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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Full of Old World charm, this quaint restaurant nestled in the beautiful Silver Lake area of Deer Valley offers everything you love about alpine dining (think fondue and homemade pretzels) while serving more sophisticated seasonal options as well. The chef, Best in State winner 2017, takes pride in preparing fresh, healthy dishes that are inspired by what’s available at the farmers market to make meals that will satisfy anyone’s cravings with intense flavors and unique preparations. Relax in the lovely lounge area or gather a group and take over the private dining room, which seats up to 30 guests. There is an authentic European atmosphere — a nod to the hotel’s Austrian heritage and namesake — that will leave you wanting to linger over the exquisite dinner. While you enjoy your meal, don’t miss the interesting drink and wine selection as well as the inventive desserts that will conclude your evening on a perfectly sweet note.