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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (49 reviews)
“ham” (16 reviews)
“salad” (49 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 1 week ago

This was a Tuesday night at about 5:15 PM, very light crowd at the time. As a note, I am reviewing this based on the $42/person we paid ($90.56 with tax), and in comparison to Golden Corral which I know could be considered unfair, and...More

Thank 1Ray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view and atmosphere! They have someone playing a grand piano, the best prime rib I ever had. All the food I tried was good, even the bread pudding, and I don't like bread pudding! The clam chowder is very cheesy and rich (apparently award...More

Thank wizardHilo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make no mistake this is a beautifully decorated, high end and high priced restaurant. The highlight is the great views of metropolitan Salt Lake City. The piano player was excellent providing an ambiance for fine dinning. Interestingly, this is a buffet style restaurant that feels...More

Thank bhoppins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been 20 years since we have been in SLC but this is still a highlight and a phenomenal meal. MUST make a reservation, try to get a window seat! The ambience is amazing, You have an amazing photo-op above the temple. The salads...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I was here for a business dinner and what a great experience! The view of the city, mountains and Temple at sunset was spectacular. I didn’t expect a buffet for a higher end restaurant like this but I sampled a lot of what the buffet...More

Thank Oronomn
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

$45 for a ham buffet. Good food, but seriously $45 (plus tax and tip) for cafeteria menu food. Also- no coffee, no beer, no wine. Yeah, it’s their “religion” but I’m not Mormon, and I want a glass of wine. Thumbs down.

1  Thank JacksonGuy
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Beautiful views of the Temple. Be sure and make a reservation in advance and ask for a table by the window. This is a place for special occasions and celebrations. The rolls are awesome. There are buffet sections and a huge dessert buffet. The food...More

1  Thank DisneyFan30
Reviewed 1 February 2018

For a special treat before we left from our week long visit to the Family History Library, we went for dinner. Excellent wait staff, salad superb, my salmon was excellent, not overcooked with just the right sear on it. Maple drizzle just the right touch....More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Our only fine dining experience during our first 2 weeks in the US and it happened to be in a Mormon run restaurant in Salt lake City. The food, service and setting were first class and made having to go without a beer or wine...More

Thank 742brian
Reviewed 9 January 2018

What a view, and the aromas just tantalize you for the meal. You get great views from either side. The food is great.

1  Thank b31s
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6 November 2017|
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Response from THT000 | Reviewed this property |
I took this from their website 11/6/17: $42.00 per person, $18.00 for youth 7-11 years, and $9.00 for children 4-6 years Price increases on special event nights, which include: November 25-January 2. Price does not include... More
6 November 2017|
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Response from Chef545 | Reviewed this property |
$42.00 per person, $18.00 for youth 7-11 years, and $9.00 for children 4-6 years
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 a fine dining gourmet buffet, priced at $42.00 per adult. We are open for dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. Monday- Saturday. The menu includes our renowned dessert buffet and exciting international cuisine along with traditional favorites that differ on a daily basis.
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