Of all the best restaurants in SLC downtown, Bambara might be the most venerable. Housed in the hiostoric, former Continental bank lobby, the restaurant anchors the excellemt Kimpton Hotel proprty. Presently manned by chef Nathn Powers the focis on New American Cuisine with various nods to local priducers – expect plenty of robust meat, game ansd seafood dishes.
The restaurant is open seven days a week, serves lunch, dinner and brunch and the menu curently touts dishes such as Duck Toast Grilled Sourdough, Warm Mushroom~Frisee~Duck Confit Salad, Local Goat Cheese Schmear, Fried Egg ($14) and Prosciutto Wrapped Utah Red Trout, Leek Mashed Potato, Grain Mustard, Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Citrus~Basil Butter $31.
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Small plates, artisan cocktails, first rate wine program, one of SLC’s finest restaurants and much much more. If you drive past the Copper Onion on any given night, rain or shine, you will see the restaurant overflowing. In the summer, the capacity expands with the outdoor patio and is equally jam packed.
Of course there’s a reason for this huge popularity (see our 2013 Copper Onion review) – the cooking of Ryan Lowder and his team. Lowder’s menu takes inspiration from cooking in Michelin starred restaurants in Europe and NYC, making the simple sublime. Dishes like Sautéed mushrooms ($9) with Uta clifford farm fried egg and potato sticks, parsley, garlic are a perfect example of this approach.
111 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
In a city myopically obsessed with sushi, Naked Fish offers an extensive Japanese dining experience. Yes, there’s sushi, and exceptionally fresh and creative sushi at that – but there is so much more to enjoy here. From light as a feather tempura to a full range of yakitori the two kitchen teams at Naked Fish continually push the envelope of SLC’s finest Japanese eatery.
67 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Olive Bistro in downtown SLC is one of the cities best kept secrets. The restaurant isn’t necessarily the latest trendy handy replete with mixologists and – but it is a restaurant loaded with delicious Mediterranean flavors.
The menu is build around well executed Paninis and rounded out by crepes, salads and other light bites. Another focus at Olive Bistro is the excellent wine and beer list, which makes this gem of a restaurant perfect for lunch and dinner alike.
57 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101