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Varley, Salt Lake City, UT

Varley

4.4
4.4
138 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

8:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
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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

What 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Salt Lake City

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Salt Lake City

    American

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  1. TD

    TimD

    Salt Lake City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  3. BG

    BigGee

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    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
  5. NG

    NoahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious with good vegan options and fabulous cocktails
  6. 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.
  7. TB

    TuttoBene21

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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.
  8. A

    Allaboutfood

    Salt Lake City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting Varkey. Everything was excellent.
  9. 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.
  10. KP

    KennethP

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small bar with good food Somewhat noise
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I used to love coming here when it was BTG, but Varley didn’t disappoint! Food was good, drinks were amazing, service was excellent. My only gripe is the DJ was a little loud and made it hard to talk. Maybe for 7:30 it could be just a little less loud. The menu is a little limited but the extensive drink menu made up for it.
  13. RD

    RobertD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got there and sat down and ordered drinks and waited a half hour and our server never came back so we left. Cool cool cool cool cool.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter celebration it was great
  15. C

    Cali

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, friendly service and amazing food and drinks. Shout out to Bill and the staff who were working on Monday, April 11th! We went there for my birthday dinner and I am still raving about the chorizo rice dish. Also best fries I’ve ever had. Highly recommend, we’ll be back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fun night at Varleys.
  17. SM

    SMLW

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time eating here and we loved it. We enjoyed the ambience, food, and service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome! My rare steak was closer to medium, but overall a really nice experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. I will definitely go again.
  20. DW

    DonW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall service and food was great! Muscles aren’t served hot so was a little different. Upgraded the tequila to a better brand to make drink tastier!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food is decent, service is terrible. Waited 45 mins for drinks, and we had to flag down the waitress for attention.
  23. AG

    AliG

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!! Beautiful atmosphere, delicious cocktails & food!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Food tasted like it was cooked on a dirty grill. Waitress serviced every other table with more frequency than ours. It’s cute in there but not worth i try
  25. L

    Local

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Place has a great atmosphere and fun bar area. The cocktail menu is super unique and tasty. Great spot for drinks before dinner.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The truffle burger is bomb! Also had them make me Paloma it was fantastic !
  27. LL

    LindaL

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool vibe!
  28. JB

    JoshB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Waited a while for drinks and food. Waitress returned to advise that our ticket was lost. When we received the food, after another long wait, it was bland and flavorless. And for all of this, it was pricey. The drinks were not bad, we tried 4 Varley specific drinks. Not great, and not unique, but also not awful
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and came out quickly, lots of flavor and unique menu. Highly recommend 🙌 the cocktails were awesome too
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gals night. Great service. Fantastic cocktails and good food. Great atmosphere.
  31. KK

    KatiK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Drinks and ambience were stellar. Food was cold/ and not extremely flavorful. Go for drinks!!
  32. H

    Holland

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We were one of two tables, staff was rude slow and we will never dine here again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Service at the bar was a little slow.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing.
  35. NZ

    NicoleZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for pre-theater drinks & food. Great drinks, good food, great decor. I was happy with my caesar salad. And a quick walk to the theater. The food menu isn't huge, but we were all happy with what we had.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Great drinks, just took about 30 min to get one (only one bartender for the entire restaurant). Terrible service, they had split up the waiters over an uneven amount of tables so we barely saw ours. Our waiter also took away our drinks without asking and they were a fourth full still…. Very disappointing experience considering how expensive it was!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great old fashioned.
  38. JS

    JoieS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    it was a lovely experience! Great food, drinks, ambience and company
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Drinks were so good! I had the Kestrel and it was amazing. Super cool bar. Can’t wait to go again!
  40. J

    Joyous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great drinks and delicious food! We had the charcuterie board, pear and goat cheese salad, Thai curry mussels, and beet hummus. Will definitely return.

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 138 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 3 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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