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.
Part seafood restaurant and part steakhouse, Blind Dog is 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 substantial and lively establishment will have you savoring prime steaks, fresh seafood and delicious comfort food dishes with plenty of gluten-free options. You can also enjoy some of the best sushi in Utah, or discover the top-shelf bar that offers seasonal cocktails as well as a large range of premium wines, sakes and beers. And don’t miss the outdoor dining patio on a summer’s evening. It’s dog-friendly and THE place to dine while the sun sets over the Wasatch Back. This go-to dining spot is known as the “locals’ best-kept secret.” A secret no more, ensure you make a reservation to experience this iconic dining establishment.
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.
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 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.
The Sundance Deli located in the heart of the village showcases their philosophy in supporting local, handmade items. Take a minute to browse their logo tee shirts, blown glass art, and one-of-a-kind gifts. They offer a variety of delicious made-to-order sandwiches, salads, housemade baked goods, signature smoothies, and coffee drinks.
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. 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 the Silk Road spicy shrimp appetizer.
This well-known pizzeria from Salt Lake City brings its family-friendly, casual 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 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.