Cena Ristorante and Lounge serves up a delicious blend of cuisine and atmosphere for the finest in Park City dining. With an Italian-inspired menu and warm hospitality, this award-winning eatery strikes a scrumptious balance of comfort food and culinary sophistication. The neighboring lounge’s copper-topped bar and windows-to-the-slopes backdrop lend themselves to a lively après-ski gathering or lunchtime pints and pizza. Head to this mid-mountain destination for a meal anytime. The breakfast buffet is an unbeatable way to start the day. At dinner, not-to-be missed dishes include tender pork osso buco and the delicious brick-oven pizzettas. In this intimate atmosphere, don’t be surprised if Executive Chef Chris Wellmon appears tableside for a chat. From the first sip of award-winning vino to the last spoon of gelato, you will be pleased with this choice.
dining to Park City. With big New York-style slices made from fresh, high-quality ingredients, Este keeps customers coming back for more. Here, you will find salads, make-your-own pizzas, calzones, stromboli and even vegan buffalo wings (served with vegan ranch dressing, too). Este’s menu aims to please any type of eater. For meat lovers, the Vortman comes piled high with pepperoni, ham, sausage and homemade meatballs. Or go vegetarian with the Green 4: spinach, tomatoes, red onions and garlic. Vegans won’t be left out, as Este offers five varieties of pies just for them. Don’t miss the breaded and baked ravioli to start or the zeppoles (Italian doughnuts) to finish. Eat in or take out. Either way, you’ll be satisfied with well-made food prepared by locals who know how to do it right.
With a warm atmosphere (and cold fish), Flying Sumo has become a favorite sushi spot for both Park City locals and tourists. Most important, it’s known for its great Japanese food with fresh fish and quality ingredients, mixed with home cooking and reasonable prices. Recently renovated, the restaurant is both modern and playful, with an origami paper crane chandelier and black-and-white photos of sumo wrestlers covering the walls. There is a long, welcoming sushi bar and cozy tables for optimal sushi sharing. The menu features nigiri, sashimi, uramaki, hosomaki and specialty rolls as well as kitchen specials like the teriyaki bowl, Korean beef barbecue and even some options for the little sumos, including popcorn shrimp and fish and chips.
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.
If you have never ventured away from Main Street and sampled the sushi and steaks at Lespri, you are missing out on Park City’s best-kept secret. Lespri is a quiet refuge where you can sit back, relax and enjoy an exceptionally crafted meal. The sushi is artfully prepared in the intimate sushi bar with unique combinations and special house-made sauces infused with fresh ingredients that will delight your taste buds. If it’s a steak you’re craving, Lespri specializes in USDA Certified Prime meat. Only the top 2 percent of all meat ever receives this certification. The artful seasonal salads are beautiful and delicious. Don’t miss sides like Boursin-whipped potatoes and the decadent mac and cheese. The impressive wine list offers an incredible variety of choices and rare, hard-to-find bottles. Dine at the sushi bar, get cozy in the booths in the lounge or appreciate the wine collection in the main dining room.
If you ask locals where they eat regularly, many will say Loco Lizard Cantina, a favorite since 1999. The lively atmosphere and fresh Mexican cuisine — not to mention reasonable prices — draw everyone from hungry mountain bikers, golfers, families, large groups and couples looking for a relaxed night out. In summer claim a seat on the patio, where you’ll be served warm, house-made tortilla chips and two types of salsa. If you’re really hungry, order the guacamole, spiked with the chef’s secret spices. Make sure to save room for your meal. Everything, from tamales to the three varieties of mole, is made in-house and fresh to order. Loco Lizard serves only top quality ingredients, such as wild salmon, Alaskan halibut, Gulf shrimp, rostisserie chicken and New York strip steak. Join them for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch and try one of their amazing margaritas. You’ll be glad you stopped by.
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 services for intimate parties of two and for parties as large as 200.
Tupelo Park City offers refined Main Street dining in a stunningly redesigned historic building that reflects its food philosophy: farm-grown, specially curated, with a modern twist. Every night, chef/partner Matthew Harris tells a story through his globally inspired and artisanally sourced cuisine. The menu at Tupelo Park City is the culmination of Harris’ decades of culinary experience and passion for visiting local producers around the world, with a hint of his Southern heritage. From fresh Idaho trout to heirloom grains, every ingredient is carefully selected to offer an enlightening and memorable experience. Join Tupelo Park City in its ongoing celebration of what it loves most about food: its ability to tell a perpetual story.