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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Good Food, pleasant setting, limited menu. We enjoyed our meal that was made up of small plates/appetizers. Take a pass on the potato puffs, get after the cheese plate and sunchokes, and the roast cabbage! It was interesting that Utah Magazine just listed this as Utah's Best. It truly is a Utah restaurant, as we were in on a Sunday evening and ordered a bottle of wine, that after the appropriate wait, our wait person came back to inform us that they were out of that wine. Oh, and when she returned she did not have the wine list.....
Had Hamachi Crudo, delicious! The potato puffs with horseradish, goat cheese, fantastic! Somewhat disappointed in the steak, the flavors were good but it was a bit tough. The duck breast with apple butter, cabbage, mushrooms and squash, with citrus cabbage ash, kicked Ash! Yum!
Consistently the best in Utah. Flavors and textures are always skillfully balanced. I have NEVER had a dish that was even slightly disappointing. Some places serve you beautiful dishes in a stylish atmosphere and bank that your eyes will keep you from tasting the difference, not Pago. The care and skill in each dish delights, satisfies and amazes me, each visit, each dish. Pago redeems Utah from the boxed potato flake, Jello consuming, taste bud killing, masses.
Great food. All of the dishes were exceptional! Foodies will love this place.
Awesome service and a menu that was both very delicious and creative! A hidden gem. I recommend highly!
Good tomato soup but duck was tough and side dishes burnt to black ash.
The food was delicious. Our server lacked personality. Our appetizer came out in good time, but entrees took a long time.
My wife and I had been to Pago once a few years earlier for Valentines. I wanted a nice place for a romantic date where I could get down on one knee and offer her a diamond ring! We’ve been eating low carb for our health. The food was outstanding and there were plenty of appealing low carb options. Taylor, our waiter was attentive, personable, and knowledgeable. He made an excellent recommendation on a wine to pair with striped bass. We caused a bit of a scene when I “popped the question.” Overall we had a wonderful, memorable evening. We’ll definitely be back as the food, service, and atmosphere was top notch.
Always have an awesome dinner or brunch at Pago. Great selection of wine by the glass.
OK--so, it was Easter Brunch and the restaurant was busy. Had an earlier reservation and didn't request to sit outdoors. However, the only table available for us was on the stark sidewalk area. This area could really use some attention, if Pago would like to improve the outdoor dining experience. We had to wait for 20+ minutes after our reso for a table in the dining room to become available.
They appeared to be fully-staffed and were serving a prix fixe menu. So, not a lot of service complexity. Our server was pleasant, but seems to become distracted halfway through the meal and overlooked basics like refilling water glasses and replacing utensils, when the meal was served. This said, the automatic 20% gratuity added seemed a bit presumptuous.
Menu items were inventive and appealing. Half ordered were well-prepared and delicious. The beet salad and French Toast were very good. The Eggs Benedict was unremarkable, if not marginal. English muffin was not toasted. Eggs were literally cold. The home-fried potatoes were equally unimpressive.
Pago has potential to be a charming little neighborhood restaurant. Maybe on another day.
We had an enjoyable time with good friends and food.
Best kept secret of SLC!!! Every course and ingredient rated well-thought out and was amazing!!! The steak with chimmichuri was delectable and my duck was absolutely amazing!!! Taylor, our waiter, was kind, professional, and extremely knowledgeable about the dishes and wine pairings!! Pago is a gem!!!
This is by far one of the best small restaurants in Salt Lake City. The menu changes seasonally, which always makes it fun to return to. The service is outstanding and I visit as often as possible. The gnocchi is always a favorite along with the cheese board.
Excellent food with seasonal ingredients. Worth a visit for any fan of "new American" cuisine.
Pago is consistency great - THIS time...it was even better! You simply can not go wrong with a meal at Pago.
My friend and I had a very nice dinner at Pago. I had a salad made with butter lettuce. It was very good. For my entree I had chicken with polenta and greens. The greens were not my favorite but that might just be my southern roots coming out.
Food and service was excellent as always. The duck was fantastic. It was however quite cold and I know it wasn't just us. Many people in the restaurant had their jackets on.
Service was excellent, food was amazing! Silly thing to note but portion sizes were absolutely perfect. Split a bottle of wine and an appetizer, have an entree, then split a dessert and you'll leave feeling perfectly satisfied but not uncomfortably satiated. Price is definitely on the upper end of the spectrum but for thoughtfully prepared seasonal cuisine, a beautifully designed space, and top notch service, our check seemed more than reasonable.
