About The Copper Onion
The Copper Onion is one of the new additions to the growing Utah foodie scene. Former NYC chef (and native Utahan) Ryan Lowder now brings his personal take on New American cuisine to his own kitchen with an approach inspired by his passion for Utah’s outstanding farmstead ingredients and his experience as a chef cooking his way through Barcelona, NYC and South America. The Copper Onion serves a wide array of vegetable side dishes and a menu designed to explore and share, with plates such as Ricotta Dumplings with lemon, sage and brown butter and Braised Pork Belly with seasonal vegetables. An insistent focus on the freshest and best is paramount; sausages and burgers are ground daily, bread is baked and ice cream is made in house, offering casual diners an exceptional experience at affordable prices.
American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
State St. & 300 S
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Copper Onion Ratings and Reviews
The food was outstanding. The hostess w ...
The food was outstanding. The hostess were beyond RUDE! First time here in the state and a friend told me about the stroganoff, wanted to try it. Made reservations, came in all excited and happy finally here. OMG the THREE hostess had to finish their private conversation before even greeting us.
That Took forever- then we were told the restaurant is completely full! I said we have a reservation, one girl says we will see what we can do. !!! I could go on and on. How rude there were. Wanted to get a drink while we waited, they said no.
Waited 30 min after our reservation time. Food was worth it. First impression of the hostess almost made me leave. They need a bigger seating area and more room to wait comfortably. Why not serve drinks to people while they wait? Lost sales there
The food was pretty good, overpriced for ...
The food was pretty good, overpriced for what it was. Overall experience would have been a lot better if our waiter wasn't a total jerk. He basically ignored us and then seemed bothered that he even had to speak to us at all. It was over a $200 bill...he could have tried a little harder and he could have received a much better tip!
Delicious food, wonderful staff, and the ...
Delicious food, wonderful staff, and the best pickles ever! I will be the first to admit, when I walked in I was expecting something a little more and private. However, by the first shared plate I no longer cared. The food is amazing, the drinks are delicious and my be a hit man for hire foe their house pickle recipe! My ordered pickles to go haha
The food was amazing and the menu offere ...
The food was amazing and the menu offered selections that you cannot find at the chain restaurants. We were a little thrown that we could not go to the bar and order drinks while awaiting our reserved table. It took almost the entire waiting time for a server to get our drink order and deliver said drinks. It was very crowded and the seating was a little tighter than we prefer.
We were in town for a convention so I ma ...
We were in town for a convention so I made reservations for myself and my team. We were seated and our waiter was not only upbeat, but personable. I had the wagyu stroganoff and I don't remember anything else because I had entered a state of euphoria. AMAZING.
I was incredibly unimpressed with the la ...
I was incredibly unimpressed with the lack of good service. Our waitress simply came to the table and asked "are you ready to order?". She made no efforts to make suggestions or point out anything significant on the menu. Overall, I was very disappointed with the service- this could have easily been a better experience with a more seasoned server.
My pasta was way too garlicky for me and ...
My pasta was way too garlicky for me and they re-made the dish to my liking. I rarely admit that I hate something or send it back but they took care of it - no problem. A+ for outstanding attentiveness and service.
Normally this is my favorite Salt Lake C ...
Normally this is my favorite Salt Lake City restaurant. This time, however, The food was much too salty. Even the field greens from my goat cheese salad tasted like salt. As I said, this was my favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City, but I think it will be a while before I'll return.
Considering how hard it is to get a rese ...
Considering how hard it is to get a reservation and actually get into CO it seems a tiny bit of a let down to find out that while very good, the are many restaurants in SLC just a good. Noisy, noisy, noisy. Our charming server who was attentive at all the right times in spite of the pandemonium made the evening more fun than it might have been. Plan well ahead if you want a table.
Enjoyable time with girlfriends who have ...
Enjoyable time with girlfriends who have very different opinions on food. The food and selection was great from the meat eaters, kale lovers and a vegan. Wonderful staff was great at helping us with our selections and modifying the menu for my vegan friend. The food came quickly and was the best prepared chicken I had ever had anywhere! It was clean and cozy. Look forward to returning when I am visiting Salt Lake City again.
The restaurant is a bit confusing. There ...
The restaurant is a bit confusing. There is a bar down the street called The Copper Commons. It is related to the restaurant but is too far away to be a place to wait for a table. The Copper Onion does not have a bar where you can wait for a table to be ready, so you kind of have to stand awkwardly in the reception area.
Once seated, the ambience is really quite nice. The lighting in particular is pretty perfect.
Cocktails were inventive and delicious. My dinner (Cast Iron Mary's Chicken) was very good, but my husband thought his Duck a la Moutarde was very salty. We joked that the duck had probably hung out at the Salt Lake a lot, but maybe it was't a joke after all.
All in all, we felt it was a solid choice.
Did the Dine Around Salt Lake City $10 l ...
Did the Dine Around Salt Lake City $10 lunch. The taco plate was excellent. Would easily do this again. Service was very good at busy lunch time. Noise level was very high and not a place for lunchtime conversation with your dining buddies.
This place was outstanding. The service ...
This place was outstanding. The service was exceptional- something that is hard to come by these days. The food was excellent, you could taste the freshness of the ingredients. You could tell the chefs really have a passion for cooking and it shows. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.
I wasn't sure how this would be as I rea ...
I wasn't sure how this would be as I read a lot of mixed reviews. Our meal was excellent. Super fresh and great flavor. I had pasta carbonara and the pasta was so light and good. The sauce was just right. Not too heavy as carbonara sauce can be. My friend had the salmon special and he raved about it. The service was better than I had read about which was a bonus as well.
This place never disappoints! It's my fa ...
This place never disappoints! It's my favorite restaurant to book for any occasion out. The food is always spectacular and I love the ambiance, selection, and service. Never had a bad meal and don't anticipate that I ever will. I highly recommend it if you are looking for something with a Northern California vibe of fresh food done in unique combinations.
Copper Onion is such a staple in Salt La ...
Copper Onion is such a staple in Salt Lake. I typically frequent for Brunch but when a dinner reservation became available I booked it for Friday night. Always bustling, I enjoy the energy and looked forward to the meal. The pork belly was great as always. I ordered an evening special, Cioppino, and my boyfriend the chicken. My only critique of the meal was the service. This place really knows how to flip tables. But I was signing our bill less than 45 minutes later. I would have loved a slightly less rushed experience. Our waitress wanted our entree order as soon as she put our appetizer between us. For the price of food the experience was lacking and I missed fondly a different time at Copper Onion where the service was gentle and each bite of food was perfectly and simply delicious. I may wait a few months to return again for dinner. There are better service experiences to be had in the city now. But I will be back over and over for brunch!!
We eat at Copper Onion a few times per y ...
We eat at Copper Onion a few times per year. We had an amazing app of grilled octopus. I love octopus when it is well prepared and they nailed it. The shrimp ceviche on the other hand was a bit of a disappointment. It was pretty bland (no citrus flavor that I could tell) and the onions in the mix were in huge pieces that were way too overwhelming. I still like CO, but I think they should revise the ceviche.
I have dined here multiple times and hav ...
I have dined here multiple times and have never been impressed by the hostesses. Servers are great, but the Hostesses continue to disappoint. They don't smile, treat you like a number, and rarely show gratitude for choosing Copper Onion. Copper Commons, amazing.
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