About The Copper Onion
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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
In SLC for a conference and had heard go ...
In SLC for a conference and had heard good things about this place so made a reservation. Everything was great. Three of us seated at a shared table. I had the triple I loved the lentils and beets sides, my coworker liked the brussel sprouts and I thought they were good (but those lentils made me smile). The pasta putanesca rivaled the best putanesca I have had. We shared the chevre cheesecake which was rich and tasty with a marmalade like compote. Terrific service from a great woman who had mad betty boop meets Rosie the riveter style. Great night
The service is always top notch. The foo ...
The service is always top notch. The food is absolutely amazing! If you want the best beef stroganoff you've ever eaten, go to Copper Onion. We have never been let down on the food and service. It's definitely one of our most favorite restaurants in SLC. Be sure to plan in advance and book a reservation. Fun place and great ambience.
My husband and I dined here for Valentin ...
My husband and I dined here for Valentine's Day. I'd heard the food was good so we wanted to try it. I was expecting more ambiance, but it was really loud and hard to hear each other over the noise. The food was great, though, so overall I'd recommend it, maybe just not for a date when you're expecting lots of conversation.
The Copper Onion is different than most ...
The Copper Onion is different than most restaurants you'll find in Utah. It is a great place to try new things;however, my last visit wasn't so great. It was way too noisy to the point I felt like my friend and I had to scream back and forth just to talk. Also, the food was just "okay". I had been there once before and was blown away by the flavors and freshness. I can't say that for this last visit. I'm sure I'll visit again but maybe during the day. Hoping it isn't so loud.
I visited The Copper Onion while traveli ...
I visited The Copper Onion while traveling with some of my co-workers. The six of us shared several dishes from the menu - both small plates and main courses. The real standouts were the lamb riblets, ricotta dumplings, steak frites and the pâte on the charcuterie board. The cocktails were truly outstanding; although there were only 4 house cocktails, each were delicious and inventive. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Although not a huge space, it felt more intimate than packed in. The service was spot-on and our waitress made great recommendations as well as kept the drinks flowing. Coming from Boston, where we have some world-class restaurants, all of us were impressed and very glad we chose the Copper Onion. Each of us would quickly go back the next time we're in Salt Lake City.
If you are looking for a great place wit ...
If you are looking for a great place with fantastic food, excellent service, and a casual atmosphere, i suggest the Copper Onion. With Chef Justin Nelson in charge, the food quality is very consistent. The presentation is very eye appealing and the flavors are out of this world. The servers treat you like royalty and are always wanting to do more for you. If you have not tried The Copper Onion, i suggest you do so and enjoy the dining experience.
I was visiting Salt Lake City on busines ...
I was visiting Salt Lake City on business, and was looking for a place to have lunch. Had a recommendation to go to the Copper Onion. Sat at the Chef's bar. You can see the Chef and his assistants preparing the food there in front of you. They had a line of burgers organized to be prepared. Thought ... why not? Looked at the menu, and couldn't really find anything that called my attention, so I ordered their burger. Wow! It was the most amazing taste. I am sure everything else in the menu is amazing, but if you go there, and you eat beef, go for the burger. By the way, service was simply amazing. Pity I don't get to go to SLC as much.
The Copper Onion is one of my favorite p ...
The Copper Onion is one of my favorite places in Salt Lake City. Great atmosphere, great food, and reasonable prices for the quality. I highly recommend the Ricotta dumplings on the starters menu. You won't be disappointed!
This will be a lunch that keeps on givin ...
This will be a lunch that keeps on giving - as there was a bone chip in my burger which cracked my tooth - now awaiting crown and probably a root canal too - which will make that a $500 burger! Although this was a business lunch, it is a loud place and difficult to have conversations. Service was slow and inattentive. Appetizer plates (including a pile of mussel shells!) were not cleared when lunch arrived - and not even cleared until after lunch plates were! Several of us ordered tea and no cream or sugar was provided (or even offered). Food was so-so. While the location is good and close to nearby hotel, we won't be coming back.
Always love dining here! We are from Ca ...
Always love dining here! We are from California, so can't get here often, but dine here whenever we are in SLC for Sundance. Great menu selection. Fresh ingredients. Great flavor. We had lunch at The Copper Onion and loved our selections: the French dip sandwhich with arugula salad, cuban sandwich, and freshly made fettuccine cacio. Our server, Brittany, was terrific in making recommendations & ensuring we had a great experience.
As always, copper onion is a smash hit. ...
As always, copper onion is a smash hit. The food was amazing, the drinks were great, the cheese plate was delicious, and it was overall an excellent experience. Our server seemed a little distracted one point, but was overall gracious and attendant (and it was a really busy night, so I'm not blaming him).
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