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The Garden Cafe

) #124 of 1,174 Restaurants in Salt Lake City ₹₹₹₹ American, , Gluten Free Options
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
+1 801-258-6708
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“miso salmon” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great place when Downtown with great food and service never had a bad meal or experience ever going there have been going there from time to time for over 20 yrs recommend very highly.

Thank JackR1872AA
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Garden Cafe is always very quiet: whenever I've eaten there, only a few of the tables are in use. The menu options are surprisingly limited for a restaurant in a five star hotel. Regardless, their entrees are tasty. Drawbacks: Service is slow. Seasonal desserts...More

Thank k38589189
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The Grand America hotel is a classy, service oriented hotel, but the Garden Cafe falls utterly short of the standards of its host. Appetizers were small, pork chops were dry, drinks went unrefilled and our server disappeared from sight for incredibly long stretches of time...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

One of my Wife's Favorite places to enjoy 😊 A Special Day. Today is was Mothers Day. The Buffet is "Outrageously" tasteful as well as the selection of items. Reservations are advised - the Garden Cafe has become a Salt Lake City 🌃 Favorite. Live...More

1  Thank buzltyr837
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Relaxed but upscale environment, friendly and prompt service, and good food. I would recommend it especially if staying at the hotel.

Thank Snot_Finder
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Had business lunch here today. Went through carving station, which served well. However, the other line could not keep up with the demand for salad and side dish items. Surely, given the reservation provided, they could have known the increased need for food was coming?...More

Thank Alabama21
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Garden Cafe is tucked away inside the Grand American Hotel. If you don't already know your way around this vast hotel, you might ask for directions to the Garden Cafe as it is easily missed. It is worth a visit! I had the breakfast...More

Thank FamousDena
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I dined here for breakfast. The service was slow for an empty restaurant. The food was average, but the worst part was the breakfast potatoes. They were not fully cooked and came in an off putting ketchup like sauce.

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Its $49 for the Brunch and come HUNGRY. You will not be disappointed. Delicious food all around, and I mean all around. Food Stations everywhere you look and they all are super delicious. You will not be disappointed. Mountains of Seafood, Sushi, Beef, Pork, BBQ,...More

Thank tedb548
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We dined at the Grand America Hotel's Garden Cafe on April 8, 2017. It was my brother's 80th birthday brunch celebration. The staff was attentive and professional. The brunch menu items were extensive - and delicious. The Garden Cafe rooms are acoustically wonderful; staff separates...More

Thank Joseph T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
    (Between 5th and 6th South)
  • Public Transportation: Traxs light rail, Courthouse Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-258-6708
  • E-mail
A word from The Garden Cafe - Grand America Hotel Ambassador of Special Events, Ali Raafati, works hand in hand with Executive Chef Phillip Yates to make every meal in the Garden Café extraordinary. The Garden Café’s menu pays tribute to the finest “local” ingredients Utah has to offer, such as Niman Ranch beef, Morgan Valley lamb and Zoe’s Farm produce. Our famed Sunday Brunch features live jazz and time-honored favorites such as roasted prime rib of beef, jumbo shrimp, oysters on the half shell, and Alaskan King Crab for starters…and a special buffet designed just for kids! You will want to save room for the dessert display created by our award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Jeffery de Leon. Experience the joy of sharing good food with friends and beautiful surroundings at the Garden Café (wine list and cocktail service also available).
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