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The Garden Restaurant

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15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002 (State Street)
+1 801-539-3170
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

came here for lunch with my wife great food and service views of the city fun place to have a date and reasonable prices.

Thank JackR1872AA
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a different place to eat lunch one of the days we were in the Temple area, and we stumbled on this restaurant. It wound up being a decent enough place to eat, but we decided they were setting their prices based on their location (10th story overlooking the Mormom Temple) rather than anything special about their... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me this restaurant is about the whole experience: The entrance through the gorgeous lobby of the restored Hotel Utah -- now the Joseph Smith building. The elevator ride to the top. The restaurant, which lets all the sunshine in with its retractable roof. The servers are sweet, my grilled salmon salad and rolls were delicious, and the people-watching with... More 

Thank Wonderfly
Lugano, Switzerland
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view! Good food, quick service. Great place where to rest, and take pictures but pay attention don't have the sun in front.

Thank giuliacentemeri
Bryan, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch after touring the Temple Square area. One of the best views from a restaurant in Salt Lake. Excellent service. Fish and chips were outstanding, the crispy chicken sandwich was decent, french fries and salad were good.

Thank kr_texas
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62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had five adults at our table, and the service was very slow. The views were amazing, and the food was pretty good. The prices were a little high, but the view made up for it.

Thank David G
Lindon, Utah
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful restaurant with an amazing view and cafe type atmosphere. The glass ceiling parts to show the sky. On birthdays they bring balloons to your table, open the ceiling and you can make a wish and let the balloons go (if you choose to). The food is fair and a little pricy for what you get, but the atmosphere... More 

Thank sanmuir
Raymond, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wanted to eat some place nice for my first night in Salt Lake, so I picked The Garden and it was worth it. The service, staff, and environment were definitely comfortable enough that I would return again if the opportunity presented itself.

Thank HeatherLeighCameron
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314 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We made reservations for lunch and enjoyed the wonderful views. The service was pretty good. We started with the fried dill pickles, which the waitress said they were "known for" and they were just ok. The cappicola panini was ok and the turkey bacon avocado sandwich was ok, but the bread was dry. Overall, the food is average but the... More 

Thank SymnCwl
Des Moines, Iowa
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I loved the view from this 10th floor restaurant. The server was very friendly. She worked with people at our table when it came to dietary needs and communicating with the kitchen. The food was a little less than i expected considering everything else went so well.

Thank jnlarmendariz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
    (State Street)
  • Public Transportation: Trax stop - City Center
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-539-3170
Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building with stunning views of Temple Square and Downtown. Five-time Best of State winner for Casual American Dining. Try the signature fried pickle appetizer!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?