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. 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

  • 2. Oquirrh

    $$$ | Modern American

    An unprepossessing neighborhood restaurant near the leafy Avenues district, Oquirrh (rhymes with "poker") is named for the snowcapped mountain...Read More

  • 3. Table X

    $$$ | Modern American

    Serving artfully crafted modern American fare in a sceney cathedral-ceilinged restaurant and tall black leather booths, a pair of SLC's most...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Fresco Italian Cafe

    $$$ | East Side | Italian

    This intimate restaurant sits back from the street in a clapboard house that adjoins an independent bookstore. Dishes like the daily risotto...Read More

  • 7. Pago

    $$$ | East Side | Modern American

    More than living up to its promise of farm-to-table freshness, this welcoming, microscopic, chef-driven neighborhood bistro capitalizes on local...Read More

  • 8. Tin Angel

    $$$ | Modern European

    This bustling, art-filled restaurant inside the snazzy Eccles Theater draws plenty of folks for meals before or even during shows (there's a...Read More

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