The Rest

4.8
453 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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Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 5:00PM 5:30PM - 5:30PM

What 453 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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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
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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louisa was perfect! Great food

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for a group dinner. We ate in the library. Highly recommend.

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RB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at The Rest. The experience was distinctive beginning with the walk to the lower level. The beer can chicken is roasted upon your order and deliciously worth the one hour preparation time.

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IR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding spot in SLC. The decor is subdued but effective, the food and drinks are outstanding, as well as the service.

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AO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails. Interesting location. Service was spot on. Appetizers good but Entrees way too salty. Chef has a heavy hand with the shaker. Recommend drinks and appetizers.

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WD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the rest. love taking people there for the first time because it is so unique. our guests loved it and Kia our server was the BOMB. thanks!

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal and service ever!! Far above any expectations.

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

Service was fantastic- as was the food. We will be back.

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BL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great food. Awesome atmosphere.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

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GH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

I've been to this bar many times over the last few years but this visit lets me know that it's gone way downhill. The server would not leave the table and was definitely overserving. The food was bland and tasted like you share all your fryers, even the sweet items tasted like they had been fried with other things. The drinks were the biggest disappointment because this used to be the best place to get a well made cocktail instead I got an overspiced and over iced drink. Our food was served before our cocktails made it to the table which was not okay because we specifically asked for dinner to be served later . Not impressed.

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HC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Cocktails are still great, but the food has gone way downhill. We had four different dishes and they were all ehhh to terrible. Would recommend for drinks only.

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j
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

the food was decent, but not for the price point. drinks were good. it was a cool atmosphere but a little too dark, could not read the menu. we went for a birthday and nobody even asked for my reservation name or anything. we were sat in a corner, not even a table. would not go back for food, only for drinks

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D
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most unique and cool restaurants in Utah. Their charcuterie appetizer is amazing as well as their beignets.

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BK
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Original, great atmosphere, easy to comfortable take your time to eat and overall enjoyable experience.

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