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.
This established, family-run restaurant is the place to go for fine dining in an upscale, yet hip, setting. The 22-year-old business has recently joined forces with Alpine Distilling to provide a new twist on your dining experience. Notice the tin-pressed ceiling in the historic building that once housed a department store as you take a front-row seat to the action on Main Street. Start with a signature cocktail or a bottle from the Wine Spectator-awarded list. A diverse menu of traditionally prepared, classic and playful cuisine is now crafted for family dining and sharing plates. Menu items reflect the flavors of alpine regions such as garden, valley and fjord. The Utah red trout entrée is a local favorite, but there is something for everyone on the menu, including gluten-free options. For a truly unique experience, book a tasting in the Alpine Distilling tasting room where you can custom craft your own signature gin to enjoy with your meal.
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 that are comfortably priced, this family-friendly steakhouse by Diversified Bars & Restaurants (a DBR joint) is located at the base of the town ski lift, featuring patio dining with spectacular mountain views of Park City Ski Resort. Butcher’s is a true chop house serving Chicago Stock Yards all grass-fed beef. Enjoy a full dinner — 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 King Crab legs. Take advantage of seasonal two-for-one entrée deals (limited time, some restrictions). Butcher’s is one of few restaurants 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. Offering a wide variety of beers, unique and fresh craft cocktails, Butcher’s will ensure you find a beverage that you fancy.
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.
With a warm atmosphere (and cold fish), Flying Sumo has become a favorite sushi spot for both Park City locals and tourists. Most importantly, 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.
From Diversified Bars and Restaurants (a DBR joint), No Name is the home of the world-famous buffalo burger. Locally voted Best Bar and Best Burger for six years in a row, it is the pulse of the bar scene in Park City. This award-winning institution is centrally located on Historic Main Street, where you can enjoy three full bars on two levels, including a year-round heated rooftop patio offering sweeping views of town and nearby mountains. With 17 HD TVs for all your favorite sports and an industrial vintage décor, there’s plenty to keep you busy until your turn comes up on the regulation shuffle board table. Before and after your day on the mountain, belly on up for some wings, cold beers and the best dang buffalo burger around. Stop in for lunch, dinner and a lively late-night scene. Eating and drinking every day.
If you’re looking for refined, rustic dining, then Purple Sage is your place. The historic Main Street restaurant — situated in the old Rocky Mountain Bell telephone building — fits that bill and more. Inside this cozy, romantic atmosphere, you will find cuisine focused on the bold, rustic flavors of the American West but infused with a modern, sophisticated twist. Envision grilled veal meatloaf or sugar-and-chili-cured seared duck served over green chili mac and cheese. Start the meal with the house-made charcuterie platter and keep it company with one of Purple Sage’s creatively prepared cocktails. Or peruse the stellar selection of wines, many of which are exclusive in the state of Utah. (Owner Travis Axtell spends hours ensuring the wine list is distinct and emphasizes boutique and family-owned wineries.) On warm evenings, enjoy dining on the outdoor patio.
If a restaurant is still in business after more than 50 years, you know it is obviously offering something people love. As the oldest-running establishment in Park City, Red Banjo is a classic of Main Street and not to be missed if you love a good slice. It offers standard pizzas, pasta, subs and salad options, meaning you can feed a family on a budget or just stop in for a slice for lunch on the run. All the dough is hand-tossed, creating a perfectly balanced crust that is not too thin and not too thick. If you want to organize a group outing, the restaurant can accommodate up to 40 guests and offers an easy, casual environment. A daily special can easily and inexpensively feed a family of four with a pizza, pitcher of soda, a large salad and the house-made garlic bread. To-go and delivery are offered if you want to enjoy your meal at home.
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.
A specialty market, deli and coffee shop located at the top of historic Main Street in Park City. Featuring the culinary excellence of Riverhorse on Main, Riverhorse Provisions’ artisanal cuisine is available through a full deli case, fresh cuts of high-grade meat and fish, breakfast, lunch and après ski menus, crafted coffee drinks and customized gift baskets. Gourmet grocery items such as fresh produce, dairy products and more are also available. Needless to say, whether you’re an at-home chef, stopping in to grab a bite or simply seeking something gifty, consider Riverhorse Provisions your one-stop-shop.
