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Salt Tasting Room

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Neighborhood:
Gastown
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
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46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Abbott or Carrall)
+1 604-633-1912
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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OH
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheese, sausage, and wine are the main things on offer here. These are done extremely well. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable about their product. We also appreciated that they went out of their way to accommodate a gluten allergy. If you don't like cheese, sausage, or wine, probably not the place for you, though there were a few salads and... More 

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Calgary, AB
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here to try some wine. We didn't have any food so I can't comment on that. We each had a flight of wine and all the selections were great. Good place to try something you haven't before. We love our wine, and this by far was the best place we hit on this trip to try new... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few of us girls were out for a girls night here and ordered multiple cheese platters that were decent. We all tried the flights of wine which were great (3 different wines on each flight). Our service was absolutely dreadful. As we were ordering our 4th round of wine our server asked us if we would be needing anything... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

A hidden gem in Vancouver! Located in a dark alleyway... this exclusively charcuterie place was exactly what we were looking for. It was fun to put together our own boards, but the ones designed by the kitchen looked lovely as well. The service was a bit on the slow side, but it was very busy and just added to our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

started with a 6:30 reservation through "Open Table" a spot was waiting when we arrived. place is fairly small and you'll pass by a homeless person on your way through what is called "blood alley" the entrance to the restaurant is literally through an alley. all that aside, we enjoyed the selection of cheese and cured meats as well as... More 

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Milwaukee
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Salt and absolutely loved it. If you like trying a variety of meats and cheeses, this place is heaven. It's very easy to make a reservation online. While the building doesn't stand out (a salt shaker banner in an alley is the only indicator from outside) the space is intimate and enjoyable, with a chalkboard... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Went with three friends and we didn't exactly know what to expect and we ended up having such a blast! Our server was so patient and helped us go through the menu to pick out meats and cheeses and what they paired well with, as well she was very knowledgable on all the wines. It was a very unique experience... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We had a business event and it was the perfect place! Food was amazing, service was great and the place had great ambiance. Would love to go back for dinner next time I'm in town.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely hidden gem. Don't be put off by the alley ensure you approach from Water Street. This experience is all about flavour not volume. The wine paring recommendations added to the flavours and the over all experience. The staff were very helpful and patient.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Contemporary loft with high ceilings and brick walls, which we love. Complete with European style meat and cheese platter and excellent wine selections. A bit loud when it fills up but you forgive it for all the other reasons this place is great. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Service is leisurely, but I believe meant to be part of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Abbott or Carrall)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-633-1912
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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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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