Salt Lake City Restaurants

The 2002 Winter Olympics cast Salt Lake City in a new, contemporary, more diverse light. Visitors discovered a panoply of cultural influences, brewpubs, ethnic flavors, and progressive chefs. Salt Lake City may not have the depth of restaurants seen in other big cities, but there are a couple of outstanding choices for nearly every budget and cuisine. Restaurants like Lamb’s Grill Café, Hire’s Big H, and Ruth’s Diner trace their roots back five-plus decades, and their colorful proprietors are more than willing to share the history they’ve witnessed from their kitchens. Returning LDS missionaries have brought back their favorite flavors from Asia, Europe, and Latin America, with impressive results. You may not find the five-star San Francisco dining experience, but you’ll find almost as many influences as in the city by the bay. Seafood, Japanese, Tibetan, Indian, Spanish, and Italian are all suitably showcased in Salt Lake eateries, and when all else fails, there are great burgers and Rocky Mountain cuisine, a fusion inspired by frontier big game, seafood fresh from the great Pacific ports, and organic produce grown in Utah’s fertile valleys. You'll also find creative wine lists and knowledgeable service. Bakers and pastry chefs defy the 4,400-foot altitude with rustic sourdoughs and luscious berry-filled treats. Multiple weekly summer farmers' markets are thriving, and chefs are building more and more of a food community. All in all, Salt Lake's culinary scene has finally grown up and offers something for every taste, from simple to sophisticated.

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  • 1. Copper Onion

    $$$ | Downtown | American

    Adjacent to Salt Lake's arthouse cinema is the best new restaurant in the city in the past decade. Chef Ryan Lowder dazzles with the basics...Read More

  • 2. Hire's Big H

    $ | East Side | Burger

    Roll down the car window and place your order at a burger joint that offers a menu, service, and groove that haven't changed much since its...Read More

  • 3. Layla Grill and Mezze

    $$ | Cottonwood | Mediterranean

    Venture a few miles from downtown to find the Tadros family's Mediterranean restaurant that has debuted with savory dishes in a crisp, contemporary...Read More

  • 4. Lucky 13 Bar and Grill

    $ | Downtown | Burger

    There is no better place in the valley to order up an elaborate monstrous house-made burger and wash it down with a beer and a shot of whiskey...Read More

  • 5. Tony Caputo's Market and Deli

    $ | Downtown | Italian

    The people who line up out the door at lunch hour are usually salivating in anticipation of a generous, authentic deli sandwich at this stocked...Read More

  • 6. Bombay House

    $$ | East Side | Indian

    You're enveloped in exotic aromas the minute you step into this dark, intimate restaurant that shares a massive parking lot with a Walmart....Read More

  • 7. Café Trio Downtown

    $$ | East Side | Italian

    Start with a selection of cheeses and flatbreads to tempt your appetite, but save room for balsamic-drizzled pizzas, hearty baked pastas, and...Read More

  • 8. Cucina Deli

    $ | The Avenues | Italian

    Locals flock to this neighborhood café and take-away food market for the creative salads and colorful entrées displayed like jewels in glass...Read More

  • 9. Este Pizzeria SLC

    $$ | Downtown | Pizza

    You may recognize the lettered circles resembling the New York City subway before you inhale the scent of fresh-baked pies: either will take...Read More

  • 10. Hong Kong Tea House

    $ | Downtown | Chinese

    Lacquered wood-and-marble tables, comfortable chairs, and warm colors give the three small dining rooms a welcoming feel. At lunch, ask for...Read More

  • 11. Ichiban

    $$$ | Downtown | Japanese

    This is one of the most interesting dining destinations in town. It's set in a former church, complete with exquisite stained-glass windows...Read More

  • 12. La-Cai Noodle House

    $ | Downtown | Vietnamese

    Named for a historic restaurant district in Ho Chi Minh City, this place re-creates the cuisine of southern Vietnam. Despite its unassuming...Read More

  • 13. Lamb's Grill Café

    $$ | Downtown | Mediterranean

    Founded by Greek immigrant George Lamb in 1919, this downtown power-broker's favorite has demonstrated unusual staying power. With its long...Read More

  • 14. Lone Star Taqueria

    $ | Cottonwood | Mexican

    It seems like sacrilege given that the place is in the desert, but a prominent magazine (Sunset) named Lone Star's signature fish tacos as ...Read More

  • 15. Porcupine Pub and Grille

    $$ | Cottonwood | American

    Above a ski- and board-rental shop at the mouth of Big and Little Cottonwood canyons sits one of the Valley's most lively pubs. Inside the large...Read More

  • 16. Red Rock Brewing Company

    $$ | Downtown | American

    Enjoy one of their celebrated ales, or grab a tasty bite at this contemporary brewpub. Stick to the creative whole-meal salads, thin-crust wood...Read More

  • 17. Ruth's Diner

    $$ | East Side | American

    Families love the gussied-up old railcar that serves as Ruth's dining room and the city's best creek-side patio in the city—although you have...Read More

  • 18. Salt Lake Roasting Company

    $ | Downtown | Café

    Here's a reason to live in the city. Since 1981 the Roasting Company has sourced, bought, imported, roasted, and sold dozens of varieties of...Read More

  • 19. Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

    $$ | Downtown | Pizza

    Two ambitious restaurateurs set out to re-create authentic ultra-thin pizza from Naples, and did they ever succeed. Using an oven, flour, cheese...Read More

  • 20. Squatters Pub Brewery

    $$ | Downtown | American

    Check out the gleaming fermentation tanks from the bar at this casual, high-energy brewpub in the 1906 Boston Hotel building. It's a happening...Read More

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