The Rest

4.8
521 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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What 521 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and service as always!

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NK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best everything. Ambiance, food, drinks, service. It doesn’t get better than The Rest.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, ambience, drinks, and love the albums they play ( totally a record player!).

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AA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place, great ambiance, good food, good staff. Very unique and fun place. Very. fun place to have out and have a few drinks.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Cocktails and food were delicious. Will be back.

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CR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an amazing dining experience. Food was excellent and the environment was a lot of fun. Will definitely return and reccomend.

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1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, food staff and amazing drinks! We will definitely be back!

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters 25th Birthday

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE the dark & creative atmosphere of this place! An amazing cocktail and delicious meal feels like a bonus.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is always a fun time at the rest! We had cocktails/beer and a bottle of the decent white. I think my favorite dish was the paparadelle.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I love coming here for a special date or with an out of town friend. Such a cozy vibe. This last time, after we ordered drinks, and appetizers which were recommended by our server Louisa, we ordered an additional drink as well. We proceeded to order entrees. This all sounds normal right? Well about 3 bites into my pork chop, which was delicious, we were told our table was needing to be vacated for another reservation. Huh? So our server moved us to a couch with a side table to eat dinner. It’s a little difficult to manage a pork chop on a side table that’s taller than you with a steak knife. I could tell Louisa felt bad moving us, and offered us free dessert. My date and I both used the restroom during this time and noticed our previous table was empty for another 45 minutes. I have no idea why we suddenly weren’t allowed to be in the dining area, but it was off putting. Our tab was $160+ for dinner and drinks. So it’s not like we were cheap. Maybe we smelled bad? Not sure. Totally weird. Would hesitate to return based on this experience where I was trying to impress my guest from another state.

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TF
Salt Lake City
46 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best places in all of Salt Lake City ... unless you're afraid of the dark. :)

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LJ
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love The Rest, but wasn't thrilled that we had to wait at least 20 minutes to be seated after our reservation time, and after we ordered drinks our waiter kind of disappeared and we had a super long wait for our drinks to be made and to place our dinner order.

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SP
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super awesome small plates! Great to share and wonderful service.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience! I was recommended the restaurant by a coworker and it did not disappoint. My fiancee loved it, the atmosphere was amazing, and the service was outstanding. My fiancee, who is a professional butcher, was very impressed by the steak he had. I also have celiac and was impressed with all the vegetarian and gluten-free options. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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KH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was awesome! Coming from daylight to the dark room was hard adjustment in the eyes. It’s pricey, but worth it for a one time experience.

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JF
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rest provides you with an exceptional dining experience in a unique setting. Just waiting for the table, to have the door unlocked to enter, walking down the stairs and entering a dark, eclectic space with vinyl records playing was an awesome start to a delicious dinner. Thank you

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very unique dining experience forSLC. You are greeted inside an upscale dive bar and when given permission (reservation). You are taken to the basement and seated in an intimate classy bar/restaurant. Excellent drinks, food was good. Defiantly will try again.

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Salt Lake City
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get a reservation if you want a table for dinner. Limited seasonal menu with some standouts that repeat, including a beer can chicken that can serve 3-4. Deep fried steak -- it is not what you think -- was fabulous. Small plates, 6-8 entrees is my impression, specialty cocktails, limited wine and beer menus that do the trick, and full bar. Vinyl on the turntable vibe, dim lighting, and wonderful service. Gets crowded. Bodega upstairs is hiding this find in the basement.

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Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the rest! I always have a great time here and it is a must see if you are visiting Salt Lake. Their menu changes every season but the quality of their beverages and food is always consistent. They never disappoint. My friend and I ordered a couple appetizers and beverages while we waited for our beer can chicken which was well worth the wait. It was nice to catch up with my friend and listen to great vinyls in the background. The rest is the best kept secret in SLC.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here for her birthday. It was an amazing experience all around. The beer can chicken, which takes an hour to cook, is to die for.

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KH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Delicious food. Handcrafted thoughtful beverages. Quiet vibey ambiance. A real treat!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! Service, cocktails, food. Just a wonderful experience.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful cocktails. Great place for a cozy date night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved it. Will be back.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What memories I make here.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very cool take on a lot of classic dishes. But the highlight for us was the cocktails and ambiance. We let the bartender choose what to make based on some flavor profiles the waitress walked us through. Service was top notch. I go to a lot of speakeasy cocktail bars around the country and this one is toward the top of the ones I have been to.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place to eat. The food is to die for and the drinks are amazing. 10/10 will come again.

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LO
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Quaint atmosphere with a bit of an edgy vibe. Food was a bit disappointing. They serve the fried steak medium rare and I would have liked it cooked medium instead. And the beignets were doughy. Every thing is locally sourced though and was high quality. We will definitely go back and order something else.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So cool id call it super cool!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, this place was unreal!

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GR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to the rest and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Reservations were easy to make, staff were very friendly and informative and the food was incredible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal, the specialty drinks were amazing , and the ambiance is very relaxing and inviting.

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J
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing venue, unique in all ways from the decor to the food to the drinks to the service, superior, unique and so like we were dining in our own private dining room and library. Food was amazingly special, delicious and fresh. Drinks were off the chart as the service was over 5 stars.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time spent at The Rest. Wonderful from the moment we stepped in the door until we left a few hours later. The food, the staff, the beautiful restaurant. All of it.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and comfortable atmosphere. All the service is very polit and down to earth people. I was impressed by how happy and confident all the employees were.
Comfortable sitting. Incredible food and alcohol!

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TP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with a great atmosphere, amazing cocktails and delicious food! The beer can chicken and the steak were cooked to perfection! Highly recommend a reservation, lots of people waiting outside.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Rest is an interesting place. They don't advertise so it maintains an err of mystery. It's like a speakeasy, with competitive cocktails. These were some of the best drinks I've ever had.

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Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in SLC!!!

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ambiance! And the food was really delicious. Drinks were fantastic, wonderful experience! Pricey, but understandably so. Definitely make a reservation :) (you’ll feel a lot cooler being let in immediately rather than being told you’ll have to wait to get in).

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