Tradition

4.6
156 reviews
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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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AB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fav restaurant in salt lake! I always enjoy my experience here. I would recommend any of the cocktails, any of the appetizers, the mushroom gnocchi, meatloaf, country chicken, and steak entrees.

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RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The quality of food was good. The quantity of food was not. For some this restaurant might be more about the experience than the quantity, but for me if I’m going to pay this much for food, I’d like to leave satisfied.

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always ignore review requests but not this time. I'm a fairly regular customer, but didnt realize HOW regular until the staff greeted me and brought me thank-you Brussels sprouts. I truly love this restaurant. I've never been disappointed-small plates, entrees, brunch, all delicious!

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LR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Always love the food here however the service was seriously lacking tonight.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the openness of the restaurant and the natural light that fills the space. The food was amazing. We order the beet salad, cheddar grits and the steak. Each dish was absolutely delicious. We like to explore the food scene in SLC and this is at the top of my list.

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DH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The evening of Saturday, May 11th was my first time to try Tradition. I was impressed. The food was very good...I had the pork chop and it was cooked perfectly. We had great service and the value was excellent. Highly recommended.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Awesome drinks and food done nearly perfectly! Thanks to our fabulous bar tender who we loved for her expansive knowledge and open kindhearted attentiveness to our requests. Thanks again for the tasty beers, and cocktails! We loved every appetizer and then the ribs special!

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e
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and right next to Liberty Park. I will be back again.

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JK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, presented uniquely with style and excellence...

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. Great comfort food.

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, presentation is beautiful and the is very knowledgeable. The chicken and dumplings, Reuben sandwich are my favorite entrees. You really can’t go wrong with any of the appetizers, especially the grits, creamy and delicious! Comfort food with a gourmet twist.

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JR
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening. Excellent service and food. A little loud - but that's too be expected in this style of a restaurant.

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This was our first visit to Tradition. This is one of the loudest places to dine in SLC. The service was adequate but we felt like we were being rushed along, maybe the server was getting off soon as our reservation wasn't until 8:00.
The food was average, I ordered the Gnocchi. I received 9 little Gnocchi served over a tiny bed of squash with mushrooms that were drenched in salt. For $18.00 I expected a lot more in some of portion and actual execution of the dish. Our other dish was the fried chicken sandwich that we ha heard good things about, it was average at best.
Very disappointed with the entire experience.

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s
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We asked to be seated in Tradition’s bar since on a prior visit we could barely hear each other in the dining room. We ordered the chicken and dumplings and the Utah trout. Both choices were outstanding. The trout was moist and properly cooked, with seasoned, beautifully cooked skin. The dumplings were herbed and pillow-soft, the broth was creamy and unctuous, punctuated with a sprinkle of spiky tōgarashi. The pieces of roast chicken were definitely in a supporting role. Ceza, our server, was knowledgeable and gracious and excellent at her job. An enjoyable experience. We are happy to have Tradition in our dining repertoire.

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OT
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the third time we have dined at Traditions. All aspects of our experience makes TRADITIONS our "go to" restaurant"!

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B
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Third time visiting Tradition which centers around comfort food (aka calorie laden). My husband loves this place so thats why #3. We had a lovely bottle of wine and the brussel sprouts appetizer to start with. Both yummy. Then we ordered the grits which were too rich for me. My husband enjoyed the pork chop and I ordered the gnocchi. Most of the dishes are meat oriented and I don't eat meat so not many good main dishes for vegetarians. All of the food was good and our server was very attentive. The restaurant itself lacks for ambiance unless you get to sit on the patio. Overall. I think we will just order apps & dessert next times.

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CB
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This first time I went to tradition the food was amazing and the last three times it’s been good but not great. I keep coming back because I am craving the experience I had my first visit. It’s a super cute place and the food is always good. A lot of times we look on open table the night of to see which restaurants have room then book. We did this the other night with tradition and showed up and said we made or reservation too late. Make sure you reserve a few hours ahead of time.

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M
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The food was okay, but the noise level was so high that I couldn't hear what the person inches away from me was saying - I basically had to read her lips. It was impossible to hear or understand the person sitting across from me. It all gave me a headache, couldn't finish my meal, and asked for the check so we could get out of there into the relatively quiet outside. People were packed in, the tables being close together, and with the kitchen & serving station exposed, it accelerated the noise of the packed house.

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DS
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tradition may become one! Intriguing location with parking. Comfortable seating and decor. Fabulous made from scratch apps, entrees and APPLE PIE! Took a chance on Tradition with business guests and was soundly thanked for the meal by all parties. Best local trout I ever ate!

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! So my favorite new place, well done folks!

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O
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Very tasty comfort food.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!! The absolute must try are the Brussels sprouts.. could’ve just eaten those for my whole meal.. the chicken and dumplings was amazing as well.. yum!

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HL
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We needed to wait twenty minutes for a table that had been reserved in advance. There's nowhere to sit or even stand without being right over someone else's take.
Did was great once we got to it.

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OT
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. I like Traditions a lot. Parking is a little problematic but there is neighborhood parking available. Fried Chicken was served at the right temperature but Short Ribs were cooling. I will certainly return.

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TS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. In town, visiting from L.A. and found this place on a whim. My concierge told me this place was good, but it was much more than that. Great plates, good drinks, lots of food and very tasty. Get the cheese grits and the collards, so good! I’ve already recommended this place to several people and will definitely be back when I’m in town again.

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N
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service and craft cocktails. Will definitely go back.

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P
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tradition is a nice hidden gem in downtown Utah. We are very excited to try out their brunch too.

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HS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tradition always serves delicious and fresh plates, and we sip and savor every time we visit. Definitely one of our favorite spots in SLC.

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JJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I been here with friends on several different occasions, so I’ve tried just about everything on the menu, and it’s all to die for. Grits? Love Em. Meatloaf? Come to mama.

You’ll love this place. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The building has a great history behind it, too! Located right by Liberty Park. Easy parking.

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MO
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a very good dinner for a party of six. We made the reservation through OpenTable and our table was in a good spot waiting for us as planned. The food was great. “Comforting” without being overly fatty and with subtle flavors. Service was as expected for upscale casual. The location by Liberty Park is convenient. Nice decor. I recommend.

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PW
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great to share a few dishes

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VB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the broccolini, mushroom risotto and ginger berry pie

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JD
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must place to try. You will be glad you did!

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D
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only downside was that it was a bit noisy due to the open nature, but will be going back...SOON!

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M
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place, great food! 🥰 The Blueberry pie was to die for...

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LH
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fabulous. The watercress and warm goat cheese salad is amazing. Wonderful flavor. And the short ribs were incredible. Tender, juicy and almost better than homemade. And the prices incredibly reasonable. Staff was extremely attentive but not overly in your face. This place is an absolute must when you are in Salt Lake City.

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant is very noisy and difficult to have a conversation . The service is extremely slow. Ordered a cheeseburger medium came out well down . My guest ordered meat loaf is was too spiced to eat. Would never go back

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E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cardamom blueberry pie was amazing! Such a nice meal!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

And if I could give the service six stars, I would.

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KB
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding restaurant that is no longer a secret, busy even away from downtown. Signature drinks in the bar are enjoyably unique. Service remains consistently good and the vibe is appealing. It is time, however, for a menu refresh. Looking forward to those new items...

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