About BTG Wine Bar
Welcome to Salt Lake City’s first and only wine bar--BTG Wine Bar! Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, BTG (By The Glass) offers over 75 wines in pours of 2 ounces, 5 ounces, bottles, or flights. We also procure premium and artisanal spirits for our craft cocktails. We offer international & local brewer's beer, a small bites menu, and the full menu from Caffe Molise to complement our libations. The upscale and relaxed atmosphere lends itself to an intimate date or a large party. The close proximity to Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Energy Solutions Arena, City Creek Center, and the Salt Palace Convention Center make the wine bar a perfect pre or post event venue. The bar is available for private functions, private tastings, and banquets.
Wine Bar, International, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - Close, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On street parking in front of the bar. Paid parking across the street at City Creek Center. Paid parking in a lot to the East of the bar.
City Center TRAX stop is 1/2 block away from the bar.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
BTG Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
I love By the Glass, but I've decided I' ...
I love By the Glass, but I've decided I'm over Caffe Molisse food. I visited this past weekend and the Open Table menu and the menu in the restaurant were different; all of the bar bites had been raised by at least $2 each. Eggplant meatballs are great, but the bruschetta was very underwhelming--bread wasn't toasted and it was just blah. Even though the food wasn't a stand out, I'll still be going back because I love the atmosphere.
I came here to celebrate my friend's college graduation. We had a group of 10 and the table set up was perfect. The cocktails were wonderful. The food was great! Jared was our server. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and cocktail recommendations. Great place for friends to get together. Definitely recommend!
Wonderful wine, excellent service
This was my second time to BTG. The wine list is so extensive and interesting, and I enjoyed our server's suggestions and pairings. BTG has a nice, urban atmosphere, where one does not feel that they are in Utah. The biggest difference? BTG's servers love what they do, are experts, and their customer service skill is notable. The wine paired so well with our food, which was just fabulous.
This is a good place for grabbing some appetizers and a glass of wine before symphony or ballet performances downtown. The wine selection meets expectations, and the small plates are a good accompaniment. Last visit included the cheese selection and the mushroom pate...both good, if not particularly noteworthy. Our server was a sommelier-in-training, and demonstrated a very good knowledge of the available wines and their unique stories. Don't hesitate to ask for recommendations...and consider a tasting flight. As is often the case, quality of service noticeably declines as the place fills.
Great wine and great service!
My friend and I went to BTG Wine Bar and it was both our first time there. It has an upscale, dark, urban feel with minimalist decor. I had made us a reservation, which I definitely recommend, as it was full and busy that night.
Our server, Mike, was very friendly and very knowledgable about all things wine. The fact that he listened to our preferences was evidenced by his recommendations which did not disappoint. We both also noted that he did not have a 'snooty' attitude that one might expect a wine expert to have, but instead was very kind, professional and friendly.
He checked on us just often enough for us to have a wonderful evening of talking, and was able to help us out the door when we were ready.
The wine list was huge, and we're glad we had him there to help aid us in our wine selection!
Didn't deliver as a wine bar
I couldn't tell what made this a wine bar as opposed to a regular restaurant. They serve from the Caffe Molise menu which is really awesome, I love that restaurant. The wine list wasn't any more extensive than any other restaurant. The waiter who seated me and provided the menus was very pretentious and rude. The next guy was much better but by no means a sommelier.
The atmosphere was great, the food was everything you would expect from Caffe Molise. But the wines were expensive and there was no value-add as a "wine bar". I expected a more of an experience that what I got. I wouldn't go back.
My girlfriends and I had the most wonderful evening this past weekend. Our server Jesse was attentive, knowledgable and all around fantastic. Not once did we feel like our needs weren't being met. The sommelier, Louis, was incredible and so helpful. The flights he chose for us were spot on and paired so lovely with our food. The atmosphere was welcoming and I felt my business was greatly appreciated. Thank You BTG for an awesome night.
A friend invited me out with a group of 6 for ladies night (8 of us total) - the food was AMAZING, the wine list was fantastic, and our server, Mike, was great with helping us choose wines. It's technically a bar - so no chance of children (and their idiot parents) inappropriately ruining an adult evening - BTG gets an A+ for that alone.
I've been back two times since with different groups and I've always had an excellent dish, and even more excellent service and wine suggestions from Mike. I'll keep going until they won't let me anymore :)
This was our second time to visit. The first was a wine tasting/pairing. The first time the food was cold but decided to try again since they were serving the entire packed restaurant at one time. This time the apps we had we good but the service was terrible. Our party of six was not all there when the waitress asked if we wanted to hear the specials. I asked if we could wait until everyone was there. When she finally showed up again we ordered our wine. I asked if we could get the specials and was informed there was no reason to tell us since we had made decisions on the wine and those were the only specials. Our 5 oz pours were the same size as the 2 oz flight pours. When questioned if we got the right size we were accused of drinking it when she was gone. The manager gave us an additional pour but made sure we knew he was the honest one. It's a great concept and the food was decent but we were insulted and paid a LOT. We won't be back.
Great wine flight!
Overall the experience was very good. We ordered appetizers and a wine flight each. This is one place where you can get a very high quality (with matching price) wine flight. It allows you to experience some very nice wines side by side. We will go back.
Perfect for date night or girl's night!
We LOVE going to BTG!! From date night to girl's night, we are never disappointed!! Do yourselves a HUGE favor and get the macaroni and cheese... It's fabulous! And the chocolate hazelnut cake is divine! Love the decor and truly enjoy the staff. I need to get the name of my favorite waiter next time I'm there... He's SO great!! Funny and witty and all around just delivers awesome service. Yay!
Great wine, ambiance and food!
We had a great time here. The wine list is extensive and we enjoyed the flights they had available. They have a nice "bar eats" menu and you can also order from Caffe Molise next door. The food was wonderful. We did have to wait quite a while for our food to come but it was very busy in there. It was a Saturday night. If you want to go somewhere quick, I don't recommend it. This is more of an eat, drink and enjoy type of place. We will definitely be going back!
Everything about BTG Wine Bar is fantast ...
Everything about BTG Wine Bar is fantastic. I could tell that a great deal of love and attention to detail went into the design. I felt like I was in a tasting room at a top notch winery. What was even better was that all of that care continued to the stellar service and outstanding wine list. Our server helped us make some excellent choices and made us feel like we were guests, not customers. The sommelier even stopped by our table to check on how we were enjoying the wines. And the wines, wow! I couldn't believe how reasonable eveything was priced for a place of this caliber. There is a wine on the list for every palate and budget. The food was great; fresh seafood, great flavors, great preparation. I will be back often. Thank you BTG. You are a gem in Salt Lake City.
An Oenophile Wonderland
If you're a fan of wine, this is the place to be! Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake, near the convention center, it is a chic, bustling wine bar. They offer dozens of wines sold by the glass in either 2oz or 5oz pours. You can find everything from inexpensive table wines to excellent special occasion wines. The menu includes options for wine flights based on grape varietal, terroir or tasting style. It is literally a wonderland for oenophiles!
The food menu is decent, but unspectacular.
Service can be a bit spotty, but the staff is pretty knowledgeable about wine and make good recommendations.
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