Fireside on Regent

4.3
64 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Fireside is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake, and is located on the east side of the new Eccles Theater on Regent Street. Chef Michael Richey and the fireside group bring contemporary American cuisine to Utah, focusing on Central Italian wood fire pizza and house extruded artisan pasta. Fireside is committed to supporting local farmers and sustainable products.
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AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pizza we've ever had. Great service and atmosphere.

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JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific experience. We love the proximity to the Eccles Theater and the food and atmosphere is perfect, without rocking the wallet. Our server was attentive, the food was delicious, and the warm brussel sprouts appetizer and pizza are amazing. Highly recommend.

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

I wanted to give 4 stars but there were several big issues.First off the food was real good. We had the Lamb pops and mozzarella as appetizers. They were both great but the Lamb is a must have, it was really tasty and I’m not a big lover of Lamb usually. I had the Wagu trim tip and it was perfectly seasoned with lovely creamy mashed potatoes. The mussels and frites were lovely the aioli with them tasty, we also had the tuna it was good but the other dishes were better.

Now the not so good. We waited 15 minutes for a waitress to come to the table. This happens I get it. But we were going to a play afterwards and I didn’t want to be rushed. Secondly my 10 year old got pizza for her dinner and it did not come out until the all of us were done eating our meals. I was super bugged we all had to eat our meals an then wIt once more for her to eat hers trying not to rush her. If your going to charge upscale prices you have to get your timing right. You don’t bring out everyone’s meal but the child’s at the table. One other small thing why no bread? No flatbread you can order even? On the mozzarella a delicious sauce no bread to eat it with. On the Wagu beef a lovely sauce no bread to enjoy it. Just a bit odd. The food was so good I’m most likely go back. Not sure I will order pizza again or maybe I’ll order it with appetizers this time?

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NH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a quick pre-theater dinner. Efficient, friendly waitress, delicious food, including a tasty Mac and cheese that was perfect for my granddaughter. With the theater next door, we were able to relax and enjoy a delicious, convivial dinner and then stroll into the theater - stress free!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

They have very limited space, however something needs to be done about their entry. Our reservation had us directly next to the door. This had me literally getting hit in the face with snow whenever the door opened. Relocate door? Build a privacy barrier next to entrance? Something should be done.

Otherwise, great food and good service!

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A
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

All and all, an okay experience but the restaurant needs to gets its service in better shape and the dessert offerings need more variety.

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NF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a tabke of 8 women and we all loved the food, were delighted by the flavor combinations and ingenuity with the dishes. The waitress was superb, and kept our water glasses full.

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed going to this restaurant! Overall it was a fun place to dine!
It’s really nice because it’s close to the Eccles Theater so if you’re going to a show it’s convenient, but you will definitely want a reservation on those evenings because it gets super busy. I’d recommend a week in advance if you’re looking at a Friday or Saturday night. There’s not a lot of streetside parking but there are a few parking garages however because of the events, they charge you a flat fee for the parking garage even if you’re not attending the “event”.
The restaurant is very small and is long & narrow. There were only about 6 tables and the rest was bar seating. We made reservations for a larger party and I’m glad that we overestimated because 10 people would’ve never fit at that table. There was barely enough room for 8. It’s kind of noisy just because there’s a lot of people for such a small space.
Our waitress was good and answered our questions about the menu and was also very proactive about telling us things (like the ravioli is served in a bowl w/broth). They use really small water glasses but she was good about refilling them frequently.
The food was delicious, but different. Other reviews rave about the pizza but I didn’t love them as much as I wanted to. We tried the Baldy (good fresh, but unappetizing as a “leftover” option) 1 can for $2.25 is a joke! I’d stick to water and enjoy more appetizers! I’d go back but with a smaller party.

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MB
Salt Lake City
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussels Sprouts are Fabulous

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BO
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very convenient if you are going to Eccles Theater. Food was good, servers were fantastic. Cool looking place, but a bit crowded because it is pretty small.

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j
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've been here three or four times. They didn't have a good night with us tonight.

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KC
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Fireside on Regent since it opened. Small and hip place for a late night bite, or pre-show dinner. So glad they take reservations on Open Table. The place is a downtown Salt Lake City gem, and the food and service are consistently excellent.

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g
Salt Lake City
46 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, superb service. Can’t wait to return.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed!

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DN
Omaha
35 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful find in downtown SLC. The flatbread appetizer served with warmed mozzarella in a dipping sauce was delicious! The pizza and sides were a perfect meal for the three of us. Can’t wait to dine there again when we are back in Utah.

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JM
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. The extra food made terrific leftovers!

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NA
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good. House made pasta perfection. Caviar pillows, divine. I wish Bistro on Third would bring them back. :-) Anyway, the diner was delicious, but the service was lacking. The hostess was the friendliest person on staff...always smiling and attentive. The waitress, not so much. I would go back, and maybe sit at the bar instead of a table-- again because the food was worth it, but the service was not.

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L
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was very cold. Most diners left their coats on. Service was slow despite having very few tables to service and we were late for our appointment. We had to actually walk up to the waitress to make the payment so we could leave. Food was adequate. Best item was the pulled mozzerella but the pureed zucchini was difficult to taste with a fork and no spoons were offered. The Wagyu Tri-Tip had a nice exterior flavor but the inside was bland and chewy in areas. I never over salt my food but this time requested salt and it was brought in a little bowl to pinch it out of and no pepper was available. The Mussels and Frites were just okay. The sauce was supposed to be white wine and butter but tasted more like the water that the mussels were cooked in. The fries ended up soaking in the water as the mussels were eaten.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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KW
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Experience

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is creative, freshly made and delicious. The staff are warm and friendly and the location is outstanding. Perfect!

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TJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Came in early 5pm as we had a Symphony to go to later. Restaurant is great. Small restaurant with only 2 servers. One server in control and ours I think just having a bad night. Ordered the Mozzerella app and added Flatbread (extra $) which you need unless you eat the Mozzarella like soup. App came out and server forgot Flatbread - came out quite a bit later. We just kinda stared at the Mozz app and waited. I had Mussels with Kennebecks. Wife had Chicken which I wish I had - really good. Mussels with french fries in broth led to soggy fries - totally my fault - I like them crispy n the 2 I had not in broth were great. Broth good and mussels mainly good. Some larger ones were really chewy. After dinner we waited for bill and server went to get it - got distracted and forgot. This led to her coming back to people next to us, picking up a plate of red broth (tuna special) and when she looked at us and remembered us waiting, quickly spun around and spilled their broth on my wife’s coat, and the floor. Server quickly went to get our bill, saw us cleaning the coat, and profusely apologized saying they would clean it. We said it was ok and paid the bill. The server went to the chef and whispered to them. Then brought out a styrofoam cup of plain vanilla ice cream for us. I thought they could’a stepped it up a bit. Overall, we think it’s a great restaurant - our 3rd time there. Pretty sure we’ll go back. Floor had not been cleaned when we left though...

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DL
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fireside is one of my all time favorite downtown restaurants. They use the best ingredients, they’ve got such a cool space, and it can’t be beat for Downtown convenience.

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OT
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance. Service was so so. The food came out so slow and at different times that we all finished at different times. It was also very salty and lacking of other spices.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not many places can pull off elegant and cozy, but Fireside on Regent is doing it - and with fantastically delicious food.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Slow, slow service.
Pacing was completely off, starters and main course all came at the same time, 30 minutes after ordering and the server didn’t even acknowledge how slow it was.
Buffalo Wings, one of their specialties were under-cooked, and they were out of dessert.

