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

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saltlik.com/
  • Phone: 4035371160
  • 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 4035371160

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (67)special occasion (61)good for groups (56)fit for foodies (35)romantic (31)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (10)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Good lunch
    eatalot
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Overall I had a pleasant lunch time experience. Good service from the off, the food was good, particularly the calamari! Would definitely come back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected
    Mcclark78VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything was as expected. The food was good, service really fast. I chose this place as Urban Spoon said it was kid friendly. They don't have a kids' menu so was disappointed in that. All in all a good experience though.
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food for lunch
    MMcG
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our server Andrea was very engaging and came to our table often to make recommendations re. wine and food. She was attentive while we waited for food. We were in no rush but it would have been a long wait if we had been! Food was delicious - a great lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    TDKB
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Saltlik is one of our favourite steakhouses in Calgary for special occasions. The steaks are great and the appetizers are fun (try the hibachi wings with parmesan sauce). The restaurant has a great atmosphere - it's fancy enough for special occasions but relaxed and fun - not formal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business lunch or Romantic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've been here for business, for Valentines, and for a 60th birthday with a dozen. It is always a great experience. The ambiance is quiet - comfortable and stylish. The service is excellent and the food never disappoints. One of my favorite spots for sure. It is tricky to find parking - that's the only downside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not so good
    zafman
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Steak was cold. Asperagus (sp?) was cold. Potato was hot but had to be sent back because I asked for no bacon. Waitress came around and gave pepper to the table next to us but our waiter never came around. I expected much more. If you are an expensive restaurant, you should expect excellent food and service.
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  • An overall nice treat
    piqpst
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was amazing. You have to try the lobster mashed potatoes! We both had steak and were not disappointed. Very well prepared. Service: it took a long time at the end to clear up the bill. We stayed late and it wasn't busy when we were leaving. So obviously our waitress forgot about us once we asked for the bill. She did apologise after. This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Everything goes so well but then you get ignored at the end. Ambience was good, but some of the tables were way too close to each other. At first we were seated at table for two practically elbow to elbow with the 6-top beside us. We opted to wait for a booth which was much nicer. We will try here again one day as the food rocked and hope we get better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but overpriced
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Steak was excellent but the potato could have used some condiments. Just overpriced. We went to cattlebaron the next night had a great steak meal again which included pot & veggies for less money. Since we had to pay $15 to park going to saltlik it did become a very expensive night out. We will probably not return for that reason for a long, long time. We have eaten at saltlik approx 5 times in the last 11 yrs vs 50 times at cattle baron. Price basically the reason & you get more for your money at cattle baron with same quality of food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • starting to see a trend...
    bigguyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Saltlik has been on my go to list for many years but over the last 6 months or so I have seen an unfortunate decrease in the quality of service. I don't know if it's a change in how they are serving or just the people but I had another SLOW experience last week...food was good as usual but this time we had to wait approx 45 mins for it to get to our table. Which I guess is better than last time where it took about 10-15 mins for anyone to even acknowledge us after being seated. I hope the mgmt team figures this out as I can't risk having business lunches there with service like I have been getting!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I know it was a Friday but it was very noisy and we were in a booth and we still had a hard time having a working lunch. We even told the waitress one of our guests had a hard stop at 12:50 and it still took 45 mins to cook a burger.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Steak Salads?
