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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: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Horrible service

Horrible experience!! I can't believe just because the staff is having a bad day they'd reflect that on the customers and then when I complained the floor manager even gave more attitude. This place is very overrated. Just because they have a few tables that over see a nice view doesn't mean... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
JoeYousef
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Horrible experience!! I can't believe just because the staff is having a bad day they'd reflect that on the customers and then when I complained the floor manager even gave more attitude. This place is very overrated. Just because they have a few tables that over see a nice view doesn't mean anything. Just horrible service. Not worth the money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went Friday Feb.13. Amazing food!!! The building is beautiful where the restaurant is located. Parking underneath, sign says its $10. But at the restaurant you get a voucher for free parking. The lobby has a gorgeous chandelier and a pianist. Inside the restaurant every table has a great view of the temple. We sat by a window and was... More 

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Fruit Heights, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As has been mentioned in the other reviews, the view is breathtaking. There was a piano player playing a grand piano, and the atmosphere was perfect for a nice date. Although the buffet was not large, it was very good. I liked the ham the best, but also very much enjoyed the prime rib, steak, and salmon entrees. I also... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went in January, where we were still able to enjoy the amazing view of Temple Square all lit up. . .it's breathtakingly beautiful. We went on a night were the meal was being served buffet style, so we were able to get our favorites and still trying something new. The dessert bar was a chocolate lover's dream! Very romantic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The view from the table over downtown is fantastic. Food is avarage. Salad great but seafood basic. Main course only one sort of meat. Cake selection for dessert is fantastic.

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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