Eva

4.6
236 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
Eva is dedicated to and named after chef Charlie Perry's great grandmother. Eva Coombs passed on her respect for quality ingredients, an emphasis on the nourishing benefits of food and most importantly, the shared pleasure of eating. At Eva, our shared plates promote a communal sense of enjoyment. We have an extensive and varied small plates menu, craft cocktails and hand picked wine list.




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RS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The "small plate" offerings were elegantly creative and scrumptious. We enjoyed three between the two of us and shared one entrée. OMG. My only regret was not being able to compliment the creative force directly. I hope this review suffices. We'll be back!

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LT
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our impromptu dinner at Eva's. The food was great, the daily cocktail special was delicious (and potent). The service was friendly although not super attentive. The one thing I would change is to ask for a table further from the door - there was an icy draft hitting our table every time people came into the restaurant.

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F
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We took a family here for a special dinner. The food was lovely, and the staff was a accommodating for one of the gluten free in our party. The small plates are perfect to share. We especially loved the cocktails and the shrimp and hominy plate. We will be back for sure. Very fun scene!

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NA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Thoughtful server, asked us if we had an event to get to, which we did, and made sure we were taken care of in time.

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j
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every dish was amazing and perfect to share with our group of 4.
We will return.

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W
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Eva. We love the creativity of the small plates. The service staff is terrific. If we have any comment it’s that they serve absolutely miserable coffee. Why not get some good coffee like La Colombe from Philly?

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good interesting food. Forgot to serve a dish. Came late but no charge.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with a great atmosphere. The prices were a bit high but well worth the food.

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EF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Likely the bet small plates/tapas in Utah. Well designed and executed plates with that extra thought and touch that just pushes them beyond everyone else. Very tasty! Will return often!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great and inventive tapas. Well done!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Before the JAZZ game on Saturday night we met our friends at Eva - it was both our first times. We had a small charcuterie tray that had a fine amount of cheeses and meats. We had cocktails and chose 4 more plates. My sangria was pretty good. We all really enjoyed the Fig and Pig pizza. It was delicious. We agreed the pork belly was more belly than pork. The steak bruschetta was tasty but hard to split up into four- it was kind of like a big salad. I would’ve enjoyed it pre parceled out with the various flavors on individual crostinis or something. Some people get the steak flavor and some more of the arugula. We had the sliced broccoli which was fine, but not spectacular. It felt very lite and relatively healthy. We definitely didn’t stuff ourselves. It was a nice way to linger over drinks and dinner. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. I would’ve preferred the plates to be served one after the other, but they were all brought out at the same time. We were able to walk to the game (about 20 mins) and we enjoyed the evening.

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ML
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Since moving to Salt Lake, have returned to this place more times than any other.

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OM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food - too much truffle oil

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful, the restaurant was just perfect, close to any downtown activity.

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BS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and experience of Eva's was fabulous. We have already suggested our friends and family try Eva's many times and we plan on eating there again the next time we are in the SLC area. All of the food was excellent. Most worth mentioning were the Warmed Olives, Chopped Salad and the Pork Belly tapas.

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E
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent food could have been better with seasoning (salt and pepper) and a hit of acid (citrus).

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S
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dining experience! Our server (Anatacia). Her suggestions were spot on, and while she was attentive..she was not intrusive. She even brought us a complimentary fry plate because I mentioned I heard they were good! The new cauliflower plate on menu is awesome!

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LM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We sat in the back patio section and the atmosphere is beautiful. The food was excellent. The only issue we had was they forgot to bring out one of our dishes. We were full so decided not to wait for it and they took it off our bill.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The plates were perfect for all of us to enjoy and leave happy.

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Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. They are so good at accommodating our allergies and the food is SOOOO good.

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CN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I expected much and was quite disappointed. Food was just ok. I loved the gnocchi, rest was a bit bland with the fig and pig pizza being just awful I thought.
We waited a very long time between the dishes and were seated on a tiny table just couple of feet from the next table and to the point that it was uncomfortable because it was like we were all sitting together which wouldn’t be such a bad thing if we were not trying to have a dinner to celebrate our anniversary and that other table was just not that loud. Oh, and if the waitress didn’t have to stand in between that tiny in between space to get their orders and bring them food. I mean she was practically sitting on our table but I suppose it was not her fault. For this type of food I know better places in SLC and we won’t be going back.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were amazing! We do not like to sit in the bench style seating while on a date - that’s the only reason it was 4 stars rather than 5. Brussels sprouts...whoa! Love em!

