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Salt Tasting Room

46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #164 of 2,802 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary, Organic, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Abbott or Carrall
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.
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English first
Reston, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you like to taste cured meats and cheeses with sides like honey or mustard, and paired wines, (think of a variation on tapas) you will love this restaurant. You pick 3 meat cheese choices with the sides and 2oz wine tastings plus bread. The food is wonderfully done. These are small elegant portions, so not for the ravenous appetite.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in on Saturday evening. Had to sit at the bar as we didn't have a reservation. If you enjoy watching staff slice cheese and meats...then sitting at the bar is the place for you. Personally, we enjoy interacting with other patrons when sitting at the bar..not really possible here. The feel of the place was pretentious. It was... More

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Cresskill, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

You don't want to go here for a major meal, but if you, like us, just weren't hungry after tasting our way through Seattle all day, go to Salt. Lunch would also work. First, it is off the beaten path on Blood Alley off Carrel. The alley itself is picturesque. The idea is to choose 3 each of meats ,... More

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Vancouver, Bc
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I'm from Vancouver and I still had trouble finding Salt - it's tucked down Blood Alley, parallel to Cordova and Water Street, so be patient. There is no signage - you just come upon the space. But it's a fun concept - diners can choose a selection of cheeses, a selection of meats and condiments that will best compliment their... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We came upon this tasting room by accident and are so pleased that we did. You can each choose from three meats or cheeses, three condiments and three wines. From a long list of alternatives, we chose spicy fennel salami (sourced locally), bresaola and tartufo salami for our meats; a beemster (from the Netherlands), oka (from Uraguay) and a chevre... More

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Falmouth, MA
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392 reviews 392 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Salt Tasting is a small minimalist restaurant in Gastown. You pick three meats or cheeses and several condiments. We ordered different things so we could get a taste of each; all very good. We added a kale salad that was excellent. A fun and relaxing lunch.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place was awesome! We sat at the bar and watched them prep the plates. We did a meat plate, cheese plate, and two wine tastings for two people. We did the option to let them pick all of our options and it was great!! This is our style place, but realize it isn't for everyone. Highly recommended though!

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Puyallup, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The menu is simple; you assemble a Tasting Plate from the chalkboard’s selection of 10 cheeses, 10 meats, and 10 condiments. The selections change constantly, making it almost impossible to have the same Salt experience twice. You may also choose to leave the decision making entirely up to the staff and they will build a perfect Salt pairing experience for... More

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Rockwall, Tx
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a great place to check out and not the usual bar thing. Great service, great food, great wine, great place to socialize with friends or a date. I'd definitely go again!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

In the middle of a seemingly ratty alley in Gastown, Salt Tasting Room gets it right. You choices are charcuterie, cheeses, and condiments. Although you have the option to select an interesting combination, you'll probably be better off letting your server put the pieces together for you. We did and it worked out very well. It's not exactly a dinner,... More

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