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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Utah

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Utah? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Rest restaurant
4.8
4.8 (995)
$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.

Top review
Gem7vip
Dined 3 days ago
The food here is incredible. Get the beer can chicken...it's world class. Our waiter was very personable and helpful. The ambience is so so cool. This place is not to be missed!
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4.7
4.7 (356)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Wanship
About the restaurant
Yuta was the name the Ute Indians called the area and themselves, meaning "mountain top" or "people who live high is the mountains." Legend has it, when Spanish explorers arrived and asked the natives what this area was called, they were told "YUTA." Its mountains have seen many cultures pass through or inhabit, starting with the Uto-Aztecan Native Americans; then, the Utes. As US western expansion continued, more cultures moved through the area – from as far away as Eastern Europe and China. Drawing on all of these cultures, we are defining a regional cuisine true to Utah, featuring a wood-burning hearth, and with Lynsey Gammon, our Blue Sky farmer who uses the ultimate in organic farming practices.
Top review
GEBPCvip
Dined on May 12, 2024
Beautiful location, attentive staff and great food. We loved our brunch.
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4.8
4.8 (3994)
$31 to $50
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
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great food and service. The best place for an anniversary dinner!
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4.7
4.7 (53)
$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!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Had a great time, everyone was super friendly and food was quick to come out. I loved the special seating for birthday guests.
A photo of Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (913)
$31 to $50
American
Midway
About the restaurant
The Blue Boar Inn and Restaurant is reminiscent of an old world European Hunting Lodge which is nestled in the foothills of Midway, Utah. The Inn's charming main dining room will accommodate 60 people. We specialize in American Contemporary Fine Dining with Mediterranean Influence
Top review
LouD
Dined 7 days ago
Eating at Blue Boar is always an excellent experience! I love the consistency I can expect. It’s quiet, the food and service superb and the decor is so inviting.
A photo of Swens restaurant
4.8
4.8 (185)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Alta
About the restaurant
A full-service restaurant located at the Snowpine Lodge in Alta, UT. Swen’s sophisticated menu features globally-inspired cuisine, with fresh, regionally-sourced ingredients, and an extensive wine and beer list. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly yet refined, with a bustling open-display kitchen and family and communal tables surrounded by elegant floor-to-ceiling windows. The stunning views and the sumptuous food and drink make dining at Swen’s an unforgettable experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
With family and friends. Great food, ambience and service. Pricey, but could get kid options for children. Fun drinks as well!
A photo of Nona Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (111)
$31 to $50
American
Salt Lake City
About the restaurant
PLEASE NOTE: as we are primarily a patio restaurant, in the event of weather, we are unable to guarantee inside seating for outside reservations. we do cancel reservations after 10 minute grace period (please call if you’re running behind).

A backyard oasis
sister restaurant to the popular 9th and 9th pizzeria, nono, nona is a backyard oasis set behind a classic bungalow in downtown salt lake city. nona serves rustic, non-fussy, wood-fired dishes, fresh cocktails and beer and wine on our al fresco patio in the summer and cozy lamp-lit garage in cool weather.

come down the driveway and through our hops arch and enjoy a meal and drink with us.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 3, 2024
We had such a wonderful evening at Nona. It is like walking into a secret garden with delicious food and impeccable service. We cannot wait to return to this special hidden gem in Salt Lake City.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Salt Lake City restaurant
4.9
4.9 (476)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Salt Lake City
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
JBeharvip
Dined 6 days ago
We had a perfect dinner as always. Our server, Autumn, was so kind and delightful. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
A photo of Tuscany restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2963)
$31 to $50
Italian
Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
About the restaurant
Leave everyday life behind and escape into the exquisite beauty of Tuscany. Tuscany is an idyllic location for any occasion aimed to make a lasting impression. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of a true Tuscan landscape or slip out into the aria fresca on one of three breathtaking patios. Enjoy an exceptional Italian-American menu paired with a top-rated wine list for an unforgettable dining experience.
Top review
JeffS
Dined 3 days ago
Everything outstanding! Zach, our valet, was amazing. Our server, Anne, was one of the best I’ve ever seen! Food was great and the pacing on the courses served was perfect. We never felt rushed. Only issue not really a complaint and totally out of Tuscany’s control, was the music from Cotton Bottom. It was good music but wasn’t a fit for the ambiance we had. Again amazing evening!
A photo of Kimi's Chop & Oyster House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1441)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
About the restaurant
WE HAVE MOVED! OUR NEW LOCATION IS 4699 S HIGHLAND DRIVE, SLC, UT.

SLC's most glamorous, sexy and taste bud tantalizing restaurant has elevated their experience. Tear drop chandeliers, off-white banquettes, a mixture of velvet and sherpa chairs in the lounge and bar area create an ultra hip vibe for those who like to sit in the buzz !! For those who'd rather have a more quiet and romantic experience, the upstairs offers a more tranquil setting while overlooking the vibrance below. The other dining rooms offer either fireplace ambiance or Mt Olympus views! Our private rooms host up to 10, 20, 24 and 58 guests respectively. Our privately enclosed backyard patio overlooks Mt Olympus and features fire-pit seating!

Chef Matt's flavorful, hearty cuisine is as beautiful to look at as it is to savor! Local favorites include Chanterelle Mushroom Soup, Toast Smögen and Crispy Fried Chicken!

Due to the more formal and intimate nature of the ambiance, we welcome children 4 and over. NO INFANTS.

Top review
RosemaryC
Dined 7 days ago
Everything about Kimi’s is wonderful !!! The music was exceptional. Our server.Stormme was terrific, our favorite Salt Lake Resturant
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