Salt Lake City Dining

Salt Lake City, the home of Kentucky Fried Chicken, is famous for its culinary experiences. After the now world famous KFC, the fry sauce was also invented here. It's the sauce comprising mostly of mayo and ketchup that you dip French fries in. Up until a few years ago you could not get it outside of Utah, now all the fast food chains carry it.

Some of the best food experiences in town are to be found in one of the following places:

Al Forno's Ristorante
239 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
801-359-6040
This small Salt Lake restaurant serves wonderful and affordable Italian cuisine. It is decorated with a casual flair and although it can feel like it's a bit crowded, the small booths are perfect for two and quiet conversation. There are more than 20 different pasta dishes available. The popular Vitello Marsala (veal medallions with sauteed mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce) is a must try.

The Garden Restaurant
15 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-539-1911
At The Garden Restaurant, you will find a fresh, airy alternative to lunch or dinner in a casual, patio setting. In the warmer months, the roof opens for a unique alfresco dining experience. Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, overlooking downtown Salt Lake City, this restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience.

Benihana
165 Sw Temple, Arrow Press Square, Blvd #1, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801-322-2421
At Benihana, you can enjoy the finest steak, chicken and seafood prepared teppanyaki style at your table by your very own chef or enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi at our spacious sushi bar. Diners can choose from a variety of fresh sushi and other Japanese favorites.

Rio Grande Cafe
270 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801-364-3302
Since 1981, the popular Rio Grande Cafe has been serving great Mexican food inside the Historic Rio Grande Train Station in Salt Lake City. The menu includes Tortilla Chips and Salsa, Rio Grande Salad (grilled chicken breast, fresh vegetables, and guacamole on a bed of fresh mixed greens), tacos and more.

Dragon Diner
1331 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84124
801-272-9333
Dragon Diner is located in the Salt Lake Valley and is a hidden jewel that offers incredible tasty Chinese food at reasonable prices. The dinner menu includes noodles, fried rice, sweet and sour chicken, pepper beef with tomato and many more specialties.