Where can a large group book a table in SLC? It’s a question we’re asked a lot of times because it’s a tricky balancing act to do well. When booking a restaurant for a larger party you often need to ensure the price is affordable, the menu caters to a range of tastes, and the restaurant itself is capable of delivering the goods for all those hungry mouths.
With that in mind, here are our picks for the best restaurants to check out when booking for a large group. Oh. By large group we have eight of more guests in mind!
Note: for large groups, always call in advance before headed to the restaurant. If possible try to book a day or more in advance to give the restaurant time to get ready for your group.
Desert Edge Pub
Located in historic Trolley Square, Desert Edge Pub is one of Utah’s oldest (and best!) brewpubs. Licenses as a restaurant, guests of any age can come and enjoy the eclectic menu here which stretches from Mexican to Asian to Italian. The restaurant has significant space, affording large groups plenty of room.
273 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
There are five locations of this modern taqueria across the valley. All are open seven days a week, all have a full bar, and all offer delicious tacos with a twist. The restaurant caters to larger groups happily.
Proper Burger Co
Proper Burger Co. is a modern burger joint attached to their sister business Proper Brewing. The brewery side might be 21+ only but the burger spot is open to all ages. The restaurant offers a number of fun and funky burgers, including a range of shakes, sides and options from the businesses brewers.
857 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
The downtown Salt Lake Japanese restaurant happily accepts reservations for parties of 8-20 people. The restaurant suggests reserving at least a week before the date of the event, to ensure availability.
722 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
If you’re looking for a more upscale spot to take your group, look no further than Stanza. This downtown Italian restaurant happily caters to large groups and also offers an amazing modern menu crafted by chefs Jonathan LeBlanc and pastry whizz Amber Billingsley. There’s a considered wine list, impeccable service and a chic interior.
Who doesn’t love pizza? The Pie is a Salt Lake City institution with more awards under their belts than toppings on their pizza pies. There are multiple locations of The Pie, all with plenty space to cater to large and hungry groups. The Pie even offers a specialty menu of vegan and gluten free pies, so everyone in your group can eat well.
Charlie Chow’s Dragon Grill
This downtown casual eatery serves a range of Chinese favorites, perfect for group dining: dim sum, ala carte entrees and a fun all-you-can-eat Mongolian BBQ.
55 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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