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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Scenic view

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We eat here every time we come to SLC

We love the view and the service. The food is ok. There is a good selection of menu items but you can definitely get better food at a cheaper price elsewhere. But it's not always about just the food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
KWalter2014
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Gosford, Australia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
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Syracuse, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times both when I lived in SLC and since I moved away. Ate there last week and sad to say the place is going down hill food wise, kind of like the Roof did and is. The view of course is still awesome and still worth it. Like before, the released some balloons out the... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We love the view and the service. The food is ok. There is a good selection of menu items but you can definitely get better food at a cheaper price elsewhere. But it's not always about just the food!

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Palmdale, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were touring Temple Square and decided to get a bite to eat in the square. We were very surprised when we were told about the Garden Restaurant. It was located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on the 10th floor with huge window overlooking the snow covered mountains and valley to the west of Salt Lake City. We asked... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Have been here twice. The food is nothing special but the view is one-of-a-kind. Great place to bring out of town guests for the experience, but I probably won't be back.

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Springville, Utah
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love the view, the restaurant, the atmosphere, and the fact that they change up the menu about every six months. I especially appreciate the ample portion size, providing good value. They always provide excellent service. So, what's not to like? If you come during a highly busy time, I recommend a reservation.

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Highland, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

THis is a great quiet restaurant with great food, incredible service and has a great view of downtown Salt Lake City.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have gone here many times over my 20 years here....we would take directors for lunch so they get to see a great city view (I am in the film business) and we can explain how the city is laid out...the roof slides back on good days.

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Meridian, I
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had a very good dinner at the this restaurant. The service was a little slow, but the food was good and the views are outstanding.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We are there for lunch. It is not expensive at all consider the great view. However, the catch is the food is really not that good. Maybe it all depends on what you order. The one especially not that good is the turkey dinner. The stuffing is really dry as well as the turkey. The waitress is not that attending,... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the sister restaurant to The Roof just across the breezeway in the same hotel. The food offered is so delicious and, if not for the reasonable prices, you might assume you were in a New York restaurant. The waiters and waitresses buzz around swiftly and the chefs look very smart in their clean white jackets with typical chef... 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

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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