Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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 quality of the food and the little extras (Bearnaise for the burger as an example) were not there anymore. It might just have been an off night and that I got the wrong things because usually I really like this place. It was still good, just not amazing.
We've been to the Copper Onion a few times and the service is always great. However, this last time we went we ordered the bone marrow, duck confit, the house burger, and the lamb riblets. They all had very good potential, but sadly, everything we had that night (and even the last couple of times we went) the food has been too salty. Perhaps because we've always ordered meat? After this last time I don't think we'll go back. I would recommend for drinks, dessert, and a close bite to eat by the Broadway Theatre, but with a caveat about the saltiness of the food.
Copper Onion never disappoints. Not wanting to sit with a heavy meal in our stomachs before the Opera, we decided to share dishes. We started with the goat cheese salad, a panko-breaded medallion of creamy goat cheese on a bed of fresh greens drizzled with a herb vinaigrette. After the first bite I wished that I had it all to myself. Our shared entree was the Cast Iron Mary's Chicken. The clear sauce with the kale and pine nuts was light and tasty. The chicken was just a tad overdone, but still very good. We finished with the chocolate pudding. This is a dessert that should not be shared. It was topped with whipped cream and a pinch of salt, with a touch of olive oil. It was so yummy there was a fight to see who would get the last bite. Service was excellent.
Having a reservation made everything very smooth. The restaurant is nice and clean, good looking as well and is one of my wife's favorite places. I get the quality of the experience, but our food this last time was a little lack luster in flavor and warmth. Service was decent in that things came and went in a decent time frame, but I didn't really know who our server was or who I was tipping for it. Great place that I do recommend, was just not as great this time as it has been in the past
The quality of the menu offerings is unsurpassed! From the higher end steak frites, which was cooked to a perfect medium rare as requested, to the surprise hit of the night, the Griddled Cauliflower (which was as flavorful and substantial as a vegetable can get, I would think), everything was carefully and wonderfully prepared! And service was absolutely top notch!! Even though we arrived for a late evening reservation at 9:45pm, there wasn't even a hint of rushing us, which is somewhat rare in Utah.
I love the copper onion. I've been here several times, and I'm impressed each time. Brunch is awesome. The best way to experience the onion is to have a reservation, though. Otherwise, you'll spend quite a bit of time waiting for a table, especially for brunch and dinner.
We are from OH and a friend from SLC recommended the Copper Onion. We had starters, a salad, and the caste iron chicken. It was all amazing. So amazing we made reservations before we left the restaurant to come back the following day. Service was great, company was great, we sat at the chef counter (great) and had an amazing date. Highly recommended. No complaints.
The food is delicious. The recipes are original and the ingredient fusions are genius! The service is extraordinary! The servers are knowledgeable about their dishes. They are attentive and courteous. They are friendly and kind. The pricing on the menu is easily reasonable. I would recommend The Copper Onion to anyone!
The Copper Onion continues to excel! My wife and I spend January and February skiing here in Salt Lake City and the Copper Onion is a must every year. This is at least our sixth year and we have always had an excellent meal. We love the sides of Brussel sprouts and Beets. This year the Lamb Riblets and Mussels were outstanding. I can guarantee that what ever you have it will be good.
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 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.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.