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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Salt Lake City

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Salt Lake City? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (2780)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
About the restaurant
Tiburon Fine Dining has quietly become one of Utah's premier restaurants. Tiburon is located in the south end of the Salt Lake valley in an unassuming building that formerly housed a fruit stand. But don't be fooled, Tiburon serves award-winning contemporary American cuisine ranging from pan-seared Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras and Madiera syrup to Black Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna with Honey and Soy Marinated Carrots. The Crab Cakes consistently win best in the state and the salads are raved about by the locals. But it does not end with the food, service is always top-notch. Led by a staff that has been with owners since its opening in 1999, guests always feel welcomed in the warm and friendly atmosphere. And in the Summer with it's patio dining. Tiburon is the place to dine in the South Valley.
Top review
PatrickC
Dined 3 days ago
First time visitor to. The food was incredible, very nuanced with a bunch of different flavors interacting. The setting was very pretty and the tables were spaced out well. Service was excellent and was served efficiently as well as checked on. Will definitely be returning
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4.8
4.8 (749)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Draper
About the restaurant
Refined Casual.

Cultivate Craft Kitchen’s menu provides modern dishes that capture the flavor of the season, while paying tribute to the rich farming history of Draper City. Within our walls, we create a dining experience with shared plates that will cultivate a love of food, friendships and new flavors.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Delicious food, outstanding service, and if you don’t eat the salted vanilla ice cream, you’re missing out.
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4.9
4.9 (1810)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
South Jordan
About the restaurant
Established in 2010, The Wild Rose is a fine dining restaurant in the heart of South Jordan, located in The District Shopping Center. We serve Contemporary American Cuisine focused on choice cuts of meat and fresh fish accompanied by classically inspired sauces with a unique flare. We offer a full bar with craft beer and specialty cocktails as well as an extensive wine list. The Wild Rose has multiple private dining options for private or special events and offers patio seating.


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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Service was amazing, we had Shayla as our server. The food was really good I think because I’m pregnant my taste buds are off but everything was great. I felt a little underdressed but that could have been my own fault for not looking to see if there was a dress code. Overall great experience and would recommend.
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4.8
4.8 (4047)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
About the restaurant
Log Haven, long synonymous with wildflowers, waterfalls and fine canyon dining, is located in a historic log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest, minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Named "Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S." by USA Today and America's Most Scenic Restaurants (as featured in Forbes)! Consistently honored with the most national and local awards in the industry: Best Utah Restaurant, Best Salt Lake Restaurant, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and the coveted Hall of Fame Award. “This is the highest honor we can give a restaurant in Utah. It means that besides having great food, terrific ambiance and passionate people, something magical has happened to make this restaurant so consistently excellent on all fronts that it thrives as an inspiration to everyone in the business.” -Salt Lake Magazine
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing from start to finish. Service with Elise perfection. Food perfection. Can’t wait to return.
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4.7
4.7 (851)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Our PATIO IS OPEN! It is a first come first serve basis. If you are looking to have a bigger party on the patio you can reserve it in advance. For details email us at info@slceatery.com
We are a New American Eatery that focuses on playful seasonal cuisine. Join us in a modern ambiance for local ingredients from this chef driven restaurant. We do have a Full Service Bar with craft cocktails, local beers, and a eclectic wine list.
Brunch is served every Sunday. Allergies and food restrictions are carefully prepared.

Please note: We require credit cards to hold ALL reservations. We understand that things come up, we just ask that if you are unable to make it you cancel within 6 hours of your reservation time so we can fill the reservation. Any no shows will be charged $35 per person. We do charge a gratuity for parties larger than 6. Thank you for your understanding and for choosing to dine with us!

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KenV
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Generally very good. Attentive service on a slow summer Friday night. Cocktails were notably good. Appetizers (a tampanade and an arancini) had great flavor. Entrees (a nightly special chicken…a sea bass…and a pasta) varied between 4-5 stars. Price points are elevated…ambience was less than expected.
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4.7
4.7 (1003)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Bodega is the street level Tavern, that offers no frills cocktails in addition to draft beer and shots.

With a reservation, or if allowed admission from the Bartender upstairs, you can experience The Rest. It is a subterranean gem that looks like a bar that Hemingway would have built. Dark wood, taxidermy, old books and plenty of good whiskey. Perfect place for privacy and escaping the world for a minute... Or hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Amazing food, drinks, atmosphere. Highly recommended.
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4.5
4.5 (67)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bountiful
About the restaurant
Plated Dreams offers vibrant modern American cuisine, while relaxing in colors and style found nowhere else in Utah. Enjoy brunch or with colleagues, friends or with Grandma and the little one's! Kids menu available during Brunch hours only.

Step it up a notch with our all new Dinner service, Friday and Saturday 5pm - 9pm, reservations recommended!
Dinner menu features CAB filet mignon and New York Strip, fresh pasta dishes, fish, and short ribs to name a few. Feeling peckish and thirsty, stop in for an appetizer and cocktail!

As soon as you enter this restaurant, it's hard not to be slapped with the "Wow" factor and a jaw dropping eagerness to reach for those cameras. Our dedicated staff will be on hand to advise, serve and deliver what we hope is a memorable experience in a setting that's quite unique and fun!

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Kevinvip
Dined 6 days ago
Server was excellent. Food was great. Had a good time. Would go back again for sure. Dinner menu looked fantastic!
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4.4
4.4 (88)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Farmington
About the restaurant
WildFin American Grill is your neighborhood restaurant that is casual and affordable with a comfortable sense of style. This is the place where friends and family gather to eat, drink and share life’s occasions. WildFin’s menu selections feature the finest the region has to offer, with locally sourced meats and produce, and fresh seafood. Our beverage selections include beers from Utah breweries, wines, and classic cocktails. We are committed to delivering outstanding hand-crafted food and beverage that will always exceed your expectations. Our service will accommodate your every need, whether it is a quick lunch, a casual dinner or a gathering with old friends.
*(Please note that our patio seating is not reservable, and is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.)

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 19, 2024
Awesome place to celebrate our honeymoon! Super friendly staff
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4.5
4.5 (1160)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Draper
About the restaurant
The Cliff Dining Pub specializes in interpreting the American cookbook for a new generation—sushi from Los Angeles, pastas from our urban cores, sandwiches as diverse as our homes, and steak from the Heartland. Our bar features hand-crafted classics and the best of the new mixology.
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LindaH
Dined 2 days ago
My two favorite things: Their comfy chairs. Their fries. Yummy It’s the little things that make a restaurant great.
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4.4
4.4 (610)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Gastropub with on-site brewery featuring Contemporary American cuisine. A rotating selection of house-brewed beers are complimented by large list of draft and bottled beer from the many great breweries in Utah. The food menu changes often based on the seasonal availability of products from local and regional farmers and ranchers.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great meal ! Nice atmosphere. I will be returning with friends
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