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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
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Sandy, Utah
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Great Food and magnificent vistas of down town Salt Lake including Temple Square. I 've been there several times and always come away relaxed, well fed, well served and for lack of a good English word, the German word gemuetlichkeit comes to mind as a feeling. Enjoy!

Thank brent396
Sandy, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

We booked a reservation at The Roof for my father's 90th birthday. The food was not of this world-it was so good. We also asked for a private room. The room had a large round table with a parabolic ceiling. The ceiling allowed a reflection of sound so we could easily hear the conversations across the table; even with 15... More 

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Orem, Utah
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

We were celebrating with a family group of 18 adults and had the Gourmet Dining Buffet at $42 per person. We were overwhelmed by the high quality and vast selection of menu items. My first choice was the slow-roasted prime rib, but several seafood offerings also caught my eye and delighted my palate. My companions were raving about the cheeses... More 

Thank Bob S
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Our meal at the roof was overlooking the city, quite environment and kind and gracious waiting staff. The buffet was spread out nicely and organized. Vegetables were fresh and tasty. the food wasn't over heated or cold. It was delicious! The choices were great and they even included all lobster this year. Meat cook well and nothing was dry. There... More 

Thank Blake A
Bountiful, Utah
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

My daughter became engaged after a visit to the Roof. Her fiancé took her three girls and her to the Roof before proposing. The buffet was fabulous!

Thank Kent S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

The view is so amazing it almost made me forget the minor issues I experienced. We had a reservation, got seated immediately. Perfect. (This is a place where you do want to dress up a little!) however, as one of the waiter offered us bread I noticed that it was dry... the butter had a little sweet taste and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

We were the first guests to be seated at 5pm and had stunning views and the whole restraunt to ourselves (for about 5 minutes). Our server Jordan, was one of the best servers I have ever had. The food was delicious, the live piano music was inspiring and I highly recommend having this experience. It is expensive, but it was... More 

Thank Skyler R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

It has been sometime since we have been here and I saw a few poor ratings that scared me. Our experience was wonderful and the food great. Not sure what restaurant the folks with poor ratings went to but it was not the Roof in SLC. Flank steak was excellent. Peeled shrimp was great. Salads, cheese and other items all... More 

Thank Jason F
South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

The buffet was excellent as was the service. The variety of vegetables, meats and desserts were wonderful. The soft piano music being played was also wonderful. If you're looking for a cozy, romantic and great food then this is the place. I admit that it is pricey but we thoroughly enjoyed it and the restaurant also validated our parking. Check... More 

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We were booked here with our tour group and it was fine.No alccohol,serve yourself buffet but everything delicious.Beautiful setting.Lots of meat and seafood.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?