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Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saltlik.com
  • Phone: (403) 537-1160
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chris Mills
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Saltlik is the quintessential modern steakhouse in the heart of Calgary! Step in to a world of comfortable luxury with outstanding service and fantastic food. Saltlik has three floors with two private function rooms for any occasion! Our downstairs private cocktail and dining room can accommodate up to 90 guests for a stand-up reception or up 45 guests for a sit-down lunch/dinner. Guests will love the inviting cocktail room, complete with pool table, big screen HD tv, fireplace, private bar and couches. This room is great for corporate receptions, retirement parties or any intimate gathering when you want to impress your guests. The adjoining private dining room is an amazing, completely private room, great for any occasion! The large round tables create an intimate setting for any event, from corporate dinners, private parties to rehearsal dinners. You will have your own private staff that will be working just for your event, all highly trained to ensure your event is a success.
  • Private Party Contact: Aurora Elliott (403) 537-1160

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Center
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Saltlik is the quintessential modern steakhouse in the heart of downtown Calgary!

A menu of comfortable luxury designed by executive chef Chris Mills. Not only does this take care of the true steak lover, but has variety enough to satisfy any appetite.

Our 55 label wine list features new world benchmarks and old world favourites. Majority of wines range from $50.00 to $70.00.Enjoy a premium casual dining experience with the assistance of our professional and engaging service team. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were there with guests from overseas and it was near impossible to carry on a conversation! The music was so loud that everyone there was shouting to hear the person next to them. The waitress had to stand next to each person to hear their order. Food and service was good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were here for a nice lunch, the service and food were very good, but the noise level was so high we had to yell across the table at each other to be heard, which is annoying."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I'm a vegan but my guests wanted to try a steak restaurant. I thought I would get stuck with a dry baked potato and salad, which usually happens to me at steakhouses, but the staff were fantastic and told me about lots of options, and I had this AMAZING spicy veggie pasta. Since then I've brought another set of guests back with me and had another great experience, and my guests said the steak was delicious."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was consistant with previous visits although the Service was poor espically noting the fact we were there at 11.30 am for an early lunch. The waiter did not know the menue and there were two mistakes with our order for four people."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The concierge at the Marriott recommended the Saltlik as having the best steak in Calgary. I thought that since I was in cattle country for the Stampede, I'd take her recommendation. The steaks were advertised as "prime", but the ribeye & my wife's tenderloin was a "choice" at best. Very little value for the price. Our waitress -- Zoie -- was attentive and did the best that she could. Next time, I'm going to Ruth's Cris -- a block away in the Calgary Tower. In fact I did that the next night, and it was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Had an excellent lunch here. Food was great and the general location and environment are perfect for a business lunch."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Took clients from out of country and the service was not very good. Food orders were wrong and one order was not even entered. They didn't charge us for the meal that was late however they didn't come by to ask about drinks, fill water glasses, or dessert. Don't think I will be going back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "food was great. Service was great. what more is there to say"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had requested to be seated at one of the 3 tables in the lounge. When we arrived (a bit early) they had a table ready and waiting. Service was very friendly. The food here is fairly consistent and we agree they have THE BEST calamari in the city. This time however, it was better than usual! Melt in your mouth tender and fantastic flavor!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It took about 45mins to receive a burger, a chicken sandwich, and a roast beef sandwich during the lunch rush. The restaurant was busy but our waitress was seen standing around and it was difficult to flag her down to take our orders. In all, it took 1.5hrs to order, receive our food, and eat our lunch. At other restaurants, it takes 1 hr max. This is not the first time that I have received slow service at Saltlik and I should have learned from my first experience. Food was okay, but nothing special. The skinny fries were super skinny, soggy, and not hot. I will avoid this restaurant during the lunch rush in order to make my afternoon business meetings."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I took a client to the Saltlik for lunch. For a steakhouse there isn't very much steak on the menu. We were there just after 11:30 and after ordering three prime rib sandwiches, our waitress came back and told us that they only had two sandwiches left. I changed my order and after doing so, she came back a second time and told us their was only one sandwich left now. A steakhouse that has no steak?? The breaded chicken sandwich that was my plan B was tasty enough but when will restaurants figure out that making a sandwich almost six inches high isn't very practical to eat? The service was slow despite there being a lot of servers on the floor and a lunch crowd that was at 70% capacity. Overall the experience was very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "the service was very good, our server did everything right! We enjoyed a meal with friends that are picky eaters. they don't eat anything unusual of different. that describes the menu at saltik. the same reason we decided to go!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our food order was mixed up and the service was ok"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I've been to Saltliks four times in the past 3 years. The first 2 visits were great. On our third visit, we were disappointed with the food but assumed we happen to be there on an off night. I was back this week with another group of customers. On this last visit the food was once again 'ok' but not fantastic. The service was slow but staff was friendly. I expected much more (and consistant quality) from a high end restaurant."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was great, Service was great, overall a nice lunch. