The Roof Restaurant

4.5
2788 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 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.

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Shawn
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CelesteC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 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 Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

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JenniferC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food and atmosphere located right by the temple

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on March 9, 2020

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Flushemup
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BalletGem
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 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 Restaurant
Responded on March 9, 2020

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AilaniM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and it was wonderful

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on March 9, 2020

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ElizabethM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 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 Restaurant
Responded 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.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 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 Restaurant
Responded on March 7, 2020

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JasonB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 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 Restaurant
Responded on March 9, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Our waitress, Janet was incredible.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

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TeryS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 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 Restaurant
Responded 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!

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 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 Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

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DaleG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 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.

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SueM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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 Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

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vipJudyK
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 28, 2020

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LoriM
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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 Restaurant
Responded on February 28, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Average buffet with limited choices.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 22, 2020

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AaronV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 26, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food was great!!!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 28, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 2 birthdays!

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 26, 2020

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BenjaminJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 22, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BretE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had an enjoyable time. The waitress was fantastic.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 18, 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 Restaurant
Responded on February 28, 2020

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LarryC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 22, 2020

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RichardW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 17, 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 Restaurant
Responded 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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 Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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 Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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DaWa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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 Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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VeronicaS
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 Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food was amazing and service was too

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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 Restaurant
Responded 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!

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RonH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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 Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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TriciaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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BJRJ
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Awesome atmosphere! My wife has wanted me to take her there for a while, so I took her on Valentine's Day. Definitely a good, romantic date.

The Roof Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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The Roof Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2788 OpenTable diners.

The Roof Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://templesquare.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.