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15 E South Temple, 10th Floor, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
+1 801-539-1911
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Ranked #35 of 1,231 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: State Street
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!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Since developing some rather annoying allergies to foods, I have had a more difficult time finding places to eat. I usually phone in advance to see if the restaurant can accommodate my fairly reasonable requests. I usually phone the day before to refresh the information so I can eat without an issue. I had forgotten to do that prior to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The atmosphere can't be beat. Beautiful low lite environment with views across the city of Salt Lake and particularly across Temple Square. Temple views from every location in the restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff friendly.

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American Fork, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have only been here once and the food was amazing but the view was better. It is a perfect special occasion spot located in the middle of activity.

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Hershey, PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to The Roof on a Christmas holiday night to have a view of Temple Square and it's lights. The place was packed. Unfortunately, to get to the restaurant you have to take the same elevators that the mass of tourists were taking to visit the viewing windows, which are on the same floor. There are no non-emergency stairs... More 

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Denver
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The food is offered buffet style, but do not let this scare you off. It is so artistically presented and fresh, that you will not be disappointed. Wide variety of salads, entrees and desserts. The desserts seemed as homemade as if my Grandma was in the kitchen. At night the temple spiral is lit up and magical to view. This... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Over priced for the food. Horrible parking. Over crowded seating. Great view but didn't go for the view.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My daughter (9) and I recently dined at The Roof after wondering around Temple Square during the Holiday season. The Roof is on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and offers amazing views of The Temple and surrounding area. I found the buffet to be limited but everything that is offered are the items you'd choose in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Food selection is just average, My personal preference is Chuck-A -Rama. Hands down just for the amazing view of temple square, and dessert section is again worth every penny. Try going there when the Christmas lights are out. That makes up for another splendid view irrespective of the occasion.

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Perth, Australia
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195 reviews 195 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The buffet was laden with food, so it was impossible to try it all. Everything I had was very tasty, but some of the hot dishes (even those just put out) were lukewarm. The drinks are all non alcoholic, but that wasn't a problem. The view over the Temple at night is just magical.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The view is lovely and we were seated at a window table at sunset. The buffet is plentiful and we certainly couldn't try everything. There were items that I wanted to get to but just couldn't. The onion soup was disappointing but most other choices were fine. The shrimp on the cold buffet was good. We get shrimp very often... More 

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Additional Information about The Roof Restaurant

Address: 15 E South Temple, 10th Floor, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
Phone Number: +1 801-539-1911
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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