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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 menu changed that day and didn't have what we came for. The waitress made it clear she could care less. The food was inconsistently seasoned. Some food had way too much, others very bland. The burger I had was basically a French onion soup. Couldn't taste anything else, completely over powered by the onions. The mushroom appetizer tasted like nothing, just very chewy. The chocolate pudding dessert was very good, well balanced with sweet, savory, and salty flavors. The wine list was very expensive.
Overall, I give it 2.5/5 stars. It's a good concept but poorly executed and not a good value.
My daughter was in from Seattle and craving the Portobello mushroom sandwich. Wish we had checked the menu prior to going because it isn't on there anymore... the food we did have was good, but, it is always disappointing when your favorite item is gone. Hope they bring it back, as well as the black pepper fettucine.
The Copper Onion is a place where the people and the food have a way of making you feel instantly welcome. This restaurant's menu offers a great selections of sides, entrees, desserts, etc. They have perfected the portions of their meals and leave you 100% satisfied. You truly feel at home as soon as you are greeted at the door right to the very end when you're given the check. I would definitely recommend this place for either a fancy or casual occasion!
Server was MIA. Took our order, and didn't see him again until it was time to pay the bill. I ordered my burger medium-well, but got something that was barely medium, and never had a chance to send it back. Some drink refills and bread would have been nice, too. One would expect better from a restaurant with their prices.
This restaurant was recommended by several friends for our visit to SLC. Our overall experience was very good. Our server, Juve, was outstanding. He made up for any other shortcomings. The food was good and the kitchen was fairly accommodating for dietary needs. I had trout and my husband had a very interesting take on Saag Paneer. The biggest drawback was that food came out too quickly. We were still eating our appetizers when entrees were brought out by a food runner. Our server noticed this and apologized. We sat inside because it was quite hot, but the patio looked really nice.
Really excellent, interesting food! Not too expensive. I had the beet side to start - mixed with olives, pistachios, and arugula - could be considered a salad - great flavors! - really excellent! I had the trout entree which was served with a sweet pea and herb spaetzle base. Awesome! My only criticism was the glass of Viognier that I ordered - did not taste at all like a Viognier should (that's my favorite white wine varietal, so I have tried many!) I got a glass of a French rose instead, which was good.
Good experience in the main. Service was brisk (Alan) but helpful in terms of identifying options, especially for one lactose intolerant guest. Food came quickly and was well prepared. Borscht was a stand out, as was guava sorbet. Accompaniments to main courses were a little off, too much oil/dressing.
Casual atmosphere and either lively or noisy depending on your dining preference. Great food. Our two entrees were home runs and our two deserts were grand slam home runs - the chocolate pudding that takes you back to your childhood (if you were very lucky as a child) and the single best cheesecake thst I have ever had! Reasonable wine list and beer selection to compliment the food. I would highly recommend the Copper Onion to anyone.
This was my first time at the Copper Onion and I was not disappointed. I had a reservation and was seated immediately. The service was great, the food came in a reasonable amount of time, and we were checked back on but not hovered over. I vaguely mentioned that something was salty and the next thing I knew I had a new serving in front of me. I wish all places acted like this!
It was little louder and tighter than expected. Kind of felt like we were dining with the people next to us, and we could barely hear each other. Our server was great, but soft-spoken so she had to repeat herself more than once (we're in our 20's, neither is hard of hearing). The food was absolutely amazing! We had the Patatas Bravas as an appetizer and it was more food than we expected (not a bad thing). They were cooked perfectly and the spicy aioli was really good but not too hot. For entrees we ordered the Pasta Carbonara and the Wagyu Beef Stroganoff, both were really good. Portion sizes were generous but not too huge. Would definitely eat here again. It's on the pricier side if you order drinks, apps, sides and dessert, but that's what we were expecting for our night.
We split several small plates, so I cannot offer anything on the entrees. But our food was fresh and well prepared. The real drawback on a Friday night was the NOISE. It should be called Copper Ceiling. Because it is in fact a copper hammered ceiling. And when it's full, man, super loud. Forget having an intimate or even any conversation. But if that's your bag, then you'll be all over it. We went to eat and the food was above average, not truly memorable, but just fine for a Friday night. But I can't plan on going back because of the unreal noise of the place. I wish I had a decibel meter, it must have been over 100dB.
The food was amazing with respect to creativity, presentation and execution. The only downside was our hostess. She behaved as if it were an imposition to seat us. She was our first interaction with the Copper Onion and we very nearly walked out. Fortunately, we have a sense of humor and nicknamed her "bass-face". It would have been sad to miss such an exciting meal!
Just a delightful evening. We chose outdoor dining on purpose. I was there a few months ago, in the winter months. It was so noisy indoors that, once the restaurant was filled, we could hardly hear each other across the table. The hammered copper ceiling is gorgeous, but sound baffles would work better! My only complaint. Just a great please otherwise! Thanks.
This was our second time dining at Copper Onion and we were not disappointed with the food or service! We shared a cheese plate and olives as our appetizer - swoon! I had the lamb riblets and they were outstanding. My husband had the pasta special and raved about it. Our wine choice was a Spanish wine called Alzania and it paired exceptionally well with our meal. Our server was Brady and he was very pleasant and efficient and took excellent care of us. Reservations are a must. Seating is somewhat cramped - which would be my only minor complaint. We were squashed into a corner table which didn't really fit my husband's 6' 6" frame BUT the food was so delicious we weren't really all that bothered.
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