About Log Haven
Log Haven, long synonymous with wildflowers, waterfalls and fine canyon dining, is located in a historic log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest, minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Named 'Top 10 Romantic Restaurant in the U.S.' by USA Today! Consistently honored with the most national and local awards in the industry: Best Utah Restaurant, Best Salt Lake Restaurant, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and the coveted Hall of Fame Award. “This is the highest honor we can give a restaurant in Utah. It means that besides having great food, terrific ambiance and passionate people, something magical has happened to make this restaurant so consistently excellent on all fronts that it thrives as an inspiration to everyone in the business.” -Salt Lake Magazine
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: Begin seating at 5:30 p.m. with last seating at 9:00 p.m.
$31 to $50
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Live Music Friday - Sunday from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Two course Steak & Lobster Special for $31 until 6:00pm Monday thru Friday. Expires April 29, 2016.
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Log Haven is Utah's most scenic wedding and special event location. Situated on 40 private acres in the Wasatch National Forest, Log Haven offers an exceptional setting and exquisite cuisine for a variety of special events, including corporate dinners, retreats, luncheons, and wedding ceremonies.
Log Haven Ratings and Reviews
Log Haven is a gem! We were a group of 8 and had a truly memorable experience. The food was outstanding, the service attentive and professional, and the ambience beautiful. The building is very historic and authentic and it shows. Everywhere you look there is something interesting to look at - from the icicles and snow-covered trees and waterfall outside, to the warmly lit, cozy interior. Live music was playing throughout dinner - piano and double bass - in the next room. The menu is varied and everything we tried was delicious, including the Korean cauliflower, the tuna appetizer, the chicken (which the kids had), the elk and the bison. Dessert choices were excellent as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Very memorable and worth every penny.
The location was absolutely gorgeous; out in the middle of the woods, surrounded by nothing but trees and quiet. The ambiance was classy and romantic, but not stuffy. My husband and I had a quiet table by ourselves next to a window looking out at the night air. The lanterns on the tables made the building pleasantly warm, but not hot, as well as giving the room a soft, romantic glow. The food was practically perfect in every way, however, if your dining partner is uneasy about meat that is not well done, I would not recommend the elk appetizer. Our waiter was absolutely wonderful. I think his name was Eric, but I was too distracted by all the delicious food to be sure. :) He was attentive and informative without being overbearing, he was funny and charismatic, he answered all our questions, and he said he wouldn't judge us if we felt like licking the bowls after dessert. :) Overall, the best meal I've ever had.
My wife and I were fortunate to have a night out without the kids and this was our first dining experience at Log Haven. Out of respect for other parties, it is certainly not a restaurant I would personally bring kids to. This is not say there were not some there and surprisingly they were more quiet than some of the adult diners. It is a tad on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for. The cauliflower app was superb and our sirloin steak and bison were cooked perfectly. To be honest I was a tad disappointed with the lobster tail, but I do not have high expectations for seafood in Utah being this far from the coast. The desserts were unique and not run-of-the-mill like you might find at other restaurants. They were quite tasty and a great way to end the meal. A few other notes: We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The service throughout our meal was excellent. The cabin and surrounding scenery are beautiful. I liked having valet parking. Overall it's a fine establishment and worth the short drive up.
Our server, Leslie, was amazing. I ordered a New York steak, which was great, and my girlfriend ordered the grilled chicken breast. She originally tried to order the top sirloin and lobster tail, but they had unfortunately run out; but, we were one of the last reservations of the night. The staff was really accommodating when I requested a certain table to surprise my girlfriend for Valentine's Day. There's a valet service so parking is very convenient. Overall was great. Definitely would go again.
For a restaurant that touts its romanticism, they really miss the mark! We visited on Valentine's Day
Service was exactly what you'd get at your neighborhood chili's. Many times the server reached across the table to either set a knife or place a roll. When the food came out it was served to me first instead of my wife, old fashioned view I know but, in my view ladies first. Server had no idea what whiskeys they had. She had to go ask and when she came back, she still didn't have all of the info. I actually had to order an old fashioned and simply had to ask to have the bartender choose the whiskey. On my second order of the drink they used the exact same glass. Same orange, same ice.
This simply isn't what's expected at this type of restaurant.
Log Haven has been my favorite place to eat for years. But I can honestly say I was so disappointed in my Valentine's Day dinner. We were seated and then sat there for 45 minutes with our menus in front of us while waiter after waiter helped tables on either side. As we were about fed up we asked a hostess if we had a waiter everyone was shocked. The owner came over and apologized with the offering of a free appetizer. The rest of the dinner went the same, little attention to service, or sympathy for our wasted evening. I won't be going back anytime soon.
Superb service and great atmosphere. For the food, the seared King Salmon with warm Vichyssoise was fantastic, lobster tail cooked just right, however the Valentine special Piedmontese Sirloin Steak, was medium well (over cooked) instead of medium rare, dry and tough, however, the accompanying Lobster Tail was cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed the salad and warm rolls.
As always, Log Haven delivers. Along with the amazing atmosphere and very knowledgeable and friendly staff, I appreciate the accessibility of the menu. The food is, no doubt, a culinary treat, but the menu is readable and not cluttered with unneeded descriptions or confusing terms.
Log Haven is our favorite Salt Lake City restaurant. It is not cheap, but the food is consistently excellent and so is the service. Also, my partner is seriously gluten-intolerant which seriously restricts the restaurants at which she can safely eat. The Log Haven menu always includes a a variety of dishes that she can have, and the servers are both knowledgeable and considerate in helping her select a meal. We have never had anything but an excellent experience there.
