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The Roof Restaurant

15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
+1 801-539-1911
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“salads” (32 reviews)
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15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with family to this restaurant at the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial building. It is clearly run through the Mormon church and reflects this aesthetic. Unlike in Temple Square, there was no attempt to proselytize. The staff and service could not have been...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Roof was one of the highlights of our visit to Salt Lake City. Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Building the restaurant is apparently operated bu the Mormon Church. This is a large buffet with carving station/s. We visited as part...More

Thank Eaton_Out
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined here twice simply because I love the view, the ambience, the live piano music and the food. A little bit on the pricey side but considering all these, it was well worth it. They serve a good amount of variety of appetizers, soups,...More

Thank Maestro2471
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't your every day buffet, this is a GOURMET buffet with EXCELLENT food. Perfect for special occasions, romantic celebrations, and more. Excellent staff, and many different types of food to choose from. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a night out...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located inside a beautiful historic building. The dining room offers a beautiful view of the Temple Square and the Capitol. Despite the view, the buffet is not worth the $50 per person. The buffet offers many items and lots of desert choices,...More

Thank fitvic2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming and smiling service. Nice views out over the city and the beautiful Temple. The servers are attentive and interested in hearing about your visit. They serve you warm Hawaiian bread rolls as you sit down. A pianist plays pleasant music. The food is...More

Thank Moira S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Roof has been on my radar for a while, and I finally went for Labor Day weekend. The view is great, the staff was very friendly. The ambiance is very Mormon. The food was no where up to what I had expected. First the...More

1  Thank WhitePawTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a couple of business and family dinners and found the same, consistent lack of quality. Atmosphere and prices are pretentious, given the quality level of the entrees.

Thank Chef545
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed the buffet dinner at the Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City. We had a window seat overlooking the Mormon Tabernacle. They have a very good variety of foods such as salad fixings and salad, cheese, soups. I very much liked their...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great combination of buffet style and fine dining. The buffet was filled with delicious soups, salads, appetizers, fish, and prime rib. As with most buffets, I wanted to sample everything. And the desserts?! Our waiter kindly encouraged us to take a few desserts (they...More

Thank FoggyShore
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Marnie S
7 March 2017|
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Response from NEVERSLIPAGAIN | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the day part. If it's dinner I'd go business to dress. If it's earlier in the day, business casual is fine. It is a favorite of locals but tourists as well so you'll see people in jeans and T-Shirts up to full on... More
2 May 2016|
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Response from Paulthesailor | Reviewed this property |
Well, taste in food varies among the tasters. I found it, at best, mediocre. Others sing its praises. I had no problems with the service, and the temple view is first-rate (unless the evening sun is in one's face).
Zack K
17 November 2015|
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Response from SaltLakeCitySoprano | Reviewed this property |
All tables have views but the window tables have the best views.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E South Temple Fl 10, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-539-1911
The Roof Restaurant is Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. The menu includes exciting international cuisine that changes daily!
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