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The Garden Restaurant

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15 E South Temple, 10th Floor, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (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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Bryan, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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311 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to try something different and a roof top view was perfect. I ordered the chicken fettuccine and my son ordered a bacon cheeseburger. I should have told them to only add mustard, pickles and tomatoes because he didn't like the sauce used in the buns. However, my food was great and plenty of it!! The prices were reasonable.... More 

Thank dc02109
Glen Allen, Virginia
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try out this restaurant adjacent to Temple Square and we were not disappointed. The food was prepared well although our server was a little inexperienced but rather pleasant. The view from our table was magnificent and the entire evening was very enjoyable. There is a somewhat limited choice of menu items on the dinner menu but we were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Part of the experience of eating on top of the former Utah Hotel is the wonderful view of the city you can enjoy while dining. The food is really excellent although not inexpensive. The service was very nice. I didn't sample the desserts but they looked very tasty.

Thank GilT271
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The receptionist asked if we had booked (we had not), asked for our name and spent a little time on her computer. Went into the restaurant came back out and said she had an idea. Looked on her computer again went back in and out, then showed us to a table in a half empty restaurant - that stayed half... More 

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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, 10th Floor, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    (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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?