Pallet

4.6
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1582 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Comfortable, enticing and cozy, Pallet is a flawless design infused with tasty, inventive food. Early evening sees a sharp menu combined with soft light. Once the sun is down, we light loads of candles, dim the lights and turn up the music to create a vibe that really suits the space. Our communal tables urge neighborly interaction, and diners get a sense of shared experience with others in our city. Pallet also offers individual seating, and in the months that allow, enjoy dining on our inviting patio on Pierpont Ave.

Our highly experienced team is led by co-owners Esther Imotan and Chef Zachary "Buzz" Willey. The service, wine, cocktails and food are all equally attended to ensuring a top-notch experience each time you visit.

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vipAlanM
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed the service and the restaurant

The MAIN DISH menu is quite small (only 6 options)
So when my wife was told "we've run out of steaks" for a 7pm reservation, we were stunned.

It totally changed our experience as there were very few other choices for her to select from so she struggled to pick something else and did not really enjoy the choice.

So it showed us very poor food planning

They comp'ed our dessert and our server was very sweet, but we would not go back based on that experience.

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LorenzS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Food was excellent as always and service was superb from arrival through departure. Our server Rikki was very pleasant, attentive and helpful with describing menu items. She seemed to have a "sixth sense" and was always right there when we needed something.

The menu is eclectic with something for everyone.

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vipGBob
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abbreviated menu allows the restaurant to prepare some of the best dishes I've ever had. I sat at the bar since I was alone and started with a brew out of Belgium named Orvel. It paired nicely with the Venison stew appetizer and the pork shank which were both amazing. I finished with a light lemon cream dessert which was light, delicious and palate cleansing.

I will definitely be back when in SLC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If SLC were my hometown I’d be a regular at Pallet. The place has a hip, cozy feel to it and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable; the food is first rate. The menu seems to change frequently but as a vegetarian, occasional vegan, it was easy breezy to find a meal that met my dietary requirements and beliefs. I especially liked the Domaine Grosset Cote du Rhone. Whenever I am in SLC, I’ll make it a point to have a meal at Pallet. Love it!

Pallet
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in SLC!

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vipMaxC
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disappointing. Decent food but nothing memorable.

Pallet
Responded on March 10, 2020

We're so sorry we left you feeling disappointed, we hope we can make it up to you in the future... thank you very much for your business and providing your feedback.

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MichaelL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Not my kind of pallet to be honest. Wasn’t terrible. Just not thrilled with the food

Pallet
Responded on March 10, 2020

We're so sorry you weren't happy with your dinner. Thank you very much for your business and providing your feedback... we take your comments to heart and hope we can make it up to you in the future.

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vipCaseyS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. They have a well thought out menu that changes often. Today I had the Venison with some bread and butter on the side. The cocktails are inventive and tasty as well!

Pallet
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your continued business, your kind words keep us going! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Ilovegoodfood
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pallet is an ok place to dine. Not too pricey, but not much food for the price. Great service, but just ok on atmosphere. Funky neighborhood that probably has a great future, but not enough funk today. If I lived close by I would probably dine here again, but as I don't, I probably won't.

Pallet
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your business and providing your feedback! We hope you make it out our way in the future, we also have a lot of optimism for the future of our little neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in pallet and bc s good experience

Pallet
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-star review, we look forward to serving you again soon!

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JimS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Choices on the menu were a little odd to navigate and the lighting was very low. Used cell phones to read. Every dish was exquisite. I was so amazed. The pork shank in the red wine reduction had great depth, but the arancini knocked it out of the park. Great experience, great evening. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

Pallet
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We will make sure to work on adjusting the lighting at the restaurant. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon!

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debbieg
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place -- we go every time we are in SLC -- great food and service. I love Venison, so it is one of the few places that I can get that, but all of their food is delicious. The wine is list very good and, if you need something stronger, the bar tender is fantastic.

Pallet
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - we look forward to serving you again soon!

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LoriM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we were looking for. Local, fresh and intimate. Glad to have found this place.

Pallet
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - we look forward to serving you again soon!

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diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I like the food here--that is the shame of it all. Still, I had one of the very worst dining experiences of my life tonight. The pianist was incompetent, repetitive, and loud, and all on an electric piano. Let me repeat: incompetent, repetitive and loud. Nothing I could say to my waitress had any effect--she simply replied that the manager said to wait until the "break" to talk, but no "break" after 2 hours ever came. I had gone with an old friend to catch up, but it was simply impossible to hear one another. I will never come here again. The blatant disregard for the obvious discomfort of the the diners tells me all I need to know. And the atrocious taste in choosing music that was supposed to "entertain" was insulting. The management has no idea what they are doing.

Pallet
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for your business and providing your feedback. We apologize you had such a bad experience on the 28th - it is the only day of the year we hire live entertainment to celebrate the restaurant's anniversary and we realize our choice in music does not fit all tastes. We are so happy you enjoyed the food and we hope we can make it up to you in the future.

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vipKaseyW
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with some girlfriends before a concert. Loved the cocktails and food. We shared a couple of appetizers and a steak. Everything was delicious. Even with communal tables we were able to have a conversation. Highly recommend!

Pallet
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - we look forward to serving you again soon!

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TristaF
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was disappointed in the tiny portion of the fish. It was floating in unflavored water.

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rogerl
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie, out waitress was personable, knowledgeable, quick and very fun

Pallet
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - we look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Menu was trying too hard. Too limited. Too expensive for what was offered. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Every dish we had was better than the last. Our waitress was great and the food was so good. If you like cocktails, they have some of the best around.

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Wiggitywags
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a treat to enjoy a date night at Pallet. Inventive cocktails, unique dishes, and the ambiance are all hard to beat. Pallet is my favorite place to order a cheese board/charcuterie board with a glass of wine; the global selections are always delicious and hard to find at most other Utah restaurants. This time we had a soft cow's cheese from Norway, the best blue cheese I've ever tasted, and a Croatian cheese, all served with homemade dijon mustard, Bread Riot toast, and pickled vegetables.

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vipRayUWS
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have an interesting menu. We had the pork shank & venison, which were both excellent. They have a nice variety wine menu as well. The service was great.

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CassieW
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Have loved Pallet previously and we often go here for special occasions but they only have a prix fixe menu on Valentines with no other option for ordering anything else. I was really disappointed with that and that it was 85 per person and not even get to pick what you wanted to eat. Still great food but that was very disappointing.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had our Valentine's dinner at Pallet, and everything was delicious. The prix fixe menu included several types of food we'd never eaten before (ex: sunchokes), and everything tasted incredible. It wasn't overly noisy or crowded, and the atmosphere was very cozy.

My only complaint is that I scoured the internet for the 3 weeks leading up to Valentine's Day to see if the restaurant would have a prix fixe menu and was unable to find anything confirming the dining style. It would've been nice to see what we had to look forward to in the days leading up to our date.

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LetaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the breathtaking-yet-cozy decor to the perfectly plated, utterly delicious and oh-so creative dishes, this was the best dinner outing I've had in a very long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews