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“What a treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Copper Onion

The Copper Onion
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Ranked #11 of 1,385 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State St. & 300 S
Description: The Copper Onion is one of the new additions to the growing Utah foodie scene. Former NYC chef (and native Utahan) Ryan Lowder now brings his personal take on New American cuisine to his own kitchen with an approach inspired by his passion for Utah’s outstanding farmstead ingredients and his experience as a chef cooking his way through Barcelona, NYC and South America. The Copper Onion serves a wide array of vegetable side dishes and a menu designed to explore and share, with plates such as Ricotta dumplings with lemon, sage and brown butter and Braised Pork Belly with shaved Brussels sprouts and pickled celeriac. Entrees include Fresh house-made papparedelle with lamb ragout and Duck Confit with butternut squash and roasted mushroom caps. An insistent focus on the freshest and best is paramount; sausages and burgers are ground daily, bread is baked and ice cream is made in house, offering casual diners an exceptional experience at affordable prices.
Logan, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

You must try this restaurant! We responded to the Salt Lake Magazine advice and were not disappointed. Try a "artsy" movie right next door after dinner at the Broadway Theater...fun!

  • Visited November 2012
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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“Fabulous Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We recently had brunch here--wonderful food. Short, but effective Bloody Mary. It can be a bit loud at dinner, but brunch was perfect. Biscuits & gravy was stunning. The staff is very good about making items vegetarian. It's a very "pork" place. Would have liked a cup of coffee, but the server just brought the check.

  • Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
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“Locovore Food and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Eaten here several times in the last few months. Love the cheeses, local charcuterie and olives to start. The bone marrow, alone, is worth a visit. Mussels are also excellent. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere, patrons are dressed up or in blue jeans and t-shirts, but they are all there for one reason - - great food. The menu is comprised on local fish and meats and every dish has interesting sides and sauces. Lots of creativity in the dishmaking. One of the best, tenderest and juiciest pork chops I've ever had. It is a tight fit and there is always a wait. They do 50% reservations and 50% walk-ins (although that can change night to night). It is a very popular place so if you do not have reservations, plan on a wait - - enjoy a drink and order some olives, the wait is well worth it.

  • Visited February 2013
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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“One of the Best restaurants in Salt Lake City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Absolutely fabulous food. Priced incredibly reasonably considering the quality. The best preparation of vegetables in Utah. and the pastas are always prepared perfectly. Reservations are a must, and even with that you'll usually wait...but it's worth it.

Visited January 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Great meats and cheeses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Went out with our parents for my wife's birthday and since we put in a reservation request late, we had the 5:00p time slot. Make reservations early, this place fills up fast.
We stated with some meat and cheese samplers, which were very unique. It's basically an assortment of various gourmet meats and cheeses which is great for sharing when you come with a small group of people.
The specials we ordered were less than spectacular, but still good. My wife got a regular item menu (fettuccine, crab, jalapeños) and that was great.
Service was wonderful. Great atmosphere.

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