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The Garden Cafe

555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
+1 801-258-6708
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
06:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Admittedly I am reviewing this for both the restaurant and hotel catering. The hotel is awesome, however for some reason in the food does not know how to keep food hot. I had food in the restaurant with a group, but whether the food was...More

Thank TravelingBbusFun
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The hotel is great, the chef sucks. The food here has been bad for years. I have eaten probably about 30-40 banquets there and they have been uniformly bad. They need to learn how to serve good food from the folks at UVU's Culinary School....More

1  Thank S D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Not just the standards. Yes, there was bacon, and sausage, even some cheese blintzes. But they also had a European style buffet of sliced meats, house cured salmon, and various cheeses. I loaded up on the Salmon. Also, had a selection of various cheeses and...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

What an awesome culinary delight dinning at the Garden Cafe at the illustrious Grand America in Salt Lake City! Our server was one of the top 3 ever in our extensive travels! The cuisine was world class, with a cheese and honey tray, followed by...More

1  Thank Motivator535
Reviewed 25 October 2017

My husband and I stayed in SLC overnight, and then went to the Grand America Sunday brunch. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The food was so amazing, they had anything and everything you could possibly want. Everything was perfect! I am...More

Thank cwindsor8769
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We had breakfast here almost every day. Very good food and the staff was friendly. Most days we were good on time, but they were very good to accomodate when we asked for a little quicker service. In town, for a convention.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a fine lunch of steamed mussels in an exciting au jus sauce and miniature French fries along with a glass of Chalk Hill Chardonnay - all perfection! My guest had the buffet with salmon and antipasto selection of vegetables all beautifully prepared and a...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Clean and spacious. Breakfast menu had an excellent variety. The windows were so clean. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

this is a great place when Downtown with great food and service never had a bad meal or experience ever going there have been going there from time to time for over 20 yrs recommend very highly.

Thank JackR1872AA
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Garden Cafe is always very quiet: whenever I've eaten there, only a few of the tables are in use. The menu options are surprisingly limited for a restaurant in a five star hotel. Regardless, their entrees are tasty. Drawbacks: Service is slow. Seasonal desserts...More

Thank k38589189
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100
    (Between 5th and 6th South)
  • Public Transportation: Traxs light rail, Courthouse Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-258-6708
  • E-mail
A word from The Garden Cafe - Grand America Hotel Ambassador of Special Events, Ali Raafati, works hand in hand with Executive Chef Phillip Yates to make every meal in the Garden Café extraordinary. The Garden Café’s menu pays tribute to the finest “local” ingredients Utah has to offer, such as Niman Ranch beef, Morgan Valley lamb and Zoe’s Farm produce. Our famed Sunday Brunch features live jazz and time-honored favorites such as roasted prime rib of beef, jumbo shrimp, oysters on the half shell, and Alaskan King Crab for starters…and a special buffet designed just for kids! You will want to save room for the dessert display created by our award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Jeffery de Leon. Experience the joy of sharing good food with friends and beautiful surroundings at the Garden Café (wine list and cocktail service also available).
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