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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
  • Email: calgary@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "We weren't in a hurry, so the fact that we waited 45 minutes to place our order was odd, but tolerable. And it got us a round of either drinks or desserts. Two of us picked free drinks and the other two picked free desserts. They brought the wrong desserts to the table, and they included nuts, which one of us is allergic to. So we got another free dessert while two of us shared a dessert we weren't expecting and the other was very pleased with what she was brought over what she had ordered. The food was to die for. Seriously. Absolutely worth poor service, just don't go when you're in a hurry."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Saltlik has great steaks and lovethe skinny fries. Our server was great and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The service was really good but the food was underwhelming. The place advertises itself as a steak house but the steaks were poorly spiced, way too salty and very poorly presented. A basic grey slab of meat on a plate with a baked potatoe that lacked character and favour. The appetizer duo dips were also salt flavoured They do have very generouus servings of wine and a good wine list We just expected good steak in Alberta which we did not get"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Friendly staff who are responsive to varying patron's needs (kiddies, groups, theatre patrons, and first dates), Small but varied menu of specialty preparations, with a decent wine and drinks list. We had a sense of a short meal and drink list that rotated often for freshness and variety. We were there spur of the moment for a pre-theatre dinner and the servers were attentive, the lead wait staff or maitre'd read the patrons very well and unobtrusively ensured the scale of service to suit individuals. Lots of staff, however, everyone on staff was in evidence on the floor and circulating with the patrons. So, if staff seemed large, this is in no way a complaint, as the service level was also high. Great downtown dining experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Terrible experience. 5 of us went to lunch, only 2 people in the party had their meal delivered as expected. 3 out of the 5 had to send their meals back, and then 2 more had to send their meal back a second time. The 2 people that had their meal served correctly commented on the poor quality of the food. My guests or myself will not be returning to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Easy to walk to when staying at nearby hotels, especially on cold nights!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We were disappointed with the service in the beginning with a waiter. Waiting for 15 mins on my beer was too much and he didn't even ask how I wanted my steak done. Switched to a different waitress and she was perfect."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great place, high quality service and food, will definitely revisit! :)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our dinner, the drinks and appetizer were delicious. Our mains were good not fantastic but good. I would definetley go back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Had a working lunch here the other day and was very pleasantly surprised after a bad experience a few years back at the Saltlik in Banff. My food was quite good and it came out very quickly. The army of servers that kept appearing at our table were very friendly, but a bit uncoordinated in their efforts. Our drink orders were initially messed up and we were interrupted repeatedly while we were waiting for our meal to ask if we needed anything, but then we didn't see anyone after our food arrived and I would have really enjoyed fresh pepper on the salad. With that said, I will definitely go back again for the food. Quite good!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had such an nice experience. Service was excellant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "In a half dozen trips i have never been disappointed in the food or service. One of my favorite in Calgary. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were seated reasonably promptly. Food quality was 'ok' but not a true value for the premium menu prices. Entree portions were small and unoriginal in presentation. The dining area was noisy such that pleasant conversation at our table was awkward to be heard between ourselves. If someone is new to Calgary then give this place a try, but for our experience it wasn't a repeat calling to dine here again anytime soon."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Like a lot of previous reviewers, we had a very mixed experience at Saltlik. We had a five-star customer experience (Kristen was amazing) but the food was definitely sub-par compared to other Big Taste YYC venues that we've tried over the past week. If the goal for a restaurant is to bring in new clients during Big Taste so that they'll come back on their own accord beyond Big Taste, Saltlik failed. Underwhelming steak (poorly seasoned, not a great tasting cut) and calamari that had a a very grainy/pasty texture to it. The big win for the meal was the dessert and this is what earned the stars."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We ordered from the Big Taste menu. Excellent value and excellent food. Our only complaint was that the music was a little loud."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great as per usual, good atmosphere, food and service."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We visited the Saltlik during the Big Taste Event in Calgary. We sure picked the right restaurant! The food was superb, great choices and everything tasted delicious! The desserts were both unbelievable! Our service was also excellent, very attentive. We will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Didn't seem like they wanted to participate in the taste of Calgary. Food tasted great, had some mix ups with the main course. There was 2 options for dessert and was told it would take 20 minutes if you wanted the chocolate cake because the portion is smaller. Lack of communication between food runners, server and hostess."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our Big Taste dinner. Music was a bit too loud, but with a bar inside the restaurant that's to be expected. Attentive staff."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had dinner at Saltlik during the "Great Taste Menu" week. The salad first course with strawberries and goats cheese was delicious. I had the steak for mains which was equally good, but I think it would have been enhanced with a sauce. Whilst it wasn't dry, it was just lacking something extra. The sticky toffee pudding dessert was gorgeous but unfortunately I couldn't finish it as it was very rich. As usual, great wine list, great service and a lovely restaurant to dine in."