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The Garden Cafe - Grand America Hotel

269 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (300)
  • Great for Brunch (217)
  • Good for Groups (153)

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday–Thursday: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(801) 258-6708
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fernando Soberanis
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Private party facilities
Parties of 10 to 120 welcome. Prix Fixe menus available.
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Private party contact
Ali Raafati: (801) 258-6714
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Cross street
Between 5th and 6th South
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Parking details
Self parking is free with restaurant validation. Valet parking at $8.
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Public transit
Traxs light rail, Courthouse Stop
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Jazz trio every Sunday during brunch, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Laura (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

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.

vipSLCfoodie (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Amazing lamb sliders and loved the goat cheese grits!

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

Excellent Sunday brunch with loads of wonderful breakfast and brunch options. We were celebrating my birthday and everything was great. A bit pricey as an every day restaurant but wonderful for special occasions!

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
2.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

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.

Chis (Naples)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

Great food. Wish the restaurant had a dress code. Short short cutoff jeans not appropriate.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

Can't wait to go back, the food was delicious and the servers were great.

TomW (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2017

Always consistent. Always good. A sure choice for our out-of-state guests.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

RCN1 (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

Lunch Buffet: excellent food and service - nice variety of dishes - great value.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

They did not have the reservation in their system when we got there.

What happened????

JRSound (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

The Sunday Brunch at the Garden Cafe is ALWAYS delightful and never disappointing! The seafood bar is to die for, the main course(s) are better than delicious, the kids' station is delightful with many items to please the hard to please, and the desserts are delectable! Make sure you come hungry because there are many delicacies for everyone in your party. When the 3-man live band played, they added even more character to our afternoon. ( We took my Sister and Brother-In-Law when we went and they still talk about it to this day; they have never been treated to anything as elegant and ritzy as the Garden Cafe.) And if you ever go there after brunch, perhaps for a light evening fare, ask for a hamburger. They prepared us the most delicious hamburger and Pommes Frites we have EVER had! What an astounding venue; I can't say enough good things about our experiences!

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

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.

Thomass (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

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.