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About The Roof Restaurant

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

15 East South Temple
10th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
State Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 539-1911

Website:
http://www.templesquare.com/dining/the-roof-restaurant/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Pedro Mauricio

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.

The Roof Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (54)
Special Occasion (52)
Scenic View (47)
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Romantic (42)
Good for a Date (33)
Live Music (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Cozy (17)
Seasonal (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent ambient and the service was great excellent people too

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined 3 days ago

The salad bar et al was very good. The prime rib was above average but disappointed they could not/would not give me a med-well slice. The steak slices, pork and chicken were dry and over cooked. The deserts were excellent. The servers were excellent. Based on the quality of the hot items the cost was overpriced. A better value at $30.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

it was mine & my husbands first time there. such a beautiful spot! & to top it off, SEEING THE VIEW of the beautiful temple & the rest of SLC! I HIGHLY recommend this place to people who are dating, engaged or even JUST married. it’s so worth it! SUPER BEAUTIFUL :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall, I thought that the experience was amazing. The view was breathtaking, and we loved the live music. Only thing was that we weren't really impressed with the buffet quality given the pricing. However, the desserts were indeed amazing. Just wish the entrees were more impressive, or perhaps at least more varied than the large selection of meats.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved it. Great food.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Took my fiancée here for Valentines Day. Everything was perfect. The food, the music, THE DESSERT... the only thing is that I feel like it’s a little too pricey. But I understand you are mainly paying for the view which is spectacular. The service was great. :)

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

It was amazing. Berkeley our waitress was amazing. The food was so good, and environment was just beautiful.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We loved coming here for our Valentine's celebration. The food is always amazing and it is such a romatic setting. The view is so breathtaking. Our server Derek was awesome. He was super nice and helpful and we enjoyed it more because of him. Derek took good care of us and we really appreciated that!! We love coming here for special occasions and eating the delicious food! Also the live piano music really sets the mood! Loved it!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The first time we tried to get to the restaurant was on a December weekend and although we had reservations 5 months in advance, it was impossible to find a parking place within 5 blocks of the building. We were in SLC 45 minutes before our reservation time and didn't even come close to making it to the Roof on time. To their credit, they didn't charge us the no show fee due to all the events going on downtown that evening. Plan ahead, especially on weekends in December.
We did make it in to the restaurant the evening before Valentines Day and had a very nice table next to the window overlooking temple square and downtown. Great views and enough spacing between the tables that we didn't feel we were sitting in on other peoples conversations. The entire staff were friendly and very helpful with recommendations and service. The prime rib, fish and shrimp were delicious. The other items tasted like food that had been sitting out in a buffet and not so fresh. Take small samples of things that look good the first round and get a feel for what tingles the taste buds and then gorge on the good stuff after that. To me, it seems the price tag is a bit steep for the food but I figure it makes up for it in service, location and all you can eat. Having a great date to share it with certainly makes the experience so much more enjoyable. Bon appetite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to this restaurant as it was labelled on of the best culinary experiences in SLC. The best way to describe the dinning experience would be a cruise ship on the 10th floor. There is nothing gourmet about a buffet.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The ambiance and views are incredible. The food was nothing special.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The roof is a great choice for any date night! It has a great view, friendly hosts, servers and waiters/waitresses. Food quality is amazing! You can’t go wrong with this restaurant!

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and the ambiance is perfect. The view is gorgeous.
The price is a little high for the food arrangement in my opinion.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were so disappointed. We used to go to the Roof 2 to 3x a year and we haven't been for about 2 years until last Saturday. The hostess looked like she just woke up. We asked our waitress to take our photo and she told us that she's so busy at the moment and she'll find someone else. The food was average. We will never go back nor recommend the Roof.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I liked The Roof restaurant tonight and it was a great evening. The piano was a little too loud and my date couldn’t hear from me for a while. Sometimes I felt like I had to shout to talk to her which was frustrating. The food was great but I wouldn’t say it’s worth $50 a plate. I’d rather have an entree I liked and an unlimited salad bar. The salad was super fresh and one of my favorite parts of the meal. Prime rib was meh, but I’m not a prime rib fan so don’t base you trying it on my opinion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was great. The view was so incredible. Do NOT sit anywhere near the piano. It was incredibly loud and literally impossible to talk to my wife across the table without shouting. It kind of spoiled the experience.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Just a fantastic place to enjoy good food, great view, relaxing environment, kind and polite staff.
Just a great dining experience

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Live Music, Cozy, People Watching
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The prime rib is always great but refills of specialty drinks are extra. The music is great but if you're expecting a formal atmosphere with a dress code look elsewhere. My husbands thoughts were "it felt like a rich Mormon funeral".

