This established family-run restaurant is the place to go for fine dining in an upscale yet hip setting. 350 Main is located in a historic building that once housed a department store — notice the tin-pressed ceiling as you take a front-row seat to the action on Main Street or the open kitchen. Start with a signature cocktail or a bottle from the Wine Spectator-awarded list. Then order from a diverse menu of traditionally prepared, classic and comfortable cuisine locally sourced when possible. The Rocky Mountain trout entrée is a local favorite, but there is something for everyone on the menu, including gluten-free options. The space is well suited for large groups with private dining options to intimate dining in large cozy booths. The summer months are a special treat as the large picture windows facing Main Street are flung open to let in the fresh mountain air and let you dine alfresco.
Fried chicken and beer. Is there anything better? The owner of Sammy’s Bistro proves affordable food can be delicious with his new concept, Bird & Barley. Serving Southern fried chicken, ribs, rotisserie chicken and beer, this place is about tasty comfort food in a casual setting. Choose to eat at the restaurant or take your food to-go. With family style options and pricing (their eight-piece fried chicken is a steal at $28), Bird & Barley is the perfect choice if you want a home-cooked meal but don’t feel like cooking. The $9.95 plate meal comes with a meat and two sides, like macaroni and cheese, broccoli slaw or roasted beets. Don’t eat meat? The vegetarian plate comes with three sides, or “put a bird on” any salad for a lighter meal. If you’re a beer aficionado, then Bird & Barley is a must-stop, with some exclusive brews, such as Wasatch Brewery’s Jalapeno Cream Ale.
Located in a historic home on Main Street, Bistro 412 serves seasonal French dishes in a cozy American bistro setting. Using sustainably raised meats, poultry and seafood, and as much locally sourced produce as possible, Bistro 412 features delicious gastronomic delights such as lamb lollipops, curried mussels, beef bourguignonne and cast-iron duck. Intimate seating and French flair provide the perfect ambience for a great meal, a romantic date night or an entertaining night out with friends. Enjoy live entertainment weekly in the Bistro 412 Bar upstairs, where you can also enjoy the same delicious menu for dinner, a bar menu with a lighter selection of foods and one of the largest liquor selections in Utah.
Heirloom American food forged by the power of flame. At Firewood, celebrated local chef John Murcko is at the forefront of a national trend and firing up regionally sourced cuisine over an open flame. The centerpiece of this show kitchen is a 14-foot custom grill, where everything is prepared with a smoker, flame or embers and infused with flavors from apple, oak or cherry wood. Think Arctic char with fire-roasted clams or ember-roasted cauliflower salad. But not everything has a flame-fired taste. Some dishes may only have a subtle hint of smoke (desserts are prepared with a regular stove). This recently renovated Main Street space is equally impressive for its design, which Murcko and his father dreamed up — and built much of — themselves. Leather, exposed hardwood and forged steel serve as the backdrop to this cozy-feeling restaurant. This is a Park City must-see. Don’t miss a visit to the Nickel Bar downstairs.
If you’re looking for a hip place that offers something for everyone, Fletcher’s should be your pick. The sleek downtown restaurant serves small plates if you just want to share some snacks and drinks. But there are plenty of main-course options for a longer evening out, too. Gluten-free? No problem. The restaurant specializes in making sure those who skip gluten don’t feel left out and offers many innovative options. The owners aim to create a restaurant and lounge dedicated to making people happy, and they have done that by providing fresh, local and all-natural dishes using ingredients from nearby farms practicing sustainable agriculture. The handcrafted cocktails won’t disappoint you, either. Enjoy them in the two upper dining floors, or in the lively lounge downstairs, where there are DJs every Friday and Saturday night. Chef Scott Boberek aims for simple but masterfully prepared meals.
Experience fresh, seasonal cuisine, impeccable service and breathtaking scenery at the Glitretind, located slope side at Deer Valley Resort. Thanks to the expansive windows overlooking the mid-mountain, there’s no need to leave the day’s action for a great meal. Stay outside and take in the majestic scenery from the deck seating — cozy fire pits will warm you up — or move inside, where the inviting lodge decor is befitting of this five-star resort. Corporate Chef Zane Holmquist focuses on seasonal menus and fresh, local, sustainable ingredients for his award-winning dishes. Don’t miss Glitretind’s legendary daily skier’s lunch buffet, full of fabulous eats. In the afternoons, find a vibrant après-ski scene with live music, and on Sundays, head here for Utah’s best brunch. The restaurant also presents a renowned wine cellar with more than 10,000 bottles to accompany the award-winning cuisine.
At Powder, technique and imagination are balanced with fresh, contemporary cuisine located at the heart of Canyons Village base of Park City Resort. Chef Michael Zachman is inspired by the heartiness of the bountiful mountains of Utah, along with his world travels, to create an exceptional dining experience. Powder takes pride in sourcing as many local ingredients as possible and letting the flavor of the food shine through creative dishes such as the signature fried organic chicken. The cuisine and cocktails at Powder use honey from an on-property bee “sanctuary” (as staff members like to call the hive) that hosts over 70,000 bees, or from the hotel’s garden that provides herbs for his dishes throughout the seasons. Have a quick bite on the deck or a lavish dinner overlooking a spectacular Wasatch Mountain sunset. Powder is the ideal place, with fresh and flavorful menu offerings for the entire family.
Riverhorse on Main is on an elite list of top restaurants in the nation and one of the oldest and most distinguished restaurants in Park City’s Historic District. As a 16-year recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award, Riverhorse on Main is lauded by restaurant critics and the dining public as one of North America’s top culinary destinations and a local culinary gem. Riverhorse was also Utah’s first restaurant to receive the prestigious DiRoNA Award. With its trendy, urban vibe, live music and historic setting in the renovated Masonic Hall, Riverhorse treats guests to an inventive array of eclectic American cuisine and uncomplicated seasonal dishes, crafted by award-winning executive chef and co-owner Seth Adams. Guests can also bring Adams’ culinary expertise into their own home: Riverhorse offers private chef and catering service for intimate parties of two and for parties as large as 200.
Deer Valley’s newest restaurant is the perfect place to meet friends for drinks and appetizers or to settle in for a cozy dinner after playing in the mountain. The Brass Tag offers brick-oven cuisine at its best. Find a piece of Park City’s mining heritage with the old brass tags hung throughout the restaurant. The menu features oven-fired dishes like miso-glazed Verlasso salmon, Creminelli calabrese pizzettes, butternut and acorn squash soup, and seasonal salads. An après favorite, oven-fired chimichurri potato chips are served with Gold Creek Farms cheddar, Gruyère and bacon. Many items are served in skillets, from the tandoori shrimp to the oven-baked chicken wings. The Brass Tag offers plenty of options for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diners, too. Conference guests and families will be pleased to know The Brass Tag is conveniently located in the Lodges at Deer Valley in the Snow Park area.