Econo Lodge Downtown
715 W. North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: (801) 363-0062
Fax: (801) 359-3926
Featured on Food Networks, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" the Red Iguana has been a Salt Lake City staple long before the show aired. This Mexican restaurant is family owned and operated, serving dishes from various regions of Mexico as well as some family favorites handed down from generation to generation. This family friendly establishment also offers a simplified menu for los niños and is so popular that a line can be seen wrapping around the block during high traffic meal times.
Located at the popular shopping destination, the Gateway, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has a lot to offer lovers of steaks and seafood. Your meal at this restaurant begins with delicious appetizers like sweet chile calamari, jumbo lump crab cakes and tenderloin carpaccio. You then move on to some scrumptious cuts of meat, among which the peppercorn steak and porcini-rubbed filet mignon are particularly popular. If you're in the mood for seafood, barbecue Scottish salmon fillet and North Atlantic lobster tails will do perfectly. From the extensive wine list, you can choose the perfect complement for your meal.
This charming Mexican restaurant, located in the old Rio Grande Train Depot close to the center of Salt Lake City, boasts an impressive variety of delicious homemade salsas. The chile verde is definitely the best, tasty on all of the burritos, enchiladas, and tacos offered. The salads and homemade carnitas (available only during dinner hours) are also recommended. Come in for the food and stay for the legends surrounding the train station.
Serving contemporary American cuisine, Pallet's best dishes are quite a few, including the scallops, gnocchi, meatball, smoked salmon, and their beet salad with Goat Cheese. Their ice cream sandwiches are Chef recommended. Although a restaurant, Pallet's stand out feature is its design and décor. With a trendy and rustic style, the ambiance brings in the intellectual and artistic crowds. Their lighting changes from lunch to dinner as does their menu, giving diners a new experience when they arrive. The restaurant also houses community tables, where diners get to meet new people. Finally, the restaurant's special possession is a vintage typewriter, preserved since the beginning of 1900, which diners can use to leave their comments.
This trendy favorite enlists exposed architectural elements, an open kitchen and walls of windows to evoke the ambiance of an outdoor Italian cafe. Salt Lake City's up-and-comers congregate here midday to lunch on stuffed sandwiches, slabs of focaccia and perfectly prepared cappuccino. No alcohol is served. The adjoining market boasts an array of imported Italian foods ranging from crusty fresh-baked bread to black truffles. Phone orders are welcomed, catering services abound, and Tony himself teaches occasional cooking classes.
A converted warehouse is home to this fun-loving brew pub. Exposed masonry and wood framing create an unusual, but welcoming ambiance. The Red Rock offers great ale, cream soda, root beer and ginger ale, so that every thirst may be quenched. Enjoy the simplicity of a spicy pizza with a glass of Amber ale or rotisserie chicken and a glass of Nut Brown Ale. For dessert, indulge in some brownie pudding with a glass of oatmeal stout.
Buca di Beppo is the destination for party mongers. It has a great party ambiance and mouth watering Italian cuisine to grab on to. To start, try out the Buca Trio Platter which consists of three appetizers Crispy Shrimp, Fried Calamari and Pan Fried Fresh Mozzarella. The other dishes on the menu are Penne Campofiore, Spaghetti Meat Balls, Shrimp Fra Diavolo or Chicken with Lemon. The servings are very large and sufficient for groups. Booking is advisable, otherwise waiting outside can be a pain.
Carriage Court is just a block from malls, banks and Temple Square and serves traditional American fare, but also features specialties that pay homage to Native Americans and pioneers that settled in the mountains. Entrees like Utah Red Trout and grilled buffalo use fresh local ingredients and traditional recipes. The carrot soup here is especially delicious. No alcohol is served.
Located on the popular Pierpont Avenue along side Baci Trattoria and Cafe Pierpont you will find this quaint pub full of rich foods, strong spirits and lively crowds. The beer is brewed on site to the 3.2 percentage alcohol standards of Utah law. One favorite brew is the Chili Beer. The fare is quite good and includes many vegetarian options like the veggie burger or red beans and rice. Other menu items feature sushi, sandwiches and pasta.
Located at the Arrow Press Square Shopping Center, the Naked Fish is a Japanese restaurant committed to providing patrons with the most delicious food, all the while taking care to maintain environmentally sustainable practices. Rolls like the Spicy Tuna and Geisha are extremely popular, and deservedly so. The eatery provides numerous scrumptious meal options for both vegetarians and meat lovers.
Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, Christopher's Prime Steak House & Grill is a restaurant where succulent cuts of meat are aplenty. The steakhouse's offerings are not restricted to aged meats, however; there are some delicious seafood dishes to be enjoyed, too. There is a three-course early evening special that is served between 4.30p and 6p and includes scrumptious preparations like baked organic salmon Florentine and tournedos of steak tenderloin. If you drop by for dinner a bit later, you could feast on medallions of filet mignon with shrimp scampi, Berkshire double-cut pork chops, lemon shallot halibut with couscous and more. A wine list is also on offer.
Billing itself as "home of the hardcore Mexican food," the entrees are daring and feature unusual varieties of mole sauces. Knowledgeable servers will help you select the combination of sauces and level of spiciness that is right for you. Enjoy indoor or patio dining, or take advantage of the complete take-out menu. A full liquor license is available, so patrons can enjoy beer, wine, or mixed drinks with their meals.