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: (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 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
188 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (69)special occasion (64)good for groups (63)fit for foodies (45)romantic (42)hot spot (26)late-night find (17)notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Ethel
    ethelVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This is a favourite restaurant of ours as a dinner pre concert. When we are time restricted the staff see to us quickly without rush. We have never had a bad steak there, they are always delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive. The ambience buzzy. Would recommend it to anyone wanting a good steak. They even cater for small appetites, featuring a petite filet which is perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm inviting steak house
    crumpet
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Four of us enjoyed dinner at Salt Lik pre theatre. We were seated in front of a cozy fire place with a view to the outside passersby. Following cocktails we ordered 2 pasta dishes, one small filet and the Hunter chicken. A bottle of Whatchamacallit red wine well accompanied all four meals. Everyone was delighted with their specific choice, evidenced by the comment that each of us would order the same meal again. Our server was attentive, informed but unobtrusive - just the way we like it. Although Salt Lik is primarily a steak house the menu has several other choices like the ones we had. Don't miss the skinny fries. We will certainly return next time we have a theatre night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Around Great Place!
    JJNA
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My daughter and I went for a Mommy/Daughter date (she's 22). Wonderful service, amazing food and great atmosphere. Thumbs up all the way around for this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saltlick - Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Everything about our meal was average, from service to food itself. Definitely not worth the price charged.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I have heard good things about Saltlik and was surprised and disappointed with our dinner there. For the price charged I expected to be wowed, and everything was just okay. Honestly, we should have gone to The Keg instead. The food would have been better and less expensive. The server was fine, but not great. She didn't offer anything more than the very basic "can I take your order" followed by "can I get you anything else" and "here is your bill, have a good night". I definitely won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great beef dip!
    awkwardVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great service and great food. Hard to pull myself away from the shaved prime rib beef sandwich!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service, a lost art... not here!
    Emorrison
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Service was amazing, food was great and timing was spot on!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening
    patsy
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Very enjoyable meal and excellent service at Saltlik. Our waiter was very friendly and open to making a couple of menu changes for us. We will defintely go back to this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Ok Service! :(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were a group of 6 celebrating a graduation. I asked the server at the beginning of the night if he could bring something small like a dessert for the graduatee as a small celebration. He said no worries and he would take care of that. Then after dinner without any sort of heads up or notice, the server brings an apple pie to the table for the graduatee (no candle) and half of the group was downstairs in the washroom. I didn't think it was a big deal at first since I assumed the restaurant would take care of the dessert given we ordering appy's, steaks, beers, bottles of wine, and to my surprise when I received the bill that was right under $500, they charged me $9 for an apple pie I didn't even choose! Not what we expected from here!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great appetizers
    lucysadie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Calamari and ribs are delicious. Service was very good. Restaurant was very accommodating when I needed to add 2 more to the reservation earlier in the day. Our friends really enjoyed the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a shadow of what it is trying to be
    rutny
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Parking was ridiculous!! It wants to be a most fabulous steakhouse. Esp judging by the prices. Menu is not compelling. Food was just ok. Side dishes ... extra $ ... are merely a flagrant attempt to boost revenues ... also taste ok ... even the "large" ones are laughably small. Service was passable. Our waiter did not have the best memory. Some dishes came late. Washrooms are in the basement in a sketchy sort of place with strange curtains. You feel like you should not go there by yourself. In a beef city like Calgary there are umpteen better steakhouses which are also much more economical and have excellent service. There is no reason for us to return to Saltlik.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable lunch
    KBYYC
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The two us had an enjoyable Friday lunch at Saltlik. The restaurant was busy so active and noisy. The waiter was friendly and efficient and the other staff kept water glasses full and the food arrived promptly. The calamari starter was one of the best I've had in Calgary. Instead of tiny deep fried pieces their's were large and tender. We had 2 pasta dishes which were both well prepared. An excellent choice for lunch or evening dining in the Stephen Avenue area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for lunch
    SeventhHeaven
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    If you want to get in and out within an hour, make sure you place your order right away and follow up on timings
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Customer
    MarkS
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The service was quick, friendly and professional. This was a working lunch and everyone was happy with their meals and I was happy with the price. The food, service, and ambiance was above average which is what we paid for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu needs refinement
    Steakeater1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Saltlik has been a great restaurant for many years in Calgary. The service is always great, but the menu and the food need some work. I found it hard to find a good choice for lunch. Steaks are always incredible, but they just need to work on what comes with. Those stringing fries are horrible and no one at our table ate them. Maybe a couple salad options with steak and upgrade the fries:-)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was excellent. Noisy as very open layout. Server was great. Service overall was quick and professional. Would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have tried 3 times to get a reservation when we have visited Calgary. We were finally successful on a Saturday night and we were not disappointed. Wonderful atmosphere and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JC
    trufflequeen5
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was very good. Best burger I've had in a long time. I would like to mention that when ever I reserve a table, I notice if I show up as a couple I get a good table, not right in the thick of bar traffic and kitchen. If I show up with another female I'm given the "token" table right by the bar and server traffic area. Wait staff were amiable but at bit over solicitous at first. Wine and liquour choices were enticing and of good quality. I would definitely go back, there are more menu choices I look forward to trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat!
