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From its bustling Main Street to its mountain retreats, Park City is a hotbed of fine dining and farm-fresh cuisine. We love Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Glitretind Restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge for the Wasatch views, wine selection and, of course, excellent regional cuisine like Rocky Mountain elk tenderloin. Four-Star Powder at Waldorf Astoria Park City also won us over with its locavore leanings and cozy space at the base of Canyons Resort. Apex at Montage Deer Valley is another mid-mountain, farm-to-table option serving tantalizing dishes like Utah trout with green beans, potatoes, fried capers and a rich lemon-brown-butter sauce. This Four-Star restaurant is a great place for live music too. Downtown, the Four-Star Riverhorse on Main is a Park City legend that's been creating delicious Asian-inspired fare since 1987. We think its modern space, filled with birch branches and glowing lights, is rather romantic.
Roughly 100 bars and restaurants satisfy the eclectic tastes of hungry visitors throughout Park City, but this Utah ski town has more to offer than typical mountain fare. Some of Park City's best restaurants include:
This quintessential ski town restaurant serves up Four-Star cuisine inside the Five-Star-rated Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City. Surrounded by views of Deer Valley Resort’s slopes, diners will find themselves melting into the restaurant’s oversized leather chairs or cozying up among the rustic and romantic décor. Chef Zane Holmquist pairs the winter weather with a hearty menu of tender duck and waffles or Rocky Mountain elk tenderloin, glazed with a wild mushroom-huckleberry ragout. In the summer, the menu features lighter fare to complement the warmer weather, like buttery seared sea scallops or surf ‘n’ turf-style buffalo flank steak with brown gulf shrimp. The Skiers’ Buffet breakfast, served every morning, is an opulent spread of cooked-to-perfection eggs, maple-cured bacon, homemade pastries and plump berries that will fuel your outdoor adventures all day long.
The sultry ambiance of Shabu feels so right in a cozy mountain town. Named after the Asian version of a broth-based fondue dish (known as shabu shabu), Shabu has put a freestyle spin on traditional Asian cuisine. Walk into this moody, lower-level lounge for a signature “sake-tini” or a handmade maki roll and imbibe in culinary creativity throughout the night. Whether you’re in the mood for sushi or entrees, the cuisine features an extensive menu of sweet and savory delectables, like miso glazed black cod or curried lemongrass crusted swordfish, which also accommodate gluten-free lifestyles.
Riverhorse on Main
A list of significant awards might not dictate your dinner plans, but Riverhorse on Main is a must-visit restaurant for the culinary aficionado. And rightfully so: this Four-Star restaurant has been a top choice for eclectic American cuisine for lunch and dinner. During lunch, patrons can expect the comforts of their favorite classics, like the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich, featuring three types of cheese and an unexpected addition of bacon, or Crispy Southern Fried Chicken with homemade andouille sausage gravy. Dinner becomes more intimate and romantic when the sun sets. Sample the flavors of Riverhorse with the Chef’s Individual Tasting Trio or the Trio of Wild Game — or discover lighter entrees like Macadamia Nut Crusted Alaskan Halibut or Pan-Seared Mississippi Quail. Even vegetarians are given a seemingly endless choice of Riverhorse classics.
Located on Main Street, Silver pays tribute to the dazzling ore that was once abundant in Park City with a posh, modern spin. The three-story restaurant offers intimate gathering space in the lower level lounge, an open kitchen design in the main dining room and lively ambiance in the mezzanine bar. Its menu is inspired by the current harvest season, featuring progressive American cuisine such as Rabbit & Black Garlic Pappardelle and Mary’s Organic Duck Breast. Handcrafted cocktails get special treatment, especially with the Bartender’s Roulette — a mystery concoction created at the hands of a master mixologist.
This restaurant, the fine dining component of the Waldorf Astoria Park City and a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star recipient.The menus are seasonal, and much of the food is locally sourced and personally chosen by the chef himself. Taste combinations include mushroom ravioli with shaved truffles and sage brown butter. We ate something we had never seen before — bacon jam. Live and learn!
Talisker On Main
Talisker On Main has been considered one of the culinary meccas in Park City, partly because of the many awards it has garnered — from Wine Spectator, Salt Lake City Magazine and City Weekly. The menu changes seasonally and many ingredients are locally sourced. As an example, the Spice Chicken has Slide Ridge Honey from Mendon, Utah, locally grown greens, along with the chicken and biscuits. The Brussel sprouts recipe contains bacon from Tuhaye, a local area, and the hazelnuts, high desert Goji berries and pomegranate that are also locally/regionally sourced.
APEX at Montage
The Montage is the highest elevated resort/hotel in the Park City — about 9,200 feet at Empire Pass. The Montage's signature restaurant, Apex , is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant, no doubt due to its exceptional food preparations and sweeping views. Like it's name, Apex has a perfect top-most view of Aspen groves, and apexes of the Unita/Wasatch mountain range. This restaurant, also with farm-to-table ingredients, specializes in classic hearty meals, so often needed by skiers and snowboarders in winter, and hikers, and zip-liners in the summer. ON the menu, we had elk loin with black trumpet mushrooms, and fresh, locally caught trout amandine.
Located at the Silverado Lodge at Canyons Resort, this restaurant serves modern American Kosher cuisine, as well traditional Sabbath fare for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. The Bistro offers an extensive menu that includes, of course, exceptional pastrami sandwiches, with house-made pastrami, pickled slaw, sweet onions, and grain mustard on dark rye. All meals are certified Kosher by not one, but two Rabbis.