Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood
Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood
  • Address:
    2985 East Cottonwood Park Way 6580 South
    Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
    Neighborhood:
    Cottonwood Heights
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://marketstreetgrill.com/
  • Phone: 8019428870x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bill McArthur
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3000 East
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood
In 2000, Gastronomy opened it"s first location outside of downtown Salt Lake City. Located in the southern part of the city, the Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar Cottonwood were Gastronomy's first restaurants built from the ground up. Serving the same delicious fresh seafood and tender steaks that you have come to enjoy at our other Market Street locations, but with stunning views of the Wasatch mountains, our Cottonwood location also features a Fresh Fish Market and spectacular patio dining. Private dining facilities include our Creekside Private Rooms, the Garden Court adjacent to Big Cottonwood Creek, and extraordinary Roof Top Dining.
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Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (10)fit for foodies (8)great for brunch (6)good for groups (6)notable wine list (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (4)romantic (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Always solid
    Wolf
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Oyster Bar is always a reliable place to go for good food. The atmosphere is pleasant and the small booths are perfect for 2 people. I always recommend people to come here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumyum
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We came to the Oyster Bar for my Birthday. I had a $25 Birthday card and $25 from our frequent diners. We got there early and had a great time. The food was delicious ,we got there early so it was peaceful . When we left we bought 2 clam chowder specials to have with guests the next day
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Inattentive and slow service
    BobPVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was good, but service very poor. No refills on water, slow bar service, and long waits for food and the bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter
    Rjcarmody
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service staff was spread too thin. Too many tables per server. Even though the waiter was running it was hard to keep up. At 8:00 he was getting tired.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great food!
    deserteater
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Always great food. Never have I been served a bad meal. Brunch is always a great value.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Citydaydreamer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a wonderful time at The Oyster Bar. The service was professional, friendly and efficient. The food was fantastic as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner for my son. The waiter was very attentive and the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had the lobster louie special. Was very good. Of course the chowder was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great.
    Coco
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We went to Market Street in Cottonwood and were sorry to have a not so great experience. Mostly it was the server but the food was pretty average too. I am, due to health issues, gluten free. When I asked if the restaurant had a gluten free menu the server replied with something like "if you think, or it sounds like, it is gluten free then it is." Okay so that is great. Little risky for me. We were promptly served our beverages and appetizer but it then took at least 25 minutes from completion of first course to get the server's attention. When I flagged him down I was told he takes the dinner order by arrival. Don't have a problem with fairness but do not like to be ignored. He tried to later apologize but the damage was done.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 91 reviews are from the Market Street Oyster Bar - Cottonwood reviews archive.
  • Peggy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our table was ready for us when we arrived. No waiting. Service was excellent and the food was very nice. We didn't feel rushed to leave our table. Everything was handled very professionally. I highly recommend the Oyster Bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Glad to see the quality of the food has come back, and has been back for awhile. Love the Seafood Cobb. The lettuce and all the ingredients were so fresh. Not crazy about the snow crab, but I know the Dungeness is too expensive. Service was really good, also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's DayBrunch
    Regular
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made reservations, food took a little longer than usual because of Mother's Day, the sever forgot to get second cocktail. Seemed like kitchen wasn't keeping up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    birthdayVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Don't care for the new limited items brunch menu Ordered fish and chips, comes with 2 pieces, wished for 1 more and was informed we have no way to charge for that. What about old fashioned pen and paper using cash. Seems as if they are willing to turn away a proffit if a computer can not spell it out. I am a member of the frequent dinner club,not my first time there
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Flipper
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was very please with prices and the food service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed this time.
    Paul
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Expectations are high for a Gastronomy. They generally do a great job all the time. However, this particular visit, the "fresh halibut" oscar was either not so fresh, or it was overcooked. It was not particularly tender or flavorful. Also, the service was just OK. We required Gluten Free, and they delivered, but the server was not well versed in their Gluten Free capabilities, which is important if the restaurant doesn't provide a "gluten free" menu.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed with dining experience
    GreatEasterBrunch
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I found it very easy to make the reservations online. They called to confirm, and a few days later when our numbers changed they very accommodating. Our table was ready when we arrived and I appreciated not having to wait. The service was great and the food was good. It was a great Easter Brunch! I would definitely use open table again, and go to Market Street for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • menu
    birthdayVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    new brunch menu very limited selections, small portions as compared to the past
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    SLCRumbler
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Love their seafood options. I always consider here as a lunch or dinner choice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food... Slow waitress
    Michelle
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was delicious. We are always happy with the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    goodfoodafficianado
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This restaurant always lives up to expectations. I have never had a bad meal here. The noise level can be a little high at times, but I believe that's due to the hardwood floors and large crowd. This restaurant never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We sat for 40 minutes waiting for a table and had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for the oyster special.
    SLCUT
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Went for the oyster special. They were delicious and perhaps I should have stuck with that. Crab dishes were also featured on the menu on the night we went and my crab entree was disappointing. The food is hit or miss here. Sometimes very good and sometimes average or worse. Given the high prices one would expect to receive a very good meal no matter what entree was selected. I generally find that the food is not worth what I am charged.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and a noisy scene
    BiBaVoDa
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was excellent. The ambiance is fine, if you like loud and crowded. Not my thang! Better to dine on the restaurant side of the house as this was too much for me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid, not spectacular.
    reviewer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Add expected. Food good, but not great. Service not very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall pleased as usual!
