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Varley, Salt Lake City, UT
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Varley

4.4
4.4
167 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, and situated right next door to sister restaurant Ivy & Varley, Varley is a craft cocktail bar and lounge for the downtown executive, urban local, and out-of-town guest seeking an innovative approach to high-end cocktail culture without all the pretense.
Led by Bryan Borreson and Vaughn Carrick of the Realine Group, Varley maintains the same modern aesthetic as Ivy & Varley with a little added edge. Varley is the perfect setting to share in drinks and dialogue for both the most discernible of cocktail connoisseurs and those simply seeking a cold craft beer or pour on the rocks. Also, if you’re hungry, Varley conveniently shares the same kitchen as Ivy & Varley, offering an exclusively curated menu designed to pair with the full selection of drink options available.

Varley is a 21+ Establishment

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (801) 203-4124

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bobby McFarland

  • Private party facilities

    Varley is perfect for any private occasion, birthdays, networking events, wedding festivities, bachelor & bachelorette parties, holiday celebrations or get togethers Contact us for packages and availability.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (801) 203-4124

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    63 West 100 South

  • Parking details

    There is paid street parking available, as well as multiple private lots located in close proximity

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 167 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Lively

  • Salt Lake City

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was sooo good!!
  2. PC

    PoproxConroy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed a girls night out to Varley! The cocktail menu was creative and tasty (Shout-out to the Killer Bees! Gin Habenero honey cocktail 😍) and the food was surprisingly great. The noise level was very manageable. We did get there 10 minutes later than our reservation, but they still honored it. We did end up moving to seats at the bar so we could continue eating since there was a time limit. (1 Hour 15) all in all, really enjoyable.
  3. C

    Chslocal

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service was really slow. It took forever for someone to wait on us and get food and drinks. The drinks were good, The food was average at best, some things were luke warm and One of our dishes was forgotten. Beautiful space but won’t be rushing to go back.
  4. A

    Allee

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service!! Ophelia was amazing!! Thank you!!!!
  5. JP

    JamieP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great date night on NYE! Our server Carter was fantastic and provided us with several different drink recommendations. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice night out, and who does not want to break the bank!
  6. SB

    SpencerB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was ok the lights kept flickering on and off so that was weird food was ok kinda pricey
  7. H

    Hardly

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The place was a little too trendy for me. The tables were too close together, had someone sat at the table next to us, we may as well just dine together. The high ceilings make for an echo of all the conversations happening, and when the DJ started it was difficult to hold a conversation. For a cocktail and some fun with friends, sure, cool location. For dinner with a date where you'd like to have a real conversation without yelling at each other across the table, there are better places. Food was good, and not overly priced for the hip vibe they were trying to convey.
  8. S

    Sandy2

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Varley has an extensive and creative cocktail list and an attractive bar. The food and service were superb. We both had the seared halibut and agreed it was the finest meal we had had in months. The Varley is conveniently located less than a block from the Eccles Theatre, so this was a pre-theatre meal for us. We will definitely return.
  9. SM

    SonyaM

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was friendly from the start. Food and drinks were even better!! Great atmosphere for date night.
  10. B

    Bellemonik

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an impromptu work dinner/drinks. We had been to the Ivy and Varley but never Varley. I think I prefer it- it seemed quieter overall. The food was delicious. The Gnocchi was incredible - the bison tartare! Shrimp and grits! Really outstanding food. Thank you.
  11. MH

    MrsHotToddy

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious! Service was great! Really the only complaint is that it’s a little too dark inside. Even the servers were commenting about it. But it wouldn’t stop us from going back.
  12. JM

    JMT22

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very pretty environment. Whatever they had burning in their candle triggered my allergies. Food was fine, but not great.
  13. a

    alliebeauballie

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding, drinks delicious, a little too loud for conversation, but overall we love this place so much!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The server kept forgetting what we ordered, there was a super loud group of young girls drinking and yelling next to us. It’s too dark in there, can barely see my food. Feedback: 1. Train your servers to pay attention or write things down. 2. Keep the loud groups under control and ask them to be respectful toward others. 3. Add more lightbulbs or any light so people can see what they’re eating.
  15. AD

