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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Salt Lake City

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Salt Lake City? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Rest restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1000)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Bodega is the street level Tavern, that offers no frills cocktails in addition to draft beer and shots.

With a reservation, or if allowed admission from the Bartender upstairs, you can experience The Rest. It is a subterranean gem that looks like a bar that Hemingway would have built. Dark wood, taxidermy, old books and plenty of good whiskey. Perfect place for privacy and escaping the world for a minute... Or hours.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Lucas was great. Great atmosphere. Loved the cocktails we were greeted with “upstairs”. We’ll definitely be back.
A photo of Log Haven restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4016)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
About the restaurant
Log Haven, long synonymous with wildflowers, waterfalls and fine canyon dining, is located in a historic log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest, minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Named "Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S." by USA Today and America's Most Scenic Restaurants (as featured in Forbes)! Consistently honored with the most national and local awards in the industry: Best Utah Restaurant, Best Salt Lake Restaurant, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and the coveted Hall of Fame Award. “This is the highest honor we can give a restaurant in Utah. It means that besides having great food, terrific ambiance and passionate people, something magical has happened to make this restaurant so consistently excellent on all fronts that it thrives as an inspiration to everyone in the business.” -Salt Lake Magazine
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food in an incredible setting! We dined on the patio and, in spite of most of the tables being filled, it was so peaceful. All we could hear was the sound of the waterfall and our own conversation. Log Haven has kept the same chef for many years and he is very gifted. The combination of flavors and textures are delightful. To top it off, the service matches the quality of the food and the setting.
A photo of Plated Dreams restaurant
4.6
4.6 (60)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bountiful
About the restaurant
Plated Dreams offers vibrant modern American cuisine, while relaxing in colors and style found nowhere else in Utah. Enjoy brunch or with colleagues, friends or with Grandma and the little one's! Kids menu available during Brunch hours only.

Step it up a notch with our all new Dinner service, Friday and Saturday 5pm - 9pm, reservations recommended!
Dinner menu features CAB filet mignon and New York Strip, fresh pasta dishes, fish, and short ribs to name a few. Feeling peckish and thirsty, stop in for an appetizer and cocktail!

As soon as you enter this restaurant, it's hard not to be slapped with the "Wow" factor and a jaw dropping eagerness to reach for those cameras. Our dedicated staff will be on hand to advise, serve and deliver what we hope is a memorable experience in a setting that's quite unique and fun!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Love this place! Favorite early brunch on Sundays!
A photo of Nona Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (117)
$31 to $50
American
Salt Lake City
About the restaurant
PLEASE NOTE: as we are primarily a patio restaurant, in the event of weather, we are unable to guarantee inside seating for outside reservations. we do cancel reservations after 10 minute grace period (please call if you’re running behind).

A backyard oasis
sister restaurant to the popular 9th and 9th pizzeria, nono, nona is a backyard oasis set behind a classic bungalow in downtown salt lake city. nona serves rustic, non-fussy, wood-fired dishes, fresh cocktails and beer and wine on our al fresco patio in the summer and cozy lamp-lit garage in cool weather.

come down the driveway and through our hops arch and enjoy a meal and drink with us.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Just such a great place to go and so relaxing, food was amazing!
A photo of The Capital Grille - Salt Lake City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (489)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Salt Lake City
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
KentB
Dined 3 days ago
Food was outstanding. Best NY strip I have had in quite some time. Service was very good but too slow.
A photo of Kimi's Chop & Oyster House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1451)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
About the restaurant
WE HAVE MOVED! OUR NEW LOCATION IS 4699 S HIGHLAND DRIVE, SLC, UT.

SLC's most glamorous, sexy and taste bud tantalizing restaurant has elevated their experience. Tear drop chandeliers, off-white banquettes, a mixture of velvet and sherpa chairs in the lounge and bar area create an ultra hip vibe for those who like to sit in the buzz !! For those who'd rather have a more quiet and romantic experience, the upstairs offers a more tranquil setting while overlooking the vibrance below. The other dining rooms offer either fireplace ambiance or Mt Olympus views! Our private rooms host up to 10, 20, 24 and 58 guests respectively. Our privately enclosed backyard patio overlooks Mt Olympus and features fire-pit seating!

