Pago

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1442 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Pago offers seasonal, new American cuisine, with an ever-changing menu to reflect the best seasonal ingredients we can find from local providers. The high quality food and service comes without the formal or stuffy atmosphere -- no white linens or jackets-required here, just top-notch service from friendly, knowledgeable servers.
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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was everything we thought it would be. Amazing food, outstanding wine selection, friendly knowledgeable staff and it will be an experience we will always remember

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a
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Appitizer was excellent. Salads were good. Pork Chop was excellent. Linguini was tasteless and should be removed from menu. Red trout was very good. Service was good.

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delivers!

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AT
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was mediocre, no flavor. Poached eggs cold. Sadly a bad experience.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been recommending for years already! Love this place.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, well lit dining space with a stunning view at sunset. Excellent food. Everything was so good. Well seasoned, cooked to perfection texture and the savory cheese desert special was one of the best I've ever had.

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H
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple and delicious. Cool vibe, excellent service, nice wines, creative food. Learned about Pago from a local. Locals know best!!! Coming from New York City, where gourmet dining experiences abound, I found this place to be just as good as any in NYC. Very, very happy with my meal (which was a kale salad and the trout).

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Service was excellent and the freshness and flavors of the food were incredible! A delightful explosion of flavors.
I’ll go back every time we are in town!! What a gem of a place!! Thank you guys so much for a lovely lunch!!

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KB
Boise
34 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City. Excellent food and ambiance with knowledgeable service that matches.

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d
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 6 that unexpectedly grew by 2 people at the last minute. The whole team at Pago was gracious and treated us like family. Fantastic food. Incredible wine list with hidden gems and great values up and down the board. Highly recommend.

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HD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great curated small menu; top notxh service, interesting flavors and unusual wine. Highly recommend!

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W
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was excellent

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l
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Pago is always a great experience. Their creative use of local fresh vegetables always brings me back.

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s
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our wait staff was excellent. Food good and good wine as well. A loud party came in a table away from us. Somewhat disruptive. Otherwise pleasant experience.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The place was freezing. Maybe it was a one-off situation but highly recommend calling to ask if their heat is working. Food is good but very limited selections, and small portions. The sommelier saved the day for us, offering extraordinary service. But we shivered throughout and the waiter volunteered that it had been cold since 9 that morning.

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R
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Love this restaurant but it was almost unbearable cold. Clearly something wrong with the heat.

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CD
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty-- but you pay for it. Waitress was kind and able to pair drinks with the dishes for me -- because I'm inept at it.

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MU
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Awful. Do not waste your time and money here. Don’t believe the reviews because I did & they failed me. The food was disgusting & overpriced. Had to go home and eat food to even be somewhat full. Definitly don’t recommend this place to anyone. Go anywhere else and i’m sure you and your bank account will be happier!

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o
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Went looking for a good farm to table meal but everything was very salty. Not fresh and pure. Not sure will be back.

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GF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

we went here for the locally sourced ingredients. overall it was good but not as flavorful as I would have hoped. the burger was heavily touted but was just ok for me. the trout lacked flavor. the salads were tasty enough but that's not why we went there. next time I'd go for the flank steak for sure. another member of our party had it and was probably the best entree. our server (Curi) was great and she made the experience a memorable one.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overpriced for underwhelming food. Our appetizer was burnt to a crisp and definitely not as described on the menu. Our mains were unimpressive. The two redeeming qualities were the wine selection and the delicious scallops. I’ll not be back for another $200 dinner that tasted like a $75 dinner.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! The pork chop is a must get

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, my girlfriend and I had a incredible experience

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

In the past it has been so good we go every Valentines. This year it was an odd mix of foods. Not our favorite.

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KC
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Veltimes Day wine pairing dinner was worth the cost for sure and we would do it again. The service at Pago is always great.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

And I get it: Fancy = small portions, but even the fancieist meal needs to leave you at least full ... or not hungry as we left.

I have to say that a lot of the food tasted excellent. They had a special Valentine's Day menu with courses on our visit.

Amuse-bouche: Yukon Potato Tots with Caviar and Crème Fraîche

Starters: Crudo, which was roasted pineapple, coconut, chia seeds, and micro shiso. The tastes didn't mesh well together and was so small. Also Seafood Risotto: A fuller (and tastier) dance of mussels, rock shrimp, and saffron-infused egg yolks.

Intermezzo (a European tradition of palette-cleansing): Lemon Sorbetto topped with Thyme Shortbread Crumble.

Main Courses: Braised Short Ribs - The ribs were the tenderest I've tasted in ages and the included lobster arancini (rice balls), roasted mushrooms, and membrillo (quince paste). Celery Root Wellington: IIt was coated with Mushroom duxelle, had huckleberry on the side, and was topped with truffled vegetable au jus. It was good, but not great (or substantial) enough for such an expensive meal.

