Bistro 222
Bistro 222

Bistro 222

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistro-222.com/
  • Phone: 8014560347
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Jewell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our management team for catering information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our management team for private dining information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 200 South
  • Public Transit: Gallivan Avenue Trax Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Weekend Valet, Street parking. 1/2 block from Gallivan Avenue Trax station. Several pay lots with in walking distance.
A word from Bistro 222
Simple yet elegant food, An upscale yet casual environment and a fantastic team of hospitality professionals. That’s what you can expect from Bistro 222. We offer a full bar, 80 bottle wine list and a seasonal contemporary American menu. Bistro 222 is a LEED Certified restaurant set in the lobby of the 222 Main building. Sit and enjoy our beautiful floor to ceiling windows that look out onto historic Main Street, from the comfort of one of our many high back booths.
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Bistro 222 reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)notable wine list (24)special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (16)great for lunch (15)hot spot (13)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (12)scenic view (11)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Extra effort
    nosaltdiner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    When I advised our server of my problematic low sodium diet, he assured me I'd have mo problem. Since many of the entrees are prepared/cooked to order, I was able to get the dish I wanted with no salt added. Our server was efficient, funny, just the right amount of contact to ensure our satisfaction. I highly recommend their home made gelato - they offer a large selection of fresh, innovative flavors. Overall, a very pleasant and fulfilling dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fell Short of Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Bistro 222 is a contemporary-designed bistro located in the heart of Salt Lake City. While on business travel we chose this restaurant for dinner. The wine selection and recommendation was really the highlight of the evening. The lamb pasta lacked flavor and was in need of S&P which couldn't be found on the table. The kicker was when we requested a side of bread to accompany our meal, three very thin slices of baguette arrived (one for each of us). Come on. If you're going to be on Open Table, focus on delivering the best experience possible. Oh, and get a dessert menu. You're a bistro right.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was good but service was poor. I understood that the restaurant recently changed owners and that the staff were in training, or new. But for the price, and assuming that they wanted to be portrayed as a high quality food place... they missed the mark.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Desserts are a MUST
    TPMags
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The desserts are are amazing! They change often and are always current and seasonal! Delicious!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Utahfoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Bistro 222 is a great new addition to the downtown restaurant scene. The food is exeptional. The menue is diverse and creative. It has an excellent wine line and the service was attentive without being obstructive to the conversation. This is an undiscovered gem in the heart of the business district of SLC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Main Addition!
    mary
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've dined here before and it just keeps getting better. Good food, good service, nice surroundings. Dined here before the opera on Saturday evening since the Capital Theater is very close by. We shared a salad, and then for the main course we had Hangar steak done med-rare with home made shoestring fries. The owner Christian came by to greet us---we also noted that he was pitching in and serving that evening. Enjoyed salted caramel and pistachio gelato--on the house! It's also made fresh here every day! Another great eatery in Salt Lake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Menu was in transition
    Lbjpiano
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was looking forward to lunch after reviewing the menu online however our server told us they were sort of in transition between menus. Several dishes had substitute ingredients. I will have to try it again with the new menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find on Main Street
    sandwich4me
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This was a repeat visit for us as our first experience during Dine Around was great. The owner came to the table to greet us. The server was warm and personable and the chef made an appearance to discuss his career and food choices. We all ate separate entrees and they were superb. We'll go back again. The whole experience was memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Find
    Millpuppy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I are avid theatre goers, and always do dinner before a show. This was a great new find, with a delicious menu and within walking distance of the Capitol Theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible experience
    Steph
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Mediocre food. Hostess was not at front when we came in. Service was terrible and extremely slow. Waiter disorganized. Timing and presentation of entire meal was poor. Took 20-40 min to get drinks. Entrees arrived in 30 min time window. No attempt to apologize or address our concerns was made by waiter or management.