Chef Matt's flavorful, hearty cuisine is as beautiful to look at as it is to savor! Local favorites include Chanterelle Mushroom Soup, Toast Smögen and Crispy Fried Chicken!

Due to the more formal and intimate nature of the ambiance, we welcome children 4 and over. NO INFANTS.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Kimi's Chop House is our favorite date night. Food and service are always excellent.
A photo of Tuscany restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2969)
$31 to $50
Italian
Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
About the restaurant
Leave everyday life behind and escape into the exquisite beauty of Tuscany. Tuscany is an idyllic location for any occasion aimed to make a lasting impression. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of a true Tuscan landscape or slip out into the aria fresca on one of three breathtaking patios. Enjoy an exceptional Italian-American menu paired with a top-rated wine list for an unforgettable dining experience.
Top review
bzmom801
Dined 3 days ago
It was such a nice environment on the patio. As more guests were seated it got obnoxiously loud.
A photo of Antica Sicilia restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1320)
$30 and under
Italian
Salt Lake City
About the restaurant
Welcome to Antica Sicilia
🍝 About Us
Established in 2016, Antica Sicilia has been a cherished culinary gem in the heart of Utah. With a legacy of excellence, we have proudly secured "Best of State" and "Best of Utah" awards for several consecutive years. Our dedication to authentic Italian flavors and unparalleled service has made us a beloved destination for food enthusiasts and those seeking an exceptional dining experience.

👨‍🍳 Meet the Maestro - Chef Giuseppe Mirenda
Behind our culinary magic stands Chef Giuseppe Mirenda and his family, whose passion for Italian gastronomy is unrivaled. With years of expertise, Chef Giuseppe crafts each dish with love and creativity, transforming simple ingredients into extraordinary masterpieces that pay homage to the traditions of Sicilian cuisine.

📍2020 e 3300 s, SLC UT 84109
📞 (385) 202-7236
🌐 https://anticasiciliautah.com/
Experience the essence of Sicily in every bite at Antica Sicilia. Buon appetito!
Top review
GinaS
Dined 1 day ago
The food was outstanding and the service was great! Best espresso martini I have ever had!!!!
A photo of The Charleston Draper restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1194)
$50 and over
International
Draper
About the restaurant
As a fine dining establishment, the restaurant has a dress code for indoor seating. STARTING MAY 01, 2023 RESERVATIONS INSIDE JUST CALLING THE RESTAURANT. ALL RESERVATIONS ONLINE WILL BE SEATED OUTSIDE PATIO. Nice attire/business casual is appropriate. No shorts, torn-jeans, hats/baseball caps, tank tops/tee shirts, flip flops/sandals or open toe shoes.

For summer patio dining is casual. Please dress appropriately for outdoor weather as we may not be able to move you to an inside table, if needed.

No children under 12 years old on Monday's - Saturday's (evening fine dining). No children menus.

For menu selections or to view our restaurant, please visit www.thecharlestondraper.com
Top review
MikeW
Dined 2 days ago
Great service and flavorful food in a charming setting. Drinks were excellent but pricey.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Salt Lake City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3127)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Salt Lake City
About the restaurant
Start your evening the Ruth’s Chris way – over a mouth-watering filet. Sit back and enjoy the most tender, extra-thick, hand-cut Steak you’ve ever tasted, served "sizzling" in butter on a 500 degree plate. Our extensive a la carte menu features fresh seafood, a variety of vegetable dishes, and eight potato selections. Enjoy our warm, elegant atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris genuine hospitality. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining in our state-of-the-art media equipped rooms is one call away.

Ruth's Chris Steak House- Salt Lake is independently owned and locally operated. We look forward to serving you soon!



Top review
Nancyvip
Dined 4 days ago
Marcus was awesome!! He could not have made our family feel any more welcome. He was friendly, and yet very professional, and knowledgeable. And the food was wonderful! Thank you for such a memorable evening.
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