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Pallet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatpallet.com
  • Phone: (801) 935-4431
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Zachary "Buzz" Willey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We will entertain Buy Outs on weeknights for private events. Contact us at 801-935-4431 for further details and options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pierpont Ave.
  • Public Transit: Within walking distance of both the Frontrunner and Trax drop offs.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public parking lot directly to the South, street parking, and pay lots directly to the West, and to the East on 300 West Pierpont Ave.
A word from Pallet
Pallet is a new and entirely refreshing extension of Salt Lake’s downtown dining circuit. Marked by a chef-inspired menu that is imaginative, elegant and simple, Pallet’s timeless design and smart vibe make an ideal setting for your next culinary experience. Located in a restored brick building built in 1901, the restaurant’s name pays homage to its roots; for many years it served as a busy loading dock for Salt Lake Valley’s first creamery.

Pallet’s menu is a clever take on casual fine dining, with choice ingredients and inventive creations, such as Sweet-Beet Salad with Goat-Cheese Mousse, and Scallops with barley, stone fruit and salted caramel. Pallet is a unique and complete dining experience, from the incredible food to the impeccable service, design, music and company. Make your reservation, and take a bite.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "A charming restaurant with a great vibe. Every bite of the food is DELICIOUS! By far, our favorite restaurant in Utah. The service is always friendly, knowledgeable and timely. Chris makes our mouth water just by his excellent description of the dishes. Eat at pallet. You won't regret it."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had such a fun night! The staff were awesome especially Josh, she put up with our fun but highly obnoxious friend!! Thank you! The dishes were flavoured beautifully and I enjoyed all of the ones I tasted however the oysters were a bit tired. My friends and I enjoyed the cocktails and loved the ambience. If I ever go to Salt Lake City again I will be sure to visit Pallet."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant to treat my adult kids; it fell totally below all expectations. Each of our dishes had major errors; i.e., salad greens that were brown and wimpy with tough, rubbery craisins; chicken that was chewy and unseasoned, celery root with the consistency of a pencil eraser. My daughter's mahi mahi was raw in the center, and the son-in-law's lamb chops were tough and dry. Top all of this off with the fact that service was impossibly slow -- 90 minutes for three courses with long waits in between, and a waitress who looked like she would rather be doing anything else. I don't mind paying when the experience is memorable, but I would not recommend this restaurant or be tempted to go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We loved Pallet! The food was great, the service impeccable and a wonderful atmosphere. We had the beautiful patio to ourselves for most of the evening. Chris, our waiter, was very helpful and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. He had great recommendations and served all of our needs. Everything from the appetizer to dessert was delicious and we would definitely recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had a very pleasant first visit to Pallet. The hostess knew my first name and the waitress (Madelyn) was impeccable. To begin, I wanted to compare the Pallet Truffle fries to a recently tried offering from Santa Barbara, but was very disappointed. The fries were distinctly unspectacular in presentation or preparation. The lamb chops were tasty and nicely prepared, but seemed a bit pricey for 2 lamb chops. My companion diner's scallops were enjoyable, though again, I expected more. The menu is diverse and the ambience terrific. I shall return and hope for greater tastes to match the prices."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Similar dining experience to the land where at times you seat elbow to elbow with your neighbors but enjoy your own party, or both parties, Pallet is a top 4 stars restaurant in Salt Lake City."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was the second time we went to Pallet. Our start was a little slow, but once it got going, all was great. Attentive service and the food was well prepared and plated. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The drinks were the highlight of this restaurant. The service and food were not impressive. Our waitress took a long time to come over to greet us and take our order. We waited 35 minutes for our food and were served the appetizer after the main dish because the server forgot to ring it in. The ravioli I got was over priced ($26 for a vegetarian version) and did not taste very good. The kitchen was excellent with our allergy but the food did not end up being impressive."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "last two times in two weeks-service was bad-same waiter may be the problem, but food slow to come-waiter slow to come-one more chance but that is it"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food in a cool, relax setting. The pork belly and gnocchi are fantastic. Very creative drinks!