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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

4  Thank A_909_Traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The atmosphere here (mostly high views over downtown Salt Lake City and Temple Square) is the best part, though the food is also good.

Thank 912nlees
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great place, with a lot of history; the place is very well maintained, and it has an extraordinary ambiance. Awesome view. Fantastic professional and courteous service. Top quality food.

1  Thank HO1964
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The food here is fantastic and the service superb! Forrest waited on us and he was very attentive. The piano bar is a nice touch and you can still have a quiet conversation. I wish I was not from out of town, we would be...More

1  Thank Leilani F
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is one of those restaurants where you take somebody to make a good first impression. The service is excellent, the menu is great and the food is also very good. Formal dining.

1  Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was a guest for a business lunch meeting. Pretty heady views and a down-home comfortable atmosphere. The food is solid mid-Americana. The lunch crowd is busy, and the elevators are slow, so careful if you are in a hurry.

1  Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

No alcohol, no coffee, no tea, NO BIGGIE. You come for the view so the good food is a bonus. This is a MUST in Salt Lake City. The view is amazing and best seen just before sunset. Bring your appetite because it's a buffet...More

1  Thank gourageous
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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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