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“Fun first time visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Salt Tasting Room

Salt Tasting Room
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Ranked #367 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Gastown
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.
Maple Ridge, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun first time visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We had a great waiter who knew his wines, meats and cheeses. We'll be back for sure - now that we know where this hidden gem is actually located.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great little find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

The place is not very big, 35-40 seating; the decor is very minimalistic/hipster, the staff is super friendly and so helpful and knowledgeable!

We left everything in their hands and had their pairing and drink flight pairing, we all said that their cheeses and condiments are so perfectly married and paired it was amazing, you think you won't fill up, but you do!
The location is for lack of better words, off the beaten path, in a sketchy alley, but once there, you'll enjoy the experience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank The_Singhs_BnD
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Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely and local food and wine.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went for their Best of BC option so we didn't pick anything, we were taken on a journey based on the best on the day. It was the perfect grazing dinner when we couldn't decide what we wanted to eat. There was matched wine with each course and the place had an upbeat, funky feel. They clearly love their local food. A great place to try something new.

Visited June 2012
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Thank alibmoss
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Whitehorse, Canada
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Memorable! A budding wine snob's delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

During a "ladies weekend" in Vancouver we headed for Salt. We had made reservations and when we got there the placed was packed for a Friday night. We were escorted to the basement sitting area which was bubbling with laughter and talk.
I picked my cheese and condiments and asked that they match the wine to the food. I was not disappointed. What a marvelous concept and a great way to discover some amazing wines. The creamy cheeses were paired with nice sparkly wines. My sharp cheese selection was paired with a nice spicy red wine.It seemed like my taste buds were heightened by the experience. My friends were equally impressed and complimentary.
I returned months later with my partner and repeated the experience.
My only negative was that the sitting arrangement was a disappointment for our large party. We had difficulty hearing each other over the din in the basement. Also our seating area was in an awkward out of the way corner by the stair case which had no ambiance and could have used some noise dampening panels on the wall.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peregrina-Norte
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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beer & tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Who knew there were so many kind of beers? And so many delicious ones. Lovely simple appi plates, nice ambience and friendly staff.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Chris K
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