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Salt Tasting Room

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
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46 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada (Abbott or Carrall)
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jocelyn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jasonstorm1
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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 

Thank brewcity77
Vancouver, Canada
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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 

Thank Hannah J
Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

Thank jenb33
London, England, United Kingdom
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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.

1 Thank Tina D
Budapest, Hungary
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I visited here with my Dad, brother and sister-in-law. We didn't really know what to expect but the concept of one flight is to pick three items (either cheeses, charcuterie meats or a combination) and then accompaniments to go with them (the options when we were there includes olives and honey but I suspect they change). We went crazy(!) and... More 

1 Thank Alison P
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Loved the concept of the place - Tastings. Great place to introduce yourself to BC wines and enjoy an array of cheeseboard, meat-platter and additional tasty tones. Good service, but the acoustics can make hearing difficult - seems a common thing in Vancouver due to high, open-plan, ceilings.

1 Thank RafikiLondon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We thought we were going for dinner but were surprised to discover there is no kitchen in this trendy, spare and slightly cold environment. Tasting plates of very small portions of meat and cheese were nice accompaniments to the wine, but didn't really add up to a meal, which is what we had hoped for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
    (Abbott or Carrall)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: 604.633.1912
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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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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