Roof Restaurant

(801) 539-1911 | View Website

15 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84150

40.769416 -111.890072

Open Hours

Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, $$  more

Tags: Brunch, Local Favorite, Quiet, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill

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Menu
Reuben Sandwich, Steak Salad, Smothered Burrito, Turkey Dinner, Fish and Chips, Smoked Spare Ribs, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Loaded Kettle Chips, Fried Dill Pickles, Fried Calamari and Artichokes... more

Reviews for Roof Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Dessert Buffet Ever! – Okay, if you love buffets, but want a gourmet buffet - this is your place! And I love their dessert buffet. Their creme brulee is to die for. You can have your choice from about 15 different decadent desserts. The presentation is awesome as well, each item on the dessert menu looks like a photograph from a foodie magazine. Enough about the desserts - there are also several main course choices too - the kind you'd get to choose from on a cruise ship. And if all of this isn't enough - there is the view!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Eh, it was okay. – My husband and I went here for his birthday. We were SO disappointed in the service. Both of us have worked as servers for years and know what good service is (and isn't). For a buffet-style restaurant, good service is quite easy, and our server didn't refill our drinks or take dirty plates away which makes it really difficult to eat on the little tables. The view, of course, was amazing and very romantic. We loved the piano player. I really enjoyed the little creme brulees, but was almost too full for dessert, so my advice is to save room. The food was good, but not amazing--especially for the price you're paying. It's a fun experience to be there with the view and the atmosphere, but I wouldn't go back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

People who feel like seeing the temple is being preached to need not apply – It's funny to read about people being uncomfortable about the 'conservative' atmosphere. I guess this means that they're dissapointed that you can't get slammed on alcohol and make and idiot of themselves. These kinds of people may be more comfortable at a sports bar. I dine at the roof on my anniversary every year and it's great. I highly recommend it.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Nice Vegas type buffet – The Roof reminded me of one of the more expensive buffets in Las Vegas but with fewer choices. The food was excellet by buffet standards but the choices were fewer then I expected. Most of the tables I observed had at least a partial view of Temple Square. The three mariage proposals I observed I a little under two hours there made me feel a little out of place. If you have never been there it is definatly worth a try but I also think there are better dinning options in Salt Lake City for the same price.

The bill for my wife and I was $80.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Restaurant or publicity stunt? – Not quite sure what to make of The Roof. It certainly gives a nice 'in your face' view of the mormon temple, but the restaurant itself isn't really all that great...unless you like buffet style. If I'm going to a high-priced 9.3 restaurant, then I better have the food brought to me. This certainly spoiled the mood for me. Not to mention the very crowded feel to the whole place.

They made nice attempts at making it romantic, but I felt way too uncomfortable with the lack of privacy and the ultra-conservative settings. If you don't mind elderly people staring at you and make obvious comments about your not-so-conservative attire (strapless blouse) as you eat, then you will love this place. If you want to have fun and feel like it's okay to laugh and be a little flirty DO NOT go here. Romantic? NO I don't have anything against our senior citizen population, but I think they must all dine here on the weekends, and I wonder if they all work in that temple that you stare at?

So about the publicity stunt with the temple. It obviously works, because it definitely is an attention getter; however, I really wish the main attraction was the restaurant, the food, and the service....all which were just mediocre.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

WAY OVER RATED!! – Our experience at the Roof Restaurant was far from enjoyable! To begin with, they seated the 2 of us where we were squeezed against the wall/partition with no elbow room whatsoever. Regarding the food, the only things that were half way edible were the salads and the desserts. I'm a prime rib connoisseur, and the cold and tasteless prime rib was yuckey! The other meat courses were lacking as well For far, far less money, the friday night prime rib buffet at the Chinese Gourmet Buffet in Murray is infinitesimally superior to this joint! All in all, it was a bad expensive experience that we will never engage in again! It's truly a mystery why the LDS church would put their name and reputation in the ownership of such a poor, poor extremely over priced eating establishment!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

CONSERVATIVE! EXPENSIVE! TOO L.D.S.! – This roof top buffet is great if your one of 40,000 L.D.S. dentist's living in utah, conservative, and rich. The food is good and it is romantic but it's like having your honeymoon night with your parents in the same room. The entire mindset of everyone at this restaurant is one of L.D.S., conservative, and republican. We prefer a restaurant that's a little less expensive and more open minded and liberal. For this reason we will not eat here again.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Where do I start! – WOW! Talk about getting what you pay for and then some. Once the bill is paid you enter a whole other world of delectible delights. Prime rib, fresh friut, any dessert you can imagine! All delicately displayed. Live piano music keeps the mood in the air as you look out over the world-renown temple square. Reservations are a must and request a window seat if just for two.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Our Holiday Experience – We, had a wonderful experience at this restaurant.

Window view was breathtaking, piano music perfect

with the season, mood setting, not overbearing.

Food presentation marvelous, quality very high, variety pleasantly surprised. Desserts, if I could buy them and have them shipped to me it would be great. Especially, the almond cherry round cookie. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Diana Lewallen

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Elegant buffet dining and a view of Temple Square from 10 stories up give new meaning to "living the high life." – The Scene
The dining room is elegant, but patrons are casually dressed and comfortable. The Roof caters to both intimate diners and large groups. And you won't find a better view of Temple Square.

The Food
A buffet menu is served with a dash of refinement. You'll find a mix of hearty salads and a variety of entrees with simple sauces. A carver stands by to serve ham and prime rib. Warm, flaky rolls are brought to the table with honey butter. As for main dishes, make sure to sample a little of everything. Best bets are the ham and prime rib, but be sure to save room for dessert. There's an eye-popping array of sumptuous sweets, including cakes, cobblers, mousses and flan.

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