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

over a year ago

It is a great roof in doing exceptional work and that has great customer service to get great exposure.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

not good – great view but the food was not worth the money or time. I have been to. Much better olaces for much less.

I dont like shrimp, that might be part of my problem, but I really didn't,t like anything they had. The fish was not good, the prime rib was not great, the chix cordon blue-bland.

I would never tell a friend to try it, even if the view was great.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

overpriced for food that has been sitting under a heat lamp all day – we got there and were starving, but didn't make any reservations. they made us wait 20 minutes to be seated, which seemed understandable. when they finally seated us, we found that the restaurant was almost completely empty! there were at least 30 tables they could have found for us. it was as if they wanted us to feel like we were second rate in an exclusive place. we were impressed with the view and the presentation, but the food was still mediocre. no where in the restaurant, not even the menu, did it say the price of the buffet. we thought we would be paying around $20-25 per person. when we got the bill, we found out it was $38 per person! And drinks are not included! That is more than the bellagio and wynn in vegas (and those places have about 5 times as much food - including seafood!). save your money and get a freshly cooked meal someplace else.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Overated?? Who are you people?? – The Roof is just one of those restaurants that you must eat at!!! The service was amazing and friendly, I felt like they anticipated my every desire before I even had to ask. The view of course is worth the price alone, not to mention the food! The desserts of course were the best part. As for the other reviews suggesting this restaurant is overated I would have to sincerely disagree. Where else can you get all you can eat gourmet food with excellent service for this price. Reall!!!! When my wife and I eat out at other places like Applebees we are a few bucks shy of spending the same amount! This place really has it all!!!! Not to mention I requested Lamb when I made my reservation and they had it for me, and my wife has several food allergies and the accomodated her every need with specical dishes straight from the chef!! Really they don't make restuarants like this anymore!! You have got to try it!!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

they have it all – This is a great place to eat. The prime rib is always perfect. I love the jumbo shrimp and the desserts. The servers are so helpful to recommend some wounderful drinks. They don't serve alcohol, but have some really fun drinks. You need to try their italian soda. Don't miss the chance to listen to a great pianist, enjoy the view, and mmmmmm the food!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The place to be – The roof is outstanding!!! We go to the roof all the time. It is the place to be for celebrating. The food is always spectacular. We have learned to pace ourselves so we have room to sample everything. With so many choices you are sure to find something you love! They have friendly staff that go out of their way to give you a great experience. We are particularly fond of the live piano music. You don't see that in most restaurants. I would recommend that you call ahead for reservations especially on the weekends. It's a great place to celebrate your anniversary. They even offer to order flowers for you when you make a reservation. Who does that??? The roof is the place to be!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Beautiful view bad food – Can't rave enough about the view but the food...yuck way over cooked, over seasoned and bland somehow. The desserts were good but I've had much better, heck I make much better. I have been here twice and had hoped that my experience years ago was a fluke but it wasn't. If you go don't waste your money on red meat. The wait was horrible and everyone was really casual. It felt weird to be all dressed up for my anniversary.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Paying for the view, not the food – My wife and I dined at The Roof this weekend and were greatly disappointed. The food was universally underwelming....tough meat, bland pasta salad, watery chowder, flavorless fish. Only the dinner rolls and mashed potatoes were delicious but that far from justify's the $90 we spent.

Many reviews for The Roof here seem to pit Mormons vs Non-Mormons. This is of course silly when it comes to reviewing a restaurant. For the record I would like to say that my wife and I are Mormon Church members in good standing and still despised this experience. You can even tell my bishop I said so!

This meal would have been okay had the total check come to about $35 instead of $90. The food here simply doesn't justify the price. If you want top notch chowder, fish, and desserts, go to Market Street. If you want a fabulous steak, go to Ruth's Chris.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Overrated – My wife and I went to eat at the Roof for our anniversary. The building and view were amazing, but the food was...lacking. The buffet has less of a selection than Golden Corral, with the same quality food. For what we paid I was expecting steak made-to-order, or at least something "high end". The foodwas definitely not befitting of the price. It was a nice experience because of the view, but other than that, not worth it.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. Disappointed that there was no wine menu. The view was absolutely gorgeous, however the food was nothing worth getting excited about. I think it is overrated, the front staff and waiter were snobby.

Not worth the price if you just want a nice view of the temple.

Dessert bar was good though.

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