Martine Cafe
Martine Cafe

Martine Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.martinecafe.com/
  • Phone: (801) 363-9328
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner:Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Grant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Martine Cafe has partnered with Blended Table Catering & Events for 18 years.
    Fresh imaginative cuisine is the centerpiece of our company. Our seasonal menus offer a wide array of choices that are uniquely flavorful, visually exciting and memorable. We’re constantly searching out new flavors and cooking methods in our travels. The results of these "gourmet adventures" invariably influence our menus and our approach to presentation. Visit their website @ www.lortshervlasic.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: The Trax train will drop you off a half a block from our restaurant. It is free within some of the downtown area along with the bus service. This is very convenient if you need to take it to an event in the area.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking is available from 5:00 until closing directly in front of our restaurant. We have several parking options. Some are more accommodating than others.
    If you prefer to park yourself, Regent Street parking is available around the corner on Regent st. and is $1.00 an hour & credit card only. Parking is free on the streets after 6 PM.
A word from Martine Cafe
Martine Cafe offers a Contemporary American menu with influences from North Africa, Spain & Provence. A Euro style dining experience with new world tapas & international wines & spirits nestled in an historic brownstone in downtown Salt Lake City. Zagat Survey listed us as "best, most unique and innovative cooking in town,' plus there's an 'imaginative wine list' to boot.”
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Martine Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)romantic (38)special occasion (34)neighborhood gem (26)notable wine list (21)good for groups (11)great for lunch (9)hot spot (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • a little disappointed
    richard
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had plenty of time to dine before the 7:30 ballet. The restaurant, however was very busy and crowded. We had arrived before the major crowd. We ordered a glass of wine, which did not come for about 15 min. Before we could take a sip, the first course came. Our plates were whisked away and the second course came followed quickly by the third. We had to ask them to hold the dessert for a few minutes so we could breathe! They seemed more interested in turning over the table (tho there were no people visibly waiting) than providing a relaxing dining experience. We were in and out in less than an hour. We have dined here many times and were disappointed by this experience. Last time we were there, the noise from the construction next door was a problem. Not the restaurant's fault, of course. I think we will not be going here again for some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved everything about this place.Food, place A+
    Motrzo
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We had a team dinner with 11 people - the place was lovely. We could hear each other, and enjoy amazingly good wine for the price. The food was great - everyone was so happy. After tasting each other's tapas we just kept ordering more and more. No one left unhappy. What a great place - highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best all around eating establishments!
    TGIFpastaoftheday
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I have been frequenting Martines on my lunch hour for years. I eat there almost once a week. I love the atmosphere, the friendly staff, and the food is outsanding. You'll find me eating there most often on Fridays because of their terrific pasta of the day. Also, their French onion soup is the be best I've tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent!
    Carl
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Martine Cafe is our favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City. The food is always excellent. The service is great with knowledgeable and friendly staff. The atmosphere is very comfortable and in contrast to most restaurants you can have a conversation without having to shout. The valet service is a plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food,great service
    JoeSargeVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The restaurant has had a facelift recently and is beautiful. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menus as well as great wine picks to match. The service was timed perfectly and the food could not have been better. The favors were beautifully balanced. The Brussels sprouts were to die for. The tenderloin, chicken, and elk were all exceptional. Don't miss this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • unassuming gem
    erik
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I was passing through SLC and was intrigued by the menu I found on line. I was not disappointed. Adventurous combinations of ingredients, attractive presentation, classy, understated decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Jim1VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We've dined many times at Martine over the past 10 years and this latest time was very disappointing. The service was mediocre and our food was barely warm. We had to ask for some utensils and extra bread that should have been anticipated by the wait-person being as we had muscles with a delicious sauce; which would have been fantastic if was warm. We hope that Martine will improve before we go what could be our last time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not to be missed
    DiningOut
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent meal, service and ambiance. Great sophisticated cocktail menu. I don't generally consider prices when dining out but must say this was a bargain. Got the Tasting menu for only $30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious
    pinkindy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love going here. The food is always delicious and the service top notch. This has been a go-to place for me and my husband for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of my favorites
    finediner
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Martine is a treasure in SLC...great food, wonderful service, and a very cool setting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to offer seasonal menu
    AlohaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Martine continues to offer an updated menu owing to seasonal agreements. The soups as of late have been much more varied and quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Zinnia
