Dining Convenience Close to Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City

Attending a sporting event, concert or other event at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City?  Whether it's day or night, these eating establishments, some patronized for many years, offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and convenience for getting to the Arena.  The Lamb's Grill, one of those long established places - 93 years, in fact, boasts of being "Old Favorite" with "New Traditions."  Located on South Main Street, it is actually Salt Lake's oldest continually operating restaurant, offering casual fare in the day and chops, steaks and pastas in the evening.  Another favorite steak joint is Christopher's Seafood and Prime Steak House and Grill.  Elegant interior and high booths offer special intimacy.

Market Street Grill has both a more casual restaurant and in a separate room, a cozier and more grownup oyster bar.  Takashi has such a popular following among sushi lovers that reservations are definitely required, or it could be up to an hour wait.  Naked Fish is another excellent sushi choice, with its calming and unique interior.  

For American fare, the highly frequented Copper Onion has not only breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, but dinner and a bar menu available from 5pm to close.  Who can resist sinking the teeth into a good Philly Cheesesteak?  That's what this owner thought when she started Moochie's Meatballs, and there was no such type of restaurant around at the time in Salt Lake.

The city has grown and grown up and offers a wide variety of culinary choices in the downtown area.

Oasis Cafe
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The aptly named Oasis Cafe is a wonderful retreat on the edge of downtwon Salt Lake City. Open for every meal, this spacious restaurant offers not only a treat for the food seeker's taste buds, but also a quiet place in which to relax. An...  Read More



This sophisticated New York-style restaurant serves some of the area's best seafood, including chowders, stews, crab legs, stuffed flounder, and pastas. There's also a selection of steaks, sandwiches, and pastas on the menu. The more intimate...  Read More

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The very popular Takashi, located on Market Street in Downtown Salt Lake is known for its contemporary Japanese cuisine and serves sushi that competes with the best of San Francisco. Whether you're looking for a traditional roll or a deluxe...  Read More



One of downtown's trendier eateries, this cozy yet modern restaurant (housed inside a cool old brick building) features a tapas menu that's hugely popular with the dinner crowd and late-night diners alike. Offering "Euro-style dining" and "New...  Read More

Christopher's Prime Steak House & Grill
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Winner of Utah's Best of State "Best Steakhouse" and Zagat-rated "Excellent," Christopher's Prime Steakhouse & Grill offers some of the best steaks in Salt Lake City. Situated in the Salt Lake downtown restaurant and culture district,...  Read More

Copper Common
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The Copper Onion is one of the new additions to the growing Utah foodie scene. Former NYC chef (and native Utahn) Ryan Lowder now brings his personal take on New American cuisine to his own kitchen with an approach inspired by his passion for...  Read More


Meet Jennifer Boren

A native of Oklahoma, by way of New Mexico and now Utah, Jennifer Boren makes her home in Salt Lake City.  A total lover of Park City, she spends many weekends there, especially in the...  More About Jennifer