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Salt Tasting Room

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Abbott or Carrall)
+1 604-633-1912
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Kitchener, Canada
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome! We were friends and acquaintances. We wanted a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy some fine food. We had just that! The waitress was of utmost help!! We sampled so many things and they paired the wines for us. My advice: give them latitude and enjoy!!! They know what they're doing.

Thank ON_guy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Salt Tasting Room with friends for the first time this past weekend. Our first impression was not a good one. We were seated at the bar despite having a reservation. When we asked if we could have the next available table the male host was pretty rude and left us feeling uncomfortable. After explaining that we would... More 

Thank Kristen R
West Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Salt has a fine wine list and an excellent selection of meats and cheeses which are sold at a high premium. We had excellent food and wine but at eye watering prices. It took a long time for the food to arrive which was surprising given it was simply cut meat and cheese. Great food but over priced.

Thank Tim P
Vancouver, B.C.
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Salt since it opened around 10 years ago. Lived a half a block away for 3 years and went almost once a week for the whole time. In it's day it was one of the most original restaurants in Canada way before the charcuterie and cheese trend started to become common place. Simple decor, back... More 

Thank corvillegroup
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the experience at Salt was amazing. Our server was so knowledgeable about every single wine (including white, rose, red, mead, dessert wine, bubbles) that was on the menu. You can either choose from a pre-set wine and charcuterie board that has already been paired, or you can work through the menu with the server to pick your favourite wines... More 

Thank Elise W
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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 

Thank Corgi_Oh
Calgary, AB
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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 

Thank Syrah77
Vancouver, Canada
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 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 

1 Thank nstrukoff
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Jocelyn M
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13 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Canadian, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, 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 Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Abbott or Carrall)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-633-1912
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in 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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