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The Roof Restaurant, Salt Lake City, UT

The Roof Restaurant

4.5
4.5
2338 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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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  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 539-1911

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Timothy McMillan

  • Neighborhood

    Salt Lake City

  • Cross street

    State Street

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    The City Center Stop on the Trax Blue-Line is within a 3-minute walking distance to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

  • Entertainment

    Live piano music every night and during select daytime special event openings.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 2,338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely love The Roof restaurant. The food is quality and the atmosphere is amazing! Loved the Piano playing, loved our waitress. It was a perfect night.

  2. S

    Shawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth every penny, amazing view, amazing food, and amazing service!

  3. CC

    CelesteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! I have to eat gluten free and there were a lot of gluten free and very tasty options! The atmosphere and views are wonderful! Very romantic!! I love the prime rib, among many other options!!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 11, 2020

    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!

  4. JC

    JenniferC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing food and atmosphere located right by the temple

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 9, 2020

    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!

  5. F

    Flushemup

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal at a fantastic location! Looking forward to eating here again.

  6. BG

    BalletGem

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Superior Service! The wait staff was flawless, our personal server left nothing to be desired. The used plates and utensils were removed and replaced with a fresh napkin each time we would ascend the small staircase to the buffet. The pianist was exceptional at keeping the mood light and yet romantic if desired. He was both talented and personable. His smile as you would catch his eye was infectious and made the experience of being at The Roof Restaurant that much more special. Celebrating 2 birthdays that evening was a delight, the food was displayed in a proper rotation for the palate and the taste of each item was exceptional. Truly a special place.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 9, 2020

    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!

  7. AM

    AilaniM

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated a birthday and it was wonderful

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 9, 2020

    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!

  8. EM

    ElizabethM

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    My friend and I went to the Roof to celebrate our birthdays. it was my first time there. I would rank the service excellent, except that when we got up to get dessert, we came back to our table being cleared away. the young lady apologized and reset the table. We were fine with it, except the regular waitress made the following comment: "Well she saw how long you have been here and thought you would be done by now". What a rude thing to say to paying customers! We traveled an hour to get there and wanted to relax and enjoy our dinner while visiting. We did not intend to be rude and take up the time for other people. We were not told there was a timeline on our dinner. Which was $50 per person. I was very disappointed to be treated that way but I still left a generous tip.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 9, 2020

    Thank you for your recent visit to our restaurant and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be taking your comments into consideration. Our Guest Relation Manager, Andrew will contact you to further discuss your recent visit.

  9. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view of the city & Temple Square is inspiring, especially at sunset. The service and food are excellent as well as the music. Thank you for helping us celebrate our wedding anniversary! Everything was perfect!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 7, 2020

    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!

  10. JB

    JasonB

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Roof is an outstanding restaurant. With the restaurant located on the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and overlooking Temple Square, the ambiance can’t be beat. The food is always excellent, and this visit was no different. Lot’s of top notch entree’s and fresh sides to choose from - and the desserts are amazing! The service has always been a strong point at The Roof. We were there with my so. For a special occasion for my son, and they made him feel like a king. The servers chat with you and really get to know you, and offer suggestions of things you should try at the restaurant. Truly a wonderful experience over all. I’m never disappointed when I go to The Roof.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 9, 2020

    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!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing. Our waitress, Janet was incredible.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2020

    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!

  12. TS

    TeryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was impeccable, as was the food. It is buffet, but nothing like your average buffet. And the view of Salt Lake City at night was lovely. Second time there and worth the price.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2020

    We thank you for taking the time to express your opinions and concerns regarding your evening with us. We will be taking your comments into consideration, and hope to see you again in the near future!

  13. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so good. The service was fabulous! Our server was so amazing. Thank you for a great time. Little details like offering suggestions on the food and offering to take our picture with the beautiful view out the window overlooking temple square. Overall a really fun time.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2020

    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!

  14. DG

    DaleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is fantastic! I love trying the individual meat platters. It is also fun to bring back some type of dessert (love the creme brulee). My favorite desserts are the creme brulee and flan (not there this last time). Another favorite is the large jumbo shrimp in the salad section.

  15. SM

    SueM

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Whenever we have a special occasion, we celebrate at the Roof! The atmosphere, food, service and piano music add soo much to our evening!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2020

    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!

  16. JK

    JudyK

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vusinying salt lake city and wanted to see the view. It was magnificent! Food and service was outstanding.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 28, 2020

    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!

  17. LM

    LoriM

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    I was very much looking forward to this dinner. I was excited about the view which did not disappoint. However, I did not realize it was buffet style dining or an alcohol free restaurant. No glass of wine with your meal at this restaurant. The food was ok not outstanding. It was buffet food! The service was good! Once was enough for me.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 28, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We thank you for your opinion and we will be taking your comments into consideration. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Average buffet with limited choices.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first time At the restaurant And I had a blast . Everything was awesome

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 22, 2020

    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!

  20. AV

    AaronV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love place, amazing View and delicious food!!!...😎🤙

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 26, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and Food was great!!!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 28, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated 2 birthdays!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 26, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  23. BJ

    BenjaminJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This place is amazing! I would recommend and I am planning to go back.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 22, 2020

    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!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great!!! Great!!! Great!!!

  25. BE

    BretE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We had an enjoyable time. The waitress was fantastic.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I ate here while on a trip to Salt Lake City for a job interview. Twice. That’s how good it was. The food was outstanding - some of the best meals I’ve ever had. The live piano music accompanying the meal was great too! Most of all, the VIEW is unbelievable. Highly recommend during sunset.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 28, 2020

    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!

  27. LC

    LarryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely worth every dollar spent. Great staff, incredible food, variety was terrific, views were magnificent.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 22, 2020

    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!

  28. RW

    RichardW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The food was good but not worth the price. Our server was excellent, very attentive and she had a great personality. We were dinning with friends we had not seen for 20 years and we felt like we were being rushed especially when we were presented with the bill about 1 hour 10 minutes after being seated.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    Thank you for your honest review. We thank you for your opinion and we will be taking your comments into consideration.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I actually had a bit higher expectation for the desert. It was good though don’t get me wrong. The drinks were fabulous tasting, and good music. If I had to say one con it was nothing!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We thank you for your opinion and we will be taking your comments into consideration. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service. We went there for Valentine's day and had a terrific time. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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!

  31. DW

    DaWa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been eating here for Valentine's day for the past 5 years. It's our tradition and we will keep coming back. We love it!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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!

  32. VS

    VeronicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I love The Roof. We go there every year to celebrate our anniversary, and have the best experience. The staff is friendly and always on top of their service.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food was amazing and service was too

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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!

  34. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it but pricey. Our waitress was so fun and knowledgeable. There was noise but we were able to carry on a conversation with our group.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We thank you for your opinion and we will be taking your comments into consideration. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  35. RH

    RonH

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service was excellent, and so was the view of downtown.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about this place is awesome the waitress was super nice and helpful and the food was just amazing!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the live music, it was quite loud over our conversations though. I did enjoy all of the options to eat as a vegetarian though.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    Thank you for your recent visit to our restaurant and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  38. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food! Great service by our attendants! Keep it up! That is why we go there for special occasions.

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    View is great. Food is mediocre. Paying for the view, not the food.

  40. TB

    TriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Eat dessert first before you get too full. The music and service are superb!

    The Roof RestaurantResponded on February 21, 2020

    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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The Roof Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2338 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    State Street

  • Neighborhood

    Salt Lake City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    The City Center Stop on the Trax Blue-Line is within a 3-minute walking distance to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Timothy McMillan

  • Entertainment

    Live piano music every night and during select daytime special event openings.

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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