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Joseph Smith Memorial Building

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Building owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, housing two restaurants, a small movie theater and a variety of banquet halls for rent.
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15 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was there with a small group for a private dinner. The food was excellent, the staff kind and the restrooms clean.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only walked in as we went to The Roof restaurant, but the first floor with stained glass ceiling and statue of Joseph Smith is impressive.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DivaBlueDog
Reviewed February 13, 2019

This is a great and historic building. The chapel on the second floor gives you a idea of the architecture inside the Salt Lake Temple. The flowers are often spectacular.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeorgeGKing
Reviewed January 19, 2019

The John Smith building is gorgeous. It used to be a very expensive hotel and the lobby and outside of the building are a wonderful site. You can go up to the 10th floor for expansive view. The building has a large theater in which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This beautiful old building is a must see when in Salt Lake City. Originally an ornate luxery hotel, now a part of the Temple Square complex. Staffed with friendly helpful people. There are 2 or 3 restaurants located in this building. The lobby and 10th...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank putterman41
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited the Joseph Smith Memorial building this past week with a group of our students that comprised the madrigal group. There was in excess of 20 of them and they sing some Christmas songs in the foyer of this beautiful old grand Hotel. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

The Garden Restaurant has very affordable delicious meals on the top floor of this landmark structure. The views are fantastic with a place to take photo's with you in them.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fussyVagabond
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Stopped here while poking around town after business meeting at convention center. Great view on the top floor of the neighboring Temple. This building's interior Architecture was stunning. Be sure to see the chapel on the mezzanine level and the grand lobby. While I didn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I love this building. It is very ornate but a great place to go sit in a comfortable set and meditate and listen to the music being played. There are tours you can take if you want to see more of the building or other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

The views from the 10th floor are really nice. The cafe on the first floor was good and reasonably priced. Beautiful building worth stopping in.

Date of experience: October 2018
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February 10, 2017|
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Response from phoebe134 | Reviewed this property |
The food was very good but the ambience is what sealed the deal for us. The staff are amazing and treat you like royalty. I would recommend this establishment over any other in the area.
July 15, 2015|
Response from Kent B | Reviewed this property |
The movie is shown just in english but ask they will have headphone with audio in your local language. Temple square has bi-lingual missionaries as well.
July 15, 2015|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't watch the movie. Another reviewer mentioned that they have headphones that provide the information in one's native language