The Roof Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 15 South Temple

    Salt Lake City, UT 84150

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  • 801-539-1911

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It is a great roof in doing exceptional work and that has great customer service to get great exposure.

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★★★★★

It is a great roof in doing exceptional work and that has great customer service to get great exposure.

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great view but the food was not worth the money or time. I have been to. Much better olaces for much less.

I dont like shrimp, that might be part of my problem, but I really didn't,t like anything they had. The fish was not good, the

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★★★★★

great view but the food was not worth the money or time. I have been to. Much better olaces for much less.

I dont like shrimp, that might be part of my problem, but I really didn't,t like anything they had. The fish was not good, the

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we got there and were starving, but didn't make any reservations. they made us wait 20 minutes to be seated, which seemed understandable. when they finally seated us, we found that the restaurant was almost completely empty! there were at least 30 tables they could have found for us. it was as if they wanted us to feel like we were second rate in an exclusive place. we were impressed with the view and the presentation, but the food was still mediocre. no where in the restaurant, not even the menu, did it say the price of the buffet. we thought we would be paying around $20-25 per person. when we got the bill, we found out it was $38 per person! And drinks are not included! That is more than the bellagio and wynn in vegas (and those places have about 5 times as much food - including seafood!). save your money and get a freshly cooked meal someplace else.

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★★☆☆☆

we got there and were starving, but didn't make any reservations. they made us wait 20 minutes to be seated, which seemed understandable. when they finally seated us, we found that the restaurant was almost completely empty! there were at least 30 tables they could have found for us. it was as if they wanted us to feel like we were second rate in an exclusive place. we were impressed with the view and the presentation, but the food was still mediocre. no where in the restaurant, not even the menu, did it say the price of the buffet. we thought we would be paying around $20-25 per person. when we got the bill, we found out it was $38 per person! And drinks are not included! That is more than the bellagio and wynn in vegas (and those places have about 5 times as much food - including seafood!). save your money and get a freshly cooked meal someplace else.

Pros: view of the temple

Cons: not worth the price

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The Roof is just one of those restaurants that you must eat at!!! The service was amazing and friendly, I felt like they anticipated my every desire before I even had to ask. The view of course is worth the price alone, not to mention the food! The desserts of course were the best part. As for the other reviews suggesting this restaurant is overated I would have to sincerely disagree. Where else can you get all you can eat gourmet food with excellent service for this price. Reall!!!! When my wife and I eat out at other places like Applebees we are a few bucks shy of spending the same amount! This place really has it all!!!! Not to mention I requested Lamb when I made my reservation and they had it for me, and my wife has several food allergies and the accomodated her every need with specical dishes straight from the chef!! Really they don't make restuarants like this anymore!! You have got to try it!!!

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★★★★★

The Roof is just one of those restaurants that you must eat at!!! The service was amazing and friendly, I felt like they anticipated my every desire before I even had to ask. The view of course is worth the price alone, not to mention the food! The desserts of course were the best part. As for the other reviews suggesting this restaurant is overated I would have to sincerely disagree. Where else can you get all you can eat gourmet food with excellent service for this price. Reall!!!! When my wife and I eat out at other places like Applebees we are a few bucks shy of spending the same amount! This place really has it all!!!! Not to mention I requested Lamb when I made my reservation and they had it for me, and my wife has several food allergies and the accomodated her every need with specical dishes straight from the chef!! Really they don't make restuarants like this anymore!! You have got to try it!!!

Pros: Ambience food and service...you really get what you pay for!

Cons: Not great to bring the kids along

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This is a great place to eat. The prime rib is always perfect. I love the jumbo shrimp and the desserts. The servers are so helpful to recommend some wounderful drinks. They don't serve alcohol, but have some really fun drinks. You need to try their italian soda. Don't miss the chance to listen to a great pianist, enjoy the view, and mmmmmm the food!

2
★★★★☆

This is a great place to eat. The prime rib is always perfect. I love the jumbo shrimp and the desserts. The servers are so helpful to recommend some wounderful drinks. They don't serve alcohol, but have some really fun drinks. You need to try their italian soda. Don't miss the chance to listen to a great pianist, enjoy the view, and mmmmmm the food!

Pros: ambiene, service, music, food

Cons: none

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The roof is outstanding!!! We go to the roof all the time. It is the place to be for celebrating. The food is always spectacular. We have learned to pace ourselves so we have room to sample everything. With so many choices you are sure to find something you love! They have friendly staff that go out of their way to give you a great experience. We are particularly fond of the live piano music. You don't see that in most restaurants. I would recommend that you call ahead for reservations especially on the weekends. It's a great place to celebrate your anniversary. They even offer to order flowers for you when you make a reservation. Who does that??? The roof is the place to be!

2
★★★★☆

The roof is outstanding!!! We go to the roof all the time. It is the place to be for celebrating. The food is always spectacular. We have learned to pace ourselves so we have room to sample everything. With so many choices you are sure to find something you love! They have friendly staff that go out of their way to give you a great experience. We are particularly fond of the live piano music. You don't see that in most restaurants. I would recommend that you call ahead for reservations especially on the weekends. It's a great place to celebrate your anniversary. They even offer to order flowers for you when you make a reservation. Who does that??? The roof is the place to be!

Pros: Ambience, View, Service, Flowers, Music

Cons: Parking, Construction

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Can't rave enough about the view but the food...yuck way over cooked, over seasoned and bland somehow. The desserts were good but I've had much better, heck I make much better. I have been here twice and had hoped that my experience years ago was a fluke but it wasn't. If you go don't waste your money on red meat. The wait was horrible and everyone was really casual. It felt weird to be all dressed up for my anniversary.

1
★★★☆☆

Can't rave enough about the view but the food...yuck way over cooked, over seasoned and bland somehow. The desserts were good but I've had much better, heck I make much better. I have been here twice and had hoped that my experience years ago was a fluke but it wasn't. If you go don't waste your money on red meat. The wait was horrible and everyone was really casual. It felt weird to be all dressed up for my anniversary.

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My wife and I dined at The Roof this weekend and were greatly disappointed. The food was universally underwelming....tough meat, bland pasta salad, watery chowder, flavorless fish. Only the dinner rolls and mashed potatoes were delicious but that far from justify's the $90 we spent.
Many reviews for The Roof here seem to pit Mormons vs Non-Mormons. This is of course silly when it comes to reviewing a restaurant. For the record I would like to say that my wife and I are Mormon Church members in good standing and still despised this experience. You can even tell my bishop I said so!
This meal would have been okay had the total check come to about $35 instead of $90. The food here simply doesn't justify the price. If you want top notch chowder, fish, and desserts, go to Market Street. If you want a fabulous steak, go to Ruth's Chris.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I dined at The Roof this weekend and were greatly disappointed. The food was universally underwelming....tough meat, bland pasta salad, watery chowder, flavorless fish. Only the dinner rolls and mashed potatoes were delicious but that far from justify's the $90 we spent.
Many reviews for The Roof here seem to pit Mormons vs Non-Mormons. This is of course silly when it comes to reviewing a restaurant. For the record I would like to say that my wife and I are Mormon Church members in good standing and still despised this experience. You can even tell my bishop I said so!
This meal would have been okay had the total check come to about $35 instead of $90. The food here simply doesn't justify the price. If you want top notch chowder, fish, and desserts, go to Market Street. If you want a fabulous steak, go to Ruth's Chris.

Pros: Good service, great view, nice ambience.

Cons: Food is mediocre at best and price is not fair at all.

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My wife and I went to eat at the Roof for our anniversary. The building and view were amazing, but the food was...lacking. The buffet has less of a selection than Golden Corral, with the same quality food. For what we paid I was expecting steak made-to-order, or at least something "high end". The foodwas definitely not befitting of the price. It was a nice experience because of the view, but other than that, not worth it.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I went to eat at the Roof for our anniversary. The building and view were amazing, but the food was...lacking. The buffet has less of a selection than Golden Corral, with the same quality food. For what we paid I was expecting steak made-to-order, or at least something "high end". The foodwas definitely not befitting of the price. It was a nice experience because of the view, but other than that, not worth it.