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K
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pretty good over all. Being right next to the theater a great plus. Food took a bit longer than expected , seemed they can only work on one ticket at a time, and service was just ok. Had to catch a show, so had to pay on our way out. Never knew our servers name and she seemed a bit slammed, though we arrived early and only 3 other tables had been seated before the restaurant got full. This was my second time at this establishment. Don’t get me wrong, the food is good. Just overall, something is missing. I wish them well.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food! Service was a bit slow due to it being so busy. The only thing I didnt like is that the tables are right on top of each other. Not a lot of room to move around or for servers to move easily

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LB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Did not love sitting next to the door. It was chilly and people were hovering around our table while they waited.

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SJ
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant's location is an obvious plus. The servers are delightful and accommodating. The food is quite good too. If you sit at the bar, you can talk to the persons who prepare the food. It's a fun place, good for a romantic date.

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PN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I had made plans for 8 employees to have dinner before the Wasatch Speaker Series event. The food all arrived at different times. The waiter was not helpful, pizza was burned. Ultimately have the group had to leave to get to will call before they even had a chance to enjoy dinner. The manager was very kind when I called later, but I am very dissatisfied and disappointed with Fireside.

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DJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

first time at the fireside. slightly pricey,but food was awesome. I had the chicken dish, melted in your mouth with a very flavorful sauce.
very friendly service

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w
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Perfect visit before or after eccles performances. Cold by the door. 😐

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r
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for pre and post Eccles Theater. Woodfire pizzas and house-made pasta. The small plates are great too.

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MN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We didn't eat here. Upon arrival we were informed that our reservation was for 2 seats at the Bar sandwiched between other patrons. It was very tight, literally elbow to elbow. The waitress told us there were no tables available because there was a show at the theater that night. I told her that was exactly why I had reserved a table on "OPEN TABLE" not open bar top.

Horrible management of their reservation system. I can't comment on the food or service.

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MG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

My friend and I have been going to Fireside before attending a play at Eccles for quite some time. It's so convenient. The main thing I want people to know is the food is delicious! And it's also very helpful that they now take reservations.

I'm not sure what the problem is, actually, but when my friend and I ordered our dinner this last time, hers came quite soon; mine didn't. I think if entrees are ordered at the same time from the same table that it would be good practice that they be cooked at the same time, or close. Also I realize that some chefs take exception to their dishes being salted by patrons. However, once there was way too much salt; this last time I had to ask for salt. Why not keep the salt where it can be easily accessed? After all, everyone has different tastes as regards salt.

The servers have always been polite and as accommodating as they can be in such a small space. I give an A+ to the servers, but I'm wondering if one more should be added on especially busy nights? The only complaint I have is that the person filling the water didn't come around nearly often enough. Perhaps a pitcher of water could be placed on each table or that could be easily accessed by those seated at the counter. (The counter is really uncomfortable, by the way. One suggestion I have is to place a foot bar on the counter itself. It gets very uncomfortable keeping one's feet, mine for sure, on the stool rungs.)

Also, at first glance, this does not appear to be easily accessed to the disabled, unless they are seated in the front 3 tables. Which is certainly an option. I would suggest for such occasions to definitely make sure your reservation request stipulates you need an easy access table for the disabled. I'm positive they would accommodate such a request.

All that said, I still love going to the Fireside. Slowly but surely my friend and I are learning how to state where we'd like to sit.

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KG
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

As a general statement, each of the four of us found their food delicious - but salty. The ravioli was wonderful and tender, but the broth too salty. The brussel sprouts likewise. The pizza crust was amazing, but again, the sauce was too salty, especially when combined with olives. The lamb pops likewise. Service was spotty but adequate. Unusual that the cold salad appetizer arrived after the hot appetizers, less than 5 minutes before the entrees.

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w
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It's super convenient if you're going to the theater, but the noise level is a big deterrent for me.

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Boise
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at Fireside before the theatre. The menu has lots of dishes that are great for

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J
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A meal before the theatre. Fun, delicious, engaging wait staff, a little noisy for a more quiet conversation. Great energy......not in Salt Lake feeling. Will return. SOOOOOOOO happy not a chain.

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