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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: Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Greatest buffet ever!

Stunning restaurant, with stunning views of the Salt Lake Temple. There is the most amazing buffet. Huge choices of starters, mains etc. There is roasted meat carved for you, otherwise you take your pick from a mouthwatering selection. There were two long tables laded with different desserts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Kent England
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Kent England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning restaurant, with stunning views of the Salt Lake Temple. There is the most amazing buffet. Huge choices of starters, mains etc. There is roasted meat carved for you, otherwise you take your pick from a mouthwatering selection. There were two long tables laded with different desserts. Everything was delicious. Take my advice and don't fill up too much with... More 

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SLC, UT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went there for our 25th anniversary dinner. Everyone wished us happy anniversary and there was a card on the table as well. The food is great, and the view is amazing - facing Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake. Would recommend!

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came here to treat ourselves since we were out of town. Saw reviews and decided to come. The view is absolutely amazing. We got a window seat right next to the temple. We did not get much service though, she took a long time to get our drinks, and never offered us a refill. The buffet had good and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fabulous buffet style dining in beautiful surroundings, fabulous views over Temple Square (especially at sunset) & impeccable service. An excellent choice for a special occasion ! All for $39.95

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went here. Twice. When you first walk in your breath is taken away. Such class. Beautiful. The servers are quiet, polite, & caring. The view - well I have no words. And there was this tiny piano player serenading us with quiet songs. On a see through grand piano. The buffet display was beautiful. We came back the 2nd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When in Salt Lake City you should try this 10'th floor restaurant just opposite the Temple. It is run by the mormons (no alcohol is served). Service is formal and perfect. The view to the Temple and to the Capitol is perfect. The buffet is very, very fine - so this place is a must go to in Salt Lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The building has scaffolding on the outside and is Beautiful on the inside. you walk into a lobby right out of the 20's but is perfectly maintained. The elevator takes you quickly to the 10 floor. You take a right and suddenly you see the whole city. Move forward to the entrance of the Restaurant and you see the Temple... More 

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Salt Lake City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Roof is a buffet style restaurant on Temple Square in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. The variety and flavors are unique and delicious. The rolls are to die for. Huge dessert bar. The decor is more formal, and they had a good pianist providing background music. A little on the pricey side (about $50 per person). The windows overlook... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary and our daughter and son in law were celebrating their 4th, so we decided to have dinner at The Roof. It was amazing. The food was incredible (how else do you describe 20 different desserts). This is one classy buffet. The mashed potatoes here are the best, no gravy needed. When... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Hands down the best view in SLC! The room is surrounded by windows, giving pretty much any seat in the restaurant some amazing views. That is the highlight, especially eating there at night and staring out at the lights and temple. The desserts were great; they had many choices from which to pick from. But, despite those two awesome positives,... 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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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: Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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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