My Birthday Dinner Date at The Roof

For years, going on a date to The Roof has been on our date night bucket list. My husband surprised me and made reservations there for our dinner date as part of my birthday getaway. We spent some time on Temple Square and got to the restaurant as dinner was starting. The food is delicious and the view is stunning so if you’re looking for a romantic place to celebrate a special occasion, this is it.

Where: 15 E S Temple, Salt Lake City
Cost: $42 per adult

the roof salt lake city

We had a really fun waiter who shared a birthday with me. He gave us amazing drink suggestions and we were so grateful that we took his advice. He kept our plates cleared as we finished eating from them, kept our drinks topped and helped us have a good time without hovering too much so that we could still enjoy an intimate dinner together.

If you’re not familiar with The Roof, it’s a gourmet buffet restaurant on the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square in Downtown Salt Lake. A lot of The Roof experience is about the atmosphere and the views. You’ll find gourmet salad bars and amazing meat cuts full of flavor. We were so full by the time we finished our dinner course, we didn’t get to try their amazing desserts, but I’ve had the opportunity to sample them as I’ve planned company parties at the JSMB and I can tell you that they are all amazingly delicious.

The live piano music being played from over by the food bars, the upscale table settings and the view of the temple grounds from out the window are all a huge part of why we enjoyed our time at The Roof. And those rolls, can we talk about the phenomenal Lion House rolls?!?! I’m drooling over here just thinking about them.

This is definitely the place to go the next time you’re looking for somewhere fancy to celebrate something a special occasion or your love!