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  • Too bad
    Charcharcoco
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Love the location, decor, ambiance of this chic, downtown restaurant. This is the second time I have hosted a business dinner. Unfortunately, the food disappoints. Presentation is beautiful but it never quite tastes as good as it looks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed feelings
    MhambsterVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I went here for the lunch Dine-o-Round special: a bowl of creamy tomato-basil soup, and a grilled cheese sandwich. The soup was a small serving, but was really amazing. I loved it. A good, herby flavor to it. Not too strong on the basil, and not sweet at all, which too many tomato soups are. It was a great texture too. Not completely smooth, and with little tiny bits of something almost crunchy. Awesome. The grilled cheese sandwich was a real disappointment, however. It had three mild cheeses, so the flavor inside the sandwich wasn't strong, but the out side was just toasted. No butter or anything, and no flavor. Just melted cheese inside of dry white toast. That was too bad. I'd go back for the soup, but the rest... Not so much.
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  • It's good.
    Amsterdam
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Everything about it is good. Not my favorite, but good. I didn't have any complaints, but I wasn't "wowed" by any means. It is very clean and well decorated, but it also seems just a bit hollow. The food was not bad, but also not my favorite. One notable benefit is that the menu is overall relatively affordable, so it's the perfect place for meeting someone, or for a business exchange. My favorite thing about it is the location. Everything you would ever want to see in downtown Salt Lake City is within walking distance. The Bistro 222 is really central in the small corporate section of Main Street. It's a nice place; low key, which may be what you're looking for.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New discovery
    sandwich4me
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent, quiet experience. Portion and service were good. A great find for those attending an event downtown or just dining downtown.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bistro 222
    Tiburon
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Excellent food...will most definitely plan another trip to eat at the bistro
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entree to the Rescue
    dcacgs
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I was very excited to finally have time to try Bistro 222. I had such high hopes after reading a lot of hype about this place. I was a little...no, VERY disappointed. Our server was friendly and accommodating, but the food was a let-down. I ordered the corn chowder and Mexican corn for appetizers. The corn chowder was served over a black bean "salsa." Not only was the flavor of the chowder muddled, but the beans tasted like they were poured out of a can: dry and unseasoned. The raw red onion didn't go unnoticed, but didn't add a lot. When the word "Mexican" is accompanied by corn, I expect some kind of seasoning or spice. There was none. It was sweet and not what I wanted. My entree was divine: chicken and spaetzle. Thank goodness!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent experience
    Lovin4horses
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Met my mom for lunch here. Had their dine-o-round menu which was a bit disappointing as the entree was simply a grilled cheese but it was really great food. The staff was friendly and helped us immediately, we had great service the entire meal, we were sat at an awesome table and the experience was really awesomely
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Riles
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Looking for a place to eat in Salt Lake, you need to try this one. The service was great, the menu a good variety and the food prepared as we ordered it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner al fresco
    MarathonManVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed patio dining on a beautiful autumn evening. I highly recommend the butterscotch pudding with salted carmel!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was good and it had a pretty wide variety of options. It wasn't crowded at all when we went, but the service was incredibly slow.
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    good for groups
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  • Outstanding Downtown Spot
    Andrew
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Modern and elegant interior, truly outstanding food. The pork loin chop was simply incredible. Plus, they have some of the best gelato I have had. We had peanut butter chocolate, pistachio and maple bacon. Yep, bacon gelato, it was smashing. Probably the best desert though was the butterscotch pudding over a bed of crushed Oreos. Unreal. This place is a must for foodies hunting for a cool downtown restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soooooo Good!
