BTG Wine Bar

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Wine Bar
Welcome to Salt Lake City’s first and only wine bar--BTG Wine Bar! Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, BTG (By The Glass) offers over 75 wines in pours of 2 ounces, 5 ounces, bottles, or flights. We also procure premium and artisanal spirits for our craft cocktails. We offer international & local brewer's beer, a small bites menu, and the full menu from Caffe Molise to complement our libations. The upscale and relaxed atmosphere lends itself to an intimate date or a large party. The close proximity to Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Energy Solutions Arena, City Creek Center, and the Salt Palace Convention Center make the wine bar a perfect pre or post event venue. The bar is available for private functions, private tastings, and banquets.
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j
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I wanted to like this place! Food was mediocre with limited selection, wind selection was abundant but when the server brought a flight of wine he couldn't tell us which wine was part of the 3 selections so we could not choose it again if we liked one over another. Service was slow and kept forgetting simple requests.

a
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always ,fantastic!!!

CB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Took my lady here for Valentine’s Day and it was fabulous 😊 I do wish the live music was a little bit louder. It was great. Truly enjoyed the entire experience.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates - ordered at least one of everything and ate family style. Excellent service and cool ambiance. Accommodated a group of 10 for us.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was really slow and inattentive. Servers were cordial but seemed like they had no odea what was going on. Multiplentimes things were brought to our table that we hadnt ordered. And then getting our server to bring what we ordered was difficult. Not a very good experience overall

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Well, they said I was a no-show, when I was actually there. So that was more than a bit disappointing.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I went in on a Friday night around 8:15 pm. The place was packed, and seemed understaffed. We barely saw our waiter, it took 20+ minutes to place our order, and some of our food arrived cold/undercooked. Two glasses of wine, which came out 10 minutes after our food came out, and four appetizers came out to about $90 with a tip. We didn’t send any of it back because we were short on time, but for the price point, that was seriously unacceptable. I don’t see myself coming back here ever, even if (my guess), the slow service and poor food quality had to do with understaffing.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good waitstaff. Love Louis!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service!

KE
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As always the food was excellent. Have had better service though. Service wasn't awful, however as a former waitperson I have very high standards for waitstaff.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice bar with a comfortable ambience and great wine. The staff is very attentive.

GA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and cozy setting for a glass of wine or for one of their flights. Excellent wine selection and the waitstaff are very knowledgeable. Wonderful ambience and great place for a night out or to catch up with friends. Would highly recommend.

D
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably pleasant place. Good wine selection.

Should curate the wine list more carefully. If you’re charging $100 the vintage on the bottle should match what’s on the list.

OT
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Our server brought us food like warm. And appatizer came out after the entree was served.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine selection here was lovely! For Wine Tastings I’m accustomed to California, but this bar carries excellent & various Red and White Flights. Definitely will go again!

KH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'm new to the wine scene, and my server was very patient and helpful in getting me started with some wine more suitable to my tastes. The music played was nice, and lighting wasn't super dim nor super bright -- more of a mellow vibe. Dinner was great along with it, and I rather enjoyed my first experience there. I will definitely be back, and with friends.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Need more servers for large groups

EB
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great night but was bummed that the wine pairing I ordered was not available. After all the time debating, it would have been nice to have that info ahead of time cos then I spent another 5 minutes trying to decide. Other than that, I will definitely frequent this place.

T
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine and cocktail options were outstanding, and the food was phenomenal! I highly recommend the tiramisu for dessert.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere, Great Wine, Great Food and Great Friends

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 for a birthday celebration and our server took great care of us and was so accommodating when it came to splitting the bill. All the food was delicious but the duck meatballs were a miss. Dry, and really strong flavors fighting with each other.

MD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at BTG!

PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I think the wine bar is a great place to meet friends and enjoy an evening out — if you have the money to splurge! $70 for a bottle of not-so-great Pino Noir is pretty outrageous, and the selection of Pino Noir was just so-so. There’s so many great Pinos’s on the market to choose from, but the wine selection here wasn’t what I had expected. Nor was the cost. Food was decent. I thought the presentation was a less than desirable. The staff was great though and I think that goes a long way! And the restrooms were awesome and clean!

GW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Such a great staff. Oh and don't get me started about the decor., amazing

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice set-up food and service was great. Will go back again.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an excellent evening at BTG. Our waiter was incredibly attentive and was able to help with every question we had. We had a large party with us and it was wonderful to be in such a perfect place to visit.

RZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Beautiful, romantic spot with a wonderful wine and cocktail menu. Food was lack-luster, but well priced and you can't beat the ambiance!

DF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BTG is one of the best wine bars that I have gone to. Especially when Louie, the sommelier , is there. Louie has a wonderful passion for the grape and has a lot of knowledge. The food from Caffé Molise was also VERY good. Dan F

EB
Salt Lake City
71 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good overall. Good food but limited selection. Reasonable wine selection but not well known items. They could really benefit by making their wine menu a learning tool rather than just a list. Just a brief note on each reflecting flavor notes and finish.
Pricey for serving sizes by the glass IMHO. Service was Okay, but not great. The cheese plate was very good BUT large. Our waiter could have noted that before taking our order. At that point, it was too much and much of it left at the table. Not a good value overall though NOT a bad experience. Rarely am I left just hanging after an experience but this place did just that.
Explore at your own risk and taste.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I just didn't like the layout of the tables. There are booths for larger parties, but just little round tables lined up in rows for parties of 2. Not at all intimate. Our server did a few things that irked me - one example is that she took my coffee order, then went to a table where a party of 4 had requested separate checks. She took their credit cards and processed and returned them to the table, then swung by our table again to tell me the coffee would be a couple of minutes because she had to go up stairs to make it (not my problem). She brought my coffee/espresso with no spoon, no sugar... you know, meh.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the decor and the vibe. The waitress was knowledgeable and friendly, but the service was very slow. One dish we ordered (burrata) was excellent, the other (baked goat cheese) came doused in so much marinara I felt bad not saving it for a pasta dinner later. All in all a pleasant evening and I’ll be back, but when I don’t have plans later in the evening!

UM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great selection of wines by the glass for Utah in a new location.

i
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Very disappointed. It wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t very good. My boyfriend and I were very underwhelmed. We got three dishes to share and some wine. Over priced for what the food was. Will not be going back

CL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Incredible wines. Fast & fresh foods. Will be back!

JE
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We got some great recommendations from their Somm... We're from VA, but always enjoy a visit to SLC to visit BTG!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The wine flights were so skimpy! I know it’s a sample
Of three wines but they were merely a sip of each! Moscow mule was the smallest Moscow mule
Mug I ever had and very weak! The salads were just a pile
Of lettuce! One out of the four main entrees was good. We went for our anniversary as we had never been before. I doubt we will h back.

KB
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After concert drinks.

KR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Sat at the bar and felt ignored a bit due to bartenders making drinks for restaurants.

With large parties it makes noise level inside a little disruptive to conversations

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3rd year coming to BTG and we have enjoyed every visit!!!! Food, GREAT!!! Wine selection, FANTABULOUS!!!! Service, we have always gotten SUPERB service!!!!

JF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience all the way arpund.. very knowledgable staff and food was great also