2024 Best Restaurant: Bar Nohm

Bar Nohm
Image featured in our Bar Fly review of Bar Nohm.

In 2022, we asked Utah’s top chefs to name their favorite restaurants for the ‘Chef’s Choice Edition’ of the Salt Lake magazine Dining Awards. David Chon’s Nohm got the emphatic nod from many, especially Copper Common’s Ryan Lowder who said, “With David Chon, you have a guy with a vision and he’s not changing it. You gotta admire that.” Despite all the love, the restaurant named Nohm struggled to find its audience and went on a hiatus. It emerged late last year, with a new partnership with the Water Witchers who knocked a hole in the wall between the Witch and Nohm (because, duh) and rechristened the operation Bar Nohm.

Retooling nearly every aspect of the experience, adding communal tables and the weight of Water Witch’s bar program to the mix, David Chon finally helms a restaurant worthy of his intensity and dedication. Chon, you see, is into precision in the way Switzerland makes watches. As much mad scientist as a chef, the partnership with the Witch freed his mind from niggling details like forks and tablecloths and let him do what he does best, which is, as Dining Awards panelist Darby Doyle described as revealing an “aesthetic experiment in real-time.”  

Bar Nohm’s Dining Room. Photo by Adam Finkle

165 W. 900 South, SLC | barnohm.com

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Jeremy Pugh
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Jeremy Pugh is Salt Lake magazine's Editor. He covers culture, history, the outdoors and whatever needs a look. Jeremy is also the author of the book "100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die" and the co-author of the history, culture and urban legend guidebook "Secret Salt Lake."

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