    MTL4Food
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Being a steakhouse I used to occasionally enjoy a salad with a little steak in it for lunch. To my surprise all of the Saltlik's salad don' t come with protein anymore, except for chicken and shrimp which are extra cost. I guess if I'm in the mood for a steak and potato, the Saltlik will do, otherwise I'll start looking for other lunch locations
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tenderloin, mmmm, tenderloin
    foodie306
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our group had everything from fish to chicken to steak. The 10oz tenderloin is so tender, you might not need a knife. Along with the lobster mash potatoes, it is a perfect meal. Wide selection of wine and apertifs make for a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place to eat. 10/10
    Wolfej
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great location, food and staff. 10/10. Calamari is fantastic as is everything else.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group review
    Glow
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Steak was good, was not overly seasoned which I liked. My steak was warm which was disappointing. The fish, overcooked (flaky & a bit dry) we were told by the waiter from the sous chef, its the way the restaurant does their fish. After a conversation the fish was replaced. We tried a bunch of the sides, from the fries, lobster mash to the broccoli, each item was good. The appies weren't that notable. The service was ok. We got drinks and our meal in a timely manner, but round two of drinks was ordered & forgotten, it also took awhile for anyone to come by to fill our water or check if we required anything. Training may be needed as a bone was dropped on one of our bags and a napkin in our food. Not what I expected for a high end restaurant
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our party had the Hunter Chicken, Fillet and Ribeye....All were fantastic..will try again for Sure!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Mzlada
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner here celbrating our first wedding anniversary. Our server was fantastic. The food was delicious, and came out quickly. Blueberry Cosmo is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our server knocked our socks off. He went above and beyond, even to the extent of supplying the brie cheese name in the meat and cheese apy and where the chef purchases it from. On the ball all night long. Would roll with him anytime. Cheers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Ohnanna
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went there with a friend of mine Saturday for an early dinner. We were seated immediately and our server was absolutely amazing. He was very knowledgable, funny, efficient, and even made suggestions on where to go later that evening. We started with popcorn shrimp and French onion soup. Both were incredible. For out entrees we had the filet with bearnaise sauce and the lobster mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare, and those ashes potatoes were to die for! Get them you won't regret it! We also had the asparagus with the truffles hollandaise, again so delicious. It is pricey but definitely worth. Go! You will love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NoName1234
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Strong smell of chlorine in the restaurant. One needs to open windows and let air in. The food wasn't goood either.
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  • Layalta1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a great dining experience at the Saltlik for my husbands birthday dinner. The Halibut was cooked to perfection and the sirloin steaks were done exactly how our family ordered them. The only issue we had was when I booked this reservation on line was, I requested a high chair and the Saltlik didn't have one when we got to the restaurant. It would have been nice if the Saltlik could have called me about this and we could have brought a portable one from home. The staff we very friendly and most accommodating,and made the night out a nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1234
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was tasty, and the service was very good. However, there was just too much butter in my meal, which gave me an upset tummy for the rest of the afternoon. I think the same taste qualities could be achieved with less butter and more herbs.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service good
    foggy973
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Impressed with the lunch service. Fast delivery of food without asking, which was appreciated as we were on a tight schedule and this enabled us to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner
    Service
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything was good but the waitress was nice but she had to many people to look after so the wine was late. Had it after the appetizer. Getting refills was also off. She did indicate she had a big group to attend to also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of the members of our party has several food intolerances and the server went out of her way to ensure she was accommodated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was so looking forward to this
    meatlovers
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had heard this was a great restaurant so I booked for a birthday. The service was very good. We ordered shrimp and wings to start and that was very nice. I had the halibut and it was also quite good however the steaks were a huge disappointment. The New York was a grey slap of beef, absolutely no flavour, no seasonings and overcooked, the filet was cold with not a lot of flavour either. This restaurant is supposed to be a steakhouse but I would not order a steak in here. The burgers may be good but I do not know. It is to bad but we would not return
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    In and out in a reasonable time which was great seeing as how it was a lunch hour.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but way too loud!
    Aussieoioi
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    lvab09
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating staff and great food!
    Kristen
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Calgary's Best
    Thurman
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!
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  • Good Food
    nomnomqueen
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wen't during stampede so the restauarant was pretty busy and therefore the service a tad slow in the beginning but everyone was really friendly and did their best to ensure we were taken care of. Tuna tartare was very tasty. Steaks were good - however the hunter chicken dish was definitely the favourite. Good spot to taste Alberta beef!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch
    Frankie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    LawrenceG
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Had an excellent lunch here. Food was great and the general location and environment are perfect for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 orders 4 wrong
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great!
    yycoenophileVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meandthefoodsnot
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    food was great. Service was great. what more is there to say
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay Food but Slow Service
    dmc525
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Lunch
    lovetotip
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
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  • Good place with basic fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    brg35
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate