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Log Haven
Log Haven
  • Address:
    6451 E Millcreek Canyon
    Salt Lake City, UT 84109
    Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Log Haven Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.log-haven.com
  • Phone: (801) 272-8255
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Monday: Begin seating at 5:30 p.m. with last seating at 9:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dave Jones
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday - Sunday from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Enjoy a 2 course dinner for only $27.50, when you place your order before 6:30 p.m. Southwestern Caesar salad, Pan Seared prime center cut Top Sirloin - glace de veau, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable & served with Maine Lobster Tail and drawn butter.

    Live Music - Thursday thru Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3800 South
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Log Haven
Log Haven, long synonymous with wildflowers, waterfalls and fine canyon dining, is located in a historic log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest, minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Consistently honored with the most national and local awards in the industry: Best Utah Restaurant, Best Salt Lake Restaurant, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and the coveted Hall of Fame Award. “This is the highest honor we can give a restaurant in Utah. It means that besides having great food, terrific ambiance and passionate people, something magical has happened to make this restaurant so consistently excellent on all fronts that it thrives as an inspiration to everyone in the business.” -Salt Lake Magazine Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "My boyfriend and I are frequent diners and Log Haven is for sure in the top 5 of our list. It's was very romantic and the service was outstanding. I was chilly and they brought be a blanket, it was so lovely there. I would recommend for anyone! Amazing."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great place for a quiet, beautiful and dare I say "romantic" dinner. We arrived about an hour before sunset. Valet parking is nice since there is not a lot of places to self park without a hike. Staff was very attentive. They asked if we preferred outside on deck or inside. It was a little crowded outside. We chose indoors by a window. Oil burning lamp for atmosphere at our table. Food was fantastic, and just the right amount. Wonderful flavors, interesting combinations, but not so much you need to leave uncomfortable because you overate. We left after sundown, the valet service was prompt to bring our car around and help my wife with the door. They even provide a pass to to exit the canyon without paying the canyon fee."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "As I looked over food recommendations the "nachos" were mentioned several times. So we ordered them. I was very disappointed they were dry & not what I had expected from the RAVE reviews. However, the tuna & filet were DELICIOUS!!! Our server seemed overwhelmed with describing the specials and took to long describing them. She was nice, but never smiled. I could see how it caters to an older crowd, since those were the only other customers there. We order a jack/sour & a dirty martini both of our drinks tasted terrible. I ordered a vodka tonic and it took 12 minutes to arrive. We loved the live piano and the ambiance was great, but the carpet has got to go. Wood floors would better suit the log cabin look they are trying to achieve."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Fantastic dinner! Wonderful and friendly service. Much recommended!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Our group of four was there for a special occasion and was very pleased. We could not sit outside because of the torrential rain, but we could see how beautiful it was outside. We appreciated how quiet the restaurant was, a rare find today. Service was superb. Our only regret is that it would have been nicer to have a sommelier who could better guide us in the wine selection. We chose the wine the waiter said he liked very much, but we would have appreciated a better understanding of the choices. Overall, a very nice evening, and we will certainly return."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We were totally impressed with our waiter, Hartley. He was extremely knowledgeable and paced the courses perfectly. The food was nicely presented plus very good. The special appetizer for the evening was a tempura like battered cod. I give the appetizer 10 stars. Of course the coconut souffle was beautiful and delicious."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, as reflected in our recommendations above.l"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We went to Log Haven for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. This was our first meal at Log Haven. I ordered the 'Pine Smoked Duck, Hand Cut Porcini Pappardelle, Forest mushrooms, Nettles, Pine nuts, Smoked parmesan with Port jus'. The server informed me that Nettles were out of season, so instead the chef used spinach. When my entree arrived, the food looked absolutely amazing! My first bite was an explosion of flavors. The only problem is, the 'duck' seemed more like pork to me. I'm not sure if this was due to the way the chef cooked and cut the meat that made it seem more like pork. Nonetheless, if it really was duck, then it should have been cooked more properly because every piece was a different size and tough. Not too pleasant."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I had the alfredo with zuccini ribbons. I'm pretty sure alfredo sauce should have cheese in it. This alfredo, however, did not. I was not impressed. The mint chocolate cheesecake was divine, though."