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The Roof Restaurant

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15 E South Temple, 10th Floor, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002 (State Street)
+1 801-539-1911
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Description: The Roof Restaurant is Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet located on the...
The Roof Restaurant is Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. The menu includes exciting international cuisine that changes daily!
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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best food I have ever eaten

First: I am not a gourmet; not even close. But this is the best food I have ever eaten. It is a buffet but not your ordinary all-you-can-eat joint. There is something for almost every palate. The prime rib was outstanding, melt in your mouth good. The veggies were great. I liked the side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Leslie V
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Palm Coast, United States
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Palm Coast, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First: I am not a gourmet; not even close. But this is the best food I have ever eaten. It is a buffet but not your ordinary all-you-can-eat joint. There is something for almost every palate. The prime rib was outstanding, melt in your mouth good. The veggies were great. I liked the side dishes that I tried. There are... More 

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Thank Leslie V
Utah
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to The Roof restaurant several times over the years. We have always been happy with our choices. I almost always choose their salads and pasta dishes. My husband and son love meat and usually choose the Prime Rib or fish. You can order from the menu or order the buffet. It is fine dining. It also has... More 

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Thank Delainie A
Bradford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have now had the pleasure of enjoying the experience at this restaurant twice. As this is a buffet, there will always be something you like no matter how picky you are. Everything is good quality. Plenty for weight watchers, gluttons and gourmands alike. Save room for the delicious desserts ( about 15-20 to return to over and over if you... More 

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Thank shirley b
Logan, Utah
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good. Salmon and prime rib excellent quality. Desserts needs a little upgrade but several choices. Staff helpful and friendly.

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Thank 4Lj2
Draper, Ut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Want a fancy posh dinner? The roof is probably one of the nicest restaurants in salt lake if not the nicest. Great food, wonderful views of downtown salt lake after dark. But you'll pay $50 per person for the buffet. It's wonderful food, and you get what you pay for.

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1 Thank Mikpits
San Diego, California
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166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The restaurant is certainly upscale with a spectacular view. Keep in mind, however, it is a buffet, and quite expensive for a buffet ($40 each). That said, the food was outstanding, both in quality and choice, with the desserts the highlight. The staff seemed a bit young, but were quite efficient.

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1 Thank OldBigBob
Utah
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I really like the roof and we have been coming here as a tradition for the last three years the day after Thanksgiving to celebrate the season and kick off our Christmas. I was seriously disappointed this year that they had chosen to raise the price by $15 per person. That makes it a little much to bring the kids... More 

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1 Thank Missmarymoo
Salt Lake City, Utah
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went to this restaurant for a couple's dinner for a date. It was really good. Nice ambience and very romantic. Truly enjoyed it. It's not a cheap visit though. Expect to pay about $40/person but it was well worth it and the view was gorgeous.

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1 Thank Wenny L
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Celebrating my first wedding anniversary with my wife is a special occasion, and a special occasion deserves a special meal at a special place. Therefore, we selected The Roof Restaurant, which should be the best place to eat in Salt Lake City, Utah. Between the popularity and the price of the restaurant, I thought it was going to be like... More 

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5 Thank David T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a nicer restuarant buffet style. Great view overlooking the city. If you've never been you must try. The food is good. Down side they don't serve alcohol.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 E South Temple, 10th Floor, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-539-1911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic

Description

The Roof Restaurant is Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. The menu includes exciting international cuisine that changes daily!
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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