Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary

4.4
2205 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Wine Bar
Saltlik is the quintessential modern steakhouse in the heart of downtown Calgary!

A menu of comfortable luxury designed by executive chef Chris Mills, does not only satisfy the appetite of any true steak lover, but has the variety to excite each and every diner. Saltlik's 55 label wine list features new world benchmarks and old world favourites, with the majority of wines ranging from $50.00 to $70.00.

Saltlik is minutes away from the Saddledome, and steps away from the Telus Convention Centre, Theatre Calgary, and the Olympic Plaza, making it the perfect start to a night out in Calgary.

Come in today and enjoy a premium casual dining experience, made special by our professional and engaging service team.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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NathanBB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brussel sprouts you will ever eat!! .. was a great experience all around.. steak was cooked perfect.. the sides were delicious, and the service was top notch. Definitely would go back

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carly
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinning experience was excellent, the food was creative and delicious; service was terrific and the restaurant, while busy, was relaxing and pleasant. We will definitely be returning.

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SheriM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!! My husband had the scallops and gnocchi which were amazing and I had the chicken. Perfect portion sizes and the sticky toffee pudding was to die for!!!!

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Stevenson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

That calamari was outstanding and my friends and my girlfriend enjoyed every single bite. But the Proportions were quiet small, but again amazing.

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LenG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The steam which is usually very good was quite tough and grissled. The knife was not sharp enough to cut.
A $74 steak needs to be easier to eat.

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vipDCormier
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love the wedge salad with steak, always a great lunch !

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great. The only issue we had was that a large table was seated right beside us and there couldn’t have been more that 2 feet between us. It was uncomfortable and it didn’t make for a great dining experience. If that hadn’t happened it would have been 5* across the board.

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Alley
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall1food3service2ambience4

They've changed their menu a lot and it's also not very accommodating. Their food quality is good but it feels more like a weird trendy restaurant now more than a steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome oysters. Delicious food and great service

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Dezzy
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

French opinion soup should be made with Gruyère not mozzarella, especially at that price. Striploin steak was okay, not exceptional. Small selection of steaks. Service was really good but food not a standout.

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vipSoccermom
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to celebrate NYE with friends. The restaurant was busy but not crazy which was nice. No set menu just order from the traditional menu. I ordered the sirloin and upgraded to lobster mashed potatoes which was delicious but certainly not worth the extra $19 price tag.. I didn’t like that the steak came with Brussel sprouts and that I didn’t have another choice unless I wanted to pay extra. I also got extra mushrooms which literally was maybe 5 on my plate? Presentation was nothing special for a steak house in my opinion compared to the Keg for example.
The calamari was probably the best I’ve ever had! That was my favourite part of the dinner and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert was delicious! Overall entree was ok but wish I had seasoned vegetables as a side option not just brussel sprouts.

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vipJennS
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Years Eve and Usually the restaurant is busy but due to the latest Covid restrictions it was half empty. Saltlik was double staffed which meant our food came very quickly and the service was awesome. The food is amazing!!

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mollyb
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went here for new years eve. We my shared the calamari appetizer which was interesting.differebt from the usual deep fried calamari. A bit spicy but kind of oily.
The sirloin steaks were a generous size. I found mine to be very difficult to chew and the peppercorn sauce which was served on the side was floating in grease.
The apple pie and lava cakes were both good. Nothing was really spectacular but a decent meal if you are not fussy and are not looking for an original menu. Nothing very exotic or worthy of repeat.

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KellyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

French onion soup was delicious. Both steaks were over cooked rib eye and New York. One was cooked to medium rare on one side and well done on the other. Waited 20 min before someone came by to check on us. By then we gave up and ate half of our steaks. Expected more for a $76 and $52 steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual
A wonderful night out
Highly recommend this place

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vipJDJD
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa is a great server!!!

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My filet mignon was a sirloin, you can’t fool a country girl in the heart of cattle country. Server seemed distracted. By the time she came to check our meal we had resigned to just eating and leaving. There is no point in ruining two meals to get one right, my husband had scallops those wouldn’t have sat well while we waited. She also didn’t mention the steak and huge fat strip left on my plate. It was disappointing I’m glad I had good company. We drove 3 hours one way just to celebrate based on your stellar reputation. Nothing was offered for our anniversary.

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KamS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ha d a lovely anniversary dinner at a cozy table by the fireplace. Joey, our waiter, was super helpful about our choices and the drinks and dessert were as yummy as the rest of the meal.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

Hi KamS, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review; we're thrilled to hear about the experience you had with Joey, and we can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. Thanks, Amy Grodecki General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Five of us all ordered the beef tenderloin steaks with lobster mash potatoes and brussel sprouts with the peppercorn sauce. Lobster mash was amazing!! Brussels too!

Out of the five orders, 3 of the steaks had to be returned to the grill. We like our steaks medium rare but these steaks were literally blue rare!!

We got our 3 steaks back and again, all 3 steaks had to go back a second time.

We got the 3 steaks back again, and there was one steak that still had to be returned to the grill for a 3rd time!!

After the third time they got it right AND brought fresh, hot Brussels and mushrooms.

The other guest ordered a steak sandwich with fries and that order was perfect.

The serving staff were amazing. They felt so bad but it’s not their fault.

