Tin Angel at the Eccles Theater
Same friendly people, same great food, but in a much updated space in a corner of the new Eccles (big) Theatre lobby (South entrance from Main Street). Definitely worth checking/asking about theatre activity when you book. If there is a performance the Bistro will be crowded before the show and at intermission, and relatively quiet while the show is on. The Bistro is at sidewalk level, and the theatre lobby is up additional steps so you don't have to watch the crowd mill around, but can get a good view out onto Main Street if people watching is your thing.
I enjoyed the Speck wrapped Shrimp, and the Moroccan Duck Salad, along with a Tin Angel labeled amber ale from a local brewery. Jerry's Gnocchi is a wonderful (rich) thing. We split several desserts and liked them all - the pear tart was my favorite.
There is a parking garage on the one-way alley directly East of the building. Enter alley from the South.
Very expensive for the portion size and the ambiance was terrible. All white with nothing on the walls and sitting right next to the entrance stairs.
Overall I was disappointed with my experience here. The service was slow - took over 10 minutes just to get our drinks, and our server didn’t seem to care. Our bills were incorrect and had to be fixed as well. The food was good, but my husband got the duck salad instead of the trout salad he had ordered. I wish I could be more positive, but I feel there’s a lot of improvements that need to be made.
Great service, food, and coffee. Will definitely visit this new location again.
Since moving to the Eccles I have brought several people over. It's always a good experience. I had reserved a table for 2 but we ended up with 4 instead and they could not accommodate us at a table because of other reservations. They moved us to the open seating which is a little harder for me to sit at the high chairs, but they were very nice and it was our fault for bringing more people than we had anticipated. The food was good, as always, and the waitress was very attentive.
Really enjoyed most of the dishes, particularly the gorgonzola gnocchi. But the person in our group who got the pork ribs was sorry to have done so. Sometimes, it's better to be a vegetarian.
Our waiter seemed distracted, our cocktails took forever to arrive. The Charcuterie plate was wonderful but our entrees arrived tepid at best. A few minutes later we received new plates with warm food. The warm food was well cooked and very tasty. The wine choices were very nice. Unfortunately we didn't recieve our dessert that was part of the dine around menu. I've enjoyed many meals at the old Tin Angel location and have zero doubt they will right their ship running very soon. I will absolutely return!
Great food and excellent service
I made a reservation for my wife's birthday dinner. At that time I discovered that Tin Angel has moved and is now located in the Eccles Theater. Our reservation was at 6:30 PM on a Sunday. Upon arriving, the door was locked and we were told by a gentleman (not associated with Tin Angel) at the door that the restaurant had closed. We said we had a reservation for 6:30 and he checked with the Tin Angel staff and we were admitted. Though reservations were listed as late as 9 PM for that day, we were the ONLY people in the restaurant and it was apparent that we were resented by some that were trying to close up (lots of banging of silverware and disparaging looks from some staff). The food and drinks were good, but the selection was not as extensive as it used to be.
In all, I do understand the issues that dictated the move and the challenges of such a drastic change. I do think the personality of the restaurant has change dramatically and I would suggest with such a change, though it is not an insignificant undertaking, that it might have been appropriate to change the name of the restaurant. I missed the eclectic style and personality of the old Tin Angel and find the new one, at least currently, to be closer to a generic airport cafe than the fine dining establishment it used to be. I do feel for the management/ownership and have an idea of the challenges they've faced and are continuing to face with such an abrupt and required move, but I was very disappointed.
What a treat to get tasty food before our theatre experience. I would suggest an early reservation time, as it does tend to be quite busy and a little hectic closer to show time.
Reservation at 5 for a theatre performance at 6:30...we were running to get there. Slow service.
Service was very slow - both in taking the order and then receiving the food. While the sandwich was good - it was nothing special.
The food and drinks were very good. The service was a little slow. Good thing we were already at our venue!
What a wonderful transformation! Tin Angel has made the space in the theater welcoming and warm! Now they just need some art on the walls...hint hint SLC! The food was fantastic as well. I will definitely be back and I'm telling everyone to go!
Absolutely wonderful staff and incredible food. Wether or not you are going to a show at the Eccles Tin Angel is worth a reservation.
Shrimp was over cooked and difficult to remove from skewers. My friend was unable to eat hers. I ordered a cheese plate - the cheese was refrigerator temperature. Her dessert had been microwaved and the outside edges were hard. We won’t be back.
