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Date
Sat, 5/26
Time
8:00 PM
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Martine Cafe

4.4
781 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Martine Cafe offers a Contemporary American cuisine with influences from all over. An upscale-casual dining experience with new world shareable plates, international wines, craft cocktails nestled in an historic brownstone in downtown Salt Lake City. Zagat Survey listed us as "best, most unique and innovative cooking in town,' plus there's an 'imaginative wine list' to boot.”
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(801) 363-9328
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ed Heath
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Private party facilities
Martine Cafe has numerous in house catering options from small private groups to full corporate events from the casual social cocktail party to a prix fixe menu.
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Private party contact
Greg Fritz: (888) 927-0466
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Catering
We offer a variety of catering options from in-house to delivery. Call to customize your choices!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
City Creek parking (under the mall) is first 2 hours free, then $2 per hour each hour after. We offer validations at the register. For ease of drop off, you can park temporarily out front to let guests out. Handicapped and less-able individuals can access the building in the back alleyway. Call for details.
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Public transit
The Trax train will drop you off a half a block from our restaurant. It is free within some of the downtown area along with the bus service. This is very convenient if you need to take it to an event in the area.
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 781 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This place is amazing every single time! Anazing food, great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Loved the food...

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I love this gem of a restaurant in downtown Salt Lake. Besides being around the corner from the Eccles theater, parking is easy and the food is excellent. I have had many of the entrees but on this occasion we ordered the mussels and then the fried Brussel sprouts. There was so much food we couldn't finish what we ordered. Both tapas were fabulous. The mussels tender and not sandy with excellent seasonings. The fried brussel sprouts did not taste fried. I want to go back and eat the same thing again!!!!

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Graduation dinner U of U.
Place was dead. Staff dying to leave. Rushed service.
Cold food brought quickly.
Trying to clear plates before we were done.
Very sad. Trying to celebrate.
Martine used to be good.
I wouldn’t go back.
So sad.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The grilled gingerbread with salted caramel ice cream was the perfect ending to a perfectly seasoned meal. Everything was beautiful and delicious. Our server, Carlos was well versed in the menu and gave excellent recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This restaurant is one of the best for enjoying a solid meal of outstanding value in a venue with a big-city vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our first time to this restaurant. Very impressed with the unique atmosphere. Our waitress was attentive and exceptional at making us feel comfortable. The half and full entrees were perfect to the appetite. My pork entree was cooked to perfection and among the best I have ever eaten. The dessert smores were a real treat. Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

A favorite of ours! Great service, delicious cocktails, wonderful food and the cherry pie!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We love Martine for tapas! It's a lovely building and usually quiet enough for good conversation. Chef is great, food is creative and beautifully presented. Our only disappointment this time is that the small plates menu was shorter than at previous meals, so there were fewer to sample and share. Bring back the bigger menu!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Fantastic service and excellent food. I would recommend for business or friends.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A little inconsistent from time to time and too much sugar ie sauces in the desserts. Still a good choice downtown

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Service was great, but food was incredibly salty. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

It was a great location for a very special evening. Two friends from high school met each other for the first time after 25 years.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Had a great experience, the gingerbread was fabulous! Brandon, our server was terrific.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a group of six for dinner prior to an Eccles show on a Thursday. Our dishes all came our at different times and several items were nearly inedible. I was disappointed because I love Martine for lunch and I wanted to share it with friends prior to Hamilton.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Another great evening at Martine....Carlos was a most attentive and knowledgeable waiter-always anticipated our needs and supplied them....we love the food at Martine--the Fried Brussel Sprouts are divine, the fish perfectly underdone, and the ambiance just right. We come almost every time we attend the Eccles with Season Tickets. Great Restaurant!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We dined for the first time here for our anniversary. It was recommended to us by a friend. I had the salmon and it was amazing. The best parts were the desserts.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Before my trip to Salt Lake City, I searched the Internet for restaurants. I am so glad that I found Martine Café. It's a quiet and cozy place where one can relax and converse.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Went for our Anniversary. It was a slow night so we had amazing service and the atmosphere was calm and easy to chat. Great place to fall in love with your soul mate all over again.

My steak was perfect. The salmon was excellent. The Gingerbread desert was to die for.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Outstanding shaved Brussels sprouts salad and mussels! Second dining experience at this venue and both were superb!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I've been going to Martine for a decade and have always liked it, but the food is really off the charts good at this point. I know there have been a couple chef changes over the last 10 years. All I can say is please don't change this chef! I will be back over and over and over. So yum.