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Celebrating our anniversary and it was well worth it. We will be back for sure

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

No alcohol, of course, and food is very good but not spectacular, but the view and the super attentive and friendly staff made it a wonderful experience. Parking easy also.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went to the Roof for my husband's birthday. It was a wonderful night. The pianist played Happy Birthday, they put a little card on our table, and they brought out a dessert with a candle lit to him. The food was and always is incredible. The staff is friendly and timely. It is not super crowded, so you don't need to fight for food like other buffets. We also didn't feel rushed at all, which we were grateful for. Loved it! If it weren't so expensive, I would eat there a lot more.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was my first time at the roof restaurant celebrating my girlfriends bday and it was such a great experience, beautiful view and they had a great detail by bringing a little cake and playing the bday song on the piano for my girlfriend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The roof has great food, great view, and great service!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was amazing!!! The ambiance was even better but the cost is just a little too much! It's hard to justify that you're getting your money's worth at $50 a person.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place! Ambience was amazing. The buffet is fresh snd the food was incredible.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I’ll be short, the food is amazing. The service was great, and environment was very comforting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I enjoyed every single food item I tried. Oddly the bread pudding with caramel sauce was my favorite item of the evening but I love caramel. Atmosphere was amazing, the view was amazing, the food was incredible, and the staff took care of my requests for roses and a view. Would highly recommend to any of my friends.

Be prepared for a religion based evening as it is located in the Joseph Smith memorial building. Few conversations overheard from patrons on religious stories but I was fully aware prior to booking.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Absolutely amazing. The steak flank was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant was amazing! We came for our 10th wedding anniversary and will be back someday. Great food, wonderful view, amazing service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a wonderful experience - exceeded our expectations. The only "con" is that it was very very crowded and difficult to get to all the stations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding. Was really busy this weekend but it was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This place is a complete and utter rip-off! I took my wife here for our 10 year wedding anniversary thinking it was a classy place and fine dining. I knew it was buffet style, but I figured that it must be a very high quality buffet. Boy was I wrong! They charged $49.50 a person, for food that was the same quality that you would find at a Golden Coral type place. I am not exaggerating here. Mashed potatoes were incredibly oily and thin with way to much garlic. It was not palatable whatsoever. One of the meat dishes was completely raw inside. The deserts might have been purchased from the Wal-Mart bakery clearance section. I really do not understand how this place has so many good reviews. Believe me when I tell you that if you are expecting a fine dining experience with food that is at the $50 a plate price point, you will be as disappointed as we were. The Roof is nothing but a cheap low quality resort buffet masquerading as a fine dining establishment. No way in hell any real "chef" would put food out like this and charge that much. I will never go back and I will steer all of my friends away! DO NOT GO HERE! You are warned.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was ok. The fish was lukewarm, the prime rib was ok and most of the deserts tasted like they were store bought.

I lived in Vegas for 10 years and maybe my expectations are higher but I expected better for $50 per person. A Brazilian steakhouse seems more of a value after eating here.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lovely Holiday meal

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

For me and my wife it was a night to never be forgotten. Music was beautiful, it was calm and peaceful, didn't feel like we were rush to eat are food. It was overall wonderful!

Tags: Business Meals, Live Music, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I went to The Roof Restaurant the day before Christmas Eve. It has an absolutely amazing view over the Christmas lights, that combined with the live piano music creates a very romantic atmosphere. The food there was well prepared and cooked to perfection. If you have a special day prepared for a special someone or a family member there is no better way to top it off.

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very relaxing with a live piano and violin. We had a great view of temple square all lit up. The only downside is that the place is a bit pricey.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love the Roof! Great experience with family and fabulous food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The whole environment was splendid. The only thing I would complain about is the food. It was subpar. Not my favorite.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was good, but what you pay for is the view. Beautiful restaurant. If it were just a sit down and order restaurant it would be amazing. The buffet was good. Service was great. View was amazing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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