We got a steak taken off the bill, free desserts and a free glass of wine. So we were taken care of in that regard.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal
Lobster mashed are fantastic
Sticky toffee pudding ……. What can I say - the best part
Service was amazing even though short staffed

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of the best meals we’ve had at a restaurant in a long time. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review; we're thrilled to hear about the experience you had with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. Thanks, Amy Grodecki General Manager, Saltlik Calgary

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CS76
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good and service was decent. Steak that was undercooked was only retired and not replaced. I was left eating alone after others were finished.....disappointed I received no compensation for this.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

I am sorry that your experience here at didn’t quite match your expectations and that you didn't get to enjoy your meal alongside the rest of your group. I would love to get in touch and make this right, please reach me anytime at agrodecki@saltlik.co m. Again, thank you for your feedback. Amy Grodecki General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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HenrikR
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Went out for the evening to have a nice meal, asked for a table in the corner as one of the guests is deaf on one ear, was seated directly under the speaker. Furthermore, after the starter, we had to keep our knife and fork to use for the main course, the main course was served on top of our starter before the table was cleared and ready. Sweet server but clearly not trained enough.
Also, the menu card on the internet did not quite reflect the menu card in the restaurant.

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Pkkk
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our meal as it was very tasty. The service was fine but nothing notable. I had called earlier to mention it was a special occasion and was told they woukd have a complimentary drink for the grad. I called ahead so I would not have to mention at the table but the drink was not provided and I did not want to draw attention to it with the guest present. All in all, an enjoyable evening out.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

Hello Pkkk! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear we did not fulfil on the complimentary drink detail of your reservation. I'm glad you were still able to enjoy your visit, but if there is any additional feedback you can provide, or would like to discuss further please reach out to agrodecki@saltlik.co m. I'd love to host you again soon. Best, Amy Grodecki General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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NemM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food prepared to perfection

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

I appreciate your positive review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share, we’re very grateful for customers like you and your review reaffirms our hard work we put in every day. We look forward to serving you again in the future! Amy Grodecki General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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DavidS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service, and a wonderful atmosphere

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

David, Wow, 5 Stars! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We look forward to hosting you again soon at Saltlik! Best, Amy Grodecki General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First formal dinner with my girlfriend.
We shared the Ahi Tuna Tartare which was amazing. Entrees were the Hunter Chicken and the Premium Steak Sandwich, both of which were amazing.

Will definitely recommend this place to others and hope to be dining again soon with as amazing an experience!

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

I appreciate your positive words! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and recommending us to others. We look forward to serving you again in the future, please reach out for your next reservation at agrodecki@saltlik.c om! Amy Grodecki General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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PATRICIAS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place just a little crowded for us during COVID. Would be nice to have a choice of sides. Wonderful server.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

Patricia, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your 4-star review. We look forward to hosting you again soon at Saltlik, please reach out with any of your reservation needs at agrodecki@saltlik.c om. Best, Amy Grodecki General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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DanielleW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, really good food! They were out of a few ingredients at the bar so I didn't get my perfect cocktail selection but the alternatives were good.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 29, 2021

Hi Danielle, Thank you for the 5 stars! I'm sorry to hear that we didn't have the ingredients you'd hoped for but glad to hear we hit the mark on an alternative for you. We hope to have you back in soon! Amy Grodecki General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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RobC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Was extremely noisy to the point of being overbearing. Could not have a normal conversation with table guests. We even discusses leaving. Food was ok, certainly not outstanding.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been going to Saltlik for several years and it's still a really good restaurant. Food is really good. It's a bit loud, but a nice restaurant.

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UannaC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and we had a cozy spot by the fireplace.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I had ordered a Beeswax Old Fashion and received one with a berry. I saw a second Old Fashion come to our table on the second bill (just drinks) which I believe was actually the beesewax version. I also ordered a medium steak which came with no pink. Service was slow and the server was under the impression Wagyu Carpaccio was seafood and suggested my guest order another appetizer such as the Focaccia rather than Calamari as he did not like seafood.

This was my first experience at Saltlick and the food was good however the service was poor. Polite but poor.

I will reserve my recommendation however I will not, not recommend.

Transaction ID 5061468

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

One word: Disappointed. I was there in 2018 and the experience was great. However tonight, the magic was gone… main course arrived when the starters weren’t finished, a filet mignon with garlic herbs butter on top while a béarnaise sauce is on the side (either one or the other but not the two). No milk for a cappuccino. Well as a conclusion… it was sad and bad experience.

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Kath
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed our meal!! Had the 7 oz. Sirloin and it was perfectly cooked. Delicious brussel sprouts and mushrooms as well! Excellent service and the Sticky Toffee Pudding topped off the meal!!

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TammyP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

have to ensure there is no Flames game next time, as the two of us could barely hold a conversation... also, the new menu since we were there a couple of years ago (pre COVID), is not as elevated as it used to be.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Not impressed. Have been a diner at Saltlik each time I visit Calgary, but this was definitely an experience unlike the others. Service was lacking and food wasn't prepared as ordered (after sending it back twice). Not the Saltlik I remember.

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CollinH
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a table in the bar area and every time someone came in the door there was a cold breeze blowing in. Had to wear my coat the whole time.
Food and service was excellent though. The waitress tried to move us but they were full.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were a group of 8 co-workers celebrating Christmas. It would be nice if the servers would ask if we are on any kind of a timeline as start to finish was close to two hours. Food was very good (which is typical of Saltlik). We had one steak served a little over done and as it was not sent back, the manager ended up comping the steak as well as a couple other items on the menu. An unexpected and generous gesture. It is a staff favorite for these events and we will return in 2022.

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vipEdMalcolm
Calgary
67 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltlik always has it dialed in in terms of excellent service, a fun ambiance and great food.

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Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 537-1160.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary is rated 4.4 stars by 2205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.