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The Garden Restaurant

15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
+1 801-539-3170
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (27 reviews)
“fried pickles” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (19 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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 12 January 2018

We have been frequent visors of the Roof next door and the Garden. We went for my daughters birthday. It was a totally forgettable experience except for the high price of the bill afterwards. The server was scatterbrained. The food was overcooked. They weren't even...More

Thank Utahspc
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The hotel is beautiful. The 10th floor lobby has a spectacular panoramic view. Then you walk into a cafeteria like setting with dirty tables and inexperienced wait staff. The fried pickles were fun an tasty. Everything else was bland. Go up, experience the view, then...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 22 December 2017

For several decades we have meals at this restaurant each time we visit Temple Square and have ALWAYS found the service staff to be polite and very friendly. However, recently we have noticed that as the prices have increased the product and service competence has...More

Thank small-bucks
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our late lunch at the Garden Restaurant. It has a wonderful view of Temple Square and is a very pretty restaurant. We were there for lunch and ordered sandwiches and salads. All were very good. The services was good. They view was...More

Thank letramp
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Our reservation started out on the wrong note. We were seated in an area next to a half wall that offered no real view. We saw extra chairs piled together at one end and another table that had not been cleared off. After 15 minutes...More

1  Thank Enjoy2travel
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to eat at a reasonable price and an incredible view of the Mormon Temple. Super friendly staff, great food, though in no alcohol or black tea and coffee as per the Mormon values.

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The light airy decor and the soaring views of the valley make for a delightful ambiance. But the food is worth the trip. Delicious!

Thank 941vondad
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was our second and final night in the city, we had spent time in temple square and decided to come back in the evening for the tabernacle choir rehearsal. We looked at the menu in the afternoon and thought it reasonably priced and the...More

Thank Beverley_11
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This restaurant was suggested by a security guard at the Temple Square. We parked under the mall, so it was a quick walk to the Smith memorial building. I was a bit apprehensive since rooftop restaurants in big cities tend to be exclusive and expensive....More

Thank George N
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visited the Garden Restaurant for lunch. The choices were varied, but limited. I chose a small chicken soup and a pasta dish. Both were excellent. The soup was rather large but in keeping with the price, satsifactory. I think it was $8.00. The pasta dish...More

Thank 480andrea
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Luciana A
29 January 2018|
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Response from small-bucks | Reviewed this property |
Yes.........in our experience children have been more than welcome !!! In fact, the last time we were there, a family with about 6 or 7 young children was having lunch at a table near us. The kids were loud, not well... More
24 September 2016|
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Response from SymnCwl | Reviewed this property |
Everyone is welcome, but if you are concerned you could ask for a table that is more on the periphery of the main dining area, maybe closer to the door or hostess station.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
    (State Street)
  • Public Transportation: Trax stop - City Center
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-539-3170
Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building with stunning views of Temple Square and Downtown. Five-time Best of State winner for Casual American Dining. Try the signature fried pickle appetizer!
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