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

Log Haven

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.log-haven.com/
  • Phone: 8012728255
  • 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: 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
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Log Haven reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (127)romantic (120)special occasion (115)great for outdoor dining (92)fit for foodies (63)notable wine list (50)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (21)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Romantic night
    Gmeis
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I were dining for our One Year Anniversary and I couldn't think of a better or more romantic place to be besides Log Haven. We had a wonderful time and everything was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite!!
    2HappyDiners
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We found Log Haven about 15 year ago. We joined a group of work mates there for a Christmas dinner. We have been in love ever since. Two of the most enjoyable things is the menu change with the season - its fun to see what Chef Jones has come up with and the quality is always consistently wonderful. NOTHING can beat the ambiance. We try to spend at least one holiday there - Thanksgiving or Christmas and take all our out-of-town guests there. The rule with our guests is we pay for the first visit and if they were pleased they can pay for dinner on a return visit. We always get a free dinner. Thank you for such an amazing place to enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Luvutahmtns
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    But I am looking for someplace for a special occasion or just a romantic dinner I usually choose log haven. I love the setting in the mountains I love the air I love their food, and the ambience and servers are great also
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Utah!
    seekinggreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    There isn't a better, more romantic, cozy, restaurant in the middle of a national forest, 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. It is a first class, five star restaurant. The service is impeccable, the food is fabulous, the wine list is extensive, and with live piano music wafting throughout, one cannot ask for a more outstanding experience. Outdoor dining by the waterfall amid the beauty of the forest is special in the warm weather. All in all, this is a restaurant not to miss, and one that I treasure going back to time and time again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food and service was excellent... will be returning... love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horribleservice
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Good place for a romantic dinner. The service is awesome. Staff are very friendly and food is good. Lot of options on the wine list and cocktails. Starters are good and salads are really good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful little restaurant
    LehiLBZ
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This restaurant is nestled into the hillside up Millcreeck Canyon. It has a small cottage type feel to it and the surrounding area is lush and green. Most tables inside offer a great view of the mountainside and waterfall as there are large windows all the way around the building. The waterfall and river offer some nice ambient noise and there was live piano music that was just right. It was just the right level to provide a romantic scene, but still allowed us to carry on a conversation easily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd good as first
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We returned after one year with a party of six and had a great experience. Our request for a table with a view of the waterfall was honored and our server was experienced. The bison, filet, pork, salmon were all great as was the wine. The Utah law on cocktails is absurd so that part left a bit to be desired but it was not the restaurant fault.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For that special occasion
    pickyeater
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Romantic ambience, love the views from almost every window table; food is really tasty moderate portions and price is reasonable for what you expect to pay at a place like this, plan on at least $100 per couple + tx and tip. There is a pianist on weekends who adds a nice touch to the dinner ambience. The only minus would probably be very few selections on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beaverbuzzin
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I will recommend log haven to anybody. My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner with them. Will be going there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    Reginarosy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was delicious & it shows it was prepared by a chef. It's expensive but for a special occasion worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    SunshineDining
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Love to dine at Log Haven any time of the year, but especially when we can sit on the patio. The food is delicious. Service this time was particularly great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Suprising
    slcdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I only dine here once and awhile and every time I do I wonder why it's not more often. Overall the food is delicious well prepared. Varied but not large menu. Excellent pastries. I've taken two groups there this year and both have been very pleased. The bar menu is lacking but you still can find something to drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best romantic dinner spot
    nick
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful, creative delicious food, exemplary service, and the most beautiful setting in SLC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is a place worth going out for. I love to cook and when I dine out I want something better than I can cook or something you really don't want toor can't cook at home. This fit the bill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Getaway
    maestro74
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Just a short drive from downtown Salt Lake City, Log Haven's beautiful scenery is matched by it's delicious menu. There is a lovely waterfall just across the way and the forest setting is perfect for a delightful evening. From the appetizers (oh those carrots!) to dessert (the chocolate mint cheesecake is divine!) you will be delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Unique location and great ambiance. Food was not up to par for the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience.
    AlpineDinersClub
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We didn't realize the restaurant is located 3 miles into the Wasatch National Forest past the guard house, but the Forest Ranger assured us to keep going & the restaurant would validate our entrance fee on the way out. We got there early and so we had the best seat in the house overlooking the waterfall across the road. Food was served very professionally by knowledgeable staff who were attentive but did not hover. We enjoyed the meal and felt like we got what we expected for around $75 pp. Very nice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I couldn't have asked for a better restaurant for our anniversary! The whole atmosphere was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Legalking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    All around wonderful. Food perfect. Service fantastic. Only issue , we where there for early afternoon dinner on a hot day. No AC in dinning room and way too hot and buggy outside. Can't expect much more in the remote mountain setting. Perfect for a letter night dinner in a very romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance is great, food is good
    Localgal
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Some unusual flavor combinations - spicy calamari, elk with waldorf salad. Different flavored oils used with each course. Ordinary ice cream choices - vanilla, chocolate, strawberry but convoluted desserts: chocolate mint cheesecake with peppermint ice cream.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Salt Lake Gem
    lomowen
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We've been meaning to try Log Haven for years, but, for one reason or another, it just never happened. The atmosphere and view are outstanding! The meal offerings were unique and varied. We tried the tuna and buffalo steak, and both were delicious. The shared appetizer of carrots was a real treat. Our night out was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little on the pricey side for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We would've also liked a "normal" salad and a l more courses for our $. We had 2 people in our party, and we had 1 soft drink, 1 water, 1 spicy Caesar salad, offered 1 roll each, and our main course. It came to $111.00 including the tip. No appetizer, wine, or dessert included. :(
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    spthjr
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed everything. Great food amazing service and even better view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Log Haven - Utah
    Ken11Rose
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were visiting Utah and wanted to find a special place for dinner. Log Haven certainly fit the bill. We selected an early reservation so that we would have a good view of the area. There is a wonderful waterfall that can be viewed from the dining room window. The piano player added a nice ambiance. The service was very good and I noticed that all of the wait staff seemed especially proficient. I will definitely recommend this place to others and will also return again if I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative and Healthy Food
    seekinggreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We dined on the patio with views of the moon and a moss-laden waterfall. The chef's special was a spectacular grilled peach, arugula, fresh ricotta cheese with lemon zest salad ... the best we've ever eaten! Scallops with risotto and a perfectly designed salmon with crisp purple potatoes in a horseradish broth made this the best meal we have ever eaten in Salt Lake. Way to go Log Haven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Log Haven
    Kinzie01
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    HungryMan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not 5 stars, but still good!
    Mixologist3000
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    MyBrokenJeep
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Fantastic dinner! Wonderful and friendly service. Much recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diner
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    Easterners
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    romanticinterlude
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, as reflected in our recommendations above.l
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Questionable Duck
    london182
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alfredo sauce needs cheese
    Riverdruid
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Celebration
    katephil44
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Erik or server rocks and deserves a raise. He was super helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and amazing scenery
    Christine77084
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation Time
    apollo
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional on a busy evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic