About Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood
In 2000, Gastronomy opened it"s first location outside of downtown Salt Lake City. Located in the southern part of the city, the Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar Cottonwood were Gastronomy's first restaurants built from the ground up. Serving the same delicious fresh seafood and tender steaks that you have come to enjoy at our other Market Street locations, but with stunning views of the Wasatch mountains, our Cottonwood location also features a Fresh Fish Market and spectacular patio dining. Private dining facilities include our Creekside Private Rooms, the Garden Court adjacent to Big Cottonwood Creek, and extraordinary Roof Top Dining.
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood Ratings and Reviews
The Market Street Oyster Bar is always a treat. The more intimate setting in the "bar" versus the restaurant is just what we are looking for so that we can talk and enjoy our dinner. Be sure to request a booth either on the upper or lower level of the bar area if that is important to you. We highly recommend reservations and include any special requests. The staff is wonderful, very accommodating and the food is always excellent [hot food is served hot and cold food is served cold]. Our great pleasure to have this gem in our vicinity.
Overall a nice experience. The wait staff is nice and the seating is ok (not comfortable nor uncomfortable). The food is a bit overpriced and the portion sizes are small for the cost but the food is consistently good enough to keep going back. It was new years eve when we went and they ran out of a handful of things by 8:30pm. On the fixed price entree selections there were two dessert choices and they ran out of creme brule but didn't offer a second in its place as they should have. The other choice was a chocolate cake which no one in our party could eat because of celiac disease. So that was pretty disappointing. The other thing that made me think twice about going back is that our friend who we were with left her expensive bracelet behind and instead of turning it in to the hostess station, someone (the waitress, busser, or hostess) had to have decided they wanted to keep it. That was pretty devastating for my friend and kind of ruined the evening for her.
My wife and I went for New Years Eve. Oyster Bar was so fun. The food was fantastic, the server was fun and energetic. I have always had super experiences over the years at Oyster Bar.
This place is always in my top 5 places for business and casual.
Thank you for great service.
In general, Market Street and the Oyster Bar have always been good, This year we decided to take folks from out of town there for Christmas Eve dinner. It was surprisingly quiet which we enjoyed. The appetizers, drinks, and chowder were outstanding as usual. As for the main dishes, Three of us had the filet, medium. Two of the three were extremely well done and the third was bloody. the potatoes were forgotten so the waiter brought back large piles of mashed potatoes which was kind of strange. My steak was returned but the waiter, discounted my daughter in laws request for him to take a look and ended up leaving most of the meal. The waiter was pleasant but didn't exactly make an effort to care about the quality of the food. I do not think the prices at market street are bad unless the food is unacceptable as was the case this time. We will probably choose one of the many other options for the next year or so and may give this restaurant a try sometime in the future.
We have been Market Street patrons for years. Since the original opened downtown and we were Oyster Bar members when private clubs existed. Sorry to say that they have stumbled down hill terribly over the past few years. Last night was the worst yet with complaints all around. MIA valet. A very poor somewhat clueless waiter and two of three horrified by their entrees. It is a seafood restaurant but two ordered lasagna. Soupy unattractive and simply a lame dish. If a restaurant is going to offer things on their menu, they should all be of similar and adequate quality to allow the entire party to enjoy their meal. Instead it was so-so, bad and bad. Even cocktails, specialty cocktails were poorly made approximations of what was expected. And the waiter had to go and get a menu to understand what beer was being requested. Seriously??
I stopped shopping at their market and drive into the city to buy seafood. Looks like the restaurant down the hill will not be worth stopping at any longer either
In error, I made a reservation for the Cottonwood Market Street Oyster Bar instead of their restaurant. Fortunately, there was room in the restaurant so they were able to seat us there. My husband and I had one of their specials, the white fish with mango chutney, and it was delicious. It is a comfortable restaurant, has a great Sunday brunch so you might want to try that and a lovely patio for summer dining.
