Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary

4.5
1972 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rick
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Brandy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

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

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Bacon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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queenie
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been involved in Beef production in Alberta for 40 plus years. The steak was terrific. nicely seasoned and done to perfection. The Waygu starter was delicious. Ambiance in the restaurant was great - so nice to have a dinner out after the lockdown!

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vipNowinie
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They upgraded their calamari, it might just be the best in Calgary now!

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ManalA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Excellent service! Will come back again.

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RichySilageMan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our supper at Saltlik and would definitely go there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just in Calgary for the night, decided to book a quick date seeing as though COVID has kept us restricted lately. Our server was great, food was absolutely delicious and the environment was very cozy. Highly recommended !!

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Destiny
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was quite salty and the wait was super long for our food. We had to send our steak back because it wasn’t properly cooked. I ate barely any of my food leaving it at the restaurant and I was charged full price. I think something could’ve been done as I left the restaurant hungry after spending $200 with my boyfriend. Staff is super friendly though. Also minor thing, but I wouldn’t recommend the seating by the doors especially in the winter as we were freezing the whole time.

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Jayce
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was borderline cold. Quality was good, not great. For the price I was expecting a higher standard

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SierraSyyc
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful Valentines dinner. Marlenka was great and really made our night. Lobster mashed potatoes were delicious. One of our favourite places in the city for a steak and we'll definitely be back soon! Thanks SL

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BlairW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

All staff were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. food was cooked to perfection and good portion sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Wok fried calamari was the best part. Steaks were quite underwhelming for a steakhouse of this caliber. Filet ordered medium and came rare, strip loin ordered medium rare and came to order. Both steaks tougher than the steaks I grab at the local Safeway. Desert top notch, sticky pudding

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BC1978
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Excellent food but a bit pricey. Food could have been hotter and we waited over an hour for it to arrive at the table.
Great customer service. Very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Going to be honest it was doomed from the first interaction this was supposed to be a special valentines meal and many factors contributed to the low review.
1. Front end hostess basically said that the restaurant was busy and we would have to be seated at a high bar table which was not what was requested. The tables in question were at the front of the restaurant and exposed to the cold entry way. Only after having her consult with the “manager” were we able to get a proper table we had reserved.
2. One of the steaks came out severely undercooked. We both ordered our steaks medium well , one was a light medium and the other was closer to the rare side. This was brought to the attention of the server who apologized and took it back to the kitchen for a re-fire. When the steak was retuned it had not been cooked any more and was still red and cold on the inside. This time the manager was made aware and promised to get a new steak cooked for me.
I will say that the manager and server did there best to try and remedy the situation , comp steak and a gift card for a future visit, however as a result of the inconsistency in the “cook” of the steaks my spouse and I were forced to eat separately. This basically ruined the evening as we were both upset and frustrated that our romantic meal and first meal out in 2 months was ruined.

This was our third visit to Saltlick. All three times we have been there one of the steaks have been severely undercooked and either had to be re-fired or remade. We keep trying this location as when the food is prepared properly it is quite delicious, however the inconsistency in the kitchen makes it a gamble every time.

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vipJasmineDance
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food. Would come again!

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WandaE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent dinner. a bit pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

We sat upstairs - definitely recommend downstairs for the ambience

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MoniqueF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Will never go back. I believe this is the 1st terrible review I have ever given! The restaurant was freezing cold and most patrons sat there wearing coats for their dinner. We were one of the first tables and the service was mediocre at best. The food tasted ok but nothing spectacular. We both order a filet mignon (not bad) with mushrooms (blah) and asparagus. Couldn't be bothered to order dessert! We wanted to get out of there!

Would recommend you try somewhere else.

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ChristinaP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was very good but very pricey. For a couple to go for dinner your looking to send at least $200

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SarahUKgirl
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I have to make a shout out to Reed who provided us with fantastic service. Funny, personable, and polite. From broken foot girl :D

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DelB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

The server took quite some time coming to our table every time. My steak wasn’t cooked properly, and I asked to have it put back on the grill for a few minutes which the manager did. I got new mashed potatoes, but the manager also said they gave me new mushrooms which they just clearly put back on the grill since they were all dry and shrivelled up.

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JacobT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my partner went out for dinner after a long time and we enjoyed our evening very much. Food, service and everything was excellent. Would definitely go back there soon.

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MaggieH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Waitress was friendly and attentive , lovely ambiance , appetizers were good , but they where not ready for the opening weekend after this set of restrictions were lifted, they were at full capacity not sure if they didn’t expect it or they don’t have enough cooks but appetizers were excellent and came in on time but for the main meal we waited for an hour after appies.
When it did come out the steak was cold , a side I ordered I found out was not available. I think they would have completely forgot but when I asked about it I found out they ran out but would make me another on the house . That would have taken too long so I we decided just forget about it. In all fairness they covered our appetizers but it was pretty obvious there wasn’t enough staff.

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Goetz
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was our sons 10th birthday. Our server was friendly and fun. Everyone was very happy. The steaks were just ok quality, however everyone enjoyed their meals.

Covid rules and cautions were handled very well. Spaced out tables, clean restaurant and washrooms.

We will return again!

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Tastey
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great and friendly service. The steaks were really good.

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Mussa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and steak was delicious. Atmosphere was quiet.

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WandaE
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Special evening out with my son

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RichP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent ambience! I highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

We were seated upstairs with a number of large groups. The ambience was not what we wanted and we felt very uncomfortable around the large groups of people

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DianaZ
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food as always. Steaks were cooked beautifully and service was incredible despite such a busy night. Service at this restaurant is always great and food is even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was a gem and it was a great meal 👌 we tried a few different drinks which were all quite impressive as well

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MandyB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food and one of our favourites places to eat, talk and drink some great wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing!! I’ve never had steak so delicious.

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place. Food and service are exceptional. My favourite spot for a night out.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 16, 2020

Hi Ryan, Thank you for the 5 star review! Also just so you know, Saltlik is still open for takeout! You could use our partner DoorDash for delivery or also call us directly (403-537-1160) for curbside pickup. Stay safe during these times and we hope to see you soon.

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Steak too salty and peppery. Gnocchi a little soggy as well as mushrooms. Dessert molten cake was good and crab cakes were good too. Server very nice.

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MauriceW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Massimo looked after us exceptionally well. We love the Saltlik and have been going for years. Highly recommend Saltlik

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 16, 2020

Hi Maurice, Thank you for the 5 star review and I appreciate the compliments! Also just so you know, Saltlik is still open for takeout! You could use our partner DoorDash for delivery or also call us directly (403-537-1160) for curbside pickup. Stay safe during these times and we hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ask the Sommelier for a pairing! She was great.

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! Also just so you know, Saltlik is still open for takeout! You could use our partner DoorDash for delivery or also call us directly (403-537-1160) for curbside pickup. Stay safe during these times and we hope to see you soon.

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vip2thebb
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service and perfect atmosphere for a great date night

Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! Also just so you know, Saltlik is still open for takeout! You could use our partner DoorDash for delivery or also call us directly (403-537-1160) for curbside pickup. Stay safe during these times and we hope to see you soon.

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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 1972 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.