As Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City has plenty to offer. From entertainment to skiing to other sporting activities, there’s always something to do. After all of that activity, you’re going to need to refuel at one of Salt Lake City’s restaurants. If you’re looking for a cozy atmosphere with great food, check out these spots.
It doesn’t get much cozier than a restaurant situated in a log cabin in the woods. Log Haven is located on 40 private acres in the Wasatch National Forest. Log Haven has been recognized with awards for best ambience and most romantic restaurant. So many people fall in love with Log Haven that they choose it as the site for their wedding reception.
Restaurant reviewers often talk about the innovative and eclectic menu that Log Haven offers. The menu features a variety of meat dishes prepared with seasonings for every palate. If you want to venture on the different side, you may want to try the Seared Scallops, Truffle Risotto. This dish is prepared with fresh ricotta dulce, grana padano, and mushroom broth. There is also a gluten-free menu available.
You may feel as though you just walked into a fairy tale when you step into La Caille restaurant in Salt Lake City. French-Belgian fare is served in this chateau-style restaurant. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, La Caille is filled with country French charm. There are even 18th century rooms available for party rentals.
Dinner is served here every day, and brunch on the weekends. The dinner menu includes several fine dining choices such as the Seared Tuna with mango, avocado, serrano chilis, watercress, micro greens, and a lime dressing. You can pair that with a side dish like the crushed Yukon gold potatoes.
If you are craving fine Italian dining with a rustic feeling, then a visit to Tuscany is surely on the menu. The lush greenery surrounding the restaurant will make you feel as though you just arrived in Italy. It’s also a perfect spot to book your next party. Enjoy wood oven lasagna made with fennel sausage, béchamel, spinach and meat sauce. If you’re in the mood for seafood, the seafood fra diavolo includes a variety of fish served over a bed of spaghetti.
Shallow Shaft at Alta
Alta Mountain is the backdrop of the Shallow Shaft Restaurant which overlooks the Wasatch Range and Alta Ski Resort. In fact, it is the only independent, casual fine dining restaurant in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The wait staff is known throughout the Canyon for its expertise and friendliness. Shallow Shaft’s award winning dinner and wine menu are the perfect ending to a day on the slopes. Unique dishes like an Osso Bucco served with roasted pepper, gruyere polenta and heirloom cauliflower make this menu stand out from the rest.
The Tree Room at Sundance
Mountain views are also on the menu at The Tree Room at the Sundance Mountain Resort. Enjoy artwork from Academy Award winning actor Robert Redford’s private collection as you sample the dishes at this fine dining restaurant. Whether your gaze is inside or out, beauty surrounds you at The Tree Room.
The menu features items like a duo of beef that includes a braised wagyu short rib, Niman New York Yam Puree and turnips. The Tree Room has also received the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating and Utah’s Best of State Award for Fine Dining. The Tree Room is open for dinner only Tuesday-Saturday.
Salt Lake City has plenty to offer when it comes to cozy restaurants with unique ambience. Try one or try them all to find your favorite new restaurant!