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About The Garden Cafe - Grand America Hotel
The Garden Café is a new American restaurant reflecting the chef's simple yet high quality approach to American cuisine. At the Garden Café, the chefs have created a satisfying and fresh menu of seasonally-inspired fare.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Sunday–Thursday: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Between 5th and 6th South
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz trio every Sunday during brunch, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Self parking is free with restaurant validation. Valet parking at $8.
Traxs light rail, Courthouse Stop
Private Party Facilities:
Parties of 10 to 120 welcome. Prix Fixe menus available.
Private Party Contact:
Ali Raafati: (801) 258-6714
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Garden Cafe - Grand America Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Lots of available seating for a Friday night. There were only a few tables occupied. They sat everyone right next to each other, which is kind of annoying. They filled our water glasses immediately and kept them filled throughout our meal. They brought a basket of bread right away. They had three different breads, all were really yummy. I ordered the ricotta gnocchi. It was very good, maybe could have used a little more seasoning, but the portion size was SO SMALL. It's a good thing I filled up on bread. For a $20 plate of food, I think I should have received more. My husband ordered the ribeye and my sister ordered the salmon. Their portion was triple the size of my meal. They couldn't even finish their plates. Overall, the food was good and the service was good, but I'm not in a hurry to go back.
The food was good but the service was terrible. I guess I would suggest to not sit outside. Although other tables seemed to get served. We had a different waiter and I think he came to the table 3 times in the almost 2 hours we were there. Two of those times he came because we asked another staff member to find him. Really disappointing service given the price.
Was there for Sunday brunch . Nice little jazz trio added to the ambience, with an amazing food selection. Plan on allowing at least 90 minutes to enjoy the brunch. Staff were all engaged in making sure service was excellent.
I took my husband here for his graduation present. The food was amazing and staff were awesome. Our table was right in front of the live band playing and it was such a great atmosphere. This was our first time and it was great.
We liked especially the very attentive service and the great environment for the grand children. They loved it to select their own food and the big variety enticed them to try new food. The adults liked the food very much.
We got there right as it opened, and nobody was in there. It was my anniversary, and my wife and I got to have a quiet, intimate dinner by ourselves. The service was amazing, and the food was the perfect amount. Get the creme brulee for dessert. Absolutely amazing.
The ease of making reservations was great. The servers were attentive and went above and beyond. My wife's ribeye was mostly fat and not very tasteful. My salmon was OK but nothing to write home about. It would have been at good value if we paid $50 for the both of us instead of $100. That is the reason I would not recommend the cafe to anyone.
We went for special occasion on Saturday night but we were really underwhelmed with the food. Although the meal had highlights, it wasn't worth the price. We also attended for Sunday Brunch and we were overwhelmed. It was definitely worth the price and the food was incredible. If you're watching your waistline, I do not recommend this as there are a million different options especially dessert. So go hungry as you'll want to try everything! Our service was incredible both times.
We went for our anniversary and it was just fantastic. The atmosphere and food was great. While not cheap, it is a fair amount cheaper than I would expect for an in-hotel, higher end restaurant. We were very happy with the price.
The servers were very personable and fun. The only complaint I had was that the servers could be a bit slow. We had to wait too long four our check. I could see it being a choice. they give you space and only interrupt when it looks like you need something. Our drinks were always full.
The food was fantastic and the setting was perfect for Valentines. The service was mediocre. We didn't receive a bread basket. The service was slow. It was nice not to be rushed on this special occasion, but we waited too long for our entrees and our check.
Went there while staying at Little America across the street. Took the wife and our two kids (8 & 2 y.o.) to a dinner at the Garden Cafe. They were very inviting and helpful with our kids. Made the entire meal feel very special and warm. We enjoyed the entire experience and will be back again next time we are in town.
This was not our first visit to the Grand America, for this visit we brought with us out of town visitors. The food was excellent as well as the selections offered for a Sunday Brunch. The waiter however was lazy and brought the wrong ten dollar drink to our table but didn't seem to concerned about it. Not wanting to make a fuss my family member just accepted what he brought. For around 55 dollars per person to me this is unacceptable.
Sunday brunch is a consistently wonderful experience at the Garden Café in the Grand America. Beautiful food stations with a wide variety to meet everyone's tastes. The small buffet for kids is made for their size and desires. Love this restaurant in Salt Lake's most beautiful hotel!! Thank You!!
Always fabulous and enjoyable. This time we waited 40 mintues to be seated past our reservation time. This is the only time in 10 years this has happened so we will cut them some slack with the busy (and apparently overbooked) holidays! We love the Garden Cafe and it ranks as the best brunch in Utah for a reason... cheers!
This is a tradition for us each year. However, you have done away with your smoothie bar.. it made us sad. You removed it, made some type of mini pancakes, with Nutella. Many people are allergic to nuts, myself included. It appears as if you have adopted street food themes. You are a 5 star hotel.. not a street nor food truck vendor... also please have waiters assistants, always wear clean aprons, to include changing them several times during a shift if need be. Your coffee mugs and glass wear are looking very worn, along with your tables. They have seen a better day. Also, at the holiday time, place beautiful poinsettias around. Also, do away with the garden people blowing leaves around the dining areas, the last thing I want to see when I look out those beautiful windows, is a leaf blower, and or gardening going on. This is the 2nd time we have witnessed this. I want to look out, and enjoy the view. Please do your gardening when the cafe is closed.
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