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The Garden Restaurant

15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
+1 801-539-3170
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (31 reviews)
“fried pickles” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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Reviewed yesterday

Our asparagus and salmon was perfectly prepared. We enjoyed the rice, too. We were so full, one of us could not eat the ice cream and cookie for dessert! Nice venue.

Thank loist51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’re in town for just a day and a half and aimed to choose dining locations that showed off SLC. I had seen good reviews on Trip Advisor for The Garden Restaurant and thought the open rooftop aspect was neat... We waited to be greeted...More

Thank Alexa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a genuine surprise. We were told by locals to dine at The Roof, but it was not open for lunch. However, The Garden in the same building was open and it provided an exceptional menu. You must try their cobb salad. It is...More

Thank jweinland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent 1.5 hours in Temple Square, the view from the 10th Floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Office building had been recommended. It was a perfect setting for a pleasantly tasty and quiet lunch. Prices are reasonable, and, if you miss the mid-day luncheon...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to try this restaurant as it offers nice views of Temple Square. It does offer a great view, but you can also see the same view from an observation point in the building on the same floor right next to the restaurant. There's...More

Thank PadSeeEw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Garden Restaurant is on the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial building, and as such as a great view of the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle, Temple Square and the desert beyond. That's about all I can say to recommend this place. I...More

Thank William L
Reviewed April 30, 2018

My wife and I went here for the view, which was nice but the windows face the west so (1) you don't see any mountains and (2) the sun shines right through the window so they had a shade pulled down. The food was average....More

Thank mattamilian
Reviewed April 18, 2018

We ate here twice, once for lunch, once for dinner. Friendly and good service and an eye-popping view from the 10th floor. Had a plate of fried green tomatoes (7 or 8 slices) that came with a choice of two dipping sauces. Great starter. For...More

Thank harpsncats
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Lovely view of The Temple and The Tabernacle. Excellent lunch, based on charming server Leah’s recommendation, of steak on a polenta cake with a lovely curry sauce. First class lunch. Check out the building amazing lobby.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed April 11, 2018

As I recall, the food was good and at a decent price, that staff was great, and I would be willing to eat there again.

Thank 1Ray
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Luciana A
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Scarehaircare | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does cater to families. However, my children enjoy more The Pantry which is located next door in The Lion House basement. It is cafeteria style so children can see what they are choosing. In either establishment... More
September 24, 2016|
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Response from SymnCwl | Reviewed this property |
Everyone is welcome, but if you are concerned you could ask for a table that is more on the periphery of the main dining area, maybe closer to the door or hostess station.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, 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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