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

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (37)
Good for a Date (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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Special Occasion (26)
Romantic (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Cozy (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Authentic (16)
Notable Wine List (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic food, atmosphere and very friendly staff.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A chic, rustic gem in SLC!! Our server Jessica took exceptionally good care of us. We enjoyed our meal (lamb was delicious and chocolate zucchini bread was the perfect way to end our meal) It was our first time dining at Pallet and we will be back. Thanks again!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is the second time we’ve eaten at Pallet while in SLC on business and I have to say that the food there is always amazing! This is my favorite place to eat in downtown SLC. I give Pallet 5 stars!!

IC

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Really amazing ambiance and food. Was surprised the place was small but it made for a more intimate dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I can sum up this restaurant as follows: when a party of four orders the $11 meatball appetizer, they're given three small and dry meatballs.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Pallet is literally my favorite restaurant of all time. The owner/servers/bartender are the most hospitable and the food was top notch. Feeling very happy 💕

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was excellent. Food delicious. The bar followed my instructions exactly (hard to get in Utah - so doubly appreciated).

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love Pallet! Consistent always and their Truffle Yukon’s are addictive!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this rustic, romantic atmosphere! Great food and wine list! Recommended!

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great and original food with a local twist. Pretty good value for money for a special occasion. We can highly recommend the carrots (with smokey ricotta), Yukon potatoes, scallops (big portion) and Elk (very tender game with a smokeyness to it).

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I really didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The food is great and the prices are fair. It may be one of my faves while in SLC on business. I’d definitely recommend you try it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

New to SLC and came on reconmendation from our friend Rhett. Creative, thoughtful decor. Tried the Wild Boar and Elk. Both were Excellent! Our server Melissa was very attentive and had a great sense of humor. Will definitely be back. Chris & Bill

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a great meal in a cosy setting. The pre dinner cocktails were superb. The flavors were delicious and there was an excellent selection of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very pleasantly surprised of the flavors of all our meals. The service was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything is always perfect at Pallet.
Ambience is amazing. The staff is amazing. The food is Always amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Pallet was an eclectic environment filled with some cool funkiness in a historic feeling building. The food was top notch and presented very well. My party of 6 all enjoyed our meals and the great conversations we had around our meals.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was amazing !! We were served promptly and had a wonderful experience!

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Oh dear, this place was so disappointing. The chicken I has was cooked sous vide style and the texture was just all wrong.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Elk was absolutely amazing! The meats on the charcuterie board are very good, but the pickled vegetables served as an option definitely make it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was incredible, the service was amazing. We loved every bite!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Loved everything about it!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food and service was fantastic! The portion sizes between the protein dishes varied wildly--the reason for the 4 star review (the bass was tiny but lamb could serve 2) but we loved the restaurant and would definitely come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Pure magic in every way. Every detail is tended. The staff waited on us as if we were royalty. The food is inventive. Even the bathrooms are worth a visit. It's like being transported to another world.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Took my wife here for her birthday dinner with some friends. Great place. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Pallet was a wonderful find for my colleagues and I. We looked it up on Trip Advisor and it was within walking distance of our hotel. Intimate atmosphere and one of my highlights was real cloth hand towels in the bathrooms. We all had the scallops and they were cooked to perfection. Pallet also had great different and fun cocktails. Highly recommend

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent meal. We were at the end of an exhausting vacation trip and as foodies wanted a casual place for a good meal. We found it on Open Table. We had an excellent. Fresh ingredients combined in creative and delicious ways. We were hoping for a good meal but more than we expected and great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Organic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Outstanding. What food should be. Best dinner in years.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I'm going to miss the pea gazpacho when peas are too far out of season. It tastes like everything I love about spring.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

5 stars all around. Great service and one of the most delicious meals I have ever had

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent steak. Scallops were good too. They don’t give you a lot of food, so you need to order a lot, but what they do give you is fantastic.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Incredible food, vibe, and drinks. Hell yeah, this place is dope.

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