These are some of my personal favorites from the Cottonwood Heights neighborhood in Salt Lake City.
This fine dining establishment was first helmed by French chef Franck Peissel. After Peissel’s departure for pastures new, the restaurant continued under his name; these days chefs Adam Vickers an Robert Perkins are at the helm. The duo put out a creative and innovative menu that’s one if the boldest and brightest outside of downtown SLC. Pictured is their Thursday burger special were the restaurant put out one of the city’s best burgers, the exact creation changes weekly.
6263 Holladay Blvd, Holladay, UT 84121
Vietnamese cuisine meets sushi at this Cottonwood Heights high end joint. SAOLA is the work of a local restauranteur with multiple decades (and restaurants) experience behind them.
Undeniably one of the very best restaurants in Cottonwood Heights; not least one of the very best Middle Eastern restaurants in the state too. Iranian cuisine is the focus of a delicious menu here: hearty stews, fine rice preparation and juicy skewers of meat.
7835 Highland Dr, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
Loaded fries, bountiful salads and juicy meat stuffed wraps are the order of the day here. Oh, and pretty much all of those ingredients recombined in various fashions with each other too! The vibe is modern and fun, and there’s craft beer and wine too.
SLC | 35 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | (801) 364-0286
Sugar House | 1201 Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 | (385) 322-1140
Cottonwood Heights | 3158 6200 S, Holladay, UT 84121 | (801) 930-5114
Lone Star Taqueria
Now a stalwart of the dining scene, Lone Star has been slinging tacos with aplomb for as long as we can remember. The casual atmosphere makes it a perfect place to swing by for a delicious lunch or Summery evening on the patio. The restaurant also features a drive thru that’s inevitably back to back – proof positive that these are great tacos.
2265 Fort Union Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC. I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have written in myopic detail about the Salt Lake City dining scene for the better part of seventeen years.
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