Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary

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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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4.4
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4.2
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vipRachelB
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a great experience! The steaks were on point! The carpaccio is my favorite! The special cappuccino that I ordered was a flop but not a deal breaker...it made for a laughable moment.

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BrittanyK
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very good drinks, Food was good. Location is perfect. Service for a Friday night seems typical but was slow

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing , food incredible , however when got the bill was shocked to see the birthday desert wasn’t covered ? Every restaurant ever been they always cover that

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DateNightCouple
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saltlik is always a good place to go out when you want to have a great meal! No complaints, every time we go to eat, the quality stays the same and the taste always so flavourful. Absolutely everyone needs to try the wagyu carpaccio, the way all the ingredients flow together, it's just a burst of flavours flowing through your mouth.

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staheem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Our server was nice. Didn’t like that they were cleaning to finish up for the night. One server carried a dirty mop right across us. Great food though.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A definite step up from The Keg! Calamari to DIE for!!

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Kimberly
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was amazing and the food was delicious.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff did a great job..not the normal atmosphere, but with COVID, that was to be expected. The food was great

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Michelle
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday! Great steak!

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We, a family of four, celebrated my wife's birthday recently at Saltlik Calgary. Food was excellent and atmosphere was relaxing. Overall, we left satisfied with our meal.

Only minor disappointments were they no longer offer the daily specials as advertised on the menu at Open Table( thus the menu should be updated to reflect the actual menu you will see upon arrival.) Second complaint would be that they did not offer us a complimentary birthday desert despite the hostess confirming that we were in fact there to celebrate. For what we spent I don't think a piece of cake would have put them out anything.

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BabaC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Worth every dollar! This is the best steakhouse in Calgary! Four of us ordered the same steak meal but each asked to have it cooked different. We all got exactly what we ordered. Ambience was classy, and classic without being another dark steakhouse atmosphere. Presentation of food was great. But the best part - Service was just as fantastic as the food! The hostess, the manager, the waiter, the sommelier...each one was respectful, polite, and made us feel welcome. All covid rules were followed so that we felt safe and comfortable. For aides, we tried the creamed corn with bacon and the asparagus with truffle hollandaise. Sauce was very “truffley” so some liked it and some didn’t. We had the sauce on the side so it worked out perfectly. Next time we would get two of each! Yum! I would happily pay this price again for top notch service and food.

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FahreenR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much to the manager Bryce that really went above and beyond to make our experience feel special. Special mention to Tyrell and Massimo for always making the Saltlik experience amazing

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks for compliments Fahreen! I'll be sure to pass them along to the team. See you soon:).

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BrendanS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, they make a fantastic steak, and great value for the money. Super professional staff, just a great spot for lunch/dinner.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Brendans , 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 General Manager

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PatrickR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Waiter messed up our order and sent someone else out to sort the issues...

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hey Patrick, Thanks for the review. Could you possibly provide me with your contact number as I would like the opportunity to gather more feedback and made this right. Hope to hear from you soon. Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best service we had, ever. Discrete but attentive. Paying attention to us, we had our granddaughter with us telling jokes and at some point our waitress came up with a joke for her. It was really nice. Sorry, but we didn’t catch the lady’s name (Wednesday August 26th 2020).
We had summer feast all three entrée options and all were fantastic. But... food is always good there.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

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 General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding anniversary dinner with my wife. Set menus was delivered timely and was delicious

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

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 General Manager

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abbil
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the most amazing food and experience. the food was to die for and the service was outstanding.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks for the amazing compliments Abbil! I'll be sure to pass them on to the team. Ask for me next time youre in as I would love to meet you. Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Nobody enjoyed the steak it was tough and not tender at all. Very disappointed

Won’t be back at all

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Fiona, I apologize for this experience as you and your group deserved perfect steaks! Could you possibly provide me with a contact number and the best time to reach you as I would like to make this right. Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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dontwanttodoanicknametha
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We went to Saltlik to celebrate our anniversary, meal was lovely and service good.

Our table was right beside the wine table, so ambience lost a few points for me.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. I would like the opportunity to connect with you as your feedback around the wine station makes perfect sense. Could you possibly email me your contact info and the best time to reach you? Hope to hear from you soon Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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HarryJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I have been to Saltlik before which is why we decided to bring our guests there, unfortunately the Steak was average at best well below the quality of the Steaks on our previous visit

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Harry, Thank you for your feedback. I would like the opportunity to connect with you further over the phone if you're up to it as I would like to gather some more feedback. Hope to hear from you soon. Massimo LaMonaca General Manager

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vipdjmom
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was great and food as always was great

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi there, Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience and can't wait to have you back again soon!

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EnriqueS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Congratulations to Jillian, she was my server that night and her service was Awesome!!! Next time I would love to have her serving my table again.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Enrique, Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience and can't wait to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful 20th wedding anniversary

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SaherM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Starters were great. We ordered a steak and a burger for our meal. The steak was easily the worst we have had in Calgary. Do not order the steak. The service was good but we noticed she was trying to up sell us by not mentioning the happy hour menu. We even heard the chef (Asian guy) who came from the back loudly say “we only sold $3300 in food today”. The decor was nice. The beef carpaccio and tuna tartare was excellent. Overall we had high hopes since it is a steakhouse but I would never order a steak there again. It was extremely chewy and barely any sear.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Saher, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Customer feedback is extremely important to us and we sincerely apologize that your last experience fell short on the standard we strive for at SALTLIK Calgary. We would love the opportunity to connect with you further regarding your experience. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We left because no one came to the table to serve us for 20 mins at least. Went next door hoping Charcut could get us in last minute and they sat and served us right away!

