About Pallet

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.

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 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

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
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Romantic (28)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Cozy (21)
Authentic (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Healthy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Organic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Tapas (5)
Casual (5)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined a day ago

These place was an amazing experience from the moment we walked to appetizer, entree and dessert! I will definitely go back. My favorite restaurant in SLC.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This is the second time we’ve been to Pallet. It’s definitely a once a year treat for us. The food, atmosphere, service are all worth the cost. Thank you for making our night outstanding!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a lovely experience. Very romantic and fun menu. Food was excellent and very different. Cool
Ambiance. Loved the typewriter in the back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant. The only bad experience I've had with pallet is the seating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

We visited from Baltimore Maryland. The food was outstanding, our server was knowledgeable, helpful and help create a lovely experience! When we visit Salt Lake City, we will make sure to make a special date night for Pallet. Really delicious food!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed a fabulous evening! We had an early reservation and ended up probably 2 hours of enjoying a marvelous evening of beverage, starters, entree's, and sweet finish. We normally end up in Portland for an evening like this, I told the kids they have got to come here next time!! If you have not been here, bring your wallet and enjoy Salt Lake's great food scene!!! We'll be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely amazing seeing elk on a menu, it brings a tear of happiness to my eye, this will definitely be a top choice for future dates. And I regret not getting our servers name because she was fantastic she had somewhat blonde hair and awesome glasses which appeared to be a jaguar print frames hope describing her can get that across to the owner and gm because she was an absolute gem, I had the elk which was phenomenal and my date had the bass which was also a delightful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

Every time I dine at Pallet the feeling is the same: great food and great service in a casual environment. The Truffle Yukon potatoes is a must. Everyone loves them. The same can be said for the meatball appetizer: moist, perfectly seasoned with a tinge of spice. Our group had the elk, scallops and sea bass. All of the dishes were phenomenal and the portions were perfect. The Tres Leches dessert is not a traditional rendition but we all agreed that it was delicious. Had 2 glasses of Albarino which complemented the meal well. Our waitress was polite and professional. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The cocktails were delicious and the food is excellent. It's expensive, but everything was very good. It's a great place for special occasions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Would be good for any occasion. Excellent food and service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Amazing service and delicious food! Had one of the best cocktails I've ever had the pleasure of drinking too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Pallet always provides a great experience. The vibe is awesome, food is great, and service is always prompt and professional. I highly recommend a visit to Pallet; it's one of the best restaurants in town.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food and good ambiance. Local ingredients a plus. If you love niche little places pallet is worth your time. If you love chili’s and TGI Friday’s you might be a little upset.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, a great experience. Esther, Ashley, Jessica, Bijan and Tyler always make us feel like VIP’s. We both had different off-menu specials, so a review of the particular dish wouldn’t help any readers. Suffice it to say that we both thought we got the better dish. Fantastic.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Pallet never disappoints..great food...great service...lovely ambience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Liked it. We were pretty jet lagged but the staff and food made it a good experience. Totally worth the exhaustion we felt from the days travel.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome food and great atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant is decorated with a cozy feel that is comfortable and unique. I like the use of antique(or at least antique looking) seats, table tops, and even old books. The food was good, but not the best I ever had. It is very pricey for the portion size, so I held the quality to a high standard. The cocktail menu (which was also quite pricey ) had good variety and featured some liquors I’d never heard of. The location was great as we were attending a comedy show at the Gateway and it was within walking distance. Our waitress was amazing and checked in with us just enough that our needs were promptly taken care of, but she was not obtrusive. She asked if we needed to be finished at a particular time which was helpful and didn’t rush us. The restaurant is small, so do as we did and make a reservation.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service and food were equally fantastic. Always like to see what is on the menu as it changes from time to time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was phenomenal. Great service and the little book as a debit card holder after dinner you could sign your name in and leave a special message was the cutest little touch. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

Excellent food and service

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Everything was lovely - fun seating, great menu, delicious food (steak tartare, chicken, like hut didn't love the carrots), great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 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 12, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 11, 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 10, 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 5, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 2, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2017

New Years Celebration one day early!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 29, 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 27, 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 27, 2017

Lovely family get together.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Girls night out

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