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“They need to get their act together”
Review of Saltlik

Saltlik
Ranked #21 of 145 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wolf or Caribou
Transit: Public transit stops within walking distance.
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“They need to get their act together”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We ate dinner there as a part of a large group and found the experience frustrating due to the slow and inept service. It took forever to be seated, to order, get our food, and even get our bill. Our waiter kept coming up with the lamest excuses and needed reminders about several items which he had forgotten. The food was fine except for one of our steak orders which was sent back at least twice. Although the price of that meal was deducted from the bill, the rest of our party did not get any compensation for a long-delayed reservation, a broken wine glass, forgotten side orders, absent coffees and most of all, very slow service. This restaurant needs to focus on better training its staff.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Latitude54s
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Recommended by our concierge but we were disappointed. The good news is that we were seated quickly and two of the meals ( bone-in rib eye and a salad) were very good. Bad news was (1) my son's steak was ordered medium-well, which the menu claims would have pink, was instead overly well-done and tough as nails; (2) we were seated upstairs and though we beat the crowd @ 6:45, by 7:15 we couldn't hear ourselves think (thus don't sit upstairs if it might get crowded; (3) my son had an Arnold Palmer to drink, and they offered to get him another one when he finished it early, and the charge was $4.50 apiece times two, or $9.00!!; and (4) we waited 35 minutes for the main courses to arrive; and (5) twice we sat with dirty dishes stacked on our table waiting for someone to remove them, but servers, busboys, and the hostess walked past repeatedly without even noticing.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank RussKeeper
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Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing Service and great food!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Recommended by a friend who lives in Banff, as a first-timer to Banff I was excited for some local cuisine, Alberta Beef! MY server was amazing! She went beyond to ensure I was happy with all of my selections and kept modifying my drinks to get it right for me--a determined consumer!! The beef and barley soup was delicious! The atmosphere was warm and cozy, but hip and enjoyable! Thank you Saltlik for a great night in Banff!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Cizzle123
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Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
“Comfortable place”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great food, along with a nice place. dinner was so great that we went back for lunch. Our best choice in Banff.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Larry R
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Alberta
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15 reviews
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“Great Steak”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

The atmosphere at the Saltlik is casual and fun whether you are downstairs in the lounge or upstairs in the dinning area. It can get a little loud upstairs when it gets busy, but that seems quite normal in Banff. Banff = Good Times!

Oh yeah...great steak!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank TravellingSierra
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