You may think you wandered into a restaurant in Portland, Ore.; Greenwich Village; or anywhere other than Salt Lake City when you walk into Pallet Bistro, which feels like an escape from the city even though it’s right in the middle of it. The décor is gorgeous and inviting, with reclaimed wood floors and soft, golden lighting, and if you like a bustling dining atmosphere, you’ll enjoy the communal tables. Chef Zachary “Buzz” Willey style is eclectic and creative, and must-try dishes include scallops with sunchoke puree, bison osso bucco, truffles fries (with actual truffles) and the housemade meatballs. Menu items change according to what ingredients are in season. To round out your meal, there’s an interesting list of cocktails, wines and beer.