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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.

101 8 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1B4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner:
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

Cross Street:
Center

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 537-1160

Website:
http://www.saltlik.com/

Executive Chef:
Chris Mills

Additional:
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

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Details
Mon 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

Tue 11:00AM - 11:15AM 12:30PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

Wed 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

Thu 11:00AM - 11:15AM 12:30PM - 1:00PM

Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM 12:30PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Business Meals (37)
Good for a Date (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Casual (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Romantic (21)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Spicy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was Scott, and he nailed it. Food was amazing as well. All round worth it.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wait staff and hostess were amazing and made quick remedy of my booking mistake ( booked on the wrong day). Complimentary glasses of prosecco and a wonderful meal made an excellent evening, thank-you!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun
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·Dined 7 days ago

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?

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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Had a wonderful time from beginning to end. The food was well prepared and delicious. Our servers were excellent, ambiance included. Can’t wait to enjoy again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great place to have a meeting. Very comfortable and enjoy the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

server was way too slow, had to wait 15 mins to get the machine to pay. food was whatever

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Salklik never disappoints - amazing quality food always cooked to perfection.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Most enjoyable. Good environment for conversation. Made feel welcome on this visit and invited to return.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always a great meal at Saltlik - my favorite spot in downtown Calgary (or Banff) for upscale dining.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great night and meal!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic steak, and great service. A convenient location for a business lunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were looking for a very good steakhouse and were not disappointed. Inviting interior space. Menu provided plenty choice, even for non- red meat eaters. Food was presented well. Worth a repeat visit

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food. Perfect spot for going to the theatre.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service wasn't too good with this particular waitress. The food was mediocre and not nearly as good as at the Keg.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our server was great very professional and knowledgeable. On the floor manager was very accommodating and displayed genuine interest in our concerns, and made sure we left happy... To bad the food wasn’t up to par for the F.O.H. Standard.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food but our inexperienced server compromised what do of been a great experience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was great.
Food was only ok. 3 out of 4 of us had steak. All 3 steaks were overly salted. The side of mushrooms and broccoli were great tho.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Incredible service, beautiful decor. We had the fillet mignon and it was amazing!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

They have a wonderful chef !!! Food was fantastic!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great lunch spot in downtown Calgary. The lunchtime service is quick and the food delicious. We had a great server, full of enthusiasm and smiles. Have dined here many times and will continue to do so!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best tuna tartare I’ve had. Delicious filet mignon. Loved the proseco when we arrived. Staff was friendly and attentive. Service quick, food amazing. Thumbs up.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

As a always our favourite downtown restaurant. Thanks for always making it great

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food at the Saltlik is amazing! It is expensive but so worth it!! The service was incredible! I would highly recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was great. Service was good till end of meal when our server seemed to disappear. My guests had to leave and I finally had to ask someone else for the bill and pay her as she also couldn’t find our server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great business lunch once again, you never disappoint.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Another great meal with first class service! A go to for me when I’m Calgary.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Went with a couple of friends. Food was delicious! Great service, great steak :).

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dining experience totally uncoordinated. Poor table selection on a reserved table. Waiter and/or kitchen seemed disorganized and food was just ok ... and cold! Would try a lot of other places for pre-theatre before going back to Saltlik.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Birthday dinner with my wife & parents. Definite hit for food & atmosphere

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were there for an hour and left because our food was late in coming. In fact it didn’t come. No apologies either. Very disappointed. Will be along time before I go back there again. Too bad as we just had a company function there.

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