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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 #136 of 1,216 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $20
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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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Ogden, Utah
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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385 reviews 385 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
363 helpful votes 363 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have always enjoyed this restaurant. I think the location is one of it's strongest pulls. The food is decent too. This visit though the wait staff seemed particularly slow and seemed to forget a few requests and also our meals came out at different times. Despite the wait and inconsistency of the staff, I still think the food is... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Right across from the roof, nice little place with lovely lunch menu. A bit pricey, hit and miss with the food, but mostly pretty good. Bright and sunny on the top floor of the JS Memorial Building.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were visiting Salt Lake City for the very first time. We decided that we would try and find a place to eat that was unique to the area and that's when we stumbled across the old Hotel Utah. The building is gorgeous and the lobby was extraordinary!!! We found out that there was a restaurant at the 10th floor... More

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West Point, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great food but our waiter was pretty forgetful. I was surprised that such a nice place had what I thought were pretty good prices. Salmon salad, smothered burrito, loaded chips, fried pickles (these were the best fried pickles i've ever had) and Margherita chicken were all excellent and served quickly. It took our waiter way too long to get us... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was visiting the Square and decided to have a nice quiet dinner away from the conference I was attending. It was a lovely view, although the decor had seen better days in my opinion. The service was very sweet and attentive. I had the meatloaf sandwich, which was a lot of food but just not really worth the price.... More

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