Cliffside Restaurant

Cliffside Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cliffsiderestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (435) 216-5864
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Vance Lott
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Cliffside Restaurant
Welcome to Cliffside Restaurant! We are located directly on the cliff above the boulevard, overlooking the scenic St. George valley. Nestled right next to the beautifully renovated hotel Inn on The Cliff, the restaurant offers not only an amazing view but also a unique experience that you will not find anywhere else in southern Utah.

Cliffside Restaurant boasts a huge open dining room with giant windows, offering every seat in the restaurant an unprecedented view. For an even better view the restaurant has a 48 seat, glassed rail patio that is perfect for a romantic dinner or casual Saturday brunch with friends and family. Also offering a very large banquet room, Cliffside gives customers the option for a quick company lunch meeting or any bride's dream wedding party. The restaurant is also proud to offer a very discreet private dining room that literally hangs over the cliff, sure to make any special occasion unforgettable.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cliffside Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (35)great for outdoor dining (29)special occasion (21)romantic (20)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (12)hot spot (8)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • A keeper in St George.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It's wonderful to have a good restaurant in town with good food and a great view. Sky is a wonderful young man and does a good job as a server. The food has been consistent and hopefully will continue to be.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great yet annoyed!
    greatview
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I loved the scene, very beautiful!! I just didn't like that the waiter didn't mention that the 'special' was a special dinner, not a special price. When we got our bill, we were a bit annoyed, I think they should have mentioned that during the spill! But, it is what it is.. nothing we can do about it now!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic views
    sunlover
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Wonderful views of the red rocks and city from all tables. Food is reasonably priced. Great chocolate molten cake!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant, amateur staff.
    HUE166VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    In St. George, Utah, this restaurant is probably one of the best prepared plates available. And the view from the dining room would be difficult to beat. Sadly, the only negative I have is that I was told by the front staff that we were being seated late because we had used Open Table. They let my guests know that had I called in, I would have been seated on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another fine dining experience
    kga64
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The Cliffside Restaurant is perfect for taking guests from out of town....the view of St. George and the surrounding mountain scenery is magnificent. The menu is diverse for everyone's dietary requirements....especially delicious are the fish tacos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the View!
    RedWine3
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    An exceptional view and good food is hard to beat. Very convenient to reserve a table online. We have a group of ladies that like to go out for lunch at least once a month and this is one of our favorite places to go. Love the molten chocolate cake! I think we have tried most of the menu items and haven't had a bad meal yet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • INCREDIBLE VIEWS & FOOD
    dishanddash
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The views of the city are incredible and the food presentation, service and overall experience is superior. We had the salmon and fish tacos for our entree and both were outstanding. The salmon salad is also a good main dish. We have dined here several times and each time has been excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and great food
    foodfinder1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Was recommended to try Cliffside by a friend. It was a great restaurant. We loved the service and the view. We brought a 4 year old and a 8 year old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and and great dining
    MikeandLoVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Cliffside is a great little gem. The view is spectacular and the food offers a great range to please the whole family. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and made a lunch very enjoyable. If you are visiting from out of town, you must make this one of your dining stops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but a little to loud...
    Congrats4U
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food and service is terrific and the care the owners put into making their customers enjoy the experience is wonderful. But given the view of St. George, the quality of food and service still the noise level is just to much to enjoy the entire experience. Hopefully they can fix this issue and become one of St. George's finer restaurants....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy to see it's open
    Beck
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I think and hope the restaurant is just going through growing pains. Recently reopened, situated in the most fantastic location in all of St George, up top the bluff, overlooking entire valley, doesn't get better than this! The wine cellar needs replenished and the food was just ok. By 6:15 they had run out of the dinner specials. Love the location so we wish them success as they continue serving St George.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food not so great service
    yummy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was outstanding and I would come back in a heartbeat. Our waitress however was confused it seemed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    LookingVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Tourists for the weekend, we were told it was the second best restaurant in St George. The view is wonderful but that won't get me back. The Cliffside Burger, touted as its best on the menu, was dry, too large and tasteless. The fish tacos were mushy- the fish was good but I couldnt pick them up. The dessert, the cobbler, was delicious but enough for four people. The restaurant has the potential but they need to hire a new chef and update the decor. The kids who served and bussed were lovely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, the view was better
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We made our reservations for dinner but when we arrived they were closed due to a broken water pipe so we ended up going back the next day for lunch. My husband and I both had the fish tacos and they were very good. Additionally my husband had a house salad which was generous and he loved it. Will definitely be back next time we're in Saint George. The views are not to be misses, very lovely at sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice hilltop dining in St George
    BiscuitVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The menu was not too extensive, but the view, service and quality of the food were very good. A hidden gem in southern Utah
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • needs work
    dinerup
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great view but little else good to say. This was our second visit. All of the staff seemed so amateur. The owners need to bring in professional service training. The tables for 2 are ridiculously small. Food ok.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent food and service, noise level high. Lighting could be dimmer with such a nice view
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!! Not to be missed!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Spectacular view from the clifftop restaurant of St. George down below and all the red cliffs and mountain ridges surrounding the city. Service was excellent and the food as well. You can dine inside our outside on the spectacular patio... Patio has misting machines overhead to keep you cool even in the heat! Had the fried chicken which was outstanding. Special dietary needs that were easily handled by the kitchen. Outstanding value for money. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and view!!
