The Rest

4.9
691 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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vipAndroo
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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JustineD
Las Vegas
7 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
13 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.

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WillyD
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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WilliamD
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here.
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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StevenM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Melanie
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back. Such a fun experience. Cocktails and food was amazing. Server was very friendly and helpful.

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BradW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance and stellar food! The staff and drinks are amazing. Eclectic environment very unique!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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WilliamD
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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daks
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MattM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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VeganTapas
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great Birthday dinner

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NikkiJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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 691 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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