    KADL
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service and food were amazing. Great place for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    mikka
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Overall a great experience. Highly recommend it! It would be nice if it was a little quieter.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    over priced, over rated, quality of steaks was marginal at best
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my Favs
    OilAndGasAdminVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I love coming here it has great food for steak lovers and non-steak lovers! I love the Ambiance, rustic and classy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than the reviews
    Foodlover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Every review I had seen for this place was bad. So here is a good one! we went for my graduation dinner at 7pm on a Saturday it was great the restaurant was very busy and full but they gave great service. We didn't feel rushed at all! Would go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tough Steak
    DinnerBeforeTheatre
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I had the petite sirloin and baked potatoe. The potatoe was nice but the steak was tough. I did mention that to the waitress when she asked how our dinner was, but received no comment back. One of my friends had halibut and the other a pasta dish. Both enjoyed their meals.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Excellent
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My husband, our two daughters (ages 14 & 10), and myself went to Saltlik for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and Shauna, our server, was fantastic. We all loved it. The lobster mashed potatoes are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • goodfoodforu
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went to the restaurant to celebrate a coworkers 10 year work anniversary. The service was good in general although they kept mixing up our drinks. The food came fairly quickly and was actually very good. All of our group enjoyed their food and said they would come back there again. for two of us it was our first time there and it was quite enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Went here for a business lunch. Food and service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A good spot for a business lunch. Plenty of lunch-sized menu items and lots of variety.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    liltastebud
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I am used to Saltlik being more genius with its food but its turning into another Earls or Moxies. Needs a menu update as there is nothing to truly their to inspire a foodie. Great place for lunch. Our server was fantastic and good service is hard to find. Fast and convenient for those downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not great
    TexasToddVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Friendly waiter, but service was a little slow. Prime New York strip was an excellent cut of beef, but it was unevenly seasoned so one bite was tasty and the next bite was bland. Frankly, I expected the steak and service to be better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toronto Visitors
    Wonderfull
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great Steak and the lobster mash was well received. The group of 6 was very pleased with their meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oskrly
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was very good and our waiter was very nice and friendly. However, the restaurant was extremely noisy and loud. We had to yell at times to hear each other and we weren't even a big party. There was only 4 of us and we were seated at a small round table. So we were sitting at very close proximity of each other. Otherwise, everything else was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service was incredible. The staff was very attentive and friendly. They seemed truly interested in ensuring that we had an enjoyable experience - and we did! The food was excellent as well. I highly recommend Saltlik!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the food was good but I wasn't really impressed with the service. Our waiter seemed overwhelmed with the number of tables he had to attend to and it took him over 15 minutes to come and greet us and offer us some drinks. he also seem not to have much knowledge about their menu
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    east2west
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dinner for 4. Decent ambiance. Good downtown location. Nothing very special on the appetizer menu, so we skipped it. Main courses (we all selected beef options) were prepared well, but the sides were of small quantity. We were served within a reasonable time and our meals arrived all at once, which was nice. Found it somewhat noisy, as it was a Saturday evening, and our table was toward the centre. If you go, I'd recommend asking for a booth...they looked quieter and more comfortable. Hosting and wait staff were friendly, polite and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Saturday night was our first time at this Stephen Ave. location. We liked the decor and felt comfortable although the noise level was a bit loud for a good conversation. I had the petite filet but it had that soft texture that sometimes happens to steak that is too tenderized. I ordered it rare but it was closer to blue. My partner had the house salad and the chicken which were both very good. The wait staff was attentive. It was a good location as we had tickets for the CPO. I don't think I'm rushing back to this restaurant. Downstairs is a lovely area with a pool table and private seating if you want to book a private dinner or meeting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wondeful Staff, Excellent Food
    mnayyar919
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went to Saltlik to celebrate my birthday - upon noticing my steak wasn't cooked to my request, the manager immediately took action and replaced my order. She took my order as well as some beverages off of my order, and provided us dessert at no cost. The food was fantastic and the service was just as good - kudos to the staff for turning what could have been a bad experience to a memorable one. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pharrohs
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a go to resturant for our group of friends, I do find that it is very loud and hard to have a conversation with people at your own table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Place to Eat
    Lindsey22
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was okay; I ordered a steak medium and it came out well done! When we first entered the restaurant (4:30pm), there was no one to seat us. We waited approx. 5 minutes at the front (along with another couple who came in at the same time). Also make sure to come after 5pm, as the parking was $28 prior ($15 post); with being out of town it would have been nice to have been notified. The Saltlik in Banff was a lot better (food, service, location).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Atmosphere
    Dano
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The ambiance is good, lighting is bright, servers are great. The staff make the difference, the food is just that, Food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic