The Rest

4.7
468 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.

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JK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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JM
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CD
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Marty, was excellent. He guided us through the menu and the craft drinks.

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j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this place… Amazing ambience, fabulous cocktails and beer and wine list… I can hardly wait to come back again

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S
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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TF
Salt Lake City
43 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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DF
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool Speakeasy that has creative drinks and wonderful food! Reservations are a must and be prepared to enjoy the evening!!!!!

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LW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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F
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was great, the service was wonderful and the drinks were extremely tasty! I will definitely be back!

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, came up to salt lake for a birthday and the vibe was amazing. Pricey food but really good.

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Good vibes and a great staff. Awesome drinks as well.

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BG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful surprise in SLC...very pricey...so be prepared.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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f
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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t
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. A favorite! Love to take friends and family there.

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MJ
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. I really liked my cocktail, but my boyfriends were just okay. Food was good.

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NG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Food is okay, cocktails and service are outstanding!

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! Great ambiance. Great food!!

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ER
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dark atmosphere. Great food and drinks. Dress spiffy

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KR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

I was expecting a better ambiance. It was a bar with a small conversation area and then booths. boring

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s
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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AB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome date night spot

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Awesome place!

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RM
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We met some friends from out of town there, and we all thought it was a great place to go.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! The food was delicious and the people were all so nice and it was quiet and relaxing !

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

It is a cool place good with drinks. The food wasn’t the best.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent night out! Ky/Kyce ( so sorry I forgot) was AWESOME. We were treated amazing and we will be back.

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V
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most unique spots in salt lake city, great serive and amazing food.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as it always is.

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JD
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always awesome at The Rest! Best cocktails in town, fabulous food, great people!

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot for Craft Cocktails! Very unique and exotic, yet approachable. Five stars!

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OT
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love The Rest!!

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