Looking for the most romantic restaurants Salt Lake City has, to treat that special someone in your life? We’ve got you covered with our four favorite picks around town.
One of the most romantic restaurants Salt Lake City affords – heck even Utah and the mountain West – is located just four scenic miles up Millcreek canyon. There you will find the spectacular Log Haven restaurant.
The restaurant can trace romance right back to its creation in 1920. Salt Lake steel magnate L.F. Rains created the mountain retreat as an anniversary gift for his wife. Rains’ eye popping creation sits amongst flowing waterfalls, wildlife and soaring trees.
Margo Provost purchased Log Haven in 1994 and embarked on a refurbishment program that led to today’s grand restaurant, popular with wedding parties and romancing couples alike. Log Haven features an expansive main dining room that floods with natural light and mountain vistas before switching to flickering candlelight as the sun sets. In warmer months, dine al fresco on the secluded patio space and take in the wonderful mountain atmosphere.
Chef Dave Jones’ cooking embraces the rustic setting with a dash of Southwestern spice and flair. Keep an eye out for sublime dishes like Achiote Grilled Calamari with salsa verde, fresno peppers and onions, crisp tortillas, lime aioli or Tea Brined Duroc Pork Tenderloin with hazelnut – apricot quiona pilaf, roast winter squash, huckleberry gastrique.
6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Bambara would rate highly on any romantic restaurants Salt Lake City list. Situated on the ground floor of the Monaco hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, the restaurant oozes comfort and class. Helmed by chef Nathan Powers’ who showcases New American cooking with an eye on local ingredients.
Stop by for weekend brunch, lunch or for dinner to sample dishes like Prosciutto Wrapped Utah Red Trout ($31, Leek Mashed Potato, Grain Mustard, Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Citrus~Basil Butter).
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The moment you step into Spencer’s main dining room you’re transported to a different world, one of classic American steakhouses with just a dash of rat pack era vibe. Plush booths, wood paneling, subdued lighting and waitstaff in crisp, classic outfits are the order of the day.
While Spencer’s menu covers more than just beef, the main event here is most certainly the steaks – aged 21 says and cooked at 1600 degrees. Prices start at $41 for the 8oz USDA prime filet mignon and work their way all the way to the $67 24oz USDA prime T-Bone. You might also spy several bone-in specials too.
255 SW Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
The Tree Room is the premier dining destination at Robert Redford’s exclusive Sundance resort – named for the actual in situ tree around which the restaurant dining room is built. The space glows with warmth and features unique pieces from Robert Redford’s own Native American art collection.
The Tree Room’s elegant menu includes mountain inspired cuisine such as Lamb Belly ($16, honey lavender, brussels sprouts, pears and chickpea) and Elk Loin ($46, sunchokes, huckleberry soubise, cipollini onions and pumpkin).
8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance, UT