The Roof Restaurant

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The Roof Restaurant is Utah’s premier gourmet dining buffet, located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Our menu includes our renowned dessert buffet and exciting international cuisine along with traditional favorites that change monthly.

Reservations are recommended. Call ahead to experience gourmet dining you’re sure to remember.
Note: no alcohol or coffee is served.

PRICING: Adults $46.00, Vegetarian $36.00, Youth (5-11): 23.00, Child (under 5): Free
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TB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was so serene and classy and the staff was fabulous! It was our first time visiting Salt Lake and it was the highlight of our trip. The food presentation was superb with a great selection and we definitely left full and satisfied. Julie, our waitress was very knowledgeable and made us feel like family. The icing on the cake was the incredible views and live piano playing setting a most positive ambiance.

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

We celebrated our anniversary at the Roof this week and everything was PERFECT! We will be back to celebrate many more.

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Responded 20 hours ago

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DR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience being that many floors up, overlooking the city, the Salt Lake City Temple, and the Utah State Capitol building. We had a very kind and knowledgeable server named Janet. The food was delicious. My wife and left left happy and satisfied. Definitely recommend going here!

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Responded 4 days ago

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TG
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The Roof is great if you want nice ambiance. Other than the pianist playing too loudly, it was perfect. The food, however, is mediocre. The prime rib was tough and not even close to pink, the mashed potatoes were bitter with too much buttermilk, and the steak was tough. The chicken was moist and tender but way too lemony. The asparagus was tough and stringy. The soup was fantastic, as were the shrimp. The rolls are always wonderful, but the butter with balsamic vinegar, honey, and black salt was pretty weird. We would have preferred the old honey butter. The desserts are okay but not as good or as plentiful as they were before they got a new chef last year. Go for the ambiance, not the food, and you won’t be disappointed. For $50 per person, you can get much better food elsewhere.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The view was the main reason why went there. it was amazing but the second reason is the food and I would've liked to have more variety or a smaller price

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Responded 4 days ago

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately this time the Roof disappointed us. The prime rib wasn’t very good, the au jus sauce was cold. The carver was less than friendly. It’s too bad because we normally like this restaurant. The other food was delicious and our server Abby was excellent!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your honest review. Would you please contact our Guest Relations Manager, Derick with your contact information? He would like to learn more about your experience. Thank you!

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VW
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, service was wonderful, view was wonderful. We so enjoyed this meal.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food selection was smaller than I had anticipated. First time my wife and I had been there. We would have liked more choices of seafood than just shrimp and salmon. For the cost of our meal I was disappointed in the value. We were visiting from out of town, so I doubt we will be back anytime soon.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal with lots of selections. The staff was outstanding and the view of the Temple was stunning.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

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VA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Restaurant. I will go back again and again.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

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RL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it....very enjoyable....very relaxing.....went for our 43rd wedding anniversary....perfect👍

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Responded 4 days ago

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TN
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the atmosphere. But the price is getting out of hand. And not happy with doing away with the frequent dinner program and the birthday program

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, best view in Salt Lake City!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at The Roof! I’m generally not a fan of buffets, but this one is amazing!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

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RV
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Overpriced. The dishes were not spectacular. Desert was good. The waiters could have excellent. removed used dishes and utensils more frequent I thought the value was poor. Surroundings were excellent. Background piano music

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to our restaurant and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Our Guest Relations Manager, Derick will contact you to further discuss your recent visit. Thank you!

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l
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were extremely professional and friendly the food and ambiance exceeded our expectations well worth the price

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Responded on October 8, 2019

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best service I have ever received at a restaurant. The wait staff is impeccable. The food amazing. The atmosphere remarkable. A perfect night!!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

It’s a great place for a date but I wasn’t given the services I asked for, it was my boyfriends birthday and our anniversary and I had requested a card on the table and if they could sing a song, I didn’t get any of that.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to our restaurant and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Our Guest Relations Manager, Derick will contact you to further discuss your recent visit. Thank you!

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i
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very wonderfull atmosphere, even got to meet the ambassador from Nepal, Food was incredible, however charging kids $28 is insane. They eat like 2 chicken fingers and a few other things. Amazing experience, but for a large family not really worth the cost.

