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Salt Tasting Room

46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604.633.1912
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Ranked #177 of 2,799 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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English first
Copenhagen
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Don't be put off by the social realism in Blood Alley: the Salt Tasting Room is a very excellent place and concept. Out of four nights in Vancouver we dined here twice. We let the waiter decide the menu and pairing the wine both times and it was great. Saturday the restaurant was pretty crowded, we got two seats at... More

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Victorville, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My friends and I saw the ad for Salt in a map/flyer. We were on the "hop on/hop off" trolley and hopped off in Gastown specifically to go to Salt. After getting directions from some very handsome men in a barber shop, we ventured down Blood Alley to Salt. It is a Foodie's Dream of a place. We chose our... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A really good find, samples of wine and sherry to compliment cheese and house cured meats. Very relaxed and chilled, although the street itself seemed to be a regular haunt for drug users but this did not impact on a very enjoyable time here. Would recommend a visit.

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had a great time in this small, unassuming spot on famous Blood Alley. Great service, wine & cheese. If you love wine& cheese like we do, this place will be a hit! Don't be afraid on the venue.

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Cypress, Texas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I visited after being referred by our waitress at the Alibi Room. I was certain we were lost as my husband guided me down Blood Alley. Just as I was ready to turn back we saw the entrance. Once seated we were given a sheet that explained the concept, options, and pricing. Essentially you choose 3 items... More

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I went by myself late on a Thursday night, I was the only guy in the place. I had a cheese monger plate and a beer. The pairings were perfect and I enjoyed it so much I came back tonight with my best friends and we all loved it..again.

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Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My friends and I were in Vancouver for a weekend and they made us a reservation at Salt. I am absolutely not a 'meat and cheese' person, so I wasn't looking forward to it. I'm happy to say that the staff, food and wine at Salt made it a pleasant surprise of a positive experience! Our waiter went through all... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After reading some great reviews, a couple of friends and I finally decided to hit up this place. It took us forever to find it, but we finally got there and we were all pleasantly surprised. The decoration is very modern, which is very different from the hole-in-the-wall look from the outside. We had the recommended pairing menu, and had... More

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a fun place to try different wines and cheeses. The cheese selection was impressive and I loved all the options for condiments. There is also a great selection of wines by the glass. We chose a flight and asked the restaurant to pick for us, based on our cheese selection. Enjoyed it all but would like to have... More

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Fullerton, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If you want to try some wine, love cheese like I do, and some interesting meats, give this a try! I did get full trying just one platter, but it's definitely not the place to go to get stuffed off a big meal. There were really unique cheeses, meats from all around the world. For a foodie, this was really... More

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