29 Clinton Street, served its final meal last weekend. Michelin rated Chef-owner Melissa O’Donnell pulled the plug on the three-year-old establishment. You’ll recall that Thelma – named for O’Donnell’s Lebanese paternal grandmother – was replacement for the Salt Bar, which operated at this address for a decade […]

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Melissa O’Donnell’s ‘Thelma on Clinton’ Opens Tonight at 29 Clinton Street

Posted December 17, 2013 at 6:10 am

Hot on the heels of a successful $50k Kickstarter push, the Salt Bar metamorphosis is now complete. Thelma on Clinton is ready to break outta that cocoon and fly. The transition along restaurant row took six months; today is opening day at 29 Clinton Street. With the pivot, chef-owner Melissa O’Donnel is instead slinging a […]

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Melissa O’Donnell Raises Over $50K for Salt Bar Replacement ‘Thelma on Clinton’

Posted November 20, 2013 at 5:01 am

Thelma on Clinton is happening. At the conclusion of summer, chef-restaurateur Melissa O’Donnell dropped the bombshell news that Salt Bar would close after a decade at 29 Clinton Street. But she’s not going anywhere. The PR-friendly reasoning was that O’Donnell strived to create a new concept that was “more representative of our community on the […]

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10-Year-Old ‘Salt Bar’ Becoming ‘Thelma on Clinton’

Posted September 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

Salt Bar celebrated its tenth anniversary at 29 Clinton Street last January. Now, eight months later, owner Melissa O’Donnell has decided to go a different route. She’s shifting the restaurant concept to something “more representative of our community on the Lower East Side.” It’ll be called Thelma on Clinton, and feature cuisine inspired by her […]

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