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The Copper Onion

4.4
4.4
1210 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Copper Onion is one of the new additions to the growing Utah foodie scene. Former NYC chef (and native Utahan) Ryan Lowder now brings his personal take on New American cuisine to his own kitchen with an approach inspired by his passion for Utah’s outstanding farmstead ingredients and his experience as a chef cooking his way through Barcelona, NYC and South America. The Copper Onion serves a wide array of vegetable side dishes and a menu designed to explore and share, with plates such as Ricotta Dumplings with lemon, sage and brown butter and Braised Pork Belly with seasonal vegetables. An insistent focus on the freshest and best is paramount; sausages and burgers are ground daily, bread is baked and ice cream is made in house, offering casual diners an exceptional experience at affordable prices.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 355-3282

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Lowder

  • Neighborhood

    Salt Lake City

  • Cross street

    State St. & 300 S

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,210 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. W

    Wolfi

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Beet soup, octopus, patatas bravas wer excellent. The cheese board had excellent cheeses on it, however they didn't necessarily work that well together. The tagliatelli, pasta carbonara and goat cheese salad were good, but nothing exceptional. The service was very good, except just and we wanted to pay the server disappeared for twenty minutes.
  2. TG

    TomG

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The menu changed that day and didn't have what we came for. The waitress made it clear she could care less. The food was inconsistently seasoned. Some food had way too much, others very bland. The burger I had was basically a French onion soup. Couldn't taste anything else, completely over powered by the onions. The mushroom appetizer tasted like nothing, just very chewy. The chocolate pudding dessert was very good, well balanced with sweet, savory, and salty flavors. The wine list was very expensive. Overall, I give it 2.5/5 stars. It's a good concept but poorly executed and not a good value.
  3. E

    Enthusiast

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're so glad that Brittany works there now. We miss Marty B. And we finally caught with Aimee Joy again after way too many years apart. Thanks as always
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, perfect date spot!!
  5. A

    Amymer69

    Salt Lake City

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My daughter was in from Seattle and craving the Portobello mushroom sandwich. Wish we had checked the menu prior to going because it isn't on there anymore... the food we did have was good, but, it is always disappointing when your favorite item is gone. Hope they bring it back, as well as the black pepper fettucine.
  6. t

    toddw

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ice cream is spectacular!!
  7. BP

    BPB2020

    Salt Lake City

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. All the staff are great.
  8. BD

    BDUBB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Copper Onion is a place where the people and the food have a way of making you feel instantly welcome. This restaurant's menu offers a great selections of sides, entrees, desserts, etc. They have perfected the portions of their meals and leave you 100% satisfied. You truly feel at home as soon as you are greeted at the door right to the very end when you're given the check. I would definitely recommend this place for either a fancy or casual occasion!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best dinner in a long time......and we are picky. Great wine as well.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Server was MIA. Took our order, and didn't see him again until it was time to pay the bill. I ordered my burger medium-well, but got something that was barely medium, and never had a chance to send it back. Some drink refills and bread would have been nice, too. One would expect better from a restaurant with their prices.
  11. L

    Linky

    Boise

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant was recommended by several friends for our visit to SLC. Our overall experience was very good. Our server, Juve, was outstanding. He made up for any other shortcomings. The food was good and the kitchen was fairly accommodating for dietary needs. I had trout and my husband had a very interesting take on Saag Paneer. The biggest drawback was that food came out too quickly. We were still eating our appetizers when entrees were brought out by a food runner. Our server noticed this and apologized. We sat inside because it was quite hot, but the patio looked really nice.
  12. M

    Maxine

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really excellent, interesting food! Not too expensive. I had the beet side to start - mixed with olives, pistachios, and arugula - could be considered a salad - great flavors! - really excellent! I had the trout entree which was served with a sweet pea and herb spaetzle base. Awesome! My only criticism was the glass of Viognier that I ordered - did not taste at all like a Viognier should (that's my favorite white wine varietal, so I have tried many!) I got a glass of a French rose instead, which was good.
  13. DM

    DMandfamily

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrea the hostess was terrific , professional, accommodating and helpful! All of our meals were delicious and the service was excellent. Very friendly staff too
  14. s

    stephenb

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good experience in the main. Service was brisk (Alan) but helpful in terms of identifying options, especially for one lactose intolerant guest. Food came quickly and was well prepared. Borscht was a stand out, as was guava sorbet. Accompaniments to main courses were a little off, too much oil/dressing.
  15. M

    Martha

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a great experience. Food and service were amazing. Can't wait to return.
  16. MM

    MMMM

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Casual atmosphere and either lively or noisy depending on your dining preference. Great food. Our two entrees were home runs and our two deserts were grand slam home runs - the chocolate pudding that takes you back to your childhood (if you were very lucky as a child) and the single best cheesecake thst I have ever had! Reasonable wine list and beer selection to compliment the food. I would highly recommend the Copper Onion to anyone.
  17. C

