Laurel Brasserie & Bar—a new hot spot located adjacent to The Grand America in downtown SLC— serves “classic European cuisine with a modern American approach.” Offering everything from morning coffee and pastries to lunch, afternoon and late-night happy hours and convivial dinner, Laurel is an all-day invitation to dine casually and gather over modern-day American brasserie fare—robust flavors, red-letter cocktails and a menu chock-full of approachable dishes at surprisingly wallet-friendly prices. The menu may be the buzz here, but chef Chef Tomas Olvera’s offerings have met their match with the venue’s informal yet sophisticated décor. Conceived by an internal design team and NYC-based Home Studios, Laurel “is approachable and casual, yet it has some details that also make it elegant,” says Juliana Mehic, Interior Design Project Coordinator. Among these elevated design elements are vintage and custom furniture, handmade stone and ceramic tiles, bespoke carpets, glowing brass street lights, and Verde Antigua and Verde Jasmine marble found throughout. 

Laurel Brasserie & Bar
Photo Courtesy of Grand America

To best match the stylized ease and comfort of Olvera’s cuisine, the chic interior—accented with high arches and a profusion of rounded forms—boasts a main restaurant, two private dining rooms, and the star of the show, a full circle bar with windows overlooking the city. An intimate outdoor terrace expands the experience during Salt Lake’s warmer months. The term Brasserie implies a spirited-yet-relaxed décor and dining experience, and that’s exactly what Laurel delivers. 

Photo Courtesy of Grand America
Photo Courtesy of Grand America

555 S. Main St., SLC,

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.