A recent gathering of some of my closest girl friends brought me to the new Salt Lake City restaurant, The Copper Onion. AAfter reading several reviews online I didn’t jump at the chance to try this new place. But, still, I pursued their menu online and decided it would be worth a shot, and now I’m so glad I did.
Many online reviews talk of the saltiness of their food but it didn’t seem to bother any of the pickest of eaters at my table. I sat with a table full of ladies and none were bothered by any sense of over-saltiness. One thing I think is that many of the foods they serve are salty in nature: like duck confit, which is cured in salt for over 36 hrs. (You can read more about my experience with Duck Confit here), pork belly which is naturally salty cut of pork, mussels and clams- also salty in nature. All that to say, we didn’t find the food irrationally salty. I also consulted with another foodie friend, Tiffany, who is a killer cook and writes on FoodFinery and she was in agreement with me that the food was properly salted but not overly.
Enough about salt. For starters, they have a great list of small plates, which could serve as appetizers or a meal for those with a smaller appetite. You absolutely must try the Ricotta Dumplings made fresh with thyme and lemon. I also tried the sauteed chickpeas with dried apricots and loved them but they are not on the current seasonal menu.
As for entrees, we tried a few and all sampled each-others plates. We really enjoyed the Duck Confit and the Sauteed Mushrooms with the farm fried egg.
Our waitress was exceptional, catering to two pregnant women, one woman with a new born, and me the “foodie.” Plus we came in with a coupon, which isn’t always smiled upon, but she was gracious and very hospitable.
Overall, it was a lovely evening. What could trump a night out with the girls, savory (but not too salty) foods, and warm service? Not much in my opinion.
The Copper Onion
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 10:30 am – 4 pm
Lunch: Monday 11:30 am – 3 pm
Tuesday – Friday 11:30 – 5 pm
Dinner: Tues – Thurs, & Sun 4:00 pm -10:00 pm
Fri – Sat 4:00 pm -11:00 pm