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/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
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.
It was pretty good food. Portions are s ...
It was pretty good food. Portions are small, prices high. So it can be nice for a special occasion. Loved sitting outside, it was perfect! (we had 8:45 reservation on a mid-August evening. Weather was cool enough to be just perfect outside!)
Food was good, but not fabulous. Service ...
Food was good, but not fabulous. Service OK. But it was the noise level that made the entire experience negative for me. I don't mind an energetic establishment. But having to shout to be heard by the person directly across from me - all it made me want to do is get my food and get out as quickly as I could. Spending over $100 for two people (and only one of us had an adult beverage), I would prefer a little more ambience than airport flight line. But if that is what you like, then you should go to the Copper Onion.
Our server was really rude. We couldn't ...
Our server was really rude. We couldn't figure out what we did wrong but he would cut us off and not look at us in the eye. He seemed irritated the whole time with us...I think his name was Alec. His attitude and lack of desire to help describe which entrees were popular was bizarre since this was all our first time there. Maybe he does t like his job? Either way it ruined our experience.
Overpriced meal for food that is just me ...
Overpriced meal for food that is just meh. They could have at least included a roll or something. I ordered lamb ribs and that was literally all I got...with 1/4 cup of beans underneath. My friend and I went somewhere afterwards because we were still hungry and didn't feel like paying more for overrated food.
The food was delicious. The atmosphere w ...
The food was delicious. The atmosphere was quite nice. However, not stating the prices of the specials until the bill arrived was not desirable. Next time, we will make it a point to get the prices prior to the order. There was such a difference in the price from the regular menu items, that we asked if it was right. Unfortunate that the waiter failed to mention the price when describing the specials, and especially when ordering.
Ricotta dumplings, the best carbonara I' ...
Ricotta dumplings, the best carbonara I've ever had, pickles even my pickle picky coworker loved, steak frites, goat cheese salad, chocolate pudding. There aren't many places I've eaten where everything we ordered, we would order again. But we would go back next time we're in town and bring more people with us so we could try more. Staff was friendly too. We went next door to grab a drink when we arrived early for our reservations.
I had heard good things about The Copper ...
I had heard good things about The Copper Onion and read many wonderful reviews so my expectations were high....and they were met full on! My new favorite restaurant in SLC. First off, our waiter Ammie was fantastic. She treated us like family. She was not overbearing. She was efficient and so appreciative of our compliments to our whole dining experience. She was absolutely delightful. We started with the sautéed corn and it was so flavorful and fresh. I had the goat cheese salad and the vinaigrette was probably the best I've ever had...so light and flavorful. For my entree I had the beef stroganoff. I'm always a sucker for that when it's on any menu. This was by far the best I've ever had and the serving size was perfect. I was so happy when I left there! My family thoroughly enjoyed their food as well. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!
Made a reservation based on a recommenda ...
Made a reservation based on a recommendation from my brother who used to live in SLC. The restaurant's food was delicious, the service was top notch. I recommend Copper Onion for dates, a business dinner or any time you want some great food.
The Copper Onion has never disappointed. ...
The Copper Onion has never disappointed. Well maybe just once the salad chef was a little heavy-handed with the vinegar on the otherwise beguilingly-simple arugula salad... but such a trifle is easily forgiven. Have been through half the menu and haven't found a single item that wasn't stellar. Staff is also top-notch.
The Copper Onion is very close to the Ma ...
The Copper Onion is very close to the Marriott downtown and had several excellent reviews. While Salt Lake City is a vibrant, interesting town on most days, Sundays are laid back, and often difficult to find early breakfast places available. We waited until the 10:30 AM opening and was seated in a nice area. The menu is classic breakfast foods with a meat eater touch. We don't eat meat so even the Huevos Rancheros which included Pork was not possible. However, our server offered to remove the pork if we desired. Sounded great, what could you replace it with? Fruit, cottage cheese? Sorry, we don't have cottage cheese, and fruit is too expensive. How about some more black beans? Reluctantly we agreed, ate and left. Sadly, although the meal was tasty, we left feeling less than satisfied, thinking just how expensive is a few berries in Utah?? More than the Pork? I doubt it. Might be a good area to consider improving.
The location is wonderful and enjoy the ...
The location is wonderful and enjoy the décor. I've only dined at Copper Onion, maybe, four times because of the noise level. It's difficult to have an intimate conversation. The meal was fine; the crust on the goat cheese was perfect, however, the dumplings were too dense. The flavor of the dumplings was good. Enjoyed the wine. The server was great.
Our group of six had mixed success with ...
Our group of six had mixed success with ordering. My trout dish was bland and uninspired. My neighbor loved her stroganoff. Likewise with desserts, mine was boring but the chocolate pot was praised. The waiter rushed us by picking up plates still being eaten and bringing our checks right after setting down dessert. It wasn't even 8:30.
My reservation through opentable was not ...
My reservation through opentable was not recognized. I called ahead to confirm and was told that I had no reservation and that I ought to try copper kitchen where I probably made my reservation. Even when I showed the hostess my reservation she did not recognize it.
Overall I was pleased with my visit at t ...
Overall I was pleased with my visit at the Copper Onion. The food was very good, service was very fast, and drink selection very large. Setting is not ideal for a quiet intimate dinner between to people, some of the seating and table arrangements are small and close together. Come here to enjoy good food,and meet friends and socialize.
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