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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food with gorgeous panoramic view

This place is just magical !... On the roof of the historic Joseph Smith Memorial Building with a splendid view to Temple Square and mountains... plus a delicious choice of excellent and fresh food ! It is highly recommended to come early at noon if you don't want to wait (or even make a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place is just magical !... On the roof of the historic Joseph Smith Memorial Building with a splendid view to Temple Square and mountains... plus a delicious choice of excellent and fresh food ! It is highly recommended to come early at noon if you don't want to wait (or even make a reservation). My only little concern was... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

If you sit by a window, you have a high-floor view of Salt Lake City's downtown buildings. The atmosphere is pleasant and garden-like with a glass roof and plenty of sunshine. We had a limited time to eat, and our waiter helped us order items which could be make more quickly, and helped make sure we could have our meal... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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222 reviews 222 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I hadn't been to this restaurant in many years when I stopped in on my own for lunch recently. It was everything that I remembered. I ordered the fish tacos. They were excellent. The corn tortillas were soft, but not greasy. The fish, the salsa and the aioli combined for a perfect experience in texture and flavor. The rice was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I try to make it here for just a sight meal or something to drink as the views are stunning. If you can go at sunset, it is stunning. You can order as little as you like; the staff is friendly and use to people not spending a lot as the views are amazing of the Temple and grounds below.... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Incredible views overlooking Temple Square and the Temple. Unexpectedly good lunch with fish tacos and clam chowder. Turkey club with excellent hand made fries. Nothing was Sysco.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is my favorite place to recommend people to eat for great food and to watch the sunset while you eat, it is at the top floor and over looks the city.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Anyone visiting Salt Lake City this is a must stop. You have to visit temple square and why not grab a bite to eat while you do. It overlooks the temple and a nice view of some of the mountains too. Go there later at night so you can catch sunset and see the temple with lights on too. This... More 

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Custer, South Dakota
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

had their meatloaf sandwich with clam chowder. Well seasoned beef, pretty good chowder. Spouse enjoyed her salad said it was very good. Great view from tenth floor nice atmosphere. And service was very good. Prices were reasonable. We had a 10% off coupon they gave down on first floor in family research area. As you are on temple square coffee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The view from the 10th floor of the Temple is breathtaking. The atmosphere and the service impeccable. My friend and I stopped for a light dinner. We shared the Loaded Kettle Chips and a Pear Gorgonzola Salad. The Kettle Chips were too salty and the bacon on it too fatty. Neither of us cared for it. The salad was wonderful.... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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177 reviews 177 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our first time in this lovely restaurant. Delicious food for lunch. Lots of menu choices. Lovely service. Good view, especially at the table around the glass windows, but the observation section just outside the restaurant is where you should take pictures. A bit pricey for sandwiches, but a lovely, relaxing way to treat yourself.

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Additional Information about The Garden Restaurant

Address: 15 E South Temple, 10th Floor, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number: +1 801-539-3170
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American

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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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