Oh, and I'll just say that the quantity of food that you get for the price has significantly increased since 10 years ago. If you haven't been in awhile, I highly suggest revisiting this beautiful, old restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service and food. Chef made an amazing vegan meal
For my daughter.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had a tickets to an event and were rushed on time. Your server Katherine was very accommodating. The food was all delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I did not have a good experience. Though the service was attentive, the chocolate dessert heavenly, the wine good, and martinis beyond compare, everything else was disappointment. I must confess that the food looked like, tasted like, and was of the quality of cafeteria food.

I got to the restaurant at 8:45 pm on a Saturday night. The twin dining rooms, which were darkly paneled and dimly lit, were nearly empty. I ordered the beef ribeye. I was startled that what arrived was a plain round slab of meat, nearly as large as the plate on which is was served, smothered in a thick sauce au poivre, which looked as though it had been simply ladled on. I had asked that the meat be cooked medium rare, but it was served well done. It was tough and of poor quality. Except for the time and hassle involved, I would have sent it back to the kitchen and chanced another entree. The meat portion did leave room for a portion of green beans, which were watery and tasteless, and a skimpy portion of potatoes au gratin, which were overdone. I also ordered a small plate of roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan cheese, but the cheese overwhelmed the sprouts.

All in all, I could not understand why my experience was so more disappointing than that of the many of the many other patrons who rated it so highly, and regretted my choice to go there.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We enjoyed our first visit. The staff did an amazing job while not being in our space. Food items were as expected and very good. We will be returning. Being very near Eccles theater north door is an extra plus.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Love the atmosphere.
Again, Not impressed with the small plates.
Needs culinary improvements.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great dessert!! Friendly staff. The food was good but a bit salty on this particular night, not in past visits though. Will return.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We've been regulars for many years, and love the atmosphere. However, the food hasn't been as good. What I had thought in the past as a "one off" experience has continued - so over salted to make one think they are trying to compete with the Great Salt Lake. Sadly this may be our last visit.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The main flavor was salt - way too much salt; disappointing as we liked this restaurant the one other time we ate there.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This place was pretty good, nothing like amazing about it but it was a fun and different place to try for our girls night out. The drinks were strong, which we love, the food was just ok though. The dessert we got tasted like medicine instead of cherry sauce. But the vibe and ambience was awesome. Maybe more of a appetizer and drink spot. Although they forgot to bring our appetizer we ordered until after our food was delivered... which was roasted brussel sprouts and they were way too salty!!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Interesting food choices

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Martine Cafe has long been our favorite restaurant in SLC. We enjoyed the Pris fixe menu last Saturday. The fish and chicken entrees were perfectly prepared, and the cherry pie was splendid. The location is convenient for pre- and post- events, as well as to shopping at City Creek. The service is generally attentive and professional. We are rarely displeased with meals at Martine.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was amazing as always. I had a 20oz. steak they had on special. It was really delicious. Service was great. Food was great. Perfect for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Martine Cafe is a wonderful experience. We went on Valentine's day--I love that I could reserve seating through open table 10 days in advance! The food was simply spectacular and so unique--nothing like this in Utah County where we live. It's a little more costly but well worth it. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Martine is one of our favorite places. Friendly and has a NYC feel to it.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I should’ve known Valentines menu would’ve been double or triple the normal menu… Besides that was a nice place.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We've been going here for years, but I think this will be the last time. The culinary scene has caught up with Martine and there are a number of better restaurants in this class now. I was especially disappointed in the set menu for Valentines day, as we had chosen it because both our first and second choice restaurants had set menus, and we wanted the flexibility to order what we wanted. Both the other restaurants clearly displayed the set menu/valentines day "special" via both Open Table and their websites. Martine did not. The main course (rib eye) was both under cooked (came rare when ordered medium rare) and of about the quality I could pick up on sale at a local grocery store (thin cut, lots of fatty pieces). The ambiance is still fine, as was our service. However, for the price there are better options in Salt Lake for a high end meal.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were rushed through our meal. Even when they brought the mains and I said we weren't quite ready they still dropped them. Food wasn't as good as I remember but that was probably tainted by the service. A Spanish inspired restaurant shouldn't try to turn and burn a four course meal in an hour. Also our wine had gone bad... It's not that we didn't like it, it was just bad and had clearly been open for far too long. We were still charged for it.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Martine’s has quickly become our favorite restaurant in Salt Lake. The ambiance is soft, quiet and romantic and the food has never disappointed. The service is always great wether it’s been Katherine in the past or with Carlos recently. The Valentines menu was awesome and the caramel gingerbread dessert is now my favorite.

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