Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary

4.5
1997 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse
Saltlik is the quintessential modern steakhouse in the heart of downtown Calgary!

A menu of comfortable luxury designed by executive chef Chris Mills, does not only satisfy the appetite of any true steak lover, but has the variety to excite each and every diner. Saltlik's 55 label wine list features new world benchmarks and old world favourites, with the majority of wines ranging from $50.00 to $70.00.

Saltlik is minutes away from the Saddledome, and steps away from the Telus Convention Centre, Theatre Calgary, and the Olympic Plaza, making it the perfect start to a night out in Calgary.

Come in today and enjoy a premium casual dining experience, made special by our professional and engaging service team.
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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snowflakecdn
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite the cold day (I believe it was 2 degrees) SaltLik had heaters and blankets for patrons. They are following all COVID protocols - tables are 6 feet away, they are cleaned thoroughly between patrons, and very careful in serving.
The food was fabulous!
They kept our wine inside so that it didn't get too cold in between pourings. They made the best of the situation so that we could dine out.

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BILLF
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only complaint was we didn’t know that the dining was only on patio due to covid. We had thought that was in place the next day. Otherwise we would have dressed a little better. They were putting heaters out, but our seat did not get any heat. They also offered blankets, my wife used two.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Bill, Thank you for the 5 stars and thank you for your feedback. Since patio open day we have added quite a few heaters in hopes to provide better heat. We hope to see you back on our patio soon! Massimo LaMonaca General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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Kamal
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a great night. We really enjoyed our dinner. We just gave 4 star because our 2 Hangar Steaks were very dry. They did taste good but the cook wasn’t good as due to the dryness we had to chew a lot. But otherwise it was nice.

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vipToddH
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The supper was outstanding! The meals were cooked to perfection! The drinks were nice and cold and service was quick and very courteous. I will definitely come back for more!!

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Toddh , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you're in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Terrible service rude waitress

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HayleyG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Really good pricing for very high quality drinks and food. I will be going back

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Mikewark
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the place so much we decided to have dinner the next night in Banff at Saltlik!!

Both great choices!!

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on April 9, 2021

Hi Mikewark , Thank you for the 5 stars! I'm glad to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to have you back in soon! Massimo Lamonaca

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner with exceptional ambience. Every drink was mixed to perfection and food came out exactly as requested and tasted fantastic. The service from being greeted at the front door to being waited on at the table was impeccable. Next time we are in Calgary we will definitely be back.

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vipEmvp
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good value good service....keep it up...will be back

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on April 9, 2021

Hi Emvp , Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating. If there is anything we can do to make your experience a 5-star one, please feel free to reach out to us. Hope to have you back soon! Massimo Lamonaca mlamonaca@saltlik.c om SALTLIK Calgary.

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DaleE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We visited the Saltlik in Calgary on a Thursday evening. Quiet night, to be expected. Service was very good (Patrick). Restaurant was about 60% full.
Meal was adequate but I expected more from the Saltlik. Peppercorn New York Strip Loin was over seasoned:( , so was the asparagus :(. I'm starting to sense a phase where restaurants are over seasoning a lot. Please don't mask the natural flavor of a piece of meat unless it's poor quality. I hope the next time is better.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on April 9, 2021

Hi Dale, Thank you for your review and feedback. I am disappointed that we clearly missed the mark on the quality of food for you. If you're up to it, would you be able to provide me your contact info and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right. My email address is mlamonaca@saltlik.c om. Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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LenG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The atmosphere is great. Could be a little quieter for a steakhouse.
The pricing is on point and choices are good.
The ribeye could be better if thicker better meat consistency.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on April 9, 2021

Hi Len, Thank you for the review. I also appreciate your feedback around the music and your Ribeye. We hope to see you soon!

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TammiH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great first experience. The server it was their first saturday night shift and she was amazing.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on April 9, 2021

Hi Tammih , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you're in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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SkylerC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was phenomenal. She went out of her way to get us new shots after she noticed they were made wrong. The food was extremely delicious and the overall vibe of the restaurant was great. Definitely will visit again when in Calgary next.

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Trevor
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were all great, everyone in my party left happy and full.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Trevor , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you're in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great and Patrick was a good waiter

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi there, Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you're in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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AlannaM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The service was extremely slow, the entire table ordered a medium rare steak and was given a rare steak we went our food back to the kitchen and it took about 20 minutes to get our meal back. In the waiting process only 2 out of the 3 people were given something to snack on. When we asked the waitress to get a 3rd snack she said it was coming and never did we receive the 3rd.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Alanna, Thank you for your review and feedback. I am disappointed that we clearly missed the mark for you. If you're up to it, would you be able to provide me your contact info and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right. My email address is mlamonaca@ sal tlik . Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

My best friend and I went out to dinner recently. My steak was overcooked and her drinks were made incorrectly twice in a row. Our server was friendly but it took quite a while for her to come back to our table which left us waiting without drinks for a fair amount of time. It was our first night out in a year due to covid and we were so excited but this was disappointing.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

If you're up to it, would you be able to provide me your contact info and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right. My email address is mlamonaca@saltlik.c om. Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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NatalieZ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

great place to go, awesome food just make sure you check your bill before you pay

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Natalie, Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your self. Also, thank you for your feedback around the billing portion of the experience. Hope we see you soon!