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had to find a place for a date night with my girlfriend. I had read a few reviews of this place and it seemed pretty mixed BUT i can't understand why. Had dry ribs for an appetizer which were delicious...maybe best I'v e ever had. Girlfriend who is not really a meatitarian also loved them. The streak i had was cooked perfectly, flavored deliciously and best of all was only $25. I was surprised I could get a steak this good for the price i paid in downtown Calgary."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Extremely impressed with portion size and service. Will definitely come back for other special occassions"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My friend and I were there for dinner prior to a presentation at the Epcor Centre and we had excellent service from Colin. He was attentive, made fabulous recommendations on both food and wine and made sure our timing was monitored to ensure we made it to the performance on time. The restaurant was busy and energetic for a chilly evening. Always a great place and enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Today, I went to Saltik for the first time, anticipating the Big Taste menu. I have heard mixed opinions about Saltik; and I confirm that mixed feeling right at my first visit. The staff are very professionally dressed with uniforms, which is something I appreciate from a well managed establishment. However, the food service lacks points from food quality, presentation, and the service itself. The sirloin was correctly cooked to my reference. However, the sirloin i received was cold, missing both the butter and ketchup. I had to ask for the butter, then the ketchup. Very friendly and accommodating staff. With limited lunch time, I had to pack both my salad and desert with me back to the office."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I enjoy going to the Saltlik for business lunches. The service is friendly and efficient and the food has always been very good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We've been to Saltlika number of times and it has always been great and this most recent time was no different. The food was great and the service was awesome. I highly recommend it. I loved my French Onion soup and peppercorn striploin, and my wife's CAB serloin was perfect!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Amazingly cooked steak - def go for the Chicago style. Will most definitely come here again!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Waitress was very nice, attentive without interfering. In fact all the staff seemed cheerful and helpful. Steaks were done to perfection. We took our own wine and found the corkage charge very reasonable."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our group had calamari, steak, salmon, tuna and salad. All great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My brother introduced me to this restaurant and I've loved it ever since. However, I went there recently and the ribeye was under salted, and the fries over salted. It is not the most child friendly restaurant. No high chair or childrens menu, and The food isn't quite modifiable for a child, unless you want to pay a fairly large price for salt and pepper seasoned items."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our meal took a little longer than expected but without even asking the manager came to our table and appoligizes and gave us our lunch for free. The food was excellent. That is excellent customer service!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "There are many places to dine in Calgary, and it is sometimes hard to upset routine and try a different place for a change. I have to admit that it took me a couple of years to actually make a reservation here but I am very pleased that I did! It was a friends birthday, and he loves steak so we decided to give the place a try. The service was certainly the highlight and we were fortunate enough to have a server (Jackie...) who made the evening and meal most enjoyable. The food was very good and the guest of honour enjoyed the Peppersteak. I enjoyed the Halibut but would likely have Salmon next time. The Chicken Penne was very good, with an added side of Cheese Toast. Desserts were outstanding, all of them!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Staff are friendly. Welcoming. The wait wasn't more than a few Minutes. The food was awesome. Wine was chilled slightly To perfection. Very nice. Felt a little underdressed. But That was us in jeans. Love it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great spot for a good steak, at not a huge price. Very attentive wait staff. Would definitely recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a great spot and very nice inside. Our waiter was great. Very helpful and very considerate. The problem is it is one of those restaurants where they use the team server system where whoever is there brings food out. I ordered a steak with two types of side orders of vegetables. The vegetables must have been sitting ready for a while because they were cold when they came out. When I sent them back our waiter said the new ones should be ready soon. I think the same thing happened because when they came out again (brought by someone else) they were cold again. The same thing happened when I ordered espresso. It must have been ready for a while before someone brought it out because it was cool when I got it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I had very enjoyable experience for our anniversary. I enjoyed the service, the atmosphere and the food. We had a nice romantic dinner while others were enjoying family meals and still others looked to be having a meal before going out on the town."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food. Pricey wine list...estimated mark up on or wine 250%. Service was excellent, but on a couple of occasions they attempted to remove plates when we were still eating. Lobster mashed potatoes to die for...literally as they were so rich I could feel my arteries hardening with each swallow."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The steak was great, the carpaccio amazing, and the lobster mashed potatoes sinful."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The Saltlik is a great steakhouse. The staff is wonderful, the food excellent but for some reason they were playing top 40 music and 90's stuff. Why? What crowd are you trying to appeal to? I understand there is no dress code but if you are charging fine dining prices please complete the deal and give me some ambiance to match."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Was able to make a reservation last minute, food, service and venue were great!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014