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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 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: (801) 539-1911
Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
The Roof Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Celebrating our 39th anniversary. Beautiful view of the Salt Lake temple where we were married. The food was delicious with a wide variety to choose from. The pianist was talented, tasteful and entertaining. Our server was friendly and attentive. A fabulous experience.
I liked it! Awesome view, the food didn't blow me away and it wasn't anything I couldn't find at Tucano's or, frankly, Chuck-A-Rama (apart from a couple of specialty dishes - soups, and creme brule for desserts).
You pay $100 at least, when you add up a couple of drinks, tax, and tip. Go in knowing that.
Definitely worth doing once though!
I have'nt been to the Roof in a couple years and this trip was just as good as I remembered. The variety of choices was excellent and they all tasted great. The service was on point and friendly and the piano player was wonderful and takes requests! We will be back!
The food was great! The music was the best. The young man who played the piano was very talented! The service was outstanding! They catered to us so well. We made a reservation for two and ended up with three the last minute and when we arrived they made room for us without showing us that it had inconvenienced them at all. We will come again and encourage anyone looking for a nice evening to try it out!
The overall experience was alright. The food was not worth the price you pay. We paid about $115 with the 20% tip and felt it WS way overpriced. The view is amazing, and the service is excellent. The waiters are very professional and the live pianist is a nice addition to the experience but the food wasn't amazing. I wouldn't go back if I had to pay for it myself, nor would I recommend a friend for this price. If it was half the cost I would probably go back but definitely not for $100.
The Roof is a beautiful restaurant, with a phenomenal view. The ambiance is lovely with a live pianist. That being said, the food options were not plentiful. I don't eat meat other than poultry. There was one option, which was gone both times I went to get it. The salad was a basic salad, though it looked like it was a salad bar. The options for dressing were ranch and blue cheese, neither of which my husband likes. If you were a meat eater this would be perfect, for someone that doesn't each much meat, not so much. I don't regret going, it was lovely, but I will probably go across the hall to the garden in the future. It was a little pricey for what I actually ate.
We came for my daughter's birthday. We enjoyed the view and were able to enjoy our groups conversation. We enjoyed the buffet and went back and sampled most everything. We all loved the Prime Rib with the horseradish sauce. Both were prepared just the way we like it. We thought most all the food was delicious! The pianist played Happy Birthday as they served birthday ice cream to her. We will be going back, the Roof is a family favorite.
To eat at the Rooftop you pay about $50 a plate, what do you get for that much? Fabulous service, beautiful vistas, and elegant piano music but that's it. In all honesty the food wasn't THAT great. Yes it's a buffet and you can eat all you want but it wasn't fabulous. The mashed potatoes are made from flakes, and all the sauces and soups taste prepackaged. Is it too harsh of me to say glorified cafeteria food? But everything else was great!!
We had heard for years, the Rooftop was a wonderful restaurant for a romantic dinner. Unfortunately, it did not live up to its reputation.
At $42 a person, you pay mostly for the view and ambiance. The food was just ok. It is a buffet not any better than a typical salad bar. For example, the ham at the carving station was horribly salty, the sweet and sour meatballs tasted like they were frozen and the desserts tasted store bought. Definitely not worth the cost. The best part of the entire dinner were the rolls.
Although the service was excellent and the view was beautiful, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food just does not taste of quality.
The food was high quality, but a bit lacking in selection. Go to the salad wall, and there was no regular salad. Just pastas and such. Dessert bar was great. Rolls are awesome. The view is spectacular. The price is a bit high for the food, but it is what it is. You're paying for the overall. I wouldn't do it every week. But once a year seems alright.
We booked the reservation based on the high number of gluten free options on the menu. We were disappointed to learn upon arrival that only the buffet was available.
For a restaurant that obviously caters to gluten free dining I was very disappointed that GF bread was not available. Also there is no reason that the clam chowder could not be GF. Finally, the GF desserts were terrible! With the 30 regular desserts-- a chocolate flourless cake would have been nice. Carrot cake with GF flour? To just have mousse or creme brûlée is disappointing.
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