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The Garden Restaurant

15 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
+1 801-539-3170
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Ranked #124 of 1,211 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State Street
Transit: Trax stop - City Center
Description: Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building with stunning views of Temple Square and Downtown. Four-time Best of State winner for Casual American Dining. Try the signature fried pickle appetizer!
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Enjoyed a salad and iced tea for lunch. Good food at very reasonable prices. Lovely view of the Temple.

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Murray, Utah
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The new menu is better. I have occasion to eat here occasionally, and in the past I struggled to even find something I liked. The choices were too weird. They are are more "normal" now, even though they seem to be dressed-to-the-hilt like fancy places tend to do. The views are superb.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wow, what a great dining experience. There are two large dining rooms on the top floor of the Utah Hotel inside the city center square. The dining room where we had lunch had a glass ceiling and ceiling to floor windows over looking the city. Food is fantastic and service is excellent.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

And view. Lovely evening and they opened the roof. Food (turkey dinner), dessert (red velvet cheesecake) and service were excellent and low priced! Can have happy hour or after dinner drink else where...don't let that deter you from having an excellent dining experience.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Don't miss the food in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on the 10th floor. Great taste, large servings, at a very reasonable price. Wait staff was excellent. Hint: go after 2:00 to avoid the lunch rush and get a table by the window.

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Ogden, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went there for dinner and had the pesto chicken. Food was good. Dessert was the highlight. Our server was great but the service was slow in the kitchen. The best part was the atmosphere. Food was average but good. Would go back.

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Cape Cod
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145 reviews 145 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The service was wonderful and the food was great in taste and abundance. The views were phenomenal and the restaurant was bright and colorful and we loved the retractable roof...just the right touch

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Salt Lake City, UT
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387 reviews 387 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband's siblings and spouses wanted to get together for a special birthday dinner since the 3 women of the group all have birthdays within 2 weeks of each other. Based on the reviews I chose The Garden. We got reservations on line, and when we arrived we had a very short wait until we were seated at a very... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have eaten at The Garden many times over the years, and we recently brought a friend visiting from San Francisco. While we have been turned off in the past by particular food quality and service, we find ourselves unable to beat the view and atmosphere. During this last visit, our visitor loved his elaborate hamburger; he was impressed, something... More

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Fountain, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It wasn't a horrible experience, especially since the views are awesome and there was no dress code or reservations required, but the service was definitely disappointing. The food wasn't bad, but wasn't memorable (pear and Gorgonzola salad, Romano chicken sandwich). Our server was sat with a 6-top about 5 minutes after we were sat, and trying to catch him for... More

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