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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
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gourmet Buffet Style restaurant. Amazing array of food from shrimp to prime rib, desserts were the best out of everything we tried. My husband and I are not keen on buffet's but this has a very high standard. We dislike lining up and then taking our plates back to our table and there were a lot of people here. We... More 

Thank craigeelinks
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is served buffet style, some like this & some are turned off by it. However the food selection offers something for just about anyone and gives you the option of trying small portions of a variety or items. The dessert selection is plentiful as well. None of the things we tried were amazing or noteworthy but the piano music... More 

Thank JUDY M
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic views our group was seated in a private room and both the service and attention to detail were amazing.the food was excellent the choice amazing although from a personal point of view the beef could have bee cooked a little longer.the sweet choice at the end of the meal was out of this world.and the abundance of food was... More 

Thank bigjimmy16
Coalville, Utah
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a buffet, which doesn't sound upscale, but it is wonderful. The food is ALWAYS delicious and the choices are many.

Thank Lisa K
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for a buffet. The service was exceptional with attentive and polite waiters, the range of buffet food very good and the views over SLC probably as good as it gets. However do not lose sight of the people who run this establishment, absolutely no alcohol or for that matter coffee. On an entirely personal basis... More 

Thank Stephen H
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife and I were in Utah to start a 5 NP tour and spent 2 days in the Salt Lake City area traveling to salt flats, Salt Lake and Park City. staying at the Grand American hotel which was over whelming nice and we wantedd to get a nice dinner. we went on line and found the The Roof... More 

Thank donnie b
Anthem, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary at The Roof last weekend. I've dined at many outstanding restaurants in cities like New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Tampa, Napa Valley and Phoenix, and The Roof holds it own with the best of them. We especially enjoyed the prime rib, honey baked ham, the artichoke hearts and pork lion. As for desert,... More 

Thank SactoPhoenix
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply stated, it was a good experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I am generally not a buffet aficionado so the endless line that seemed to flow back on itself at the entrée counter was a bit too much and I gave up before retrieving any food there. The salad, antipasto and desserts, however, were well worth the experience... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We have eaten here several times for special occasions. The atmosphere is great, the food is excellent, and the views at night at something special. The food is served buffet style, but it is not at all what is normally considered buffet quality! Do not miss this wonderful restaurant!

Thank Claire S
Provo, Utah
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a great anniversary go-to for us. Food is excellent (buffet-style), service is always top-notch, and you can't beat the view. We'll keep going back! (even though prices keep going up!)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?