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
We went here for our anniversary and had ...
We went here for our anniversary and had a great time. They got us seated quickly and the atmosphere was great. I had the spare pork ribs and my wife had the beef Stroganoff. Both were delicious but the stroganoff was a bit on the salty side. We both like vegetables as well and could have used more. Admittedly, we didn't order menu items with lots of veggies so it's partially our fault. Will revisit for sure.
I have eaten at this restaurant many tim ...
I have eaten at this restaurant many times. I almost always take out of town company to this restaurant. I am done with this place. I have a hard time understanding why this place stays near the top. The consistency of this place is terrible. You can't count on anything anymore. I think a place like this, with this price point and popularity should be excellent. Every time.
We were there on Friday night and there were 6 of us. My BIGGEST pet peeve in a restaurant is when a waiter doesn't write ANYTHING down. Is this what the management asks of the waiters here? NO ONE thinks you are a rock star if you remember this without writing it down. TRUST me when I say that we ALL want you to write it down. Every. One. Of. Us. So... we start out with Ben NOT writing anything down. AND... of course, each couple has something wrong with their order. One couple waited through half of the main course before they finally got their beer they ordered at the same time as the rest of the table. Another couples' salad was wrong and had to be redone. My husband's steak was wrong and instead they brought him a burger. By the time they returned with his order, we were all done eating. To be charged, when something like this happens is a CRIME! You should NOT charge someone for an entree when it is delivered after the rest of the table has eaten. And then to have the 20% added to our bill after all of this is ridiculous also. This used to be a great place. Not anymore.
Reserved a table for 6, even though 1 of ...
Reserved a table for 6, even though 1 of my guests mentioned having bad service in the past. I arrived early & relayed this to the Host, who assigned my group to what he described as 'his best server' Coincidentally, we all ordered the hamburger. Three of the 6 of us had errors on our orders. My dirty martini had no olive juice. One burger ordered with the extra $1 cheddar cheese slice came with meat and cheese, but none of the other standard toppings. Finally, the guest who had bad service previously didn't get her order until most of us were done with our meal. She asked for a 'to go box'. I was so disappointed I confronted our server, Amy. She made excuses about there being too many burger orders and the kitchen got behind. Only after I insisted, she agreed to comp my friend the cost of her meal. I had brought along a birthday cake and at $2 a plate, they did serve up the dessert without any problems, but that's the only positive remark I can offer.
The food and service are outstanding. 3 ...
The food and service are outstanding. 3 at my table had the special Wagyu steak for dinner. 2 had the duck cassoulet. Both dishes were absolutely delicious. The one person in our group that hadn't been there before is already planning on a date night with his wife here as he was so impressed with the restaurant. Can't wait to get back to Salt Lake City to eat here again!
The restaurant is wonderful but the nois ...
The restaurant is wonderful but the noise level is simply unacceptable. The background music was as loud as a concert and that required everyone to have to yell. With all that yelling and loud music our table could not hear themselves. Too bad but I cannot recommend this restaurant
This used to be my favorite brunch spot ...
This used to be my favorite brunch spot but I have been a little disappointed the last few times I have gone. The service has been pretty slow. It took over 30 minutes to get drinks the last time I was there and this time, it took about 20. The stereo was also really loud considering the number of people that were in the restaurant. I could barely hear my conversation and there were only 3 of us. The food, as always, is AMAZING and I will continue to go here for that reason alone, but I really hope that they improve on service in the future.
I have been going to the Copper Onion fo ...
I have been going to the Copper Onion for about 5 years. I have to say, it is definitely my favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City. I feel like any excuse to go there whether it's before the opera, a movie, for a birthday or any special occasion is a good one. The food is amazing. I love that the mushroom and the pork belly recipes change seasonally based on what is in season and local. The one thing that is important to note is that you really want to have a reservation. It's a super popular restaurant and if you try to show up and get a seat any time from 5 pm to 10 pm, it will likely be a challenge. Otherwise, it's definitely worth making reservations ahead of time and I can't recommend it enough!
Remember to book a table in advance. We ...
Remember to book a table in advance. We came in at opening time for brunch on a Saturday and, for once, didn't need it.
Especially good special of house-cooked duck in their always excellent eggs Benedict. Patatas Bravas still great find.
Music was more intrusive than we remembered. Perhaps a bit loud for a brunch get-together. Would prefer a gentler atmosphere before cocktail hour.
I was looking forward to my semi-annual ...
I was looking forward to my semi-annual visit with my wife, but I was just a little let down. Previous visits were better. A fairly premium meal was excellent quality, & was rich & fulfilling. The initial perception of a large bowl with a small portion could easily have been overcome by the offer of some bread (I had to ask for it & got 2 small slices) or a small side salad. This didn't ruin the experience but along with a hurried waitress short on personality, this was not my best visit.
This is the first time we have eaten at ...
This is the first time we have eaten at the Copper Onion that I can truthfully say the service was great. Very attentive waiter and the food is always good. But the noise level was almost painful. Fortunately there was room to eat outside and it was a lovely day.
I had been trying for months to get a re ...
I had been trying for months to get a reservation at The Copper Onion and I wasn't all that impressed after dining there. Don't get me wrong, the food was exceptional, but that was about it! The noise inside the restaurant is so unbearable, our party couldn't wait to leave so we could visit with each other without yelling! I definitely won't bother coming here again, when I can go to Holladay and get the same exceptional food at The Copper Kitchen, without all the hubbub.
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.
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