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Recently celebrated our Anniversary at Log Haven after reading it was one of the most romantic places in the Salt Lake area and it didn't let us down, in fact it blew us away! There was a wedding going on which we thought might make it a bit chaotic, but the staff didn't miss a beat and the dining room was absolutely stunning with views of the waterfall out the window, not to mention secluded and quiet from the celebration. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Best of all, the food exceeded our expectations. The scallops were seared to perfection and the desserts were like nothing we've had before. Would highly recommend for your next special occasion with a loved one. Thanks again Log Haven!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Erik or server rocks and deserves a raise. He was super helpful and attentive."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I was visiting SLC and happened upon this lovely restaurant. I love the giant log cabin with it's storied history--you'll find it tucked in the canyon and spot it with the white Christmas light trim around the roof. The waiting area is filled with the sounds of a piano being played. If you can get a spot on the patio, it's a must on a nice day. There's a waterfall just in front of the restaurant that you can hear while you dine. The James Beard award winning chef does a great job--I had the chicken and the jalapeno cheddar grits were amazing! Great service, great food and amazing scenery! Self parking was a bit tough, but the valet saved the day!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Although the food was great and the environment was stunning, I don't remember a time when I had to wait around so long for a reservation seat. Usually if I have a reservation, I will wait approximately 5 minutes before getting a table. I wasn't seated until 15-20 minutes after arriving."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We visited Log Haven with an out-of-town guest when there was a convention in town. Very busy for a weeknight but the service and food - was as it always is - top notch. We appreciated the attentive service and exceptional cuisine by Chef Dave Jones. The grilled calamari was outstanding, as well as the chicken dish (oh my God those grits!). Outstanding wine list - very extensive with new selections every time I visit. Thank you for your consistency in excellence."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We dined at Log Haven recently for a birthday celebration. The food was outstanding as well as the signature cocktail and wine. It's a short drive up Millcreek and well worth the trip."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday, and it was amazing. The server was great, the ambiance and scenery was breathtaking. All of the staff were courteous and several of the employees wished my wife a happy birthday. I will definitely be coming back to this amazing restaurant."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What a thrilling view of the conifer and the waterfall. Absolutely picturesque."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was in general quite good (not amazing, but good). Service was disappointing; it seemed like the staff was new to working at a restaurant. Orders did not come together. Dishes consistently served to wrong guest. Had to ask for more water, and bread. One dessert was served lopsided and collapsed (the Coconut Banana Souffle -- which by the way wasn't a souffle at all), and after serving it the waitress said "sorry that it doesn't look very nice, I can get you another one if you want." Who says that? Just don't serve it in the first place."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was inventive and delicious. Wonderful portions and every course was tasty."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Service and Great Views!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dinner cost $130 without desert. But it was definitely a $200 experience and very much worth it."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This was our second time at Log Haven. The restaurant staff were more reserved, and not as friendly. Our server was good, so no real issue. My folks and wife had the ribeye special. They ordered it medium well, which is far off from my choice of medium rare for steaks. Two of the three were tough, as could be sometimes for medium well. I had the soup special, which was a very complex carrot puree with shrimp and yogurt, etc. Simply amazing...they should adopt this soup as a regular menu item. My entrée was the bison. To be honest, it was too tough, and I know bison is very lean, and not much entrée for $34.50. Overall, good, but not great for the $235 bill for 4 people with tip."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 7 and upon arrival they had a table ready for us outside as well as inside. We chose to dine outside as it was a beautiful evening and were not disapponted. The patio was delightful and once the sun sank low enough they pulled back the sun sail and we had a gorgeous view of the mountains. The veal and fettucine appetizer special as well as the nachos and chilled potato leek soup were wonderful. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their main courses, but I think the peppered filet was the best. I highly recommend this restaurant for both the location and the food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have driven by this place many times while in the canyon and decided to take my best friend here for her birthday. It was magical and a birthday hit. The ambiance was amazing, the good was amazing, and the service was amazing! Hidden magical gem. I'm bring a date here for sure next time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I wasn't too impressed with the food, the duck dish was actually kinda gross and the prices are a little high. But I think I rarely have good experiences with fancy places. I guess I'm just use to regular restaurants..."