About Pallet

Comfortable, enticing and cozy, Pallet is a flawless design infused with tasty, inventive food. Plenty of natural light floods Pallet throughout the day and our location is optimal for a downtown, business lunch or a casual catch-up with friends. Early evening sees our menu sharpen up and our lighting soften. 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 top-notch and highly experienced culinary team create an unequaled dining experience. Our Executive Chef, Zachary, has long been enamored with the culinary arts and has an innovative as well as open culinary mind. His grandmother actually taught him the joy and perfection of classic, Italian cuisine.

237 S 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Pierpont Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 935-4431

Website:
http://www.eatpallet.com/

Parking Details:
There is a public parking lot directly to the South, street parking, and pay lots directly to the West, and to the East on 300 West Pierpont Ave.

Public Transit:
Within walking distance of both the Frontrunner and Trax drop offs.

Executive Chef:
Zachary "Buzz" Willey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We will entertain Buy Outs on weeknights for private events. Contact us at 801-935-4431 for further details and options.

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Pallet Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Special Occasion (25)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Romantic (20)
Cozy (18)
Authentic (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Organic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Third visit to this restaurant over three years. Has been consistent with ambiance and food and service was great until this last visit. Host/server Tyler (Princess Leia hairstyle) represents the worst of what diners often dislike about trendy , new American restaurants. Officious, cold and lacking in any customer service skills. Advice to owners; dump him because he does not match the rest of the wonderful team of waiters. We want to thank staff like Bijon, who immediately rectified the poor service and attitude we got and was so nice and accommodating to us. It was only because of this that we will keep us coming back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Was not a good experience, skip it and go to any other restaurant, you would have a better dinner.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome cocktails and delicious food. Every dish we ordered was totally enjoyed by all!

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

Pallet surpassed my expectations and is headed to the top of my list for culinary ecstasy! You know when you put that first bite in your mouth and instantly you are taken aback by HOW GOOD IT TASTES??!!!....Yeah... that's what you get at Pallet. Pork belly- uh!mazing!!! The chicken- To.Die.For!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was amazing. We had said it was our anniversary but other than the waitress saying happy anniversary nothing was really recognized. It was a bit noisy but most places are these days.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I appreciate the excellent vegan options and superb cocktails and desert drinks

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Organic, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love the new downtown restraunts and are always looking to try new places. This is one that we will not recommend to our friends and will not be coming back too. The service was good and the waiter spent 5 minutes explaining the full board meat and cheese plate that was over priced as it was good but not $29 good. Had some of the same meats and cheeses at Caputo's for much less. The wine was about $20-$23 a bottle wine that they charged $12-$14 a glass. Not impressed.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Pallet is a gem. The Food and Service were equally excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A wonderful relatively small restaurant with creative cuisine. The Tuffle Yukons make a great starter that can be shared. The Scallop dish was delicious and generous. Pallet is comfortable and cozy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

If you are looking for a place that creates amazing combinations of food, this is the best spot in SLC! We already had dinner here a couple of times, the menu changes seasonally with attractive choices of meals. We highly recommend Pallet to every food lover.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wish I’d found this place forever ago. Not sure how I hadn’t. Food was amazing. I had the scallops. And our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful choosing a wine. Perfect ambiance for an intimate dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was underwhelming, the lamb was doused in seasoning that took away from the actual lamb itself, the potatoes could have been cooked more and the meatball was lukewarm. The ambiance was great and so was our server - would probably return and order a bit differently.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Acapulco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious meal with husband. Drinks looked good, will be back!! Wasn't offered a dessert menu, servers timing slightly off. So was food delivery time.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Celebration one day early!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetty gooooooooooooooooooooood but our table was right next to the door, which meant that we got the awkward glares of every hungry customer waiting to be seated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful presentation, stellar professional service. Avoid the steak & fish entree.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Tapas, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lovely family get together.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Girls night out

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was a great date night. Over priced for the amount of food you get. The elk was great my wife ordered the steak asked it for medium it was cooked to medium rare. The ceviche was amazing! It was a special of the night definitely would recommend that! Ambiance was great for a date night.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Invited a group of friends out for a holiday dinner. The food, atmosphere, wait staff and ambiance did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was close to perfect and the service was outstanding. The decor was a little kitschy but regardless, great experience. I’m sure we’ll go back.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful food, great service, and I love the intimate feeling of the dining room!

