It was the best charcuterie
It was the best charcuterie restaurant I've ever visited in a dark alley!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Salt was a new and fun experience
Salt was a new and fun experience for us. Dinner is created by picking cheeses, meats, and condiments from the blackboard lists. We had the flight of wines chosen by the staff to compliment our food choices. All the food and wine was very good. Best to book in advance as there are few separate tables; most of the seating is bench style. The location of the restaurant, in an alley, can present visually distracting events; the best way to access the restaurant is from Carrall Street.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had an informal business meeting there on a Sunday and it was the perfect place to go. Great way to chat and brainstorm with delicious food and good music.
It was a bit loud at times, but I'm sure we could have asked to have the music turned down a bit.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I selected a few new places
I selected a few new places to try and have my husband pick one of them for his birthday dinner. He picked this one because he loved their concept of dining and he loves cheese!
Dinner was delicious and fulfilling.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a fun and fresh bar
This is a fun and fresh bar with lovely staff and great service. We visited a couple of times and think it deserves the excellent reviews that it receives. If you are in Vancouver it's definitely worth a visit.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great time and it
We had a great time and it was all wonderful. We went on a Thursday evening and were really happy. We would definitely recommend it!!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was so pleased with ambiance,
Was so pleased with ambiance, compared to other wine tasting bars this one is fun, welcoming and relaxed. Thanks for an amazing birthday treat!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place to have wine flights,
Nice place to have wine flights, meats and cheeses. Notable wine selection. Highly recommend.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful wine tasting here on a sunny saturday afternoon. Perfect for ladies looking to enjoy some wine with small food pairings. Our server was fantastic and he was very knowledgable about the menu and wine list. I would definitely recommend this place!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
candles for the fondu would work best, imho. too many times the server had to light the fuel because it went out quite often. also, giving each table their own lighters so that they could reignite the fuel would work well.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selection of cheeses
Great ambiance. Nice selection of cheeses and charcuterie. Great wine list for pairing
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have daily meats, cheeses
They have daily meats, cheeses and condiments on the chalkboard at the back of the dinning room. We picked 3 meats & 3 cheeses and that came with 6 condiments and a bread and cracker basket. We told the waiter what we wanted to try and what we wanted to avoid and to surprise us with the selection given those restrictions. The food was excellent, the wine pairing was good too but since we aren't wine connoisseurs it would have been hard to disappoint us. The restaurant was fairly quiet so talking was easy. It's a bit pricey but it's a great experience all together. Go there on a date or with a group of 5-10. The staff was knowledgeable and polite and the waiter didn't come every 5 minutes to ask if the food was great :-)
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little place the keeps
Great little place the keeps the craft of charcuterie alive. Much appreciated.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of fun
It was a unique dinning experience. Gives you a great opportunity to sit down with a few friends and try some unique cheese and wine in a tasting setting.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Knowledgable and Helpful
In both of my experiences I have found the staff at Salt to be incredibly knowledgeable about the various products and daily specials, as well as helpful in recommending appropriate options when one is feeling overwhelmed by the selection.
For the most part, staff/servers are attentive and readily available whenever needed. At times myself and my companions could feel a little invisible, but likely due to a busy time, and when our regular server was busy, others were able and willing to help.
The location may at first be somewhat questionable, but does add to the somewhat mysterious ambiance with a simple salt shaker as the only outer indicator of the restaurant's location.
All in all, a great experience, and no doubt I will be returning
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Knowledgeable staff, great wine, amazing meats (I'm not a cheese person). My second time at Salt and I can't wait to go back. Wish there was a similar establishment in my town.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been to Salt a couple times, itis a must visit if you are in Vancouver, the staff are great at pairing the wines with meat and cheese.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coming Back for Sure
Five gals from Yukon for a girls weekend in Vancouver heard wonderful things about the Salt Tasting Room. Spent the evening and enjoyed every thing about it, the food, wine, and super friendly and knowledgeable service! The cheese cake with apricot compote was to die for and the wine pairing superb!!!
We're coming back, this time with our husbands!!!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
...good wine, cheeses, meats, condiments - all simple, all yummy....great attentive service...nothing to complain about...
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
MUST try the Salt experience
Salt was delicious! The service was fantastic, our waitress was attentive, asked for our preferred palette and paired flavours accordingly.
When I saw the portions I thought I would need pizza afterwards, but the food was surprisingly filling!
Our waitress was so kind, one of our party of four is Celiac and there for the company. The waitress was inclusive and brought rice crackers for her enjoyment. It was very kind of her, and spoke volumes about their standards.
The entire assortment was delectable. Everything was high quality, delicious, and fresh. It was packed so it is best to reserve a table ahead of time (and let them know if you are running late!). The Kale Caesar salad was delectable, I highly recommend it.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved it!
We really enjoyed the whole experience.
And the guy serving us really knew his stuff and led us down the path to a wonderful dining experience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun for wine snobbs
My husband found this little gem for our anniversary. It was a lot of fun pairing wine with tapas, something that has a lot of memories for us having been to Spain, as well as doing tapas with our kids often. We loved the exposed brick and industrial vibe. Wine pairing is something we are just starting to get good at, after 8 years of gourmet club, so it was fun and good practice. If you looking to do something different that lends itself to great conversation, this is the place.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine is great. Service great. Tasting/ food portions too small to share much with others.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Quite Enough
My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. While the food and wine pairings were excellent we both didn't quite feel it was enough of a meal to leave us feeling full. Our meal was more of a large appetizer than a meal. Again, it tasted amazing, but just not quite a meal (even with a salad to start).
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a Nibble
Great concept for a restaurant. Food was good but would not be adequate for a meal, but more to a nibble with some drinks. The servers were amazing though. Their knowledge was outstanding and they paired the wine and food brilliantly! The restaurant even created a special meal for one of our friends who was a vegan - and they had no issue in doing this at all considering the menu is mainly meat and cheese. Will be back again with a larger group for drinks!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to find but worth it
Salt is down a small alley, we were sure it was not there as wondered down. Very knowledgable waiter helped us as we navigated some wonderful wine, beer, cheese, sausage and condiments. It is not dinner, but was perfect for a late night snack.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious cheese and charcuterie paired with delicious wine by our knowledgable server. It was a little pricey and not enough food for a meal, but perfect for our late night snack with drinks.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The presentation and interior were finely crafted. It's obvious the kind folks who work here care a great deal about the food they work with.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
If your a foodie who loves international and locally prepared meats and cheeses, you'll love this place. Great wines with unique aperitifs.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we were recommanded this
Glad we were recommanded this little restorant in Gastown. Got to taste some great pairings.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM