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. 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.

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  • 1. Campos Coffee SLC

    $ | Downtown | Café

    This airy, plant-filled, hipster-approved coffeehouse and daytime eatery tucked down a side street near the Gallivan Center is where you should...Read More

  • 2. Cucina

    $$ | The Avenues | Italian

    Foodies flock to this neighborhood café and food market for creative salads and colorful, creative entrées like ahi tuna poke with guajillo...Read More

  • 3. Feldman's Deli

    $ | Sandwiches

    A bustling space with high ceilings, brick walls, and live music some evenings, this contemporary take on a traditional Jewish deli is in a...Read More

  • 4. Laziz Kitchen

    $$$ | Middle Eastern

    Run by a friendly husband-and-husband team who began with a hummus stand at the farmers' market, Laziz has grown into an outstanding full-service...Read More

  • 5. Red Iguana

    $$ | Downtown | Mexican

    Visitors are sometimes taken aback to find stunningly authentic, richly flavorful house-made moles, chile verde, carnitas, and other self-described...Read More

  • 6. Ruth's Diner

    $ | East Side | American

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

  • 7. Takashi

    $$$ | Downtown | Japanese

    You'll often see chef-owner Takashi Gibo behind the sushi bar at this hip and lively Japanese restaurant across from the Gallivan Center. Takashi...Read More

  • 8. Alchemy Coffee

    $ | Café

    In the Liberty Wells district a little west of Sugar House, this eclectically furnished café with cozy armchairs, rotating art exhibits, and...Read More

  • 9. Angry Korean

    $$ | Korean

    With an irreverent name and somewhat remote suburban location in the District retail-dining center in South Jordan, this contemporary post-industrial...Read More

  • 10. Bambara

    $$$$ | Downtown | American

    Set in an ornate former bank lobby adjacent to swanky Hotel Monaco, the building itself is as much of a draw as the food. The kitchen crafts...Read More

  • 11. Café Trio Downtown

    $$ | Downtown | Italian

    In this comfortable, modern dining room with clean lines and great location near Trolley Square and 9th and 9th, you might whet your appetite...Read More

  • 12. Current Fish & Oyster

    $$$ | Seafood

    Being in a city with a major international hub airport has its advantages, including access to daily shipments of incredibly fresh fish, which...Read More

  • 13. Desert Edge Brewery

    $ | East Side | American

    For more than 40 years, this lively microbrewery inside Trolley Square has offered delicious pub food, house-made beer, loft seating, a sheltered...Read More

  • 14. HallPass

    $ | International

    Set in downtown's Gateway Center shopping mall and offering eight distinct dining stations and seating at gorgeous carved-wood tables, the city...Read More

  • 15. Hires Big H

    $ | Downtown | Burger

    A family tradition in Salt Lake since 1959, this old-school burger and shakes joint with curbside car service elevates traditional diner favorites...Read More

  • 16. La-Cai Noodle House

    $ | Downtown | Vietnamese

    Named for a historic restaurant district in Ho Chi Minh City, this low-frills eatery set amid auto-parts shops south of downtown re-creates...Read More

  • 17. 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

  • 18. Layla Grill and Mezze

    $$ | Mediterranean

    Venture a few miles south from downtown to Holladay to enjoy savory Mediterranean dishes—with an emphasis on hearty Moroccan and Middle Eastern...Read More

  • 19. Lone Star Taqueria

    $ | Cottonwood | Mexican

    You can't miss this tiny lime green joint, marked by an old sticker-covered car off Fort Union Boulevard and often packed with skiers from the...Read More

  • 20. Lucky 13 Bar and Grill

    $ | Downtown | American

    There may be no better place in the valley to order a monstrous burger (with intriguing toppings like hickory-smoked pastrami and peanut butter...Read More

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