Everyone enjoyed everything! It was original, tasty and good to share. Our only iffy dish was the trout...too much breading.
This place is very charming and I understand the appeal, but we found the experience to be generally underwhelming. Dishes lacked depth and weren't particularly memorable. Service was also very slow; sat for over two hours for 5 plates, often with empty wine glasses. Wouldn't go out of our way to return.
The pizza (highly recommended by the server) came out to burnt to eat. Other then that, good food.
I found this place looking for dinner before a Eccles Center performance. They were attentive to helping us ensure we stayed on schedule while still serving delicious food. The atmosphere is informal and décor on the inside "patio" is very cool.
This was my second time at this restaurant, and it was less enjoyable than the first. My gin and tonic was flat, and half of the dishes we ordered (calamari, shrimp & hominy) were not very good. The harissa carrots were still pretty tasty, though not as good as my first visit. Also, we asked if they had outdoor seating, and the hostess said "yes" and took us to their back area, which is not outside, but rather in a roofed-over narrow alley (or something -- it's an odd space). I will probably give it another chance, given the dearth of good restaurants in SLC, but I was disappointed.
WE would never come back because of the noise level of the music.
We asked 3 times to have it turned down and it seemed to us as if they
turned it up.
Not pleasant to not be able to hear the conversation.
Music was not background music: it was soloists screaming.
We will not be back.
While Eva was not our first choice (only because we didn’t know how amazing the food was) I am so happy we stumbled on it after our other place fell through! The service was amazing, we got to try some delicious plates ranging from asparagus to trout to pizza, and it wasnt so filling we couldn’t eat dessert. The ambiance was also classy but casual and a little chic thrown in for good measure. Lots of food options to choose from as well. You have to get the warm chocolate cake with the ice cream!!! It was all amazing, and definitely an undiscovered gem in Salt Lake City!
An excellent Tapas location. Small operation but very friendly and excellent food. Recommend the Short Ribs and the Duck Confit.
The menu was eclectic, it really exercised my taste buds. I had the duck which was very well prepared. I would order it again in a heartbeat. We also had the meat and cheese plater for an appetizer. Any opportunity to have the some of the more exotic cheeses, somthing that as a rule isn’t found in the in my fridge, is wonderful. My wife had the steak and was very happy. The potions were reasonable.
The food was incredible. Perfect for a group.
I loved the “shared plates for family dining” idea. Great way to try a bunch of different things. All 6 of us loved the food.
The service was just ok. The staff didn’t seem super friendly, which definitely changes the atmosphere of a place.
The food saved the experience. I would easily give it 5 stars if the servers were friendly!
One of our favorite restaurants in SLC. We've never been disappointed. Small intimate dates or larger parties they've always accommodated. Highly recommend!
The small plates are great, but I didn’t see anything new since last year. Maybe change up the menu a little bit?
First time to Eva and overall a decent experience. The wine and cocktails were great and most of the tapas were delicious! The mushroom pizza and the asparagus dish were two of our favorites. We had high hopes for the meat and cheese board but were disappointed. The jar of cheesecake for dessert was also not a favorite. Overall, we would try it again and try different tapas. The ambiance was nice, staff was friendly and the drinks were great. Walking distance to the Eccles theater was a bonus.
Wonderful food! I try to explore Salt Lake City when I am in town for business and this dinner did not disappoint! Fantastic shared menu items and wonderful service made this a perfect evening after a long day in airports.
Great tapas and wonderfully created drinks! Loved this place for my sons birthday.
Very original dining experience. Will return again.
Eva's is always a hit. Food is fantastic! The ambiance of the back room dining is cozy, and sweet. Perfect for gatherings, dates, and other special occasions, or just because. My fav SLC spot.
Each dish was delicious but served 10-20 minutes after the previous one. We almost got up to leave after finishing our third dish and waiting 20 min for the next to arrive. It also was less enjoyable to have only one dish on the table at a time rather than being able to nibble st several things at once, which is more typical in a small plates venue. Waiter never returned to offer us more drinks and we had to commandeer another staff member. Still, whatever they were perseverating on between courses, each was extremely tasty!
tl;dr Great food, but if you’re charging what they’re charging, the customer deserves the whole experience to be great, and it wasn’t. It’s priced to high for what you get.
Absolutely amazing food. Deep, intricate flavors in everything we tried. The service left us wanting, however. At a place that charges $9 for five spears of asparagus, or $12 for gnocchi, you would expect excellent service to match the excellent food and expensive pricing. This wasn’t the case. Our waiter was wearing a ball cap, jeans, and a t-shirt. My date pointed out that servers are usually better dressed at Denny’s. A server’s dress should match the aesthetic the restaurant is going for - it didn’t. A woman next to us ordered a Sprite and was served a flat soda - the server didn’t tell her the carbonation machine was broken. Our server didn’t tell us or the table next to us that only half of the dessert menu was available, which was very disappointing seeing as we were some of the first patrons of the day (how are you ”out” of cheesecake?).
The food was well executed and very unique. A lot of interesting flavors that really worked!
This was our third time to Eva, and it was delightful again! The four of us shared 8 plates of incredible, perfectly cooked and well-balanced food and each had a handcrafted cocktail then shared a delicious bottle of wine. It is a small, cozy spot nestled downtown and an absolute must! It was very busy and our server, while attentive when we had his attention, was too busy.