The food was fantastic but the service was atrociously slow. I believe it was more an over worked waitstaff instead of any incompetence on their part but it took them 20 minutes before we were even seen by a waiter.
I really miss the old location and menu.
We were very disappointed with the new location which doesn’t have any of the charm of the old. It felt more like a cafeteria. The menu was much more limited than before. We were not in a hurry but the service, while fine, was rushed even though we said we were not going to the show that evening.
We've already been there three times when going to a program at Eccles and we plan to go again. The food was good and not overpriced. I'd make sure to go earlier than later - they could be a little faster especially considering they ask if we are seeing the show that night. But otherwise have been happy with the food, the service, and the place. I hope they can thrive and survive there.
In it's new location, Tin Angel is still a winner. We had the Empanadas, the daily soup and the trout salad, and all were very good. Nice tapas menu--I'd like to try more! It was relatively quiet till the concert crowd started filling the Eccles lobby. I'd like to see it open late for after concert/play snack or dessert.
Diner with friends before concert
I would definitely recommend eating here especially before a show. First of all, our reservations were at 5:00 for a 7:30 show. We were allowed to order apps, drinks, entrees, and another drink without feeling rushed like we needed to free up a table. We could hear our artist warming up while eating which was awesome. By the time we finished, we walked up some stairs to the merchandise booth and were allowed in the building. We didn't have to exit and reenter somewhere else. The food was delicious. There was an odd barrier that hid some prep area or something that was a bit noisy, but it didn't interfere with conversation. The drinks were great. The staff was friendly. I will make a reservation in the future when we're back for another show!
Although we miss the ambience of the old digs of the Tin Angel, the food and service were as good as they always have been. We were there on a night when no performance was going on but worry that with many people milling about that the space may be a bit noisy.
Food was creative and very good. However the portions were relatively small versus the price and the ambience of the restaurant it's more like being in the lobby than in a restaurant I would have preferred something a little more close and intimate.
Service was good but the food arrived lukewarm even though the restaurant was not that busy
Billy was amazing and helpful as our Host. We had a reservation and he took prompt care of us. Catherine was our server and she was fantastic. The food was a 4 out of 5 and the value was very fair. We will come back. The convenience of having such a quality restaurant adjacent to the Eccles was fabulous. GREAT JOB.
How refreshing to have dinner at the Eccles then attend Diana Krall. We loved the food! Even my vegetarian dish was good! Great wine list. We will be back!
The food was very good, our server AJ was awesome, would definitely go there again!
I was notified at 4:45p on the day of my 7:00p reservation that it was getting canceled due to construction. I feel that was something that would have been known earlier in the day and I could have been notified much earlier.
I found the environment and the stuff perfect. The over all food was not wort $122.00. I would recommend this place it was cheaper.
Food was extremely good. Menu limited, - (after looking online) but liked the theme of “What’s showing” for the menu. Waiter and busser very good, personable and Fun to talk to. Our only issue was at the end when we had to pay after checking the bill. We were given an iPad with the tip options starting at a minimum of 20%. Ok,... We always tip 20%, or more depending on service (they get 15% only if service is cruddy). Not a big problem, but our waiter stood over my shoulder waiting for me to add tip and sign. This made my wife and I uncomfortable. Yes, they have to wait to get the iPad back, but step away...
Back to “Overall”. Pretty Fabulous. We are sad to know Tin Angel near Pioneer Park is closing - but wish only the Best. We were told the White / kinda sterile atmosphere will change to a more personable atmosphere soon with local art making the new location a Wonderful place to go.
So happy something like this has finally opened at the Eccles! I only have service 3 stars because it was opening weekend and the servers weren’t very familiar with the menu. I imagine that will improve. Food was very fitting for the environment, and considering they can’t cook anything on an open flame, we were very impressed how fresh and tasty everything was. We did not try any of the full meals, however. We stuck to the small plates and tapas. Drinks were fun and creative...and tasty! Excited there’s another good option for dinner before a show!
We love the Tin Angel, and when I saw that they had opened at the Eccles, we ate there before a play. The setting is quite different than we're used to, but the space will be great for them. The food was very good--there was a special menu for during the play (with some dishes and cocktails riffing off the theme of the play)--and we had several tapas & bites. The 4 of us enjoyed our drinks, too. I look forward to eating here again. It would be perfect for lunch, too.