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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Utah

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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!


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4.9
4.9 (1364)
$31 to $50
European
St. George
About the restaurant
Our restaurant features a contemporary American & Fine European menu from our Executive Chef Imi Kun, complete with wine pairings. We welcome you to view our menu and make a reservation.
Top review
AnthonyM
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
The reason I keep coming back is the Whole thing is done the way the THING is surpose to be Done. "Damn near Perfect"
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4.8
4.8 (1233)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Our menu features Rustic Italian Recipes, Thin Crust Pizzas & Fresh Pastas. Stoneground Italian is located downtown in a second-story loft overlooking the architecturally acclaimed Salt Lake City Public Library. Since opening in 2000, owner Bob McCarthy has been cooking up a dining experience that’s warm, welcoming and firmly planted in his Irish-Italian roots. He takes a simple approach to serving delicious food: always fresh and house-made.
The environment at Stoneground is cool and casual; some describe it as a rustic/urban vibe. You’ll feel comfortable dressed as you are. The window tables have mesmerizing views and are ideal for intimate dining occasions. The outdoor deck seats about 40-people and is the go-to spot for your fair weather celebrations. Park and enter from the rear of the building. Parking is Free. Hope to see you soon!

Top review
Oasis
Dined 6 days ago
We took our real estate clients to this restaurant to celebrate a transaction closing. The ambience, the food, the service, the environment, were all 10 out of 10! As the dining room filled up it did get louder and was a little bit harder to communicate with our table of eight but we managed to do so. I highly recommend this restaurant!
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4.8
4.8 (1485)
$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
JoeR
Dined 6 days ago
Gorgeous restaurant. Fantastic Oysters, Wedge, and filets. Best experience yet in SLC area
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4.8
4.8 (186)
$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 Jul 12, 2024
Great venue with amazing views and excellent food. I highly recommend dining here.
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4.7
4.7 (1004)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Thank you so much @ Gabriel for making such a wonderful experience for these first time patrons. ❤️
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4.7
4.7 (370)
$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
Danivip
Dined 5 days ago
Yuta is in the outskirts of Park City in a hotel-spa that is simply gorgeous. This is one of their restaurants. It is talked about often and it earns its accolades! A comfortable restaurant and ambiance, with elevated food and drinks. Every dish exudes freshness from the beautiful land around you and from far exotic places. The meats and fish dishes are superb as you recover from small bite appetizers that will have you asking for more. Drinks are sophisticated and sommelier knows his stuff - test him, you will be impressed and glad. For a nice romantic dinner or a gathering of friends and family it’s a marvelous place. Reserve around sundown and experience the gorgeousness of Utah!
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4.6
4.6 (1587)
$30 and under
Spanish
Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
About the restaurant
The concept of Café Madrid is hundreds of years old. Exceptional food and world class service blended into an intimate, charming environment, providing a rich and memorable dining experience. Imported from Spain, this concept has become a reality for the people in the Salt Lake area.
Top review
Review505vip
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful lunch all the way around. Great food, service and ambiance. A real gem.
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4.6
4.6 (307)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Downtown
About the restaurant
HOW DO YOU FONDUE? If rich, creamy cheeses and chocolates sound like your kind of scene, grab a few friends and meet for conversation, cocktails and some of the best food you’ve ever experienced. The Melting Pot invented the Art of Fondue just for people like you.
Top review
Harry
Dined 2 days ago
The hostess was great and she helped find us a table we asked for. Our experience was a bit let down because our waiter was snarky and rude.
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4.3
4.3 (2952)
$50 and over
Modern European
Downtown
About the restaurant
Bambara, located within the vibrant Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, is a modern bistro renowned for its impeccable service and stylish ambiance. Since its inception and through the extensive renovation and re-haul this year, Bambara continues to set the tone for the Salt Lake culinary landscape, consistently ranking as one of the best places to dine.
An ideal choice for both hotel guests and devoted locals, Bambara offers the ideal setting for celebrating cherished moments with loved ones, indulging with friends, dining with colleagues, or seeking a pre/post-theater bite. Nestled in a historically significant bank lobby adorned with original arched 10ft windows, this centrally located restaurant boasts a seasonal rotation of dishes that celebrate the local bounty of fish, game, and vegetable.

Top review
JamiS
Dined 2 days ago
Food & service was fantastic! Will be returning.
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4.3
4.3 (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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great meal ! Nice atmosphere. I will be returning with friends
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