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46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604.633.1912
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Ranked #204 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary, Organic, Wine Bar
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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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Courtenay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Chatham, New Jersey
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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: Contemporary, Organic, Wine Bar

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