On and Off Main: Where to Eat During the Sundance Film Festival

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Story provided by Olivia Priedite of the Sundance Institute

Packing in as many films as possible during the Sundance Film Festival leaves film-lovers with little time for eating a square meal. However, sustenance is crucial to a successful Festival experience. In addition to hosting world-renowned independent cinema from around the globe, Park City is home to many incredible cuisines, from sophisticated Mediterranean fare to hearty American grills perfect for the chilly weather. Sundance Film Festival venues are spread out all over town, so hop on the shuttle route or strap on your treks to try the culinary offerings this magical mountain town has to offer.

These local favorites will be open for business as usual throughout the 10 days of the Sundance Film Festival, which starts today. At most locations, reservations are still available. However, if you are hoping to secure a table, book soon! Of course, those off Main Street may be a bit less crowded, but you never know…it’s survival of the hungriest cinephiles out there.

ON MAIN STREET

BISTRO 412 | 412 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
Proud of its locally sourced menu and sustainably raised meat and seafood, Bistro 412 serves American cuisine with a French twist as well as boasting an impressive wine list.

REEFS |  710 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
Reefs offers an a la carte Mediterranean menu featuring both traditional vegetarian and meat dishes. Featuring falafels, tahini sauce, and hummus across their menu, this is the place to quell those cravings with Moroccan Salmon or Moussaka.

BANDITS | 440 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
The destination for any meat lover, Bandits Grill & Bar is the place for barbeque in Park City. Featuring a menu with perhaps every form of protein you can imagine, indulge with Bandits Famous BBQ sauce and enjoy their meaty menu.

FLANAGAN’S ON MAIN | 438 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Offering fare as Irish as the name itself, Flanagan’s, the pub and restaurant serves up a hearty menu for adults and “wee ones,” as noted on the kid’s menu. While this is a great choice for the whole family, it is also perfect for dinner and drinks, as the downstairs bar thrives in the later hours of the night.

YUKI YAMA SUSHI | 586 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Encouraging a communal dining experience, Yuki Yama serves sharable Japanese-Korean dishes, always made with fresh seasonal ingredients. A gorgeous restaurant that features seating at both the bar and a traditional tatami room.

SHABU | 442 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Described as “freestyle Asian cuisine”, Shabu serves up an impressive menu featuring shabu shabu favorites alongside exciting Japanese cuisine. In addition to serving sake Martinis called “Saketinis,” Shabu also has a wide selection of gluten-free options.

WASATCH BREW PUB | 250 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Nearly at the top of Main Street, Wasatch features some of Utah’s finest craft beers with hilariously idiosyncratic names – don’t miss the Polygamy Porter. Their menu features hearty brewpub favorites, guaranteed to satisfy after skipping breakfast to catch that 8 am screening.

CHIMAYO  | 368 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

A Southwestern restaurant, Chimayo blends traditional Mexican flavors with a fresh American spin. Famous for their Margaritas and the fresh baked bread served when you sit down.

WAHSO ASIAN GRILL  | 577 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

An upscale dining experience, Wahso blends French and Asian cuisine offering twists on classics like Pork Short Rib Ramen, Duck A L’Orange, and Beef and Broccoli (served with Filet Mignon or New York Strip Steak).

 

OFF MAIN STREET

SQUATTERS  | 1900 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060

A local favorite brewpub that features some of Utah’s best craft beers. Perfect for a hearty brunch that will keep you energized through those early screenings!

SUSHI BLUE  | 1571 W. Redstone Drive #140

More than just sushi, Sushi Blue also serves noodles, Korean street tacos, and other Asian-inspired lunch dishes. Just steps away from the Redstone Theater, visit Sushi Blue before or after your film.

GHIDOTTI’S  | 6030 North Market Street #100, Redstone Village, Park City, UT

A classic Italian restaurant that prides itself on staying true to Mama’s recipes, Ghidott’s serves a lovely dinner menu featuring a variety of pasta dishes and entrees, including the frequently raved about Butternut Squash Gnocchi and Veal Marsala.

BILLY BLANCO’S | 8208 Gorgoza Pines Rd, Park City, UT 84098

Dishing up Mexican and roadhouse favorites in what feels like a working garage, at Billy Blanco’s you can enjoy Chile Lime Wings and Baja Fish Tacos while sitting at a 50-person bar made of toolboxes.

SILVER STAR CAFE  | 1825 Three Kings Drive, Suite 30, Park City, UT 84060

This cozy spot at the base of the Silver Star Ski Resort serves delicious, upscale comfort food with a refreshing twist. While featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, it is none of these things as it crafts a wonderful identity of its own.

BAJA CANTINA  | 1355 Lowell Ave., Park City, UT 84060

Located at the base of the Park City Mountain Resort, Baja Cantina provides Californian-Mexican fare to those finished up on the slopes. If you’re looking for more than an enchilada to warm up, you certainly will not be disappointed by their notoriously large selection of tequilas.

RITUAL CHOCOLATE  | 1105 Iron Horse Drive, Park City, UT 84060

Looking for a sugar rush? Skip your usual movie theater fare and seek out Park City’s finest chocolate shop. Made purely from cacao and cane sugar in small batches, you should treat yourself.

WINDY RIDGE BAKERY  | 1255 Iron Horse Drive, Park City, UT 84060

While Windy Ridge makes some of the most delicious French-inspired baked goods in Park City, their menu extends to include entrees, ice cream, and gluten free goodies.

WINDY RIDGE CAFE  | 1250 Iron Horse Drive, Park City, UT 84060

The big sister to the eponymous bakery, Windy Ridge Cafe is eager to satisfy a craving for New American fare. Windy Ridge is a locals favorite for outdoor dining in the summertime, but the snow adds to it’s charm while you’re seated inside and staying warm.

Happy Sundancing!

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