Pros: Beautiful view

Cons: Too pricey

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My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. Disappointed that there was no wine menu. The view was absolutely gorgeous, however the food was nothing worth getting excited about. I think it is overrated, the front staff and waiter were snobby.
Not worth the price if you just want a nice view of the temple.
Dessert bar was good though.

1
★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. Disappointed that there was no wine menu. The view was absolutely gorgeous, however the food was nothing worth getting excited about. I think it is overrated, the front staff and waiter were snobby.
Not worth the price if you just want a nice view of the temple.
Dessert bar was good though.

Pros: dessert bar

Cons: service, main buffet, no alcohol, overpriced

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Okay, if you love buffets, but want a gourmet buffet - this is your place! And I love their dessert buffet. Their creme brulee is to die for. You can have your choice from about 15 different decadent desserts. The presentation is awesome as well, each item on the dessert menu looks like a photograph from a foodie magazine. Enough about the desserts - there are also several main course choices too - the kind you'd get to choose from on a cruise ship. And if all of this isn't enough - there is the view!

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★★★★★

Okay, if you love buffets, but want a gourmet buffet - this is your place! And I love their dessert buffet. Their creme brulee is to die for. You can have your choice from about 15 different decadent desserts. The presentation is awesome as well, each item on the dessert menu looks like a photograph from a foodie magazine. Enough about the desserts - there are also several main course choices too - the kind you'd get to choose from on a cruise ship. And if all of this isn't enough - there is the view!

Pros: gourmet buffet, awesome dessert buffet

Cons: have to get reservations quite ahead of time

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My husband and I went here for his birthday. We were SO disappointed in the service. Both of us have worked as servers for years and know what good service is (and isn't). For a buffet-style restaurant, good service is quite easy, and our server didn't refill our drinks or take dirty plates away which makes it really difficult to eat on the little tables. The view, of course, was amazing and very romantic. We loved the piano player. I really enjoyed the little creme brulees, but was almost too full for dessert, so my advice is to save room. The food was good, but not amazing--especially for the price you're paying. It's a fun experience to be there with the view and the atmosphere, but I wouldn't go back.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I went here for his birthday. We were SO disappointed in the service. Both of us have worked as servers for years and know what good service is (and isn't). For a buffet-style restaurant, good service is quite easy, and our server didn't refill our drinks or take dirty plates away which makes it really difficult to eat on the little tables. The view, of course, was amazing and very romantic. We loved the piano player. I really enjoyed the little creme brulees, but was almost too full for dessert, so my advice is to save room. The food was good, but not amazing--especially for the price you're paying. It's a fun experience to be there with the view and the atmosphere, but I wouldn't go back.

Pros: Gorgeous view, piano player, very romantic

Cons: Expensive for what you're getting

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It's funny to read about people being uncomfortable about the 'conservative' atmosphere. I guess this means that they're dissapointed that you can't get slammed on alcohol and make and idiot of themselves. These kinds of people may be more comfortable at a sports bar. I dine at the roof on my anniversary every year and it's great. I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

It's funny to read about people being uncomfortable about the 'conservative' atmosphere. I guess this means that they're dissapointed that you can't get slammed on alcohol and make and idiot of themselves. These kinds of people may be more comfortable at a sports bar. I dine at the roof on my anniversary every year and it's great. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Great view, great gourmet food and everything else that you expect from a 5 star restaurant

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The Roof reminded me of one of the more expensive buffets in Las Vegas but with fewer choices. The food was excellet by buffet standards but the choices were fewer then I expected. Most of the tables I observed had at least a partial view of Temple Square. The three mariage proposals I observed I a little under two hours there made me feel a little out of place. If you have never been there it is definatly worth a try but I also think there are better dinning options in Salt Lake City for the same price.

The bill for my wife and I was $80.

