The Roof Restaurant

4.7
2283 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
The Roof Restaurant is Utah’s premier gourmet dining buffet. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. Chef Pedro Mauricio prepares international cuisine with daily regulars for a dynamic menu. Additionally, we offer a world-renowned dessert buffet with an abundance of delicious choices. Note: no alcohol or coffee is served.

PRICING: Adults $42.00, Vegetarian $30.00, Youth (7-11) $18.00, Child (4-6) $9.00

HOLIDAY PRICING (Valentine's Day): Adults $49.95, Youth (7-11) $24.95, Child (4-6) $14.95
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 2283 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and view of the city. Service top notch. Food was great except for the prime rib which was disappointing - dry and overcooked. Prefer med rare or even medium prime rib but none to be found on this night. We also tried a different steak dish - it too was overcooked and disappointing. Rolls, as usual, are wonderful, salad bar was better than last time, and desserts that we tried were all great.

Report
Helpful
OT
Boise
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful dining experience! We were disappointed to find that they were not offering the French onion soup that we so love so we are hoping they will bring that back! Beautiful views and great food as always.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for Prom, and we got a great room all to ourselves. Definitely would go again

Report
Helpful
OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The views and service are awesome! Food is good and the range of desserts is fun. A great place for the adults and older kids to celebrate the many family occassions of life!

Report
Helpful
BC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and food. Made for a outstanding evening with friends.

Report
Helpful
AM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most amazing restaurants I have been to. The atmosphere is amazing, the servers are amazing, the view is amazing, the food is amazing.
If you are looking for high end dining at it's finest you will find it here!

Report
Helpful
F
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to start our vacation with something special. We requested a table by the window for a view of the temple and got what we wanted and more!!! We scored a table by the piano with Michael playing beautiful dinner music. The ambiance was perfect and the staff (Janet & Jannick) were very attentive and friendly. While we were bummed to find out that crab legs are only served during holiday season and special occassions, the variety on the menu is plenty and everything very tasty!!! I enjoyed the quality of the prime rib, the cheese board options, the blood orange salmon, corn chowder, couscous, asparagas, and whatever else I could fit in my belly. We also ordered mango lemonade. Make sure to leave room for dessert because there are about 20 to choose from! The creme brulee was our favorite!!!! I would recommend doing this at least once, but will definitely be coming back again in the near future!

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time here celebrating my mother’s birthday. Great food, service, and views. I made sure to make my reservation a week ahead just in case and everything was set up and ready beyond expectations. Thank you Roof staff for this very memorable experience!

Report
Helpful
BQ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my companions birthday and our first time there. We had a very good time and left full

Report
Helpful
L
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to return. Best buffet I’ve ever had! So many healthy foods ,with excellent non alcoholic drinks and naughty desserts!

Report
Helpful
SM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I should have read the restaurant description closer, but it was a last minute reservation for a group of 10. It was a business meeting and I didn't realize there was no alcohol served at the restaurant. It's also only a buffet, which made the conversation at the table difficult when people have to get up to get their food. The view was nice for those that faced the windows. If I'm in Salt Lake City again, I would look for a different place to eat.

Report
Helpful
HD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is good, but you are paying for more than the food. Sitting right by a window overlooking the temple at sunset and then watching the lights stand out as the sky darkened... Having a server bring new silverware with each plate... The fancy ways the fruit is cut, etc. are the reasons to go. Great for a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
CB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than ever. New chef has great dishes. Salmon bisque was as good as dessert. Will go back soon.

Report
Helpful
CM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Our waitress was Megan, she took very good care of all of our requests. We will definitely be coming back here.

Report
Helpful
SD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! We will be back! Everything was beautiful!

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This restaurant has a spectacular view of Salt Lake City and iconic buildings of the city’s history. The inside decor is on the fancier side and the building that the restaurant is in, is the old Hotel Utah. The food is mediocre at best, but the mock-tails are delicious. Way too much money for the food quality, but a fun overall experience.

Report
Helpful
CZ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, even better view. Great experience! I will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
MB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time overall. We wish there had been a larger seafood selection, but our server Janet was accommodating and the live piano player Michael played well and did his best to fulfill song requests.

