This is our Favorite place
This is our Favorite place when visiting Banff. We don't ever miss stopping in at least once during our stays.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
very pleasing experience, the food and service were excellent and the restaurant set up with the bar downstairs from the dining area was excellent.My only ask for next visit is to have an option for a Zinfandel by the glass, will definitely come back
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was prompt and very
Service was prompt and very helpful and very friendly
Food was fast to come out and tasted wonderful, only down side is for the price you must pay for side dishes.
Great setting for all occasions
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
had a good time, waiter was
had a good time, waiter was very knowledgeable with wine choices , would go back
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have thought about eating here before but always thought it was just another high end steak house. Pleasantly surprised!! Excellent food and service! Steak was cooked perfectly. Loved the sautéed mushrooms!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent bone-in ribeye with
Excellent bone-in ribeye with rosemary butter. I don't usually appreciate the extra fat, but this was very, very good.
Note that everything is a la carte, so the side dishes are large enough for 2-3 people.
We sat inside on a somewhat cool evening, but the outdoor porch seating looked inviting. The traffic below on Bear Street is much less than on Banff Avenue.
My biggest complaint was the lack of high quality wine choices to go with the excellent food. Somehow they ran out of their best cab by the glass, and the bottle choices are heavily weighted to BC wines across the board. Now, I'm not a BC wine expert, but there are certainly many other great regions out there.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service and steaks prepared to perfection! Vegetables and mushrooms were good too :)
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A decent steak restaurant
Saltlik follows the model of selling their mains and side dishes a la carte. The sides are all large enough servings to split between two or three people. The food is good, not spectacular, but consistently good. My one complaint is that all of their steaks come served with a sauce or another kind of intensely flavoured accompaniment. If you're serving very good meat, you should really let it speak for itself.
The dessert selection is uninspiring, but that's often true of steak houses.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak in Banff
Definitely the best steak ive had in Banff (and Ive had some!), but you definitely pay for it. Appetizers were nothing special in my opinion, best to go straight for mains and then save room for dessert, the creme brule was excellent. That said for the cost of this restaurant there are other places in Banff I prefer.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service.
Title sums it up. We had perfectly cooked steak, scrumptious sides and gear service from the moment we walked in the door!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
As self-confessed meatatarians, we've been wanting to eat here for a while now. Love the idea of a la carte steak and everything was very tasty but the lobster mash was to die for!!! This might be our new favourite place in Banff. Definitely worth another visit to check out the bar downstairs and then again for the outdoor patio...looks like we'll be back a few times.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fell short of recommendations
We were looking for a really good restaurant to go to on our day's visit to Banff. Saltlik came highly recommended, so it was the restaurant that we choose.
The service was very good, as were his recommendations of sides. We decided to share the 17oz. steak and then order sides and a salad. The macaroni and cheese was outstanding, I would return there just for that. The house salad (beet, orange and goat cheese was also very good. However, the steak was disappointing. Being that Saltlik's claim to fame is their steaks, this one definitely fell short. It was full of grizzle that made it difficult to eat, and made for a lot of waste.
I would recommend this restaurant, but would say to make sure you choose your cut of meat wisely.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!
What a find on our last night in Banff. My chicken and hubby's steak (which he got with rosemary butter, yum!) were sooooo tasty. And our sides of mac and cheese, and scalloped potatoes (i know, carb city) were akldsdjfkasljfkfdj (that's me drooling still!). I even managed to find a bit of room for the amazing carrot cake - best ever! Server was cute, sweet and appropriately attentive. Other staff were very friendly. Even the 80s music was awesome, man! Reading this it sounds kinda down-homey, but it was upscale and trendy, Really. Definitely will go again when in town.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely delicious! From the salad through the steak and dessert all of the food we had was really good. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The restaurant was very nicely decorated and the atmosphere was perfect for a nice evening out. Ithe noise level was not too hig h so you could actually have a conversation with the other person at the table. The prices were reasonable for a high end restaurant. All in all I would recommend Saltlik as a great place to eat.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM