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Salt Tasting Room

#254 of 2,867 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Organic, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 83
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 6
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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
Worth the walk down the grimey alley!

Salt Tasting Room is a gem for those who enjoy interesting wines and artisan food. The only downside is the location; hidden down aptly named Blood Alley (off Abbott - look for the upside down salt shaker) where ripe city smells and shady city characters are plentiful and slightly off-putting. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Roznz
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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  • Local cuisine
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Salt Tasting Room is a gem for those who enjoy interesting wines and artisan food. The only downside is the location; hidden down aptly named Blood Alley (off Abbott - look for the upside down salt shaker) where ripe city smells and shady city characters are plentiful and slightly off-putting. We had a great experience, Enthusiastic staff helped us choose... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had read a TA review of SALT and decided to give it a try and how happy we were with our choice. After a "smelly" walk through the alley off which SALT is located it was wonderful to walk in the door and be greeted so pleasantly by the employees. This is a unique and trendy place which has... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were introduced to salt during a food tour of Gastown, and loved it so much that we went back the next night for a pre dinner tasting. All of the wines, meats and cheeses were delicious. We chose to have our own flight of wine and share a plate of food, which was perfect for a pre dinner snack.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This restaurant is in the heart of gas town. You will enter off a back lane that looks sketchy. However, you will have no concerns. The food is quite good and priced well. I felt that there is not enough food for the dollar so you will likely leave hungry.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Salt happens to be my FAVOURITE place to hide on a rainy day, admittedly because it's super quiet and because i can sit and watch the rat race (literally) go by. Deftly tucked into Blood Alley in Gastown this gem of a restaurant always hires keen servers who know their product and with the cheese selection most people need the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I found Salt on Open Table. We have always been fans of charcuterie and wine pairings so this seemed like it would be right 'up our Alley' . ;) It's a neat little place, tucked up an alley. Look for the salt shaker. We ordered the BC plate and the meat plate, with the recommended pairings. Great food. The local... More 

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San Pedro, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great wine, cheese, and meat tasting experience. Your server recommends pairings that are proven to work well. Just don't go in with a big appetite, its a tapas sized tasting that we thoroughly enjoyed.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I love this place, great food, great wine, good service. My only suggestion would be to upgrade the washroom facility. Or at least up keep it throughout dinner service

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stopped in on a Tuesday evening for a break before heading to the airport. My friendly and helpful server chose a cheese plate and a wine flight: the wine was good and the cheese selection was excellent.

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Arviat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Add this to your must try places if you enjoy wine, cheese, meats and condiments. I only had to describe what I like and the waiter picked and paired a perfect plate and flight of wines for me. This is a little gem that you would miss if you didn't know where to find it. I definitely recommend this place... 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: 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

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