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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
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank BeeSkip
Clackamas Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The 10th floor setting in the Joseph Smith building offers great views of the Mormon temple and SLC. Entrees are $15-$20 and include Steak, Salmon, Lasagna. Service is excellent. Nice decor and table service. My wife had an entree Salad with salmon and she felt it was the best salad she had ever had. I had the steak, mashed potatoes... More 

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Orem, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the service and smiles all around. The view is wonderful and the wait staff was personable and accommodating. Nice touch that you get to open the glass ceiling and let a balloon go. The food is decent, but nothing to write home about.

Thank Angie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch at The Garden Restaurant during our SLC trip a few days after eating at The Roof directly across on the 10th floor. It has a much more casual feel but the food and portions are great. Our server was great and when my daughter and I wanted to split a meal we were pleasantly surprised when they... More 

Thank JUDY M
Shadyside, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice meal in a very lovely setting. Our guide had made reservations and we were not disappointed. The view was spectacular.

Thank Irene L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here isn't that great, but the view is beautiful. It's definitely a great place to go for the view of the gorgeous temple. We had reservations for our family for 5:30 on a Friday night and requested a window table. We got a great table by the window (luckily one was available) and enjoyed some nice family time.... More 

Thank dasmr5
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 


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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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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