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Eight Settlers Distillery, Salt Lake City, UT

Eight Settlers Distillery

4.2
4.2
400 Reviews
$31 to $50
Distillery
Eight Settlers Distillery & Restaurant is the culmination of a longtime dream to build a distillery and share the finest local foods with our community. Eight Settlers is a blend of the 1850’s traditional vintage western style with a modern twist of the second industrial revolution. The Chef’s inspiration for the menu is Modern American with traditional twists, while the spirits are distilled and blended to the highest standards with the best grains available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (385) 900-4315

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Lunn

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our Management Team at info@eightsettlers.com for all private event inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Cottonwood Heights

  • Parking details

    Free parking available in front of the restaurant as well as underground paid parking and street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

What 400 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Utah

    Lively

  • Salt Lake City

    Great for scenic views

  • Salt Lake City

    Lively

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  1. MH

    MegH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food! Five e trees and each was beyond expectations. Fabulous Chef. Pretty pricey and that is what we heard prior to our special occasion. We also have had friends not go yet because of prices. Excellent food and Ryan our server was spectacular. He was efficient, excellent service, authentically friendly. The upstairs dining was quite loud and only half full. Overall every one in our party agreed that we would return. Fabulous food and service!
  2. AP

    AngelaP

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place needs more exposure. I can’t believe the good quality meal and service. You can get in on a Friday or Saturday night. Come check out there halibut. Best brussels sprouts ever!

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded 5 days agoHello! Thank you so much for the 5-star review and compliments - we love seeing it and we hope to see you again very soon!

  3. LH

    LaurelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time with the Thanksgiving buffet! Food was great, drinks were lovely, service was excellent. We loved our little jail cell room. Will probably go back for a non-holiday meal at some point.

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded 5 days agoHello! Thank you so much for the 5-star review and compliments - we love seeing it and we hope to see you again very soon!

  4. J

    Jessicapt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good but the buffet sometimes ran out of food. Good good but not amazing
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving Buffet was wonderful!

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded 5 days agoHello! Thank you so much for the review - if there's anything we can do to create a 5-star experience we would like to know! Thank you!

  6. DW

    DanW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I was hoping there would be some dark meat turkey available. Also, I ordered a glass of wine (Pinot Grigio) but after about 20 minutes our server came by and said they were out of it. I just had water. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone yet, I'd have to give it another try.
  7. AC

    AliC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We had four in our party, no alcohol, one trip through the buffet for each of us, (there was a huge line) and no dessert and it cost us over $300. There was dessert - 1" squares of pumpkin cheesecake. One of us snagged one, not realizing what it was, and after a nibble, none of us were interested in facing the line for more. The Thanksgiving food was okay, if overly basic. The food was kind of bland, and there was no salt or pepper or wait staff to be found anywhere.
  8. RM

    RickM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    What a rip-off terrible food buffet? 10 foot long buffet of cheap quality swill wasn’t worth $10 never mind $60 I heard a lot of people complaining!You should be ashamed of yourselfs.I’ll make sure I post my opinion everywhere I can.
  9. H

    Hunter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our party of 4 had a decent enough time here, the ambience on the 2nd floor was great but we came for the Thanksgiving Day Buffett and the food was definitely not worth $60 a person. I Would not return or recommend going here for Thanksgiving.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner,
  11. J

    Jerry

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving buffet was well organized, maintained perfectly and the food was good. Some items were better than others. Stuffing, mashers/gravy, brussels spouts, salad and ham were perfect. The desserts were great. The rolls would be better replaced with various breads and butter doesn't require sweetening. The only disappointment was the turkey. It was warm and served fine but I'm not a fan of white breast meat only. I recognize that for a buffet at $60/person, it's tough to bake 50 - 70 turkeys and then carve and pan. But perhaps making 15 - 20 and distributing the white and dark meat from those into the serving pans of the uniformly sliced white breast meat servings would be more interesting. I would like to add that the reception and service we had was 1st Class and the cocktails were outstanding. We will return to this restaurant often. Thanks!
  12. RC

    RobertC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Thanksgiving dinner!
  13. HD

    HighDesertAL

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Turkey, ham, stuffing, all excellent. For the first year… Very good! Next year, need more deserts, and maybe a little bigger servings. C-U-next year!
  14. AC

    AllisonC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The high-top table was way too small to be dining at and the table slanted, and chairs were super wobbly as well. They put a time limit on the buffet, but yet the line was quite long to get the food- lots of congestion and the flow was not very conducive for that amount of people. It would have been better to have a buffet in each of the dining rooms. The food was good- fairly basic, but good=, but the desserts were all an epic fail. Overall ok experience- would love to go back for a regular dining experience but will not go back for a holiday event.

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded 5 days agoHi Allison - thank you for the review, however, we're sorry to hear about your recent experience at our establishment. We hope the next time you visit it is a 5-star personal experience!

