The Rest

4.9
704 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DoriH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for cocktails and food. The atmosphere is fun and unique a great place to show off to friends and visitors. The beer can chicken is a MUST!!

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Sean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The Rest is one of, if not the best dining experience in SLC.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails! Great food! We had the Caesar Salad and the pork belly as appetizers, both really good. For entree we share the whole chicken, the highlight of the evening! I taste the old fashion flight which was outstanding.

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vipbdpatty
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Service was phenomenal. Fun, dark, subterranean, speakeasy ambiance. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude dirty aweful

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Rachel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Highly recommend. Amazing cocktails. Amazing food. Do NOT miss this place!

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RickyH
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve come here a few times now and have always had an amazing time. We were celebrating a friend passing her final licensing exams for a new job. The ambiance was perfect as always, the drinks were spectacular and the food was wonderful. Such a gem of a place.

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Grandeur
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A unique setting and a good concept. Food was overpriced and underwhelming. Scallops were ok, nothing to rave about, and the mussels were very bland. Cocktails were ok but again for the price didn't make the cut. Bourbon drinks were sickeningly sweet, and the old fashioned flight was just different bitters-- should use different bourbons as well to make truly different drinks. Dinner for 2 with cocktails was $150 with tip, and you can do much better for the price, even on the same street.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really, really good. We didn’t drink and so we asked the bartender to surprise us with some good “mocktails” and they were fantastic. The service was also really good. This is the kind of spot you visit to enjoy an evening—we weren’t rushed, we got everything we needed, and we were all very impressed. Well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Our first speakeasy experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The drinks were great and the music was truly classical! The bartender even surprised us! Would definitely recommend and would go back.

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stevep
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the coolest dining/drinking experience during our visit to SLC. They nailed the whole underground speakeasy vibe. Servers were knowledgeable and attentive. Music selection on the record player gave the perfect vibe and while we only munched, the entrees looked outstanding. The Absinthe Fountain was cool to see, but I don't like absinthe enough to try it. Got the old fashioned flight (two in fact!) and loved the variety offered by the various bitters. Get the bread sampler - that butter is amazing and fresh bread selections are unique and delicious. If I have a complaint - and my god, I can't believe I"m even saying that - but the beer selection was not on a level with the cocktails and food. I know it's a cocktail bar/speakeasy. But they could really step up the beer game to match the rest of the menu.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I took my boyfriend for his birthday. I feel like I paid more for the ambiance than the food or drinks. The menu is so limited and most of the descriptions leave you wondering what you’ll actually be getting. It tries to sound so fancy that it leaves you confused. The waitress was nice and did great but it took a very long time to get anything. Most of the patrons were in shorts and grubby clothes and that makes it feel a lot less special. The food was good but nothing special, just over priced.

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JustineD
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as a “secret spot” for out of towners. Food is great cocktails are better!

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JennieB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in SLC, I made a reservation and asked for my favorite table and they complied. The food, drinks and service here are above and beyond, and this will always be my favorite place to bring dates. Thanks for being awesome, keeping that underground vibe, and being one of the coolest spots in the city.

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vipAndroo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss this gem! Killer ambiance and top level food... every bite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our anniversary!! It was a great dinner!

JD
JustineD
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun!! Great seasonal choices and a bartender and staff that know their stuff!

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Alex
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our experience at The Rest. This was more of an experience than a dinner date. Would highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! One of my favorite places ever! We were the first to arrive when they opened and to watch the place get busy was really fun to watch. The food blew my mind away. Better than expected for sure. And the portion sizes aren’t tiny like other fancy restaurants.
A little pricey but for the quality of food. It makes sense

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Hawkeye
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. So nice snd great fir a first date . Highly recommended !!

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Taeler
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!
It was harder to see than expected, lighting much darker than anticipated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on one of our nights in SLC on our honeymoon. It. Was. Amazing. Our server was so sweet and personable, had genuine conversation with us, and overall started our evening off right. She was so kind when we said we weren’t from here and made sure to make it memorable (we are 90% sure her name was Chloe). The food was amazing and the drinks were outstanding. 100/100 would recommend!!!

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vipJessica
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Love the creativity in their food and drink menus. They could do a little better on their service... we had 3 different waiters while we were there 😂 and they took a while to take our food order. But other than that, great ambience and the food was yummy.

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AdamA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Rest was recommended to us during our visit to SLC. What a fun experience, we loved the ambiance! The service was exemplary, thank you, Ashley!

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Alex
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were so good. Our server was awesome and made great recommendations. Will for sure come back.

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RemiN
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun birthday dinner!! Accommodated a birthday reservation of 8 people no problem. Chloe took such good care of us and made great drink recommendations. The food was superb!! Such a fun spot and the QR code option to pay was quick and seamless. Definitely coming back!!

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JordanH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kai was our server and they were on another level. We never needed anything and Kai made sure of that. The food was delicious. The room was quiet and romantic. My wife and I will be returning soon. Especially for the pork belly and the service!

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CodyJ
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was delightful and the food was great. The service was as expected (great) with a higher rated restaurant. The lighting was dark but not too dark.

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kellyk
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We went last year and our experience and food were way better then this time. We went for a special Birthday and were disappointed by the service, food taste, and all of us were hurting by the chairs that we sat in. Which were hard, metal and more suitable for outdoor use.

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DanaP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! Everything about our visit was exceptional. The food, the ambiance, the drinks, the service **chefs kiss. Will most certainly be returning.

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Megan
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Cool place but definitely need to make reservations. I would go back for the dessert menu (yum) but not for dinner. The food was over salted and the cauliflower entree was not cooked enough - I had to use a steak knife to cut through it.

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Dellimac
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and cocktails with a dark ambience. Great music on the sound system but not too loud so conversation is comfortable. Exceptional service. So easy to get to by Trax. Our new favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always awesome here

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RachelR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Food was delicious! We will be returning!

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macordgj
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic in every way! Service was great, food was amazing, and the drinks were some of the best in the valley. Ambiance is good, I personally like the dark vibe and slightly noisy atmosphere, not too much but definitely unique. Cannot recommend highly enough!

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Consumer
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The music was too 40 pop hits and loud enough that our group had to tell and repeat conversation, lowering the quality of the experience. The other guests at the bar were drunk and obnoxious enough next to the booths where customers were giving annoyed glances at them.

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Blakely
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere at this restaurant and the food is phenomenal!

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muchoaloha
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Jeff
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Salt Lake!

The food downstairs is fantastic and they do amazing things with their own bitters at the bar.

Be sure to stop for a cocktail or two at the Bodega before heading down, they make some really great combinations upstairs!

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Jill
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was amazing. The servers were friendly the drinks were great and the food was amazing.

FAQs

The Rest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 532-4452.

The Rest is rated 4.9 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

The Rest does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bodegaslc.com/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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