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MarinaB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, highly recommend the wagu appetizer. Our waitress was outstanding, very friendly and attentive.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Marinab , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you're in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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Ahewaz
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately then remove the Key Lime Pie from the menu however everything else was perfect.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Ahewaz , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you're in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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Edwin
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great well worth the cost.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Edwin! Hope to see you soon

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Alex
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Overall, it was a good night however the waitstaff did a poor job of communicating the cook time of our meal, it was at least twice to three times the time we were told of 15-20 minutes and when the butcher block special arrived (tomahawk steak), the sides that came with it were barely enough to serve the 4 of us (ie: having to cut the single floret of cauliflower into 4 portions for the table), clearly a communication break down between the waitstaff and kitchen.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for your review and feedback. I am disappointed that we missed the mark on proper communication to you and your guests. If you're up to it, would you be able to provide me your contact info and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right. My email address is mlamonaca@saltlik. co m. Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite steakhouse in calgary, love the french onion and New York striploin

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Amyl , Thank you for the 5 stars! I'm glad to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to have you back in soon! Massimo Lamonaca

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I am glad that we gave it a try, we would go again if the opportunity arise

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating. If there is anything we can do to make your experience a 5-star one, please feel free to reach out to us. Hope to have you back soon! Massimo Lamonaca SALTLIK Calgary.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Was good. Nothing special. Prices didn’t match what was online but they honoured it anyways. Server didn’t say much.

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JoeB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening the food and service were great. I highly recommend Saltlik.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 26, 2021

Hi Joeb , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you're in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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ARaj
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It took more than an hour to get the food after we ordered.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi ARaj, Thank you for your review and feedback. I am disappointed that we clearly missed the mark on the time you should wait for food. If you're up to it, would you be able to provide me your contact info and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right. My email address is mlamonaca@saltlik.c m. Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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KelleyK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We had heard fantastic things regarding this restaurant and thought to visit as we were staying at the palliser downtown, disappointed with service (trying to take out plates before we were even remotely finished) food was mediocre at best especially for the price point. Unfortunately we will not be returning.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for your review and feedback. I am disappointed that we clearly missed the mark for you on the quality of food. If you're up to it, would you be able to provide me your contact info and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right. My email address is mlamonaca@saltlik.co m. Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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Cher
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I was extremely disappointed that no gluten free options were available. All food had cross contamination. No manager came to talk to me about the implications with my Celiac disease. I’ve come to expect that as the “norm”. The decor is dated. We had to wait for our food and it wasn’t hot. The one saving grace was the service. The waiting staff was excellent. Attentive and considerate. Not the high end steak house I was expecting.

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TiffanyT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Bad service. Twice they got my drink wrong and there was only 10 customers in there! You can also tell the quality of the food isn’t as good as it used to be. Disappointed and won’t be going back.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for your review and feedback. I am disappointed that we clearly missed the mark on service to you and your group. If you're up to it, would you be able to provide me your contact info and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right. My email address is mlamonaca@saltlik.co m. Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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ProperRoast
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

A wonderful night out for a birthday. Enjoying the steakhouse experience in a more contemporary environment!

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 26, 2021

Hi Properroast , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you're in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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TrishH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. We had not been to Saltlik for a couple of years. We will be back. Thx. Trish

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JayceM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Was told that there was no open tables due to reservations at 5:15 sat night. Was told only tables available was in bar. Went onto open table app to see there was times available at 530 545 6:00 and 6:30. So the hostess lied through her teeth. I ended up calling out the manager why they say it’s fully booked but the app allows me to book a table. They could have lost my entire 180.00 bill. Will never go back.

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CaraS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Steak was cooked to perfection. Thank you!

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vipExcellent
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect for visiting.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and great friendly service! Had a wonderful ladies lunch and will definitely be back for dinner;)

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Rick
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. We were helped by several people including the manager. Steak was excellent.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hi Rick , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you’re in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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Brandy
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Service did not meet the expectations that the restaurant attempts to uphold

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hi Brandy, Thank you for your feedback. I apologize we did not reach the standard of service that you and your group deserved. Could you possibly provide me with your contact information and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right with you. My email is mlamonaca@saltlik.co m. Hope to hear from you soon. Massimo LaMonaca General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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Bacon
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Steak was painfully salty. Bread was rock hard and flavourless. Music was so loud we had trouble hearing each other. Too expensive for what you get. Nothing special. Sadly was disappointed with my whole experience. Will not return or recommend.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your review and feedback on your steak as well as the ambiance of the restaurant. Could you possibly email me your contact info and the best time to reach you as I would like to invite you back to give you the meal you deserved. My email is mlamonaca@saltlik.co m. Hope to hear from you soon. Massimo LaMonaca General Manager Saltlik Calgary

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. In particular my husband thought the company was most excellent.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hi Opentable , Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Please say hi the next time you’re in as I would love the opportunity to meet you! Massimo Lamonaca

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FAQs

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 537-1160.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary is rated 4.5 stars by 1997 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.