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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.
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 Roof is amazing! The food is wonderful, from the prime rib to the soups, sides, salads and desserts. It is a gourmet buffet! My wife and I were in Salt Lake visiting family and made a point of visiting The Roof - it is our all time favorite restaurant! We loved the live piano music too!
Very nice inside, great view. Expectation of the food experience was high and did not come close to meeting up. "Good" buffet . With a better expectation, would have appreciated more. We'd pick the more casual restaurant next door next time. (Not a surprise in SLC, but no wine)
I love coming to The Roof for special occasions. I have a dining card so we get $25 off for birthdays. The food is wonderful although I usually don't get the special dishes but only the prime rib. My daughter loves everything , however. I was not happy about being charged extra for the gratuity. I know why you do this but I always tip on the full amount before the discount. I put part of my meal on a gift card and part on a visa. I was charged 18% on my full meal and then charged again on the $25 that I put on the card which came to $19 on two meals at $42 a piece. I also bought flowers and don't see why a tip was charged on those. The service was good but not that good. Thanks.
Interesting setting- operated by Mormon Church. Staff couldn't be nicer. Food was good and plentiful and varied and served buffet style. Very good but uninspired. Prefix price was reasonable. Given setting, no alcohol or coffee available. It's what you would expect from a high-end Mormon establishment. Views at sunset were magnificent.
The atmosphere and service were impeccable! I wish more restaurants had this level of service and beautiful atmosphere. But that being said, the food was just okay. It looked really yummy and very professionally plated but the taste itself was nothing to write home about. I'd be willing to try it again in a few years but for the high price $$$$$$$ I wish the food was worth it. You're definitely paying for the fine dining experience and the view of the temple, but again food was not worth that kind of money.
I was excited to make a reservation at The Roof. I didn't check prices before going, not realizing it would be $40/person. It was definitely not worth it. The food was good, but not THAT good. The waiter we had was wonderful, though. The live piano music was a nice touch, too. We probably won't be back.
Chuck-a-rama has better food. The food was so disappointingly mediocre my daughter skipped the entrees altogether and I didn't finish mine. The desserts were nice but certainly don't deserve the title best dessert bar in Salt Lake. You're billed extra for the view. Not worth it. I've wanted to eat there for so long and was really disappointed in the food. I wouldn't recommend this as fine dining, ever and there have to be better buffets in Salt Lake. If you want a nice view, be prepared to shell out a lot of dough for that view. I will never go back.
We came for my husband's birthday as we have done in the past. It is a wonderful dining experience although we were a little disappointed that the prices had gone up again since his last birthday! Good food and great atmosphere, but a little pricey. Don't know if we can do it again.
We held our 40th anniversary dinner with our five children and their spouses in the library room. Jan and Forrest served us and went beyond anything we could have expected. It was a special dinner with delicious food, great environment, and a night we will always remember. We gave our daughters each an heirloom ring and the families a special book. Thank you for such a great establishment. I highly recommend the Roof.
My daughter and I's experience at the Roof was fabulous. At the time our reservation was made, we had requested a view of the salt lake temple which was honored. The ambiance was relaxing and provided us the opportunity to strengthen our relationship. The food was delicious. Our favorite salad was the sweet potato and apple salad which we hope to try to make ourselves. I had the shrimp bisque. It was creamy, well seasoned, and ended with a slight kick. Not spicy, but a delicious finish. There were many things to choose from for the entrees. We tried most of them. We both agreed that our favorite was the chicken cordon blue in the Alfredo sauce. It was delicious. If you love desserts, make sure to visit both dessert tables. There are over twenty feet of tasty, delightful sweet treats.
The Waite staff was knowledgeable of the menu and offered personal recommendations, which were welcomed. They were helpful in identifying gluten free items on the menu.
The buffet was delicious. There was a wide variety of options and the desserts were to die for. We tried one of each. The price was a little more than just a night out, $42 an adult (soft drink included but not specialty drinks), for just me and my wife it cost us a little over $120 with tip. But the Atmosphere more than made up for the price: live piano music, absolutely amazing view, and personal touches. We'll go back. Again and again.
Very nice view of temple square. Nice ambience. The night we were there a huge tourist group arrived making the lines impossible. I overheard many tourist express disappointment that their was no alcohol. Someone should have book them somewhere else. Try to go when it's not packed with old people. The piano player should practice before performing - distracting to the ambience. The Food is good with a large variety. You have to serve yourself but are required to pay 18% gratuity. I told my grandchildren they would find something to eat that would be more tasty than anything they had ever eating. That proved untrue for them and myself.
The view was great. The food selection was poor. For instance, the salad bar included lettuce, croutons, mixed vegetables, and dressing.
The other issue I had was the chaos. You can go through the line from either direction. At a price of $100 for two make it organized.
The dessert selection was amazing.
We had a great table with an unobstructed view of the temple. The food was quite good with ample selections though a bit pricey. The service for the most part was very good. I would not rush back but I would not be opposed to going with someone that wanted the experience.
With views of the Salt Lake Temple, and the sun going down, this is a place to take your significant other for a romantic evening. There were some families there with younger children, but The Roof is mainly set up for couples, or smaller group seating (4-6 people per table). If nothing else, just come for the desserts! There is no lack of them! Everything from basic strawberries with whipped cream to chocolate mint ganache torte.
There is also a live piano player that adds to the nice romantic atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back when we make it back to Salt Lake City!
My experience was similar to others that have been left. Food was OK, servers were nice, but I saw them only one time, and had to flag someone down to refill drinks. Big negative, was the windows were so dirty, we couldn't even get a good view of the temple, nor take a decent picture. Pretty expensive for what you get. Fine for a one in a few years experience.
We have come to The Roof for our anniversary dinner for a number of years. We were very disappointed this time. The piano music has always been a highlight, but this time the pianist played very loudly. Instead of playing classical music and some movie and Broadway tunes, he played a lot of jazz music. He is a very good pianist, but his music was not appropriate in this setting. In an expensive restaurant, we expected quiet background music, not a loud concert. We could not even speak to each other because the music was so loud. We were also disappointed in some of the food. We were given a very thin slice of prime rib, and it was not very flavorful. The chicken cordon bleu was bland, and the carrot cake was dry. The tartar sauce for the cold salmon was very plain and tasted almost like straight mayonnaise.
A beautiful walk through the historic building to the elevator is the beginning of an elegant dining experience with views from the 10th floor, a courteous staff, and delicious buffet-style food, including a fish which we had never heard of, served in roulettes, that was exceptionally tasty.