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We got married at Log Haven and continue to dine there for our anniversary and randomly throughout the year. The food/wine list is consistently exciting and the staff is knowledgeable, polite, and attentive."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the ambiance is always a 10. The service was solid and very professional which is unusual for Salt Lake! The restaurant was a bit warm and more windows could have been opened, but the whole experience was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Charming, unique, full of rustic beauty and character. Each dish from appetizers desert had distinct flavors which highlighted the chef's unique and trendy flare. The waitress was attentive but at times forgetful. She would return often to check on us only to realize she forget an item she acknowledge to bring. Overall a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Log Haven is located about 5 miles past the gate to the Wasatch National Forest in Millcreek Canyon, but the trek to get there is well worth it. The facility was restored in the 1980's and is a magnificent log building (logs from Oregon in the 1920's). A receipt from valet parking pays the park exit fee. The menu is Contemporary American from duck to chicken to pork to beef. Small plates are available. We chose a steak and lobster tail special ($39) had outstanding taste and presentation. As it was my birthday, a candle arrived just after the meal. A very nice touch! For dessert we had a Coconut Souffle with pineapple sauce and macadamia nuts. A perfect end to a great meal. Log Haven is definitely recommended."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have dined at Log Haven numerous times and the consistency remains. Excellent food, great service and of course the wonderful atmosphere inside and out!!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have used Log Haven for our "Special Place". We took our two adult children this time and although the food was the normal Outstanding, I did notice a little decrease in service and seating arrangements. My chair was extremely wobbly and made me a bit uncomfortable. The other small matter was I asked for a condiment for my fries and it never came."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dining for a very special occasion. Will go back for another special occasion. The ambiance was fabulous, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Log Haven. Hartley was a real gem and new the menu inside and out. Ian, their sommelier recommendations were spot on. A personal favorite of the group was the Miso Halibut and the Gobelsberger Gruner Veltliner. You can order a lobster tail to any entree, which is a nice touch, in addition to their special Steak and Lobster (as I am not a carnivore - this was a nice offering by our server). Besides the talents of the chef (also thoroughly enjoyed the Yellofin Tuna with the king trumpet mushrooms, with a local cheese and grilled asparagus), the restaurant sit in the middle of a lush national forest. It's Utah at it's finest - views, extensive wine list, and an eclectic menu for all my foodie friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Log Haven is in a beautiful setting. This restored log cabin/lodge is surrounded by pines and it looks out at a waterfall. The food was excellent, service attentive and the atmosphere is perfect for those special occasions."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We decided to go and have dinner for our anniversary and it was perfect! The food and drinks were very good, the service was perfect. We had a lovely night. Thank you very much! Keep doing what you are doing!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My very first impression was the grounds are beautiful, the log cabin is very charming and cosy. As we approached the reservation desk the general manager was there I felt like I was an intruder, I had requested a couple of my wishes on OpenTable for the special occasion and I could see that no one had taken the time to review them or OpenTable did not inform them. We had a wonderful waitress that was perfectly attentive, friendly, and very professional. The presentation of the plate was nice, my steak was very tasty, however the Lobster was very poor quality, cold, lacking flavor, and very small."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Outstanding venue in the canyon. Beautiful setting. Server was very good; attentive but not intrusive. Disappointed in the food. Got the nightly special and the meat was a bit tough, fatty, and a bit overdone. Very small portion of the vegetable that accompanied the steak. Filled the plate with French fries. The vegetable was very tasty and well prepared, but too little of it. Dessert was delicious and great coffee. For the price, I would have expected a much better main dish."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A piece of halibut, ten mushrooms the size of a dime, and a small roll for fifty bucks! Gotta be kidding, no salad, no vegetable, potato or rice. Look at the waterfall in the parking lot, then save your money and eat a terrific meal at the Oasis cafe."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Found on Internet and were delighted with the find. 1920's log home saved from demolition and restored by current owner as a restaurant. Unique, visually appealing setting. Meal was first rate. Try the scallops or the halibut."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Sunday night-short staffed. We had the lobster/sirloin steak combo-very good.."
    Dined on 6/8/2014