DE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always! Service was fantastic. Save room for desert.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2019

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c
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit SLC about once a year and this is a favorite and unique spot that I enjoy. The food never disappoints.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2019

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TE
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful first time dinner there this past weekend.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 1, 2019

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WC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular view. Food and service was exceptional. I highly recommend it.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2019

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening celebrating our 55th. Wonderful Waitress...Morgan

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 27, 2019

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RC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful experience at The Roof. The staff was incredibly helpful and kind. The food was magnificent and the atmosphere was terrific for a romantic dinner. The selection of food was of such a marvelous variety from the entries, salads, main dishes, and desserts. Although we were a small party of two, it was nice to see that other parts of the restaurant would accommodate larger parties.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 23, 2019

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We cone to the Roof Restaurant for our very special occasions because the view of the temple is so beautiful and the music so moving and relaxing. Delicious food to match the ambiance.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 23, 2019

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary. It was the perfect way to celebrate! The atmosphere was so peaceful and welcoming. The food was amazing! There wasn't anything we tried that was sub-par. It was worth every penny spent!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 23, 2019

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JG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was sub-par for the price. The view is incredible and the service is great. The live piano music was wonderful.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate your honesty and will be addressing your concerns. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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GL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my girlfriends birthday and had the options to set up flowers for her before we arrived. It really was a night to remember! Thank you!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 23, 2019

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s
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great and food was delicious, the prime rib was excellent. The ambience was nice to celebrate our anniversary, by dinning while listening to piano music; and the view of the Salt Lake LDS temple is amazing!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 23, 2019

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SM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there for our 35 anniversary. Felt very important to everyone.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 23, 2019

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

For the price and advertising this should have been an experience that you could refer to others. We were among the first 10 patrons in the restaurant. The Salmon was not presented for about 30 minutes after we started dining. When it was served it had a very fishy flavor to it which indicates that it was NOT fresh. The "creamy potatoes" were dry and starchy and the steam table caused the handle of the potato service to be too hot to handle. The prime rib looked like a slab of uncooked, fatty and unappetizing chunk of meat. When it was served the slice was so thin that there was no substance to it. Prime rib is served rare but should never bleed. There was no seasoned crust on it as good prime rib has. The bread pudding was initially served without the sauce next to it and it was very dry and uneatable. The shrimp was excellent and the salad bar ok but not for the the $46.00 price of the meal. The best deserts were the chocolate mousse and the creme brulee. The best meat was advertised as some sort of marinated steak which in reality was leftover prime rib in a rather tasty gravy. The other cooked vegetables were dry and tough. Overall, not a dining experience you would expect from a high priced restaurant.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to our restaurant and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Our Guest Relations Manager, Derick will contact you to further discuss your recent visit. Thank you!

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Get a window seat with a temple view.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 19, 2019

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SB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I bring my wife and family to The Roof every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It's become a family tradition and we love the food, the service, the people, and the ambiance. It's a great experience.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

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S
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The roof restaurant is our go to for a special evening or celebration

We can always depend on the roof restaurant for a beautiful atmosphere and amazing food

Thank you for keeping your quality and experience top notch

Everything was perfect

See you next time

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

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TM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

They were fantastic about celebrating a birthday and the view is amazing. Such a gorgeous historic building.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was amazing, our server just got a little annoyed that we spaced out our eating and stayed there a while. Once all the table filled and there was a wait, we left but she was not impressed with how much dessert we tried. It was all so good though and we drove down from Canada so we can’t just go there again any time soon. We will be back in future, just would love a waitress that’s not stressing out.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate your honesty and will be addressing your concerns. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have had a better venue for a dear friend visiting Salt Lake for the first time! Thanks for helping make her trip so memorable!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are pleased to hear about your experience. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Im so happy to celebrate there!!! My family and I love The Roof Restaurant! Food it’s amazing , the piano, and the view wow 10 stars!!!!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2019

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AE
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Janet was a joy. The food was very very good, except for the pork which was a little dry. Views were great, piano was soothing. We had a great date night here, we’ll certainly be back.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2019

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