Tags: Organic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was not worth the price. Service was great and it’s a “cute” small restaurant, but I’d recommend somewhere else if you’re looking for a quality meal for your money. Don’t order the lamb. The tub was too sweet and overpowered the meat and the cauliflower tasted burnt. The scallops were ok, but still not great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great meal, all around awesome. Our waiterwas great, Don or Dan.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Pallet was the perfect place to enjoy a quiet, intimate, beautiful dinner. The food was exceptional and the service was top notch. Our only regret was that the bench seating in front of the windows didn’t have any lumbar support. The pillows placed there sort of got pushed into the open space and didn’t help. It wasn’t a huge deal because we were in a bit of a hurry to make a concert, but if we’d gone for a more leisurely dinner, it wouldn’t have been super comfortable. The restaurant is gorgeous though and and the food well worth the minor inconvenience of the seating!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent as always. The service is great, the food is original and changes with the seasons.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Simply fabulous,

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

As always, phenomenal food and great service! I have always had a great experience at Pallet. It was the first restaurant we have been to in Salt Lake that we would be proud to take our foodie friends from San Francisco to for a great meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Showed up with a reservation at 630pm. They were not that busy, so we were a little confused as to why they seated us between two other completely packed tables. It was a date night, so a little awkward to be sitting two feet away from a group of four gentlemen on one side ending their business dinner and another couple two feet on the other side, when there were plenty of other tables available. It was just strange that they seemed to jam as many people into the same section as possible instead of giving the dinners some privacy. So we were getting the constant backside of the people next to us into our table as they were getting in and out of their respective tables.

The food...averages out to being just ok. Meatball appetizer which wasn't warm enough in my opinion. Better meatballs up at Finca in my opinion. Elk for my date, which was good. Cooked about right and quite tasty. For me it was the lamb. I highly recommend against it. Not a good cut of meat. What meat there was was very fatty...very...very fatty. The knife they had was not sharp at all and it made it very difficult to cut, which made a disaster of my plate as I sat there scraping away to try and get any amount of meat off the bone. Just wasn't an impressive meal overall.

The waiter was nice enough, but it was slightly strange set up. He asked for our coats as we were sitting. Since we were so packed in there was no place to put them...so that made sense. What didn't make sense was after the bill came we had to walk over the coat rack and go through the coats to find ours. The restaurant had filled up more by then, so we felt a little silly digging through black coat after black coat to try and find our black coats.

Overall. Not bad. But didn't live up the the hype and wasn't worth the price for the food and service we got.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Exceptional chef - flavoring and presentation was perfect. The wait staff really understand the menu and the wine list. Fabulous service all around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious food and really terrific service-and we enjoyed the ambiance. The pacing of the food and the service was perfect--not rushed, but got us to our concert right on time. The whole experience was very positive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Pricey for the amount of food, but delicious. I felt the elk was over-spiced and -salted, but the meal was tasty. The pickled sunchoke was delicious! I LOVED my dessert of almond tres leches, but couldn't taste bay leaf in the ice cream and, though the thing came in a pint jar, it cost $11! Probably the most expensive single dessert I've purchased in the Salt Lake valley. Husband loved his scallops dish, but his cardamom ice cream was so subtly flavored as to be indistinguishable from vanilla ice cream to either of us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. The four of us loved this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My favorite charcuterie board and pork belly appetizer in the city!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love this restaurant. Upon entering, the feel is warm, cozy and inviting. The server was prompt, knowledgeable and not too "hover-y". We ordered the farm salad and the carrots and were very happy with our choice. Together, we ordered the pappardelle and the scallops. They were creative, delicious, and portioned well. We got the pumpkin tart which made me almost want to lick the plate. I will go back again and again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Went on a Thursday night and had the BEST server. Everything he said sounded amazing. We ordered the Pork Belly and Meatballs for appetizers. The Pork Belly stole the show. It melted in your mouth perfectly. The meatballs were also good. We also tried the steak which was delightful and extremely flavorful. The restaurant wasn’t too packed and they did a great job of spreading out the tables so you weren’t too close to other diners.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

I have been to Pallet many times over a period of a few years. There has been a new round of high profile fine dining/New American establishments opened recently and I have been to many of the most notable, Pallet consistently delivers superlative flavors and creative menus and is under rated in comparison to the newest kids on the block. I have never had anything but wonderful experiences at Pallet again and again. Thanks!!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Incredible meal from beginning to end. Great service and ambience. The Lamb was perfection!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This is my second trip to Pallet, and I genuinely enjoyed the experience. "Josh" was a pro and saw to our every need. The only real concern were the portions, which seem to have diminished since last I went. The boar chile verde was a taco, an amazing taco, but a $30 amazing taco. The lamb ribs looked to be slightly better off, but still not to go when famished.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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