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Aristo's
Aristo's

Aristo's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aristosslc.com
  • Phone: (801) 581-0888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Aristides Boutsikakis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Let Aristo's cater your next event; offering everything from party trays to full service dining up to 400 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Aristo's can accommodate groups of 20 - 130 for private functions. Please contact management for further information.
  • Private Party Contact: Aristo (801) 581-0888

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 200 South and 300 South
  • Public Transit: UTA Trax University station is located one block east of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: While there are parking stalls on 1300 East available for use, limited parking is also available behind the restaurant. Wells Fargo will tow your car, so be sure not to park there!
A word from Aristo's
Authentic gourmet Greek dining in a fine casual environment. Come in and dine on mezedakia (appetizers) or enjoy one of many great selections from the menu. The majority of the dishes are made from family recipes while others take a modern Greek twist. Aristo's mother, Ekaterini, makes all of the homemade confections. Enjoy the largest selection of Greek wines in the state.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were in town for one night and wanted a nice sit down dinner with outdoor dining. I found Aristos online and noticed they had been on Food Network. We drove up and liked the look of the place so we decided to try it. Very happy we did, the waitress was attentive, helpful and very nice. The front patio provided a great place to eat in the shade and people watch while we ate. The food was amazing. We started with three different dips and the Kafteri was crazy good. I had the Myzithra Pasta, although I would have liked more Myzithra the past was flavorful and fresh. My wife had the greek salad and my kids had the lamb chops and the "gyro flight", which was three small gyros. We all shared and everybody was very happy with their food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good reviews online but they were deceptive. Food was very good but the service was horrible. Low spots include: table with air con vent blowing right on us. Asked 4 times to have it turned off. Order handled by 2 different waitpersons and of course it got messed up. Appetizers arrived missing one. Main course food arrived cold and with no plates and no clean silver. Double charged item on bill (the appetizer that we had to request twice). Servers seemed inexperienced and overworked. Not coming back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Aristo doesn't incredible job of making each guest feel like a VIP. The variety of small plates, Mezethes, allow the guest to sample a variety of excellent Greek dishes. Live Greek music and outdoor dining on Thursday nights during the summer should not be missed. As a native-born Greek, I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My husband and I were in town for a visit and so we did some research on local food spots. Aristo came up as an option, and since we love Greek food, we thought we'd give it a shot. Overall, we loved our dining experience! Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. The food was superb! From the calamari and dolmathes as starters to the Greek salad and lamb tacos as mains. The *only* negative thing about our experience was that for the price you are paying (which is above average), the quantity of food is quite small. And I'm not sure id say Aristo is fine dining either (this would make more sense) given how casually the patrons were dressed. Nonetheless, if you don't mind splurging a little, it's worth checking out."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is probably the only restaurant in UT that serves authentic Greek food. The menu was delightful and the service was great. Guests can enjoy Tapas (small plates) or entree size plates. The atmosphere is vibrant, clean, and bright. This restaurant is a top choice and great find!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It can get a bit loud inside, but this is probably the best Greek food you will find in Salt Lake. And dining out on the patio is lovely on a summer evening"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Simply put it is the best Greek food I have ever had."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I love Greek food, but have yet to find a really great sit-down Greek place in Salt Lake. Aristo's is just that. Really great food, a beautiful porch to sit and eat on, and just generally really nice. They have a lot of different price points for menu items, which was nice, but everything on the menu that my groups got was delicious."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This was our first time to Aristos and we will go back. The 4 of us ordered appetizers and small plates to share. All of the food was very good. If you like trying new things, this is the way to go. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, but it took us 20 minutes to get our drinks and close to an hour for the food to arrive. It was hot, so it had not been sitting. We also had quite a wait for dessert and paying the check. We were nearly 2 hours from seating to signing the ticket. We will try it again, but will have to make sure we have enough time to allow for the slow service. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Decided to try Aristo's for Mother's Day. It was delicious. We will be going back in the near future. I come from a Greek family and years of great Greek cooking."