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Salt Tasting Room

#227 of 2,779 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
amazing, unique, pricey

Cute little place tucked in an alley. Food is fab, the paired wines are just as good. It's a little on the pricey side so perhaps not for every night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

First, this restaurant is not located on Water Street. It is in the alley and you walk a ways from either end of the alley past garbage cans. Look for a sign at the top of the building of a salt shaker. The environment once inside is fun and casual, long narrow room. The current menu is written on a... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Cute little place tucked in an alley. Food is fab, the paired wines are just as good. It's a little on the pricey side so perhaps not for every night.

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Tucson, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

At this place, typically each person will choose a tasting plate ($16) - choose 3 from an extensive selection of meets and cheeses and 3 condiments/accompanying elements. The waiter takes individual time to describe and help you choose and he figured out which items would go best together. Some people chose wine flights that the waiter helped pair with each... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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.

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North America
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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.

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Victoria, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Burnaby, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 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 

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Courtenay, Canada
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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 

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?