|Cuisine Type |||Steakhouse|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$31 - $40|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Cross Street |||Alberni and Burrard|
|11:00AM-12:00AM, 7 days a week|
Profile Last Updated: May 21, 2008
On any given Friday night you can find many of the city's upwardly mobile set at Vancouver’s newest steak house, Saltlik. Opening its doors in December 2005, Saltlik is the third of its kind. Banff had one first, then Calgary, now the same family that brought Canada the famous casual dining chain, “Earls” is dishing out juicy steaks, robust salads and colourful martinis on both sides of the Rockies. In its beautiful downtown location, Saltlik is taking aim at a target market that Vancouver possesses in abundance: 25to 35-year old movers and shakers.
Three Floors of Fun
The restaurant design is open with two-storey ceilings, three different dining levels and a martini lounge for lighter meals or drinks. Thirty-something women in chic tops, designer jeans and heels chat with young professionals in full business attire in the lounge as they wait for a table. The music is upbeat, the atmosphere pure cool.
Dry ribs and God’s dip are so far proving to be the most popular appies in Vancity. Vancouverite steak lovers continue to be enamored with classics like the Porterhouse and New York steaks. If steak isn’t your shtick other familiar and not so familiar fare is available too: Alaskan sablefish, the Double-fisted cheese burger and El Diablo caesar salad (a fiery twist on the traditional, made with chilies). So far weekends are the busiest at Saltlik. You can expect a wait on Friday and Saturday nights but luckily the plentiful wine list and signature martinis will keep you occupied as you wait in the lounge. For quick seating it’s best to go during the week.