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Lamb's Grill Cafe

169 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 364-7166
Posted By Michael Stern on April 8, 2014 2:05 PM
A grand old diner / coffee shop in the heart of Salt Lake City, Lamb's Grill Cafe is a square meals bastion that seems never to change. Even after the family that started it nearly a century ago sold the place back in 2011, subsequent visits have confirmed that it's the same straight-shooting eatery. Enter through a long front room that takes you past an interminable counter with thick upholstered stools and you will find yourself in a rather romantically-lit dining room where the tables are covered with thick white cloths and the room tone is as serene as a tabernacle.

It is a place to eat such comfort-food fare as Greek chicken with lemon caper sauce, triple lamb chops, mountain trout or chicken-fried steak with garlic-tinged whipped potatoes. Meals come with sesame-seeded Greek bread, which is at once wispy and chewy -- great to use for mopping gravy or for eating with or without butter.

If Utah has one distinguishing culinary characteristic (other than scones and fry sauce to accompany French fries), it is a love of sweets. You will appreciate that at Lamb's in the dark, chocolaty five-layer cake thick with icing, in the aromatic baked apple, and in the unusually al dente rice pudding heaped with powdered cinnamon.
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Greek Chicken
Lamb Chops
Rice Pudding
Chocolate Cake
Greek Bread
Navy Bean Soup

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Posted By Deborah on August 16, 2011 2:15 PM
I knew I had to pay a visit to Lamb’s Grill for lunch when I saw the pictures of the interior. It's a lovely old restaurant with character, warmth, and friendly staff.

With help from my waiter I decided on the lamb chops, double-boned and cooked to perfection. I actually gave in to the carnivore in me and used my fingers to get at all the juicy, tender meat. My chops were plated with green beans with almond slivers and whipped potatoes, not mashed, whipped creamy smooth; so good. I hadn’t planned on eating the sesame bread, slathered in butter, because I wanted room to try the chocolate cake, but I did order the cake to go and it was so good.

I was only in Salt Lake City for one day but next time I will go back to try other items on the menu. Sorry, no pictures. The airline “misplaced” my luggage.
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Lamb Chops

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