Housed in an 1888 building with a rich history, including the rumor that is served as a venue for liquor transportation during the prohibition, Bistro 258 is a great place to sample New American cuisine. The bistro serves an array of lunch and dinner dishes from Monday through to Saturday within a warm and inviting space complete with exposed brick walls. Popular options are the blackberry broiled pork chop and the caramelized fillet of salmon with peach beurre blanc accompanied by risotto. With vegetarian and gluten-free meals, Bistro 258 will suit many tastes.
Bistro 258, 258 25th St., Ogden, UT, USA, +1 801 394 1595
Hearth on 25th
Hearth on 25th’s name reflects both its location and the Tuscan wood fire oven where its seasonal dishes are prepared. The culinary team, headed by Chef Kyle Lore, has created a menu full of delicious albeit more unusual dishes reflecting seasonal, local and biodynamic ingredients, which will appeal to many gastronomes, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diners. Highlights include seared local Himalayan yak served with pumpkin-carrot purée, grilled radicchio, potato parsnip latke, sesame and Szechuan plum sauce and house made jumbo butternut squash raviolo with wilted kale, heirloom carrots, sage browned butter and toasted cashews. Handcrafted seasonal drinks plus beer and wine are also available.
Hearth on 25th, 195 Historic 25th St., Ogden, UT, USA, +1 801 399 0088
Locals looking to warm up head to Kaffe Mercantile, a lovely neighborhood coffee house located in the historic East Bench area. Serving a wide variety of drinks from coffee (which is made with local organic beans by CAFFE IBIS) to cocoa and tea, the cafe also offers guests a selection of sweet and savory edibles. Visitors might try a breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheese, tomato and spinach on a bagel, or something on the sweet side, such as an apple turnover, maple nut scone, or chocolate chip cookie to name a few. A big supporter of the local art scene, this cafe also sells items made by local artisans.
Kaffe Mercantile, 1221 26th St., Ogden, UT, USA, +1 801 393 0443
MacCool’s Public House
MacCool’s is a warm and inviting pub-style venue specializing in cuisine inspired by Irish fare. A family-friendly restaurant named after Finn MacCool, a mythical Irish warrior, MacCool’s presents guests with a casual environment complete with furnishings and décor direct from the ‘The Emerald Isle’. The menu features an eclectic array of made-from-scratch delicacies, including burgers, house specialties, and traditional Irish dishes, sure to sate anyone’s hunger from herbivores to carnivores and even gluten-free diners. Offering lunch and dinner daily, plus a weekend brunch, MacCool’s also hosts live entertainment, contributing to an already lively ambiance.
MacCool’s Public House, 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT, USA, +1 801 675 5920
Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano
Rovali’s, a family-owned and operated restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine Monday through Saturday. A great place to take the family, the culinary team has put together a large menu sure to satisfy everyone from meat-eaters to veggie lovers. Within a colorful environment, diners can start with some tasty garlic bread followed by chicken parmesan accompanied by a side of pasta or angel hair pasta tossed with tomato-basil sauce and finish with a sweet treat, such as cannoli or tiramisu. Rovali’s also features a full espresso and cocktail bar. A festive ambiance is enhanced with the addition of live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Nestled inside the historic Ben Lomond Hotel on the 11th floor, which affords guests stunning views of the mountains and city, Restaurant 1107 is a fine-dining establishment featuring delectable American cuisine. Within a warm and relaxing environment, guests can enjoy lunch and dinner items plus wine and beer from Monday through to Saturday. Highlights include the apricot and fig-glazed chicken breast served with a burnt onion cream sauce and the Mediterranean vegetable bowl with various veggies, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onion, and Kalamata olives topped with feta and balsamic reduction.
Restaurant 1107, 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT, USA, +1 801 621 1107
Slackwater Pub & Pizzeria
Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria offers Ogdenites a fun environment in which to feast upon a host of tasty food and drink delicious beer and wine. While it is a pizzeria, there are many other flavorsome food options, including appetizers, soups, sandwiches and even brunch items. With an impressive selection of beers and several wines, everyone is sure to find something to enjoy. Pizzas highlight unique combinations of green curry, chicken, and Thai coleslaw alongside more traditional pies, such as the classic margherita. This venue also hosts many events, including movie nights and live music.
Tona Sushi presents Japanese cuisine within a modern dining space. Guests can also sit in a more traditional area featuring lower tables for an intimate experience. Using the freshest in-season ingredients from local purveyors when available, Tona also brings in seafood from around the world. In addition to sushi, diners will find an assortment of tapas or small plates, noodles, and entrées as well. Succulent choices include charred Brussels sprouts with fresh basil, lemon zest and diced chilli as well as the miso salmon with mango-corn succotash and a sweet Saki-soy reduction.
Tona Sushi, 210 25th St., Ogden, UT, USA, +1 801 622 8662
Two-Bit Street Café
Another great dining option on Historic 25th Street is Two-Bit Street Café. A vintage space with a casual feel, the team at this place take pride in offering top quality ingredients, including organic coffee and beef. Open seven days a week and featuring a full bar, diners can visit for breakfast, which is served all day on the weekends, lunch, and dinner. Delicious made-from-scratch dishes include the corned beef sandwich with melted Brie on toasted cranberry spice bread and seared Utah pork tenderloin with a light berry balsamic reduction. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available as well, ensuring no one is left out.
Two-Bit Street Café, 126 Historic 25th St., Ogden, UT, USA, +1 801 393 1225
Warrens Craft Burger
Located in the historic Berthana Building in the heart of downtown, Warrens Craft Burger is a venue for adults 21 and older. The culinary team makes a variety of juicy gourmet burgers with the freshest ingredients available. Innovative burgers (such as the ‘Prohibition’ with ground chuck, bleu cheese crumbles, truffle aioli, bacon-maple jam, tomato, spring mix lettuce and red onion) are served alongside tasty sandwiches, salads and side dishes. They also showcase events throughout the year, including live music and trivia nights, making it an all-around good time.
Warrens Craft Burger, 315 24th St., Ogden, UT, USA, +1 801 781 5005