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Love this place! Great space, great food, great service! Have taken Clients, Guests, & Friends, and everyone has enjoyed."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is perfectly to my taste. From the decor, to the service, to the stunningly simple yet delicious and fresh food. I honestly cannot say enough about it. In fact, I tried to reserve for the next night and they were fully booked. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I dine at Pallet every time I visit SLC. The food is always amazing, the service is incredible and the ambiance is perfect. I highly recommend dining at Pallet!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I took my mom for Mother's Day and she loved it. We ordered the pork and ravioli. The pork was amazing, but we were not too fond of the ravioli. The ravioli shell was more tough and not too chewy. The environment and great service made up for it though! I would definitely go back, even just for drinks and dessert! "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "My wife and I tried Pallet after hearing rave reviews from friends. We were not let down. The food was amazing, service fantastic. The décor is rustic/old west and made for a nice ambience. Will definitely go back to try other menu items. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was good but the service was horrible. Although it was a saturday night the restaurant was pretty empty and our waitress didn't give attention to us. Empty waters, didn't ask if we wanted more drinks when we were done with the ones we had, didn’t wipe down the table after she took our appetizers away. Didn’t even say thank you when she gave us the check. The food was good and well presented but not outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The restaurant called to inform me that the power was out in the area of the restaurant and they were unable to open for dinner that evening. My husband and I had to make a last minute reservation elsewhere."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Everything was perfect the recommendations from friends, the wine, the food, the Ambience however, once the server arrived I was taken aback and disappointed from there on. The bartender was cocky and rude to. This is a stuffy place which falls flat in comparison to other incredible restaurants locally and in big cities. No desire to return although the good wAs delicious. Unfair how service staff can ruin your entire experience "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "You chose Pallet to celebrate my partner's dissertation defense and we had such a good time! The food is always outstanding and the service fantastic! We had the truffle fries (always great), the steak (comes with yummy mac and cheese), and the scallops. The scallops were cooked perfectly! I think our server's name was Sarah Jo (?), and she was wonderful!! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We recently went to Pallet for a small team dinner. The food was fantastic. Josh (Ashley), our server, was great, knowledgeable without being pushy, and fun. Will definitely return. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I had a hard time finding it just because the sign is hard to see. Keep looking though, it's worth it. I'm always looking for new places and this was my first visit. It is one of the old industrial buildings that have been gentrified. It was supposedly Salt Lake's first creamery. It was an all dark antique wood interior. Anyway the food was innovative. I had the meatballs and the dish had different size sides and I thought I was having vertigo at first but the meatballs were wonderful!!! For my main dish I had the Scallops and they were big and to die for. Any way, give this place a chance it may be your cup of tea or not but I'll probably be back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The atmosphere of the place is unique steam punk feel. I requested bartenders choice drink as long as it ha an egg in it. He then told me what went into the drink and take on the flavors. Tailor made! First time in Utah has any bartender came up personally and let me know what was involved in the creation of the drink I had ordered. Truffle fries is recommended and lamb."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Dining alone - i was in town for the night on business - was a mite awkward but once they realized I wasn't weird, just ready for some good food things improved. The cocktail list is broken out into two sections - little ones and bigger more serious ones. For a Wednesday night, a 3oz Phil Collins of silver whiskey, cynar and bitters was perfect. A salad of local mustard greens was fine, but could have used a bit of help from a better dressing. The chicken liver terrine with local carrots and turnips was a real star. Then a monster pair of boar rib chops followed. Perfectly cooked. Wine list is good and nicely split between small and big glasses too. Restaurant is beautiful, hung with nice oil paintings and and Edison light bulbs."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • " We look forward to returning often, as long as the expert attention to food and beverage service continues at it's current high level. It's the people who are all working together seamlessly that make the Pallet the only place to dine out in downtown SLC. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Pallet has a nice atmosphere and fresh food. Great staff. "
