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Copper Onion

111 East Broadway, Suite 170, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801 355 3282
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Ranked #23 of 1,211 restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
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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English first
Sandy, Utah
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went to the Copper Onion for dinner with friends. This place is always packed and lively. Lots of noise but in a good way. Food is very good and the service is good without being overbearing. My friend got a pasta order with bacon that he could not eat. He mentioned it to the waited who promptly changed the order... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Drove up to Salt Lake for a weekend and this was the first place we found for food. I'm so glad we stopped here- it was amazing! Adorable atmosphere, great service and wonderful food for a reasonable price. Would definitely eat here again.

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Have been living in Salt Lake for a couple of years now, and have heard that this is a must eat place - and the rumors were accurate. Good service, unique menu items with great flavor, and a nice setting. I will be back.

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Winnemucca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The meatloaf was excellent, although they skimped on the gravy. Service was so-so. I saw my waiter when he took my order and when he brought the bill, even though the place was not that busy. I don't think I'll go back.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My son has traveled the world and he says this place has the best Carbonara he has ever had and I must agree. I should have ordered some to go.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Make a reservation!!!! Very popular as it should be. The cuisine is incredible. Freshly prepared. Exquisite ingredients. From duck to die for, to fresh catches of the day! The pork chop....perfection. Yes it has an egg on top! The sautéed mushrooms for an appetizer, heaven. The staff is gorgeously friendly and very knowledgeable. Oh yes! Cheese, meats and olives to... More

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PA, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Was starving late one evening in Salt Lake City, read great reviews about this restaurant. Walked in and realized it was extremely loud inside, and asked for a outdoor patio table, as one was obviously available, and another table was getting ready to leave. The hostess said it would be 25 minutes to sit outside, so we figured there were... More

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USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent service and very good food. This restaurant was a good find in Salt Lake City -- highly recommended!

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a late dinner on a week night and were seated immediately. Ammie was a great waitress with lots of good information about the menu. We started with a meat and cheese plate...awesome! Our entrees were the meatloaf and iron cast chicken...both were excellent. We shared the cheesecake and loved it. Reasonable prices for the amount and quality of... More

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Saratoga WY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We sampled from the broad menu - the cheeses and sausages were a treat. Our server was excellent; we lingered, and he was just as pleasant as he was patient. Surprisingly quiet for the on-street location. We had free parking on the street just steps away, too.

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