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
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.
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.
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