2
★★★★☆

The Roof reminded me of one of the more expensive buffets in Las Vegas but with fewer choices. The food was excellet by buffet standards but the choices were fewer then I expected. Most of the tables I observed had at least a partial view of Temple Square. The three mariage proposals I observed I a little under two hours there made me feel a little out of place. If you have never been there it is definatly worth a try but I also think there are better dinning options in Salt Lake City for the same price.

The bill for my wife and I was $80.

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Not quite sure what to make of The Roof. It certainly gives a nice 'in your face' view of the mormon temple, but the restaurant itself isn't really all that great...unless you like buffet style. If I'm going to a high-priced 9.3 restaurant, then I better have the food brought to me. This certainly spoiled the mood for me. Not to mention the very crowded feel to the whole place.
They made nice attempts at making it romantic, but I felt way too uncomfortable with the lack of privacy and the ultra-conservative settings. If you don't mind elderly people staring at you and make obvious comments about your not-so-conservative attire (strapless blouse) as you eat, then you will love this place. If you want to have fun and feel like it's okay to laugh and be a little flirty DO NOT go here. Romantic? NO I don't have anything against our senior citizen population, but I think they must all dine here on the weekends, and I wonder if they all work in that temple that you stare at?

So about the publicity stunt with the temple. It obviously works, because it definitely is an attention getter; however, I really wish the main attraction was the restaurant, the food, and the service....all which were just mediocre.

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★★★☆☆

Not quite sure what to make of The Roof. It certainly gives a nice 'in your face' view of the mormon temple, but the restaurant itself isn't really all that great...unless you like buffet style. If I'm going to a high-priced 9.3 restaurant, then I better have the food brought to me. This certainly spoiled the mood for me. Not to mention the very crowded feel to the whole place.
They made nice attempts at making it romantic, but I felt way too uncomfortable with the lack of privacy and the ultra-conservative settings. If you don't mind elderly people staring at you and make obvious comments about your not-so-conservative attire (strapless blouse) as you eat, then you will love this place. If you want to have fun and feel like it's okay to laugh and be a little flirty DO NOT go here. Romantic? NO I don't have anything against our senior citizen population, but I think they must all dine here on the weekends, and I wonder if they all work in that temple that you stare at?

So about the publicity stunt with the temple. It obviously works, because it definitely is an attention getter; however, I really wish the main attraction was the restaurant, the food, and the service....all which were just mediocre.

Pros: Altitude and view

Cons: buffet style eating, lack of privacy at tables, overly conservative ambience

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Our experience at the Roof Restaurant was far from enjoyable! To begin with, they seated the 2 of us where we were squeezed against the wall/partition with no elbow room whatsoever. Regarding the food, the only things that were half way edible were the salads and the desserts. I'm a prime rib connoisseur, and the cold and tasteless prime rib was yuckey! The other meat courses were lacking as well For far, far less money, the friday night prime rib buffet at the Chinese Gourmet Buffet in Murray is infinitesimally superior to this joint! All in all, it was a bad expensive experience that we will never engage in again! It's truly a mystery why the LDS church would put their name and reputation in the ownership of such a poor, poor extremely over priced eating establishment!

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★☆☆☆☆

Our experience at the Roof Restaurant was far from enjoyable! To begin with, they seated the 2 of us where we were squeezed against the wall/partition with no elbow room whatsoever. Regarding the food, the only things that were half way edible were the salads and the desserts. I'm a prime rib connoisseur, and the cold and tasteless prime rib was yuckey! The other meat courses were lacking as well For far, far less money, the friday night prime rib buffet at the Chinese Gourmet Buffet in Murray is infinitesimally superior to this joint! All in all, it was a bad expensive experience that we will never engage in again! It's truly a mystery why the LDS church would put their name and reputation in the ownership of such a poor, poor extremely over priced eating establishment!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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This roof top buffet is great if your one of 40,000 L.D.S. dentist's living in utah, conservative, and rich. The food is good and it is romantic but it's like having your honeymoon night with your parents in the same room. The entire mindset of everyone at this restaurant is one of L.D.S., conservative, and republican. We prefer a restaurant that's a little less expensive and more open minded and liberal. For this reason we will not eat here again.