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Saltlik is one of those places that we go to when we want something that is familiar, comfortable, and not fussy. It's not to say that it's not special - rather, it's a go-to place that we can all appreciate because they have good food, polite and friendly service, and has great patio. Thank you for providing consistent service!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our 36 th wedding anniversary and chose this restaurant for our dinner. I had the meatballs and pasta which was not too bad , although there wasn't any kind of bread served with it . My husband ordered the steak , he requested it to be medium, when he began to eat his meal, he discovered his steak was raw inside. The waitress offered him a free dessert , but at that point we were pretty grossed out. The dining experience was just terrible for us and we will not be going back any time soon."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I had lunch with a colleague at Saltlik on May 27. We each ordered the lunch "special". The waitress described it but did not mention the price. Turns out the lunch "special" was more expensive than any other steak on the menu. Not impressed. $100 for two 7oz steaks. A side of broccoli and a side of asparagus. One cranberry juice. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Food was great, they were very accomodating with my food allergies. Service was great."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This is one of my go to spots for a steak. The one dish that sets them apart from the other steak houses is their lobster mashed potatoes. Their cocktails are also excellent. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We found the steaks and appetizers to be very tasty. Service was friendly and helpful. Not an everyday restaurant."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "had received good comments from some friends. restaurant is in a great spot, and the decor is appealing. the noise level was WAAAAAAAY too loud. it was adjusted lower when we asked the waitress to check on it. but it was still a bit too loud. found the food only adequate. and the seasoning was lacking on the steak dish. dessert was excellent!! all in all, i'd say i was disappointed in saltlik."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I was shocked to have a second week waitress serving my table of 10. Honestly the timing and service was up to standard. Not once did the manger come by and say....personally your losing the image of a high standard restaurant to so so show! I was very upset how our evening was a complete mess from service to food. As well all glassware for beer were hot and i'm sure the beer wasn't at 38degrees standard temp!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was very good. Had the Calamari to start, very delicious and the Peppercorn NY steak Chicago style with a side of mushrooms, also very delicious. The restaurant was quite noisy, but it was packed so this is kind of expected. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Always a great option to hit up Saltlik. 6 of us went in total - variant in our tastes and no one was disappointed! Definitely will be there again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Steak great, Found restaurant very noisy. More of a business type restaurant. Definitely not for a romantic experience"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Loved the food, variety of selections! The service was awsome!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I really like coming here for lunch. The food is great! I issue that I have and had the same issue last time I had lunch there. Too many people came over to see how it was going? Our table found that very disruptive during our lunch experience. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable lunch at Saltlik. Attentive waiter, great food."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great food and great service had a really good waiter and the good was cooked perfectly! I would go back without a second thought "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Really our lunch. I had the burger my friend had a steak and it was delicious. WAit staff was also very attentive."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "It's been a few years since I was last at Saltlik since I had not been working downtown for a while, so a friend and I decided to go since my new job is quite close to the restaurant and it was a great "reunion"! Fantastic food, great service and quite the energy level! For lunch, both my frend and I had the special of Filet Mignon, and it was amazing! And while there was plenty of food, you did not feel overstuffed. We will definitely be going back - and well before years pass this time!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "A nice, relatively quick meal before an EPCOR Centre event. Great wedge salad and calamari. Service was friendly, but a bit spotty in terms of being on top of our needs and timing. Overall pretty good value."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great food, great service! - ALWAYS! Location is perfect for those working down town or people visiting the downtown core for a date night! I have been here many times and it one of my fav's in Calgary. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Hadn't thought of going to the Saltlik before, so it was a nice surprise - friendly staff, food came quickly and it was good."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I had a business meeting at the Salt Lick over lunch other than the noise of a busy lunch crowd myself and my client had a very nice experience with the food and the service . Thanks for a great time."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had been to Saltlik once before and had a great experience, so we decided to take my parent's there to celebrate their Anniversary. We were not disappointed! Our server was very attentive and helped to make recommendations for us. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and I will definitely have the Rib-eye steak again! The apple pie was a great way to top off a fantastic dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday, and we were very pleased! They have something for everyone on the wine list; the steaks were huge, perfectly cooked to order (med rare) and well-seasoned. The broccoli side is not to be missed! Neither of us made it even half way thru our meals, due to the large portions. Our waitress was very friendly; the only flaw in the service was when the she came and cleared our plates, and we waited for the leftovers to return in a doggy bag, but they never did. When we asked after them, the waitress looked surprised and said "Oh, you wanted to take them home??" This seemed strange, given how much food was left. They wound up cooking us a whole new steak to take home with more broccoli. Can't complain! "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The steaks were great and cooked to order - a little better than medium rare. The waiter was very attentive and our food was well presented and served hot. The noise level was moderate enough that my friend and I enjoyed a good conversation over a good dinner."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Halibut looked pretty but lacked flavour. Very bland. Just ok meal."
    Dined on 4/27/2014