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Eva is dedicated to and named after chef Charlie Perry's great grandmother. Eva Coombs passed on her respect for quality ingredients, an emphasis on the nourishing benefits of food and most importantly, the shared pleasure of eating. At Eva, our tapas style dining promotes a communal sense of enjoyment. We have an extensive and varied small plates menu, craft cocktails and hand picked wine list.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2702
Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Eva Ratings and Reviews
Good place for tapas, tasty cocktails, usually very crowded. The food is excellent but expensive considering the portions. If you don't want to wait consider making reservations. The ambience is very fun and trendy, but the tables are very close together and the volume is generally quite high. I wouldn't recommend it for a first date or any occasion where you want to have a long or private conversation, but it's great for a fun tapas night with friends. I would recommend eating a snack before hand if you're not looking to spend a lot, as plates are very small (they are tapas after all.)
Eva...good food, to be sure, and pretty good service. All of the above were good. Ambiance? Perhaps it's just me, but not a place I aspire to go to...not terribly comfortable. Informal, to be sure, and that's not a bad thing. Just not a place I want to go chill. That said, there's apparently a back area I did not see/explore.
We were disappointed in Eva. I'd read nice reviews and we expected a pleasing dinner. First, the service was really poor. Our server hardly had the time of day for us and at the end of the meal we had to flag down another server to get a check. He never mentioned any of the specials to us. We would have ordered at least one of them. We may not look important to him, but we've plenty of expendable cash and eat out at least once/week in Salt Lake. I also do a lot of on line restaurant reviews. Big mistake, David.
The food was ok. We had four plates, two were quite good, one was ok and one that I wouldn't recommend to anyone.
By the time we left the restaurant, which is quite small, it had become really noisy. With tables that are very close to one another, noise does really impact your dining experience. It may be a hip and happening vibe, but I like to be able to talk to my dinner companion.
Great menu, fun to share with like minded friends, although choices for everyone. Food came out quickly, do if you're pressed for time, they will accommodate you. Pizza's take longe, but we well worth the wait.
We'll go again!
We loved each of the several tapas that were ordered. The vegetarian options were some of our favorites. Service was great. On the downside, it was too warm (mid May) and noisy. This was not our first time, and we will be back.
The dinner was true culinary experience and the kitchen demonstrated a great range in style. The Korean short rib, asparagus, calamari and gnocchi were all delicious. We also ordered the fig and pig pizza which was good but not on par with the rest of the meal. Cocktails were inventive and strong. Overall highly recommend
We sat in the back room and had a wonderful time. The way the tables are situated it seems more private but cozy. They have a large selection of small plates so we had fun trying many, many dishes between the four of us. The service was exceptional right down to the friendly, attentive hostess.
Our server wasn't a very happy person that particular evening ... However, she couldn't ruin the incredible food!!! Everything we ordered (quite a few tapas) was spectacular! It is a bit noisy & not a place I would choose for a romantic dinner, as the tables are quite close to each other. My only other complaint is that I wish they would have switched out our personal plates every so often so all the flavors didn't meld together & feel & look messy.
We came right when they opened and all the drinks and food were fresh and top notch. Lots of yummy vegetarian options: rosemary fries, roasted edamame, homemade labneh, and salad. Easy to share between the 3 of us. Great bar specials too. Fun night with friends.
Waiters and staff need to slow down the speed of delivery. The last thing you want is to get all your small plates at once. We corrected the situation when the 2nd plate got to our table. We had barely started our 1st plate. The waitress took it back without hesitation and manager was happy to do it! Great experience! The food was exquisite.
Great food!! Each dish was unique and extremely flavorful. Our favorites were the spinach and potato gnocchi, beets with goat cheese and mint, asparagus with poached egg, and Brussels sprouts with cider vinegar! We got 10 plates for 5 people and it was the perfect amount! Thank you Eva for a wonderful dining experience!!!
We arrived at 5:30 and it was ideal for a group of 5 however by the time we left it was so noisy we couldn't hear anything. I would recommend to go early. The food was good and the chef was so accommodating to one in our group who could not have garlic. He made many dishes without the garlic and they still were really good. The only thing I would love to see are a few more reasonably price wines. The wine prices were high and there were not any less expensive options.
This was our family's first visit to Eva, at the request of our daughter whose birthday we were celebrating. (She has been to Eva several times and loves it.) We all thought the food was wonderful and even Grandma who is 87 y.o. gave it a great review! I was curious if sharing small plates among the six of us would leave us un-filled. But that was not the case! We were all plenty satisfied when the meal was over. Great gourmet tastes. Would give the food a solid "9" on a scale of 1-10. I would give ambience about a "7". The restaurant is not too large, so we were able to hear each other pretty well. Concrete floors in a restaurant are the trend and are probably cheaper to maintain than carpet, but they make everything echo and it's often difficult to hear each other around the table. We were seated near the front door, so every time someone came in, we got a little blast of cold from the winter air. But, it wasn't too bad. Definitely will visit again.
What a great downtown restaurant! The service was exceptional, and the food we ordered was wonderfully prepared as well as beautifully presented. Five of us shared a variety of small plates, flat bread, and pizza. We were all impressed and will return on a regular basis. Their mixed drinks, beer, and wine were equally as lovely as a Utah pour allows. The only minor glitch, and I emphasize minor, was being out of stock on one beer order. Great place with a big city urban ambience.
Initial impression is that of a cheap fast food place when you look at it from outside. Once you walk in, it has a cute vibe with bench style tables and candles. The cocktails were so delicious, just wish there were more on the menu. You are able to order a lot of food to try different Things for a great price! Stand outs includes the dog and pig pizza, grass fed meatballs, Parmesan garlic fries, and the chocolate croissant with ice cream! All very good! Wish the place was a little bigger, but I have now decided this place will be a must stop every time I come to Salt Lake City! I recommend this place to group/team dinners, especially because the price point and how much you can order!
We've been to Eva several times and, as always, it was fabulous. This time we had 8 people and I was a little worried about how quick we would be served, etc. The food came out in perfect stages and all of our co-workers loved it. Several said the asparagus, sweet potato gratin and spare ribs were "life changing". I am a foodie an proud to say that I never get tired of this place. Will be back soon.
A group of 8 friends dined at Eva on a Monday night. It was surprisingly packed for a Monday- very busy, and extremely loud. It's a very hipster vibe, but after our heads were ringing from shouting across the table all evening, we decided to go elsewhere for dessert. We had split a number of small plates and a few pizzas. The vegan pizza, risotto and veggie dishes were all very tasty. The problem was when we went to pay separately. We did not ask for separate checks, but were told that they "don't split the check." We were fine with one check, but were paying individually. We said we would sort out what we would each pay- we wrote it on pieces of paper and attached to our credit cards for her to make it easy. She said "just for future reference, we don't do that. We only have one computer and it's a hassle for us." Uhh- OK- thanks for the advice (as we are determining tip- not the best timing to cop a big attitude!). She was quite indignant with the "extra work" - which only seemed to take her a couple of minutes, and was rolling her eyes as she stomped off. Just rude. Unfortunately, it left a bad taste in our mouths- all 8 of us- who go out regularly. Lots of other tapas places in town, which we'll go to next time so as not to inconvenience them!
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