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The Roof Restaurant

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15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002 (State Street)
+1 801-539-1911
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food choices were fantastic, Everything done to perfection. Service was subdued but so professional.

Thank rcdmstarnet
Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roof Restaurant has the best views in all of Utah. The food is good, the servers are very professional. The dessert selection is amazing. There is always someone playing the piano. The price is great for all that you get. For parking, watch the video on their website on where & how to park (in the garage under the... More 

Thank Sheila T
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Roof is our anniversary tradition. Such a wonderful place. Everything about this place is truly wonderful. The view of the Salt Lake temple and Temple Square is first rate. The piano music really sets a wonderful mood. The service is professional and very courteous. And the food is to die for. Everything from the variety of appetizers to the... More 

Thank Nathan W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food and a beautiful view! Especially between Thanksgiving and Christmas when Temple Square is lit Christmas lights!

Thank royalbluedolphingirl
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Prime Rib was delicious! Ambiance was beautiful! Paid a LOT for it. Not sure if it's worth the $42 a person but it was a once in a great while splurge.

Thank Jessica G
St. George, Utah
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great restaurant for families or lovers, it has a retractable roof and so lovely in spring and summer. Wide variety of foo selections medium price range, above historical Temple Square.

Thank 971classy1234
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is just a rave review, I like everything about this place. The service is excellent. The view from the restaurant is wonderful. Now remember, this is Salt Lake City, so the view is of the Salt Lake Temple and the mountains. If you go there in the winter, you will have views of snow on the mountains and Temple... More 

Thank SAM-0214
Nauvoo, Illinois
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The ambiance here sets the stage for an incredible dining experience! We were seated by the perfect window overlooking Salt Lake's biggest tourist attraction, Temple Square, during the Christmas lighting season. Needless to say, it was breathtaking! Our waitress was so engaging and helpful in directing us to the best choices of their outstanding buffet! But then, how could you... More 

Thank momonine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Our assistant server Kaleb was so attentive to our needs. Very well mannered and guest oriented. The food was also SO good. Prime rib was very tender and juicy

Thank CarlyGraceLovell
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Since "the church" took over famed Hotel Utah including The Roof Restaurant I will never go there. I had my first date at the old real Roof Restaurant with my husband of 36 years. We were engaged there accompanied by my parents and I was married and had my reception at the old Hotel Utah. Holds many fond memories of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?