The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Nominated for Canada's Best New Restaurant 2017, Air Canada EnRoute Magazine

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar offers a unique variety of share plates with a modern-country farmhouse decor, in the base of the downtown Hotel Squamish, the city’s oldest standing building, circa 1910. The colourful oil paintings, wooden serving boards and ceramic dishware are all the work of local artists. The cozy country-cottage design, which includes exposed structural beams in a bright lounge abutting the open kitchen.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRyanB
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was incredibly casual, yet attentive. The reduced menu perfectly executed and packed with flavour and a great cocktail and wine list.

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TMNT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite spots to eat in Squamish. It never disappoints and is great for a date night, a family dinner, or a lovely meal anytime.

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AnnN
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

There was very few customers in the restaurant, yet the staff attention neglecting. After sometime we had request to order and to remove our dishes. Could of understood if they were busy, however there was a total of 4 tables being served at various times.

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JayM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

The service is outstanding at the Salted Vine. Friendly and high end without being pretentious.
The food is good to above average. For the price point it sets a high expectation which I'm not sure is always met. We've had a range of quality on the food. When it's good - it's really good. But when it misses it's quite disappointing (again largely due to the expectations set by the price point).
The decor is so puzzling. In a restaurant with $40 main courses and drinks that are $14+ a pop you wouldn't expect tables and chairs that are more suited for a diner / burger place. They are uncomfortable, unstable and honestly detract from the experience.

Overall a good restaurant and worth a try if you're in the area.

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Westisbest
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience here is very nice. Knowledgeable team, and lovely space. Nice to have big city food and drink options in Squamish.

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EricL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Totally disappointed by all of the experience

Sommelier :very pour quality of service
Vine : over price

Food : very standard, limit pub food

Service : waitress was kind

Manager/sommelier: need to find another job , walking sloppy around the place and seems totally disinterested

I would not recommend

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vipANDconcierge
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, as usual, and they are doing a really good job of addressing the new parameters around social distancing without making it feel too strange. Lovely evening, thank you.

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Foodess
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food. Very unique place in Squamish
We had a wonderful dinner and loved the service
The only thing that wasn't perfect was the seating . our table was too small and we felt a bit crowded

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vurb
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was good, food was well prepared but bland and overpriced. We wouldn’t have minded if the ambiance was better. A nice quiet comfortable space would have made the experience worthwhile but it was just too noisy to enjoy and spent time

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wine selection

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TomChatfield
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and wonderful service, as always. Great menu and drink selectoin.

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Woonsen
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The service and the environment were good, but the food was too salty.

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AndrePS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pisco sour ♥️

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pricey but worth it. The Valentine's menu and wine pairings were AMAZING!!

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vipAmandaM
Vancouver
55 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant, although our friends who accompanied us have dined there before and recommended it. The food was amazing! My husband's pasta with prawns and squid was great and my duck confit perfect! The service as attentive but not overly so. We plan to return to try other menu items!!!

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DianaB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Perhaps I might refer this restaurant to another. It seemed quite busy and service started off ignoring our table.
I do not eat dairy and the only option was a steak ???? Not really acceptable.
Unsure of the value also.
We dine out alot. We're from ON .

The staff was trying hard to accommodate a busy evening.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice dinner for 2 restaurant wasn't busy, we were seated and served drinks promptly, we said would like to take our time and the staff paced the meal well, a very enjoyable evening

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KerriE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The service did not meet my expectation. I had noted on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday. This was not acknowledged. We waited at least 25 minutes for our drinks. Dishes were left at the table 20 minutes after we finished eating. We wanted to order desert but decided against it after we waited so long for the server to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice classy spot. Excellent overall.

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WilliamP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The salted vine is THE go to place for special events. Prices are fair considering the quality of the food. Going with 4 people allows you to share plates and have more taste sensations. Bon appetit!

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GladysY
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food & friendly services!
The cake is very good!
Will visit again!

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Spin
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

We were surprised to arrive to an almost empty restaurant with a reservation for two to be escorted to a small table directly beside another dining couple. It's always disappointing when hostesses sit guests in such close proximity when almost every other table is available. We asked for another table to create some distance which was accommodated.
The service was decent and the food was good but I'm not sure it warranted the price tag. The cast iron steak was mediocre and the duck was somewhat tasteless. We really enjoyed the meatballs, cauliflower and pavlova but the mains were somewhat lacking.
The restaurant lacks ambience and the tables for two are tight.
A solid wine list and cocktail collection was appreciated.

