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.
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.
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.
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!
It is always awesome here
Service was fantastic! Food was delicious! We will be returning!
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!
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.
Love the atmosphere at this restaurant and the food is phenomenal!
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!
Everything about our dinner was amazing. The servers were friendly the drinks were great and the food was amazing.
Love everything about The Rest in Salt Lake City. It can get by on ambiance alone but the food is top chef and the drinks are top shelf. Always recommend the charcuterie and beer can chicken - the bar can make you anything you want better than you remember it and please enjoy the vinyl. Real life "Booze and Vinyl" does not get any better.
Ambiance: Hunting lodge meets speakeasy. Intimate and pretty quiet.
Service: Friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable about both the food and drinks.
Drinks: Amazing, extremely personalized drinks tailored to your taste.
Apps: Absolutely phenomenal bites with an incredible variety of flavors - from brisket to Thai curry, The Rest never disappoints.
Entrees: Delicious interpretations of classic dishes taking inspiration from a variety of cuisines.
Dessert: The best damn beignets this side of New Orleans.
Once again it was a lovely, rich experience with tasty, foodie eats and specialty cocktails. The booth we got, while in full view, felt perfectly private date for our date night!
The place was fun and was uniquely decorated. I loved it for a date with my
Girlfriend. Food was good along with the drinks.
Expect to spend at least $100
Can't wait to go back. Such a fun experience. Cocktails and food was amazing. Server was very friendly and helpful.
Amazing ambiance and stellar food! The staff and drinks are amazing. Eclectic environment very unique!
It was my boyfriend’s birthday so we had Saturday night reservations. Way fun. Felt like the 6 of us had special treatment. Loved the shots outside before you go in.
The Rest always impresses. Drinks to die for, outstanding appetizers ranging from traditional charcuterie boards to fusion (such as an amazing Thai curry shrimp and grits), and entrees that are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Top it all off with beignets topped with freshly whipped cream and there is no better place for a date night when you’re just wanting to escape the world for a little while. The rotating, seasonal menu keeps things fresh (literally and figuratively) and guarantees that no matter how many times you dine here, there will always be something new and amazing to savor.
Favorite place in Salt Lake City! Whenever we are visiting we always make sure to get at least one dinner here. Everything is always so delicious, their menu changes, and their drinks are even better!
Great experience! The food, drinks and service were absolutely top-notch and I would recommend this to anyone that visits or lives in Salt Lake
You will miss out if you don’t order the beer can chicken. So worth the wait and it easily feeds four people. Start out with an apricot old fashioned and you’ll be ready to sit back and enjoy the bougie vibes of the place.
Had a great Birthday dinner
This has always been a special place in my heart. I love taking family and friends from out of town here. There is NOTHING like it in the state. The food is always phenomenal. The service is perfection and the drinks are amazing. This will continue to be the place that I venture to more than anywhere else in the downtown area!
Birthday dinner. Fantastic experience.
Probably my favorite dining room in Salt Lake. Great good and drinks
Fantastic setting and absolutely delicious food! We were delighted with every bite, and the cocktails were fab, too!
They have really good food. We ordered shrimp and grits, bread, chicken on a beer can, mussels. Yummy would go back for sure!!
Our server rarely came to our table. We waited a long time for just refills on our drinks. We ordered the beer can chicken which takes an hour. She didn’t get our order right. One of three of us didn’t get our beer can chicken. My husband and I shared dinner. We’ve been a couple times before and surprised this happened. I wish our server would’ve been more attentive.
Great atmosphere, delicious wine, and cool servers
Great atmosphere and great cocktails. Would definitely come back
Everything was terrific! We loved the ambiance and people around us. Such a great place to relax and wind down after a long day.
30 minutes to get a cocktail, interesting food choices, some not very good. Roasted cauliflower was barely warmed. Only steak dish was tough. Meh overall...
I go to The Rest a couple times a year and every time it exceeds my expectations. Inspired seasonal menus, innovative cocktails, and an ambience that you just can’t beat. This gem lets you escape reality for a spell and invites you to an exclusive experience all its own.
Fantastic place to go if you want the most creative cocktails in SLC. Let the bartenders get creative and make up something for you. The food is also great.
The Rest is the best. They have amazing cocktails and mock tails. The food is absolutely exceptional, and since they use a rotating seasonal menu, every time is a fresh experience. The staff is, of course, absolutely amazing - helpful, friendly, and always able to fully describe every drink and menu item and give suggestions. 100% recommend.
This place is absolutely AMAZING. I’ve been eating in SLC all of my life and this is by far the best place I’ve ever eaten at. The restaurant itself is so cool! I have never been to a Speakeasy before so it was very cool to see the decor and layout! The food was some of the best food I’ve ever had. My husband and I had the beer can chicken which easily fed the both of us! The service was great as well! Our waitress was a sweetheart and very attentive, as was the rest of the staff. We will definitely be going back. New favorite restaurant!
Very accommodating staff and very unique restaurant. Can't wait to go back!
Very, very expensive but some of the best food I've had in SLC.
The Rest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 532-4452.
The Rest is rated 4.9 stars by 676 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.