Pallet

4.7
1332 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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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service and atmosphere

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing elk, one of the best places to eat in Salt Lake City and a nice atmosphere.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time at Pallet and we really enjoyed it. The ambiance is very nice and the food is interesting. We had the elk and the duck and both were excellent. The service was a little sluggish, but the was the only issue.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WAY too cool for Utah. It makes you feel like you're in SoHo or Los Angeles. The drinks are unique and delicious and the food is spectacular.

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MM
El Paso
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and a good value for all provided.

Mike

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B
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were exquisite! Great service and ambiance!

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KS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, cocktails, decor and tunes were amazing. Tight quarters if you don't get a side table though :(

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HP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful environment. Staff was warm and friendly. Food was amazing! We will definitely be going back!

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JH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite. Been several times now and never disappointed.

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

Restaurant was small which is nice but still had a lot of noise/ poor acoustics. Waiter was great. A little pricey for the portion size and selection was lacking. Too many wild game dishes for our taste. We will go again and see if the selection has changed.

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Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night. Thanks Pallet!

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

We visited Pallet for our 7th anniversary last weekend. Our meal and service at Pallet was outstanding. However, we arrived a bit early for our reservation and were seated at an empty communal table (which in hindsight I would have changed). We ended up with two very loud parties on either side of us which kind of killed the romantic vibe. We actually ended up cutting dinner short and not opting for dessert because the table of "bros" next to us was just too distracting to enjoy ourselves. Overall I would love to come back but will opt for a smaller table/request that the host staff pay more attention to special occasions when seating guests.

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

Amazing food as always. I had the scallops with the pea purée and it was exquisite. My wife fell in love with the duck which was cooked to perfection.
This is our spot...we had our first date here and I proposed to her here as well. We go back as often as possible but are ALWAYS there for special celebrations. The service was top notch, per usual, but Tyler took it to a new level with his attentiveness.

If you are reading this and have not yet dined here...this is a must for any foodie!!!

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KL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! I have been to Pallet several times over the years from when it was an emerging new
restaurant up to this most recent dinner, and it has always been spot on every time.

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San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of them best restaurants in SLC. Great food. Excellent use of sauces and layering. Best lamb and scallops!

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pallet is one of my favorite restaurants and probably the best in Salt Lake City. The lamb was fantastic.

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San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Start to finish!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening. Excellent food. We started with Gloria’s meatballs and proceed to the steak and duck. Delicious.

The service was outstanding.

The decor is beautiful and warm. Brick and wood and beautiful light fixtures.

A great place to meet up with friends or for a romantic dinner for two.

We’ll be back!

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AL
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a delicious family dinner at Pallet. The restaurant is small so our party of five split a long table with another table of four, but it was not intrusive. Cocktails were good, charcuterie board was delicious. The table had the bass, elk, duck, pasta and zabuton - everything was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious.

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CW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had. We ate here last year and it was equally amazing. Everything is cooked to perfection. Oustanding service and ambiance. We will definitely be back.

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BL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Being from Chicago, the bar is high when coming to eat in Utah. Pallet was a nice discovery. Warm decor, creative and clean. Since Utah has no Michelin rankings, we went by the AAA Guide. This was a 3 diamond, and honestly, the quality of food, price and service, deserved it to be a 4 diamond. Keep at it Pallet, you can get there. I had the duck, my partner had the Ratatouille. Now, she was expecting the Pixar-film look, but she was pleasantly surprised with everything. My duck was amazing, tender, and a crunch on the skin. If this restaurant was in Chicago, the prices would be inflated by $10 an entree. This place is a little pricey, but for the quality of the food, it is a decent value. Best to go when they first open, they were packed when we left. Highly recommended.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the ratatouille which was some of the best vegetarian food that we have ever had. The ceviche was absolutely divine and fresh. It was season with ginger which made my tongue feel weird. I thought it was the scallops so I wish I had known ginger was part of the marinade ahead of of time. After I realized that the ginger was so pronounced it all made sense. Finally we have the tartare and I asked for bread with the dish however it was unnecessary. And all these cases the chef was spot on and just trust them.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating of my time frame and needs

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Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty, fun, and inventive New American cuisine. Great cocktails and good wine list.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been here several times however I must say the last visit was less than stellar. The food was not up to par as previously experienced but the service was about the same. Had the tartare, ceviche, meatballs, bass, lamb, oil cake, and white mousse.

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BF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a romantic atmosphere that can't be beat. This little neighborhood gem only two blocks from the Vivint Center is a must visit. The staff was incredible and the food creative and delicious.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Perfect for a dinner before the theater. We will be back!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imaginative menu
Great service

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! I look forward to going back.

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Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When all you can talk about for the next two hours are the potatoes, and they were just the appetizer, then you know you’re in the right place. Casual with good service. A little out of the way. And really great food. Scallops were just perfect. Great flavors in the salads. I’m heading back real soon.

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Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service at this restaurant are exceptional - great place for an intimate dinner for two or a small group. The cocktails are imaginative and satisfying. I wish we could've stayed for dessert and hope to return here soon!

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W
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

a great, small, upscale yet casual restaurant. a blend of rustic and remodeled warehouse loft. super food.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. We love the menu at Pallet. Great vibe. Great service. Special place in Salt Lake City.

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Chose this restaurant based on review and trip advisor.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our Engagement

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C
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Rabbit was over cooked and carrot cake was super dry but service was wonderful.

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

Beyond excellent food, ambiance and service. The staff was exceptional and incredibly professional. The food?? Party in your mouth! Delicious and inventive.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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

Spacing of food orders between drinks and appetizers were perfect and allowed for conversation without being rushed or waiting around. Both meals and all appetizers were excellent!

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at pallet on NYE. Small cozy dining room was warm and inviting. Good service (though our waitress did forget my oyster). I was so happy they didnt do a pre fix menu as so many places do on New Year. They did do some special dishes for the occasion, My bison was excellent and the cheese board nicely presented. We've been looking for a reliable delicious go-to restaurant in Salt Lake since we've moved here and so far Pallet is the most promising of the places we've been. Will be back.

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