Restaurants For Relaxation

Ted Scheffler, restaurant critic and Dining Editor for the Salt Lake City Weekly, reveals some relaxing places to grab a bite to eat.

The Tree Room

Sundance Resort

Provo Canyon

1 866 627-8313


Tuesday-Thursday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

At Sundance, dining is an art form. Recipient of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond award and the Wine Spectator award, the Tree Room serves seasonal mountain cuisine. The atmosphere is romantic with candlelight and soft illumination accenting the Native American art from Robert Redford’s private collection.


321 S. Main St. Salt Lake City Utah

801 364-7142

Open 7 days a week


½ off all sushi rolls

Monday -Friday



Mon-Wed & Sunday 5:30 – 10:00 pm

Thursday 5:30—1:00 am

Friday & Saturday 5:30—2:00 am

Review from one diner:
“At Shogun, Sushi mainstays and exotic delicacies are always served at their pristine best. You can also order standard Japanese fare, but the sushi takes the spotlight. Your best bet is to put yourself in the chef’s hands and enjoy. If delicate, deep-fried soft-shell crabs are available, go for them. Spanish mackerel, amberjack, ahi, hamachi, anago and baby crabs are all delightful. Fresh salads with vinegary or fried vegetables make delicious side dishes.”

Oasis Café

151 South 500 East

Salt Lake City


The mission of Oasis Café is to provide a healthy and comfortable balance in both our menu and relaxing environment. Dining on our garden patio is a secret gem. We pride ourselves in making every item with the freshest ingredients possible with nothing ever arriving pre-packaged or pre-prepared. Oasis Café offers an extensive menu that includes many vegetarian and vegan options.

While we strive to make sure your experience at Oasis is always a great one; we also continue to support local and global communities by donating profits to many charities. Our adjoining book store, Golden Braid Books, sells crafts made by women in Africa and sends the proceeds from these sales to the women that created them.

The Tea Grotto

2030 S 900 E

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 466-8255

The Tea Grotto’s fine, herbal and organic teas from China, India, Sri Lanka, and many other exotic locales are of the highest quality and cannot be compared to grocery store tea bags. An impressive array of over 90 different teas
Salt Lake’s first green tea matcha latte
Enjoy tea and food pairings, pastries, and sandwiches
Come sip a pot of tea, take it to go or buy bulk to make at home. Rebecca Sheeran owner is 1 of 15 certified tea specialists in the country who has created a place to come slow down and relax.

To see more reviews by Ted Scheffler, pick up the latest City Weekly or go to

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