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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 24 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2018
HOLIDAY PRICING - Adult $49.95, Vegetarian $35.00, Children 7-11 $20.00 Children 4-6 $10.00
Christmas 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.
Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Private dining rooms to compliment The Roof Restaurant are also located in the historic downtown Joseph Smith Memorial Building. The location, elegant atmosphere and neo-gothic architecture make the Joseph Smith Memorial Building a premier location for any event.
The Roof Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The people (our server, hostess, meat handlers etc.) were all very kind. We were placed by the window, which was wonderful since we were celebrating our anniversary. The piano music was calming. The temple view was magnificent. It was a wonderful evening. Thank you!
We love The Roof. This occasion the piano was nice but played very loud. We had a hard time having conversation. Also, we did have to wait too long to have our drinks refilled. Lastly, I personally would enjoy more hot vegetables. Cold artichoke salad is not that appealing to me.
You go there for the view and ambiance. The rather good food is a bonus. And, if you have a good appetite, this might be one of the best bargains in Salt Lake City. No alcohol, tea or coffee doesn't really detract from the experience. This was a worthy choice.
My wife and I were in town for a conference. We took a city tour and the guide recommended sunset dinner at the Rooftop. We had a great time and a wonderful view. The food was good, nice variety. My wife appreciated the GF signs on the food. (She didn't see any signs on the desserts though, minor deduction since all looked delicious).
The. best view in the city of the temple and sunset is at this restaurant. It was simply amazing. The food on the other hand was the worst by far I've ever had. It was terrible. Especially for $40 per person. At that price, I expected something that would at least be decent. The rolls tasted like they just bought a bunch of prebaked rolls and just warmed them up. The chicken florentine seemed as if they bought it from Walmart from the frozen food section. And don't get me started on the "mashed potatoes". How the heck do you mess up mashed potatoes. They had the consistency of grits, which I've never seen before. I beg you, please don't go here if you're hungry. But if you're new to town and would love to see the temple and sunset with the best view, it's the perfect place to be. I ended up spending $140 on that terrible food for my birthday girl and I.
It was our second time to eat there, we enjoyed it both, times, the flank steak was a bit chewy...but everything else was fabulous..."Pina Colada Fish" was the best, the Prime Rib was perfect, & the BBQ Ribs were Smokin'...We just were married and it was a Great Honeymoon Dinner...The service was 5 Star, we will be making it a return visit on All Special Events...
I loved the feel of the restaurant. Everything is beautiful and well thought-out. The view, of course, is amazing, and the servers are friendly. The food tastes like good, homemade, real food. The Oreo white chocolate mousse cake was my favorite. It is a buffet, not what I had expected when I first heard of the Roof. But the best part is the live piano music-it's familiar, beautifully arranged and excellently played.
Overall I would come here again but not really for the food. I wasn't really impressed, the food was not bad, but it wasn't amazing. The restaurant ambience and the views ARE AMAZING!!! I would say the price is worth the views and the service. The service was incredible, my friends and I had a table on the second tier and our waiter came and offered us a window table as soon as one opened up! They have a piano player and he was great. He even took song requests. It was a great experience overall
We were very excited to have a nice evening with delicious food and a great atmosphere. We were shocked and very disappointed to find that the food didn't have flavo, none of the food was homemade (it tasted processed, like food in a cafeteria), the rolls were stale, and the service was slow. We waited for our check for 30 minutes after our waiter said he would bring it right out. He must have forgotten because we still had to remind him to bring it to us.
The only thing we enjoyed was the view. Half way through the meal they closed the shades and the view was gone, and everyone was upset about it.
They are plenty of options for delicious food in Salt Lake City. We will not be returning.
The buffet runs $42 a person. There were two types of salmon that were tasty, prime rim cooked perfectly, all you can eat on everything, jumbo shrimp, many fun desserts and if you want drinks other than water you pay for those on top of the buffet price. The atmosphere is nice with a pretty view. I, however, do not feel it is worth the price. For the same price I could go to Texas Roadhouse, Spaghetti Factory, or Outback Steakhouse three times and be just as satisfied by the time I left. So if you want all you can eat Salmon and Shrimp and want the peaceful atmosphere then and have money to burn then this is a great place. If you like going out but saving money then you'll want to look elsewhere.
Last minute anniversary reservation. Hostess greeted with 'jappy anniversary " seated at the best table in the house. Impressed my wife. This restaurant jyst became one of our traditions. Prime rib was incredible and this is coment is from a butcher with 25 yrs exp.
this restaurant probably has the best view in all of Salt Lake! It is a buffet so there are lots of options, which is nice. Being run by the Mormons, there is no alcohol or coffee served here, so if you can go without that for an evening I feel it was worth the visit to get the full Salt Lake City experience.
Beautiful view of temple square, although they had the shades down because of the setting sun, so you could see a bit of a silhouette while eating, but if you wanted a clear view, you had to go to the observation deck area outside the restaurant. Great live piano player. Good selection of food--buffet style. The food was decent, but nothin extremely special. I recommend the restaurant for the views and ambience. Good for celebrating something. If you're looking for something more casual, I'd recommend the Garden restaurant across the hallway from here.
This was not my first time visiting The Roof; my husband really enjoys coming here. For me it's pretty good but I'm not in love I ended up having a pit left in my olive and it was one of my first bites of the evening. It caused such pain to a tooth that I didn't eat anything else but a chocolate custard the rest of the meal while my husband enjoyed visit after visit back to the buffet.
Upon reaching out to the hospitality office they have been helpful in resolution of the experience. Hopefully the next time will be better.
Nice restaurant, good service, good food, good buffet, great view. We went to celebrate a wedding anniversary and birthday and they didn't do anything special for us. We also did not realize it was a dry restaurant and they didn't even serve coffee with dessert. We were in town visiting and wanted to see the temple and memorial building. Just didn't think it through as to what that would entail.
Overall, the food was good. Not many options for vegetarians, but didn't leave hungry. Was not aware that this restaurant did not serve alcohol, coffee or regular tea (from out of town and not Mormon), so that was a little disappointing. Obviously not the restaurant's fault, just a good to know for anyone or of town. Service was outstanding, though!
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