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About 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, 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.
Calgary, AB T2P 1B4
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary Ratings and Reviews
To be blunt, we waited for over an hour for our food, that is completely unacceptable at lunch no matter how busy the restaurant is. We had to ask a server several times and eventually the GM what was taking so long and all that we got were apologies. I don't have the ability to spend 2 hours at lunch and the reasonable expectation is that lunch isn't going to take that long. I went there because I was willing to pay a little more to sit and discuss business in a refined setting. I really doubt whether I would risk going back since who wants to feel like they've been forgotten?
What happened? It used to be a good restaurant. This time service was below average; food was barely warm when served; I was overcharged for some food; and coffee was sub par. I was going to this restaurant at least twice a year for more than five years. I cannot recommend it anymore.
Was disappointed with our visit to Saltlik this time. The food was up to it's normal standard and the server we had wasn't the best. He made a lot of assumptions about our order and was incorrect the majority of the time. Doubt we will be back any time soon.
Service was good but we all had the special which was a striploin steak sandwich. Our server did not tell us the price and we were all shocked to learn AFTER the fact that they were $47.50 each. For a striploin that was not good value and none of us would have ordered that had we know how much it cost. Our bills were reduced by a round of drinks, which was a decent gesture, but not enough to make up for the outrageous price for the steak.
The steak was OUTSTANDING and the accompanying baked potato was tasty but needed more 'fixin's'. My Step Mom had the Salmon and she enjoyed it. We started with the coconut prawns and calamari and they were both delicious. I think as all the additional accompaniments are charges, they should at least serve a sourdough or some kind of bread with the meal. My husband and father in law both also had steaks and then the table shared asparagus and mushrooms. The mushrooms were also delicious.
My father in law had a 'not cheap' virgin ceasar and it was 3/4 ice and over spiced considering there was about 1/2 cup of clamato in the glass. If someone orders a virgin cocktail I don't think it should come in a tiny highball glass full of ice. Anyhow, that may sound nitpicky. The real reason I wanted to leave this review was this: We had an early reservation at 5:00pm. When we walked in it was quiet and the lovely lady at the front offered us a complimentary glass of Prosecco - nice touch. The 4 of us stopped to toast my Father in Law as we were there for his birthday. We chatted briefly with her as she asked about the occasion. I did not go there for a free dessert for him as we had birthday cake at home but most high end (and high ticket) establishments would have gone the extra mile and shared that detail with the server. I have been to Earl's with my girlfriend's and the waiter comp'd her a dessert.
I felt like we sat down, had our orders taken, had the food delivered and quality checked ONCE and then it was time to pay. $400 dinner in an hour. Move along, another table coming in. Anyhow, the steak really was worth the visit and I enjoyed it as it was my first time there but there are a lot of great steakhouses for less that offer more so sadly I won't be recommending it or likely returning.
With all the other restaurants on 8 Avenue closing down the Salt Lik was around 70% full for this lunch and had a good vibe. Service and food are good but the prices are a bit high so value is my one area of concern.
It was nice to see a romaine lettuce salad as opposed to kale. Kale salads are all the rage and I prefer good old fashioned Caesar with romaine so that was a real bonus.
It was my husband’s birthday and we wanted celebrate with something especial!, we order at the restaurant a ribeye and Bbq ribs, the ribeye was a bad steak with more fat that meet! I understand that the ribeye is a piece of meet that has marbled fat between the meet, but this steak was beyond that!! The customers services girls said that our order was coming late if we wanted to had an appetizer but 2 min late she cancel our appetizer because the appetizer and the food will come out at the same time! When my husband was trying to eat the ribeye we told the waiter that the ribeyes was not good! The manager came and offered free dessert for the horrible meat and she didn’t remove from over bill! Terrible experience!!
It was a birthday celebration. The steak was delicious. Cooked to perfection. Potato was included but had to order veg separately. I don’t like that
Love the ambience in an old building looking out onto the mall and other old buildings. Nice and close to Vertigo theatre where we went afterwards
Overall the food was quite good and it was a nice atmosphere sitting by the fireplace. The service was fine - nothing made it great or not okay. The sirloin steaks were done just right (medium), and the sides of broccoli and mushrooms were both quite tasty. The peppercorn on the New York cut was a nice added touch of flavour.
We were greeted with a flute of Prosecco and shown quickly to our table. The server was around when we needed her and answered all of our questions with expertise. The food was delicious! The duck fat fries, lobster potatoes and steaks really were fantastic! Would definitely go back!
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