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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Casual (16)
Cozy (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
People Watching (4)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

Food, drinks, desserts, and the service were all amazing! Would definitely return!

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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service. Was really loud, could barely hear each other but it was over lunch hour so was very busy.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Morey was an awesome server. Bartender and Morey built a drink specific to my wife's taste and it was perfect.
Steaks cooked to perfection
lobster mashed potatoes are to die for

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was where we met and now oy4 first anniversary was celebrated there. Couldn't gave chosen a lovlier spot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Four of us had a pre-theater dinner at the Saltlik. Restaurant was busy, but not so when we first arrived. A performance review of a staff member was occurring at the next table which was a little unusual. Appetizers were good as were the pre-dinner drinks. Dinner, however, was underwhelming. My wife's chicken and vegetables arrived luke warm, and our friends fish dinners arrived skin-on on top of vegetables in a pool of broth. They weren't impressed. My steak was okay, but for the price I could have done better at another steak house.

Overall we were underwhelmed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went there to taste well-known Alberta beef. We were not let down. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable. Thank you for the great evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was amazing. For a Wednesday night the restaurant was packed and so noisy...would have enjoyed a bit more had it not been. I can not blame the establishment for the noise level and so only have good things to say about our experience there. Service, seating, food all A+.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The Hunter Chicken is amazing! It is my go to dish.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent steak of Alberta, decoration with local touch, and a great service. Definitely exceeded my expectations on my first visit together with family.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall very pleased with the service and food. Great value. Staff super friendly

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Good food, good atmosphere. Great value for this class of restaurants!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I have been going to Saltlik for the 10 years that I have been going to Calgary on business. I have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great service Michelle! Sticky Toffee pudding is a must

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was fantastic, however the service was slow as our waiter had a big table and therefore we were not as important as the large table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The staff where friendly and the steak was outstanding! BUT! The onion soup was just warm, the red wine was chilled, and the server was very rushed to get us in and out of the restaurant. Like a fast food restaurant. Really not sure if we will go again! Talked to the manager and no compensation was given just a sorry about that.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was nice enough 3/5.
Service was very poor and very slow.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We go to restaurants along Steven Ave prior to Theatre Calgary so we were there early and had a seat in front of the fireplace which my wife loved.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Right by the fire on a cold night, perfect!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We chose Saltlik for our 5 year anniversary and we were not disappointed. Once seated we received complimentary Prosecco, which made us feel appreciated and special.

Our waitress Dani was pleasant, helpful, and lovely to chat with.

The food was delicious and our steaks were cooked perfectly to how we ordered them. My partners only critique is that her seasonal vegetables were ever so slightly over salted. The Apple pie was a fantastic!

The atmosphere was romantic and the venue was very cosy.

We will absolutely return to Saltlik.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

When we arrived we where ushered off to our table. Every other group behind us were offered champaign prior to their dining experience. Ordered cheese toast and it was neglected to be rung in and brought for a long time. We had felt slighted and had a comedy of errors happen. The food undoubtably was amazing. We just wished we could have had the complete experience it would have made our memorable occasion an event to cherish vs a memory for other reasons.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The music was very loud for a lunch. Horrible choice in the music as well.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

IT was a New Year Eve and it was a little crowded.Food was tasty,service average (take too long).Will come again !

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was delicious - drinks, dinner, dessert. Colin was our server and he was awesome! Knew the menu and was very friendly and efficient. It was a busy little place without being deafeningly loud. We would absolutely come back!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Good but would not rush back

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Server did not introduce herself, just jumped into asking for an order a minutre or two after we sat. Her service continued to be insistent and inpersonal as she asked to clear our mains when they were half eaten, no crossed cutlery etc. No changing in cutlry betwen apps and mains, simply added a steak knife. The wine list is also a joke, no vintages listed, even on the vintage page. Beyond that, the Ridge Zinn turned out to be a blend not the actual Zinfandel that Ridge produces. Wine service consisted of popping the bottle and pouring the first glass. We had to pour the rest while other tables around us received proper wine service. Never saw a manager and the fastest point in service was the attempt to take our order a minute after we sat and the espresso at the end.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Met with traveling friends. Exceeded expectations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Really enjoy the restaurant. The steaks are always cooked perfectly and delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The lamb was not edible. We had to send it back to the kitchen. Steaks were no he’ll either.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It's a great restaurant in the perfect location downtown Calgary to meet clients. Never disappoints.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We visited for my mother’s 70th. Everything from the food to the service was great! We very much enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Would of liked a complete plate with veg but overall steak was very good and service was great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Saltlik is consistently great! The food was amazing. Try the coconut curry shrimp appetizer. The service was great. The Waiter ( I think his name was Scott?) and hostess staff were knowledgeable and very attentive. I always book the Saltlik because I know I'm going to get great service and awesome food. Its a nice atmosphere too.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was fabulous. Service was excellent and the manager took the time to reach out to us on a very busy night. The parking at 5 pm was terrible and that would be the only thing that distracted from our dinner. We were going to the hockey game so needed an early reservation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I really enjoyed my meal.
However, it took quite a while for our food order to be taken and for it to be delivered (soup and pasta).
the service was poor, and the servers were cranky. the server that came and dropped my bill just dropped it without even a thank you. We then had to wait another 15 minutes to actually pay.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good food. Good menu.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 5, 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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