Pallet

4.6
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1477 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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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty, but not tasty enough to warrant such small portions.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine

C
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Maybe it was the real housewives of Salt Lake City making a lot of annoying chatter, but for what we paid... I’ve had far better dining experiences in SLC for half the price.

The cocktails were amazing. The wine was good, the food was delicious but over priced.

p
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here. The salad and steak and scallops were excellent as well as the desert. Loved it.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but certainly not worth the price. Service was extremely slow.

M
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I've been coming to Pallet for 7years and as I left the restaurant tonight I'm sad to say, it was probably for the last time. My family and I (8people) had dinner here tonight and it was very disappointing. The usual good/welcoming service felt flat & annoyed. The appetizers were average and skimpy. The Halibut main was dry, cold and tough. The pasta dishes were flavored with anchovy, but not in a good way, they had a heavy stale fish flavor and were left uneaten. A mushroom in broth main was simply strange - neither soup or salad... and the desert menu was completely unappetizing. When we mentioned the disappointment w the pasta - the response was a dismissive shrug.
I have always been excited to come to Pallet for a special unique and tasty dinner and am very sad to see such a fail.

J
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. This is experiential dining at its most pleasant. Awesome food, people, and environment.

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal. Everything was great. Pallet fully satisfies the palate. Must go back again.

K
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pallet is an immersive experience where the ambiance, cocktails, and food blend together seamlessly. Each dish is well balanced in flavor and involved subtle twists on familiar dishes. Overall, the evening was fantastic. Be prepared to enjoy 3 courses of app, entree, and dessert and pair with cocktails. It would be a cheap evening, but it will be fantastic!

A
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the organic, farm to table menu. The duck app was amazing!

CD
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Daniel was superb. He guided us through the food options and the fabulous craft cocktails.

L
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I would only go to Pallet if I wasn't very hungry and had a full wallet. The service is fantastic and the restaurant itself is cool. Beautiful artwork and a fun atmosphere. But four small scallops on a large bare plate left me feeling a little bummed. It used to be a better dinner for the money.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A number of friends have mentioned they like Pallet so we thought we'd give it a try. The food was good, although the appetizer portions were quite small. It took a little longer than expected to receive our main dishes. Service was very good and the server was pleasant.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is in my opinion one of the best restaurants in Salt Lake City. Been here twice and both times the food and service were amazing! It’s small and intimate with a vintage vibe, very fun.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Every dish was oversalted, as mentioned by other customers. Some were charred. Does the Chef have little sense of taste??!?
Great service, great ambiance.
Overall very overpriced.
Uncomfortable outside seating.

WH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food didn’t quite live up to the reputation. Wasn’t terrible, but Not great. There are a few restaurants in SLC I’d rather dine at over Pallet.

M
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Been there several times and have never had a bad time or a bad meal. Definitely recommend going. A bit pricey, but well worth every penny!

JM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent; the noise level was excruciating and detracted from the overall experience.

CN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pallet NEVER disappoints. The food is sublime, the service is superb, and the drinks are amazing. Esther and her crew set a bar in Salt Lake City that's hard to top. Thank you guys!

C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Inventive, fresh, seasonal food with vibrant flavors; excellent wine/cocktail list. Pork chop nearly raw in center, re-grilled but then dry -- and server did not return for 15 min after served again; otherwise would have given 5 stars to this place. Amazing appetizers.

G
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in SLC!

OT
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Everything was perfect

K
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service.

d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

service, food totally unacceptable. slow, incorrect order, extremely slow to follow through on orders, requests, drinks, etc
would not recommend to anyone and would definitely never return!

Z
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, well-plated. Pleasant service. Unusual desserts!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A well-finished place in which can taste good American food.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has always been good but Saturday evening was above and beyond excellent. Now one of my all time favorites in SLC.

OT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in the city...great food, spectacular cocktails, excellent service, and terrific attention to detail.

JO
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food at Pallet--we could tell everything was prepared with tremendous care. The portions weren't filling, even with dessert, though.

t
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! Our server was simply fabulous!

FG
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super interesting and cool decor in the restaurant, really innovative cocktail menu, and the food was complex and they really explore utilizing different combinations to tickle your taste buds.

E
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, how come I did not discover it before. I am telling all my friends, service excellent

PS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Incredible service from Tyler and impeccable FOH. Drink menu, while quite expensive for the dinner menu, was incredibly creative, artistic, and delicious. The ambience and furnshings were fantastic. The food, while beautiful and creative, wasnt terribly enjoyable. Sometimes lacking in what made the dish flavorful or unique (burrata with sunflower seed puree lacked enough contrast from the 3 tiny pieces of pickled fennel buried beneath the cheese). Still an incredible place and greatly enjoyed our night.

JN
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is great, the food is great, but the service and staff is exceptional and I would return just for that.

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance were excellent dan the server was very professional and anticipated our needs

OT
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food! Perfect combination of flavors and texture! It is definitely a place where you want to go for a sophisticated and tasteful dinner!

HD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exemplary and service was attentive and relational!

TR
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small menu where you have to ask what a lot of the ingredients are (maybe trying a little too hard?). Food & presentation was good- but again, not much to choose from. Ambience was dark & pretty noisy. Wine was overpriced.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girls birthday. She loved it.

BM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicer eateries in downtown SLC. Can't say enough good things about this place - and the cuisine is healthy and sexy!

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