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • " We wanted to try something new, that usually ends up in a disappointing experience but not this time. The food was fantastic, the service was great and the drinks were plenty. The octopus was the best but everything else I would have again. There was so much to choose from and everything sounded good. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food here is terrific. The barbecued lamb ribs were spectacular. Service also excellent - quick and courteous. Can be done quickly or linger if you like."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Nice ambiance. Fantastic service. We ordered the dip sampler (hummus, tzaziki, and melizanosalata) which also came with olives and pita, for the small plates, we ordered Moussaka (eggplant), Oxtapodi (octopus), Mithia Ouzo (mussels), and the Kolokithakia (zucchini). They were all good, but by far the best of these was the Mithia Ouzo - the mussels are tender and sweet and the sauce is outstanding. And the Moussaka is amazing. I will order both of these again. Had the Kokkinisto (lamb shank) for the entree; not what I expected. Flavor was on but I expect 'fall off the bone' tenderness from a shank. Somewhat disappointed in the entree. Overall, a nice place, I look forward to returning to sample some more dishes."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I went to Aristo's with my boss, who is Greek. She is not easy to please and she loved the food. Authentic and gourmet."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We were looking for a fairly quiet restaurant in which we could carry on a business conversation among five people including our client from out of state. The noise level was good (on a weeknight), the waitstaff was efficient and unobtrusive when appropriate and the food was excellent. It was a nice diversion from some of the other public venues we used during the week."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I travel around the country running my businesses. In each town, I seek out Greek places to eat as it is my favorite food. Aristos is now in top 3 of my list that includes over 50 stops in USA, Canada, Panama and Costa Rica. Great menu including Greek street food all the way to some really interesting lamb dishes. Intense flavor, professional service in a nice atmosphere. If you have a chance to go here ---- please do so...."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We were seated almost as soon as we got there. Had an out of town guest. We were not given menu's, we were not given water or any acknowlegment that we were even there for 25 minutes. Our guest finally got up and was able to find two menu's for the five of us. Still no waitress, there were plenty of open tables. We finally decided to get up and go to the resturant next store,. Saved the evening.Aristo's came as a recomend from a good friend, don't think we will take anymore."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I've been to Aristo's a few times and I wanted to take my food savvy sister and brother in law there to celebrate his birthday. They loved the food. Authentic Greek food. I've never liked lamb til eating here. It's so tender and the octopus is to die for we had to get another one. Great service, great people, great food!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Aritso's serves delicious and authentic Greek cuisine. Close to the University of Utah, makes a nice option to catch dinner before theater performances at either Pioneer Memorial Theater or Kingsbury Hall."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My night out with my wife at Aristo's was excellent. The restaurants interior has transformed into something a bit more modern and classy. Changes on the new menu: what use to be what I felt to be a bit incoherent & confusing is now easy to follow with ample selections. The portions are a bit smaller, but so are the prices; giving the opportunity to get a really great spread of items. We really enjoyed our night and can't wait to come back to try some new stuff! Thank you"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had friends in from out of town and they gave us a great table. Our wait staff was excellent and the food impeccable!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I have been dining at Aristos for many years. It has become one of our favorite places to go. Recently they changed their decor, and their menu. They no longer serve the shrimp dish I love so much. So I ordered Mousakka instead and it was a super small serving, seemed like half of what was usually served. My date even commented on how tiny my dinner was. Also, their lunch menu has changed as well and some of my favorite dishes are no longer available during lunch hours. It seems as though the portions are smaller, but prices are the same, and dishes that were loved are no longer available. It's a shame. The food is still delicious, and the service has always been hit and miss... either great, or mediocre. Why change a good thing?"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Have been going to Aristo's for a few years now and have never been disappointed. For our last visit I made a reservation for four and indicated that there would be a woman in a wheel chair. Our reservation was confirmed by e-mail but to our surprise, when we arrived, there was no handicap entrance. Food was still good as ever, however."