Report
Helpful
AS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Step back to 1965, except no alcohol. Go for the view, to experience the vibe, for alright but not fantastic buffet. No cocktails, no wine, no coffee and just herbal teas. Fruit punches. Good service, piano bar, nice ambiance. Your conservative grandparents will love it.

Report
Helpful
LL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service! The assortment of food was tremendous and e writhing we tried was delicious. Highly recommend

Report
Helpful
HM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Definitely going back there again.

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved going for our Anniversary. The view was amazing.

Report
Helpful
LT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this experience. It was our first time and it was for our 18th anniversary. It was romantic and we don’t get a lot of romance with a house full of boys. It was absolutely delightful.

Report
Helpful
K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service staff very pleasant and very friendly. Food very good views amazing. Would go back.

Report
Helpful
CN
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special night at The Roof. My wife and I love eating there. Would recommend to anyone.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as well as the view and the whole ambiance of the place. It was the perfect location for what I needed.

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiter was not kindly at some cases (specially experience when leaving and paying).
All the other is really great (place, food, schedule and in overall)

Report
Helpful
LS
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you visit Salt Lake City, Utah, please do yourself a favor and make time to visit the Roof Restaurant for dinner! It's wall of windows on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial House overlooks Temple Square, and if you are lucky enough to be there after dark, the lighted Temple is a breathtaking sight. The food is delicious and served buffet style with lots of options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters (like my meat and potatoes husband.) Lovely appetizers, extensive salad bar, and as nice a dessert buffet as I've ever seen. Many desserts are offered in "mini" form, so you can enjoy several without being wasteful or piggy. This is a particularly nice place for "date night" although we saw all manner of groups dining the evening we were there! Go, enjoy, and be happy!!

Report
Helpful
RM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening. The staff was considerate and very competent. The vistas were fabulous! The menu exceptional! I would highly recommend The Roof for an exceptional dining experience.

Report
Helpful
m
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat right next to the piano which did make it rather noisy. But it didn’t hinder us from having an amazing night. The view was amazing, the food was top notch and the servers were very friendly and professional.

Report
Helpful
s
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here twice, both times to celebrate birthdays. The price might seem a little steep ($42) but when you consider the buffet (most delicious and varied!) and the unmatched service, it is a real bargain! Yes, we will go again!!!!

Report
Helpful
PT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Amazing service. I will make reservations next time I go to Utah.

Report
Helpful
NH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IT WAS AN AWESOME EVENING! WE WERE CELEBRATING MY WIFE'S BIRTHDAY, AND EVERYTHING WAS JUST RIGHT. DEREK DID AN AMAZING JOB. WE LOVE DINING AT THE ROOF!

Report
Helpful
OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service.

Report
Helpful
SB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience at the Roof are wonderful.

Report
Helpful
DK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time at the Roof our server Janet was exceptional. A small concern was the Brussels sprouts were a little under cooked and the roasted veggies were a little hard other than that the whole experience was wonderful. We were celebrating two occasions and both were recognized. Overall great experience we will be coming back again!! Thanks for a great time

Report
Helpful
BL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent choice for fine dining. The buffet is such a nice way to go. You get to sample some of everything, and if you make a choice you don't love, just go back for something else. The prime rib was excellent. We couldn't stop eating the shrimp and the clam chowder was delicious. Save some room for dessert, you'll want to sample several. We felt like we just couldn't go wrong.

Report
Helpful
GN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our anniversary at their beautiful place! Food was amazing, service fantastic! See you next year! :)

Report
Helpful
MO
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The pianist tonight was excellent and was even able to play a couple requests. We love coming to the Roof to celebrate our special occasions!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and choices were excellent. The seating location was not the most desirable. Felt abandoned by our waitress, even though our used plates were removed promptly when we had gone to get a fresh plate.
The pianist and his selection of music was a very nice touch.
The greeter and coat check personnel were very friendly.
Seater took us a long way to our seat which was uncomfortable, with where we sat giving us the feeling of being cramped in.
I had let them know this was our 40th anniversary and would like, if possible a window seat. Was somewhat disappointed of where we were seated.
All and all it was a good experience, due to the company of my spouse.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
58

Tweets by The Roof Restaurant