Absolutely wonderful experience. We had a full 3 course meal, plus adult beverages and after-dinner coffees, and our bill was still under $150. Exceptional value for a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding - I highly recommend the bison steak - there was a well-lit waterfall across the way, free valet service, and the drive there and back coming from Salt Lake City is breathtaking!
We were extremely disappointed with our meal (our kid-free dinner for Valentine's Day) We started with alpine nachos, which would have been good except the truffle oil mixed weirdly with the taste of the speck and was not extremely appetizing. This objection was probably just due to personal taste. Next we had an arugula salad, which sadly was arguably the high point of the meal (except it was over mixed and so the avocado disintegrated clumpily over the leaves). We both chose the special, steak and lobster. The lobster was over cooked, dry, and tough--very difficult even to cut. The steak was okay, but my husband's was dry. The accompanying mashed potatoes and green beans were probably the only part of the meal I thoroughly liked. We both could not even handle the thought of dessert and left as quickly as we could.
This restaurant had a beautiful setting and lovely live music, but we were so completely disappointed. It was probably the worst meal-for-dollar we have ever had.
It was spectacular, Elk was out of this world. We have been dining here for several years and it only gets better if that is even possible. The ambiance, the personnel, the menu and Chef Dave are amazing. Kim, Faith, Stephan, Ian, etc are like close friends. Once you dine there you will scheming to go again.
Easily the best restaurant I have ever gone to for a date. The ambiance is very romantic, yet lively and homely. The food is fabulous. One of the top five meals I have ever had. The staff was very accommodating. I asked to have two tables placed together so that I could sit right next to my date and the staff accommodated the request without hesitation. Highly recommended.
Located three or four miles up Millcreek canyon, the sylvan setting invites long pauses to take in the natural beauty surrounding this gem. Our corner table, with multi-paned windows surrounding us on two sides, I think is the best table in the house. A large fire welcomed us with warmth and amber glow on a frosty winter evening.
Our server was friendly, without being saccharine, enthusiastic, competent and helpful with suggestions.
The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. We enjoyed everything.
A perfect evening with new and old friends. Quiet enough to have a conversation amongst the entire table even with a full restaurant of customers. The food was innovative and fresh and presented artistically. The Manager was knowledgeable and recommended reasonable wine options as well as unique craft cocktails. He was professional and charming. A perfect evening. We would highly recommend.
Log Haven is a long time favorite, that we were sharing with new Utah residents. We all live in Liberty and had come down for theater matinee. The evening was magical from the canyon drive through a winter Wonderland, the welcoming hostess and bar tender offering fun cocktails and recommendations for great wines, chatting in front of the fireplace, while listening to beautiful, live music. Eric was our waiter and was very interesting, charming and professional. We ordered the amazing cauliflower and the octopus as starters. The whole table ordered the arugula salad and the bison. We were all so happy we did...compliments to the chef. The cappacinnos and desserts were the perfect finish. Thank you for a lovely evening. We will be back soon and spread the word in Ogden Valley. Thank you.
The appetizer and dessert was exception as usual but the entree was mediocre. The steak was well done and the side dishes weren't cooked as should. This is the first time we have had bad experience at this restaurant. Plus, the wine bottles were marked up from 2.5-5x, so bring your own bottle.
A recent visit to Log Haven with my wife and our three sons was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed my "Low Cal-High Impact" special of an arugula salad, grilled veal NY Steak entree, and chocolate-mint sorbet with macerated strawberries. Other standout dishes included Korean cauliflower appetizer, wild game Bolognese (SOOOOO delicious), grilled ahi tuna with pommes frites and charred Brussels sprouts, and the blackened Bison teres major steak.
Service from an employee named Cassie was excellent, as were wine selections and recommendations by manager Ian Campbell.
We also appreciated the free valet parking and free live music from a terrific pianist.
I would highly recommend Log Have restaurant to anyone serious about food, service, and drink!
Cute little log cabin up in the woods, beautiful place to have dinner, great place for romantic dinners. The service was excellent, and the waiter was very good with his recommendations. Every bit of food we had was incredible. Not just good, but the close-your-eyes-and-savor-it kind of good.
We have a tradition going to Log Haven for New Year's for a number of years now. It is our favorite in the fact that we can always count on consistently fabulous service, ambience and, as we thought the food. We were on this occasion We were unhappy as to a change in the scallop plate. It seemed that the risotto was of a different flavor maybe less lemony and much more watery and only three scallops were served, where in the past we believe it was four. Other than that, we highly recommend the ahi tartare and grilled octopus for starters and the elk is always a hit!
The ambiance here was amazing, its a beautiful log cabin in the woods, with a fireplace and a live cellist as you walk to the dining room. For the main course I ordered the scallops and my boyfriend ordered the bison steak. Both dishes were superb, the scallops were beautifully seared and paired with a truffle mushroom risotto which was delicious and perfect for the winter season. I was here for a birthday and my mom had sent a cake that they very nicely presented so I didn't try the dessert unfortunately but it looked good!
My husband and I got engaged there and we've been ding there for my birthday for the past 17 years ever since. The food is excellent as is the wine and service not to mention the inviting ambiance. Winter time is my favorite. Ian is always accommodating and a great host. We love dining at Log Haven.
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