Pallet

4.8
1274 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(801) 935-4431
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Zachary "Buzz" Willey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pierpont Ave.
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Parking details
There is street parking, and pay lots directly to the West, and to the East on 300 West Pierpont Ave.
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Public transit
Within walking distance of both the Frontrunner and Trax drop offs.
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Special events & promotions
We will entertain Buy Outs on weeknights for private events. Contact us at 801-935-4431 for further details and options.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1274 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was small thank goodness as everything looked great!

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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went to Pallet the night we began our long distance relationship, and it was only right for us to return back to Pallet on the night where we closed the gap on our long distance relationship. Had an excellent meal recently for closing the gap - their cheese & charcuterie plate was great and we were impressed that our waiter was able to tell us about every cheese and meat, where it came from, how it was made, and its flavor profile, as I'm sure they rotate cheeses and meats frequently.

We decided to share two appetizers (potatoes w/ truffle, beef tartare), full cheese/charcuterie plate, and split one main course (lamb). We also had two of their handcrafted cocktails and one bottle of wine. Bill with tip landed at around $240. Excellent meal, and will definitely be back for another special occasion to celebrate.

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M
Salt Lake City
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Pallet is our favorite restaurant in SLC. We love the "farm to table" feel and the fresh seasonal dishes. It's always great to have our wonderful server Dan as well :)

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MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great anniversary dinner! Thanks for a great evening.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance was great. Service was excellent. We had the cheese and charcuterie tray and then the Zabuton steak which was delicious but very small. Really enjoyed our dinner.

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CP
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always expect prompt and knowledgeable service. Innovative food and a warm atmosphere. Some of the best craft cocktails in town and a varied menu highlighted by fresh local products put together with a flourish that’s unpretentious. A gem of a place with a unique personality and terrific location.

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Salt Lake City
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food always amazing and choice of wines fab! I enjoy a nice glass of wine and I am picky to a point, but the rolling of the eyes because of my interest and questioning of some wines by the server was a bit of an issue for me.. never, ever say ‘whatever’ to a client who digs for info on something you are serving.
I’ll be back because I love your place—. Her, not my favorite

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TG
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant. Small. Cozy. Terrific service, specialty drinks and food. A place you will want to linger. Mmmmmwah!

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so amazing! Service was top notch, super cute, and romantic! I will be returning!

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

The food was unbelievably good! We had the Truffle Yukon’s and Full Board to start and both were amazing! My girlfriend had the duck and i usually can’t eat mud birds but i ended up finishing her meal it was so good! I had the elk and it was cooked perfect as were the rustic vegetables it was paired with. Highly recommend!!!

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

Great place near downtown SLC! Food was amazing (we had the zabuton steak and snapper). Service was slow from time we arrived and throughout the meal, fortunately we weren't in a hurry. We're already planning our next trip back to Pallet, well worth it!

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SE
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome entrees, great drinks and wine and the dessert do not miss the brown butter crumb cake over poached pears with rosemary ice cream. It was a delight! Have already recommended this place twice since eating there for first time last week. Ask for Tyler awesome waiter!

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KB
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a pre-theater restaurant that was neither a fast food joint nor a really expensive option. Pallet filled the bill very nicely. The atmosphere was warm and friendly with a wide variety on the menue. We shared the Farm Salad which turned out to be a good idea since the portions were large. Both main courses, the lamb shank and snapper were delicious--we especially enjoyed the vegetable purée that accompanied both and our selection of wine complemented the evening nicely. Besides delicious food, the service was fabulous. There is great value at Pallet.

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JB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambience, terrific menu and superb service!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place for a first date.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved the restaurant overall. If I had to be picky, I'd say maybe the music (instrumental pop hits) didn't feel adequate for the rest of the atmosphere, but the really important elements are flawless.

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KR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Loved it!

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C
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best in town, not doubt ! (Our first 5 starts so far)
The service is simple the best we ever had in over 8 years in Salt Lake City.
Great cocktails.
Food flavors and presentation is superior.
You must try the sorbets !
If you want anything that they could do better, here it is, coffee. If you are a coffee lover, think twice before order it.