Desserts: Bread Pudding - Bon Ton sauce, candied pecans, brown butter gelato, and whipped cream .... perfectly cooked and every bite superb. Dark Chocolate Ganache - Roasted banana gelato, peanut butter mousse, and peanut brittle mix gave a flavor profile of a really fancy Butterfinger. I expect a higher-quality taste.

As I said earlier, we went on Valentine's Day. Is it wrong to say there wasn't anything "Valentiney" about it: No hearts, no romantic music, no shared food, nothing red in the set-up or food, not even some dim mood lighting. I don't expect it to be Valentined up with romantic schmaltz, but if you're going to call it a "Valentine's Day menu," you should have some semblance of the day ... somewhere, somehow, some way.

Also keep in mind, they write in a 20% gratuity for themselves.

When you spend $280 bucks, you should leave full. We were not.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was awesome. We ordered appatizers, the crudo and soup of the day were really good. For the main course we ordered the steak and chicken and we both liked each others choice so we switched plates, both were really great. Then gelato for dessert! The passion fruit sorbet was so good but the rum gelato and banana nutella gelato cant be beat. Great place to splurge and treat yourself to an amazing dinner.

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h
Pittsburgh
70 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Coming from the east, I'm used to fine dining. At the suggestion of my ski instructor we went to Pago for dinner. This is a great, casual dining place. Nothing special as far as ambiance, but well prepared, delicious food, attentive and knowledgeable service, and excellent cocktails. After a spicy tomato soup, I had the trout and my instructor had the steak. Both were precisely cooked and served with nice sides. The gelatos and sorbets were very good.
While we were there, there restaurant was almost full and we were able to carry on our conversation.
Overall, an excellent choice for dining in Salt Lake City.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pago always has a great ambiance, amazing food, and great service.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We’d heard great things about Pago and made a brunch reservation for our anniversary but unfortunately we were very disappointed. It wasn’t particularly busy and we had a special occasion reservation, so we were a bit surprised they sat us at a small table in the very back by the bathroom and kitchen. Our food took about 45 minutes to get to us- patrons that arrived after us got their food first and they just kept saying ours would be out in ”just a second” (no apologies). My French toast was dry, flavorless, and very boring, especially considering their prices/reputation. It looked and tasted like something you could get at any breakfast joint in America. My husband’s poutine was also bland- could’ve used some salt or spices in the gravy at the very least- and it consisted of whole potatoes (not hand cut like the menu said) with a little bit of cheese and some hot peppers. He’s not hard to please, especially when it comes to poutine of any kind, but he was disappointed. And both dishes definitely didn’t need more than 10 minutes to make. I’m glad we can finally say we’ve been there as it has been on our SLC bucket list, but we won’t be back for brunch or to try their dinner. Not sure if they were just off their game that day, but their menu is too expensive to risk another bad meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Pago is nicer than our normal date night out. The waiter was friendly. We went with one of the more basic menu options and both opted for the burger. It was incredible. They served a Mountain West Cider which was nice and my cocktail was good. The only downside to me was that, even with a reservation, we were seated by the quite drafty window on a cold winter night. We both put our big jackets on during the meal. But likely, the other people in the full restaurant had a reservation too, and well, someone has to sit there. So not a big deal, but it would've made the experience even better to not be cold, and to not sit quite as close to the people next to us.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food with great service. Pleasure of an experience.

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DD
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice for a neighborhood meal. Consistently great food, experienced staff and it shows. Very lively, very hip, very good.

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G
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Great menu.. small but everything is delicious. Mary’s chicken was superb. Fresh salads, lovely service!

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! We have dined at Pago several times now and are consistently impressed. Highly recommend for those looking for high quality, flavorful food.

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Boise
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake.

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DP
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food has been better in past but I will go again such a cute place!

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SN
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A cool little place with a nice vibe, our server was very pleasant and did a nice job overall. The kale Caesar salad with white anchovies was amazing. The Squid ink spaghetti was just so so.

The reason I decided on this restaurant was of a review I read that boasted of the wines by the glass offering. I was disappointed by the offering and when I decided on one they were out of it. They had a substitute that was just ok then ordered another glass and they ran out of that one. The 2nd substitute wasn't adequate.... they did have a nice bottle list but when you're a solo wine drinker this doesn't help...

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JK
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went after receiving a gift card from a friend and we will go again. The food was unique and top notch. I am a pescatarian and there were so many options for me to try. My husband and I got several small plates and each one was delicious. The ingredients fresh and some dishes gave us new flavors to try like pickled strawberries in the beet dish and sunchokes in the poutine. The server was incredibly helpful and knew her menu well. We also got dessert even though I was sure I had no room, but it was well worth it. I loved every part of the dining experience. My husband thought the restaurant was a little chilly, but I didn't notice.

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AA
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so good! The sunchoke poutine was so rich and so delicious. Lobster bisque was silky and tasty. We also got the pork chop (loved the rye crumble) and burger (truffle fries for life!) which were also great. And the wine was fantastic!

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