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.
HOLIDAY PRICING NOVEMBER 25 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2017
HOLIDAY PRICING - Adult $49.95, Vegetarian $35.00, Children 7-11 $20.00 Children 4-6 $10.00
Christmas and New Years Eve - Adult $59.95, Vegetarian $49.95, Children 7-11 $34.95, Children $24.95
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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
The Roof is THE restaurant for that spec ...
The Roof is THE restaurant for that special occasion. We went, again, for our anniversary. The food was excellent, as always. Everything we ate was delicious, fresh, and flavorful. The ham is like eating candy. Wow!! I could go on and on about the food, soup, salad, desserts, all of it. Fabulous. Our server, Ryland, was extremely professional and took care of our every need and was very attentive to our needs without being overbearing or nosy. He was excellent. The pianist was incredible. The variety of music she played helped create the perfect ambiance for our special occasion. We will be going back...just not soon enough!!
I knew little about the restaurant befor ...
I knew little about the restaurant before going in, and I've never been to a place that requires a reservation before. My date and I were surprised to hear the live pianist, mostly playing Disney tunes. The buffet had a wide selection of different styles of foods and many different desserts, and there was someone who personally sliced prime rib and ham. Most of the food was not much better to me in taste than Chuck-A-Rama, but this place is not entirely about the food anyway. My favorite food was the scallops and the meatballs.
They offer Lion House rolls which are passed out by the people who bus the tables and get drinks, and those rolls are always nice. I ordered a drink that was pomegranite-cranberry with sprite. The usual garnish is mint, but I requested a cranberry garnish instead. My date had the mango smoothie. Both drinks were delicious, though non-refillable. But you can order all the regular soda you want.
The ambiance and the view are the main reasons for this place, I think. Dimmed lighting, electric candles, and personal tables for two make for a romantic atmosphere which is highlighted with the scenery overlooking the LDS temple and capitol building. Beautiful in the dark of night, but going earlier in the day during Summer may be problematic since the sun would be shining directly on you regardless of your table.
Most everyone working there seemed very nice. Our busser hardly seemed cheerful, though. She was not rude, but it was apparent that she was just as pleased for us to not be there. Also keep in mind that generic gift cards like AMEX or VISA are not the most reliable here. I was told this when I handed the cards I had saved up to pay. My $20 card was fine, but my $50 card only went for $30 which was unfortunate; perhaps only $30 for any gift cards like these will work.
Went there for my girl's bday, which hap ...
Went there for my girl's bday, which happens to be New Year's Eve. We immediately felt overdressed when we were seated, even though they made sure we understood "no jeans or casual attire allowed" when I made the reservation. The place was loaded with tweens wearing beanies and skinny jeans. No order whatsoever...people cutting in line, yelling, etc. Had I known it was a buffet style, I wouldn't have bothered. I guess we should've known something wasn't right when we were reading over the menu outside in the lobby..."Filet Minion". Yes people, grammar actually does matter. All in all, it wasn't too bad if you're looking to go out for a buffet style meal. The view was really good, but it definitely wasn't worth my $130.00.....yes, 130.00. Wayyyyyyy too pricey for what we got.
We have gone to The Roof Restaurant 4 ye ...
We have gone to The Roof Restaurant 4 years in a row now for Our New Year's Eve celebration and dinner. Everything was perfect, except for the crab. The two crab bowls were empty when we arrived and then we needed to ask for more crab and finally it was placed out but then almost immediately it was gone again. Other patrons ate the crab so fast that the crab bowls were empty again. As you can guess I love crab and not much crab was consumed by our party because of the sparseness of the crab. Also, I think the portions of prime rib were cut too small. Other than that the night was great!
The Roof is a spectacular buffet overloo ...
