For the best fish and seafood in Salt Lake City , go to the Market Street Grill (48 Market St., 801/322-4668, www.gastronomyinc.com , 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10:30 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-10:30 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Sun., $14-33), featuring fresh seafood, steak, prime rib, chops, chicken, and pasta. Adjacent is an oyster bar. Three-course, early-bird specials are available for $20 before 7 p.m. and all evening on Sunday and Monday. Another location is near the university (260 South 1300 East, 801/583-8808).
The New Yorker (60 West Market St., 801/363-0166, www.gastronomyinc.com , 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-11 p.m. Fri., 5:30-11 p.m. Sat., $22-38) is yet another fine dining house in an historic storefront. Here the emphasis is on seafood and excellently prepared certified Angus beef and fresh American lamb. If you're not up to a full meal, there's also a café (4-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4:30-11 p.m. Fri., 5:30-11 p.m. Sat.). Or just go to the oyster bar and fill up on bivalves. The atmosphere is lively; the spot is in Salt Lake's financial district, so expect an audience of stockbrokers and businessmen.
Other steakhouse choices include Spencer's (in the downtown Hilton, 255 S. West Temple St., 801/238-4748, www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com , 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 5-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $23-42), which has a big reputation as the city's best high-rolling steak house.