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The Rest

4.7
375 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am.
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Phone number
(801) 532-4452
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Santos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
400 S.
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Parking details
Public parking lot is available on the corner of 400 S. & Main St.
Street parking available on Main St.
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Public transit
Gallivan Center Trax stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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What 375 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Awesome speakeasy, just know that you will pay for it. It is not the cheapest place but definitely worth it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wow. Every detail.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely spot. Hidden and discreet. The Rest felt special and unique, and made us feel the same. Would definitely recommend and will dine again on our next visit to Salt Lake.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

amazing setting and ambiance. Food was nothing short or epic and the drinks were an experience in themselves. Some giggling girls were seated behind us and they seemed to get louder as they drank, but that was the only complaint. Very reasonably priced, vinyl rolling in the background was great!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was a great experience! It has a speakeasy feel. the decor is amazing and the feel is wonderful! The girls night out was perfect!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The carefully crafted decor is absolutely lovely! The NY-based owner supposedly took 5 years to decorate the space; it appears this is true.

The food is great as are the drinks. However, I think the drinks are a bit overpriced - even more than Vegas. :)

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love this place. Beer chicken is a must. Service is always top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I love this SLC original and best kept secret! I take all my friends from out of town here. It’s a great spot for gatherings, big or small, and enjoying a really well made craft cocktail. Food menu is simple, to the point and delicious. Our waiter is actually passionate and clearly into his job! Love, love, The Rest. <3

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic birthday celebration!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This place is AWESOME! straight out of movie (locked doors, hidden staircases, etc.) - probably the best date spot in salt lake city (rivals some of the best date spots in NYC)! :)
Food, Service were both so really good.
Cocktails and mixology were excellent!
I don't think you can go wrong here.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The best date ever in your facility. Great food, drinks and my company was amazing. I’ll be back.

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1.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was horrible and I should not have paid for it I regret eating there and I was sick all night

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Eating at The Rest is my top priority every time I visit SLC. Easily ranks in my top 5 restaurants of all time. Love it!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We hadn’t dined at The Rest in about a year. The menu had some great new additions...specifically the mussels and beer can chicken. The charcuterie board and cocktails were great starters as well. Service was outstanding and you can’t beat the ambience you find at The Rest anywhere else in SLC. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Matt was fantastic! His recommendation of both food and drink was spot-on.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Service and food was delicious. The fried chicken was amazing... and i don't usually like fried chicken.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Back room is far too dark. Food was good, not great. Lamb was good, as was pork belly. Pork tenderloin way over cooked.
Good service.
Overall too pricey.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Good food, great ambience, wonderful service. Will definitely go there again.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The Rest was excellent. Everything you want in fine dining and atmosphere. We were very impressed and will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One word.... AWESOME. Food, beverages, service, ambiance....all were awesome!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to dine!! Cool little bar upstairs!!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

This was the perfect rustic-urban -romance!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Never been to a place quite like this. It was fantastic, and our waitress was very friendly, and knowledgeable. This place is highly recommended

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Had such a wonderful experience. Our server and the bar tender were incredibly attendtive and helpful in navigating the menu.
Best customer service I’ve had in a long time.
Amazing food
Beautiful place.
I’ll be back

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Matt was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The decor, the food and the service was outstanding. A real gem in Salt Lake City!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The charcuterie 😍😍😍

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Outstanding customer service and always a good time at The Rest!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Matt was a stellar server! He was very fun and personable. The food was great- and the drinks were, as always, great and unique!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I LOVE this restaurant. It is a very unique experience with amazing ambience, service, and food.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

My time at The Rest was absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! The food, lighting, and general ambiance was AMAZING!!! And I can't fail to mention that vinyls were being played all night and it added such a special touch of warmth and authenticity that you don't find much these days!!! The wait staff is out of this world amazing. Our table was ready when we arrived, we were seated quickly, and our waitress was absolute perfection! From Mocktails to Dessert I give this restaurant 5 stars!!!!!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Out of 5 stars, this place gets 6... every time. Don't spare any expense because everything is delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

As always we were thrilled with The Rest! We brought 2 friends who had never been before and they loved it! The food was amazing, and our bartender kept us stocked on Blind Pigs all night. We've never been disappointed and we will continue coming back!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

New chef is great

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1.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We were referred here, but will NEVER come back. The night started off well enough. Cocktails were good, appetizer was okay, and we ordered the beer can chicken. Which we heard was one of the best on the menu. It was an hour wait, but we were okay with that! The atmosphere was relaxing and fun. Chicken breast was very dry, so we were able to eat less than half of our meal. We kindly let the waitress know and ask for some compensation. That's where it all turned south. The manager came over to our table, threw the check down and said here's a little discount. We paid $40 for the beer can chicken, and they gave us a $6 discount. I went up to the bar because our server was nowhere in sight and asked if I could talk to someone about my bill. That's when the manager came back and was very rude. Never an apology for the chicken, instead, he said that it looks like we ate the majority of the meal. That's ridiculous, the entire breast was still there on the plate. As I was talking to him, he scoffed and walked off! Our original waitress came over to take care of it, and to check us out. Matt, the terrible manager walked past our table one more time. I told him he was unprofessional, and he said, "maybe you just aren't a good fit for this place." I am absolutely appalled at the unprofessionalism and service of The Rest. Absolutely no customer service skills. We will never give our business here again or refer anyone.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Pricey for what the food quality is.. but the ambiance and atmosphere are great! should offer better food for the price or a bit less $ for what they offer.. otherwise great!

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

The roasted veggie appetizer was fantastic and so was my drink, the Flatliner (I think). We ended up buying a gift card for my brother we loved it so much. Only suggestion: the vinyl is a great touch, but keep it to the scratchy jazz and older music rather than newer stuff. Better for ambience.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This was the best date of our lives! The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was sublime.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Waited too long to take the order and too long to change a drink. Food was ok. The pear salad was great

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was just ok! I ordered the hush puppies they were fair, Also ordered the chicken pot pie! It was below par I feel I could have made a better dish at home!

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