    goodfood
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We loved it! The food was fantastic, every course! Beautiful presentation, wonderful preparation and OH…the flavors! The wait staff was attentive and friendly and we had a truly wonderful evening. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Late summer menu just so-so
    CCHack
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've dined at Bistro 222 several times, and this weekend for the first time in a few months. They've changed the menu, and everyone's meal was just sort of ok, not great, not terrible. They took one of our party's order incorrectly, and so he had to wait for his meal while we started on ours. The trout was good, but surrounded by a bizarre (but pretty) melange of uncooked veggie strips that were inedible. I can't imagine what they were thinking except, hey, this is easy and cheap, let's do this. I might wait for a winter menu before I go back. They used to have a lovely short rib lasagna that was quite good but it's been off the menu for a while. perhaps they have a new chef? new owner?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • utefan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service and atmosphere were fantastic - Eclectic menu - great specials - perfect portion size - Highly recommend this for any occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My new favorite restaurant. New York is a must. Great appetizers. Try the fish tacos. Great salad. Dessert options have been delicious and a new variety each time. We will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great venue, food could be amped up
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant space is gorgeous and well appointed. Our server (Tony) was perfect. He was knowledgeable about the menu and was happy to share his opinion when we asked about specific items. We got olives and the popcorn apps, which were solid. I had the wedge salad and daily pasta. Each of those was lacking something to push them over the top. Perhaps a zip of citrus on the salad, or a parmesan crisp or small piece of grilled bread with the pasta would have done the trick. My dining companion felt the same about his salad and entree. Decent, but not quite matching the space.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Surprisingly wonderful
    debnajdVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was fantastic. We had the Meatball appetizer. It was so sweet and flavorful, it was almost like eating dessert. Also got the calamari appetizer. The sauce it come in is delicious. Ordered the prociuto pizza - great bread dough, cooked wonderfully in the woodfire stove. And ordered a lamb noodle dish. Lamb was so tender it fell off the bone, pasta is made in-house and tastes so fresh - great dish. We had fantastic service. Server was great at explaining how each dish was prepared when we were making our menu selections. Service was great throughout the meal too. Food was so good we will return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great time
    chapmans
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a great dinner and service - they had fresh heirloom tomatoes that were to die for and also a great chicken bite appetizer! Hanger steak was awesome and great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Small Portions
    LunchEater
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was great, but the portions were too small by half.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Untrained server
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food here is good. Our untrained wait person made the experience a disaster! Waiter no. 4 failed to write down our order the first time and got it wrong the second time. Then it took over an hour to get our food. We all had appointments after lunch and had to phone in with excuses. A Disaster!
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice!
    roots
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went to lunch with friends and it was a nice experience. The food was excellent and the service was good. Great for lunch and recommend to anyone downtown.
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    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • First time trying
    limaranto
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was very high quality and fresh. The food was worth the price. Not very kid friendly!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Left Hungry
    TheLegalFoodCritic
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good service and ambience. The problem was insufficient food for 2 adults and 1 child yet $50 food ordered. The quality was tolerable to fine (dish dependent). I ordered the New York Steak Sandwich and a bowl of the Turkey soup. For a $6-8 dollar bowl of soup, I was brought this good size bowl which tapered to a much smaller size towards the bottom and only the narrow bottom had soup in it. When I stood the soup spoon up in the bottom of the bowl the soup only covered about half to two-thirds of the round part of the soup spoon. The $16-18 special on the nocci (sp?) was the same amount and left my friend hungry. The chicken bite appetizer seemed dry and burnt. The child's pizza was best, good, and seemed reasonable in size.
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  • Great lunch
    CoupleExplorers
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Sandwiches, salad and french fries were delicious. This was a great place for lunch.
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    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food
    Foodie222
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was delicious and filling. Had a fun clean atmosphere. They were definetly short handed though on a Saturday night. The hostess was nice enough to help out with refilling our drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REALLY impressed!!!
    Southfork312
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Every bite of everything was outstanding! The wedge salad, field greens, fish tacos, pork chop, Long Island iced teas, dessert...all fantastic. Portions were perfectly sized. We've paid much more for food that didn't come close. Go there. It's great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Bistro 222 reviews archive.
  • Downtown Ono
    CPFOOD
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    A very pleasant dining experience. Every course was excellent with good size portions.
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    fit for foodies
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  • JohnB
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Consistently good . Have been here for brunch and dinner . Reasonable size portions . Interesting menu. I recommend
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful
    jtfdez5VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    First time at this restaurant to celebrate my son's college graduation. The food was wonderful and the service was great. We live in California but will be visiting SLC to see our son. Bistro 222 will be on are list of stops.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Refreshing Dining Experience
    foodaddict
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Me and my girlfriend came to try bistro222 out. We were pleasantly surprised. We normally don't get very good service and tend to not go out anymore but do enjoy trying new places. We did not feel stereo typed being a young couple. Our waitress was very informative and genuinely cared about us having a good experience. The food was on point and not over priced. The prices were surprisingly fair and welcoming to any budget. The wine list is spectacular. Bottles from across the world and prices to accommodate anyone. I will be visiting again and would recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic