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Copper Onion

111 East Broadway, Suite 170, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801 355 3282
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Ranked #20 of 1,213 restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $1 - $30
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State St. & 300 S
Description: The Copper Onion is one of the new additions to the growing Utah foodie scene. Former NYC chef (and native Utahan) Ryan Lowder now brings his personal take on New American cuisine to his own kitchen with an approach inspired by his passion for Utah’s outstanding farmstead ingredients and his experience as a chef cooking his way through Barcelona, NYC and South America. The Copper Onion serves a wide array of vegetable side dishes and a menu designed to explore and share, with plates such as Ricotta dumplings with lemon, sage and brown butter and Braised Pork Belly with shaved Brussels sprouts and pickled celeriac. Entrees include Fresh house-made papparedelle with lamb ragout and Duck Confit with butternut squash and roasted mushroom caps. An insistent focus on the freshest and best is paramount; sausages and burgers are ground daily, bread is baked and ice cream is made in house, offering casual diners an exceptional experience at affordable prices.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great food. Monday night and the place was packed. Had the meat loaf, one guest had the beef stroganoff the other the trout. All were fantastic. Vince our waiter recommend a chard that was right on the money as a recommendation. Prices were reasonable. Would recommend this place to everyone.

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

During our three day stay in the area, we had dinner here on arrival from the airport and lunch two days later. I strongly recommend reservations fro dinner. We were glad we had them as there were several people waiting for a table when we arrived. We were promptly seated. We shared the pork belly appetizer - wonderful - and... More

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Orem, Utah
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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our visit was satisfying but nothing out of the ordinary, contrary to our expectations. It aspires to be an out-of-the-ordinary upscale eating establishment and its menu and prices reflect that, but to us it doesn't measure up. The food is good and well presented, but was not really special, and the place is noisy and the ambience not what we... More

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Salt Lake City, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Read about the copper onion burger in the Salt Lake Mag and had to try it. It was as described, delicious!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Quite simply one of the best overall dining experiences I have had in the USA. Thanks largely to our incredible waiter, we fashioned a European style dinner - 3.5 hours of culinary magic. We started with waiter selected antipasti - mouth watering. Next up, a variety of pasta once again chosen by our waiter at our behest - delicious. Third,... More

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Riverdale, Utah
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food was good but nothing out of the ordinary. The food arrived very fast. Which would have been great if we had been in a rush. We both had pasta dishes. Might go back and try something else.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I am a regular at Copper Onion and eat there at least once a week for lunch. Dan the saucier is always coming up with fun lunch specials and overall the good is terrific for the price point. I've scoured the menu and rarely been disappointed by their great seasonal fare (the lunch pasta special is always great) and awesome... More

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Saratoga WY
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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I called ahead, but the answering machine was incorrect on the serving hours. (The place is closed between 3 and 5 p.m.) However, we waited around until 5, and we fairly promptly seated. Our server was a good sport about us just having a snack at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Once again, the charcuterie plate (your choice of cheeses... More

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Shepherd, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wine Enthusiast had an article on 5 unlikely foodie towns, and featured this restaurant. I made reservations for 11.30 am and got there early, to find several people already in line. By 11.40 the place was hopping, fairly noisy but not too hard to make conversation. The things that leapt out at me off the menu were the beet, caper... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had time to kill before a Saturday night flight. We arrived at 5:15 and the place was already quite busy. The inside was loud, but we wanted to sit on the patio anyhow, so we were lucky. Our server was quite pleasant and knowledgeable. A smoked Manhattan was a great starter cocktail, while the Spanish Tickler was mediocre. The... More

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