We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Garden Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 149 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view; good food

Great view and location. Menu is very good. The chicken was just a little dry. Feels a lot like patio dining, but without the insects and weather issues.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Keokeo1
,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Good for:
  • Scenic view
Add Photo Write a Review

149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great view and location. Menu is very good. The chicken was just a little dry. Feels a lot like patio dining, but without the insects and weather issues.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Looking for a place with excellent ambiance? don't miss this one. the service is nice, the food is good, the view - outstanding! the opening roof in the wonderful fresh air of SLC is worth faking a birthday!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bountiful, Utah
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The view from this restaurant is from right on top of Temple Square. You can see the lights at Christmas time, and all of the hustle and bustle the rest of the year. The rolls are world famous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent food with a gorgeous view of the city! It's one of my favorite downtown restaurants. Amazing service every time I visit, and all for a very good price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

From the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial building, the view of the city to the west and south is exceptional. The food is very good -- large portions, well prepared, and artfully presented. The prices are a bit on the high side. The day we came for lunch, while there were plenty of tables available, the seating was VERY... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Restaurant in perfect spot if you are taking a tour of the Mormon church, just don't expect any liquor or coffee. There is also a parking lot under the building and the restaurant gives you a $10 discount for the lot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a short stay in SLC and due to time pressure we ended up eating here at 8pm. This turned out a big advantage as we watched the sunset over the Great Salt Lake with the Temple lit up in the foreground. For a non believer this was a very magical experience which we all enjoyed. Teenagers and all!!!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Idaho
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The restaurant is on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Building. It is a relaxed atmosphere. We waited 10 minutes before someone came over to speak to us. They start you off with balsamic and olive oil on a plate and focaccia bread. The bread was light, warm and fresh. The olive oil was also fresh and the balsamic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Level Contributor
271 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

More pleasant and relaxed than the cafe on the first floor. The burger and fries were fine and the waiter was very nice. The hostesses were off-putting, making us wait when the place was almost empty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Estero, Florida
Level Contributor
134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant has a great view of Temple Square and much of Salt Lake City. It has a very welcoming and hospitable staff. Unfortunately the food is average. There was nothing remarkable about the menu nor the food itself.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Garden Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Garden Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Garden Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Garden Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?