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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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Denver, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Needed a quick meal before our tour time for Temple Square. Were pleasantly surprised by the excellence of the food and service. Will definite;y return any time in Salt lake

Thank James E L
Phoenix, AZ
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is on the 10th floor on the Joseph Smith Building near the Mormon Temple. We ate there specifically for the evening view and were not disappointed. The Temple is very close and is beautifully lit at night. The food was very good - interesting flavors and everything seemed very fresh. The salmon was delicious. Desserts looked excellent but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my family their for lunch on my wife and mine anniversary. My children really enjoyed the view of the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square. The staff was very friendly and the food was served fairly quick. I had the meatloaf and it was delicious. The food is seasoned with lots of vegetables for flavoring. I enjoyed it but... More 

Thank Christopher P
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view over the city while enjoying an amazing Creme Brûlée and some hot tea. Lovely friendly service and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank James B
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Garden Restaurant on the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an excellent place for a casual lunch. The views are outstanding, the menu is varied and is a value, and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend it for business or personal occasions.

Thank Tom C
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible place. Just drive up the mountain for the view. Wilted salad. Not so great servie. The main dishes pricey and just barely edible. My kids rated in 1 out of 10. Stay away.

Thank Travelogue2015
Newport Beach
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64 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of course you don't have to eat lunch here and still able to see the view. It is located in the Joseph Smith building on the 10th floor. Parking was tricky because the underground access was in the middle lane of the street. They shared the same parking as City Creek. We parked down and went up for lunch. The... More 

Thank tibet71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time, the food was great. Jake, our server, did an excellent job. We had a party of 38 and we were well taken care off.

Thank SLTripInfo
Moscow, Idaho
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

First off the view is fantastic. I doubt there is another like it in the city. And the prices are very reasonable. The service was also fantastic. However the food was just so-so. I had the lasagna and the sauce was tasteless and the pasta overcooked and chewy. My date had the fettuccine and they left the prosciutto in even... More 

Thank dfryer36
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

With only one day in Salt Lake City, we toured the Temple Square Area and we wanted to choose a local eatery. The Garden was recommended by a few plus one of our traveling friends recalled eating here at least a decade ago while on a business trip. Well, it is located on the top floor of the Joseph Smith... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?