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15 E South Temple, 10th Floor, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (State Street)
Trax stop - City Center
+1 801-539-3170
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building with...
Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building with stunning views of Temple Square and Downtown. Five-time Best of State winner for Casual American Dining. Try the signature fried pickle appetizer!
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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Can't beat the view!

And the food was good too! Beautiful setting on top of the Joseph Smith building which is located right next to Temple Square. It is the former Hotel Utah. The Cobb Salad I had was great. The rest of the crowd had sandwiches. All pronounced them as tasty. The view alone is worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert D
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Oakdale, California, United States
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Oakdale, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And the food was good too! Beautiful setting on top of the Joseph Smith building which is located right next to Temple Square. It is the former Hotel Utah. The Cobb Salad I had was great. The rest of the crowd had sandwiches. All pronounced them as tasty. The view alone is worth the visit.

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Thank Robert D
salt lake city
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My best friends from high school meet here every year to celebrate our birthdays. The food is very good and they have some local specialties that people love...one made with lamb. The restaurant is located at the top of the Joseph Smith Building and the view of the temple and downtown are spectacular. You won't get a glass of wine... More 

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Thank elisesmom
Vernal, Utah, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a family gathering at this restaurant. First off they had to be (and were) extremely patient with me as I had to change my reservation three times leading to the evening that we dined and then had to make a change again at the actual dining time. Due to the size of our party by the night we dined,... More 

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Thank Jason U
Draper, Ut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Garden restaurant is a classy place with a moderate price. You'll pay 10 to 14 bucks for lunch, but the view, the service, the ambiance are worth it. On the top floor of the Joseph Smith Building on Historic Temple Square, you'll have a great view of the downtown area. Make sure you get there a little early so... More 

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Thank Mikpits
Mesa, Arizona
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Great view of downtown Salt Lake City and Temple Square. Food is decent. Not great, but good. You really are selecting this restaurant to have the view and atmosphere. Looks great in the winter time when the Square is covered with snow, too.

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Thank Wayne S
USA
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180 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great place to meet and have lunch or snacks. 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building- close parking and if you dine, they give you a parking pass for 3 hours free. Food is great and atmosphere very relaxing. And yes, you can dine on a budget here. Portions are huge and can be shared- don't be shy.

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Thank NoneReally
Bountiful, Utah
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The Roof Restaurant was booked, so we chose the Garden Restaurant instead. In hindsight, we should have come to the 10th Floor to see the view but dined elsewhere. For this night, dining was by reservation only and we made our reservation through OpenTable.com. Pros: 1. We were seated next to a window with a beautiful view of the lights... More 

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Thank Hollyday66
Greensboro, North Carolina
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The Garden Restaurant is located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith building which parking is benneth the building and parking is validated with your meal for 3 hours. The view is amazing, just after Christmas. Our table was near the window for The menu was short but had something for everyone. I had the Pesto Margherita Chicken which... More 

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Thank TravelingMedTech
King Salmon, Alaska
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Garden Restaurant has bright and cheery decor. The view of temple square and the west side of the city is awesome! I wasn't impressed by the meal or the menu. The best part of our lunch were the Lion House rolls (they don't serve honey butter with the rolls! This must change as they are delicious with honey butter!).... More 

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Oceanside, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We visited the Garden Restaurant located on the 10th floor of the JSM building after the evening Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chritmas Concert. The hours were extended to accommodate the large crowds. Following a brief 10 minute wait admiring the city from above we were fortunate enough to receive a table by the awesome floor to ceiling window next to the... 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 84111
    (State Street)
  • Public Transportation: Trax stop - City Center
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-539-3170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building with stunning views of Temple Square and Downtown. Five-time Best of State winner for Casual American Dining. Try the signature fried pickle appetizer!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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