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Permanently Closed - Bistro 222

205 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Bistro 222 is an American Contemporary restaurant located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The restaurant offers a seasonal contemporary American menu and a full bar featuring an 80 bottle wine list. Bistro 222 is located in the lobby of the 222 Main building and offers an upscale, yet casual dining environment with floor to ceiling windows overlooking historic Main Street.

Bistro 222 serves lunch and dinner daily with a brunch service added on Sunday. Brunch at the restaurant features such fare as huevos rancheros, biscuits and gravy, omelets, eggs Benedict and flapjacks. Lunch and dinner at the restaurant offers an assortment of starters, pizza, salads, soups and entrées.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm , Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(801) 456-0347
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Johnathan Leblanc
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Private party facilities
Please contact our management team for private dining information.
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Please contact our management team for catering information.
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Cross street
200 South and Main - Downtown
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Parking details
Street parking. 1/2 block from Gallivan Avenue Trax station. Several pay lots with in walking distance. We Validate the lot behind Bistro 222. Check our website for map!
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Public transit
Gallivan Avenue Trax Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeR (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

My wife and I went here for our 11th anniversary. Everything was perfect. They were overly kind to us even though we thought we were a little underdressed for the restaurant. The service was amazing, and the food was even better. Bistro 222 will be one of or first choices for special dinners in the future. Thanks so much!

RaucusBacchus (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2016

Bistro 222 has great food. The Dark and Stormy was one of the best I've ever had, and I make a pretty tasty one myself.
i love the chic style & ambiance.
I am always puzzled that this restaurant isn't packed, as it really is a great spot to go.

vipLovetolunch (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2016

Ordered hamburger medium rare and it was rare. Kitchen redid it to my specifications and it was one of the best hamburgers I've ever had. My partner had Cobb salad and she said it was ordinary and not enough dressing.

vipSportygirl77 (Jackson Hole)
4.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

Our food was good, drinks were really nice. Our waitress was not the best but it did not ruin our experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2016

Met first time clients here for lunch. Service and food was delivered in perfect quantities. Noise level allowed for great conversation. Interior design and street views created a friendly atmosphere. Will return.

vipLoveGoodFood (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

We enjoyed our evening here. The food was very good and the service good without being over solicitous. Really enjoyed the lobster hush puppies (even though only 1 of the 4 of us wanted to order them). They had great flavor and texture and the blue cheese sauce that came with them was very good. The waiter had some great suggestions and really steered us in the right direction. It was pretty quiet for a Saturday but it was also Memorial weekend. The music was good without being too loud and overwhelming. Will definitely come back again. There were other things on the menu I would've liked to try.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on May 22, 2016

Fabulous spot for brunch where you can actually hear each other speak. The new chef Chris is spectacular and knows what makes an amazing brunch menu. The service is amazing and the drink list is unbeatable at 2 dollar mimosas and bloody Mary's. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation. Their dinner is divine as well! Can not go wrong.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

Tables far enough apart so you don't have to listen to other people's conversations. Service was a little slow but that is OK because you will want to savor the food and take advantage of the atmosphere. The food was good but at other times I have eaten here it was better, so it may have been an off night. It is certainly worth a try for locals and visitors.

yummy (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

The trout (with brussels and bacon) was stupendous. Would highly recommend. Dessert was very nice. Really well managed place, as you can tell from the service and the attention. Surprising to have this level of food in SLC downtown.

Cooey2 (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Love Bistro 222 which is set in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The menu is varied and the spirits are delicious. The outdoor dining in good weather is wonderful. Most everything on the menu is very good, however, I would not order the Cobb salad again. Need a little more privacy or talk time -- ask about a reservation in the back room where you are away from the crowd. I highly recommend this restaurant and it is a good experience.

JTuesday (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on April 21, 2016

The bar is contemporary and tastefully designed. The service is friendly and helpful while being mostly on time. The wine list is large and varied. Everything else was just about average. The truffle fries might as well have been store bought with the grated cheese not adding much.The herb aoili was all too lemony and plain ketchup was prefered. My dates steak, while delicous, was overcooked. My spare rib with pastashio crust was good, although the meat itself was bland and tasteless on its own. Despite it being very tender I could not bring myself to finish it once the sides were gone.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2016

First time in SLC and chose this restaurant randomly. Halibut was excellent. Reasonable wine selection, but I'm a California wine snob ;)

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

Our "local cheese and charcuterie" plate only had cheese with hard crusts and no charcuterie. The french baguette was hard as a rock and we found a piece of plastic wrapping on the plate.
I will not recommend this place to anyone. We had out main course at another restaurant nearby.

great (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on March 20, 2016

The food and menu are excellent. The outdoor patio was quiet at times and noisy at times as noisy Sunday Brunch can be. Try this brunch and the special Bloody Mary or a nice mimosa

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

Live Piano, unique drinks, and a caring staff all help to bring this modern eatery together. Our meal was delicious! And the waitstaff was wonderful.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 17, 2016

We were in SLC for a convention and went to Bistro 222 twice for dinner--the second time because the first was so enjoyable! The layout is perfect for groups. We had 3 groups of 8, and it was very comfortable. The food was extraordinary and service was great.

Fantastic (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2016

This was one of the best restaurants I have visited in Salt Lake City. We were looking for a place that could get us right in, and took a chance on Bistro 222. The overall service was fantastic, and the menu was great. We were both in the mood for fish, so I got the Sea Bass and my wife the salmon. One of the best Sea Bass meals I have eaten. The salmon was a pretty thick cut, and ended up being slightly under cooked for my wife's taste. The cook was very apologetic, and gave her a new cut, and comped the whole meal. They went above and beyond expectations, and the meal was incredible. Will definitely be returning!

cdrted (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

Excellent, as always. Highly recommended, especially for pre-theater. Entire staff is very accomodating

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on February 22, 2016

I like the concept of this place, the decor is cool and modern but it appears to be failing badly based on our experience last week. We were the only group in the entire restaurant and the staff tried hard but eventually seemed to lose interest just as all the anticipated customers have lost interest. It is a shame as the food was reasonable (not great) and even with people at previous visits, it was a quiet place to chat with visitors and have business meals.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

There food was gross. The server was very attentive but awkward and kept inturupting me and my date. It looked great. And it was very expensive for food that wasn't good. I will never go there again and I will only recommend my enimies to eat such distasteful food. They had a good wine selection, but the lamb meatballs kinda tasted like arm pit, the steak tasted too sweet and wasn't an even cut, but they did cook the thicker side to what I asked for. The live music was nice, it looked great, but it was a restaurant and for somewhere that serves food I wasn't impressed.