  15. DG

    DonnaG

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Would have liked more of a dessert for the price instead of little bites of dessert. The turkey, stuffing, gravy and potatoes were great. Salad could have been better.
  16. CC

    CathyC

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving buffet. Only one buffet table, long slow line. Brussel sprouts mabe a little undercooked. Hard to cut and chew. Mini deserts were okay. Should have included pumpkin pie.
  17. JB

    JulieB

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We went for the Thanksgiving buffet and were disappointed. We appreciated that reservations were offered and the menu looked good. We were looking for a buffet rather than just a plated meal, which they offered. We also were greeted warmly and had fairly good service. The food options however were disappointing. I had to double check to make sure the menu was as advertised - and it was. However, the food was bland and the turkey seemed like warmed up deli meat rather than actually real carved turkey. Everything was on just a couple of tables - like we were in a conference room going down one side - rather than spread out so lines were an issue. They did refill the food regularly, but the buffet offerings were small. Unfortunately we did not feel like this was a good value for the price.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    First thing was, we were greeted by a very rude man. I’m not sure what his position is but I do know he drives a black Audi. Then, the hostess and crew seemed very confused on the seating. It was Thanksgiving Buffet and it was no way a buffet worth $60 a person. Also, you have a time limit to eat! If you go over your time they charge you more $. There is a little note on every table informing you of this rule. The only good thing was our waiter was very nice.
  19. F

    gerryF

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    scraps/slivers of turkey breast & ham. minimal selection of sides and a poor display of desserts cut in tiny pieces. definitely not worth $
  20. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I had requested a window seat or the library. Upon arrival, our table for 2 was in the bar, not even a proper table, but a small, bar height cocktail table with bar stools, designed for drinking, or hors d’oeuvres, not a $200 dinner. Very uncomfortable. There were ample open tables available the entire time we were there and my reservation was made well in advance. As for the next question, would I recommend Eight Settlers Distillery to a friend? Not for a special occasion.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We don’t typically eat out on Thanksgiving, but this year we had to leave town mid-day. 8 Settlers had a wonderful menu for us and the kids. Everything was a bit rushed, but I can understand that on a holiday. The one disappointment was the petit four desserts. I think everyone hoped for a full slice of pumpkin pie. Overall a delicious Thanksgiving meal!
  22. a

    amykay

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Don’t order drinks that aren’t on the menu. Couple of the dishes that we ordered at our table of six were over salted but other than that the service was fantastic, the ambience was nice and food was good.

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded on November 21, 2022Hi Amy - thank you for leaving us a 5-star review, however, we're concerned about your experience. Next time you visit us we would ask you reach out to the manager and show them this review, so we can ensure a perfect experience for you and your table. Thank you!

  23. o

    out2dine

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service was horrible. We had a group of six and several orders came incorrect. Wait staff was very lackluster and not attentive at all. Probably the last time I will go there on purpose.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ambiance is casual and inviting. The menu lacks variety and pricing is a bit steep. Food was good and drink menu had a wide variety of cocktail options.
  25. EB

    EdyeB

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch with the family. Food was great, Katy our server was AMAZING! Took awhile to be seated as the person checking in people would seat them, then get the party she just seated water and menus, then proceeded to take their drink orders. So the front entry started to get jammed with people waiting to be seated. Our reservation was at 11am, we arrived at 10:50am. By the time we were seated it was 11:15AM.
  26. GA

    GinaA

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good service and atmosphere. Food could have been better. Ordered the pecan halibut very dry.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We tried changing our reservations from 9 people to 8, because when we booked it, it said that we could be charged a $15 fee if not everyone in our party showed up and the reservation wasn’t changed, well someone in our party came down with covid so we Called the restaurant and couldn’t get an answer and never got a callback, OpenTable wasn’t allowing us to change the reservation so I messaged the restaurant and someone finally responded. Our reservation was for the sun room but when we got there we were told there was a wedding party up there, kind of disappointing our server was good, but when we all got our food, my wife didn’t get hers. We inquired with the server where her food was and were told some how her food order was deleted and she would have them cook it on the fly, even with that she got her food when everyone else was done eating as we were wrapping up the evening. The server did offer a complimentary dessert which my wife declined because she doesn’t partake in sweets and there was no further effort to rectify the situation. With the amount of money this place charges, and the hoops you have to jump through you would think a little more effort would be made on the part of management to ensure your customers are taken care of. Not sure I would come back here when there are so many other offerings around salt lake with better customer service and better pricing. This was a going away party for a friend and where it didn’t go perfect our friend had fun or was being polite not sure which but at least we got to see him off.
  28. A

    Asher

    Salt Lake City

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Eight Settlers a few times, but this was our first time sitting in bar/21+area. We really enjoyed the vibe and views of valley. Colby was our server and he was fantastic. Attentive and helpful with menu suggestions, but left us to conversation and didn't try to upsell. Cocktails and food were delicious. Really loved the brussel sprouts and cornbread. Entrees were the pork chop and halibut. Very good portions as you choose two sides with each entree. The mac and cheese is incredible! We had the molten lava cake for dessert and it was just ok. We look forward to our next visit!
  29. CM

    CherylM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fresh, the view is great, and you can't beat the character and atmosphere of this place!

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded on November 14, 2022Hello Cheryl! Thank you so much for the 5-star review - we love seeing it and we hope you visit again very soon!

  30. j

    jl600

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and drinks! The burger is delicious

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded on November 8, 2022Hello! Thank you so much for the 5-star review - we love seeing it and we hope you visit again very soon for another burger!

  31. DB

    DinerBoy

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to meet friends and business associates and family as well. Beautiful views. The food and drinks are great. You will be happy.

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded on November 2, 2022Hello! Thank you so much for the 5-star review and compliment - we love seeing it and we hope you visit again very soon!

  32. JH

    JohnHBusinessLunch

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrated our son in law's birthday on a Sunday evening- good food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely return.

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded on October 31, 2022Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review - if there's anything we can do to create a 5-star experience we would love to do so the next time you visit!

  33. BS

    BrendaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    This could have been such an amazing experience, however we were almost entirely disappointed!! On a recommendation, we made a reservation for the lounge for dinner and drinks. Looking online, the place looked pretty awesome & we were looking forward to a really great time. When we arrived, the host didn’t even acknowledge our reservation and seated us in the family dining area where several tables were filled with adults and children. Thankfully, our waiter was awesome - and when we mentioned that we were seated in the wrong area he apologized and offered for us to move to the lounge. Since our food had already been brought out, we decided to stay where we were to eat and then go to the lounge afterward. This is where it gets even more interesting. By the time we were finishing our food, everyone else had cleared out. Now one of the waitresses came in to clean up the dining room and proceeded to drag tables and chairs across the concrete floor. Talk about some awesome ambience!! NOT! I glanced her way, hoping she would understand how extremely loud she was being - and to no avail. She continued dragging furniture. So rude. Finally, we left the dining room to enter the lounge. Drinks were good, however extremely overpriced. Oh and that - let’s not forget that our evening was approximately $200 for a terrible experience. SO not worth it. Anyway - the bartender was neither friendly nor congenial. He simply took our orders, handed us our drinks, and then moved on. This is the first time we’ve ever experienced such a disconnected bartender. The good part is the food - tasted amazing. But again, extremely overpriced. We won’t even go back to give this place a second chance - simply because for what it has to offer, it’s far too expensive and the service sucks! Eight Settlers is a really cool place and could be so great but the cost and the poor service just don’t attract. I hope our waiter decides to serve elsewhere where he can be more appreciated!
  34. LL

    LindaLou

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    food was excellent, better than the other time I was there and our waitress was very friendly...

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded on October 31, 2022Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review - if there's anything we can do to create a 5-star experience we would love to do so the next time you visit!

  35. BC

    BrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were both impressed with the food and atmosphere. The "brussels" appetizer and signature cocktails were highlights for me. Service was excellent, thank you Eron for hosting a wonderful meal.

    Eight Settlers DistilleryResponded on October 31, 2022Hello! Thank you so much for the 5-star review - we love seeing it and we hope you visit again very soon!

  36. AB

    AnthonyB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Appetizers and cocktails were amazing, my wife and I both had the pork chop and both were overdone. The sides were so-so
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent our anniversary here. The food was amazing! Overall this was one of if not the best dining experiences we’ve had since moving to Utah. Not the cheapest dining experience, but we left full and it was definitely worth it! Cannot wait to go back again.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    The halibut was delicious, the sauce was perfect, the veggies were cooked to perfection and the chopped salad was good but the flat iron steak was tough and the sauce was not good. The Keylime pie was not that great for dessert. It had a strawberry drizzle that just didn’t match the flavors.
  39. PC

    PCNick

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not crowded this time of year for lunch. Great location, easy to get to and plenty of parking. Service was exceptional and the food was great. Two of us decided to get a Mac & Cheese side with our sandwich. Best Mac & Cheese I've had in any restaurant ever. This really should be called "Cheese & Mac" because of the amount of cheese in the dish. Seating options included tables & booths with a nice view of mountains as well as 4 person jail cells. Very nice.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I ordered the Benedict. Yum! This had very juicy and tender braised short rib, perfectly poached eggs, a rich and creamy hollandaise (I am very picky when it comes to hollandaise sauce) on toasted sourdough bread. It was absolutely heavenly. The breakfast potatoes were very well seasoned, but not crispy enough for my liking, but I don't really like breakfast potatoes that much anyway. I would think someone that did would love them. The ambience was service was great. I am glad I gave this place a whirl. I'll try dinner next time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Eight Settlers Distillery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (385) 900-4315.

Eight Settlers Distillery is rated 4.2 stars by 400 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Eight Settlers Distillery

7321 S Canyon Center Pkwy, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-4543

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cottonwood Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking available in front of the restaurant as well as underground paid parking and street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Lunn

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (385) 900-4315

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our Management Team at info@eightsettlers.com for all private event inquiries.

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