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The Roof Restaurant

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15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002 (State Street)
+1 801-539-1911
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Somewhere in CT
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited The Roof last week with a large group on a bus tour (meal included as part of the tour). The location (10th floor of a former hotel overlooking Temple Square) offered great views of the square and the city... a wonderful photographic opportunity. The buffet included a variety of foods including appropriately-cooked prime rib (I like it rare),... More 

Thank Twolovetotravel2
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Roof was a wonderful choice for our anniversary dinner. The Joseph Smith memorial building is a such a beautiful setting for a romantic night out. It is described as a gourmet buffet which is just about right. The food choices were very good as was the prime rib which is what they are known for. My wife is a... More 

Thank jp_1674
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a fun place to go to for a real relaxing meal great service good food the view is great we like to come here and eat when downtown recommend it highly.

Thank JackR1872AA
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant for special occasions but make sure you have a reservation because it is always booked!

Thank VeronicaF13
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147 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but for the price, atmosphere and amenities, I would expect mouth-watering food. Good but not great. You probably go for the experience. Imagine night views are outstanding. Service was great and immaculate. Buffett was ample and food good.

Thank Raker1
Northern California
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189 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with some dear friends of ours for an evening away from the kids. I have to admit I was a bit concerned with their claim of "gourmet buffet", but it turned out to be pretty accurate. We had great seats and I highly recommend getting there just before sunset, if possible to enjoy the amazing view they... More 

Thank BigD_CA
Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to The Roof twenty years ago and I was pretty sure I had said I would never go back. However, my son and his new bride desperately wanted to eat there, so I broke my “restaurants only get one chance” rule. First, the food is generally overcooked; I’ve never been served well-done prime rib before. I went... More 

Thank John M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love The Roof! Have been there often when entertaining guests from out of town, special family events such as anniversaries as well has having company parties. This is a classy place with an unmatched view of the highlights of the city. The buffet is endless with variety. It is tempting to start with the desserts first as you will... More 

Thank Scott J
Lugano, Switzerland
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view, great food, piano music life. Buffet style very luxury. So many different types of desserts. High level quality. You can stay max 90 minutes from your reservation time. At 7.30 pm on Saturday night the restaurant was almost empty, everybody had already gone. I suggest you try to go to dinner later to avoid crowd. Make a reservation,... More 

Thank giuliacentemeri
Burgaw, North Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Food is tasty and shown beautifully. piano playing some relaxing melodies completed the environment to a beautiful view of SLC.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-539-1911
The Roof Restaurant is Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. The menu includes exciting international cuisine that changes daily!

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