    AdamD

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Was there on 11/8 with a large party…it was so good we came back on the 9th!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I actually saw the pictures of the inside and figured the place looked like it had a great vibe and figured my Fiancé would love the light fixtures. I was right on both. We had a table for two in the back next to the DJ booth and away from the front door and it was perfect. The music was just loud enough that we could not hear anyone else’s conversation and it made us sit even closer to enjoy an intimate evening feeling like we were all alone even with a full restaurant. Food and drinks were excellent and full of flavor. We will definitely be back.
  17. RJ

    RubenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to connect with friends. Spacing of tables is far away so you can actually talk and hear your friends. Best food I have ever had in Salt Lake.
  18. B

    Buster

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible , Noisy, didn’t respect my reservation
  19. CK

    CathyKK

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious gourmet dinner and friendly efficient service
  20. CC

    ChristinaC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, the sweet potato gnocchi was insane! Very relaxed atmosphere.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Didn’t have several items on the menu. Slow service. Poor drink selection.
  22. r

    rcarraretto

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not many entrées to pick, but good beer options and despite us being jn a large group, they took good care of us. Go with burger and fries and you won’t be disappointed.
  23. A

    Alejandro

    Salt Lake City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The atmosphere in Varley is more like a cocktail bar than a restaurant. The service and food were outstanding. If you want an intimate setting for cocktails, Varley fits the bill. If you want a restaurant experience, go to Ivy.
  24. l

    lish

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We had a big group so maybe the staff had a harder time communicating with us but we never got to order a second round of drinks. The food was okay, but overpriced for what we got. Definitely a nice place to just grab drinks in.
  25. JW

    JasonW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were in a hurry unfortunately but the food and drinks were great. I’d like to go back on an evening when we aren’t in such a rush.
  26. m

    mfedds

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Varley was closed. Ate at Ivy next-door. This review is for Ivy.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delish! Beet Hummus is my favorite!!!!!
  28. A

    Alex

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience at Varley last weekend. The food was amazing, the drinks were great, and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a date night spot. The atmosphere was very intimate with a great ambiance.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and apps
  30. TD

    TimD

    Salt Lake City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First visit to a really cool space in downtown SLC. Went before a play at the Eccles Theater so we had limited time but they took great care of us. Amazing outside space with lots of different sitting spaces. Limited food options but the dishes we shared were excellent. Service outstanding and they had a good beverage menu. Look forward to another visit when we have more time.
  31. KS

    KarenS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    The food was absolutely incredible! The only thing was the service was not good at all. The people who brought our food and drinks were all nice but we had to get someone’s attention for everything. No one really came to check on us. We would definitely go back for the food tho!
  32. BG

    BigGee

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing unique food with great ambiance and exceptional service!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The steak was incredible and I asked for brussels sprouts instead of peas and they were SO GOOD
  34. NG

    NoahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious with good vegan options and fabulous cocktails
  35. MS

    MeghaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The drinks were like just ice and no liquor in it. The waitress got two drinks in one hand, which spilling all the way to table.
  36. TB

    TuttoBene21

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My family had a wonderful time at Varley. The cocktails and service were very good - both inspired. The food was very good, although we did have to send the Mac n cheese back to be heated additionally, as it was lukewarm. Our server did this happily, and it did not take long. A great cocktail dining experience.
  37. A

    Allaboutfood

    Salt Lake City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting Varkey. Everything was excellent.
  38. B

    Bleueyedkate

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Cocktails were great! Food was not great. Would go back for the cocktails though.
  39. KP

    KennethP

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small bar with good food Somewhat noise
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Varley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 203-4124.

Varley is rated 4.4 stars by 167 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 24 times today
Google Map for Varley

63 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1507

Additional information

  • Cross street

    63 West 100 South

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is paid street parking available, as well as multiple private lots located in close proximity

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bobby McFarland

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (801) 203-4124

  • Private party facilities

    Varley is perfect for any private occasion, birthdays, networking events, wedding festivities, bachelor & bachelorette parties, holiday celebrations or get togethers Contact us for packages and availability.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (801) 203-4124

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