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Salt Lake City Restaurants: A Quick Guide for the Business Traveler

salt lake city restaurants for business travelersSo you’re on a business trip to Salt Lake City, Utah and need something to satisfy your hunger pangs. The question is: Which restaurant should you choose? Of course it depends on what time of day it is and what type of food you are looking for, but I can guarantee there is a restaurant nearby that will please your cravings.
Here are just a few options:
The new City Creek Center, located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, has a wide range of eateries, offering everything from a food court to The Cheesecake Factory. Other favorites at City Creek include The Blue Lemon and Texas de Brazil.
Another great downtown option is Bambara, a Salt Lake City restaurant celebrating the past and present, located at the Hotel Monaco. Bambara’s desserts are to die for and their famous Blue Cheese House Cut Potato Chips are an appetizer must.
Just a few blocks south is the Grand America Hotel, where you will find Ali Raafati, recent winner of Salt Lake Magazine’s “Golden Spoon for Hospitality.” Raafati is the hotel’s Ambassador of Special Events at the Garden Cafe and is known to provide the finest hospitality and service in Salt Lake City. You definitely won’t want to miss the Sunday Brunch; it is truly a “Grand” experience with unprecedented culinary delights from seafood, to ebleskivers, to intricate ice carvings, to a child-size buffet.
If you’re looking for a home-cooked meal, the Lion House Pantry should be your first stop. The Pantry offers authentic recipes that have been passed down through generations and are sure to please your palate. The menu changes daily, but the prime rib dinner is what they’re famous for, along with their homemade rolls.
Other fantastic favorites include Caffe Molise, Christopher’s Prime Steak House and Grill, and Cucina Toscana, and there are literally hundreds of other delicious options worth enjoying. More ideas can be found here and here.
Bon Appetit!

 

 

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