Trained by Japanese master Nobu Matsuhisa, Shabu’s chef/co-owner Bob Valaika brings Asian fusion cuisine to Main Street, Park City. Every dish is crafted with incredible skill and precision, and each bite is bursting with flavor. Start your Shabu experience with a curated sake from the most extensive list in Utah. The Blistered Green Beans and Firecracker Shrimp are two signature dishes that cannot be missed. Shabu’s sushi is outstanding and artfully created, and there are also many options if you are craving something warm and hearty. Try the Miso Glazed Cod, a gorgeous, flaky fish with a delicious miso sauce served with wok-seared vegetables. Shabu opened in 2004 and is owned by brothers Bob and Kevin Valaika, who love playing in Park City’s mountains almost as much as they love wowing their guests. Get Shabu to go by calling Mt. Express. View the full menu at shabuparkcity.com.
Located directly at the bottom of the Town Lift on Main Street, The Bridge Cafe & Grill boasts one of Park City’s best patios. Enjoy the open patio with umbrellas, surrounded by flowers and stunning views of the mountain — and good luck trying to not stay there all day. But luckily, if you’re a late riser (or just enjoy breakfast at all hours of the day), it serves breakfast all day. Breakfast includes classics like made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict and a cure-all breakfast burrito. The rest of the menu features Brazilian-inspired twists on classic dishes sure to satisfy the senses as much as the ambience does. Try the house-favorite Camarao a Brazuca, Brazilian sautéed shrimp, or the national drink of Brazil, the Caipirinha, which is impossibly refreshing and tastes as if lemonade and a mojito had a love child. Whether your agenda is a scenic chair lift ride or a Main Street stroll, The Bridge Cafe is the perfect stop.
For 16 years, The Spur Bar & Grill has been the go-to spot for nightly live music. Now with a huge expansion and a Main Street entrance, The Spur boasts an upscale rustic modern theme with three bars and an amazing open deck overlooking Old Town, where you can sit and enjoy the view year-round. And in the back? It’s still your favorite watering hole, with live music every night. Whether you’re looking for a boozy latte and breakfast pizza or to meet friends for drinks and dinner, Spur has you covered from morning through late-night hours. Wine and beer on tap plus creative signature cocktails made with locally distilled spirits, including Spur Whiskey, provide endless options to quench your thirst. Check the website for the music calendar, specials and updated food and drink menus (they change often).
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.
Unwind and relax at the top of Main Street in Park City in this classic brewpub. A local favorite for 31 years, Wasatch was Park City’s first brewery and continues to keep locals and visitors coming back for its award-winning beers and a menu with options to please every taste. Think timeless pub favorites like burgers, fish and chips, and mac and cheese, alongside more eclectic fare such as tater tots with bacon-jalapeño dipping sauce and the Super Food Beet Salad. While the beer selection is unrivaled, the pub also boasts a full wine and liquor menu. Wasatch is also the perfect location for private parties and events, with spaces to suit every need. Don’t miss the weekend brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring favorites such as country fried steak and eggs and omelets, along with $2 Mid-Day Mimosas, Mid-Day Marys and Nooners.
Looking for a classic sushi restaurant with both traditional and cutting-edge Japanese-inspired small plates that are perfect for sharing? Yuki Yama is just the place. The Main Street restaurant is a staple for locals, who often dine at the sushi bar, and a treat for visitors in town. With an extensive menu featuring both traditional and more unique sushi-inspired offerings, and a rotating, seasonal sake list, there is sure to be something for everyone. Put yourself in the hands of talented Japanese chef Kirk Terashima and ask for omakase, or chef’s choice-style dining, if you’d like to sample the best of everything. Or try the homemade ramen, which takes more than a day to develop its traditional flavor. While the restaurant specializes in melding exotic flavors and ingredients — think abalone and shima aji — simpler dishes, such as pot stickers, tempura and chicken karaage, are sure to please even the pickiest of diners.