Where to eat during SPI 2019: Dinner Edition

Posted by Crown Battery on Sep 13, 2019 2:06:50 PM


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There are many restaurants within just a few miles of the Salt Palace Convention Center. 

We've scoured the net and worked with local concierges to find great options for any palette- from local gems to restaurants perfect for business dinners. 

What are you hungry for?

 


 

Steak and Seafood

 

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

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275 S. W Temple, Salt Lake City UT. (801) 363-2000
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Looking for a  mouthwatering, USDA Prime steak that's cooked just right -- and served on a 500 degree plate? Ruth's Chris is just four minutes (0.3 miles) from the convention center. 

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sunday from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

Mexican (Local favorites)

 

Blue Iguana 

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165 S W Temple. Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 533-8900

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This popular casual Mexican restaurant is known for its mole, along with its burritos, margaritas, and charming setting. It’s two minutes by foot (0.1 miles) from the convention center.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Chile-Tepin

Reservations not required

18 W. Market St., Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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This casual restaurant is known for its variety of Mexican favorites – along with solid margaritas and cervezas. Judging by concierge recommendations and reviews, it’s hard to go wrong.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Closed Sunday

 

 

New American

 

Sonoma Grill

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110 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 890-6612

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A short five-minute (0.3 mile) walk from the convention center, Sonoma Grill offers California-inspired cuisine that’s known for its freshness and flavor pairings. The farm-inspired menu includes everything from blackened salmon salad and Kenwood Caprese to Sonoma Pomodoro and other artisan options.

 

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Saturday from 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday from 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

 

Italian

 

Buca di Beppo

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202 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 575-6262

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This upscale chain is known for its family-style meals and take on Italian classics.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Sunday from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

 

 

Bars/Brewpubs

 

Squatters

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147 Broadway St., Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 343-2739

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Located just six minutes by foot (0.2 miles) from the convention center, this microbrewery chain is known for its relaxed atmosphere, tasty pub grub, and selection of seasonal and regular beers on draft.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am - midnight

Friday from 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Saturday from 10:00 am - 1:00 am

Sunday from 10:00 am - midnight

 

Lake Effect

No reservations required

155 W. 200 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 285-6494

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Just one minute – 108 feet – from the convention center, Lake Effect serves up Spanish-style meals and craft drinks in an intimate environment. You can also enjoy live music.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am - midnight

Friday from 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Saturday from 10:00 am - 1:00 am

Sunday from 10:00 am - midnight

 

Whiskey Street

No reservations required

323 Main St. Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 433-1371

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If you’re looking for a vintage lounge atmosphere, a fresh take on American food, and a vast array of beer and whiskey – look no further. Whiskey Street is located 0.7 miles (eight minutes by foot, faster by car) from the convention center.

 

Hours of Operation:

Daily from 11:00 am - 1:00 am

 

 

Asian

 

Takashi

No reservations required

18 W. Market St. Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 519-9595

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Known for their signature rolls and large sake list, this Japanese sushi bar and restaurant draws in crowds with its tasty food and hip atmosphere. It’s 0.5 miles (8 minutes by foot, faster by car) from the convention center.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday from 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Sapa

No reservations required

722 State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 784-3291

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This Asian fusion restaurant is known for its sushi and cocktails. You can also relax in a courtyard and enjoy a Japanese tea house experience. Just 1.2 miles from the convention center, this is a short cab ride or 23 minutes of exploring the city on foot.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 


If you want even more information on how to get the most from your trip, be sure to check out our free guide: How to Make the Most of Your SPI Experience.