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About The Rest

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.

331 S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am.

Cross Street:
400 S.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 532-4452

Website:
http://bodega331.com/

Parking Details:
Public parking lot is available on the corner of 400 S. & Main St.
Street parking available on Main St.

Public Transit:
Gallivan Center Trax stop

Executive Chef:
Ryan Santos

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 5:00PM 5:30PM - 5:30PM

The Rest Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Romantic (17)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fun (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

Matt was a stellar server! He was very fun and personable. The food was great- and the drinks were, as always, great and unique!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I LOVE this restaurant. It is a very unique experience with amazing ambience, service, and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My time at The Rest was absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! The food, lighting, and general ambiance was AMAZING!!! And I can't fail to mention that vinyls were being played all night and it added such a special touch of warmth and authenticity that you don't find much these days!!! The wait staff is out of this world amazing. Our table was ready when we arrived, we were seated quickly, and our waitress was absolute perfection! From Mocktails to Dessert I give this restaurant 5 stars!!!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Out of 5 stars, this place gets 6... every time. Don't spare any expense because everything is delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always we were thrilled with The Rest! We brought 2 friends who had never been before and they loved it! The food was amazing, and our bartender kept us stocked on Blind Pigs all night. We've never been disappointed and we will continue coming back!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

New chef is great

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were referred here, but will NEVER come back. The night started off well enough. Cocktails were good, appetizer was okay, and we ordered the beer can chicken. Which we heard was one of the best on the menu. It was an hour wait, but we were okay with that! The atmosphere was relaxing and fun. Chicken breast was very dry, so we were able to eat less than half of our meal. We kindly let the waitress know and ask for some compensation. That's where it all turned south. The manager came over to our table, threw the check down and said here's a little discount. We paid $40 for the beer can chicken, and they gave us a $6 discount. I went up to the bar because our server was nowhere in sight and asked if I could talk to someone about my bill. That's when the manager came back and was very rude. Never an apology for the chicken, instead, he said that it looks like we ate the majority of the meal. That's ridiculous, the entire breast was still there on the plate. As I was talking to him, he scoffed and walked off! Our original waitress came over to take care of it, and to check us out. Matt, the terrible manager walked past our table one more time. I told him he was unprofessional, and he said, "maybe you just aren't a good fit for this place." I am absolutely appalled at the unprofessionalism and service of The Rest. Absolutely no customer service skills. We will never give our business here again or refer anyone.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Pricey for what the food quality is.. but the ambiance and atmosphere are great! should offer better food for the price or a bit less $ for what they offer.. otherwise great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The roasted veggie appetizer was fantastic and so was my drink, the Flatliner (I think). We ended up buying a gift card for my brother we loved it so much. Only suggestion: the vinyl is a great touch, but keep it to the scratchy jazz and older music rather than newer stuff. Better for ambience.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was the best date of our lives! The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was sublime.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Waited too long to take the order and too long to change a drink. Food was ok. The pear salad was great

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was just ok! I ordered the hush puppies they were fair, Also ordered the chicken pot pie! It was below par I feel I could have made a better dish at home!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Still one of the most fun restaurants in town ... when you want good food, good cocktails, and show off to your non-Utah friends.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very cool experience. You walk into a tiny dive bar and think that you're in the wrong place. The bartender is the host and she then unlocks a door for you to go downstairs into the restaurant. The ambiance is very nice and welcoming. Our waiter was extremely detailed in his explanation of the drink and food menu. The drinks and food were outstanding. I highly recommend The Rest.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Rest is definitely my preferred restaurant in Salt Lake City. Food, cocktails, service, ambiance: all perfect. I am leaving the city and will miss the place a lot.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an awesome time . Matt our server made our first time experience memorable and can't wait to come back again. Drinks was fabulous and I think we tried 8 different types that night. We highly recommend this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great date night however the hostess was a bit off putting, cold.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love the unique concept and ambience. Food was mixed. The Hot Chicken, ravioli, hush puppies, and vegetable platter were amazing. The fried steak, which we'd had about a year earlier and loved, was pretty mediocre this time around. Disappointing at $39. The Begneits which we've had many times and loved were doughy and undercooked. Hoping this was just an "off night" as we've enjoyed this restaurant a lot in the past.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The ultimate sensory experience. Each one of my senses were tingling after experiencing this place

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love to show off this place to friends from out of town. Great atmosphere and delicious food. Try their beer can chicken, best chicken I've ever had. (if you make a reservation ask for it then)

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were left wondering where “The Rest” of the meal was. $29 for 3 scallops and a dash of sides.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Cool ambiance and great tunes! Bad chardonnay/ only one choice, below avg cosmo and ammonia scallops didn't make the grade! They were gracious about it.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

While the food was awesome the drink prices for the amount that gets served to you is weak. 14 dollar cocktail is the lowest one? It's cool place but not that cool.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and fantastic drinks in unique atmosphere, but a hostess who just does NOT want to be there.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter Matty was excellent, helped us negotiate the menu and the updated handcrafted cocktails were superb.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Cool place, very unique, something that doesn’t feel like SLC, though SLC is an awesome city.

Majority of food was high quality and cooked well. Choice was limited but they change their menu fairly frequently.

Overall great unique dining experience. I enjoyed myself.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great seasonal food. Best privacy in SLC. Great service.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It had been a couple of years since I've eaten at The Rest and it's even better than I remember it! We got the ravioli and carrots with hummus appetizers and the Smoked Pork shareable for 2. The food the was excellent. Service was exceptional and drinks were on point. Would highly recommend for a special date night or small group dinner with friends. I doubt you'll be disappointed!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent service and food. A very fun and out of the ordinary experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Nice place, drinks are way over priced, food is good, not outstanding, service was not relative to prices...music, way too loud for such a small place, good choices with old school tunes...just needs more consistent volume turned down a bit so you can enjoy the setting.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a 5 star good time!!!!! Food and ambiance are fantastic.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have wanted to try this restaurant for awhile, and finally went with some friends and family. The Rest didn’t disappoint! The food and service was great, and you will never find an atmosphere as eclectic as this! Loved it! Definitely coming back!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We spent our anniversary here and loved it. The staff was amazing and the food and drink memorable. We are looking forward to the menu change for all the new delicious options we will have to choose from!

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The ambiance here is amazing. And the cocktails are fantastic. Have the bartender make up his own drink for you! All you do is give them your alcohol base flavor and then let them get creative!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Rest feels like a secret society. A relaxed, dimly lite, eclectic environment good for conversation. I live the record player and record selection, but the staff are the best. They take the time to explain the menu, answer questions and explain the history of the location. A must try, but a little pricey

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was excellent as was our server Matt. This was our 5th visit to the Rest and I appreciate that the menu is never the same and there is always something new I haven’t tried.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on October 13, 2017

When you go, prepare to be there for awhile, as it took FOREVER for us to get our food. We ordered the pimento cheese (by far the best thing we ate), fried okra (pretty tasty), burrata (really good and got better the longer it sat and soaked up the balsamic and tomato flavors), hush puppies (way over fried and just not very good; being Southerners we understand hush puppies and these were not up to par) and the gnocchi (bland; definitely would not recommend). The snake oil drink is fabulous, but ridiculously overpriced at $16. We waited I'd say at least half an hour for the beignets. What a waste. They were so bad. No flavor and the "lemon glaze" was non existent. The menu said pistachios, but it turned out to be fried dough with some chopped peanuts on top. I wouldn't waste my time and money on this place, although the atmosphere is unique and interesting.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My favorite place to eat with my husband or friends in the entire state of Utah.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

From the $2 shots upstairs, to our server Ky who was perfect, to the shrimp and grits and the world's most AMAZING steak, and binets?!? We were on cloud nine. Romantic, fun, sexy atmosphere, great ambiance, drinks, clean, cool bathroom. Our bill with tip was $140 and we splurged on everything, including multiple drinks! COMPLETELY WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!! If you want to impress someone, this is the secret place!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Took the hubby out for his birthday. I wanted a romantic and unusual place that he'd never been to before. The lighting is dim, but not too dim, the ambiance is romantic, the service was fantastic (attentive but not over bearing and had great descriptions and suggestions), and the food was delightfully delicious (so were the drinks!). I definitely recommend The Rest and we'll be coming back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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