About The Roof Restaurant
The Roof Restaurant is Utah’s premier gourmet dining buffet. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. Chef Pedro Mauricio prepares international cuisine with daily regulars for a dynamic menu. Additionally, we offer a world-renowned dessert buffet with an abundance of delicious choices. Note: no alcohol or coffee is served.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music every night and during select daytime special event openings.
The Joseph Smith Memorial Building Underground Parking has a in-street entrance is on South Temple street. Please enter west-bound on South Temple. As you turn onto South Temple, the entrance is on the left. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right to enter the Joseph Smith Memorial Building garage.
Private Party Facilities:
Consider holding your business dinner or family gathering in "The Library," a private room on the North end of the restaurant with a view of Temple Square, The Conference Center, The Utah State Capitol Building, The Church Office Building, and Downtown Salt Lake City. One large round table creates a comfortable atmosphere for all guests. This unique table accommodates large parties of 10-16 people.
Private Party Contact:
Reservation Desk: 8015391911x
Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
The Roof Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I've dined at many outstanding restauran ...
I've dined at many outstanding restaurants in cities like New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Tampa, Napa Valley and Phoenix, and The Roof holds it own with the best of them. We especially enjoyed the prime rib, honey baked ham, the artichoke hearts and pork lion. As for desert, everything was very good, but the creme burlee is simply the best anywhere. The food is served buffet style with selections varying each night but everything we tried was excellent and flavorful. We enjoyed being able to try a little bit of everything and go back for more.
The service was excellent, we were greeted and seated immediately. Our server, Berkeley, was at our table in less than a minute, always friendly and attentive, but not overly so. The atmosphere was nice, not too loud and the pianist played a wide repertoire. We enjoyed the view of Temple Square, downtown Salt Lake and the sunset.
Reservations are a must and book early. In summary, The Roof is one of the finest restaurants I have eaten at, including some with 3 Michelin Stars. There may be a better restaurant in northern Utah, but I have yet to find it.
My group really enjoyed this dining expe ...
My group really enjoyed this dining experience. I took some friends out to thank them for their help with a special project. We loved trying all the different foods and especially the desserts. The food was very good and the presentation was lovely. Our server could not have been any more helpful or cheerful. All in all, this was a delightful dining experience.
Paid 50 bucks a person for the buffet. E ...
Paid 50 bucks a person for the buffet. Easily one the most expensive in Salt Lake. However, the food wasnt worth that money. The best part of the restaurant was the view of the temple and the valley. Try going during sunset hours. The view of the sunset over the Great Salt Lake is amazing. I would go back to this place if it is cheaper than it is now. 50 bucks is way too much for that food.
We tried The Roof for our anniversary di ...
We tried The Roof for our anniversary dinner as we thought it was a nicer "romantic" atmosphere. The food was alright, however, several things seemed to take away from the special restaurant we thought The Roof was. It was quite loud, the fake butter on the tables, basically being "forced" to leave at 90 minutes, not having large deserts (cheesecakes etc) being precut, seeing people come in very casual attire, and having large bus groups come in all took away from the special experience we thought it would be.
My wife and I chose the roof restaurant ...
My wife and I chose the roof restaurant for our first anniversary 11 years ago. We have never picked another restaurant for our most important day each year. The service is great, the food is good, and the environment is perfect for intimate conversation. I recommend The Roof in SLC to everyone.
Make sure and ask them to place a bouquet of roses (at a little extra cost) at your table for your special someone if going for a date/anniversary!
We loved the food and our server was exc ...
We loved the food and our server was excellent. She was friendly and checked on us often, refilled our drinks without being asked and she was just great!
We come every year to the Roof for our anniversary. This was our 50th.
I liked it. My wife is allergic to Bell ...
I liked it. My wife is allergic to Bell Peppers and the chef Pedro told us that they usually garnish the dishes with peppers for looks. So my wife couldn't really eat all that she wanted. My only recommendation is that this is somehow portrayed to customers on the menu and also online. I would not have booked it had I known this.
We still had a good time and it was a great night. I just wish that my wife was able to eat the food and justify the cost of the bill.
The food was great. Neither myself nor ...
The food was great. Neither myself nor my date are heavy eaters, we could have gone to a much nicer restaurant for the price we paid here. It was a good one time thing - just to say I have been. I would not go again.
We have eaten at the roof many times. T ...
