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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have a midsummer craving for the delicious cuisine that Deer Valley is known for, don’t worry, you don’t have to wait until winter for a bite. At Deer Valley Grocery~Café, you’ll find many of the resort’s famous specialties, from its turkey chili to its house-made cheeses to assorted jumbo cookies and more. Open for breakfast, lunch and early supper or takeout, this convenient spot in the Snow Park area can make your day. Start with fresh-roasted coffee and a hearty breakfast wrap. Come midday, seek out a salad made with local seasonal ingredients or sandwiches like the tandoori chicken curry wrap. Finish the day with a standout sweet treat, such as the Deer Valley carrot cake. If you feel like eating at home, the selection of gourmet grocery items and house-prepared take-away entrées will give you many options.
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.
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.
If you are a connoisseur of coffee, Five5eeds is your new best friend. Its high-quality modular brewing system serves the Australian favorite, Coffee Mio, and people can’t get enough of the expertly made espresso. The accompanying food menu is just as exciting. The healthy cafe focuses on nourishing, flavorful dishes, crafted from the best local, seasonal produce. There is a definitive nod to the famed foodie culture in Australia, from where the owners hail. Five5eeds offers a comfortable atmosphere where you can either grab a quick breakfast or lunch, or relax over your favorite drink. Don’t miss the hearty grain salads, but if it is a burger you crave, there is always that option too. While each dish is satisfying, nothing will leave you weighed down. There are plenty of grab-and-go options and a smoothie of the day, too, if you want something quick.
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.
What started as Park City’s most popular food truck in 2009 now has a permanent home, allowing locals and tourists to get their “lobstah” fix almost any day of the week. At Freshies Lobster, find traditional Maine lobster rolls, New England eats, salads, pies, sandwiches and more. Owners Ben and Lorin Smaha know the business. Both were raised in New England (from Maine and New Hampshire, respectively). Ben even has a background in baiting, trapping and harvesting. With a mantra of “Shore to door in 24,” they are delivering a taste of home to customers who grew up in the Northeast inside this nautical-themed casual eatery. Be sure to try another taste of Maine, the delicious blueberry pie, and the restaurant’s Maine sarsaparilla root soda. Find the food truck at Park Silly Sunday Market and more.
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.
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.