Sel gris is a natural sea salt harvested along the shoreline of Brittany, France. It is grey in color, unrefined and unadulterated, making it an unparalleled gourmet salt used by many of today’s top Chefs to enhance beef, fish, or fowl and chocolate!
From the busy kitchen of his sel gris restaurant, one of Portland’s most sophisticated culinary wizards, and three time winner of Portland’s Iron Chef Contests, Chef Daniel Mondok, demonstrates it is not only magical salt that adds flavor to his cuisine, but more likely it is his maestro technique, artful presentation and uncompromised passion for his craft that earn him a loyal following of seasoned diners, many of whom describe his cuisine as ‘simply divine!’
Conveniently located in Portland’s popular Ladd’s Addition – Hawthorne district,
sel gris is an intimate, 45 seat restaurant. The dinning room is warmly lit with comfortable seating and the lively open kitchen coupled with chic, urban styling provides a cozy, yet vibrant venue in which to romantically dine, enjoy great company or host a private party.
At sel gris Chef Mondok and the entire staff are focused on delivering unforgettable cuisine and a complete dining experience. We use the finest seasonal ingredients and always seek out the best from local providers.
Our knowledgeable wait staff will assist you in paring wines from our exciting, yet reasonably priced wine list and with like dedication, city renowned Pastry Chef, Steven Smith, offers an extraordinary repertoire of house made breads and complimentary desserts.
Sure to arouse the palate of the most discriminate ‘foodie’, ask to be seated at the Chef’s bar where Mondok invites you to view the orchestrated creation his one of his many signature dishes, such as his phenomenal Sweet Breads, inventive ‘pork and beans’, savory braised lamb shank or award-winning scallops. For a special occasion or quiet rendezvous, book one of our more private tables and still enjoy the full kitchen in view.
If you are planning a party or special work event, we reserve Mondays for your entertainment and business needs.