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Tradition, Salt Lake City, UT

Tradition

4.6
4.6
481 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located on the edge of Liberty Park, Tradition offers a contemporary take on made-from-scratch comfort foods. Don't miss our Chef's freshly baked pies! Join us for brunch and dinner and enjoy sipping on craft cocktails, wine, and sunshine on one of Salt Lake's best patios!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Friday and Saturday Dinner: for large party reservations of 8 people and above, please call the restaurant for availability. Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Walks-ins only for Brunch Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (385) 202-7167

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    S. 500 E.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 481 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Good for business meals

  • Utah

    Healthy

  • Utah

    American

  • Salt Lake City

    Good for business meals

  • Salt Lake City

    Healthy

  • Salt Lake City

    American

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  1. B

    Byron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Chicken and Dumplings are great! The Fire & Ice cocktail was pretty good, too
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I’ve been to tradition many times. It’s always thought the food was outstanding. In fact, We selected Tradition assured that we would have good food, rather than trying somewhere new. This visit was incredibly disappointing. Each of 4 dishes were inedible and plated horribly (food fell out everywhere as you served out the dish.) This review has absolutely nothing to do with the service which was exceptional.
  3. DN

    DougN

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the service was top notch! Wasn’t loud like some other restaurants, could easily have a conversation without having to yell-
  4. b

    bkheightstim

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful local place we walked by and made a reservation. Glad we did. Great food! Great service. And cozy. Will be back on our next visit to SLC.
  5. JS

    JennaS

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! We got a couple appetizers with our entrees. The funeral potatoes were to die for!
  6. SW

    StaceyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s fairly loud, but once the delicious food started coming, we forgot all about the noise. The food is amazing. We can’t wait to go back!
  7. WL

    WineLover

    Salt Lake City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very quaint restaurant fha we frequent regularly. Highly recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a cute restaurant : smaller in size and gives you a very upscale bistro feel. Menu is unique and food was delicious. Got the Brussels, Cauliflower, Mac ‘n Cheese and pulled pork. Delicious! Wishes for less jalapeño and more bacon in the Mac, but everything else was ✨
  9. S

    Suzannie39

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was an excellent dinner - very relaxed, delicious and pleasant. We enjoyed all of the food and drinks!
  10. MF

    MarkF

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Celebration. Outdoor Heaters inoperable due to no LP gas refills !
  11. WG

    WilliamG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Mixed, overall. Service and ambience very good. Had funeral potato's to start, seamed under cooked, then meat loaf that was defiantly over cooked and a bit dry.
  12. CF

    ClintF

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great staff!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    TOO NOISY too noisy
  14. P

    Peter

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are always excellent. The fried chicken is my comfort food, but all dishes, including sides, are elevated. We will return!
  15. Z

    Zach

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I used to love Tradition, but I've had a few less-than-stellar visits lately. I've been many times with lots of friends, so much so a 2-3 of the wait staff knew me and my allergies by memory. The food is good, but they haven't made any major menu changes in years. Their menu is small so it's easy to get bored of it. They used to have some really solid seasonal cocktails, but what they've had for the past half year or so has been really disappointing. None of them are really unique or appealing. I'd love something more boozy and complex. I feel like most of the drinks are citrus and tart. Their staff has had a lot of turn over recently which is sad. They're nice enough, but they don't really build relationships with customers.
  16. MS

    MarieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The burger and fries were delicious! We got the short rib and it could have been more tender. Overall loved the patio and ambiance.
  17. l

    lisaj

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate outside on the patio as it was a beautiful fall evening. The service was really good. We enjoyed our meals.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Pretty and good food 👍🏻
  19. C

