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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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Anthem, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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64 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!)

Thank 360time
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gourmet style buffet with delicious delicatessen delights on every table. One of the best in Salt Lake City. You will not leave hungry or disappointed.

Thank giforeveryoung
Glassboro, New Jersey
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204 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant and its view are not to be missed when in the local area. Did a quick review of local restaurants when downtown and this had great reviews for the view. We sat by the windows (which i strongly suggest) and was speechless at the downtown views. The food was so varied, much of the menu to choose from... More 

Thank JoeFlacco_NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location at the top of the Joseph Smith Building, and the view over Temple Square, along with the well done interior make this feel like a special spot for a meal. The food is very good, particularly the desserts. Go on an evening at Christmastime for a spectacular view of the Christmas lights on Temple Square.

Thank Paul8777
New York
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You go here for the view which is exceptional. The buffet is below average. The restaurant does not take reservations. It is suppose to be first come;first serve - or one would think so. We arrived and, of course, reiterated the request for a window table. We were given some nonsensical denial. As we walked in, I observed two tow... More 

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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 3 weeks ago

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 

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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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