The 10 Best Fancy Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake is a vibrant and growing metropolis with a thriving culinary scene. From upscale steakhouses to cozy Italian trattorias, there's something to satisfy every palate and budget. Whether you're looking for a romantic evening out or a special occasion to celebrate, Salt Lake has something for every taste.



Bambara is a modern bistro renowned for its impeccable service and stylish ambiance and has continuously set the tone for Salt Lake's culinary landscape since its inception. Nestled in a historic bank lobby, Bambara offers a seasonal rotation of European-inspired dishes that celebrate the local bounty of fish, game, and vegetables.

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Table X

At Table X, the notion of a conventional "modern American restaurant" is boldly defied. Their culinary philosophy extends far beyond simply serving impeccable cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. They aspire to orchestrate a transformative fine-dining experience, one that is devoid of unnecessary fuss and shortcuts. Their tasting menu showcases dishes meticulously crafted from scratch, utilizing the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, often harvested directly from their own garden. Every element of the Table X experience is thoughtfully curated to ensure an unforgettable culinary adventure.

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Valter’s Osteria

Valter’s old favorites honed from his mother’s cooking to inventive new dishes highlighting seasonal specialties await you. A modern twist on a Tuscan Granary, with full bar, seasonal outdoor dining and a private room, our intimate, but bustling Osteria welcomes you.

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The Copper Onion

Since its inception in 2010, Copper Onion has delivered a welcoming and approachable dining experience for all. Each dish is made in-house daily with a commitment to sourcing ingredients locally and sustainably. The brasserie-style restaurant features American fare, along with extensive wine and cocktail menus. Serving dinner 7 nights a week, weekday lunch, as well as weekend brunch in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Nestled in Salt Lake City's vibrant downtown, Takashi is a haven for sushi lovers and Japanese cuisine enthusiasts. This stylish restaurant invites you on a culinary journey with its fresh, locally sourced ingredients, innovative maki rolls, and extensive sake list. Takashi's lively ambiance and impeccable service create an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you craving more.

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Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House

Kimi's Chop & Oyster House is a high-end steakhouse in Salt Lake City that offers an upscale dining experience with a focus on fresh seafood and prime cuts of meat. The restaurant has a stylish and contemporary atmosphere with a menu that features items such as oysters on the half shell, roasted bone marrow, grilled octopus, dry-aged steaks, and fresh seafood.

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Arlo, a chef-driven restaurant in Salt Lake City's Marmalade neighborhood, offers an elevated casual dining experience. Its menu features contemporary food and drink inspired by global flavors. Arlo's commitment to sustainability and responsible commerce is evident in their partnerships with local farms and whole-animal butchery program.

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VENETO Ristorante Italiano

Nestled in a repurposed home originally built in 1892, VENETO Ristorante Italiano is a charming Italian eatery that transports you to the heart of Italy with its authentic cuisine and warm ambiance. Located just blocks from the center of downtown Salt Lake City, VENETO offers an intimate dining experience that is perfect for a romantic evening, a special occasion, or a casual meal with friends.

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Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

Nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City's Central City, Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is an elegant eatery that elevates Italian cuisine to new heights. Its sophisticated ambiance, impeccable service, and exquisite dishes make it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The restaurant's menu showcases the culinary artistry of Executive Chef Paul Cafaro, who expertly blends traditional Italian flavors with modern culinary techniques. Each dish is crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring an explosion of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

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Current Fish and Oyster

Current's understated design lets its culinary creations and the historic building shine. The menu showcases the finest fresh seafood from across America, prepared with a focus on sustainability and classic techniques. Inspired beverage selections include specially chosen wines, modern cocktails, local craft beer, and cider.

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