1
★★★☆☆

This roof top buffet is great if your one of 40,000 L.D.S. dentist's living in utah, conservative, and rich. The food is good and it is romantic but it's like having your honeymoon night with your parents in the same room. The entire mindset of everyone at this restaurant is one of L.D.S., conservative, and republican. We prefer a restaurant that's a little less expensive and more open minded and liberal. For this reason we will not eat here again.

Pros: Good food, Romantic, good view

Cons: expensive, conservative, L.D.S.

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WOW! Talk about getting what you pay for and then some. Once the bill is paid you enter a whole other world of delectible delights. Prime rib, fresh friut, any dessert you can imagine! All delicately displayed. Live piano music keeps the mood in the air as you look out over the world-renown temple square. Reservations are a must and request a window seat if just for two.

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★★★★★

WOW! Talk about getting what you pay for and then some. Once the bill is paid you enter a whole other world of delectible delights. Prime rib, fresh friut, any dessert you can imagine! All delicately displayed. Live piano music keeps the mood in the air as you look out over the world-renown temple square. Reservations are a must and request a window seat if just for two.

Pros: Fresh food, Excellent Service, Ambience

Cons: NONE

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We, had a wonderful experience at this restaurant.
Window view was breathtaking, piano music perfect
with the season, mood setting, not overbearing.
Food presentation marvelous, quality very high, variety pleasantly surprised. Desserts, if I could buy them and have them shipped to me it would be great. Especially, the almond cherry round cookie. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Diana Lewallen

2
★★★★★

We, had a wonderful experience at this restaurant.
Window view was breathtaking, piano music perfect
with the season, mood setting, not overbearing.
Food presentation marvelous, quality very high, variety pleasantly surprised. Desserts, if I could buy them and have them shipped to me it would be great. Especially, the almond cherry round cookie. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Diana Lewallen

Pros: view, food, service

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We reserved "The Library" for a special occasion - but could only have it for 90 minutes. It was saturday night buffet at its most average. The entrees and carving table were nothing special, salads and dessert - ok - but for the money I'd drive to Deer Valley and have my party at the Glitretind - NOTHING, but NOTHING beats that! This place has a spectacular view - and that's it!

2
★★★★☆

We reserved "The Library" for a special occasion - but could only have it for 90 minutes. It was saturday night buffet at its most average. The entrees and carving table were nothing special, salads and dessert - ok - but for the money I'd drive to Deer Valley and have my party at the Glitretind - NOTHING, but NOTHING beats that! This place has a spectacular view - and that's it!

Pros: view, locale

Cons: , average food

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My recent experience at the Roof Restaurant was worth writing home about. Live piano music and the best city view I've seen complemented great food and warm service. I plan to go again soon. Perfect for a special occasion!

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★★★★★

My recent experience at the Roof Restaurant was worth writing home about. Live piano music and the best city view I've seen complemented great food and warm service. I plan to go again soon. Perfect for a special occasion!

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A great place for special occasions, family gatherings, company parties, or even just a romantic table for two.

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★★★★★

A great place for special occasions, family gatherings, company parties, or even just a romantic table for two.

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The food was wonderful. Especially the prime rib and the appetizers. Vast dessert selecton--everything from cheesecake to creme brulee to flan. The service was great--there were 2 people attending to the section in which my date and I were seated.
You'll definitely want to make reservations, and please, have some class and DON'T WEAR LEVI'S!
The entree's were a seafood medley in saffron sauce, pork loin medalions in mustard sauce, grilled chicken breast in sundried tomato sauce, and prime rib and ham. All were excellent. This may be a buffet but it is very classy and romantic. I highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

The food was wonderful. Especially the prime rib and the appetizers. Vast dessert selecton--everything from cheesecake to creme brulee to flan. The service was great--there were 2 people attending to the section in which my date and I were seated.
You'll definitely want to make reservations, and please, have some class and DON'T WEAR LEVI'S!
The entree's were a seafood medley in saffron sauce, pork loin medalions in mustard sauce, grilled chicken breast in sundried tomato sauce, and prime rib and ham. All were excellent. This may be a buffet but it is very classy and romantic. I highly recommend it!

