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Salt Tasting Room

#241 of 2,831 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Organic, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Abbott or Carrall)
604.633.1912
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Salt Tasting Room in Blood Alley showcases the finest meats, cheese, and...
Salt Tasting Room in Blood Alley showcases the finest meats, cheese, and condiments in all the land. Our chalk-board menu changes daily: J.N.&Z. smoked beef tenderloin, Mike Vitow's corned beef, Agassiz Farm House Cheddar, Cashel Blue Irish Blue Cheese, Neal's Yard Lincolnshire Poacher, Fireweed Honey, Marcona Almonds and Ambrosia apples may be on. Create a tasting plate and pair with a flight of rare wines, beers or sherries. Dine at our 18ft. communal table deep in the heart of Historic Gastown.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to try

This restaurant is in the heart of gas town. You will enter off a back lane that looks sketchy. However, you will have no concerns. The food is quite good and priced well. I felt that there is not enough food for the dollar so you will likely leave hungry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Kelly K
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Winnipeg, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Winnipeg, Canada
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This restaurant is in the heart of gas town. You will enter off a back lane that looks sketchy. However, you will have no concerns. The food is quite good and priced well. I felt that there is not enough food for the dollar so you will likely leave hungry.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Salt happens to be my FAVOURITE place to hide on a rainy day, admittedly because it's super quiet and because i can sit and watch the rat race (literally) go by. Deftly tucked into Blood Alley in Gastown this gem of a restaurant always hires keen servers who know their product and with the cheese selection most people need the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I found Salt on Open Table. We have always been fans of charcuterie and wine pairings so this seemed like it would be right 'up our Alley' . ;) It's a neat little place, tucked up an alley. Look for the salt shaker. We ordered the BC plate and the meat plate, with the recommended pairings. Great food. The local... More 

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San Pedro, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great wine, cheese, and meat tasting experience. Your server recommends pairings that are proven to work well. Just don't go in with a big appetite, its a tapas sized tasting that we thoroughly enjoyed.

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Kitchener, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I love this place, great food, great wine, good service. My only suggestion would be to upgrade the washroom facility. Or at least up keep it throughout dinner service

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stopped in on a Tuesday evening for a break before heading to the airport. My friendly and helpful server chose a cheese plate and a wine flight: the wine was good and the cheese selection was excellent.

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Arviat, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Add this to your must try places if you enjoy wine, cheese, meats and condiments. I only had to describe what I like and the waiter picked and paired a perfect plate and flight of wines for me. This is a little gem that you would miss if you didn't know where to find it. I definitely recommend this place... More 

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Seattle
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

First, this restaurant is not located on Water Street. It is in the alley and you walk a ways from either end of the alley past garbage cans. Look for a sign at the top of the building of a salt shaker. The environment once inside is fun and casual, long narrow room. The current menu is written on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Cute little place tucked in an alley. Food is fab, the paired wines are just as good. It's a little on the pricey side so perhaps not for every night.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

At this place, typically each person will choose a tasting plate ($16) - choose 3 from an extensive selection of meets and cheeses and 3 condiments/accompanying elements. The waiter takes individual time to describe and help you choose and he figured out which items would go best together. Some people chose wine flights that the waiter helped pair with each... More 

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Additional Information about Salt Tasting Room

Address: 46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604.633.1912
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Abbott or Carrall)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604.633.1912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Salt Tasting Room in Blood Alley showcases the finest meats, cheese, and condiments in all the land. Our chalk-board menu changes daily: J.N.&Z. smoked beef tenderloin, Mike Vitow's corned beef, Agassiz Farm House Cheddar, Cashel Blue Irish Blue Cheese, Neal's Yard Lincolnshire Poacher, Fireweed Honey, Marcona Almonds and Ambrosia apples may be on. Create a tasting plate and pair with a flight of rare wines, beers or sherries. Dine at our 18ft. communal table deep in the heart of Historic Gastown.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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