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a really good restaurant - Everything is cooked the way you request, the sauces are excellent although they are a bit sparse. I also thought they could add a few more green vegetables - We each only got 6 green beans. We really appreciated the free valet parking - I don't know if this is only because of current construction but it certainly helped as often we don't eat downtown anymore because of overpriced and often non existent parking. We only had one large plate each but that was plenty( except for the green vegetables). We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    lemonstella
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Delicious, beautiful, affordable small plates. Classic old building. Nice, private, spacious booths. A cute little counter too, great if you're solo. Easy walk from TRAX, or from anywhere in the core downtown area. Fantastic service. Engaging, personable staff. Lighting could be better, and a bit disappointed that the chocolate cake was also a 'small plate', but we had a FINE time and will return for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing service
    Ace555
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our server was great. With the constantly changing menu it must be very hard to have knowledge of the foods and such. He knew the chefs style and work so even with the new food he knew what would be good, and was right on. We were given a comped desert because he believed it took to long for it to be made, which we hadent even noticed since we were having a good time chatting because we could actually converse in this restaurant. We were given a $15 gift certificate as well due to the time our desert took. When I got the bill I was pleasently surprised at the price. I will recommend any one to go here. Oh yeah and free valet parking!! Very very well done and the food is amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Martine
    UtahMixologist
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I had always intended to dine at Martine, but had somehow never gotten around to it until Friday. So now I'm kicking myself. The food, from soup through dessert, was great and the service was attentive. We had a very pleasant evening and will be sure to return soon. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I just love Martine. The food is amazing and the staff is welcoming. It's great for an intimate special occasion or for when guests are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place
    Roberto
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I went for dinner to Martine just to tried..and it was awesome, nice ambiance the food was amazing and excellent service. .highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SheriffLVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Martine should be more widely recognized among the constellation of fine dining downtown restaurants. Located in a beautiful brownstone that once housed a bank, Martine successfully straddles the line between elegance and trendiness. The menu is well-crafted with an excellent array of tapa and main courses that evoke Mediterranean, European and North African origins. There is an extensive and fairly-priced wine list. Service is excellent, yet friendly. Whether you are in search of special occasion meal or just out for good food, Martine should be one of your first considerations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite there
    foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    In all fairness, the ambiance was marred by the construction noises next door. The LOUD banging was not relaxing at all! They did compensate us for a return visit and the food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dorothea
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Fabulous as always! Everything was utterly delicious, service great, staff pleasant, and had a delectable cocktail--some kind of blood orange rita... Don't hesitate to go during the construction--the pile driving noise was barely noticeably inside, and stopped around 7 pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dine-o-round restaurant
    letseatout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Martine Cafe has been our restaurant of choice for many years, hands down, all year long. It's always the first place we go during Dine-o-round because it embraces the promotion 100%. You don't need to ask for the special menu, as is the case in many restaurants, which can be off-putting. But the banging from the construction going on next door right now (Sept.., 2014) is earth-shattering and extremely annoying, especially at tables near the outside wall. I suggest asking for the quietest table available when making reservations. Our waitress was rather confused about the menu on our visit last week, but eventually got things right. The food was exceptional as always. Great flavors and textures. Despite a few unusual flaws, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martine, wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I love Martine...have for years. Great food, greater wine list, awesome service. Tom Grant (and staff) create a wonderful dining experience. The icing on the cake is the new renovations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salt Lake's Hidden Gem
    MackDaddy57
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Martine is consistently one of the best restaurants in Salt Lake City. Their ever changing and interesting menu, farm to table freshness, great service and unique atmosphere and very reasonable prices make it one of my reliable go to's. My question is: why isn't this place booked solid every night?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should Have Walked Out
    Babetto
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The noise level of the construction going on next door was off the charts. The silverware was literally vibrating. Based on other reviews decided to try and overlook the insane noise, but in the end it was not worth it. The food was a B- at best and overpriced. Would not recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    TGIFpastaoftheday
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been frequenting Martines for many years during lunch hour. It is one of my favorite lunch spots because of the quality of their food and the quite sophistication atmosphere and decor. My favorite dish is Friday's pasta of the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Gem Downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everything was perfect for our 24th wedding anniversary from the valet parking to the quiet private booth.. Our waiter was great, knowledgeable and friendly. We'd heard that is was very expensive but found it to be very reasonable and the food was great. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible service
