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
Food was good as usual. The selection at ...
Food was good as usual. The selection at the warm area was as good as I've had. (Although the seafood cakes were really fishy)
The selection of deserts was way down. It wasn't super busy so I'm guessing that might have been the reason. They had the most popular ones. And they were all delicious.
In the end the food was good and the view was the best you can have during the holidays.
We have come several years to celebrate ...
We have come several years to celebrate our anniversary. This year the food was very disappointing. Rolls were cold, shrimp was waterlogged, crab was dry, bacon wrapped medallions were raw and cold, soup was cold, fish was very strong fishy odor. Better food at Chuck a Rama and for much less. About the only thing that was good were the desserts. There were plenty of seats in front of windows and we were seated away from windows and no one ever filled those seats while we were there for 90 mins. Waiter was delightful.
Although we had reservations for 5pm we ...
Although we had reservations for 5pm we were not seated until nearly 5:30 which was a little frustrating. The aisles were a little narrow but people were courteous so it wasn't too big of a problem. I was disappointed we could get neither cocktails nor coffee, yes we understand the city and it's location, but depending on our guests, we may choose another restaurant over this one for that reason. With that said, this was still a great restaurant, the view, the service, and, of course the food, were all excellent.
Prime Rib is never rare enough. Many fr ...
Prime Rib is never rare enough. Many friends have told me that is their biggest reason they do not go. IF you enjoy rare Prime Rib this is not the place. Enjoyed the crab legs though. Desserts are lacking in flavor. All of the women in our group (7) said the same thing. Chocolates were not chocolate tasting except for the mousse. Cheesecake was not tasty. Disappointed overall in the desserts.
We told the servers that all the meat wa ...
We told the servers that all the meat was all over cooked to the point of being to hard to cut.
They just laughed.
We told the servers that the carrot cake was dry like a biscuit.
The servers all laughed.
We told the servers we need to leave and take the food to our dog.
The servers stopped laughing.
Food is very good. It is pricey especia ...
Food is very good. It is pricey especially considering it's a buffet. we go because if ambiance mainly. I found a hair in mt articoke and showed my server. While I understand it wasn't anyone's "fault" I would think there shoukd have been an adjustment. Obviosly I didn't enjoy "eating" after that happened.
I was so disappointed in our dinner; fir ...
I was so disappointed in our dinner; first of all the entrée choices as I prefer white meat and the only options were beef, beef, fish and stuffed peppers. The veggies were cold and so were the potatoes. That's not the issue I had a tray for empty dishes behind my head and it was annoying to see it filling up with dirty plates and silverware. My worst part was almost immediately after dinner I had to rush to ladies restroom; I had extreme cramps and chills which lasted for about 4 hours following dinner; my husband experienced the same but not to same extent as me. I thought the seasonal bouquet was OK but could have been a little nicer, most of my flowers are already dead.
Went there for our anniversary. Loved t ...
Went there for our anniversary. Loved the prime rib - wish you got a thicker slice but you can always go back for seconds or thirds or more. Good selection of proteins and also carbs. French Onion soup was a bit salty - had reduced down sitting in the warming tray. The desserts were to die for - they were some of the best desserts I have tasted. The bread pudding was especially good and the little dishes of creme brulee were really good. There was a piano player who played the songs I requested including a Metallica song (Nothing Else Matters). She also played a Journey song for us. It was a mopst memorable evening. Oh, and I forgot to mention, if you are LDS the view is unforgettable - if you are not LDS the view is really interesting.
We had a generally good time at dinner. ...
We had a generally good time at dinner. While I'd continue to recommend The Roof for a pleasant dinning experience, I would add the caviat that the food was just average. Our reservation was for 8pm and by the time we got there most all of the buffet items had been thoroughly picked through. The kitchen staff we also slow to refresh the various trays, if at all. We were informed by our waitress that there was a fresh cheese selection newly added to the menu but when we went up to the buffet there was little if any cheese selection left. All in all it was an ok dining experience, quite honestly the desert selection was probably the best part of the menu. But for a special occasion or for fine dining i would have expected more.
Lindsi was our waitress and was kind and ...
Lindsi was our waitress and was kind and very professional. WE had taken my mother out for her 84th birthday and from assistance with photographs to the hug she gave Lindsi after we finished dining, dinner was picture perfect. Food was awesome as well!
The view was amazing, depending on where ...
The view was amazing, depending on where you sit and the live piano music was nice although a touch loud depending on where you were at in the restaurant. My only concern was the price for what you get is a little steep. 42 bucks a person was not worth the amount/type of food served. Called gourmet buffet, but I've seen the same selections at a Chuck o' Rama. Very nice for a date though if you are looking to go somewhere for an anniversary dinner or a date night with a nice view and that upscale scene. I only gave it a 3 overall because of the food because it is a restaurant after all and I am there to eat. The device and view don't fill my stomach.
One of the reasons you go to the Roof Re ...
One of the reasons you go to the Roof Restaurant is for the view of the Salt Lake Temple. We were given a table in a corner, with no view at all. We were told that we should have made the reservation 4 to 6 months ago to ensure that we would have a good table location. When you pay that kind of money for an evening out, you expect a lot more.
We went to the roof to celebrate our 16t ...
We went to the roof to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent and there was a wide variety to choose from. Waiters and staff were friendly. It wasn't crowded (probably because we came on election night). The piano music was very nice, although if you are sitting too close to it, you have a hard time communicating with the people in your party. Cost of the meal prohibits this from being more of a regular experience, but something that has to be reserved for special occasions.
The food was very good indeed. We didn' ...
The food was very good indeed. We didn't go there just for the food though, oh no. We went there because it seemed to be the best and most memorable place we could take our mother for her 80th birthday in Utah. The whole experience of just being there at such a accommodating restaurant was a wonderful moment to cherish for ever. Thank you The Roof Restaurant.
We liked the view and the food was very ...
We liked the view and the food was very nicely done and tasted really good.
The people who greet you though, were not very friendly. I saw another couple come out muttering that they were "so uppity." I can see why the comment.
Loved the view too! We really loved the pianist, but it was too loud to talk easily.
I think it is a great location and a bea ...
I think it is a great location and a beautiful view of Temple Square. It was a great evening to spend for my wife's birthday. I feel it is a little overpriced for some people that are not big eaters. I guess if you eat a lot of food then it pays off but not for those of us that are not large eaters.
While attending a genealogy conference t ...
While attending a genealogy conference two friends and I greatly enjoyed a special dinner at The Roof. The service was impeccable! And, the food was excellently prepared and presented. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our experience and would definitely go back and recommend it to others.
We brought business associates from out ...
We brought business associates from out of town for a uniquely Utah experience. The view was fabulous and the buffet setting was ideal to cater to each individual's tastes and food requirements. The food was delicious and well prepared and presented and the dessert bar was out of this world!
Hubby and I were in town for a romantic ...
Hubby and I were in town for a romantic getaway. We have always wanted to eat here, but always have a gaggle of kids with us. This was our turn!! It didn't disappoint!
Best evening in a long time.
not to convenient or easy to get a reser ...
not to convenient or easy to get a reservation. Called twice left messages nobody called me in 24 hours.
Finally I went on line and made a reservation. After the reservation is made you are oblige to provide CC information. Only after that they tell you the cancellation rules and other rules that apply. Really? Have you ever been to NY, Paris, Santiago Chile, or Buenos Aires? It is quite different.
The food is abundant, well presented until you get to the meat choices. Portions are ridiculous.
View was amazing, probably the best view of the city from a restaurant.
I would give it another try. I promise.
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