We have eaten at the roof many times. They changed the menu and price last year which was a great improvement. They changed the menu (and perhaps the chef) again this year - seems like they are trying to cheap everything.
They prime rib was carved paper thin because it was so tough - the flank stake was more tender. The chilled salmon tasted old and slimy. The salads were fine, the soups were very salty. They used to have very good clam chowder, but not any more. The dessert bar seemed to have fewer choices. Some of the dessert items were still frozen.
The bright spot was the service, mostly. We always go to this restaurant for our anniversary and they send us a coupon each year. I made reservations a week in advance and requested a window table. They called the day before to confirm the reservation and said they could not get us a window, but if we would like to come in 40 minutes earlier they would accommodate us - that was nice of them to do. After the meal we presented our server with our coupon when he brought the check. He took the coupon and said he would revise the check. He returned and said they could not find my email to which they had sent the coupon and would need approval from management for the coupon. That finally came, and the revised check was given to us. I was a little surprised to see that they had included an 18% tip in the check (there was just 2 of us) and the 18% was on the original amount. The original check had no tip included in the price. I always tip well, and our server earned it. But let me be the judge of how much I should tip. $18 on a $70 check actually is more like 25%. I paid the tip without comment at the time and thanked everyone on our way out.
All in all, not near the value for the money as before. At $42 plus drinks, it just isn't that good any more. It used to be, but now it really is more on par with Chuck-A-Rama except for the view. I bet you are thinking I won't go back; and you are right.
I loved loved loved it. Granted it was m ...
I loved loved loved it. Granted it was my first time there, and I am way to into fine dining.. haha But the experience and the service was incredible without a doubt. If I had the money I was going a lot more often! Keep up the good work!
I do have to say I was a little disappoi ...
I do have to say I was a little disappointed with my overall dining experience at The Roof. While dining, two HUGE bus tour groups arrived to dine. The groups were VERY noisy and loud and really took away the feeling I was anticipating. The piano playing, although very nice, was VERY loud. I wondered if the tour groups and the pianist were competing for attention. Finally, the food was not very good. I enjoy prime rib and the meat was very tough and not what I have enjoyed before with prime rib. Mash potatoes were not thick, they were a little runny. And the creme brulee was very poor. I most likely will not dine here in the future, which is sad, because I have such fond memories of past experiences. I would only recommend dining here for the views and historic meaning of the building.
Server was fantastic! We didn't appreci ...
Server was fantastic! We didn't appreciate the gratuity being added automatically, since we usually tip more, but realize many restaurants do this now. Always the best place to go for a special evening out. The variety of food cannot be beat. Very high end. The live piano music is lovely too. Thanks!
The first plate I grabbed for the "gourm ...
The first plate I grabbed for the "gourmet" buffet was dirty, cups were not much better. The piano was too loud. The food tasted like regular boring buffet food. It was decent, but it didn't have any wow factor. The restaurant itself looks a little old and worn out. The experience was not worth $45 a person. I would consider coming back here if there were major changes made.
A beautiful room with a great view of th ...
A beautiful room with a great view of the Temple. At sunset the towers are illuminated, which is lovely. The buffet supper was excellent - Fresh salmon and sweet, tender shrimp and fine prime rib. Yummy desserts! I loved the chocolate cake with mint layers. Just wish we could have had champagne with it!
This is without one of the most high end ...
This is without one of the most high end restaurants I frequent .
It is just one of those places that you want to treat yourself to, and be pampered.
Some of those may state that it is pricey, but you need to truly consider what you are paying for, as it is very reliable for what you are experiencing.
We went to the Roof for our anniversary ...
We went to the Roof for our anniversary and it was perfect! The food was delicious and the staff was super friendly. They even offered to take a picture of us :). I really
Enjoyed the privacy you have with your partner. There weren't any kids running around or babies crying which I think it's good if you're looking for something romantic. We'll definitely go again!
The Roof is the perfect location to cele ...
The Roof is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there a few days ago. The ambiance is wonderful, and the food was delicious and trendy yet comforting at the same time. The view of the Salt Lake Temple was impressive. Just a warning: at sunset, the blinds have to be lowered. I suggest going before or after sunset. It was packed on a Monday night. I'd recommend a reservation. We will dine here again!
We were dissatisfied on the price and th ...
We were dissatisfied on the price and the fact there was a buffet dinner big big big big big disappointment I went to ask my girlfriend's parents for her hand and I went for a disappointment no wine only sodas and tea
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