Treat Yourself to Upscale Dining in Orem, Utah
April 18, 2019

Treat Yourself to Upscale Dining in Orem, Utah

When you want to celebrate a special occasion in a big way, there are several upscale restaurants to choose from near our apartments in Orem, Utah.

Check out one of these places where you can commemorate a birthday, toast your anniversary, or just treat yourself to a sophisticated night out.

La Jolla Groves

It says a lot when a restaurant wins Utah's Best of State four times, and La Jolla Groves has done just that. Who knew that such a prestigious restaurant was only 10 minutes from The Park on Center apartment homes? You'll feel like you've been transported to the Isle of Capri as you sit under the lemon trees. The menu isn't super extensive, but that's because they want everything they serve to be perfect. You might want to start with the salted pretzel and fondue or octopus flatbread. Warm up with a savory soup such as the mushroom bisque or butternut squash before enjoying a mouthwatering beef wagyu filet or delectable brown butter sage gnocchi. 

For larger celebrations with family, friends, or colleagues, you can reserve a banquet room. They also offer catering. La Jolla Groves is open from 11 am until 9 pm Monday through Thursday and stays open 30 minutes later on Friday and Saturday.

Block Restaurant

The dishes at Block are made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. On the dinner menu you'll find items such as rabbit, rainbow trout, rack of lamb, and the Block Burger. Dessert choices range from chocolate cake to popcorn panna cotta. Brunch entrees include buttermilk pancakes, house made biscuits and gravy, and braised pork tacos. 

Block is open for dinner Monday through Friday from 5-10 pm. Dinner is also served on Saturday, in addition to brunch from 9:30 am until 2 pm. On Sundays they are open from 10:30 am until 2 pm. 

Follow them on Instagram (@block_restaurant) to hear about special events such as Valentine's dinner. They are offering a six course meal for $70 per person. 

The Tree Room

Okay, it's a little bit of a drive to Tree Room which is nestled in the Sundance Mountain Resort, but it's worth it! Where else can you enjoy a candlelit meal in a restaurant built around a tree surrounded by Native American art from Robert Redford's private collection? Hint: nowhere! They are only open for dinner on Tuesday through Thursday from 5-9 pm and until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. On select nights, there is live acoustic music from 6-9 pm. 

The menu features unique cuisine, so be prepared to try something new! For starters, order the octopus or trout cannoli. Entrees include duck, king salmon, grouper, and vegetable angel hair. The beef duo features short rib and a New York strip. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied with carrot cake, pomegranate cheesecake, the Chocolate Decadence, or sorbet. They also have a nice assortment of tea, coffee, and wine.

While you're in the area, you should definitely check out the rest of the resort. There are plenty of winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe trails, and even winter ziplining. In the warmer months, you can go fly fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Any time of year is a great time to relax in the spa or take an art class. You can turn your dinner date into a whole day or weekend retreat!


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