?The same trio responsible for the now-venerable Town Hall opened their new option for dining out in San Francisco, the ver hip Salt House, in late 2006 to immediate success. They’ve got the formula nailed down: Serve great food with good wine and plenty of cocktails (and a menu of salty snacks to go with them). Stay open late. Find a location with urban post-industrial charm, meaning plank floors, exposed brick, and rusty girders. Add signature lighting and a boisterous crowd. Like Town Hall, Salt House exudes an easy confidence and innate hipness that makes you want to stay. Expect house-made charcuterie, a raw bar, and a seasonal menu loaded with favorites (sautéed scallops, roast chicken, steak) and fresh twists (caramelized winter fruit and chicory salad).