    Cooey2

    Salt Lake City

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food on a cool summer evening on the patio. Highly recommend the chicken sandwich with Thai sauce and the braised short rib. Great service, lots of attention to detail, good cocktail/beer/wine selection and a quiet little gem in the neighborhood.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    We were looking for traditional Southern comfort food. This isn’t it. Many of the menu items were labeled as spicy, including the chicken and dumplings, which isn’t traditionally a spicy dish. I ordered the meatloaf. It was dry and it came with bland, diced sweet potatoes and spicy pan-fried green beans. I only ate about half of my meal and I had a stomachache for the next 24 hours. My husband ordered the hamburger which was really good. The salad that came with it was good, but the dressing wasn’t. There were only two dressing options and they were both vinaigrette with one being spicy. If you’re looking for spicy food maybe this is your place. If you’re looking for Southern comfort food it’s a hard pass. We sat inside and it was loud. Outside looked nicer.
  21. KG

    KatieG

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent dinner. Small menu but all dishes we had were well executed. We had Brussels sprouts, fried green tomatoes, meatloaf, beef short ribs, burger and beet salad with chicken. Delicious flavorful food. Would definitely go back.
  22. EM

    EmilyM

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent entrees and service.
  23. DO

    DO11

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The meatloaf was outstanding,, I like the way they pan sear it to give that crispy bite with every fork.. also the chicken and dumplings,, while not like momma makes them are very very savory and delicious..
  24. MB

    MarkB

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal!
  25. J

    Jess2362

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I had read all of the good reviews before going here. But I should have read All of them. It took 30 minutes just to get our drinks and the food is just ok. Way over priced. And we waited a long time to be served. We aren’t the type of people to send food back but I wish we were because the food is just ok. And they charge way too much.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and the experience was amazing! I would definitely go again.
  27. KS

    KevinS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great tasting comfort foods, menu selections are pretty small and a bit pricey! Overalls it’s still pretty good though.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food, service and drinks were excellent!
  29. JF

    JanieF

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food!
  30. BA

    BruceA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time at this restaurant, had seating outside so noise was not a problem. The fried green tomatoes were great. Entrees ordered were Pork Chop, Short Rib and Chicken and dumplings. All excellent. Smores dessert cake was so-so. I look forward to returning to try the different entrees.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough good! Food was amazing and staff attentive and friendly
  32. DP

    DinnerPat

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. Be sure to save room for the S’mores Cake!
  33. DN

    DateNightDinner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went early so not too busy. Very nice ambience. Excellent cocktails and the food was great!
  34. K

    Kona

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here are very helpful and nice! Our dinners were delicious and the cocktails look really fun. I will definitely return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food taste fresh and delicious worth coming back!
  36. c

    cpie

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started our meal with the beet salad as an appetizer. Wonderful blend of flavors. Delicious, I’m sure I’ll try to recreate this myself. My wife then had the short ribs. Meaty, moist, tender, and very flavorful. She loved them. I went with the chicken and dumplings. A comfort food they enhanced with their spicing. Best recreation of a classic I’ve ever had! For dessert we had the s ‘mores cake. Very good. This was the best meal of our western trip…and we ate well. The service was good, the drinks were good, an lovely meal in a nice atmosphere. Recommend Traditions to anyone who enjoys good food.
  37. TW

    TeeWal

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The consistency is truly what always makes my visits to Tradition worth coming weekly. I tend to gravitate towards the cauliflower and short rib and they are phenomenal every single time! The service is always so friendly and fast as well. I love, love, love Tradition!
  38. MB

    MichelleB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just found one of my favorite places to eat. It is only a block away from my house for the last 5 years and I am just discovering this place. WOW what amazing food! I'm one of those people who like to order the same thing when I go places, but my pallet has grown significantly since everything they make is delicious and full of flavor. Outstanding and would recommend to everyone.
  39. RK

    RachelK

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wow wow wow, I waited until I ate at this restaurant a handful of times before leaving a review but when I say each meal has been better than the last.. I MEAN IT. Tradition is delicious and so consistent and can I just say...order the funeral potatoes and thank me later. I love this restaurant!!
  40. DW

    DevoW

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for "comfort food". Quick, helpful service and full bar so looking forward to trying again on the patio this summer.

FAQs

Tradition does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Tradition also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (385) 202-7167.

Tradition is rated 4.6 stars by 481 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Tradition

501 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. 500 E.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Friday and Saturday Dinner: for large party reservations of 8 people and above, please call the restaurant for availability. Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Walks-ins only for Brunch Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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