    Catlynn

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at the Copper Onion and I was not disappointed. I had a reservation and was seated immediately. The service was great, the food came in a reasonable amount of time, and we were checked back on but not hovered over. I vaguely mentioned that something was salty and the next thing I knew I had a new serving in front of me. I wish all places acted like this!
  18. RS

    RichelleS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was little louder and tighter than expected. Kind of felt like we were dining with the people next to us, and we could barely hear each other. Our server was great, but soft-spoken so she had to repeat herself more than once (we're in our 20's, neither is hard of hearing). The food was absolutely amazing! We had the Patatas Bravas as an appetizer and it was more food than we expected (not a bad thing). They were cooked perfectly and the spicy aioli was really good but not too hot. For entrees we ordered the Pasta Carbonara and the Wagyu Beef Stroganoff, both were really good. Portion sizes were generous but not too huge. Would definitely eat here again. It's on the pricier side if you order drinks, apps, sides and dessert, but that's what we were expecting for our night.
  19. LF

    LuisFaria

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing! Great food, great service, great city. Loved it!!
  20. DB

    DougB

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the unusual sounding dish: clams, chorizo and pasta. Waitress was great in getting us out in 50 minutes for the theater.
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    Foodreview

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was wonderful and prompt. The waitress was dismissive and brief. The cocktails were really bad.
  22. M

    Marilen

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Visiting SLC for the first time and wanted to have a great dinner which we did! Thought our server could've been more friendly; he barely made eye contact and barely smiled
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. We try to hit it up every chance we can when we are in the area.
  24. k

    korboy

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always! We had a great time treating my wife, mom, and mother-in-law to a late Mother's day brunch.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Favorite restaurant in Utah. Everything I get there is absolutely delicious. Best steak I have ever had. Melts in your mouth. And their beef stroganoff is to die for. Love it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We split several small plates, so I cannot offer anything on the entrees. But our food was fresh and well prepared. The real drawback on a Friday night was the NOISE. It should be called Copper Ceiling. Because it is in fact a copper hammered ceiling. And when it's full, man, super loud. Forget having an intimate or even any conversation. But if that's your bag, then you'll be all over it. We went to eat and the food was above average, not truly memorable, but just fine for a Friday night. But I can't plan on going back because of the unreal noise of the place. I wish I had a decibel meter, it must have been over 100dB.
  27. L

    Lynsey

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place! Loved the look and feel of the restaurant and the food was outstanding!
  28. F

    Foodie

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The meal was delicious. I was a bit miffed that we had to pay $10 to have you serve the birthday cake I brought, though I can sort of understand. It was way too noisy for us. We ended up shouting all through dinner to be heard.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great place, food is pretty good. It's a bit pricey and the portions tend be on the small side. Eg my side of fries were basically 7 potato wedges. But it has a cozy atmosphere.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing with respect to creativity, presentation and execution. The only downside was our hostess. She behaved as if it were an imposition to seat us. She was our first interaction with the Copper Onion and we very nearly walked out. Fortunately, we have a sense of humor and nicknamed her "bass-face". It would have been sad to miss such an exciting meal!
  31. MD

    MaryD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a solo woman I felt very comfortable dining here. I was greeted very nicely and had a lovely bartender. The lamb riblets were excellent and so was the lemon mousse.
  32. SL

    SLgirl

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for Mother's Day and all of us really enjoyed our food. Service was great too.
  33. FS

    FoodSnobb

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was my birthday. They only give a free scoop of icecream for that but it was a great meal regardless. Ask about the specials!
  34. E

    Ealasaid

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat. Never disappoints. Staff is friendly and food fantastic.
  35. AL

    ArabyL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just a delightful evening. We chose outdoor dining on purpose. I was there a few months ago, in the winter months. It was so noisy indoors that, once the restaurant was filled, we could hardly hear each other across the table. The hammered copper ceiling is gorgeous, but sound baffles would work better! My only complaint. Just a great please otherwise! Thanks.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food, good portions, reasonable price for the quality of the meal. Sometimes felt a little loud (maybe turn down the volume on the music playing?). Much nicer outside than inside to be able to have conversation. Pretty good service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was our second time dining at Copper Onion and we were not disappointed with the food or service! We shared a cheese plate and olives as our appetizer - swoon! I had the lamb riblets and they were outstanding. My husband had the pasta special and raved about it. Our wine choice was a Spanish wine called Alzania and it paired exceptionally well with our meal. Our server was Brady and he was very pleasant and efficient and took excellent care of us. Reservations are a must. Seating is somewhat cramped - which would be my only minor complaint. We were squashed into a corner table which didn't really fit my husband's 6' 6" frame BUT the food was so delicious we weren't really all that bothered.
  38. D

    Dinner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was spot on. It was the best pasta I've ever had.
  39. KD

    KathyD

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, especially the Burger and the french dip. Amazing. Service was spot on- Friendly, knowledgeable and humorous. Had a great time and a great meal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2017

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were great, but the restaurant with it's loud music was too noisy for us. We met friends for dinner and had to leave shortly after eating just so we could hear each other!

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    State St. & 300 S

  • Neighborhood

    Salt Lake City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Lowder

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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