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Sipping & Savoring through Park City

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to embrace a new destination through its food scene. Growing up in cities like New York and Washington D.C., I was exposed to a lot of different culinary delights and I am happy to say that Park City did not disappointment. In fact the three-starred Michelin restaurant SingleThread had a pop-up at The Lodge at Blue Sky Auberge this past January. Utah is definitely on the map for their farm-to-table movement, as well as their craft cocktail culture and artisanal chocolate scene.

Strolling around Main St. is a great place to start when looking for restaurants that will satisfy the most discerned palate, but make sure to book reservations well in advance, as these hot spots fill up fast.

Chimayo This Southwestern restaurant serves delicious dishes and the portions are not only large but filled with fabulous flavor. Definitely a stand out on our trip! We started with two appetizers- the Goat Cheese Chili Relleno and the El Trio-( guacamole ∙ tuna tartare ∙ and roasted jalapeño hummus) both were wonderful, but filling. Luckily, they did not rush us as we ate our entrees slowly and enjoyed a great bottle of Priot.

Yuki Yama is a local favorite offering Japanese tapas and Sushi. I love fish, so the Crispy Tuna Tartar and the Black Cod are stand outs, as well as many of their specialty rolls like the Bruce Lee Roy, Executive and Green Hornet.

Riverhorse My husband and I were unable to get a reservation to eat here, but it is a Park City Icon, so I have to mention it. At first you might think it is an elegant steak house, but the menu is filled with dishes from the sea and my husband can't wait to try the Trio of Wild Game. We just need to invite a lot of friends, because I promise the entire menu is filled with culinary gems making it difficult to choose!

Handle is great for craft cocktails and small plates. Three stand outs were; the Hamachi Crudo, Cauliflower and Brussels! This menu definitely highlights the season.

Harvest is a fun, trendy breakfast spot and the Smashed Avocado with two poached eggs is the perfect fuel for the day on the slopes. There are also many options for vegan and gluten free diners.


Wanting a quick drink after a day on the slopes before heading out to dinner? There are three great spots in Old Town that shouldn't be missed.

High West Saloon - My husband has been drinking High West for many years and didn't realize that the distillery was just 25 minutes outside of Park City. You can plan a day trip and tour the state-of-the art distillery, as well as have lunch. But if you don't feel like the drive, then visit the The Saloon off of Main St. to get the 101 tutorial by sampling a flight of their libations- American Prairie Bourbon | Double Rye! | Rendezvous Rye | Campfire.

No Name Saloon The vibe in this bar is very unique. It reminds me of the iconic 21 Club in NYC, with an eclectic collection of ceiling ornaments. We tried the Artichoke Jalapeño Dip and I ordered the Spicy Paloma. If you can't tell yet, I do enjoy a bit of a kick!

Wasatch Brewery I am not a huge beer drinker, but I felt I had to visit the first brew pub in Utah, which crafts unique beers like Jalapeño Cream Ale and Apricot Hefeweizen. I did enjoy the spiciness of the jalapeño- shocking I know, and I thought it was a good choice since I was heading over to Chimayo for some southwestern cuisine.

Further in town-

Five Seeds is delicious and has a soft spot in my heart! I met up for breakfast with a new colleague that is a local, and I have her to thank for suggesting many of these wonderful restaurants. We became fast friends over Shakshouka with spicy sausage, which was amazing! For my breakfast lovers you are in luck, as this Australian inspired eatery serves breakfast all day.

Nosh is a fast casual Israeli inspired cafe. Great for a quick lunch or needing something to go. I didn't have a chance to try, but it was recommended my by colleague as well.

A little further from Deer Valley, are three great spots.

Chop Shop This butcher shop sells so much more than tonight’s steak dinner. Wood fired pizzas, charcuterie, and gourmet sandwiches that can feed an army are great options for a take away lunch.

Hearth & Hill Wanting to dine in? Right next door to Chop House is this contemporary restaurant that offers a twist on local cuisine. The blackened fish tacos made for a perfect lunch and the cheddar biscuits with honey butter were a fun sharable appetizer.

Bartolos If you are in the mood for Italian, I would suggest ordering the Bucatini All'Amatriciana, one of my favorite types of pasta and has a good amount of heat.

Hotel Dining

Montage offers many great dining choices including; Burgers & Bourbon, Yama Sushi, Daly's Pub, and for a magical winter experience reserve an Alpenglobe dinner under the stars.

Pendry offers a modern Japanese restaurant, Kita and for a bit of fun, the family friendly diner Disco Pizza is sure to entertain all ages.

St Regis serves fresh seafood or prime cut steaks at RIME or enjoy a classic french lunch at Brasserie 7452.

Goldener Hirsch Restaurant menu highlights Bavarian specialties like; cheese fondue, a Raclette-Bacon Burger, and smoked bratwurst with a hot pretzel.

Campfire Fun-

Hopefully you still have room for dessert after all this talk about food. The iconic Girl Scout gooey campfire treat has become very popular around the mountain. Whether it be a family après-ski tradition or a sweet snack accompanied by some High West Bourbon at the saloon you wont be disappointed. Many of the hotels like St. Regis, as well as Waldorf Astoria host a nightly campfire serving up dessert on a stick. However, Montage has taken its s'mores to the next level and offers complimentary homemade marshmallows with flavors like cinnamon, peppermint, salted caramel, and mocha!

Like I said earlier Park City, Utah definitely has a food scene and is a great destination for any epicurious traveler. Bon Appétit!

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