Tapas are popular for a good reason. They always encourage socializing, because the focus is not on a full meal set before you but on the ability to share many tasty plates throughout one dinner. 710 Bodega on Main fills that void for Park City. A summer vacation to Spain inspired restaurateurs Nicholas Smurthwaite and Paola Bello to open this modern-style Spanish tapas bar that mixes traditional plates with new twists. Just steps from Main Street, this lively outpost is a superb choice for a night out, whether that’s a large gathering or an intimate date. The concept is simple: good food, drinks and great service in a relaxing setting. Favorites include clams, calamari, lamb lollipops, croquettes and the only paella in town. A healthy wine list includes several Spanish wines. The rustic and welcoming vibe is achieved through the use of wood planks and metal — it’s both hip and cozy at the same time.
Blind Dog is a seafood and steakhouse located just a two-minute drive from Main Street. Serving hungry tourists and locals since 1998, Blind Dog has become a dining institution not to be missed on a visit to Park City. The laid-back but on-point service in this cozy but lively establishment will have you savoring prime steaks, fresh seafood and delicious comfort food dishes like their signature mac and cheese, dreamloaf and crab cakes. But don’t miss starting with the fresh oysters that Blind Dog is famous for. Enjoy some of the best sushi in Utah in their sushi bar, or discover the top-shelf bar, which has bartenders creating seasonal cocktails as well as offering a large range of premium wines, sakes and beers. This “go to” dining spot has been featured in Food and Wine as the “locals’ best kept secret.” It’s a secret no more, so ensure you make a reservation to experience this iconic dining establishment.
Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen offers a great bar and restaurant for locals looking to get off Main Street. Like most great hidden gems, this gastropub is a favorite among all types for its wood-fired cooking and elevated bar food. But it still retains its locals-only feel, with its long bar and community tables. Nestled in an old lumber yard revamped with lots of metal and wood, Boneyard prepares most of the dishes in a custom-built, wood-fired charcoal grill. Find great burgers, classic steaks and juicy ribs, with deep depth of flavor from the grill’s heat and smoke, cooked by chef Chris Parker. With a beer selection that boasts 90 varieties and uncommon craft cocktails, Boneyard lets you find anything you desire, day or night. It is also a perfect spot to watch any game, with two 75-inch big screens and four 65-inch TVs.
This traditional family-owned-and-operated Italian restaurant serves authentic favorites in a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Run by Paola Bello and chef Nicholas Smurthwaite, Buona Vita brings you a tradition of fresh Italian cuisine to the heart of Park City. Loyal patrons come for signature dishes, such as the caprese with fresh buffalo mozzarella, and the Alla Nona — spicy sausage ravioli reminiscent of a recipe from an Italian grandmother. Of course, the standout of the menu is some of the finest and heartiest pasta dishes in town, with scratch-made sauces. The extensive menu offers something for everyone, from pizzas to gluten-free options. A broad wine list accompanies this home-style cuisine, and with friendly service you will leave feeling like part of the family.
With great steaks comfortably priced, this family-friendly steakhouse by Diversified Bars & Restaurants (a DBR joint) is located at the base of the town ski lift with spectacular mountain views of Park City Ski Resort. End your day on the slopes as you cruise over the town bridge and head in for après ski. Butcher’s is a true chop house serving Chicago Stock Yards all grass-fed beef. Enjoy a full dinner as every plate includes two signature side dishes. That’s right, no additional charges for sides. For something lighter, choose from select seafood dishes along with the king crab legs. Butcher’s is one of few in town serving a full late-night menu until midnight. The separate bar area boasts a 166-inch projection TV for sports and special events. With its wide variety of beers, unique and fresh craft cocktails and an extensive wine list, you are sure to find a vibrant nightlife scene. Dining room reservations recommended, bar walk-ins welcome.
In the heart of Historic Park City, Café Terigo is a well-established family owned restaurant where chef Ed Axtell and his daughter, Carly, prepare hearty dishes inspired by foods of northern Italy and southern France. The atmosphere is cozy and timeless, affording intimate seating as well as large groups and private dining room options. Local favorites include Herb Breaded Trout, a variety of fresh house-made pastas and their signature bread pudding with butter rum sauce. Café Terigo is a perfect spot to meet up with friends for dinner and a bottle of wine from their extensive wine list, or grab a quick lunch. The good food and the familiar, friendly staff keep locals and visitors coming back year after year for a memorable experience.
Everyone is in for a good time at Daly’s Pub. Not only is the food an experience — gourmet, modern pub classics — the whole environment is full of adventure and fun. Try your hand at darts or shuffleboard while you enjoy a regional microbrew, or grab a group and plan to bowl a few games while you order your lunch or dinner. An open kitchen features delicious daily specials and hearty fare, like handcrafted, brick-oven pizzas and homemade fish and chips. Don’t miss desserts here, like the s’mores sundae with house-made marshmallows; you will have plenty of time to digest your meal while you visit the Wii lounge or play a vintage arcade game. It is all about fun, but you won’t be skimping on a foodie experience with special touches, such as homemade specialty sodas. Want to just relax and watch a game? There are plenty of TVs for that, too.
Everyone will feel welcome in this lovely spot offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with an American flair. Fill up before you hit the slopes with classics like biscuits and gravy or crunchy French toast, or enjoy a full buffet brimming with fresh options. Lunch offers everything from salads to snacks to a selection of sandwiches and burgers. At dinner, treat yourself to a plate of flat-iron steak frites with mustard malt fries, the pork porterhouse with “toadstool” potatoes or the au poivre beef tenderloin. If you are just looking for a snack, Timbers Bar and Patio next door has an upscale selection of options for après ski. House favorites include the fried Brussels sprouts, signature Cuban sandwich and trio of sliders. And don’t miss the s’mores you can roast on the fire pit outside.
Finding made-from-scratch food at a burger bar is rare, but Drafts isn’t a typical burger bar. DBB at Westgate Resort gives its food a gourmet twist. Don’t miss the Tatchos, tater tot nachos covered in smoky Gouda sauce, bacon, green onions and sour cream. Order from seven types of wings – from the low-heat honey chipotle to the spiciest Queen of Versailles hot sauce, a personal creation from the queen herself, Jackie Siegel – plus handcrafted burgers and milkshakes. If you are famished after a big day on the slopes, then DBB’s Best of State award-winning burgers will hit the spot, accompanied by one of their monstrous shakes with all the fixings – think sides of Ho Hos, Butterfinger candy bars and Pop-Tarts! Featuring more than 50 beers and a fully stocked bar, Drafts Burger Bar is also a lively choice for watching a game on big-screen TVs.
Step into Edge Steakhouse, and you may feel like you’ve been transported to Chicago or New York. This upscale contemporary steakhouse at Westgate Resort brings a big-city feel to the mountains. Oenophiles will be pleased with one of the most comprehensive wine lists in Park City, with an in-house sommelier to help select a bottle. Edge is all about its Snake River Farms domestic wagyu steaks and Miyachiku award-winning Miyazaki A5 Wagyu from Japan. You won’t find steaks like these anywhere else in Utah. Their exclusive rib cap is carried only by chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller. À la carte steaks can be accompanied by sides like the black-and-white truffle mac and cheese or the classic wagyu tartare. Make sure to sample inventive entrées like the lobster and black truffle risotto or silk road spicy shrimp appetizer.