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.
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. 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.
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.
If you’re looking for the place where in-the-know Park City residents go for steaks and seafood, then Butcher’s Chop House & Bar is it. Situated on Main Street and overlooking the ski bridge and Town Lift, the restaurant boasts one of the best locations in town. Butcher’s is a true chophouse, so make sure to order from The Butcher’s Block, its steakhouse menu that includes your meat and two signature side dishes. The prime rib (12 or 16 ounces) is a popular choice. For something lighter, choose seafood, such as halibut or crab legs. Not only is Butcher’s the perfect spot for après-ski, but it’s also an ideal choice if you like to eat late. The bar, boasting a new 166-inch projection TV for sports and special events, offers a large dining menu until midnight. Along with a wide variety of craft beers, edgy cocktails and an extensive wine list, you’re sure to find a vibrant nightlife with amazing mountain views as you sip the evening away.
This family-run restaurant set in a brick building on historic Main Street has been a Park City staple for more than 28 years. Owner and chef Ed Axtell and his daughter Carly prepare hearty cuisine inspired by northern Italy and southern France, served in a cozy yet contemporary setting. Cafe Terigo is a perfect spot to catch up with friends for lunch, glass of wine in hand, or linger over your dinner, illuminated by the light of flickering candles. This laid-back eatery is known for its wine list and signature bread pudding, but make sure to sample the gourmet main entrées. Salads and sandwiches are the stars at lunch, as well as pizzas. At dinner, find entrées such as house-made pastas and the popular herb-breaded Utah trout. A heated outdoor patio means you can enjoy people-watching at the historic Main Street locale when the weather permits.
Whether you are in the mood to be naughty or if you are always nice, Church Public House has options for you. All under one roof, you can experience the moodier “hell” or the airier “heaven” side of this multilevel and multifaceted design space. The menu pairs well with the concept, offering fresh salads and lighter options alongside dishes that would make almost anyone want to be bad (think fried chicken and waffles, steak with chimichurri and pasta carbonara). There is locally sourced food and chefs making everything from the sauces to the desserts in-house. But after you eat, you won’t want to leave. Switch rooms and settings to find a new ambience where you can digest in one of the cozy bar spots while you unwind with a creative cocktail. This summer, look for events like regular gospel brunches and live music. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, you may never leave Church early again.
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.
Finding made-from-scratch food at a sports bar is rare, but Drafts isn’t a typical sports bar. This gastropub at Westgate Resort gives its food a gourmet twist. Don’t miss the Tatchos, tater tot nachos covered in a smoky Gouda sauce, bacon, green onions and sour cream. Order from six types of wings — from the low-heat honey chipotle to the spiciest ghost pepper barbecue — plus handcrafted burgers and homemade pizzas. If you are famished after a big day of adventuring, then Drafts’ Best of State award-winning burgers will hit the spot. Enjoy a half a pound of never-frozen certified Angus ground beef patty, and pick your bun, including pretzel, wheat or a lettuce wrap. A great kids’ menu means this place is perfect for a family night out. Featuring more than 50 beers and a fully stocked bar, Drafts is also a lively choice for watching a game on 17 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 wagyu steaks, hand-selected by chef Felipe Facchin and butchered in-house. You won’t find steaks like these anywhere else in Utah. His 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 Caesar salad, prepared tableside. Make sure to sample Facchin’s inventive entrées, like the lobster and black truffle risotto or the Silk Road spicy shrimp appetizer.
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.
There’s a reason Fuego is Park City’s favorite neighborhood Italian bistro. With affordable prices and a family-friendly atmosphere, this is the place to go for any occasion. A lunch for large groups, an evening out with the kids or even date night are all good reasons to choose this pizzeria and Italian bistro, which is always easy on the wallet. Make sure to select from one of their many pizzas, cooked perfectly crispy in a wood-fired oven. The Wasatch — with a honey-tomato-chipotle sauce, mozzarella, pancetta, pineapple and cilantro — is a favorite. If you’re looking for something hearty, the Pollo Pompeii is a house specialty — lightly breaded chicken is sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, cream, Parmesan, spinach, mushrooms and a side of pasta. Fuego’s has a long list of sandwiches and salads, a full bar and a great wine selection, so there is something for everyone.