The server was a little pushy and when we told her that the food was cold she was telling us that we were wrong, that she saw that cook prepare it, but the eggs were cold to the touch so I don't know what the problem was. The steaks and potatoes were warm. The steaks are always very good there. The manager did bring us out new warm eggs and they were very good. It was nice that table was ready and waiting for us and we did not have to wait. It have been a sometime since we had been there and we are looking forward to going back.
Food was good but service was very slow...we requested lemons for water 4 times before getting any. We were there over 30 minutes before we were able to get our dinner order taken (appetizers and drink she were ordered). On a Friday I would expect these delays but Saturday was not nearly as busy!
Syd, our server, although new, was wonderful. She made our dining experience very smooth and comfortable by keeping everything on time and being super attentive to our needs. She renewed our faith in Market Street after a period of only fair service. I hope to see her when I go back.
The food was ok. The oysters were very muddy, the tomatoes in the chapters salad were anemic, and the Oregon Bay and Alaskan shrimp combo meal was extremely small. The bleu bacon burgers were raved about, and the fries were great.
My husband and I eat here often. We like the atmosphere and the food is usually good. Lately, however, it has been less reliably good. Salad not always as cold and crisp as it used to be. My halibut au gratin was terrible, the fish overcooked and tough, what there was of it - pretty skimpy, just a couple of pieces of dry halibut and rubbery shrimp. Not the quality we expect from Gastronomy!
If you are looking for a restaurant which has great service, good food, and an adult atmosphere then you found The Oyster Bar in Cottonwood. My husband and I enjoy celebrating birthdays, anniversay, or a night out at The Oyster Bar especially during the Summer time. The specials always include either Salmon or Halibut, but their Trout is also very good. Don't miss their signature bread. Enjoy!
I always go to Oyster Bar when I want prime rib, not only it is great, it is on the "Special" before 7pm. I was so looking for it that night, but was told they were out, since I don't eat fish, (I know it is known for its fish) I chose the filet mignon, which was also great, but pricey for me. They did give me a "discount" of $4.00 off the price. Maybe if our waiter was a bit faster, I would have received my prime rib!
I've always loved Market Street Oyster Bar, but this visit was different. Two of us ordered the halibut stuffed with a crab cake and they were terrible. The halibut was overcooked and the crab cake was so salty that I couldn't eat it. My husband ordered a steak and it was not only tiny, but way overcooked. Since we were entertaining friends, didn't want to complain so just let it go. However, with a bill of close to $300.00 for 4 of us, I left not very happy with this visit. Don't know if they have a new chef, or if this was just a fluke. Hoping for the later.
I have been a customer of the Market Street Group since they opened many years ago.
The food and service have always been superior.
I am sad to say their prices have increased disproportionate to other prices around town and I find myself looking for a new Sea Food Place. I will still go there but not nearly as much as I have in the past
I am an avid Market Street customer. My family and I dine here all the time and we usually know a lot of the staff and can tell you the menu by heart. Well this last week we went it was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Note to self, don't go on a Friday night you will be neglected.
As usual, Gastronomy carries on Tom Sieg's innovations in the Cottonwood Oyster Bar. The cocktails were good and creative. My wife had the "Naughty School Girl" because she likes a sweeter mix and this one was very good. I had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a New Zealand variety which went perfect with my meal. The oysters were fresh and briny. The salmon was done and served on a cedar plank and was quite tasty. I had the crab Louis...it was wonderful. Desert was fruit, vanilla ice cream covered with sabayon sauce. Again, tasty. Our waiter, Gary M., was extremely helpful and professional. His recommendations were right on!
My food was cold and I was not impressed. I have been there several times to the restaurant side. This time I took my mom for her birthday. Never being at this type of place before. It was an embarrassment to me in the presents of my mom. It's a great place but far from impressed this time. 113$ later & 4 days later still not impressed.
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