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This page provides our personal recommendations for local restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the area.

Restaurants within walking distance
Bars and nightclubs within walking distance
Restaurants, bars and nightclubs that require a drive

Restaurants within walking distance

Bambara
202 South Main St
Vibrant downtown dining, recently named Salt Lake City’s Best Restaurant.  A reservation is recommended.
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Bayleaf Bar and Grub
159 South Main St
Good ole’ Southern and Asian comfort food.  Beer and cocktails.
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The Bayou
645 South State Street
Cajun inspired menu and over 300 different beers available.  Great environment.
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The Blue Iguana
165 South West Temple
Authentic Mexican cuisine and tasty margaritas.  Cool bohemian vibe.
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Caffe Molise
55 West 100 South
Italian cuisine from the Molise region of Italy.
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Coffee Garden
254 South Main Street
Wide variety of hot coffee and teas, scones and sandwiches, weird/cool metal art décor.
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The Copper Onion
111 East Broadway
New take on American cuisine with an insistent focus on the freshest and best ingredients.
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Everest Tibetan Restaurant
123 East 200 South
Brings you flavors from the Himalayan Kingdom with a fusion of Japanese Teppan onto your table.
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Himalayan Kitchen
360 South State St
Nepali and Indian cuisine.  Mouth-watering curries, warm naan, sizzling Tandoori, and more.
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Lamb’s Grill
169 South Main St
Salt Lake’s oldest restaurant, essentially unchanged since 1939.  Living time capsule of American cuisine.
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Les Madeleines
216 East 500 South
Fresh pastries made from scratch.  Great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dessert.  
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Market Street Grill
48 West Market Street
Rated Salt Lake’s finest seafood restaurant since 1980.
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Naked Fish
67 West 100 South
Competes with Takashi for title of Best Sushi in Salt Lake.  They take reservations and it is a good idea to make a reservation on Friday/Saturday.
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The Pie Hole
344 South State St
Fresh pizza with a local atmosphere.  Pizza by the slice until 3 am, delivers to all hotels and bars.
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Red Rock Brewing Company
254 South 200 West
Premier dining and brew pub, wide selection of microbrews and homemade soda.
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Ruth’s Chris Steak House
275 South West Temple
High-end steakhouse, mouthwatering steaks and sides.
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Squatter’s Pub
147 West Broadway (300 South)
Local microbrew, world class beer and exceptional food.  Warm, friendly environment.
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Star of India
55 East 400 South
Exceptional north Indian cuisine.
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Takashi
18 West Market Street
Best sushi in Salt Lake City.  Their quality stands up to any sushi bar in the world.  Creative and unique menu.  Very popular and they do not take reservations, so arrive early (before 6:30) or expect to wait for a table.
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Wild Grape Bistro
481 East South Temple
Great upscale neighborhood restaurant with a nice wine list.  Service can be a little slow at times.  A reservation is recommended.
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Bars and nightclubs within walking distance

We assure you that you will not have a problem getting your favorite beverage in Salt Lake City!

The Bayou
645 South State Street
300 different beers, live music on weekends, pool tables.  Very popular.
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Bar X
155 East 200 South
Classic speakeasy feel, excellent cocktails, relaxing environment.
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Beer Hive Pub
128 South Main St
Over 200 beers, best beer selection in Salt Lake!  Lively downtown environment, pub food.
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Bourbon House
19 East 200 South
Extensive selection of bourbons, whiskeys, and Scotch.  Pub food.
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The Circle Lounge
328 South State St
Sushi and Hookah lounge.  DJ every Thursday through Saturday.  Strange mix of patrons.  Good for people watching, drinking and dancing, sushi is average.
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Gracie’s
326 South West Temple
Popular downtown restaurant and nightclub, Salt Lake’s one and only “Gastropub.”  Beautiful view of downtown and Wasatch Mountains.  Live music or DJ almost every night.
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The Green Pig
31 East 400 South
Popular neighborhood bar, pub food, stop by and shoot some pool.
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The Hotel Bar & Nightclub
155 West 200 South
Three levels with three different dance floors.
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Jackalope Lounge
372 South State St
Local watering hole, skateboard and wall art by local artists.  DJs spin four nights a week.
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Johnny’s on Second
165 East 200 South
Low-key neighborhood dive bar.  Enjoy lively conversation and a game of shuffleboard or billiards.  DJ on Friday nights.  
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Keys on Main
242 South Main St
Dualing piano bar, local beer on tap.
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Lumpy’s Downtown
146 Pierpont Avenue
Ultimate sports bar in the heart of downtown Salt Lake.  Enjoy pub food with a game of pool or foosball.
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Poplar Street Pub
242 South 200 West
Downtown pub, hand-made never frozen pizzas and burgers.
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The Red Door
57 West 200 South
Hip, sexy martini lounge.  Menu features martinis, whiskies, wines, bourbons, and various specialty aperitifs.  Live jazz Saturdays.
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Squatter’s Pub
147 West Broadway (300 South)
Fresh made microbrew, world class beer and exceptional food.  Warm, friendly environment.
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Restaurants, bars and nightclubs that require a drive

They are worth the drive…

Bombay House
2731 East Parleys Way
Top notch Indian food in an unlikely location.
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Desert Edge Brewery
273 Trolley Square (inside the Trolley Square Mall)
Casual food based on from-scratch recipes.  Delicious microbrew beer.
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Fresco Italian Café
1513 South 1500 East
Wonderful Italian food with both outdoor (heated) and indoor seating.  Unique location.  Make a reservation.
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Log Haven
6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd
A historic log mansion located in Millcreek Canyon in the Wasatch National Forest, 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.  Log Haven is nationally renowned for its seasonal New American cuisine.  Call for a reservation first.
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The Park Café
604 E 1300 S
Great breakfast!
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Pat’s Barbeque
155 West Commonwealth Avenue (2125 South)
The only barbeque restaurant that you need to visit while in Salt Lake City…nom nom nom.
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The Red Iguana & The Red Iguana II
736 West North Temple (Red Iguana I)
866 West South Temple (Red Iguana II)
Fantastic Mexican menu, bustling environment with bright and cheerful colors.  Regarded as one of the best restaurants in Utah.
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Rodizio Grill
600 South 700 East (inside the Trolley Square Mall)
Brazilian steakhouse, fresh-off-the-fire meat skewers.  Carnivores of the world celebrate here.
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Ruth’s Diner
4160 Emigration Canyon Road
Located in Emigration Canyon, the second oldest operating restaurant in Utah.  Canyon location provides spectacular views.  Famous for comfort food served at breakfast, brunch and dinner.
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