I had a great experience at the Saltlik in Banff, so when they opened up in Vancouver, I decided to give it a try. This was a few months ago.
This restaurant has a very high end decor, and much of it has a double height ceiling. There is a large and prominent wine cooler located on the upper floor which is completely impractical. Just watching the staff climb the stairs AND another ladder to access the wine was pretty amusing. However, that is not my problem. The seating was comfortable, and the ambiance was very nice.
I ordered the most expensive steak on the lunch menu, expecting to get a great cut of meat, as I did at their Banff location. Unfortunately, although the flavour was excellent, the meat was very tough (despite its being cooked to only medium rare). I couldn't chew through at least half of the steak. The fries were wonderful though.
What was outstanding was the service. I got there quite early, when the restaurant was largely empty. Seeing that I was by myself, the waitress struck up a conversation with me, to keep me entertained while I waited for my food. At the end of the meal, I asked for the location of the washroom, which turned out to be upstairs from where I sat, and the waitress volunteered to walk me there. I initially declined, saying "i am sure I can find it", but she insisted, and ended up walking me all the way to the door of the bathroom. I had never encountered service like this in any other restaurant. By the way, she was very good looking as well.
Given my previous experience in Banff, I wouldn't mind giving this restaurant another try some day. Maybe they were so new that they hand't quite got their act together when I visited. Hopefully, given time, things will improve. Maybe they have by now.