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The Roof Restaurant

15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
+1 801-539-1911
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views of the Temple. Be sure and make a reservation in advance and ask for a table by the window. This is a place for special occasions and celebrations. The rolls are awesome. There are buffet sections and a huge dessert buffet. The food...More

1  Thank DisneyFan30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a special treat before we left from our week long visit to the Family History Library, we went for dinner. Excellent wait staff, salad superb, my salmon was excellent, not overcooked with just the right sear on it. Maple drizzle just the right touch....More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our only fine dining experience during our first 2 weeks in the US and it happened to be in a Mormon run restaurant in Salt lake City. The food, service and setting were first class and made having to go without a beer or wine...More

Thank 742brian
Reviewed 8 January 2018

What a view, and the aromas just tantalize you for the meal. You get great views from either side. The food is great.

1  Thank b31s
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Ten floor of the Joseph Smith (Hotel Utah) building at Temple Square. The view looks over Temple Square as well as the Temple and downtown Salt Lake City. This is a buffet set up with high end food. The service and food was excellent. The...More

Thank IndianaJoe4
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

4 friends booked a reservation here because 3 of us have birthday within a couple of weeks of each other, so we decided to do this to celebrate. Our reservation was for 9:00 pm we arrived 10 minutes early, but weren't seated until 9:25 or...More

Thank Jeepers_Mimi
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

The location is beautiful, with a great view of Temple Square, decked out in Christmas lights. This is a buffet restaurant with variety not quality. To be positive, the best quality was provided by the pianist, masterfully managing an antique white baby grand piano from...More

Thank chinesesun
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Roof Restaurant has it all. The view is the best in Salt lake as it looks over Temple Square, the Capitol building, and other great views of the valley. The ambiance is awesome with live music on a baby Grand piano. The smorgasbord style...More

Thank wendellm244
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This was not our first time to The Roof Restaurant, but it will certainly be our last. The view is fantastic and the live piano music is very nice. Please read the other reviews concerning the food quality - comparison to cruise-style buffets or even...More

6  Thank A_909_Traveler
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The food here is good, but pricey! The atmosphere and the view is spectacular! The service was first class. Not somewhere you can afford to eat at every day, but definitely worth the experience!

Thank Lori W
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6 November 2017|
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Response from THT000 | Reviewed this property |
I took this from their website 11/6/17: $42.00 per person, $18.00 for youth 7-11 years, and $9.00 for children 4-6 years Price increases on special event nights, which include: November 25-January 2. Price does not include... More
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Response from Chef545 | Reviewed this property |
$42.00 per person, $18.00 for youth 7-11 years, and $9.00 for children 4-6 years
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6 March 2017|
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Response from NEVERSLIPAGAIN | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the day part. If it's dinner I'd go business to dress. If it's earlier in the day, business casual is fine. It is a favorite of locals but tourists as well so you'll see people in jeans and T-Shirts up to full on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-539-1911
The Roof Restaurant is Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. The menu includes exciting international cuisine that changes daily!
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