Tiburon Fine Dining

4.9
1968 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tiburon Fine Dining has quietly become one of Utah's premier restaurants. Tiburon is located in the south end of the Salt Lake valley in an unassuming building that formerly housed a fruit stand. But don't be fooled, Tiburon serves award-winning contemporary American cuisine ranging from pan-seared Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras and Madiera syrup to Black Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna with Honey and Soy Marinated Carrots. The Crab Cakes consistently win best in the state and the salads are raved about by the locals. But it does not end with the food, service is always top-notch. Led by a staff that has been with owners since its opening in 1999, guests always feel welcomed in the warm and friendly atmosphere. And in the Summer with it's patio dining. Tiburon is the place to dine in the South Valley.
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Brian
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Wonderful menu filled with fresh options!

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vipEtski
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved Tiburon as always. Whenever they have a deal, we can’t resist!

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vipBillC
Salt Lake City
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service as always. Staff was very friendly and meal was cooked perfectly as requested.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiburon never disappoints, everything I ate was delicious as always, recommend to everyone for a date night or a special occasion.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great date night to finally get out during the pandemic. Clean, quiet, calming and plenty of space between tables. Service was great and the food was delicious!

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vipSlccpl
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tiburon has amazing food. Steak And elk cooked perfectly. Service is always good. We love Kenzie but all are great (Ryan). Very attentive. Any requests are quickly fulfilled. Love that they seem to have a nightly special. Tried the pork last time and, again, perfectly cooked.

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

Fabulous as always! Best meal and service we have had for a long time!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to go to... great job everyone that works there and the owner

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here! Great place to have a date night

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CE101
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal as always. We go to this restaurant quite often and are never disappointed. The service is top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, the waitress was incredibly nice and welcoming, and the overall experience was amazing!

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Elle67
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Tiburon for many years now. We continue to dine here for our special occasions because it never disappoints! Consistently the service, food and overall experience is exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall I did enjoy my dining experience but there were a couple of things that definitely need to be improved. I was surprised when I walked in at the casual nature of the restaurant. When I see the word “fine dining” as part of the restaurant name I expected a bit more high end ambience. I was the first one to sit down at my table while waiting for the three others in my party. After sitting for a couple of minutes someone brought three waters and a water pitcher to my table. When she was holding the water pitcher with her plastic gloves she was touching the area where the water comes out. This bothered me because I could not imagine that her gloves were fresh and clean. Why set a water pitcher on a table at a fine dining restaurant? Because you don’t want to come and refill my water as much as I need it? It bothered me. I did eventually ask the server to take the water pitcher off of the table since we ordered appetizers and needed room for them in addition to our salads. Our server who I believe was named Ryan did a nice job providing good service. We ordered the scallops and pork belly for an appetizer. The scallops were still filled with grit which was also very surprising for a fine dining restaurant. The others in my party were enjoying them just fine so I chose not to say anything to keep things enjoyable at our table. For my entrée I ordered the filet with mushrooms and a yummy demiglaze. It was very tasty. For dessert I ordered the crème brûlée which was also very tasty. I was surprised at a fine dining restaurant that the crème brûlée was just served to the table rather than torched table side. I feel like there are some things that can really step up the experience at a fine dining establishment. I live nearby this restaurant and look forward to going back and trying some other things on the menu.

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vipMb197031
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent best restaurant in town

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HeidiG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong dining at Tiburon. Every menu item is to live for! If you are a "foodie" or just want to try something new, you will be pleased.

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dirthead
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service was fast and prompt. Food was incredible. I had the elk, which just melted in my mouth. The special, surf and turf was just as good. Dinner was quiet which made it nice to have a conversation with my date. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food.

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nkriddick
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling on vacation. We are from Texas, so we know our steak. This was WONDERFUL, great service, very clean.

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HeidiG
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner! The service is always as excellent as the meal. Thank you for following safety precautions. Looking forward to dining here again soon!

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beatak
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and moderate prices. Elk dish with mashed potatoes, asparagus and mushrooms was my favorite. Hubby had a surf and turf special. Steak was cooked perfectly and shrimp had a nice smoky flavor. Overall this was a nice dinning experience. Will be returning.

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ColbyH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent, will definitely be going back!

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NateN
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The service was great. Tiburon is hidden gem in Sandy.

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StephanyM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, all the waitresses were incredibly welcoming! The food was fantastic. Will recommend to friends and family.

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JRSLC
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was great, service was great! My only complain would be that it was a bit chilly in the back room where we were seated. Other than that it was a wonderful night out!

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chuck
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal and service

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vipStephen
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given that we're just about in Fall, the outside table was an initial concern. However, the table location, the service, and the food were what I expect from Tiburon. The elk entree did not need a steak knife - so tender that it broke apart...excellent! Will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is so nice and the inside feels like a clever open floor plan cottage.

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LindaW
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the screened patio. At one point a pesky fly came through the open door to the outside dining area. That was the only annoying thing about our experience -- and was certainly no one's fault.

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vipTutkin
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food in Salt Lake! Great menu choices, appetizers, desserts and Entrees are all excellent. Great service!
Nice patio and cozy decor inside!

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vipLarryb
Salt Lake City
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

It was my choice for a birthday dinner. The food was fantastic as usual. The service was uncomfortable. The waiter rushed us from the minute we sat down even though we repeatedly told him it was a celebration and to slow down. He even tried to take my salad plate while my fork was in my hand and I was chewing. Forget about being offered a dessert for my birthday. As soon as the fork went down from the entree he brought us the check so we went out elsewhere for dessert.

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ScottJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice quiet place to enjoy dinner food was excellent

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NathanRC52
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Salt Lake City restaurant. The food is always great and the presentation is artistic. It is far superior to any other dining experience in the city.

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LanceW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, service and food!

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MikeV
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe our server was Ryan. She was amazing, food was excellent, as expected!!

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time. Our server was excellent and the food was amazing. Thank you!

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BestFood
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Utah, hands down! - It will forever be one of our favorites, highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First the server was over on her job had to tell her we need another minute 3 times slow service do not know how to cook wild game I order a rare elk and it came out under blue the temp for an elk fair should be 135 and it was ice cold I asked for them to fix it and all they did was put it in the salamander and when I asked if that’s all they did I got lied to to my face I’ve been a chef for 10 years I know that was just thrown in a salamander will not go again was my first time and for fine dinning was not at all in the slightest

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Tiburon! It’s one of our favorite places to go for dinnerB the food and service is always amazing!

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vipJenniferJ
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio and it was so nice to eat out again. All guidelines were adhered to and we felt very safe.

The food was delicious. We enjoyed the crab cakes for apps, I had the filet which was so tender and decadent with the mushrooms. My hubby had the rib eye which was just as good


Definitely worth the splurge.

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TomA
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Looking for a special place our anniversary. From out of town, so relied on reviews and was pleased with decision. Wine list and service were first rate. The menu offered a variety of options, each with a interesting twist of flavor combinations. Presentation was excellent. Accompaniments, bread, salad and sorbet were nicely done. Overall a very nice dining experience.

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Tiburon Fine Dining is rated 4.9 stars by 1968 OpenTable diners.

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.