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 Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
The Roof Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I really loved our dinning experience at ...
I really loved our dinning experience at the Roof Restaurant. The food was awesome. They helped me provide AWESOME Red Roses for my wife, and gave us a very nice table with a view of the Temple. It is worth the price for the food and the environment. The service was great, kept our drinks full, and the staff was very nice!
The best and most upscale buffet in the ...
The best and most upscale buffet in the Salt Lake City area. The food is fresh with a good variety of choices and tastes. The food is prepared and seasoned well. Slightly pricey but is good for the special occasion.
We needed a very special place to take a ...
We needed a very special place to take a couple visiting from Norway to show them the town and to give them the best meal that we could find. They were always very kind to us when we visited them in their country. They were very impressed, to say the least. The atmosphere was perfect, and the servers were wonderful, especially Jordan.
The pepperpcorn steak did not have any p ...
The pepperpcorn steak did not have any peppercorns and tasted like typical beef.
I have a much better recipe for bread pudding...straight from the New Orleans School of Cooking.
The crème brulée was caramel when it should have been vanilla. Yuck. My lemon crème brulée from Bon Apetit magazine is ten times better!
We have been coming here for years for o ...
We have been coming here for years for our anniversary. This time was a very special anniversary as it was our 40th! We were both very surprised at the decline in the quality of the food this year! It made our time there very non-memorable!! We will not be back again! It makes us very sad as it was our "go to place" for this special occasion! The Temple was so very beautiful but the piano player was way to loud and the food..well let's just say it was terrible!!
The food was good, but not the best. To ...
The food was good, but not the best. To best get your money's worth, stick with the desserts. The main entrees were better quality than a regular all-you-can-eat buffet, but it did have similar tastes and quality to those of Tucanos. Overall good experience. The in-house piano player helped create a more atmospheric dining experience. I would rather go to Tucanos and receive same/better quality of food for half the price.
We were a bit disappointed when we arriv ...
We were a bit disappointed when we arrived. The girl who was seating people disappeared and we waited longer than we ever have. Service at our table seemed slow, but the servers were pleasant.
Piano music really needs to be toned down a little. We were sitting 2 tables away and found it hard to carry on a normal conversation with the two of us.
I have always loved eating at the Roof R ...
I have always loved eating at the Roof Restaurant. The view of the Temple and downtown Salt Lake City is amazing. Great photo-op for those who love sunsets. The music from the pianist was beautiful and I knew every number she played! The staff are friendly and very professional. My only complaint was that the waitresses kept taking our plates away before we were finished eating. It happened several times. I have noticed this in other restaurants. I find it very annoying. I think they should ask if we are done before taking out plate. But, I still give the restaurant a 10!
This restaurant has such potential. The ...
This restaurant has such potential. The view is fantastic and the piano playing was nice. The desserts were delicious. I wish the food was better quality. I didn't find myself saying "wow, that was good" or even wanting seconds on any particular item. The salmon and shrimp had no flavor, seemed bland. This restaurant is location, location, location, and desserts. I really hope they will improve the food. I would really like to return some time and have the food improved upon. I'd even be happy to come back and critique. There is such potential and I hope The Rood takes the time and money to improve it.
We have dined at The Roof many times and ...
We have dined at The Roof many times and, sadly, feel the quality of the food is not what it used to be. The stock for the French Onion soup was incredibly salty, there were fewer salad bar items, the chicken dish was bland and the desserts were mediocre (flan was bland and the lemon bars tasted more of almond than lemon). Our favorite was the caramel bread pudding. For such a high price, it's difficult to not expect excellent food. We love the location, the service and the atmosphere, but wish the food was better. This is such a lovely restaurant, capable of top notch food. Please keep it somewhere we can count on for excellent food!
The buffet was very good. The prime rib ...
The buffet was very good. The prime rib and ham were excellent. Nice variety of salads plus fruit and veggies. Pay attention when it says it's hot as it will be spicy. Really like the cocktail sauce for the shrimp.
I have been going to the Rooftop Restaur ...
I have been going to the Rooftop Restaurant for the past 25 years. The last occasion was 1 years ago and dinner was around $30 each. It was a special occasion, and the view of the Temple/Capitol was nice; however, it was at the top of my budget. I made a reservation again just a week ago; a college chum was visiting from the Netherlands. The food this time was good, but nothing really special like I remembered. My sticker shock came with the $96 bill. I realized we were paying for the view, because the meal did not reflect the dinner's cost.
The view was absolutely stunning, and a ...
The view was absolutely stunning, and a perfect way to celebrate our wedding. That being said, the food was good but the number of choices seemed to lack a little bit considering the price. Our server was great when she came around which was far in few between. Overall the experience was awesome and memorable but definitely one of those restaurants that is a once a year, very special occasion type of scenarios.
I've read many reviews from different w ...
I've read many reviews from different websites about the Roof. They all talked about how the service was great but the food did not live to its name, price or objective of the "fine dine" experience. I wanted to try it out for myself... Honestly speaking after experiencing it myself, I love the service, place, view, but not the food. I would consider hiring another chef with a different menu. I honeslty felt like I just paid for the view.
The environment and Temple view were spe ...
The environment and Temple view were spectacular and all of the staff we had contact with were very friendly. However the majority of the food was mediocre at best, with the exception of the ham which was excellent. I do not think the food quality is worth the price paid per plate.
If you're looking for a restaurant with ...
If you're looking for a restaurant with a view, this is your place. It was all about the ambiance. Great service, very attentive staff. Went for an anniversary dinner date and wouldn't mind going back for a special occasion. The food was just fine, but pretty pricey. Great selection of desserts to choose from.
Not as good as it used to be
We went as a family to celebrate a special occasion. We make it a point to go to The Roof when we have special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, etc. In the past the food and service has been wonderful, making it a very special place to celebrate. This visit the service was excellent as usual, but the food has gone downhill. The taste just wasn't there as in the past. Some of the food was blah, the meat in two out of four meat dishes was tough and hard to cut with the knife. The spicy peanut sauce was not spicy. We love their crème brulee, but the sugar topping was inconsistent, some not toasted, some just right and some burned. Desserts look great but flavor was missing on some. Several members of our party stated that they were very disappointed compared to previous visits.
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