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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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  • 115
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
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  • 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
Perfect Place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I went to the Roof Restaurant and had a lovely meal. It is a gourmet buffet and it didn't disappoint. Lots of options and everything was well prepared, and kept well for buffet-style dining. Our service was very very good...very attentive. The piano playing in the background was a nice touch to the atmosphere (as you need... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 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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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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33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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