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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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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

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Casual (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Healthy (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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·Dined on January 11, 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 10, 2018

Right by the fire on a cold night, perfect!

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·Dined on January 7, 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 7, 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 January 1, 2018

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 28, 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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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good but would not rush back

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·Dined on December 22, 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 22, 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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·Dined on December 22, 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 21, 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 19, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 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 17, 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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·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 15, 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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·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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·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 7, 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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·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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·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 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2017

All was very good, except for one of my guests lamb. It was very much over done and unfortunately sent back.

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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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