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Customer feedback is extremely important to us and we sincerely apologize that your last experience fell short on the standard we strive for at SALTLIK Calgary. We would love the opportunity to connect with you further regarding your experience. Thank you.

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warrenC
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food - great service. The food will not disappoint you - it was delicious and served hot. Also a very unique building. If you are having the ribs, be very hungry! It is a full rack and the garlic mashed potatoes are rich with flavour. We would go again.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Warren, Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience and can't wait to have you back again soon!

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DanielH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a fine meal. Had excellent service. Recommend.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 19, 2020

Hi Daniel, Thank you for the 5 stars! We're glad to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to have you back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately, this was not the best I’ve had there. Staff was great, from the host to the server. However, the steak I had ordered was not the quality cut synonyms with a high end establishment like Saltlik. I do hope this was a one off experience

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi there, We absolutely appreciate you taking the time to share with us your feed back as it is an opportunity to make our restaurant even better. We definitely hope to have you back in again soon!

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ReidS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Steak was amazing, was hoping for some veggies to come with for the price.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Reid, Thank you for your feedback as it is an opportunity to make our restaurant even better. We hope to have you visit again sometime soon!

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FrancineB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Also, very high sanitation standards and social distancing protocols in place during COVID.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Francine, Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience and can't wait to have you back again soon!

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JimJ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jared was friendly and attentive couldn’t ask for more!

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 6, 2020

Hi Jim, Thank you for the 5 stars! We're glad to hear we hit the mark for you. Hope to have you back in soon!

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foodieatheart
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Thanks so much to Voni and Tyrell for making it fun.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hi there, Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Looking forward to having you back again soon!

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JoshI
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

Average at best.

Took my two friends to Saltlik while I was staying in town. The meal started off fine - nice spot on the patio and a polite server. Some good drink specials.

Upon asking our server for some clarification/info on type of steak cuts, she proceeded to simply only point out the different sizes that each steak was offered in. I felt like at a place like this, servers should at least have a basic understanding of the type of cuts. Anyways, not the biggest issue.

Apps were okay, got a couple salads that were standard. Lobster rolls were pretty good.

Mains arrived without cutlery, and two of the steaks were overcooked. The loaded baked potato was more cheese than potato, and had too much sour cream. I also ordered the brussel sprouts on the side which were very over powering. Overall, food was nothing special at all. Plates were taken away and I asked for a good portion of my plate to be boxed up.

Now comes the fun part...

I get and pay the bill ( I see approved mark pop up on the iPad), and the server then tells me it hasn’t gone through. She shows me the transaction history on her screen and I do not see my transaction, but I am 100% confident it said approved. I did not have my phone with me to check my online banking. We decided I would pay again and come back if I had been double charged. I didn’t really mind as I was only staying less than 10 mins away. This whole event took around 10 mins to navigate. Our server disappeared after and did not bring my take out box back, and due to being caught off guard by the whole transaction issue I left without the box.

Get home, and sure enough I have been double charged. Return back and they cannot refund as manager is not in for a couple days (vacation). Ordered another round of drinks while waiting to get resolved (which we ended up being overcharged for).

Refund was sorted in a couple days but not ideal situation.

Overall, nothing special, and became a headache for me.

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WaqarM
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

really nice food, well prepared and presented very well. not inexpensive, but their patio was nice and allowed for us to get out in these crazy times.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 19, 2020

Hi Waqar, Thank you for the 5 stars! We're glad to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to have you back in soon!

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AlexaS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. I could order the entire menu and be satisfied. Can’t wait to be back

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hi Alexa, Thank you for the 5 stars! We are so glad to hear we hit the mark for you. We can't wait to have you back again!!

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PeterM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Saltlik for dinner, food was amazing had the Prime Sirloin steak... cooked to perfection. Had the roasted potatoes... OMG to die for also tried the Maple Must Brussel sprouts.. WOW!!! Highly recommended.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hi Peter, Wow, 5 stars! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Michael Scalise

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Christie, our server, was exceptional!!!

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! We are so glad to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to have you back in soon!

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vipRachelB
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal and fantastic evening!

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi There Thank you for the 5 stars! We are so glad to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to have you back in soon!

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TomasS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, the service was amazing, they made us feel safe followed all the covid guidlines and went further then required, I would recommend eating here for any one on any occasion

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi Tomas, 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!

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ZackP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We picked this restaurant for my birthday dinner due to it's high ratings but we were thoroughly disappointed with the experience. When we informed the host it was a birthday dinner we were offered a complement glass of champagne but we noticed several other tables in the restaurant also had received the same glass of champagne... When we asked our server about the differences between the steak included in the Butchers Block and the Prime Sirloin, she couldn't tell us, as such we didn't try the Butchers Block and we were forced to order cuts that we had prior knowledge of (filet mignon and the Prime Sirloin).

Upon receiving our steaks they were completely covered in steak spice. It was reminiscent of a first attempt of making steak at home. All I tasted on mine was spice, and my girlfriends steak had a very strong taste of chemical to it (akin to the flavor you get when you don't allow the charcoal to burn off its coating before cooking on it). We weren't even asked if we wanted to order dessert, never mind offered a complimentary one. We held back from creating a scene as to salvage the mood of the birthday celebration but we are leaving this review now as this truly was a poor experience, interested to see if the owner can make it right.

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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 4.6 stars by 1881 OpenTable diners.

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