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, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
The Roof Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
Sat right next to the window facing the ...
Sat right next to the window facing the gorgeous sunset and Temple Square. Piano playing, ambiance , and lighting was fantastic which really set the mood. $42 buffet is a little on the pricey side, would lower to $30 instead. The food and desserts were good, but the prime rib was hands down the best. Exceptional service from Allie the waitress. Would highly recommend to anyone taking a special someone for a very special evening. Thanks for a wonderful time.
The Roof was awesome! We went for our th ...
The Roof was awesome! We went for our third anniversary and were very pleased with the quality and variety of the food. We were also surprised by the wonderful service we were provided. This restaurant is a buffet, but our server was available to help us at all times. She was absolutely wonderful. This was the best service we have ever received, and our server didn't even really "serve" us. It was great. We would absolutely recommend this restaurant to others and certainly plan to come back (in a few years...this place is pricey, man!).
We scheduled the Roof Restuarant to cele ...
We scheduled the Roof Restuarant to celebrate our anniversary. It provides a wonderful view of the Salt Lake Temple and valley to the west and north. The food is OK but nothing to write home about and the highlight of the meal is dessert with 20 or so options. I would suggest that if you make a reservation online that you call ahead anyway if it's a special occasion we requested a window seat and told them in the comments that it was our anniversary, but were seated in the back away from the window so the view while still OK could have been much better.
I was taken back by the sign that greete ...
I was taken back by the sign that greeted us, saying we had a 90 minute table limit. Who does that? I did not feel welcome. The piano was loud, but good. The food was ok. The menu outside, said they were serving lamb. But when asked where the lamb was, they told me they didn't have it that night and that at the last minute it was substituted for ribs... (Ribs were also shown on the menu) Overall, the view made up for a lot, but everything else was just very average...
Was very disappointed with the food and ...
Was very disappointed with the food and atmosphere. I was planning on proposing to my wife at a fancy restaurant and half way through a huge tourist group came in that was poorly dressed and very loud. I couldn't find a good time to propose between us complaining about the food, kids running around or the loud tourist blowing there nose and raising their voices to talk. A horrible atmosphere and not the best food they will never have my business again.
My husband and I were married in the Sal ...
My husband and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple a year ago. We wanted to go to the Roof to celebrate our anniversary and we asked before hand if we could sit right next to the window to look at the beautiful temple. Not only did they fulfill our request, but they even gave us a happy anniversary sign that we had displayed on our table. The food is to die for; we ate so much! Perfect romantic setting! Love it!!
I love the roof! I was a bit disappo ...
I love the roof! I was a bit disappointed in the food though. The mashed potatoes were a little dry and not very creamy like they have been in the past . Also the rolls were really dry, I was really hoping for a soft roll. I hope these things can change!
Every time we have been to the Roof it h ...
Every time we have been to the Roof it has been a wonderful experience. The live piano music is most delightful and the service is wonderful. The food is very well done with plenty to eat. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
The Roof is one of our favorite places t ...
The Roof is one of our favorite places to dine, although we can only afford to dine there once in a great while and for a special occasion. The service and food are outstanding and the view of the temple and surrounding area cannot be beat.
I was disappointed. It was a beautiful v ...
I was disappointed. It was a beautiful view and the food was prepared beautifully. The music was nice. The service was very good. However, I just thought it was REALLY expensive for what you actually got. The food was good, but not great. I doubt I will go back. Especially not for that price.
The Roof Restaurant is fantastic! I took ...
The Roof Restaurant is fantastic! I took my wife their for our wedding anniversary. You cannot beat the view of Temple Square, the incredible tasting food, and the extraordinary piano accompaniment throughout your meal. I don't always go to fancy restaurants, but this one has high class, reasonable pricing, and an extraordinary environment. A must go!
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.
For the price I paid, I'd rather eat at ...
For the price I paid, I'd rather eat at Rodizio for double the number of people, great ambiance, and lots of food choices. The salad bar needs to be improved. The dessert bar was great but needs to be relocated somewhere else away from the walkway. The main menu was delicious. The view to the Temple was memorable.
We went to the restaurant for our 20 yea ...
We went to the restaurant for our 20 year anniversary. We don't have a lot of money and are stretched so tight we feel like we'll burst at any minute. But to celebrate 20 years we thought it would be worth it to splurge and revisit what used to be our favorite romantic spot. It is still a very romantic and enjoyable atmosphere. The ambiance was great and the piano player was excellent. The server was attentive and quick to serve and clear as needed. Our problem was the food. Almost five years ago, we made a change to NON-GMO / Organic sourced foods. We didn't change what we ate really, just how we sourced our food. I don't know if that played into it, but the food was a huge disappointment. The shrimp was good, the prime rib enjoyable. However the Chicken Cordon Bleu was bland and dry, the beef medallions overcooked and tasteless and that was the case for most of the entrees we tried. The desserts were the biggest disappointment of all. They tasted artificial, like they came out of a box or were made with cream or egg substitute. The lone reprieve was the bread pudding. Not great, but enjoyable. It is the first time in our twenty years of marriage that we truly felt like we had thrown our money away for our anniversary. We will not be returning anytime soon.
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!!
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