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For 2
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Wed, 1/17
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Salt Tasting Room

4.4
783 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Wine Bar
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  • Tasting Menu (16)
  • Tapas (15)
  • Notable Wine List (13)
Salt Tasting Room in Blood Alley showcases the finest meats, cheese, and condiments in all the land. Our chalk-board menu changes daily: J.N.&Z. smoked beef tenderloin, Mike Vitow's corned beef, Agassiz Farm House Cheddar, Cashel Blue Irish Blue Cheese, Neal's Yard Lincolnshire Poacher, Fireweed Honey, Marcona Almonds and Ambrosia apples may be on. Create a tasting plate and pair with a flight of rare wines, beers or sherries. Dine at our 18ft. communal table deep in the heart of Historic Gastown.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - close.
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Phone number
(604) 633-1912
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Salt Tasting Room offers fine catering for parties from 5 to 500. We offer a range of options using the artisanal products we serve at the restaurant.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Abbott or Carrall
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Parking details
The entrance to Salt Tasting Room is in Blood Alley between Abbott and Carrall streets. There is ample street parking around Blood Alley (on Abbott, Carrall, Cordova or Water Streets). Alternatively, there is a large EasyPark Lot located between Cambie and Carrall Street on Cordova. Note: you must have a commercial permit to park in Blood Alley.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 783 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0
Dined 4 days ago

Very slow service. Good food. But slow.

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London22june (Montreal)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

The concept is great and fun, but we found that the Portions were too small for the price and We were both hungry afterwards
However the food is very good quality and they offer a wide range of local products as well as local wines

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

We had an amazing experience at Salt. The service was amazing and the food tasted great! Staff are very knowledgeable on food and wine pairings, so can comfortably leave it all up to them. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a treat! Have been going here for years now. Think our first time was almost 8 or 9 years ago now. We were able to introduce some colleagues to the experience on Salt. Every one of them enjoyed their experience and took away some additional knowledge of food pairing/wine pairing etc. Definitely recommend Salt to anyone looking for a great culinary experience!

Thank you,

Clint Letain

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

I booked a reservation for 4 on open table 2 days in advance. Restaurant called to confirm my reservation on the day of.

When I arrived at the restaurant with my party, I was informed that were seating us at the bar.

In what universe does a restaurant put a party of 4 on bar stools? Seems there were multiple opportunities for the restaurant to communicate this info in advance.

When I asked the host if seating group reservations at the bar was a common practice for their restaurant, he stated that they were very busy and implied that my rediculous seats were my fault for reserving "so late on open table" and not specifying that I did not want to sit at the bar.

We decided to find a table around the corner at Six Acres. I don't think anyone at Salt cared that we left.

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vipHappydiner (Calgary)
4.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

This was my first time dining at Salt and it was a great experience! I booked a table for 7 for my best friend's birthday and we all had fun trying different wines and tasting plates. It's a fun concept for those who like charcuteries. I would recommend eating a light meal before as you don't get very full from a tasting plate and tapas. Looking forward to coming back!

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vipRammy (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Really wanted to like this place however, it didn't quite hit the mark. We ordered the meat/cheese board as well as the wine flights. They chose the pairings for the wine and they were perfect as was the service. The portions were very small though, expected a bit more on the charcuterie board.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic tasting experience with great wine pairings. Helpful and very friendly service. Really enjoyed our night here. As it is small bites, I would advise you will not feel full after. It is more for a tapas tasting experience. Would highly recommend. Enojoy!

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Roback (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Great spot if the dark alley doesn't scare you off! Cheese, meat and wine flights make for a great sharing date. We let them decide for us and it was all good.

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Lianne 
5.0
Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was amazing, the servers are insanely knowledgeable about both the food and wine menus. The only thing was that the service was very slow, otherwise than that everything was beautiful-they were extremely accommodating for my group and set it up beautifully for my birthday. I would definitely go back!

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