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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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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, 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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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Dinner with a view

We had dinner here on a Tuesday evening, choosing the restaurant while visiting the building. A buffet dinner with a good selection of food excellent salads and dessert selection in particular that was fresh and hot food well cooked. The service was very good and the views added to the experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Priscilla K
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on a Tuesday evening, choosing the restaurant while visiting the building. A buffet dinner with a good selection of food excellent salads and dessert selection in particular that was fresh and hot food well cooked. The service was very good and the views added to the experience. Best place to eat if visiting the city.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great view, good food, a little spendy, but the views (especially at Christmas time) are fabulous! Gourmet buffet-style with nice ambience and a pianist.

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Provo, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant for a combined Mother’s Day brunch and Anniversary lunch, so we hoped for a good experience. We were seated at a table for two against a huge window overlooking the famous Salt Lake City Temple Square. It was delightful to look down and see bridal parties posing for photos, as well as to look out over... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ate at The Roof on a Friday night and it was really busy and kind of hectic. It's a gourmet buffet and the food is great ($40pp), the views are wonderful, and staff is friendly but the congestion in the restaurant detracts a little from an otherwise perfect experience.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The buffet was great, lots of choices and really good food. The desserts were good but don't go out of your way to save lots of room for them. The cold and hot buffets items were very good. The service was friendly and efficient. Really beauitful to see the sun set behind the temple and other buildings. There is no... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

First of all when you hear the word "buffet" then don't let this fool you. This is a gourmet buffet with some very impressive food choices. It was well worth the price. The prime rib was tender and cooked exactly how I like it. The salad bar had all types of salads, vegetables and cheeses. I especially loved the dessert... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The buffet here is high quality food and a beautiful atmosphere. I always ask for a window seat to look upon the extraordinary view of the Temple. The staff here is very nice and has a pleasing demeanor. I highly recommend you go here for a romantic date, or to celebrate a family occasion.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had dinner at the Roof on a Friday night. The view from the entire restaurant was breathtaking. The buffet dinner was delicious. The scrod was a little rubbery but everything else was cooked to perfection and nicely presented. Our waitress was very friendly & attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Salt Lake City. It was one... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As non-Mormons, we would have never found The Roof without a local recommendation. We are glad we went for the experience: like everything we visited that night in Temple Square, it's meticulously staged. Nevertheless, at the high cost, mediocre food and service, one visit will suffice.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

While visiting family in Utah, we planned a date to go to The Roof for Valentine's evening. It had been several years since we had dined there, but knew it was our first choice in Salt Lake. From making the reservation, to our table with a view of Temple Square, to the most delicious meal--everything was Perfect! Both the cold... 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, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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