Temple Square and The Roof: Best View in Salt Lake City


Radley and I went on up to a romantic evening in Salt Lake City. Work and school have been pretty crazy, and it was SO necessary to get out of the house to go do something new together!

We decided to make it a romantic evening at Temple Square. Incase you don’t already know, Rad and I were married there in the Salt Lake Temple. It has already been a year and a half since that wonderful (FREEZING, but wonderful) day! This is why the Salt Lake temple holds a very special place in our hearts. We walked around the temple grounds reminiscing in the memories of our wedding day. It was a blast laughing and talking about the memories we had.


Though the views on the temple grounds were beautiful, they couldn’t beat the view we had for dinner at The Roof Restaurant. The Roof is located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and has large, floor length windows. So when you look out you Peer directly at the temple. We were seated at table 10, which in my opinion was the BEST seat in the house. It was right up to the window and directly across from the temple!  We watched the sun set over the mountains, and saw the temple light up.  The view of the city lights were stunning as they sparkled behind the temple. It was a scene I could have only imagined in movies. These were seriously breathtaking views of the temple and city you just cant find anywhere else, which made the atmosphere incredibly romantic

The atmosphere was romantic, classy, and welcoming. The music at The Roof was live piano. They played everything from Michael Buble songs to ‘I love to see the temple’ (my personal favorite of the night. haha it was definitely fitting.) The staff was professional and personable. They all went out of their way to be kind and friendly. We got caught in crazy traffic on our way there (I was panicking big time that we wouldn’t make it to our reservation), but they were very kind and accommodating to us. They were sweet, polite, and always had smiles on their faces.

The Roof  was a unique dining experience I’ve never had anywhere else. It was gourmet food selections in a buffet style. This is a perfect way to try different types of food while still making sure you leave full. Any other high dining experience I’ve had, you only get a small portion of food on your plate, and leave about as hungry as you came. The food was great! The Lion House Rolls were drool-worthy. I also loved the salmon, seafood, and pastas (I had probably had no less than 3 helpings of tortellini.) We had to make room in our already full stomaches to try all kinds of desserts… and boy, we are sure glad we did. The selections were rich and sweet!

Rad and I had the best time together at Temple Square and The Roof Restaurant. This is a fun date night everyone deserves to have. Especially if you love the beauty of the Temple. It is worth saving up a little to splurge on for a special occasion or anniversary. This experience is one we wont forget, and hope to go back to enjoy again.

If you have ever been to Temple Square, or have any other romantic date night ideas, leave them in the comments below. I’d love to chat about date night ideas and keeping the spark alive in marriage.




















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