The entrees were excellent but the star of our meal was the crudo of the day. It was exceptional. The unique combination of flavors was truly a success in all their dishes.
We loved the food -- every bite was DELICIOUS!! Our only complaint was the portion sizes for the price (There is no way the pork rack dish "comfortably" feeds 3 people -- it barely fed two. And, one of our main pasta dishes was more the size of an appetizer). We had skipped our other meals that day so that we could really enjoy dinner, so we were pretty hungry. We ended going elsewhere to get some nice, BIG, desserts to fill us up!
Another great night at Pago! Really enjoyed it! Truly, truly enjoyable!
Our first visit to Pago was amazing. And it's rare that a restaurant impresses us twice in a row. But Pago did just that. The service (Jayde) was amazing, food was creative and delicious, and the wine was fantastic!
I can't wait to go back!
Came here on 12-10-17 and had a great meal with my friends. We had the brunch menu and each of us enjoyed different items and did not find anything we did not like or eat. I will for sure eat here again.
I have always loved Pago. Great food, innovative menu, cool vibe, great night out. This visit was a bit different. The service was particularly slow(in an hour's time we had only received our appetizers, both very good). The menu however seemed more limited than usual. There were no main course specials offered and the dessert menu was limited to 2 choices. These were disappointments and detracted some from our usual enjoyment of the restaurant.
Restaurant in the popular 9th and 9th area. Good parking and transit options. Excellent varied menu, good wine, and excellent service. Noise level that enables a conversation, which is sometimes hard to find in a restaurant. Limited seating. GF not designated but waitress was well informed. We will definitely come here again.
Overall we were pleased, but my steak was overly salty. I should have sent it back, but did not.
Recommended by a friend and very happy with the restaurant
Thank you for your warm hospitality. Your beet salad was over the top! Bloody Mary's and scones were delicious.
Because we had hoped to be away from the traffic pattern, my preferred table is in the alcove partitioned off from the entrance/kitchen. Unfortunately those tables don't accommodate 3. We opted to sit near the entrance because I find the back of the restaurant too dark. However, the front door is distracting every time someone enters/exits. Guessing this is not the first time you received this feedback. Your food and service made up for the rest...but I'll request a table for 2 next time!
Thanks! I look forward to returning.
Pago continues to be my go-to spot since moving to the area a little over a year ago. The staff is attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about their menu. I've had nothing but great experiences and I make a point to introduce it to family and friends at every opportunity. Their seasonal menu surprises me with creativity and their burger never disappoints!
Wonderful food and service. A bit pricey.
We have been to Pago several times and each time is as good if not better than the last. The chef cares and it shows in his/her work. We love it for a nice date night or with friends. Great food. Great atmosphere.
Entering the restaurant, the hostess greeting us wasn't very friendly but once we got to our seat and received our food, we had an amazing time. The food was great and the menu was full of yummy options.
When the highlight of the meal is the blue cheese on the cheese plate, it maybe says good things about the person picking the cheese, but doesn't really say anything good about the food. The soup, bland. My gnocchi; not good. My hubs burger; so raw initially I could literally scoop the raw hamburger out with my finger. The cheese plate was good, but for 100 bucks I can make my own cheese plate with a lot more cheese.
Really great food. Great seat, as long as it's by the entrance and the windows. My friend ordered his burger with a salad instead of the fries. I changed my burger order to match his. They forgot to and it came the original way I ordered it. Still really good, though. Great wines. I would definitely come again!
Went to Pago with a friend visiting from out of town to celebrate her birthday! Had an amazing meal, excellent drinks and great service! Perfect evening!
I had been to Pago before and had a great experience, great food. I brought my significant other after raving to him about the food and I was so disappointed. Cheese platter had barely any cheese and 2 of the 3 were tasteless. The poached quail egg was medium boiled and again lacked flavor this time. My duck was cooked well but the sauce, again, lacked the flavor I was hoping to get from the wine soaked blackberries. My significant other ordered the burger after seeing the Yelp reviews...medium rare....I'll attach the photo. It could have walked off the plate. I was so excited for another chance to eat here but after this last time I will not be going back or recommend.
Pago was good as always and the staff are really nice and helpful with suggestions. The ambiance was perfect for having a good conversation. The restaurant is small so reservations are highly recommended. Overall great quality food, ambiance, and staff.
It's your neighborhood eatery but a go to place for anyone in SLC. Food was eclectic and beautifully presented. I can't praise it enough.