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vipMina
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous cocktails, friendly, attentive staff, decadent meals—this was everything we hoped it would be. Highly recommend!

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vipsdlajollatraveler
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in the middle of Sqamish. Had the beet salad and duck breast - excellent at a fraction of the price for a comparable meal at Whistler.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

This placed used to be the best restaurant in Squamish. Used to be. Now? I’d rather eat at Saha, Essence of India, or even Sushi Sen for equally delicious food for half the price and half the expectations.

Service was appalling. She was pleasant enough but any F&B pro would balk at the comedy of errors. The server would literally turn around to accept orders from the table next to us while we were in mid sentence while placing our order. We couldn’t believe it - it was like being at a pub where people just shout out orders to a server and whomever yells the loudest gets the attention. Or we’d order a drink, then 5 minutes later the server comes back and says, “oh you wanted a glass of the haywire right?”

We ordered a charcuterie board which was dumped onto our table with ZERO explanation. When I asked her what was in it, she was totally clueless. I had to help her identify the bresaola and she was clearly just guessing at the others, but finally went to ask the kitchen when she failed to even guess at the last one. She also told us prosciutto and speck are exactly the same product - this alone evidences her total ignorance.

Towards the end of the meal while I was still eating, a server assistant started clearing the plates of the other guests. When I told her I wasn’t done, she stared blankly at me, clearly not understanding the finesse of courtesy. You don’t clear the plates until everyone at the table is done.

The restaurant was incredibly noisy and we were sat next to a high top of 10 people who treated the place just like a pub - yelling obnoxiously, constantly coming and going from the table for smoke breaks, knocking the backs of our chairs and heads every time, then ruining the enjoyment of our dinner because all we could taste was cigarette smoke from their smell.
We also specified on the OT reso that we were celebrating an anniversary which was not acknowledged at all.

Also how do you manage to take duck confit and turn it into jerky?

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LoveFood
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We took out of town guests here for dinner and we all enjoyed the food and service. We liked the new menu much better than the previous one that they had when they first opened. The only thing was it was busy & loud, so hard to have a conversation due to the noise level. They have some sound absorbing panels on the ceiling but they don’t help much when it’s busy. Otherwise everything else was very good.

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vipSHEBE
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

First time there. Went to celebrate a Birthday.
Sadly, our food was mediocre at best. Of the 4 Main dishes, Duck, Fish, Pasta, we could not find one that we really liked. The best part of the meal were the Beet salad, the deep fried cauliflower, and the desserts.
We will give this one some time to evolve before we go back.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner with easy going and knowledgeable staff - compliments to the chef and front of the house!

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vipluv2dine
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Fabulous food and great service but very noisy. Make sure to ask for a table that is not in the middle of the room - stick to the edges.

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BronwynM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Delicious food, incredible cocktails and attentive service. One downside is the large screen TV white was playing sport, not what I expected from a fine dining restaurant.

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EricP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was friendly and accommodating. The food is always amazing. Good selection of wine and cocktails

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CoreenaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got the set menu and picked different options for each so we could taste each other's. OH MY GOODNESS. Each dish was better than the last. My favourite was the mushroom risotto and the charcuterie board. Great date spot. Great cocktails. Excellent service.

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SamanthaB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the service, decor and meal/drink options. Would recommend to others!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience!

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Bean
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Our service, cocktails, dinner, and overall experience was great. The only downside to The Salted Vine, in my opinion, is that main dining room is cold and uninviting. The booths and bar area are cozy, but the rest of the restaurant could use a little love to make it more cozy, intimate, and inviting. Candles on tables, window coverings, less spotlight like lighting (more ambient), and cushions on chairs would definitely go a long way to make the environment more pleasing.

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Gonetothebeach
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much and the service was nice. A good succinct menu and wine list and all the choices were good including some vegetarian.

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Pesi
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and great service. Though they need to vary their menu occasionally - too often, we've seen the same things on the menu for a couple of years.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the portion size of their food. The duck breast was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The food selection was unique (house-made pickle selection, for example) AND the cocktails were to die-for. It is great that Squamish has such a high quality restaurant. Perfect for a date night.

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