Best Salt Lake City, UT Restaurants

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    10. The Aerie Restaurant at Snowbird

    This restaurant offers a view as stunning as the wonderful food. The dining experience, along with the mountain sights, is truly special. Rack of lamb, silver dollars of foie gras, and zucchini ravioli are among the...

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    9. Pago

    If you're looking for farm-fresh, artisan food, Pago is your number-one choice in the Salt Lake City area. Whether you're looking for brunch, lunch or dinner, you can expect a diverse menu filled with tantalizing...

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    8. Fresco Italian Café

    This tiny, intimate cafe can be found in the back of the King's English Bookstore, in the heart of Salt Lake City's 15th and 15th neighborhood. A fine dining restaurant, Fresco serves Northern Italian cuisine and...

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    7. Siegfried's Delicatessen

    Lunch provides the perfect opportunity to sample new cuisines. A relatively fast and small meal, it gives you the chance to try something different without committing to an expensive, multi-course dinner in a totally...

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    6. Chanon Thai Cafe

    If you're a fan of Thai food, you're in luck whilst visiting Salt Lake City. Chanon Thai may seem like just another hole-in-the-wall Asian restaurant; however, within the small confines of this tiny establishment,...

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    5. Forage

    Forage is one of Salt Lake City's most coveted and tempting restaurants. Serving New American cuisine, Forage believes that "a great meal is more than just good food and wine." Selecting the finest in local...

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    4. Market Street Grill

    Market Street Grill flies fresh seafood in daily from around the globe. As a result, locals say it's the best seafood restaurant in all of Utah. And visitors flying in from coastal cities will also find themselves...

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    3. Himalayan Kitchen

    Given the immense popularity and customer loyalty of the Himalayan Kitchen, it is astounding that the restaurant has only been in business since 2005. Located in central downtown, the Himalayan Kitchen serves savory,...

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    2. Red Iguana

    The Red Iguana has been in operation since 1985. One of Salt Lake City's most popular restaurants, The Red Iguana draws queues of waiting customers - stretching as much as half a city block from their door - during...

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    1. Takashi

    In the past years, Takashi has repeatedly won "best of city" and "best of state" awards from many publications in many categories. Given the intense culinary competition in Salt Lake City, this says a lot. Serving...

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About Salt Lake City, UT Restaurants

In the recent decades, Salt Lake City’s rich and thriving culinary scene has been getting the national recognition that it deserves. Packed with restaurants representing nearly every cuisine from all corners of the globe, the Wasatch Front offers an immense range of dining styles and price points within every food genre.

Salt Lake diners looking for Thai food can opt for a hole-in-the-wall, ma and pa-style meal, head downtown for a formal, multicourse extravaganza, or enjoy something in between. Visitors looking for Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, South American, continental European, Greek, Middle Eastern, Southwestern and even vegetarian dishes will find themselves with an equal amount of selection and variety when in Salt Lake City.

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Christine Balaz began her unexpected writing career in Salt Lake City with her first book on Wasatch Skiing and Travel in 2006. On the subject of Utah, Christine has written numerous travel books, iPhone apps, and never-ending web content. As a rock climber, outdoors enthusiast and insatiable explorer, Christine has journeyed through nearly every corner...  Read more »

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