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food is delicious as always. But the layout has people seated right next to other tables and other diners. It was impossible to conduct a private conversation, and we felt cramped the entire time we were there. normally I prefer to sit outdoors where there is a bit more space, but during cooler weather that was not an option. The small plates are just wonderful, but a bit expensive. For example the server asked if I would like a side salad, which I ordered. It was a small salad, but was $8. Overall a wonderful place to try something different."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The recent menu change is disappointing. Some of my personal favorites are now missing (their excellent gyro for one). The noise levels in some parts of the restaurant are problematic. The food is still excellent as always."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We loved the food & presentation. Portions were appropriate , not overdone."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to take a visitor for lunch at Aristo's. Good food is combined with polite and non-intrusive service. The atmosphere is welcoming and encourages frank conversations."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Aristo's gave us the WORST dining experience in memory. Upon arriving at 6:20 PM, I informed the waiter that we were going to the theater for an 8:00 PM show, so we needed to leave by 7:50 PM. We literally sat at the table for an hour without anything to eat until I told the nice but clueless waiter to serve anything that was ready. One person of four received their order. Then, the other three sat there for another 20 minutes without food. At that point, we paid the bill and left. Never to return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Excellent, well prepared Greek food and knowledgeable waiter."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "went here for the first time with a client, we were both really please with the food and the atmosphare."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed a whole mix of appetizers followed by the mousaka -- everything was delicious, and we had great service!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Utah's Best Greek Food experience other than home-made..."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is good and the service only fair, especially when the restaurant is busy. Prices are reasonable. The location, a block from campus is very convenient and diners can park once adjacent to the restaurant and then walk to campus. We had a show at Pioneer theater. We recommend Aristo's."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful experience at Aristo's. We showed up for our Valentines Day dinner but the hostess couldn't find our reservation, made through Open Table. No problem, the owner came out and they still seated us immediately and he was very apologetic. The waiter gave us great service from beginning to end and told us which dishes were his favorites. We had the grilled octopus which was marvelous and a really delectable shrimp dish as entrees. That was followed by one of the best Greek salads with yummy pita bread we had ever had. The rack of lamb for dinner was superbly cooked to succulent perfection. Dessert was divine and I would order the Gelaktoboureko again, it was great . Thank you for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love the food here. Not only does it taste wonderful but the presentation is delightful. The service was also great. Delicious food for every budget."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "What a great find! Took a group of seven women to dinner here - we were looking for something different for a birthday celebration. We can't wait to go back! We all tried something different and shared with each other. There are so many options on the menu that we can't wait to try some others! A couple walked in as we were leaving and wanted to check the menu - I told them just to stay - they wouldn't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Aristo's based on the positive reviews we read. The restaurant did not live up to our expectations. The service was good as we were quickly seated, and the food came out right way. The tzatziki was also very good. Unfortunately that was about it for the positives. My wife had chicken souvlaki and the chicken was overdone (dry and very tough). As a side she had the greek potatoes, but they were flavorless. I had shrimp skewers, and although not as bad as my wife's meal, they too lacked flavor. We were hoping for more, but sadly will be crossing this restaurant off our list of places to dine."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant because it had a 4 star rating on OpenTable, and when we arrived, they had many awards for Best Greek food, so we were excited to give it a try. I don't know how others could have rated the food so highly unless something was seriously wrong the night we dined there. The Saganaki appetizer was soggy, the pita bread that came with it and also the salad was was undercooked and doughy. The salad had mealy tomatoes and brown spotted lettuce. The chicken entree was overcooked and dried out. The kabobs were burned to a crisp and looked like charcoal briquettes. The service was good but the food was not. Normally I would try again, but it was so bad I won't be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good is amazing! Taste great and my hubby and I BOTH love it. Not normal for us"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend is from Greece and when we first sat down she immediately noticed that the brand of salt on the table was what she used in Greece. The food here is very authentic and the small plates are very very good. Try the Santorini shrimp and the Partition!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014