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  • Food2.5
  • Service2.5
  • Value2.5
  • Ambiance3.5
  • Reviews3


235 15th St.
West Vancouver, BC V7T2X1
Tel: (604) 913-8439
Neighbourhood: Ambleside


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Gave Saltaire another chance... and was disappointed once more
By Shawarma Platter of Kitsilano (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

Myself and three others visited Saltaire on a Friday evening. This was my second visit to the restaurant, and the first try for everyone else in my party. The patio can be great on a sunny day or warm evening, as you get to overlook the water from West Vancouver.

The food is average, at best. There was nothing creative or unique about the menu. There was a lack of flavour from all the appetizer and main dishes we ordered. The salads were under-dressed, the mussels were chewy, and the pizzas were nothing great. I ordered the pork tenderloin for my main dish, and it was sadly dry/overcooked. A friend tried the seafood fettuccini, and was unimpressed with the lack of seafood in the dish. In addition to the flavourless food, portion-size was poor for the prices listed on the menu.

Finally, the service was disappointing. At various times, our server wouldn't come back to our table for 10+ minutes for the usual tasks (take order, drop-off drinks, pick up empty plates). The total duration of our visit for a 2-course dinner was just under two and a half hours, due to the wait times for our waitress.

This was probably my last visit to Saltaire. There are other great "westcoast" restaurants that blow away what Saltaire offers.

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Flavorless with a view.
By MsJbo of Port Coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 3:53pm [Dine in]

I went here for lunch with some co-workers and can't say that I would recommend this place. Walking inside, Saltaire has a very nice decor with a large outdoor patio. We sat indoors, next to one of the large windows and had a good view of the water and Stanley Park.

The tables and chairs are way too close together, as my co-workers who sat across from me had to interrupt the people eating behind them in order to get to their chairs.

The menu sounded delicious - I ordered the Pesto Chicken Focaccia sandwich with yam fries. Also ordered was the Spinach & Roasted Apple Salad and a Prawn Fetuccini. No one was overly impressed with their meals - my sandwich had absolutely no flavour other than a hint of burnt chicken. However we all agreed that the yam fries were good.

As far as service goes, I just had an ice water to drink which only got refilled once over the entire 1.5 hours we were there. It wasn't busy (Wednesday, noon) but our server was nowhere around. Also, back on the seats being too close together, our server couldn't reach one plate to add fresh ground pepper to, so she completely leaned over the plate of my co-worker to do so.

If the food was good, I'd say the prices would be a 3 or 4. However, the food wasn't outstanding or memorable - how do you put a price on tasteless?
Won't be back.

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Great time at Saltaire!
By WSJbiotexpert of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 5, 2010 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

I'd heard good things about Saltaire but hadn't been till last night. Friends wanted to meet somewhere we could all walk to. There were 9 of us and we were a 'walk-in'. It was busy but they pulled together this big, cool square table that had us feeling like restaurant royalty right from the start. The food was first class and well executed. The wine list was short and well priced; the cocktail list was long and fascinating. We had every drink on it! The servers were enjoying themselves and clearly accustomed to a room full of people having a great time. Saltaire's on the second floor so you have to look for the street entrance but when you get up there the wrap-around windows showcase the most romantic seascape.

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