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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 - 10:00 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy the Garden when we are in the downtown area and want to have a nice view of the city while we dine. It's first class all the way. The salmon and the fish and chips are very good. Great location for visitors and locals.

Thank Donald V
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant for lunch following a recommendation from our guide at the conference centre. Great staff and great food and what a fantastic view. A great place for lunch if you are in the Temple Square area.

Thank WirralStuart
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941 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This nice cafe style restaurant has a lovely view of the Temple. The service was a bit slow on a day that was not very busy. My husband's meatloaf was a little well done, but my Raspbery Chicken Salad was declicious. The view was spectacular and the atmosphere was very nice.

Thank J-W
Trumbull, Connecticut
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to this American restaurant in Temple Square is a must on your visit to Salt Lake City. It is atop the centrally licated Joseph Smith Buikding and offers bright and sunny views of tge Mormon Tabernacle. This is the kind of place where everyone in your group can dind something they want -- from steaks, to who,e salads... More 

Lucknow, India
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

You can relax and enjoy quick lunch or dinner while visiting attractions around Temple Square. It is located on 10th Floor of Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

Thank sanjaya26
Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

We started with the deep fried pickles. They were great. A basket of Lion House rolls was on the table before we even ordered. I had the turkey sandwich, I took half back to where we were staying. Good thing there was a fridge. Also took back half the fries. My companion got the cheeseburger with the addition of the... More 

Thank MaryScottsdale
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We visited Temple Square and decided to eat here. The view was great, the food was good, and one of the Mormons gave us a 10% discount coupon. We had the blackened salmon and were pleased.

Thank flagene
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 

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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
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?