OpenTable Winner for Best Ambiance in Utah

On the heels of winning OpenTable’s “Best Gastropub” award in 2022, Lake Effect is proud to be back in 2023 with three more achievements in 2023.

OpenTable Winner for Best Ambiance in Utah

Thanks to diners like you, in 2023 Lake Effect has been awarded Best Ambiance in Utah! Paired with awards for Most Vibrant Bar Scene and Hot Spot, it sounds like diners can’t get enough of what we have to offer.

How OpenTable Awards are Decided

The Diners’ Choice lists found on OpenTable take feedback from real reviews left by real restaurant guests. OpenTable’s network of restaurants is vast, and all the feedback is compiled to create lists that range from Neighborhood Gem and Kid-Friendly to Lively and Good for Groups.

Lake Effect is proud to be among other Salt Lake City restaurants that made the cut for diners looking to enjoy live music, great cocktails, and an overall amazing ambiance.

What Lake Effect Brings to the Table 

As of March 2023, OpenTable has Lake Effect rated at 4.7 out of 5 stars. We’ve earned this ranking thanks to years spent offering unique craft cocktails, delicious pub food, and an event space for concerts and private parties. 


As a 21+ establishment, our drinks range from the classic cocktail to the entirely unique. We also feature over 150 beers and 100 wines to fill out a robust menu of offerings.


Fusing elegance and history, Lake Effect’s menu also boasts meals for every mood- tapas, sandwiches, salads, tacos… you name it and we probably have it. Featuring brunch, dinner, and a late-night menu, you’ll find vegetarian, vegan, and even gluten-free options.

Live Music

Every night of the week you can take in a live show while you drink and dine with friends. Some visitors to Salt Lake City may claim there’s little nightlife, but Lake Effect is proving those naysayers wrong. Check out our calendar of events to see upcoming shows that can elevate your next dining experience downtown.

It’s All Thanks to You

Again, it’s all thanks to you that Lake Effect has received its latest OpenTable awards. Thanks for coming back time and again, and for spreading the good word.