The Roof Restaurant

4.6
2091 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

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Phone number
(801) 539-1911
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Pedro Mauricio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State Street
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Parking details
The Joseph Smith Memorial Building Underground Parking has a in-street entrance is on South Temple street. Please enter west-bound on South Temple. As you turn onto South Temple, the entrance is on the left. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right to enter the Joseph Smith Memorial Building garage.
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Entertainment
Live piano music every night and during select daytime special event openings.
Additional
Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Private dining rooms to compliment The Roof Restaurant are also located in the historic downtown Joseph Smith Memorial Building. The location, elegant atmosphere and neo-gothic architecture make the Joseph Smith Memorial Building a premier location for any event.

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What 2091 People Are Saying
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Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing location. They ran out of desserts which was disappointing.

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KH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had exceptional service! We went for our one year anniversary and it was amazing. The live piano music was beautiful the food was delicious and our server was so nice! They picked up our food promptly, made us feel right at home, even took our picture. Didn’t make us feel rushed at all.

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SJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute favorite spot in SLC for romantic celebrations!!

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SP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Improve the food taste. The view and sercvice is really good but the food is below average.

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

Awesome experience

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DM
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining location. Very enjoyable piano music in the background.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The staff was so very friendly. I feel there was less variety in the cuisine than I had previously experienced.

The music made it worth it. Without the lovely auditory ambiance, it would have been a waste of money.

The shrimp was chewy, the prime rib was pre-cut and dry. The ratitoullie steam burned my hand when I opened it, the staff started clearing food away before closing. The roll was cold and butter was warm. The menu said Dr Pepper, but I was served Mr Pibb.

Also, I attempted to dine here the night prior, but was turned away. That's right... A table for 1 on a Thursday, more than 90 minutes before closing and they told me they were not accepting any more patrons. I was especially confused when I saw the next day that reservations could be made as late as 9pm. That's why I was sure to set a reservation for Friday, so they couldn't pull the same stunt.

I rate it favorably only because I loved my waitress Janet and the pianist John. They made my night!

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service loved the food loved the view - trifecta perfecta

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and setting was excellent. Some food was just not great and the selection was smaller compared to other buffets.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved it!! this was my first that and was only in SLC for the weekend but this was by far some of the best food and experience i had!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant before and loved it but didn't have the same experience this time. The people behind us were very loud and watching loud videos on their phones. We had a 8 o'clock reservation and the food didn't seem to get replaced. Seemed like very few options for a $50 buffet. The deserts we very disappointing. They had very good carrot cake the last time but no longer serve it.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and an amazing view! We will definately go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was on point very delicious, however the mashed potatoes and the clam chowder were to die for as well as a creme brulee can't wait to go again.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for special occasion. The staff is fantastic. I recommend it for lovers of a pleasant atmosphere in every sense of the word.

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

Everything thing was amazing. Will dine again when back in town.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I were on a date before he left on his year-long deployment. The owner introduced himself and offered to cover a portion of our bill as a thank you. We had a wonderful time and was super impressed by the kindness and hospitality that was displayed. We can’t thank you enough for a memorable and a fantastic evening. We will be returning when he gets back!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our spiritual mom’s b’day and celebrated her and her husband’s love for my brother and I. It was truly a treat. The pianist Michael was on point with his music selections and our waitress Berkley was amazing. She was so efficient and served us with a smile throughout the night and surprised our spiritual mom with a little b’day cake with a candle and John played the b’day song on the piano. Truly an amazing experience. Thank you so much for a great experience.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my son's 17th birthday dinner choice. He kept saying how wonderful and peaceful it was. He also loved the view and the beautiful live piano music. It was worth it just to see him so pleased. A special thanks to the pianist. We had the best seat right next to her and the music made the dinner perfect.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. The view spectacular, and the reason we chose to come. However, in my humble opinion, it is for exceptional occasions only. Way to high priced to be for just anything! I didn’t realize this was a buffet only kind of thing. I would have enjoyed a second roll but it was never offered. My specialty drink was probably the best I’ve ever had, but wouldn’t pay $4.00 for it again to only have one glass of it. I would definitely come again but it wouldn’t be for several years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very very good, the food, the service everything was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great time

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was (explicit) expensive

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MM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

No alcohol or coffee is served. It was a bit of a surprise when taking clients, but the view and service were worth it!

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MO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

My son, is 17. He works full time and makes good money. He wanted to take his girlfriend to a nice restaurant for dinner, I suggested this place.
Let me say that he is a waiter himself so he understands the importance of tipping and had saved enough to include a 20%+ tip. I don’t know if his waitress was having an off night or if it was because he was a kid so she assumed he wouldn’t tip good but she treated them like crap.
He said she was very attentive to her other tables but barely acknowledged them and even rolled her eyes at them a couple times. He came home very embarrassed and upset and I will never again recommend this place.

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m
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and environment. The views from the window side are excellent. The good was great, and well presented. However, they had only 8 dessert options, which is far below the normal of 20 or so. They often advertise their various desserts, so that was disappointing. However, I would still come back.

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K
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great view, drinks and environment. Some of the food was great and some was good but not worth the price
Server was wonderful.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent view

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LW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiters. Great food and food selection. Love the piano music. We celebrated our Anniversary and it was a perfect choice. Great views of the temple.

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AO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

It was a very nice place to go to and eat but the food wasn’t good, you really are paying for the price. You could get the same value of food at Golden Corral.

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful view, very pleasant experience.

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GL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a personalised card waiting for us at the table,service was great and they didnt mind taking sunset pictures :) Would definitely recommend for any occasion!

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HR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best buffet I have ever been too. The food is outstanding, the view is spectacular, and the service is fabulous.

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal greatly surpassed our families expectations as did the speedy, courteous service. The view of the Temple and beautiful music provided the perfect setting for a memorable dinner.

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DW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Large Buffet with great variety, no alcohol, a little pricey $42. for an adult but the view is beautiful!

Server was fantastic, professional and informative.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary at the roof. There was great live piano,great food and dessert. Our waiter was so amazing. He was so friendly and funny. Beautiful above view of the temple and temple square. Only a special occasion place for us though because of the price.

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great view,great service, amazing experience overall

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EK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great outlook, lovely selection of food. Great pianists playing background mood lifting music.

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RM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the view! One of the best in the city. The food was really good and had a good variety. Our waiters were friendly and on top of everything. Pretty expensive, but worth it for special occasions.

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m
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good selection at the buffet and the food was delicious. I'd love to have rarer prime rib, but that's a personal preference. Dessert was a favorite of the kids. Great view of temple square.

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KA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my birthday and it was a special night to be certain. The food overall tasted fresh and flavorful. The view and the location are the main reason we come here. The staff were all very friendly and went above and beyond to provide excellent service. The creme brulee is always a favorite.

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