Review: The Saltlik Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta

Saltlik Calgary

The Saltlik is a rare steakhouse restaurant located on Stephen Avenue in the heart of downtown Calgary. In a province known for its beef, an experience to Calgary is not complete without a deliciously well-prepared steak.

Upon entering the Saltlik, you’ll be served a small glass of champagne as you’re shown to your table. Since we arrived during happy hour, we started with some cocktails including a cold pint of Village Wit and a perfectly mixed cocktail called the Stampede Sour. As someone who likes a good rye-based drink, this might just be my new favourite drink. Consisting of Dark Horse Rye, Amaretto, fresh lemon, and egg whites, it’s so good that I ended up having three of them.

House Salad Saltlik Calgary

Caesar Salad Saltlik Calgary

Tenderloin Saltlik Calgary

Steak Saltlik Calgary

Normally, I don’t opt for salads but the house salad sounded so delicious, I had to give it a try. It did not disappoint. Consisting of mixed greens, roasted golden beets, crunchy candied almonds, and white cheddar cheese. The crunchiness of the nuts combined with the soft texture of the cheese complimented the mixed greens perfectly.

Both my wife and I opted for the tenderloin as we both hadn’t had a good steak in a while. One of the things I fear about ordering steak is not having it cooked properly. Thankfully, the cooks at the Saltlik know what they’re doing. Our steaks were nice and tender, the perfect consistency we look for when ordering a tenderloin. I loved the accompanied skinny fries as well, although Karla’s baked potato looked very tempting. It must have been good too because she didn’t share with me. 🙂

Sticky Toffee Saltlik Calgary

Molton Lava Cake Saltlik Calgary

Despite being full from the delicious meal, we went all out for dessert, ordering two different options to share. We decided on the sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream and the molten lava cake with berry compote, which is also served with vanilla ice cream. Both were incredibly sweet, rich, and tasty. The sticky toffee pudding was my favourite, which is often the case. I love toffee and when combined with vanilla bean ice cream, it’s just out of this world.

In addition the delicious food, the Saltlik is also a great place for hosting semi-private or completely private functions. The space on the lower level even offers a pool table and has that “sophisticated” vibe. For more information on private events of wedding planning, contact Cynthia Chan at

For more information on the Saltlik or to view their menu, visit