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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.
HOLIDAY PRICING NOVEMBER 24 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2018
HOLIDAY PRICING - Adult $49.95, Vegetarian $35.00, Children 7-11 $20.00 Children 4-6 $10.00
Christmas Eve - Adult $59.95, Vegetarian $49.95, Children 7-11 $34.95, Children $24.95

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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4.5

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 (45)
Special Occasion (44)
Scenic View (41)
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Romantic (34)
Good for a Date (31)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Live Music (16)
Cozy (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Business Meals (11)
Seasonal (11)
Fun (9)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our annual tradition for more than two decades. Just the two of us!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 2 days ago

I love this place. Such an amazing view!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing restaurant that surpassed my high expectations. I will be dining here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Live Music, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Business Meals, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great and the view fantastic. My one complaint is that the buffet lines weren’t managed. You almost had to elbow your way in to get food because there wasn’t any particular line or order.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined 3 days ago

So disappointed in this restearaunt for the money we spent which was $350 the staff was rude and one waitress even rolled her eyes at our 7year old daughter when she wished her a merry Christmas and thanked her for helping her. Absolutely saddened by their behavior. Won't be go In back, this has been a tradition for a long time but service people have really home down hill. Extremely sad to end a tradition based on that. Our family spent over $700 total for sub par service.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place to eat!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful view and great buffet. The service was very good and there was lots of food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was my daughter-in-laws birthday. She has a severe peanut allergy. I noted on my reservation about the allergy. I then talked to the restaurant they assured me there were no peanuts. I had been there before and hadn’t seen any. So then called a second time to double check and was assured that there weren’t any. I requested a menu but nothing regarding any nut was listed.
I was assured that our waitress and the restaurant had been made aware. They had not been made aware.
Well not only did they have nuts, they had a bowl of mixed nuts on both ends of the buffet and peanut bars on the desert table. Since the kitchen is small, there was no possible way of not having cross contamination. She didn’t get to eat for her birthday. Disappointed. So FYI there are high allergens and high possibility for cross contamination for: Shell fish and all nuts.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great service. Wonderful food.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Service is normally excellent, but this time our server was way less than attentive. several times I ran out of drink, and when we asked for something it took a long time to get it to us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything about our experience at The Roof was fantastic. Our server was exceptional, the view unbeatable!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love the ambiance at the restaurant, however, when I am paying $50 per plate I hate feeling like I’m at Golden Corral while waiting in a crowded line. I am sad at my last visit as I have fond memories of the the Roof, but it felt like an overpriced cruise buffet I would suggest a different buffet layout as far as the movement of people as it feels cheep. Also the food quality needs work.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The roof was a beautiful place to celebrate our anniversary! The service was great, the food was delicious and the view was outstanding. I would definitely come back and recommend this place to others!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I liked the place. The service is grate, but the food is really bad for the price that one's pays

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. We really enjoyed it and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I absolutely LOVED my visit to the Roof!! the food ! the staff! the view! all perfect!! cant wait till my next visit! i already told all my family and friends about it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The atmosphere and view of the temple are great whether you are LDS or not. While the service was good, and we had a great date night with good noise level for intimate conversation, the food was truly a disappointment. It is difficult to justify a high price with any buffet style dinner menu, unless you offer fantastic food. This was just regular buffet food with a high price. Reminds us of the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Vegas with a beautiful interior and a great view of the strip, but they can save money on the food because their guests are distracted by the glitz.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner was fabulous! We enjoyed the delicious prime rib, ham, salads and soups. We especially enjoyed the desserts! The bread pudding with caramel sauce is the best!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing food and view. The service was great and I would recommend to all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The view was amazing, the staff was wonderful and the food was great. Saw earlier reviews critical of the food and have no clue what they ate but the prime rib I ate May have been the best I have ever eaten. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved the view from our window seat. The staff were happy and intergenic. The food was on point and the drinks were above par. The flowers were on the table per our conversation. We really loved Heather on the piano and she one hundred percent made the difference in our experience. Amazing music picks from Chopin to David Lanz to the man from snowy river... SHE WAS AMAZING!! Our server engaged Us in conversation and had a real nice Personal Touch. It was a perfect night in every way.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Live Music, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I treated my boyfriend to the Anniversary Inn and The Roof for his birthday. The food was delicious and they gave my boyfriend a special dessert for his birthday. He loved it and I loved it!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our dinner experience. We had a party of 7.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of my favorite places! The atmosphere, the view, the service, and the food are all top notch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Lovely venue. Waiter Dereck was terrific. So was the piano player Beck. It is a bit too pricey for an evening meal with my daughter. Even with the 20 percent off as a COB hostess, it was $90. Really a lot on a retirement budget. But the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service with great view. Would recommend to frends and family great anniversary date

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The rolls were not great, mashed potatoes were bland, veggies were either crunchy or very soft, pasta was over cooked, salad bar was good, dessert tasted store bought. Very conservative location, great view of the capital and temple, no alcohol. For the price and quality, I don't think we would go back.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was such a huge disappointment. Kabobs, steak couldn't even chew it. Vegetables old. Penne Pasta so overcooked. Desserts looked pretty but cheap and not good tasting. Garden Room from now on. It was our anniversary celebration. Waiter was fabulous.
801 259 2978.
Had diareah for 24 hours

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The view was beautiful. The food was mediocre definitely not worth the cost. The tables didn't allow you to push in your chair. The Staff were awesome.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great view, good food, nice atmosphere, good service. A little expensive but worth it. Let them know if it's a special occasion when you make the reservations they go out of the way to make it special for your party.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had the worst possible table I think, couldn't take any good pics from there, of course that is the less important.
I found a hair in my food and the only fix was our server saying, let me take that away from you... Nothing else.
There was flies at least around our table and for the price of almost 50 dollars per person anyone would expect a different dinning experience...
The views around the restaurant are quite nice..
Don't think I would recommend nor come back.

Thank you

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The roof is a great restaurant. The food is amazing and so fresh. The view as you eat is a experience you will never forget.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Beautiful scenery, excellent ambience, great value.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was my first time eating at The Roof. I had heard good reviews and it is true. The service is excellent and the food is great. I recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very good meal and beautiful view.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

LOVED it! Amazing setting, excellent food, great service.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The buffet is abundant and the view is spectacular.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Really fun place to go for special occasions. Romantic and a great view - which is the main reason to go.
The food is decent but overpriced. The selection is okay, but the prime rib has always been very rare.
The tables for two are very small, if you get the flowers they will take over your table.
It’s kind of an odd choice to have it as a buffet. I think I’d enjoy it more as a regular menu restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The service was awesome! They were very accommodating with us!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The steak we had was exceptional. The rest of the food was excellent as well, but the steak was my favorite. There's always prime rib to choose from too, which was pretty tasty. I just wished I would have had more room to try more of the desserts, but I filled myself up too much with the delicious entrees they had.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food
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