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K
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice and quiet place. Lots of Candles. Romantic setting .
Not much food for the price. Most of the food was fantastic. Deserts were pretty different and pushed the envelope for the taste factor.

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Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything, from the well crafted cocktails to the superbly executed food was outstanding. I had the duck which was cooked to a perfect medium rare and was accompanied perfectly with the sides and sauce. Salads were great, a little spice which was wonderful. Hubby had the Zabuton steak and he was raving about it. Service from Jason was excellent and preemptive, we never needed to ask for anything. Beautifully designed restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service. Best sorbet I've ever had.

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter surprised me with a birthday dinner reservation at Pallet when my husband and I were visiting Salt Lake City for the weekend. When we arrived we were greeted by the hostess and seated, then immediately offered tap or bottled water and the drink menu. Ashley has also bought a bottle of wine for our dinner celebration, and that was brought out. We ordered a charcuterie board while we went over the rest of the menu. The meat selection was explained to us well and we enjoyed the selection which also included green olives and a Crostini type toast. We had the snapper and the scallops entrees and both were presented beautifully and tasted delicious. We were both quite satisfied after the main course, but being a birthday decided to finish the meal with the PBJ dessert. It was a very unique dish with grape sorbet, and a chocolate and pretzel piece. It was a very small serving which we shared but as we had already eaten our fill, it was a perfect portion. Our water glasses were kept filled as were our wine glasses from the bottle. The ambiance was perfect for a small intimate dinner with a rose on the table along with a candle. We were seated at the end table for 2 near the bar which allowed plenty of space for conversation without having to raise our voices. We were one of the very last reservations of the night so the customers were leaving and thinning out as well. Our server Kianna was very knowledgeable about the menu and offerings, gave suggestions when asked and was very pleasant and attentive to our needs and requests or questions. It was a wonderful way to spend a special birthday evening!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive staff and delicious food. Something for everyone

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TL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Second to none service! I was visiting for the weekend and I was completely satisfied with this choice. I will go back next time in in SLC

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quiet place to eat-good value

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

I have been wanting to go here and it is hard to get a reservation so make it early! Food was great, service was exceptional. The only thing I would say is the portions are quite small for the price but otherwise, I will go again!

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TY
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very creative dishes. Would definitely go back when back in SLC.

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f
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a conference. The food was great. Service was great and the ambiance was very cool. Would definitely recommend.

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BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eaten here twice - once in May and again in November. LOVE the change in the menu for the seasons and their food is delicious! The service is outstanding. Our server knew every single menu item, how it's made and even where the different ingredients are from. The interior is cozy, creative and welcoming. It reminds me of places I've eaten in NYC. Such a good find in Salt Lake City! I highly recommend it. Very worth the effort.

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KW
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely pre-game dinner with great service from Brittany. We shared the charcuterie and cheese board and the scallop dish. Both were excellent. I've only been here once before (a couple of years ago) and I'm wondering why I hadn't gone back sooner. I will definitely make this a regular stop before Jazz games or for any reason I need to go downtown.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I've ever eaten. It's very different. We had the duck and the elk. We've had elk and duck many times before but this was done a little differently and was very memorable! We'll definitely be visiting again to try other dishes.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Service was friendly and great. Ambience unique

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LL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything is wonderful!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! Highly recommend to anyone looking for delish contemporary American food.

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

Our server was delightful and the food was amazing. Cocktails were made to order and we had a fabulous time!

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DP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Great staff and great selection of beers.

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KG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pallet is a small local restaurant. They have a variety of small plates and charcuterie options. I thought the pickled vegetables were so good! I had a delicious striped bass with a white bean purée. Their menu changes seasonally. Great food and friendly service our waiter Dan was fantastic.

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

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Cocktail was superb and the description I got of the wine was spot on! Brilliant experience from beginning to end!

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JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely friendly and outgoing. The food was noting short of amazing and the menu offered a number of selections that make it hard to chose a dish. Thankfully my friends ordered a couple of the other dishes I was considering so I was able to try them. Pallet also had some creative and great craft cocktails.

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HT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pallet has consistently served me some of the best meals I have ever eaten. Memorable food, like a symphony in my mouth!

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