Saltlik A Rare Steakhouse

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Saltlik is a steakhouse own by the Fuller family. Anyone who knows the Vancouver dining scene will know the Fuller name. Leroy Earl Fuller is the Founder and Chairman of Earls Restaurants Ltd., one of the most successful independent restaurant chain in Canada, with over 50 locations and $300 million per year in sales. Saltlik is Earl’s entry into the steak dining business.

At the moment, there are only three Saltlik, one each in Calgary, Banff and Vancouver. The Vancouver Saltlik is the newest and most expensive location. It is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Alberni and Burrard. The room is magnificent, with seating on three open levels, a huge custom chandelier and a backlit wine-rack featuring a 1,200-bottle wall of wine accessed by rolling ladders. Adding to the richness are leather covered menus.

On any given Friday night you can find many of Vancouver’s upwardly mobile set dining at Saltlik. The restaurant targets the city’s 25 to 35 year old movers and shakers. Saltlik isn’t as high end as Gotham Steakhouse but it isn’t as expensive either. Think of it as an upscale Keg.

Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell

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Dinner started with a half dozen oyster on the half shell with a raspberry serrano mignonette. The oysters were very fresh and made a nice opener. If you love oysters, you’ll enjoy the ones at Saltlik.

Pacific Wild Salmon Fillet with Chili Butter

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This was Sarah’s main course. The chili butter is that cheesy looking thing on top of the salmon. It was served with brown and wild rice, toasted almonds and mint. A grilled lemon added flare to the dish. The salmon was flaky and tender and Sarah really enjoyed it.

New York Stiploin

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My main course was the good old fashion NY strip. You really can’t go wrong ordering a New York. At least you can’t go wrong at Saltlik. The steak was cooked a perfect medium-rare and was extremely tender. It didn’t quite match the tenderness of the USDA Prime steaks at Gotham but it was more than good enough to rank as one of the best steak I’ve ever tasted.

I highly recommend a visit to Saltlik if you’re ever in downtown Vancouver. The food is every bit as impressive as the room. Dinner for two at Saltlik came to $115 with wine, tax and tip.

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40 thoughts on “Saltlik A Rare Steakhouse”

  1. Budi Putra says:

    Hmm…. must try it someday 🙂

    1. DeboHobo says:

      I like Oysters but prefer Clams on the half shell.

      1. vliza56 says:

        Dear deboHobo, I agree, here in our country both are available and cheap, easy to find.

  2. Jake Cohen says:

    Yummy… I wish that I made enough to go to expensive restaurants like that.

    http://www.TalkPrice.net

  3. The steak looks great. Ribeye is a more tender cut of meat than NY strip sirlon. Both when prepared properly are excellent. Saltlik is an excellent choice in downtown Vancouver.

  4. Jug says:

    Now I’m hungry… :mrgreen: Gotta have some steak!

  5. Justin Chelf says:

    Wow I lub steak I gtg there sometime mmm

  6. Wade says:

    Wow, that looks delicious! Too bad I don’t live in Canada. I really want to move there though, just can’t convince the wife on it. I bet it is like $100 for a bottle of water there though, probably out of my price range.

  7. Bryan says:

    I’ll have to do a search for Saltlik in the States. We have an Earl’s here in Denver and it’s great. Everyone at work has dubbed it “Girls”, because it’s a bit of a meat-market (and I don’t mean steak). While I agree that a NY Strip is definitely tasty, for my money nothing is better than an 8 oz. Filet Mignon…..mmmmm.

  8. Wisdom says:

    Heh looks alright, not as good as some of the other food pics you have posted though…

  9. king kong says:

    i am assuming, its not the one in calgary i went to, its amazing i bet you enjoyed that experience! Their New York Strip Steak is amazing!

  10. Mike Huang says:

    That is one killer STEAK! 😯

    -Mike

  11. Pyjammez says:

    the last one looks yum yum yummmmmm

  12. Syed Balkhi says:

    looks like you had a great meal 🙂

  13. Simon Lau says:

    $115? That’s not bad at all for a good meal + wine. Where they one the Vancouver promo list earlier in the year?

  14. Bigman says:

    As my wife should say, that is a REAL american steak 😛 Canadian in this case but still 🙂

  15. I was wondering when your next food post would be!

  16. Hannah says:

    Very nice!!

    I’ve heard of Saltlik and almost ended up going there this winter, but decided not to in the end. I’m regretting that decision after seeing these photos!

  17. NEM says:

    It just make me so hungry! 😀

    1. Mayank Rocks says:

      i have already started eating stuff 😀

  18. Man, that looks good.

    This is my first time commenting on your blog. I just finished reading your e-book and I must say, it was very motivational. You’ve just won another regular reader.

    1. Robert says:

      The ebook is phenomenal. It’s like a Blogging For Dummies book. If he offered that for money, he’d make a fortune.

  19. 02millions says:

    if your ever in beverly hills, you’ll have to try mastro’s steakhouse, you haven’t lived until you try the porter house or the bone-in rib eye there . John the New York strip is so dry compared to the other two steaks have you tried the other types of steak? If you have you probably haven’t tried the Kobe Beef steak from the Cut. Expensive but good.

  20. Wow that steak looks biiiig. 😯 I’ve never ate a steak that size.

  21. Hey John at $115, Saltlik was one of your less expensive dinners.

    1. Robert says:

      That’s what I’m saying. If I can get a steak or salmon like that and some good wine with my wife for $115, I’ll take that any day of the week!

  22. Looks pretty good John, now I’m getting a little hungry 😉

  23. unnikuttan says:

    Great food. looks very fresh. great pics

    1. Great pics or great food – Let me think over it, which one is good huuuuum

  24. Yuck, I don’t like sea food 😀 Just look at those oysters what can you find yummy about that? I would stick to the $60 hamburger

  25. Robert says:

    Not a bad price for those entrees and wine. That salmon looked real good. The NY strip looked good, too, but I would have gone for the filet.

  26. Joy says:

    Yeah, it’s a pretty decent place for steak. I like the ambiance there, too. That’s cool that your oysters were fresh. Each time I ordered that I’ve never been disappointed.

  27. unnikuttan says:

    I am getting hungry.

  28. Paolo Gaspar says:

    I’ve never been to The keg, but I never knew it would place that far behind Gotham. I’ve only ever been to Gotham for steak, and it was fantastic! I had the NY strip and she had the filet. I’m glad we don’t drink, as our entrees, 3 sides, and oysters came up to $180 with tax and tip … totally worth it though, and it was on my mind for DAYS afterwards

  29. Mayank Rocks says:

    my mouth is watering

  30. poor me – I can’t even imagine how they will taste.

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