Pros: atmosphere, food selection, service

Cons: none

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I loved the Ham., but I'd have to say I enjoyed my date more.

2
★★★★☆

I loved the Ham., but I'd have to say I enjoyed my date more.

Pros: Ham, Great Parking, Great View of the SLC

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Beautiful view, very romantic and good food for the price.

2
★★★★★

Beautiful view, very romantic and good food for the price.

Pros: VIEW, Totally Romantic, Food

Cons: parking

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I'd rather jump off it than eat here again. The server was not the nicest woman, the food was running very low the entire evening, and they had "lost" our reservations. Maybe I need to give it a second try, but I really don't have the time or money to. I'd rather spend my money at a nice place like the oyster bar or something.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'd rather jump off it than eat here again. The server was not the nicest woman, the food was running very low the entire evening, and they had "lost" our reservations. Maybe I need to give it a second try, but I really don't have the time or money to. I'd rather spend my money at a nice place like the oyster bar or something.

Pros: there was food

Cons: the food, the service, the cost

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This restaurant is DEFINITELY worth the cost per person. The food is EXCELLENT; the waiters are superb, and the background music is beautiful. We HIGHLY recommend it to all our family and friends!

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★★★★★

This restaurant is DEFINITELY worth the cost per person. The food is EXCELLENT; the waiters are superb, and the background music is beautiful. We HIGHLY recommend it to all our family and friends!

Pros: GREAT food, GREAT selection

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I love the atmosphere. With your dinner, you'll enjoy the view of the Salt Lake City Temple, a piano playing fool, and variety of foods to choose from their large buffet. Don't fill up to much, leave some room for month watering desserts.

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★★★★★

I love the atmosphere. With your dinner, you'll enjoy the view of the Salt Lake City Temple, a piano playing fool, and variety of foods to choose from their large buffet. Don't fill up to much, leave some room for month watering desserts.

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Excelent food at a moderate price with fantastic view of the LDS Temple and the western skyline.

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★★★★★

Excelent food at a moderate price with fantastic view of the LDS Temple and the western skyline.

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The dinner buffet is unremarkable, but the dessert buffet is unsurpassed in quantity and quality. Truly amazing!

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★★★★★

The dinner buffet is unremarkable, but the dessert buffet is unsurpassed in quantity and quality. Truly amazing!

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If you want a relaxing atmosphere, if you don't want to feel rushed, if you want to savor the choices you serve your pallet, you'll want to go to The Roof.

We have also taken guest from out of town and always received a very positive response and requests for a return visit.

The food is wonderful!

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★★★★★

If you want a relaxing atmosphere, if you don't want to feel rushed, if you want to savor the choices you serve your pallet, you'll want to go to The Roof.

We have also taken guest from out of town and always received a very positive response and requests for a return visit.

The food is wonderful!

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This restaurant is amazing! It has the best view around and the food is absolutely wonderful! The ambience makes dining a real pleasure. Make time to taste the spectacular food here and leave plenty of room and time to enjoy your view. This is one dining experience you won't want to hurry through.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is amazing! It has the best view around and the food is absolutely wonderful! The ambience makes dining a real pleasure. Make time to taste the spectacular food here and leave plenty of room and time to enjoy your view. This is one dining experience you won't want to hurry through.

Pros: Excellent food, 10+ ambience, Good service

Cons: Expensive

Message from The Roof Restaurant

The Roof Restaurant is Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet. Overlooking Temple Square and downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. Chef Pedro Mauricio prepares international cuisine with daily regulars for a dynamic menu. Additionally, we offer a world-renowned dessert buffet with an abundance of delicious choices.

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The dining room is elegant, but patrons are casually dressed and comfortable. The Roof caters to both intimate diners and large groups. And you won't find a better view of Temple Square.

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