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 $42.99, Vegetarian $32.99, Youth (5-11): 21.49, Child (under 5): Free

HOLIDAY PRICING (Valentine's Day): Adults $49.95, Youth (7-11) $24.95, Child (4-6) $14.95
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JG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at the Roof Restaurant is perfect, elegant and tasty. Great place for special occasions. The live piano music adds to the experience. The view is breath taking. The service is superb.

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a
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous views, but the food is just ok. Buffet could be better. It's good for a one time special event, but I wouldn't dine there regularly unless the food improves.

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o
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The evening was very pleasant. Our server, Allison, was wonderful. All staff were very accommodating. It was prom night, with dozens of young people, so the noise level was loud, but not unpleasant. Beck, the pianist played throughout and was very good.

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

lots of young kids while we were there so it was very loud

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RW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The roof was absolutely amazing...the food was delicious and Dereck was awesome as a server. The atmosphere in the restaurant was one of elegance yet still fun!

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the atmosphere of The Roof and that the food is so good! It’s great to be able to try a variety of gourmet foods during one meal. Our server was so knowledgeable and on top of everything we may need. Will be going back for sure!

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

The service was fantastic Meghan our waitress was outstanding, the food excellent

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife come for the ambiance and the salmon. We were very dissappointed there was no salmon. First time in years we haven't seen the salmon.

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LB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Highly recommend The Roof.

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

Wonderful experience! They were able to accommodate us with a view of the Temple per our request, as it was our anniversary.
Food was great, service excellent. Thank you!

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

Wonderful! Can’t wait to go back! Food was excellent, loved the steak and mint chocolate cake!

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

One of the best restaurants in SLC! You can't beat the location, view, ambiance and variety of delicious food.

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I booked our table for four people. I was taking my two grandson's who just received the Aaronic Priesthood. Our reservation was at 12:30 pm. When I arrived I was told that they did not have a table for four people, even though I had reserved one. I was told we could wait for a table but it would take some time before one would be available. They offered me two window tables, each only holding 2 people. My goal was to have an adult type dinner with my two grandson's, instead my grandboys wanted to eat together and we didn't have the experience that I had planned. I was very disappointed!! I have eaten at The Roof many times. When I placed my reservation I was never told that it was only a "lunch style" buffet. I was looking forward to the great food I had always had in the past. I could have gone to any other sandwich shop or even The Garden across the hall and had the same type of meal for a less expensive price. So very disappointed in our experience!!

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

Excellent Food with a tremendous view at the temple. High Value for the Price.

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

I love that place..the sevice, food and the view are the best!!!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of Salt Lake City from the 10th floor. The buffet is delicious. Piano is a nice touch.

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

We went to The Roof to celebrate my wife's birthday. The staff was incredible! They personalized the experience to us beyond what we expected. The view was incredible, and the piano player made the atmosphere was fun. The food was amazing! I definitely ate more than I should, but I couldn't help myself because it was so delicious.

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

While the food was decent and much better than a typical buffet, I do not feel the value for the money is very good. The special that night was NY Steak, and it was all cooked on the well done side which made it not very enjoyable. The prime rib, while tasty, was also on the verge of being over cooked. The highlight was the rolls.

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g
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service staff fabulous. Ambience and views spectacular. Presentation was very nice but not overawed with quality of food. It is a buffet so expectations should not be too great. For the cost a few add'l entrees would not be unexpected. *one of our party was gluten and dairy allergic and there were adequate choices for his dinner. Gluten free options more so than dairy AND gluten free. It is a lovely place to spend a special eve. Wish ppl would be cognitive of dress code but we have become a very lax society, unfortunately

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

Food was excellent the service was the best and so was the view mine and my family’s experience was overall one well worth the money and the shared memory that will last a long time we so much appreciate the live piano music And the dining atmosphere

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

We absolutely love this place! It is a little more spendy than most places but it is so so worth it!! Definitely a break from the norm to celebrate a special occasion.

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Q
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, beautiful piano music with a talented pianist. Food was good and the customer service was outstanding.

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

Our party had a good time. The place has a nice ambience and beautil views. Food in general was really good, except for the New York steaks which were rather dry and a little hard. Desserts were outstanding. All in all a very good experience. I would certainly recommend it.

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BH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mormon motif throughout the restaurant, doesn't serve beer/wine/booze, but excellent otherwise.

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RR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, excellent selection. Service was wonderful. Live piano music and spectacular view made for a great evening.

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KT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I spent ALOT of money on good, but very limited food. Service was great but ambiance was lacking. I also made a reservation and asked for, and was promised, a certain view with flowers and a special note...they didn't deliver and it was very disappointing. I dont think I will go back.

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RK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion.

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L
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We love The Roof and will return, however, this visit was less than we expected. The salad bars seem to have less choices, there wasn't any other choice besides Prime Rib and before there was Ham. Everything seemed to have pepper on it, which I do not like. The service was impeccable as usual, the rolls were fabulous and the view was unbeatable.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. One could learn a lot about how to be a proper server by watching the impeccable service ar The Roof.

If you drive a bigger vehicle or intend to stay more than 3 hours you're better off parking at City Creek than The Joseph Smith Building.

I would not recommend this as a restaurant for children, even if you can afford it.

The food is outstanding!

One need not pile their plate high and deep nor make a dozen trips simply because the food is presented buffet style.

You'll never find a better view nor more romantic restaurant.

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M
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was out first time there!! We were very happy with our experience. We would do it all over again!

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at the Roof Top.
The food was amazing. Thank you

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KZ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have only been to The Roof once before. I had a great time then and this time as well. Being able to sit down and look out the window and see the temple and the Sunset is amazing. Best time is when they light up the trees during the holidays at the temple. Magical!!

The food is amazing. The options are limited to what you would expect at a buffet, however, the quality makes up for the quantity. The selection of meats are mouth watering. the salads and anti-pasta compliment perfectly. Desserts!!!

Finally, listening to the pianist rounds out the ambiance. It definitely set the tone for an amazing dinner.

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CH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 5 was extremely satisfied with our dining experience. We had a great table with lots of light & wonderful view of the Temple. The food was delicious with lots of variety. No feeling of being rushed, nice background music. Couldn’t have been better. THANK YOU!!!

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Responded on March 29, 2019

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view and service. The food is always Delicious and they always have a wide array of foods to choose from. The live piano music is also so wonderful to sit and listen to. We really enjoy our experience every time we go.

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Responded on March 25, 2019

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Will definitely be going back.

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Responded on March 29, 2019

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ER
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went here and enjoyed it. We do plan to go back. They are accomodating and helpful. The service was good. It was not to the level of crumbing the table and ensuring we had clean silverware but it was nice. It’s a good date place or would be good for business meals.

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Responded on March 25, 2019

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

Wish the napkins weren’t folded every time you leave the table.

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Responded on March 25, 2019

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always know I’m in for a beautiful dining experience when I attend the roof. I brought my best friend here for her birthday tonight, she’s from out of state, and she just loved it. She said she has never eaten at such a beautiful, delicious place before. She wants to come back the next time she visits

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Responded on March 25, 2019

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

excellent service! The waitresses did a fine job in making us feel comfortable. Answered our questions very well. Gave great recommendations on foods to try as well as drinks. Wonderful view of the city. The flowers that I ordered where excellent! just the right colors! Thanks!

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Responded on March 29, 2019

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place to celebrate any occasion. Although expensive the atmosphere alone was worth the price.

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Responded on March 25, 2019

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