    WSanderson
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went to Martine to celebrate a birthday with dinner and the service was great from the minute we walked in the door. Our server was respectful of our time and giving us enough of it to settle in and look over the menu. When one of our party asked for butter to go with the bread and started to explain why, our server politely stopped him and said it didn't matter why he wanted it, only that he did and would bring it out. The food was delicious as usual too! The only detraction was the construction going on next door for the new performing arts center - they were driving piles and it shook the whole building. Thankfully, they stopped after about 15 minutes of us arriving. Overall it was a great night out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great way to start a vacation
    Niceone
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you want a meal which is of high quality served in comfortable surroundings with staff who are attentive, knowledgable and engaging, this is a great place to eat. The wine choice was excellent and the staff were well informed about the foods and wines on offer. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ShelTVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have always considered Martine's one of the mainstays in SLC. Our food was very disappointing on our most recent visit. Flavors were not interesting and dishes were flat. We kept trying different tapas thinking one would be a hit but left getting blanked. Four separate dishes and all left us wanting something real, flavorful or interesting. The server seemed comatose and lacked any ability to offer suggestions or interact with us in any meaningful way. Overall, not the experience that we remember or hoped for. Probably will be our last visit - there are so many more fulfilling places to dine. Sorry, I don't usually leave negative reviews but this was so disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 364 reviews are from the Martine Cafe reviews archive.
  • Wonderful!!
    EatsRGood
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Martine's is Wonderful!! The service was great. We were seated promptly and immediately brought our drinks and the menu. Our glasses were never empty. I had the Prosciutto wrapped asparagus tapas and the Lamb and parsnip entree. Everything was delicious!! I couldn't not stop saying MMmmmm. It happened after every bite. The meat was cooked to order perfectly; the seasoning was spot on and the vegetables were perfectly crunchy; not overcooked. The atmosphere is very relaxed and lends itself perfectly to a nice evening out. The food is a bit more pricey than an average family restaurant but not so much that it is not affordable. If I could, I would eat there every week; lunch or dinner. Absolutely Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LazyC
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was wonderful. Our server was great and made a wonderful wine recommendation. But the table next to us was vary rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Salt Lake
    FANTASTIC
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were looking for something special for dinner on our last night in Salt Lake and boy did we find it. The TAPAs are fantastic, and the manages special was out of this world. They also have a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Room to spare
    impressive2us
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Service was good, food was very good. There's a nice New York feel to the restaurant. But portions were silly-small. Entree item on the 3-course special was actually also on the "small plate" menu. Great place for romantic dinner, but you'll be eating light.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • short menu prepared perfectly
    RubyMtnGeo
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The menu consists of several tapas and small plates with a few entrees. All of the dishes we had were excellent. The service was very attentive. We were there on a Friday night but there were not very many customers. The wait staff seated the multiple couples throughout the smallish dining rooms to insure privacy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was impeccable and the server was very attentive! Even with all of the construction going on around the restaurant, inside it was quiet and relaxing! A great place to spend just having dinner for a fun night out or for any celebration! Martine has a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as usual
    AmandaSLC
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Went to Martine for our anniversary. The service was phenomenal, the food was amazing and the dessert was even better. If you go, save room for dessert and get the baked gingerbread!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just for the Halibut
    calkiddiner
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Very nice halibut wrapped in grape leaf dish served with just right spiced vegetable ragu....the lamb kibbie small plate was also excellent. This was my 7th visit to Martine and each time has been a win. would like to see wine list a bit stronger the food would benefit from more Rhone Varietal parings and a broader pallet selection of Pinot Noir.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely lovely
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    great vibe in this old brownstone. feels very new york food is always good didnt care for fried escargot and they cheerfully exchanged alan is great waiter i am never disappointed here menu is inventive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit to Salt Lake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We wanted to have a quiet enjoyable meeting dinner with team members, the restaurant was not that busy but very well run, great decor & attention to detail. Our waiter Alan was from the time he greeted us to he presented the bill extremely attentive , knowledgeable about both food & wine. Our party complemented on many of the dishes being some of the best ever eaten. There was a great deal of flexibility in how the food was prepared & what accompanied it. The group was very picky & any request was no problem. Our complements go out to both waiter & chef for an outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    super
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    choices, cooking, are both both super........it's an institution in salt lake
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.