I cannot believe the value at Eva. Incredible food and service with an unbeatable price. A wonderful experience all around.
I love Eva but it was a little slow this time and we had opera to catch. Even though I mentioned this to the server numerous times it did not get any quicker and we had to take our dessert to go. (This has not been a problem in the past).
The food was great, the service less so. We were visiting SLC and grabbed a reservation at Eva for our anniversary dinner. There were long waits between placing orders, our server never checked on our wine or water levels. Also, plates weren’t cleared between dishes, leading to weird flavor combinations.
That being said the food was great and the wine was excellent. Good value but I’d have a hard time wanting to go back again
Randomly picked thus place out of a list for a date night. So glad I did, the food was delicious and the staff was amazing. I will be back again.
A good place for simple but fun meal. Probably more fun if you are in a larger group so that one can sample different dishes. I think they should serve you a basket of bread...
Our visit was a bit underwhelming. The dining room is not large, yet everyone was seated in one portion of it, making for an unnecessary crowded feeling. The main focus here is small plates. We were not asked in what order we wanted the plates, but we did volunteer that we wanted the pizza first. We instead received a plate of brussels sprouts that sat for quite some time getting cold until the rest of our items were delivered all at the same time. The food was good but not extraordinary or particularly interesting. Overall, Eva was on the positive side of okay and we'd go back there in a pinch.
I was visiting Salt Lake City for a concert and chose this restaurant for convenience and the menu. The food was very creatively prepared and tasty. Service was warm and efficient, with three different servers helping me at some point. I will happily return the next time I am in town.
This was our second visit to Eva and our favorites such as the spinach and potato gnocchi did not disappoint. We brought friends and were able to taste more dishes such as the woderfully seasoned shaved brussel sprouts and the roasted asparagus. We also tried the fried chicken and would not recommend it. It was overcooked and came out swimming in a green and white sauce that was not only unappetizing looking, but also flavorless. This $13 dish disappointed. In fact, my husband felt the entire meal was overpriced. Six pieces of asparagus for $9! Yes, it tasted wonderful, but the price was over the top. I'd probably return for a special occasion, but not for everyday dining.
Very unassuming from the outside. Service great. Food was excellent (Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, flatbread, French fries) to name a few. Nice wine selection.
Had a great evening at Eva after looking at other online reviews. Had to add an extra person to the reservation at the last minute and the restaurant, while busy, was able to accommodate us at two adjoining tables. Great atmosphere, cozy fire in back, love the small plates especially for groups - enjoyed every single one we tried. Recommend highly.
Great food. Loved the atmosphere.
Went here the other night with my lady and the food was fantastic. We tried a bunch of different dishes and I can honestly say that every single one was quite tasty. The soy glaze that comes with Eva’s Steak was so good we ordered the flatbread for the sole purpose of mopping it up. I loved the crispy potatoes and dill in the Pork Cabbage Roll dish. And the Gnochhi was fabulous – pillowy soft with an amazing cream sauce.
The Brussel Sprouts and Charred Beets were very good too, although perhaps the least exciting of the things we tried. But the goat cheese that came with the beets was quite pleasant. We also enjoyed the Fried Trout dish, which was nice and crispy on one side yet flaky and moist on the other. As for dessert, we went with the Warm Chocolate Cake and the Candied Corn Bread, and although I enjoyed both, I though the chewiness of the Candied Corn Bread mixed with cream was the standout.
One thing I really like about this place is that there are so many items on the menu that look/sound good. You can go time and time again, mixing tried-and-true favorites with items that you haven’t tried for a unique experience every time. Lastly, I enjoy this place a lot more at night than during the day. Not because the food is any different, mind you, but the space itself just seems a lot more cozy and warm. I already can’t wait to go back.
Went here for a friend’s 30th bday dinner with a party of 5. We were all initially stoked to try this place as the menu had our mouths watering. The excitement quickly left. Our food was tolerable but not delicious and our drinks were unbearable. We ordered 12-15 small plates which was sufficiennt enough for a light dinner for our group (perhaps it wouldn’ have been enough if we had enjoyed the food though). The drinks all had very interesting tastes. Smokey, sour, strange. We passed around our drinks hoping out of our group someone would like them butnto no avail. It was so bad I politely asked if we could trade them in for ANY other drink so that at least it wouldn’t be a complete wash. The manager would not comp/switch any drinks. We grabbed our checks and went directly to Whiskey Street and Maxwells to save the night. :)
Food was decent, but did not wow us like we had hoped. One starter was okay, the other better, and one small plate was very bland while the other was very tasty, but had so many different flavors going on it was hard to decide what was going on with the dish. The server described the petite beef as "like a filet mignon" but it was definitely just simple flank steak when it arrived. A nice flank steak, but far from filet! We recommend Francks and other places in SLC for better food. We loved the ambiance and our server was great!
Great food and the server helped with surprising my cousin on her birthday meal by putting a candle on the dessert we ordered!
I have always heard great things about this restaurant so I finally went. The food was delicious plus there were so many different options. We had a very wonderful time and experience.
Every item we had was utterly plate licking fabulous! I could have eaten a bucket of fired cauliflower! The dessert - upside caramel corn cake was beyond words incredible. Divine drinks too. Can't wait to go back.
We had a group of 5 so we got to try a LOT of the small dishes, and they were all terrific, really good. Interesting options, and absolutely delicious.