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s
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Eva followed by David Sedaris at The Eccles! We had a great dining experience. Excellent food and service with Michael. When we were seated, he asked if we were trying to make the show. And his food recommendations were great. I’ll come back.

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C
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eva never disappoints. Friend said it was the best food he's ever had in his life. Can't wait to return!

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to have a lively meal with food that is truly special and worth every bite. Came here with a business partner and it was the PERFECT place for great food and even better atmosphere. The Asparagus was prestine, but the fried cauliflower with a spicy cury was the star of the show. There are so many options to choose from, you can't go wrong.

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L
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very good meal before seeing a show at Eccles. It was crowded! Asparagus dish was, once again, the best! I enjoyed the steak, but my dining companion found it too stringy. The broccoli dish was also good. I had sangria, which was good, and a glass of wine. A little pricier than I remembered, but good!

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LW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Each of our dishes was well seasons beautiful presentation and very tasty. It is a cozy atmosphere but the tables were a little too close which made it difficult to have a conversation

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LI
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner here this week. We tried so many different dishes, some of our favorites were the arugula pizza, the fig and pig pizza, and the gnocchi. Everything we tried we liked except the cheese and meat board. It was a bit sparse and the cheeses were minimal and not very good. Desserts were tasty, we tried both the chocolate cake and the corn cake. Portion sizes were very good for tapas. Overall we enjoyed our meal very much.

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W
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal, very nice server. Salad and broccoli a little too tart. Please get paper straws. I understand you don’t want plastic straws, but there are alternatives.

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MJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Inattentive service on a Monday night when the restaurant was less than half full. The cheese and meat board is not up to peer standards, essentially garlic crackers and smiths level cheese of the tiniest serving possible. The capicola was of poor quality. The platter was served with more pickles than any other item.

The pizza was fine.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Highly recommend this quaint little restaurant. The food was incredible, unique, and delicious. Love that the plates are shareable for 2 and reasonably priced based on high-end ingredients.
My only issue was the tight seating which, while can contribute to a quaint atmosphere, so tight made it a little difficult to feel any privacy. However, that would certainly not be enough to sway me from returning or recommending to others!!

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DE
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was awesome - handled getting a surprise dessert out for my daughter and her friends when they were distracted and got us out the door in time for our show. Always great food.

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We usually enjoy Eva, but our waiter didn't know anything about the specials ("I didnt really get a chance to try them") didn't have any suggestions for dishes ("you guys pretty much got the good ones"). Also I am alwsys freezing in that restaurant. Tonight the beets, fried chicken and shaved broccoli were good. Short ribs were meh.

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MB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little spot downtown, but as you’re probably aware, parking is a challenge. The food is delicious and they even had a white wine from Vienna, Austria! I highly recommend this place!

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h
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting from NY, my Son at UofU wanted us to take him here. We loved it. Great food, great service, cool atmosphere.

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San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I try to sample something new every time I eat at Evas. It is always a good choice! Sunday evening at 5:30 we were the first ones here, but the place was packed within 20 minutes. I had the crispy polenta with mushrooms and shrimp and hominy. The shrimp were perfectly cooked, while the polenta and mushrooms were absolutely divine! My friends each had a pizza, fig and pig and mushroom, and shared a plate of roasted vegetables. Of course, we passed the plates around and all thought the meal was outstanding. Great food, good stories about a recent trip to London, with simple but wonderful ambience.

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CN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty small plates. Fun location and a great experience

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IW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great service at Eva's. Interesting small plates for meat eaters and vegetarians and creative cocktails, the small wine selection is always good value.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fabulous. $85 for two of us!

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DT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice little place to go for pre theater dining. Everything is small plates. Hit or miss with the offerings... trout and gnocchi were great, brussel sprouts good, calamari not good --super rubbery and seasoning was off. Overall pretty good place to dine.

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