There aren’t many great Salt Lake City hotel restaurants, but new spot Adelaide is an exception. Located on the first floor of Le Meridien in Salt Lake’s West Quarter, its velvet banquettes and high-style oyster bar do indeed feel very swanky. When it comes to the menu, there’s some French and New Orleans influence—two standouts are the Plateaux de Fruits de Mer spread of shellfish and sauces and the whole branzino topped with chimichurri sauce.
What makes this a great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary is dessert, specifically the brown butter praline bar topped with bananas foster caramel. After eating, head to the rooftop Van Ryder bar for cocktails paired with fire pits and city views.