    jmncmvet
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was a picture perfect view overlooking St. George as the sun set. Would recommend the Chili-glazed salmon and the trout special when available. Both were excellent in taste and presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in the heart of Dixie
    teethforfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had 8 in our party and enjoyed the amazing service, gorgeous views and delicious food. We will be returning very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    PKJ330VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Ordered the fish taco trio and appetizer of 3 pork carnitas. Both were excellent and beautifully presented. Service was quick and professional. The view is outstanding. Can't wait for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and Majestic View
    kga64
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Again, the food, service and view....fabulous. A varied menu with interesting choices. Service is terrific....wait staff are attentive, but not hovering constantly. The view cannot be beat. A wonderful addition to St. George restaurant choices not only for locals, but especially for those visiting the area. I will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food and great view
    MidwestEngineerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wine list weak (but hey, you're in Mormon territory). Otherwise food towards the upper end of a mid-range typical restaurant. Service attentive, but clearly "green." Nice view over the city to the surrounding hills during sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    atraveler1947
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    service was fast and friendly with a smile. Food presentation was excellent, as good as the taste, for both myself and my wife. We will go there again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RosieGloVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Tasty, creative dishes, beautifully displayed in a setting that offers incredible views. Try the Utah Trout and the Brownie Pecan Torte - oh my! This one is a keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining with a Majestic View
    kga64
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    When the Cliffside Restaurant opened the noise level was deafening because of the high ceilings and many windows. This problem has been fixed with panels on the ceiling to absorb the sound. The restaurant was almost full when we had lunch and there was no problem with conversation among the four of us. The food and the service are outstanding. The fish tacos were among the best I've eaten...and only two so perfect for lunch. I will return many times...a great restaurant with a view of the mountains...fabulous place to take out of town guests. Next time we will dine outside on the patio...complete with umbrellas for shade and heaters once the weather is cooler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Cliffside Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    They still need to address the noise level when the restaurant is full but otherwise excellent. I have been there numerous times and really enjoy it except for the noise.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bklady
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Very good food, but we're told they'd "had run out of" the wine we requested. They couldn't have gone to the ABC store ?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    TravelingDad
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Terrific food, energetic, attentive service, awesome view from the cliff overlooking St. George in a newly renovated, modern designed restaurant. And it didn't blow the budget!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Food and Price.
    OlderThanDirt
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We had a nice table, next to the window overlooking St George. The Salmon and Pork Medallions were excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a great view
    cyberkat
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We chose Cliffside while we were in Saint George because of the beautiful view of the city and beyond. We were pleasantly surprised that the food was as good as the view. Everything we had was delicious (especially the dessert), and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Boxer
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was good good presentation . We did order drinks they were very slow at getting those to us . But overall service was good and they were friendly
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant dining experience
    come2cliffside
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We first came to Cliffside to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We so loved our table next to the window, and enjoyed the view, as well as our delicious steak dinner. The food was not only very tasty but a work of art too! Next we brought friends visiting from another country. Everyone enjoyed the food again and the chance to view the city. On both visits the service was excellent! Our waiters, Logan, and Sky, took very good care of us and were friendly too. As well as the girls refilling our water, (very important to my husband). We were completely pleased with our experience at Cliffside resturant, and look forward to coming again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.