Home to Brigham Young University and its museums, including the Museum of Paleontology, the Crandall Historical Printing Museum, and the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Utah’s city of Provo is packed with interesting places to explore. After a day of museum and gallery visiting, head up Y Mountain to watch the sunset and then enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many restaurants around the city. Here are Provo’s top picks for romantic wining and dining.
© Block Restaurant
Block Restaurant is a fine-dining restaurant off University Avenue on the east side in north Provo that serves refined American cuisine made with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. The full-service restaurant features an open kitchen where inventive, farm-to-table dishes are prepared using sustainable artisanal produce from local farmers and purveyors. Signature dishes include Pan-Seared Pork Belly, Bone-In Braised Short Rib, Honey Garlic Chicken Breast, and Five Spice Duck Breast. Offering a Salt Lake City-esque food experience, the restaurant is decorated with contemporary décor, exposed brick walls, and pots of herbs and succulents. The cuisine is accompanied by a wide range of libations, including fine wines from around the world, craft beers and microbrews by the bottle or on tap, top-shelf spirits, and classic cocktails. Block Restaurant is open for dinner daily, and weekend brunch.
3330 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604, Phone: 801-885-7558
2.Bombay House - Provo
© Bombay House – Provo
Established in 1993, Bombay House has since been an iconic restaurant in Provo that is renowned for its authentic, Bombay and Indian cuisine. Bombay House offers diners a complete cultural submersion for all of the senses with vibrant murals portraying scenes from Indian life and legend, warm, intimate lighting, ancient artistic music, and a rich aroma of exotic spices. The award-winning menu features a range of delicious Indian cuisine such as sumptuous curries, masalas and kurmas, authentic tandoori oven-toasted flatbread, onion Bhaji, chicken pakora, and fragrant biriyani dishes. Bombay House also features lots of vegetarian options, and drinks such as Indian tea and coffee, strawberry and mango lassis, rose milk, and mango soy shakes. Bombay House is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.
463 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601, Phone: 801-373-6677
© Communal Restaurant
Nestled in historic downtown Provo, Communal Restaurant is a contemporary restaurant that serves family-style seasonal cuisine is a modern, stylish setting. Design by Benfell & Furr, the restaurant features clean, sleek lines, an open kitchen and a full-service bar, and a private dining room for large gatherings, and serves a seasonal menu of market-driven cuisine in shareable portions served a la carte. Signature dishes include delicious Honey Roasted Garlic Chicken, succulent Pork Belly, Funeral Potato Croquette, and a mouth-watering Butterscotch pudding. The cuisine is accompanied by a wide range of libations, including fine wines from around the world, craft beers and microbrews by the bottle or on tap, top-shelf spirits, and classic cocktails. Communal Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and breakfast, lunch and dinner, on Saturdays.
102 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601, Phone: 801-373-8000
© Foundry Grill
Paying homage to the farmers who settled the land, the Foundry Grill is a farm-to-table restaurant that celebrates the bounty of the land with hearty, down-home seasonal fare and casual wines. Based at the Sundance Resort, the Foundry Grill is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner, as well as a legendary Sunday Brunch, and serves an inventive menu of fresh salads, homemade soups, meats cooked in an applewood rotisserie oven, fresh vegetables, handmade pasta and sauces, and decadent desserts. A full-service bar offers craft beers and microbrews by the bottle or on tap, top-shelf spirits, classic cocktails, and fine wines from around the world. The Foundry Grill is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and Sunday brunch.
8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance, Utah 84604, Phone: 800-892-1600
5.Happy Sumo at the Riverwoods
Located at the center of the inviting open-air shopping center Riverwood's, Happy Sumo serves a wide selection of traditional Asian and cross-cultural cuisine. Offering an inspired dining experience that takes diners on a culinary journey throughout Southeast Asia, the restaurant presents a menu of modern creations and traditional flavors ranging from delicious appetizers and small plates for sharing to specialty rolls, maki and sashimi, and spicy eastern-influenced entrées. The restaurant features richly colored walls, intimate seating areas, and curtained high back velvet booths, and long sushi bars where diners can watch expert sushi chefs create and compose. An airy outdoor terrace is perfect for summer dining. Happy Sumo at the Riverwoods is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604, Phone: 801-225-9100
6.La Jolla Groves
© La Jolla Groves
Located in The Shops At Riverwoods, La Jolla Groves transports diners to the sun-kissed Isle of Capri with an upscale menu of contemporary American cuisine prepared with healthy and fresh ingredients. The award-winning eatery exudes an elegant European ambiance with a lemon-tree theme, a fine dining room, and several private dining rooms for special occasions. The globally-influenced menu features Mediterranean-inspired fare such as roasted mushroom bisque, sautéed shrimp, roasted chicken alfredo, beef tenderloin salad, filet steak sandwiches, and shrimp scampi. Finish off with homemade chocolate Bundt cake or the La Jolla Groves Lemon Cake and enjoy a variety of drinks such as casual wines, craft beers, and classic cocktails. La Jolla Groves is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.
4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604, Phone: 801-224-5111
7.Shoga Japanese Restaurant
© Shoga Japanese Restaurant
Located in University Crossing, Shoga Japanese Restaurant serves fresh sushi and sashimi dishes, noodles and stir-fries, along with a range of cold and hot sake and imported beers. Located opposite the University Mall on State Street, the restaurant features a stylish space with modern décor and serves a wide range of delicious dishes from across Asia, including tataki, tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, sushi, sashimi, California rolls, udon, ramen, and various noodles dishes. A full-service bar offers craft beers and microbrews by the bottle or on tap, top-shelf spirits, classic cocktails, and fine wines from around the world. Shoga Japanese Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
386 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058, Phone: 801-802-8388
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Located in the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, the Slate Restaurant serves mouthwatering American cuisine in a contemporary setting. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the stylish restaurant serves a variety of seasonally-inspired menus featuring inventive New American cuisine such as smoked trout salad, chipotle chicken skewers, prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood platters, and vegetarian options. A full-service bar offers craft beers and microbrews by the bottle or on tap, top-shelf spirits, classic cocktails, and fine wines from around the world. Slate Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, daily.
101 W 100 N, Provo, UT 84601, Phone: 801-377-4700
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Located in the Sundance Mountain Resort, the Tree Room is a rustic, dreamy spot that serves upscale American fare with spectacular mountain views. Owned by Robert Redford, the Tree Room offers an unforgettable dining experience with soft candlelight illuminating beautiful Native American art from Robert Redford’s private collection. Featuring a big tree trunk in the middle of the room, the restaurant is a study in rustic-mountain chic and serves a changing modern-American menu of fresh, seasonal mountain cuisine such as seas scallops, lamb loin and pepper steak, and the cuisine is accompanied by fine wines from around the world, craft beers and microbrews by the bottle or on tap, top-shelf spirits, and classic cocktails. The Tree Room is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
8841 N Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance, UT 84604, Phone: 801-223-4200
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9 Best Restaurants in Provo, UT