1166 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410640.725392 -111.857328
Neighborhoods: Sugar House
Best Eats in Sugarhouse – BEST place in Sugarhouse. I took my husband there the other evening wanting to try something different. I had one of their pasta dishes in dill sauch w/chicken and let me tell you.....mmmmmm doesn't do it justice. One of the best pasta dishes I've had since living in Europe 8 years ago. My husband LOVED their pizza. With him living in Italy most of his childhood he KNOWS pizza. The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was quite different. Can't wait to go back again and again and again.
Awesome spicy vodka pasta with shrimp!!! – I like Brookside quite a bit. I've been eating there off and on for five or six months after a friend turned me on to the place. On warm days I like their patio. They have a cool patio by the side of the brook (hence the name). I generally get their kabobs, but the other day I tried something new and got the spicy vodka pasta with shrimp. I have to say that I think I found my new favorite dish! The portion was huge, and the shrimp were fresh, not rubbery.
Their service is good too. I'm writing this review becuase while I was eating my pasta, their assistant manager took the time to come and talk to me, see how my food and the service was. I told him they were great and he asked me to put my opinion here. I have to say that I'm happy to do it because I'm a frequent restaurant goer, and I generally eat at nicer restaurants, and even at those places I RARELY ever get a manager who come and checks on me just because they want to make sure I'm happy. I was impressed.
Good food, clean atmosphere, trendy decorating, awesome patio and awesome spicy vodka pasta!!!
Great place all around – I used to work here. I still eat there. I worked there because i loved the food. Its is hard work because it is cleaner than you can imagine. The old manager and some employees were fired and made up bad review. One of them even puts there own name Ha Ha. Make up whatever you want. People who go see that its first class. Specially recently.
Wow. You sank low this time. – My friend told me that the owner, and his staff write good reviews to try and cover up all the bad reviews. They dont want you to know the truth. The service is bad, the location is great, the food isnt good, and the only reason to go there is to drink some beer.
Really Weird Experience – Ive eaten at Brookside a couple times, and the food is okay. But the main problem is the service, and the way the service is treated. My husband and I went to Brookside not too long ago, planning to enjoy a nice meal, when we definately got more than we bargained for. First of all, we recieved our wilted salads, and when we pointed out how wilted it was, the server ignored the situation. Apparently their salads are always like that! Ew. When we recieved our yellow (chicken) kabobs, the color was a bit off-putting. They were tastey though, and definately Brooksides claim to fame. But the worst part of our dining experience was when the owner, a man who sits in the corner booth playing on his computer, started yelling at the server. He was using innapropriate language, and the whole restaurant could hear. I thought it was really unprofessional. In retrospect, I would have taken my business else where. But hindsight is 20/20, and now I know better. My recommendation is to stay away, and get better food and service somewhere else for the same price.
Great date place, Inexpensive, and Fun! – I've been eating at Brookside for over a year now, and I can't believe the bad reviews below! I have never received bad service, or even sub-par service. The faces are always friendly and welcoming. But even better than the service is the food. The food is always fresh and delicious. I recently attended a private party at Brookside a couple of weeks ago for a friends' wedding luncheon and it was done professionally and efficiently. Our drinks were full the whole lunch, and we never had to ask for refills. Needless to say, I love Brookside. The food is great, and the service is great!
Best deal in SLC – I have read a few of these recent bad reviews. They are lies. This place has never had only one table on the patio on a Saturday night. I knew right then it was just someone being mean. This is the best atmosphere and best fresh made daily food in Salt lake City no doubt. And two people said they spent $80 dollars on dinner. You can have dinner there for not much more than $20. Perhaps they drank $80 of wine and couldnt even write a fair review. this place is a credit to local business standing up against the constant influx of bad food chains that come in and take over with giant advertising budgets. I hope i can eat there fo at least another 7 years.
Great place to eat – I would just like to say, I don't agree with the last couple of comments. My family and I go there once a week and we haven't ever had a bad experience. The food is always great and always cooked perfectly. Sometimes the restaurant is so busy that we would expect to wait a little longer but thats not the case, they waitress are so efficient that you don't even notice. The food is wonderful and I would highly recommend it.
What happened? – Too bad, Brookside used to be a great restaurant. I don't know if they are under new management, or any management. The food has gone downhill and so has the service. We had asked for a few more minutes to look over the menu when 10 minutes goes by, the waiter actually looking at us (staring back at her with our menus closed) and still cont to talk to her coworker. Then the dressing on my salad tasted like pure vinegar. Then she went to refill my husbands ice tea and continued to fill it until the drink spilled onto the table. We had to ask for utensils etc and I don't know how they stay in business, there is never enough customers to require the amount of staff they always have on hand- which would be nice if it was great food accompanied by great service. It's a shame they are occupying space when all those other shops had to leave Sugarhouse due to the construction along highland.
RUN!!! – Who was paid to write the rave revues? Do NOT believe them and DO NOT go to this restaurant. There is no way this was just a "bad experience" on a bad night. Brookside should be ASHAMED of themselves. This is one of the most desirable locations in Salt Lake City and this restaurant is an embarassment to a prime hot spot. The outdoor patio was pathetic. Bright lighting, stacked up chairs everywhere, no attempt to even make it some what inviting. The service was indifferent and slow even though there were only 5 customers in the entire restaurant (and on a Saturday night--that should have been our first clue). The warm glass of chardonnay that the waitress brought to me could have been just an oversight if everything else hadn't SUCKED, which brings me to the food. Both my husband and I ordered the prime filet mignon which is claimed as "the best filet in Salt Lake" on the menu. They were both cooked incorrectly, sent back, still rare after 2nd attempt and pretty much tasted "stewed" after that. The salad, vegetables and rice were covered with cayenne pepper in an attempt to distract from the fact that they too, sucked. It was one of the worst dining experiences ever. After an $80 bill--we ended up at Wendys. Do yourself a favor--don't believe the revues as we did--they were either written when the restaurant was under different ownership or paid endorsements. This place should close its doors.
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