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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: Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great food, even better view!

Great Food and a magnificent view of the temple! Prime Rib and Ham carving satation, large assortment of salads, fruit, cheese and sides. HUGE dessert buffet. Really yummy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great Food and a magnificent view of the temple! Prime Rib and Ham carving satation, large assortment of salads, fruit, cheese and sides. HUGE dessert buffet. Really yummy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not a fan of the buffet style dinner, but you can't beat the views of Temple Square, especially when the Christmas lights are on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Spectacular view and great food. Went with my husband and 2 sons from college. We couldn't take our eyes off of the incredible view of the temple and downtown. The buffet was fantastic and the pianist on the grand piano was the cherry on top!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views from the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial building. So fortunate to be able to enjoy an incredible buffet dinner from the top of this beautiful building. Excellent staff. Very accommodating and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What a great discovery on our trip through SLC. We originally planned to visit the old hotel lobby and enjoy the view from the top floor over the Temple and the city. There are 2 restaurants located on the top floor and this one is really good. They offer a buffet dinner for only $40pp! We didn't expect too much... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Wedding anniversary with a view. Our table was right next to the large windows. Excellent service and attention. Great view and food and the piano player was a nice touch.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited as part of an organised tour. Stunning building and spectacular view from restaurant. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Buffet style restaurant with a first class choice of dishes. Amazing honey butter, clam chowder and the best creme brûlée I've ever tasted, at $39 a head including soft drinks it was fantastic value for what was available to eat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Roof Restaurant offers a beautiful view of Salt Lake City. Our table was in direct view of the beautiful Mormon Temple. WHAT A VIEW!!! Spectacular!!! The atmosphere in this restaurant is quiet and serene. It does not have the trendy "noise" that we've become so used to. You can actually hear each other talk while you dine! That's a... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had a group meal here, the view across the city was breathtaking. From the pianist playing in the background to the amazing and exquisite buffet, the experience was truly memorable. The poached salmon was particularly wonderful, but everything on offer was superb. A mind boggling selection of desserts. Highly recommended, very romantic for couples

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I can't fault this place. We were met by a charming elderly couple who gave us a tour of this historic building and then escorted our little group to the top floor restaurants. Wow! What a view from this cleverly designed, tiered and beautifully furnished room. With a superb view of the city and the Mormon citadel and a wonderful... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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