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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
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music every night and during select daytime special event openings.
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.
Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
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
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.
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 :)
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.
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. :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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