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Salt Tasting Room

$$ - $$$, , Spanish
46 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
+1 604-633-1912
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“charcuterie” (24 reviews)
“cheese plate” (12 reviews)
“cured meats” (8 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the worst fine dining experiences I have ever had. Service was deplorable. Many mistakes were made. The menu was very confusing and as a result we ended up getting a wine pairing we did not want or ordered. The result was...More

Thank soptei
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love cheese so this place was like a dream. I got the tasting plate so I could choose three of the daily rotating cheeses and condiments! The portions of cheeses are a pretty good size for a snack - I wouldn't come here expecting...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to find restaurant in skid row location. Limited menu in which half of our party did not order due to not finding anything appealing. Would not recommend.

Thank Fran D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised for a Friday night it was not busy. We ordered two daily plates so we let them make up our cured meat and cheese selections. Instead of 2x carafe we should have done a bottle but we were not thinking initially to...More

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Salt used to be the only spot in Blood Alley. Going there used to involve stepping over a bunch of dodgy addicts and tiptoeing around used needles and garbage. I fondly recall sitting by the window with some friends after a comedy show and having...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Salt is a unique establishment tucked into Blood Alley. On a Friday and Saturday night it is hard to get a table but Sunday's rock! We had a party of 6 that split 3 meat and cheese plates and asked the server to pair the...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I admire the effort of building a restaurant in blood alley. It is not as sketchy as you think. simple room. Simple concept. I like it. Chose your charcuterie, chose your cheese and your wine. Sit back and enjoy.

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went through an alleyway and i did not expect to see a wine tasting room with bright lights and wine. WE walked in and were seating immediately the server sat with us and explained the concept. choose 3 wines, then choose 2 meats, cheese...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered the 3 course meal. Having the meatballs & a salad to start, then the chef's choice meat plate & Canadian plate for mains. Both courses & combos on the plates were excellent. Having ordered the different plates for the mains we were able...More

Thank 68travels
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I was doing a girls' weekend in Vancouver and this was absolutely a highlight of the trip. I called to make a reservation and the manager had seats ready to go for us and was happy to explain anything and everything on the menu. I'm...More

1  Thank Theresa C
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
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karla k
17 July 2015|
Response from Jacqueline L | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what wineries have tasting rooms in Vancouver, if any. Many restaurants in Vancouver do carry BC wines though and they offer many by the glass so you can try them before committing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Wine Bar, Canadian, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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