We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salt Tasting Room

#219 of 3,031 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Organic, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Abbott or Carrall)
604.633.1912
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
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.
read more
Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 190 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Unique Venue

Have been a couple of times with groups of friends. Communal eating environment which encourages discussion and sharing. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their menu. (Wine/Cheeses/Charcuterie fare). Portions are not large but the staff can guide your group well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Shannon G
,
Burnaby, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sammamish, Washington
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great place to go and sample a flight of wine along with different options for meat, cheese and other accompaniments. The staff especially the manager was especially friendly and very helpful in picking chooses of wine and good pairings of chesses. If you want something fun to do, this is a great option for something different.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North America
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Poor service by staff, pretentious when questions are asked regarding food and wine. Made my date feel bad for asking, and surely will never, ever return to this venue. Be wise and take your culinary interests elsewhere. There are many other great restaurants within steps of Salt.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved this place even though its down a dark dirty alley! The pairing with the boards was so interesting and I loved the choices! I would do the wine pairing since they were good and generous, 1 glass of wine was on the pricey side though so be careful if you're ordering more wine after. Will go back and tell... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnaby, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Have been a couple of times with groups of friends. Communal eating environment which encourages discussion and sharing. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their menu. (Wine/Cheeses/Charcuterie fare). Portions are not large but the staff can guide your group well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I used to be a Vancouver resident but moved away 8 years ago. Salt Tasting Room is a place I come to each time I visit family and friends in Vancouver. Each time I have been our group enjoyed the entire experience. Great selection of cured meats, some of which are cured in-house, a cheese selection that makes it hard... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I read about this unique little place in 2 or 3 travel blogs & magazines and just had to try it out when we were in Vancouver 2 autumns ago... We walked from downtown and it was worth it! It is a bit difficult to find and is in a location called "Blood Alley" cool story that goes along with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Courtenay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
nyc
Top Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Salt Tasting Room also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Salt Tasting Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Salt Tasting Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?