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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

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (38)
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Good for a Date (34)
Casual (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Romantic (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Happy Hour (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great Beer (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. We had the Fench onion soup which was absolutely delicious. Great choice of wines. Also had the cheese bread which was scrumptious and the Chicago style Filet Mignon. The meal was all that I expected and more

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Server (Jane) was great. Steak was perfect. Lobster mashed potatoes were recommended and appreciated! Thanks Jane!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our dinner was very nice, everything tasted great and food came out in a timely matter. Server could have been more knowledgable but it was still good service none the less. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

C'est toujours un plaisir d'aller au Saltlik mais cette fois-ci nous n'avions pas terminé notre apéro salade et soupe que nous recevions notre steak??. Je suggère de commander un plat à la fois.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 18, 2017

"Probably the best steak I've ever had" - is a direct quote from my boss. I'd have to agree - mine was delicious too, and pretty much everyone in our party of 7 said the same about their food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was delicious; however, the service is the reason I will never return!
Had 5 different people serving us, our water and wine took over 20 minutes (ordering and waiting), ordered an appetizer which was cooked and showed up to the table before a server even came to take our dinner order.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love the place, but poor presentation nd over cooked salmon were disappointing. The sniff location has better food for this dish.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Parents visiting from out of town, took them to dinner here.

On a busy Friday night, service was friendly but music volume and overall noise level was high for anyone wearing hearing aids.

Portions are hearty, menu is solid comfort food classics with upscale twists - ahi tuna tartare had a tangy mexi-cali fusion flavour profile with cilantro and avocado. Some items were hard to eat (burger was good but too big to bite into without slicing it first) and desserts are big enough for 4. Apple pie is more like a tarte tatin, about the size of a CD, served in a crispy, flaky pastry crust with buttery flavour and visible layers, earthy spices, oats, praline and a generous scoop of quality vanilla ice cream.

Wine list is decent but not deep, showcasing some BC products.

Design of the interior leans towards semi-rustic, semi-modern, like a pricey mountain retreat. A fireplace crackles, there are many padded leather booths, 2-top and 4-top tables, all solid, no wobble (a pet peeve). The back area features a soaring ceiling with a sculptural chandelier, and the front is a bar with high tables and two flat-screen tvs tuned to sports.

Given the balance of portion size, flavour, ingredient quality and service, the price was eminently reasonable.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and great service!

We went there for a quiet quick dinner and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great dining place for sure and I would recommend it to my friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic meal. Both went for steak and it was probably the best steak we have had. 2 desserts were gorgeous as well. We were seated in a boot on front of the fireplace with was lovely. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Friendly, attentive service. Delicious food.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent - thoroughly enjoyable

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The steak is always delicious and sticky toffee pudding is such a wicked treat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

It was outstanding, would go again. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Overall, it was just ok. My wife and I both ordered their specialty sirloin. Mine was a nice piece of meat, though over seasoned. My wife’s sirloin was tough and flavorless. French onion soup was just ok. Broccoli was quite good. Wait staff was friendly and helpful.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had a business dinner at the Saltlik and were absolutely amazed about the food, service and ambience. Not too noisy, made coversation easy. The appetizers (tuna tartar and calamari) were great, and the main courses (BBQ Ribs and steak) really delicious. The service was attentive, but not intrusive, and very friendly. We will definitely go there again.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant was beautiful and our server was amazing as well as the food. Only thing was the music could have been quieter

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were visiting Calgary for one night and wanted great steaks. Not only did we have fabulous steaks but great sides and drinks also. Nice wait staff as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

we ordered mushroom soup,steak,chocolate cake. the soup and steak were too salty for us. but the chocolate cake was Good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We found the atmosphere to be comfortably casual, but well appointed. The staff were professional and we got seated right away. I was truly impressed with the wine list, and how well the Wine fit the menu. The steaks were above average from what I have experienced in other places, and the Caesar salad was better than I expected. Oh yeah, don’t forget the apple pie, to die for. We will be back. Thank you.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I ordered a steak salad and I got a wedge salad and steak. Steak was medium rare and I asked for medium. I didn't send back, as I was with a client.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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