Cedars of Lebanon

Cedars of Lebanon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cedarsoflebanonrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (801) 364-4096
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday:11:30AM - 3:00PM

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Lebanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Entertainment: Belly dancers entertain on the floor while you are dining.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cedars of Lebanon
Pull up a cushion, relax and prepare for a truly memorable evening. Cedars of Lebanon is the
perfect place for a romantic evening out, fun with friends, family or celebrating any special occasion.
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Cedars of Lebanon reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (4)special occasion (4)romantic (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Delicious
    Kris
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Finally got a friend of mine to come along. He loved it! I got 2 thumbs up for the restaurant recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very unhappy
    stillsmilimg
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The first time I had dinner there, I absolutely love the food. That was about 4 months ago, This weekend I was so disappointed in my meal, I will never go back. We arrived early around 6 pm. I ORDERED the same dishes I had the first time. The dish was so salty I cound even finish it. I ordered a coke with my meal and never received a refill, and only seen our waiter again when we received the bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    SeattleFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Saw a couple of mixed reviews, but glad I ignored them. Took a few minutes to be seated because we wanted to sit in the Casbah room. The Chef is also a dietician, so they were able to accommodate my special dietary needs. Gabby took excellent care of us, and we enjoyed everything we ordered. Baba ghannouj was the best I've ever had, and the chicken tagine was excellent. Lamb kabobs were a tad dry, but other than that was all very good. Also had a double apple hookah, which rounded out the whole experience. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dine o'round win
    Downtowner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    So often the dine o'round menus are limited or the portions are very small. The food was excellent and generous. The server had a great personality and adjusted his style to our group making us feel very welcome. It will be on our short list of places to return from this year's dine o'round
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but awful service
    Brazil1234
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was great but the service was extremely slow and the waiter wasn't friendly at all. we had to ask for the same things multiple times. he didn't warn one of us of the hot plate and my friend got her finger burned. very serious and always in a rush
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with great belly dancing
    CharlosVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was very good, very authentic, and abundant. Eat half and take the other half home in order to do dessert. The entertainment was great and the bar offers hookah. A great place for a festive night. Good place for an adventurous date night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    No need to make a reservation, i went on a Friday night and didn't even tell them i had one.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations but had to sit outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had reservations and when we walked in we were told we had to sit outside (the restaurant only had people at 3 tables at the time. Food tasted good but would have preferred to sit indoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Cedars of Lebanon reviews archive.
  • Generally food was good but
    dinner
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Generally food was good but taboulea greens too fresh looking and was sagging in juice with very little flavor , falafel were not cooked through it was gooey from the middle' pita bread was good .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Greatness!
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I took a group of 5 ladies(including myself) to Cedars recently to celebrate. They had a great server who was friendly and genuine named James, I believe. They have lovely cocktails which we all enjoyed. I had their Vegan Platter which was huge and so delicious! As I requested they provided us with a special table and was a great experience. I'll definitely be going back and hopefully get to experience the belly dancers next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super!
    rchase
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Lamb Tagine was amazing. Baba Ghanoush was amazing. Great service. Friday and Saturday belly dancing. Fun vibe. Definite recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We left before even ordering
    Cedarswasaweful
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I made reservations and even checked the day before to ensure we have a table. I requested that this was my first time in this place, and I wanted a great experience with my date. We had to wait for our table to be cleared off before we could sit, and we weren't allowed to sit in the pillow room because there were only 2 of us. After getting our water and silverware, one of my forks had dried food on it. When the waiter came over, I asked for a new fork. He asked me if I dropped it!!! It doesn't matter WTF happened to the fork, just get me another you idiot! So politely explained the dried food and once he turned around, we got up and left that waste of a resturant. Don't go to this place. It's dirty, the staff was appauling and not worth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Surprise Find
    Avikon
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food with excellent service and fun entertainment. Must try!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the remodel
    radgalut
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The remodel has made this a much better place. I hadn't been to Cedars in a while and I was very impressed with the results of the remodel. It is a much more open and friendly space. The food is good, , and everyone is friendly. The service can be a little slow, and they had a problem finding menu's for everyone. Groups seatting is best in the smaller rooms, as the main dining room is pretty tight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once Again Pleased
    Jared
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is our second visit to Cedars of Lebanon and we were just as pleased as the first time. The food and ambiance are amazing and the wait staff are very helpful and attentive. We look forward to visiting again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I've been here before and wanted to come back. The food and the spicing is supurb and the atmosphere is fun. The only draw back is the price but it's fun to visit every once in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fantastic Find
    Jared
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    In all of my searches I had never bumped into this place until my wife stumbled upon in via Living Social. We took our time going as it seemed out of the way and we had never met anyone who had tried it. However, since going it has immediately become one of our favorite dinner locations. The food is amazing, the ambiance is rich and comfortable and the people are very accommodating and fun. Currently we are planning to bring our kids as we love introducing them to new and different cultural experiences. As an added bonus, this location is a short walk from The Leonardo so we were able to walk to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit making for an amazing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was skiing in SLC for 2 days
    BorisVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Was skiing in SLC for 2 days and had two dinners here. First night everything was perfect, lamb tangin was very good. Second night ordered mixed kebab as a main course and it was a disappointment - chix was over cooked, even burned, and lamb was just a very poor quality cut. Appetizers were good both times.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Veg Food
    GoBearsMomma
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I love the mixed plate of vegetarian appetizers. Cedars is always a reliable source of good food and good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't judge the book by its cover
    Fairparkfoodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife had never been to CoL, so I thought a Valentines dinner was appropriate. We were seated immediately, though we were seated in a combination of 2 tables that could have fit 6 and not 2. A little awkwardly spacious, but whatever. The Valentines menu was a strange one, with 2 notably Lebanese dishes, and then a salmon plate and Chicken Parmesan. Huh? The server was not reassuring because unlike servers who bore you with their explanation of the specials, this one knew virtually nothing about the menu - she 'thought' that the salmon was in a cream sauce, and an appetizer might be made with 'bulghur wheat?' Consequently, we ordered whatever sounded the most Lebanese. And then the food was fantastic and the kitchen saved the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad food, Bad service and Bad atmos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Booked my reservation through Open Table and though we arrived, at our scheduled time, the help seemed quite confused where to seat us. After a few minutes we were finally seated in an area that can only be described as an afterthought. It was cold and lacked every bit the ambiance describe in other reviews. Being New Years Eve the restaurant had just a couple terribly overpriced 3 course dinner items with flat bread considered as one of the courses. The appetizers were thin on imagination and would have starved a rabbit. Though it was a bit more generous the main course was dry, tasteless and delivered only a uniquely disappointing experience. Surely these are not reflective of the true taste of the Lebanese region.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait time
    Ruby
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    There was quite a considerable wait between the time of ordering the food & actually being served
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience and Food both Top Notch
    CashewBrittle
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We had a large group of 20 and to make things easier for everyone, we had a set menu brought out. The food was beyond delicious and so unique. Everyone was commenting on how good it was. We were able to get the Casbah room - a room with a tent-like ceiling and cushions all around the walls to sit on. The atmosphere at Cedars of Lebanon would make it worth going to alone, but they make sure to put great effort into the foods they serve, as well. We had Falafel, shish kabobs with different meats and grilled vegetables as well as soft pita bread with different dips. Highly recommend for food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Holiday Party at Cedars!
    Mike
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    We have had our holiday parties here now for a number of years. We reserve the Casbah room since it is off of the main dining room and a bit private. The room style is Lebanese/Middle Eastern with low tables and seats with lots of rugs and pillows. It is very warm, welcoming and cozy, but can be a bit hard on the back, in which case they will bring in a regular chair and small table for you. The food is good, the Lamb Tagine was especially excellent this time around with a nice level of spicyness. It is a bit pricy, but the portions are quite large. We ended the night with a nice Hookah smoke! A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place! Give it a try!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    We loved having a romantic dinner at Cedars. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    I danced and ate here and it was so nice and welcoming. It was fun and a great time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The food is great, had the lamb shank. It was cooked perfectly. A belly dancer provided the entertainment while we ate. Prices are right for the amount of food that you get. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice find
    PJSeattle
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We certainly were not expecting to run into a Lebanese restaurant in SLC ! Glad we did. Great authentic food. I also recommend the mint iced tea - best I have had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience. Great Food!
    Kris
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The food was amazing. The service was great. The cook even came out to tell us about the menu items and to help recommend what to order as this was our first time to this restaurant and to Moroccan/Lebanese food. The belly dancer was a lot of fun. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    Bbbb
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    They were way quick...the hummus and warm ports are amazing and the gyros are so fresh. Very filling. Super good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Alli
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This is absolutely one of my favorite places to eat. You will not find Moroccan or Lebanese food like this anywhere in Utah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for our anniversary
    jas283a
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    My wife had heard of this restaurant because they have live belly dancing on the weekend and thought it would make for a fun experience. While that was fun and added for a great ambiance in the restaurant (we sat in a section decorated in a Middle Eastern style), I was unprepared for the food. It was amazing. I would absolutely recommend it to family and friends, in fact already have. Service was excellent. Great atmosphere. We will definately be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Bennion
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The food is great, the ethnic atmosphere and belly dancing make it an interesting experience. Definitely worth doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere, great service
    Sjess
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Fun atmosphere, great service excellent food. The belly dancers and décor added to the experience. Great place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Lamcolorado
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Nice and easy to be sat at summer OR show which is impossible to find a late reservation. Great food. Nice wine. Quiet except for belly dancer performances which was also fun. Did I mention great food?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good flavors
    DonRafaelVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Food was good but the lamb was over cooked. The server Alec should take responsibility when food doesn't arrive and not blame the kitchen. He is responsible for service and ensuring we get our food in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food as aways
    serena
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Great food as always. The waiter we had wasn't as good as our usual waiter, he was nice but keep trying to up-sell us on stuff which started to get annoying. When the belly dancer came out the music was to loud and it was hard to have a conversation. I will go back for the food alone and hopefully will have the usual waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved it... It was a long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    I loved it... It was a long wait for the food and hooka; but I have been in the Middle East and eating there is an experience not to be rushed. The waitress (I can't remember her name, super cute gal that you wouldn't want to mess with because she looked like she could bench press me) was wonderful and energetic. Great food. Just a good time all around. I thought pricing was totally fair. 6 people; 6 meals, 3 soups, bottle of wine, and a hooka for 160 bucks. Easy day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Birthday Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We booked a hookah room for a birthday celebration and it was a blast! This is one of the best places in SLC to celebrate! If you're planning a party, call ahead to book a room for your group, and come on a Friday or Saturday when the bellydancers are around. It's a great time! Also - the food is amazing - baba ghanoush and the chicken shish kebab are my favorites. Ask for a cocktail menu if you're not up for their extensive beer and wine offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff seemed a bit harried
    Salty
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The staff seemed a bit harried and the food didn't really stand out but the atmosphere was really unique and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic