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The Garden Cafe

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555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100 (Between 5th and 6th South)
+1 801-258-6708
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Salt Lake City, UT
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my Wife's Favorite places to enjoy 😊 A Special Day. Today is was Mothers Day. The Buffet is "Outrageously" tasteful as well as the selection of items. Reservations are advised - the Garden Cafe has become a Salt Lake City 🌃 Favorite. Live music 🎶 entertains you while you enjoy the food & a view of the colorful... More 

Thank buzltyr837
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154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed but upscale environment, friendly and prompt service, and good food. I would recommend it especially if staying at the hotel.

Thank Snot_Finder
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had business lunch here today. Went through carving station, which served well. However, the other line could not keep up with the demand for salad and side dish items. Surely, given the reservation provided, they could have known the increased need for food was coming? Items I most wanted were not available. Not good!

Thank Alabama21
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Garden Cafe is tucked away inside the Grand American Hotel. If you don't already know your way around this vast hotel, you might ask for directions to the Garden Cafe as it is easily missed. It is worth a visit! I had the breakfast buffet. As a very picky eater who is super specific about ingredients, I found plenty... More 

Thank FamousDena
Spring, Texas
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455 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here for breakfast. The service was slow for an empty restaurant. The food was average, but the worst part was the breakfast potatoes. They were not fully cooked and came in an off putting ketchup like sauce.

Thank Ron R
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284 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Its $49 for the Brunch and come HUNGRY. You will not be disappointed. Delicious food all around, and I mean all around. Food Stations everywhere you look and they all are super delicious. You will not be disappointed. Mountains of Seafood, Sushi, Beef, Pork, BBQ, Chicken, Eggs, you name it...or they will make it if you don't see it. You... More 

Thank tedb548
Castle Rock, Colorado
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We dined at the Grand America Hotel's Garden Cafe on April 8, 2017. It was my brother's 80th birthday brunch celebration. The staff was attentive and professional. The brunch menu items were extensive - and delicious. The Garden Cafe rooms are acoustically wonderful; staff separates groups so that conversations are private and muted. A wonderful place to dine! Free valet... More 

Thank Joseph T
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Typically when I hear buffet - I run away - but this is a first-class experience with a carving station, fresh salads, multiple entrees and a decadent dessert station that will cause you to forget any diet commitments!

Thank Harry P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Fast, pretty, convenient, excellent breakfast menu and service. I had breakfast here twice and loved it. Had the leek omelet once and the flank steak and potatoes once as well. Both are 5 outta 5 dishes... and excellent, quick service. Thank you!

Thank zeeee4
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed at the Grand America Hotel before Thanksgiving, being in town for family business. We dined at the Garden Cafe for both dinner and breakfast during our stay. Dinner was fabulous! Service was extraordinary. Food was the best we have enjoyed in years. While somewhat more expensive than other places in SLC, the cost is accounted for by both... More 

Thank Dr. Bob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
    (Between 5th and 6th South)
  • Public Transportation: Traxs light rail, Courthouse Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-258-6708
A word from The Garden Cafe - Grand America Hotel Ambassador of Special Events, Ali Raafati, works hand in hand with Executive Chef Phillip Yates to make every meal in the Garden Café extraordinary. The Garden Café’s menu pays tribute to the finest “local” ingredients Utah has to offer, such as Niman Ranch beef, Morgan Valley lamb and Zoe’s Farm produce. Our famed Sunday Brunch features live jazz and time-honored favorites such as roasted prime rib of beef, jumbo shrimp, oysters on the half shell, and Alaskan King Crab for starters…and a special buffet designed just for kids! You will want to save room for the dessert display created by our award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Jeffery de Leon. Experience the joy of sharing good food with friends and beautiful surroundings at the Garden Café (wine list and cocktail service also available).

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