The Roof is a spectacular buffet overlooking Temple Square that cannot disappoint. The food is great, the desserts are done of the best I've ever had. Quality, not just some sugared-up concoctions but crafted. The main dishes are always the best, freshest cuts cooked right. The atmosphere and view speak for themselves. Celebrating at the Roof is always a great idea.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Ro ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Roof restaurant at the top of Hotel Utah. The buffet was fantastic from the salads and appetizers, to the prime rib and king crab legs, to the delicious desserts. Servers were friendly and helpful, even taking pictures with the Mormon Temple in the background. We will return for this experience if we have future visits to SLC.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the p ...
As other reviewers have mentioned, the price is quite high for the quality of food. It was very delicious, though. $20 was an awful lot for a 7-year old who only ate a plate of pasta, a few shrimp and a dessert. The view is incredible, so that was worth a portion of the price tag. I would have expected it to be less crowded and hectic-feeling at the buffet, but there were a lot of people. I almost lost a bowl of hot soup to a child running under my arm. The service was great. All in all a good experience, but I think I'll go elsewhere next time if I plan to spend $350 on a night out.
Great experience as always. However, th ...
Great experience as always. However, the food wasn't as good this year. The Prime Rib was lacking, the medallions were not tender, the salads were so so.
The scampi was excellent along with the pork. Desserts were excellent as always.
This was our first time dinning at The R ...
This was our first time dinning at The Roof and we had a great time. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was so fun and perfect for our special occasion. We loved the live piano music and the view. My only complaint was I got full too quick and wish I could have tasted more of the beautiful food. There was such a wide selection at the buffet, it was incredibly difficult to choose what to sample. We loved it!
Enjoyed dinner, however, the portion siz ...
Enjoyed dinner, however, the portion sizes from the buffet (meats) were WAY to big for us. We felt like we were wasting food. Would have preferred smaller portions so we could enjoy everything. Crab was excellent (everyone else thought the same since we had to wait forever for a fresh plate to be brought out) worth it though. Live piano was nice but a bit loud so as to hear over all of the talking. You know trying to out do each other.
A bit pricey but good. We dressed nice but there were many guests wearing jeans and t shirts ( in the middle of winter?). All in all a fun experience though
The bacon wrapped beef medallions were s ...
The bacon wrapped beef medallions were so over cooked I could hardly cut through them. Had to wait too long for some items and when I went to the dessert bar there was hardly anything left. Shrimp scampie was very tasty.
When we arrived for our reservation the ...
When we arrived for our reservation the Matre-de' would not seat us because he said we only had a reservation for 2 people. After about 15 minutes he came up with a table for 4 but it was not in view of the Temple grounds which we had requested. Also, he was rather snippy about the whole situation (wanted a tip???).
The food was only marginal...very fatty prime rib...it was recommended by our waiter to try the mini-steaks wrapped in bacon, but the serving bowl was always empty when I tried to get some.
In general the service and food at The Roof has deteriorated over the past 3 t0 4 years we have been attending. We will search for another place in SLC for dining...The experience is not worth the money or trouble.
We have made this a tradition for years. ...
We have made this a tradition for years. There was not much food in the buffet and once it was gone.....the food wasn't replenished.
Our servers were busy with a big party so we didn't see them much however they were nice.
Overpriced food we felt and will be looking for a new tradition unfortunately....
We had an excellent view of the capital ...
We had an excellent view of the capital and temple square. The food was very good, the piano music was excellent, the deserts were decadent. The service was pretty good. The holiday buffet included shrimp and crab legs.
I have been to The Roof a number of time ...
I have been to The Roof a number of times over the past 15 years (at least annually). With rare exception, the food is always of exceptional quality (my last visit Dec '16, the beef medallions were rather tough). The service staff has always been very good to usually superior.
This last time, we were seated next to the piano (didn't know this until we were shown to our table). If you are dining alone, it would be wonderful. However, it is loud enough, that table conversation is a nuisance to share, without being loud.
My only complaint about The Roof, is the cost. I fully recognize that high-end dining will have a higher price tag, due to quality of the food and the experience of the staff. It does however feel like it is overpriced.
I would love to see the discounted price, Saturday lunch buffet return.
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