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Salt Tasting Room

#219 of 3,031 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Gastown
Wine Bar, Contemporary
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to try something different (wine & cheese lovers)

Came to Salt with a bunch of colleagues from work and it was amazing. We had not expectations except to try something different! We all loved the concept where you pick and chose what you want to eat (cheese, meat) and drink (very large variety of local wines). The service was great and our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sebastien T
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came to Salt with a bunch of colleagues from work and it was amazing. We had not expectations except to try something different! We all loved the concept where you pick and chose what you want to eat (cheese, meat) and drink (very large variety of local wines). The service was great and our server helped us pair foods together... More 

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Thank Sebastien T
Vancouver
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thin, cool soup took a while since the heating elements didn't work. The delicious bread filled you up which is good because although the cheese meat and condiments, although good, were not particularly substantial. No coffee, no draft beer. The tables were very close together with at least one person staring into a wall. The bill had a 15% liquor... More 

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Thank Frankie49
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to Salt with a bunch of girlfriends for my 25th Birthday, and was very happy with the level of service that we got. I booked the downstairs cellar room which is basically a private party room. Highly recommend booking the cellar room if you have a big group of people. Some of my friends have severe allergies and they... More 

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Thank Stephanie K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paper thin cuts of meats coupled with paltry portions of cheese, tiny bowls of olives, cornichons, smears of jams and mustards and the only wines offered to wash down this over priced mediocrity were very ordinary BC reds and whites. The location is found by walking down a pot infused ally in a somewhat sketchy area of Gastown. Save your... More 

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3 Thank John W
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Came here with a bunch of girlfriends for a birthday party about a year ago and it was amazing. I love the concept and that you can pick and choose what you would like or go with one of their suggestions. The service was great and our server helped us pair foods together so we could really enjoy our experience.... More 

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Thank ashlee207
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Unfortunately Salt is not as good as I remembered it. It looks as though the tasting room is trying to contain their prices, by offering minuscule amounts of cheese (seriously, the thickness of a cheese slice), and underwhelming wines. The end result left us quite unsatisfied. My wife did the 3 course menu, with salad, cheese platter, and dessert. She... More 

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1 Thank DisgracesOnTheMenu
Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

There's only one way of describing Salt, it's Sweet. Great selection of wine and meets. Take the plunge and try a variety of new things. Let you buds satisfy their curiosity and enjoy! A GasTown favorite to many!.

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Thank LeoGaulin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

So I happen to like both (wine and cheese), so Salt is great for me. The service is super friendly. Staff is knowledgeable about what they are serving and seem to take a genuine interest in your enjoyment of what you order. The night we went there was a great selection of BC cheeses. Plus the wine flight was great.... More 

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Thank d0ndequiera
Vancouver, Canada
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209 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

It's a quiet place in heart of downtown. They have a great selection of cheese/meat dishes.The service was a bit questionable. We had to wait a lot in order to ask our server to help us choosing a good combination of cheese and meat. Definitely try their berry brie, with honey. It's one of the best brie I've tried so... More 

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Thank MehrnoushM
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wine, cheese and meat sounds good so we went looking for Salt. Great experience and delicious pairings. We enjoyed the evening tasting the menu. Something different than the norm.

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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>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: 604.633.1912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Contemporary

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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Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.