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Salt Tasting Room

#204 of 2,895 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Contemporary, Organic, Wine Bar
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46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Abbott or Carrall)
604.633.1912
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great tasting experience

We found out about salt through some irregular channels, decided to give it a go, and were very pleasantly surprised. The location is out of the way (enough so that if you're not familiar with the area, you might have some trouble finding it) but worth the effort. The decor is minimalistic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Chris B
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Courtenay, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Courtenay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We found out about salt through some irregular channels, decided to give it a go, and were very pleasantly surprised. The location is out of the way (enough so that if you're not familiar with the area, you might have some trouble finding it) but worth the effort. The decor is minimalistic and clean, but friendly and unpretentious. We arrived... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday night during Dine Out Vancouver. Salt had a 3 course menu for $28 per person. The starters, soup or salad, were both very nice. The main course was a choice of the daily meat, cheese or BC plate. I had the cheese, my partner had the meat. The cheese was fantastic, and the condiments... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

great concept - choose a few small plates, wine tastes - cheese, meat ---- staff helped with yummy condiments (mutardo or something like that with salami was our fav) Fun vibe, small and quaint. The food isn't super filling but they do give you bread. About 16 pp for 3 items + 3 condiments and we had flights of wine... More 

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nyc
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I loved this place for happy-hour or pre-drink place or post dinner drinks. Options of cheese and meats and great wines reasonably priced. Can be hard to find. It is in an alley off the main streets. Worth getting off the main drag of gastown.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is possibly one of the worst places in the world to even think of eating in. We went on a Friday evening with a few friends. The place is down a very dodgy alley with homeless people sitting in the alley. Also we saw at least three rats/mice running around near the door to the place. This really has... More 

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Ventura, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had the hardest time finding it, it's literally down and dark alley with many shady characters lurking around. Once inside, it's a cozy and cool atmosphere with friendly staff. The menu is confusing and the portions are very small for the prices. I would not go back again, the location itself is not worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The concept here is great- enjoy wine pairings with artisan meats and cheeses in a trendy setting. The menu changes weekly and if you want to, you can tell them what you like and they will surprise you. They also have a three course option if you are wanting a full meal. The wine flight pairings were great and they... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

my wife and I decided to grab a room at the Fairmont waterfront and we started wandering around gastown and it was so much fun. we found ourselves in blood alley a true back alley in vancouvers gastown with all sorts of underground clubs and alternative shops. it was very seedy but very trendy all rolled into one. it was... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 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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Port Moody, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Organic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?