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The Garden Cafe

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555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4100 (Between 5th and 6th South)
+1 801-258-6708
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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284 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its $49 for the Brunch and come HUNGRY. You will not be disappointed. Delicious food all around, and I mean all around. Food Stations everywhere you look and they all are super delicious. You will not be disappointed. Mountains of Seafood, Sushi, Beef, Pork, BBQ, Chicken, Eggs, you name it...or they will make it if you don't see it. You... More 

Thank tedb548
Castle Rock, Colorado
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the Grand America Hotel's Garden Cafe on April 8, 2017. It was my brother's 80th birthday brunch celebration. The staff was attentive and professional. The brunch menu items were extensive - and delicious. The Garden Cafe rooms are acoustically wonderful; staff separates groups so that conversations are private and muted. A wonderful place to dine! Free valet... More 

Thank Joseph T
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Typically when I hear buffet - I run away - but this is a first-class experience with a carving station, fresh salads, multiple entrees and a decadent dessert station that will cause you to forget any diet commitments!

Thank Harry P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Fast, pretty, convenient, excellent breakfast menu and service. I had breakfast here twice and loved it. Had the leek omelet once and the flank steak and potatoes once as well. Both are 5 outta 5 dishes... and excellent, quick service. Thank you!

Thank zeeee4
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed at the Grand America Hotel before Thanksgiving, being in town for family business. We dined at the Garden Cafe for both dinner and breakfast during our stay. Dinner was fabulous! Service was extraordinary. Food was the best we have enjoyed in years. While somewhat more expensive than other places in SLC, the cost is accounted for by both... More 

Thank Dr. Bob B
Pocatello, Idaho
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Sunday brunch is a great experience. The quality of food and service is the best in Salt Lake City. The staff is very attentive and makes sure you always a drink and if you need helping finding anything. The atmosphere is great and families are welcome, this is the only restaurant I have been too where parents make sure... More 

Thank Justin F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We only ate at the Garden Cafe as they provide an annual Christmas Dinner. Apparently, last year's dinner was very good and it was a "buffet style" - this year, 2016 it was a "Fix List" and it was more expensive. It was $65/person versus the $50 last year for the buffet. Also, there were no interior decorations in the... More 

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GAHotelsandResorts, Director at The Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Eric L, Thank you for sharing your review, I appreciate the feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointment you experienced. I am reviewing the details of your visit with our staff. I would appreciate the opportunity to learn more. At your earliest convenience, can you please email me at rperret@grandamerica.com? Kind Regards, Régis Perret Director of Food... More 

Salt Lake City
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This was a much anticipated Christmas Dinner with friends for which I had spent an hour on the phone to make the reservation almost 4 weeks in advance. The Garden Cafe is the restaurant of the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City which markets itself as the top luxury hotel in the city. And thus were our expectations, especially... More 

Thank macann1
Layton, Utah
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Was disappointed with the wait and service for the brunch. We were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time and found that a few items were missing from the buffet.

Thank UtahCritic
Jackson, Wyoming
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The brunch set up looked beautiful. If you are going to eat here probably your best bet. If you order breakfast ummmm very underwhelming. 2 eggs I cut into the first one to find a brown looking pea size object. I was told it was a caper the egg was replaced quickly and without fuss. But I will have to... More 

Thank JR6111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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
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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