Salt Lake City restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Salt Lake City

Red Iguana

Mexico at its most authentic, aromatic and delicious – no wonder the line is usually snaking out the door at this family-run restaurant. Ask for samples of the mole to decide on one of seven chili- and chocolate-bas…
Top Choice Ramen in Salt Lake City

Tosh's Ramen

Ecstasy by the steaming oversized bowl, Tosh's ramen comes with silken broth and crunchy sprouts, topped with a poached egg if you like it that way. It couldn't get more authentic. Try to carve out some room for an …
Top Choice Bistro in Salt Lake City

Avenues Bistro on Third

An intimate, food-first experience. Enter the tiny house in the Avenues to a handful of tables around an open grill. The owner is seating guests and chatting with neighbors. The fare: fresh greens with Utah trout, t…
International in Salt Lake City

Copper Onion

Locals keep the Copper Onion bustling at every seating… And for good reason: small plates like wagyu stroganoff and pasta carbonara call out to be shared. Save room for the citrus and chèvre cheesecake. A design-dri…
Modern American in Salt Lake City

Rye Diner & Drinks

Call it a modern diner, with a spare look and locally sourced supplies. For an outing with friends it's satisfying and cheap enough. Think fried chicken and waffles, quinoa with maple syrup or poke bowls. There's a …
Peruvian in Salt Lake City

Del Mar al Lago

Get ready for a treat. The Peruvian patrons tell you it's authentic. Chef Wilmer from Trujillo cooks up the country's best dishes, including ceviche (fish marinated in lime), yucca fries and causas (seasoned mashed …
Japanese in Salt Lake City


Who wouldn't be tempted by 'sex on rice'? The best of a number of surprisingly good sushi restaurants here in landlocked Salt Lake, and often packed. Even LA restaurant snobs rave about the innovative rolls at this …
Bakery in Salt Lake City

Bagel Project

Top-notch bagels are made with old-world care by the owners straight outta Jersey. Chewy, simple, satisfying. It also sells bialys (Polish rolls with caramelized onions), gourmet coffee and sandwiches.
Deli in Salt Lake City

Caputo's Deli

Stock up on gorgeous cheeses, marinated peppers, fresh sandwiches and pastries at this deli counter and gourmet store.
American in Salt Lake City


Earthy and interesting, with seasonal eclectic mains like Moroccan fried chicken with frisée or truffle burgers. Dine at the few sidewalk tables and you'll feel like part of the chummy neighborhood. Supports local f…