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening with great food and friends. Chris was our server and he was exceptional. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great restaurants are on the rise in SLC! I used be frequent Pallet as they first opened but hadn't been in 6 months or so. I took friends to Pallet for an early dinner on Saturday and was reminded of why and how much I love Pallet. Between the dim, sultry but romantic ambiance, friendly service, unique cocktails and delicious food, what's not to love! Every meal I have had at Pallet requires several order of truffle fries with plenty of special aioli dipping sauce, which changes regularly, tonight's was a green onion and lemon aioli (YUM) I dream of Pallet's scallops but I tried their new Bass dish, which was perfect in every way. I am already planning my next visit, thanks to the Pallet staff keep up the good cooking and cocktail shakin."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed Pallet very much! Service was outstanding. Food was excellent. WIll be going back again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, however, it seemed to fall short of the 27.00-30.00 per plate we paid. We had the special (seared trout w/ tomatoes & bulgur) and the steak with spicy mac & cheese. Our server was wonderful, perfectly attentive & knowledgeable. The candlelight was a little dim, making hit hard to read my grease stained menu. Apple slices w/ salt & ?? were served as an amuse. Odd flavor, could have passed on the apple slices. Drop the prices & you have an awesome neighborhood gathering spot. Otherwise, save your money and try another restaurant for that special occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I was a little skeptical about his resturant at first because I have never been and the menu was small. I didnt know if my date would find anything she liked. But thankfull she did and the food was beyond amazing!! I will be returning for my junor and senior prom."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Pallet always has a varied menu with creative variety. Love the food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Pallet is one of our absolute favorite spots to dine!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "It's been years since I've been to downtown SLC and what a nice surprise to see the food scene that has developed there. Pallet is wonderful! High marks in every area - great food, terrific service, intimate and warm ambience. If in town, I'll go back again and I would highly recommend it to anyone. LG"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "really nice interior, has a cool vibe, but the server did not describe the food very well. I felt like I was in some really pretentious cafe. The meal I ordered was described as heavy, well the boar was two tiny Kabobs, 3 bits each..... no one is getting filled up on that. My advice is order a couple appetisers the main couse is tiny tiny tiny. Way too proud of the selves."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Overall, very good, and I will go back, however I thought the prices were quite high for the food. My rizzoto was very tasty, but the portion was somewhat small. I am a meat & potatoes kinda guy, so I was not impressed with apple slices instead of bread on the table. The meal was very good, but the portion was on the small side for for price. I noticed the lady next to me ordered some kind of meat dish. It looked like a small appetizer to me, yet that was her full dinner. Taste was excellent, service was outstanding, and ambience was nice. Only downside was cost, for what I was served."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We gave Pallet a second chance, but we weren't impressed. The food was okay but not amazing. For the price, a better meal can be found in Salt Lake City."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This restaurant is pretty dark, so it takes a while to let your eyes adjust so you can see your date. The service and early plates started off great - the pork belly, salads and soup was wonderful. However, things went downhill pretty quickly from there. The entrees were not good; the raviolli was too sweet for a savory dish and the bass was seared on the outside but raw in the middle. We had such a hard time getting our server to clear our entree plates that we decided against ordering dessert. It took another 15 minutes for us to get our check and another 15 minutes for her to process it. This place has tremendous potential - just needs more attention to the details and could do really well."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I've given it three solid tries, and it's official. This girl LOVES Pallet! Great for girls night or a quiet romantic evening. Seafood is a must. Buzz, the chef, is a city treasure in a landlocked state with his mad fish skills."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Actually the appetizers AND the entrees were both very good. The meatballs were the best of the appetizers ordered. We also had the grits, gnocchi, mussels, and truffle fries at our table. The gnocchi was my least favorite of the group and I really like gnocchi. Everyone seemed disappointed with their desserts. Pretty sure we had ordered most of the desserts with our party of nine. However, I would definitely go again as I REALLY liked my scallops. My wife had the NY steak and liked it and she really isn't a meat eater, so it was kind a strange choice for her. Overall would definitely recommend. Service was was solid."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Really nice place with casual service at moderate prices"
    Dined on 2/27/2014