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.
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Overall, the ambiance was fantastic, the service was top-notch, and the drinks were pretty great, but the food overall was not too impressive. We ordered the pierogies, which were deep fried and filled with cheese and potatoes. Im polish, and i can say that these were not pierogies, but empanadas; they should throw a side of sour cream or applesauce on there to make it more convincing. The temperature of the food was a little off as well.
The mediocrity of the food was surpassed by the ambiance, and the exceptional service. The environment is very creative, and is one of the more authentic speakeasies i have been to. Our waitress was Ky, and she made our night. She was warm, authentic, and her drink suggestions were stellar. I brought my concerns regarding the food to her attention, and she listened attentively, offered explanations, and genuinely did her best to ensure that our remaining dining experience was the best it could be. It is always refreshing to have a real human being there to make the experience worth while.
By far the best service I have ever received at any restaurant. Vegetarian pasta was delicious and the lamb shepherd's pie came in a generous serving. Drinks were fantastic and made-to-order. As always, the ambiance really sets this place apart.
Had a great time again at this hidden gem. Food was fantastic. My wife had the scallops, which can sometimes be overlooked. She said it was perfect! Great selection of beers and mixed drinks!
Our waiter, Marty, was excellent. He guided us through the menu and the craft drinks.
I love everything about this place… Amazing ambience, fabulous cocktails and beer and wine list… I can hardly wait to come back again
Very cool idea. You enter through a separate unmarked door. I know that the speakeasy concept is gimmicky but this one feels better than most (you still need a healthy suspension of disbelief). The lighting is low and the decor is interesting. They are proud of their craft cocktails. I would recommend the Scottish salmon dish.
Still one of the best in Salt Lake City. Great food and drinks, great service, ... and too dark. Turn the lights up a little bit!
First time there, It was a very good experience, service was great, food was excellent. Kind of a hidden Gem. Definitely going to take friends there.
Fantastic as always
Such a cool Speakeasy that has creative drinks and wonderful food! Reservations are a must and be prepared to enjoy the evening!!!!!
It was the first time for two of us and we loved it. The food was great and the ambiance was fantastic. Our waiter did a good job and new the menu well. We’ll be back.
Sadly, when I dined here in November, we waited nearly 45 min for our first-round of drinks after we placed our order (the food took even longer), and when we ate here last week, we were asked to leave our table because the next table was waiting. I was dining with a friend who was in town and who had never been to The Rest, and we had only been there two hours. The service is generally very good and very friendly but timeliness and attentiveness have gone down hill. Not to mention gratitude toward patrons. It’s unfortunate because we frequent The Rest and Bodega, and recommend often but I’m not sure I’ll be back or recommending any time soon.
Atmosphere was great, the service was wonderful and the drinks were extremely tasty! I will definitely be back!
Awesome place, came up to salt lake for a birthday and the vibe was amazing. Pricey food but really good.
The food was incredible! We ordered the brussel sprout salad and charcutterie board to enjoy while we waited on our entree (the beer can chicken for two - it takes an hour to prepare). The offerings on the charcutterie board were unique, fresh, and so enjoyable. The craft cocktails were also so incredible! I tried the Northern Territory and Rain in the Valley - recommend both.
Good vibes and a great staff. Awesome drinks as well.
This place is so kewl! We ordered several drinks and several different food choices and everything was OUTSTANDING. A bit pricey, but overall worth it and we plan on returning.
Wonderful surprise in SLC...very pricey...so be prepared.
So sad that the hot chicken is off the menu. I actually didn’t think it was as good as when we came last - and the hot chicken was on the menu. Still very good though.
Loved the place. Good vibes and great food.
The beercan chicken is perfect. The pork chop was amazing. Next time I will try the steak!
Great food and atmosphere. A favorite! Love to take friends and family there.
Most flavorful and well executed food in salt lake we’ve have for a while. Great ambiance in the library in the speakeasy as well.
Great atmosphere. I really liked my cocktail, but my boyfriends were just okay. Food was good.
Food is okay, cocktails and service are outstanding!
Loved it!! Great ambiance. Great food!!
Nice dark atmosphere. Great food and drinks. Dress spiffy
I was expecting a better ambiance. It was a bar with a small conversation area and then booths. boring
Anniversary with my husband. Our waiter was AMAZING. Food was really great except for my deep fried steak. It had no flavor and took me a really long time to chew a bite. We’ll go back though because everything else was phenomenal!
Awesome date night spot
Great vibe. Awesome place!
1) Atmosphere is awesome. It’s chilly downstairs. But not terribly so. The lighting is as dim as advertised. Be prepared. Matt was fantastic. Recommendations were great.
2) Drinks are worth the dollars. Most places around town water the stuff down. Not here. And the mixers/bartenders are a definite cut above. Spend the dough for sure.
3) Food is amazing. The Beer Can Chicken is a must. It’s not a wonder it never leaves the menu. Absolutely incredible. That said, pricing is a bit on the high side.
We met some friends from out of town there, and we all thought it was a great place to go.
It was amazing! The food was delicious and the people were all so nice and it was quiet and relaxing !
It is a cool place good with drinks. The food wasn’t the best.
We had an excellent night out! Ky/Kyce ( so sorry I forgot) was AWESOME. We were treated amazing and we will be back.
One of the most unique spots in salt lake city, great serive and amazing food.
Phenomenal as it always is.
It's always awesome at The Rest! Best cocktails in town, fabulous food, great people!
Amazing spot for Craft Cocktails! Very unique and exotic, yet approachable. Five stars!
Love The Rest!!