    FireJL
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We love going to the Oyster Bar, always have! I only have one complaint, and that is with one of the kitchen staff. Jean Louis is somewhat new to gastronomy and I am a firm believer due to past experiences with him at other restaurants that he is a hack that has lost whatever culinary talent he once had. My only suggestion is don't ever eat food prepared by Jean Louis but the rest of the Oyster Bar staff is amazing and they always have been.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh fish and other delights
    rich
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Market Street consistently good and fresh. I also enjoy their beers. Good location with few other choice restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unromantic Valentine's Day
    valentine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Early reservation (4:30) to beat the dinner crowd & put "booth, please" so it would be a little more romantic. Were 15 mins early, no wait & many open tables but seated at a little table by a window that looked out at the street. :( I asked if we could get a booth & she said they don't take special requests on days like today so we said we'd be happy to wait but were told the people in the booths had been there since 2:30 & they need those booths for others. I was disappointed but my date insisted it would be alright. The food came quicker than ever & was very good but it was obvious they wanted to rush us. As I finished my crab legs & moved the plate to eat my potatoes, the waiter came & took everything away! I didn't argue & we left.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible food & slow service
    Sherj
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went to Oyster Bar for nice New Years dinner with friends. Not overly crowded but still took us 2 hours to get our main course. My halibut Oscar came out so dry and the crab flakes were shriveled up and would not come off the fork. The piece of halibut was minuscule for the $29.90 charged. I ended up sending my plate back. My friend ordered the Mahi Mahi, it came out dried out & hard with small pieces of foil stuck to it. After bringing the slow service to the attention of the manager we were told that this is what we could expect at the Oyster Bar on New Years. Needless to say, although I am a premier frequent diner card holder, it will be a long time before we return to this restaurant, if ever.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been going to the Oyster Bar
    Tommy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Been going to the Oyster Bar for years and we enjoy the food and the service !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, once again
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Went for dinner on Christmas Eve. The ambience was especially charming that night. The food and service were excellent. We both had clam chowder and wild salmon on a plank. We've had that salmon many times here, but it was outstanding, the best we've ever had. It was a perfect evening all around. The Market Street's have gone through lots of changes in the last few years, and it's good to see the quality is back. (and has been for awhile)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice birthday dinner
    chardshark
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We went here to celebrate my spouse's birthday. I ordered the cedar plank salmon he ordered the fisherman's platter. The salmon was amazing; his was okay. The restaurant definitely had a festive atmosphere. The oysters were fresh and delicious. It is a nice place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh fish; nice atmosphere
    richard
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    SLC favorite; two branches. Fish well prepared with nice selection, other options delicious too. Early bird specials and half price appetizers are worth thinking about....good beer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still good, but
    Meldredge
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    After all these years Market Street is still very good, but missing some smaller things that most restaurants of similar price range offer. Small touches that elevate your dinning experience are missing; for instance, the salads that we ordered were really small and plain, the spinach salad had a few cherry tomatoes and nothing else, the same for the regular dinner salad. Everyone liked their fish, but with our dessert we wanted to order coffee, to our disappointment there was no espresso, just regular coffee that tasted more like office coffee than fine restaurant coffee. A tiny white cup with a brown sugar cube feels a lot more elegant, than the cafeteria coffee experience we had
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    One of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City. Always a great meal, had the baked stuffed shrimp and the Tuna. Both were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that there is no corkage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Love that there is no corkage fee - we can order an expensive dinner and still have a reasonable bill with our own good bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK
    eatingslc
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We normally have a good dining experience when going to market street but this time was not memorable...the service was very slow and did not pay much attention to our table of young people while the table of older people next to us got awesome service from the same waiter. Also the fish that we ordered grilled showed up "pan fried" so note that Grilled on the menu means pan fried and broiled means grilled...probably should fix the menu with those descriptions. I think from now on we'll stick with Brunch there only....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 20 for music?
    langex09
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I expected more from a notable restaurant. The noise level was tolerable and was fitting for the restaurant; however, my wife and I would have expected toned down background music. Having what sounded like the top 20 pop hits from this year pounded into our heads was not the best choice. The service was decent, the waiter probably had to many tables to provide outstanding service for the price but he did a good job. I can see that obviously there is a set clientele which is catered to but do not forget about those who choose you restaurant for special occasions and provide supplement to you profits.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good dinner
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Monday nights are half off oysters. 4 different kinds of oysters available and all were pretty good. Had the Utah rainbow trout for dinner. Was bland with not much taste. I was very disappointed with that. Thankfully the Clam Chowder was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oyster Bar/Cottonwood
    zoe1953
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    We have been going to the Oyster Bar for 20 years. That night we can honestly say we had the worst service we have ever experienced in any restaurant. It was even more frustrating as it was a Sunday night and the restaurant was only a quarter full. After being promptly seated the rest of the evening was a service disaster. Starting with a 15 minute wait for our server to acknowledge us. It took an additional 15 minutes for her to return with sone of the drinks . The wine took another 10 minutes because the bartender was backed up. Even though the presentation and quality of the food was up to Market Street standards the orders were not as requested. Given how much time had passed we ate what was served,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No fun next time
    Krystal
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    I've been a patron of this restaurant for many years, at this location and the downtown location. I have never had a problem. However, the waiter was talking and his gum fell out of his mouth and on to my dad's bread plate. The waiter seemed very nervous to begin with and a little overwhelmed so we didn't make a big deal about it but asked for another plate handing him that one with the gun clearly on the plate and buttered bread. He didn't even blink or say another word about it but just walked away and came back with another plate. Like I said he was obviously overwhelmed so we didn't make any more big deal about it. Not one of the best experiences we've had at this establishment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.