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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

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Food was fantastic, especially the desserts. We had a window table with a great view of Temple Square. It was just after sunset which added to the view. Our server Katie was fantastic. Most of the websites said business casual but many were in shorts.

1  Thank medicmandan
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic family meal at the Roof in celebration of our parent's anniversary. Forrest was superb and made sure all 13 of us were well taken care of. The fish was amazing, and the flank steak delicious. The salad options were plentiful. Two...More

1  Thank brightestpickle
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The food looked & smelled terrific, but as vegans, our choices were somewhat limited. We did quite well with the salad bar and the kitchen did bring out baked potatoes for us. We were in a large group, and I can say that the food...More

2  Thank nbrownlaw
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My daughter and I had a wonderful time at The Roof Restaurant. The food was delicious and the waitress was very attentive and very kind. The staff even offered to take pictures of us as the sunset fell against the Temple Square Church. Just breathtaking.Make...More

1  Thank Deisy D
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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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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