Hippest Places in Salt Lake City for the Company Party

Hippest Places in Salt Lake City for the Company Party

Looking for the best place to have a company party in Salt Lake City? We suggest staying away from chain restaurants and instead treating your employees to unique dining experiences with an awesome atmosphere.

Some of these Salt Lake restaurants can accommodate large parties by putting tables together, or they offer designated areas for large reservations. Peruse the menus and you’re sure to find a restaurant that caters to a variety of palates.

Best Places in SLC for Parties

  1. Libertango

Touted as the difference between eating and savoring, Libertango is Salt Lake City’s newest Argentine restaurant. Offering authentic cuisine inspired by Brazilian steakhouses, it’s a hotspot for dinners in the valley. Located just south of SL proper in Sandy, Libertango is an upscale, fine-dining steakhouse with a mouthwatering menu.

OpenTable Diners Choice 2023

As a Diners Choice award winner in 2023, there’s no doubt that Libertango is the go-to spot for partygoers in Salt Lake. The restaurant has a great selection of wines and craft cocktails, as well as an impressive bar menu full of tapas options. It’s ideal for special occasions, whether you’re celebrating the holidays as a company, or landing a major account.

  1. Lake Effect

One of the best aspects of Lake Effect is its variety of private event spaces for guests aged 21+. Whether you want to rent space upstairs or down at this Salt Lake City bar, there are a handful of options for company parties. Moody lounges and historically-themed rooms are ideal for both black-tie and casual celebrations. Lake Effect offers a full buffet for parties of 25 or more, and seated meals for parties of 25 or less. 

OpenTable Diners Choice 2022

Diners love Lake Effect for its unique gastropub offerings, including Asian and Latin-inspired pairings. For corporate events, Lake Effect reservations can be made HERE for the following:

  • Main Lounge
  • Main Floor
  • Back Lounge
  • The Rabbit Hole
  • The Rabbit Hole Lounge
  • Church – Coming Soon! 
  1. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

For private events in Salt Lake, Ruth’s Chris delivers. You can make dinner reservations for smaller parties (up to 20) online, or book for up to 222 guests at a larger corporate event. The SLC location offers 5 private rooms, which are accompanied by private dining menus so you know what all your options are. 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has been around since 1965 and they still use the original recipe created by founder Ruth Fertel. Why mess with a good thing?! Ruth’s also services hand-crafted cocktails so you can celebrate any company event with delicious meal and drink pairings.

  1. Fat Fish

Located just north of Salt Lake, Fat Fish Bountiful delights diners with both sushi and wok dishes. Or, head a little west to West Valley for your next employee appreciation meal. At either location, you can enjoy small plates, bento meals, and fat rolls all with a Vietnamese twist from Fat Fish. 

Fat Fish Bountiful

  • Sushi
  • Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soups
  • A La Carte Wok Entrées
  • Bento Meals

Fat Fish West Valley City

  • Sushi
  • Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soups
  • Bento Meals
  • Sake, Beer, Tea & Coffee
  • Dessert
  1. Per Noi Trattoria

What’s better than a family-owned Italian restaurant? Not much. Your company party can feast on authentic Italian dishes paired with a great wine list. You can make reservations for up to 6 people on Yelp but, for bigger parties, you can conveniently submit a reservation request online with Per Noi Trattoria.

Private party reservations allow you to set an estimated budget per person, and specify what occasion you’re celebrating. Per Noi Trattoria’s goal is to make your visit memorable, no matter the reason.

  1. Himalayan Kitchen

Dine in at the Himalayan for some of the best Indian and Nepali cuisine in Salt Lake. With Nepali chefs in the kitchen, your private event has never tasted so good. They’re open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, and only serve dinner on Sundays.

Did you know Himalayan has a 10,000-square-foot banquet hall? This makes it an incredibly convenient downtown location for a small or large party. Their downtown menu features Tandoori cooking, with dishes that include Chicken Tikka, Lamb Boti Kebab, and Grilled Fish. Himalayan also boasts vegetarian specialty dishes, gluten-free specials, and mouthwatering desserts.

  1. Somi Vietnamese Bistro

This Vietnamese restaurant is perfect for small company parties, so if you want to toast to your team of 8 or fewer, it’s a convenient pick. For larger parties, simply give Somi Vietnamese Bistro a call to make arrangements.

Somi has a rich menu with starters, vegetarian options, pho, rice plates, soups, desserts, and more. Looking for flavorful cocktails, beer, spirits, wine, or sake? You’ll find it here alongside Vietnamese iced coffee and fresh juices. 

  1. Hub & Spoke Diner

When you want good ol’ American comfort food, turn to Hub & Spoke Diner. With something for everyone at your company, Hub & Spoke offers both indoor and outdoor private dining options. You can reserve the full restaurant or the private dining room, accommodating up to 105 guests for corporate events.

The Diner’s from-scratch menu also includes beer, craft cocktails, spirits, wine, and boozy shakes.

OpenTable Diners Choice 2023

Voted a great brunch spot and a neighborhood gem, reservation options are available for events after 2:30 pm Sat/Sun, or any time of day Mon – Fri:

  • Private Dining Room – Seats 25
  • Outdoor Patio – Seats 22
  • Indoor Main Dining Room – Seats 80
  1. The Copper Onion

What’s more hip than Wagyu beef these days? For intimate company gatherings, you can call the Copper Onion directly to make reservations with more than 7 diners. The Copper Onion serves American fare and is located next door to its companion bar and restaurant, Copper Common.

Choose The Copper Onion for your next company lunch or dinner, and enjoy juicy Wagyu beef stroganoff, house-made pasta, and an extensive selection of wine, craft cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks.

  1.  Franklin Avenue Cocktails & Kitchen

Although this space on Franklin (Edison St) was once a theater, tenement housing, and a brothel, it’s now living its best life as a restaurant and bar. From Wagyu steak sandwiches to squid ink chitarra, Franklin Avenue has an adventurous menu of dishes and drinks. Whether you want a rum old-fashioned or a sip of “Leave Britney Alone,” you’ll find signature drinks, riffs, and classics at Franklin. 

As a bar and kitchen, Franklin Avenue is a 21+ venue, and reservations can be made online via the Private Events form for your company party.

With this list of some of the hippest places to eat in Salt Lake City, hopefully you’ll never find yourself at a cookie-cutter restaurant ever again.