A Main Street hotspot, Crystal Park Cantina is serving up refreshing, unique twists on Mexican fare. The light, comfortable bar space serves margaritas that showcase their signature, all-natural margarita mix with gently pasteurized lemon, lime and orange juices. Also made in house are their simple syrups, utilizing organic cane sugars. Taste the difference in the jalapeño cilantro margarita with fresh muddled cilantro and jalapeños, or their sangria margarita: a fusion of traditional Spanish and Mexican cocktails. Similarly, the food flavors draw inspiration from multiple countries. But everything is house made, from the saffron-infused rice served with all entrées to the authentic mole sauce. And if it’s just a big plate of nachos you’re looking to wash down with that margarita, you won’t be disappointed at Crystal Park Cantina.
A family-run business, the folks at 11Hauz are bringing family recipes of finga tings and big tings to the masses. Husband and wife team Errol and Sheron Grant run 11Hauz with their daughters Nyesha, Tanisha and Anita Hamil. Sheron is the 11Hauz head chef, and it was her grandmother, who walked 11 miles to and from work every day, that inspired the name of the restaurant and most of its fresh, from scratch recipes. Down to the detail, tantalize yuh taste buds with flavors of Jamaican jerk and house-made scotch bonnet peppa sauce. The dishes at 11Hauz utilize blends of Jamaican spices that add rich island flare to every bite. All entrées are served with coconut white rice, light cabbage salad and plantains: “sweeter than a banana ever will be.” Get your curry in a hurry at 11Hauz.
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. 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.
Blind Dog Seafood & Raw Bar, located just minutes from Park City’s Historic Main Street, has just turned twenty and, more than ever, earns its not-to-be-missed dining reputation. A modern but cozy establishment with easy self-parking or valet in peak season, Blind Dog’s laid-back but on-point service will have you savoring fresh lobster, colossal shrimp cocktails, oysters, sushi and more at their new raw bar. The kitchen offers more seafood, premium Kobe beef steaks, their signature “Dreamloaf” and much more. And, for those looking for gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan options, there’s plenty on the menu. Blind Dog’s top shelf bar has an extensive wine list, along with artisanal cocktails and a substantial range of sakes and craft beers. This “go-to” dining spot has been featured in Food and Wine as the “locals’ best kept secret.” A secret no more, ensure you make a reservation to experience this iconic dining establishment.
Diversified Bars & Restaurants has definitely “raised the bar” on fine comfort food at this locals’ favorite hangout and eatery. Boneyard Saloon features an all wood fired grill with traditional American gastronomy and a range of tastes that are sure to delight all foodies willing to venture 3 short minutes from Main Street. This industrial finished “gastropub” offers a full bar and Park City’s largest craft bottle and beer selection. Boneyard also boasts the largest collection of jumbo flat screen TVs, making it the premier spot for watching all your favorite sporting events. For something on the lighter side don’t forget to visit Boneyard’s counterpart, Wine Dive, located just across the hallway, open 4 p.m. to close. Just off the beaten path, Boneyard is open for eating and drinking every day for lunch, dinner and late night, and has an abundance of free parking. Yep, free parking. (must be 21+)
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.
At Burgers & Barley, just because it’s fast doesn’t mean it’s not made fresh. This quick takeout or dine-in restaurant in Prospector offers house-made specialty burgers alongside an impressive beer selection. The 8-ounce burgers are made with fresh, local beef and served on bread made by a local bakery. Whether you are a meat lover or a vegetarian, or anything in between, you will find a large selection of items to choose from, including veggie burgers and chicken sandwiches. Specialty burgers offer unique options, but there are also snacks (think corn dog nuggets and fried green beans), salads, soups and mac and cheese. The prices are very reasonable (nothing on the menu goes over $15) to feed a family of any size. Hungry for dessert? The fried Oreos are hard to beat.
Burgers & Bourbon offers the best of what we love about classic American cuisine: gourmet burgers, fresh-cut fries, hand-spun shakes (both spiked and classic) and craft spirits. The restaurant’s signature burgers are made fresh with a proprietary blend of the finest farm-raised beef, topped with a selection of local artisanal cheeses and served on freshly baked potato buns. The extensive spirit collection celebrates America’s distillers, both old and new, whose artful techniques produce a stunning array of craft spirits. In tribute to their passion behind the craft, the bartenders serve iconic drinks inspired by old-fashioned favorites, like the Old-Fashioned, Mint Julep and Manhattan. With more than 200 bourbons and whiskeys, the collection will impress the most selective spirit aficionados. Vegetarian and seafood options are available, too.
With great steaks and a comfortably priced menu, Butcher’s Chop House by Diversified Bars & Restaurants has something for everyone. This family-friendly restaurant features steaks, chops, seafood, pasta, a late-night menu, kids’ menu and more. All items on the Butcher’s block include a choice of two sides. Try the prime rib, a locals’ favorite. The beautifully finished cherry wood bar boasts one of the finest wine lists and liquor displays in Utah, as well as craft cocktails and a solid beer list. The bar has a 166-inch screen TV for special events. For the ultimate dining experience with spectacular mountain views at the base of the town lift, head to Butcher’s to enjoy eating and drinking every day from 3 p.m.–12 a.m. Patrons must be 21+ to enter the bar.
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.
Located in the heart of beautiful Deer Valley, this hidden gem has been serving up award-winning Italian cuisine for nearly a decade. Here you can enjoy fresh, seasonal entrées, impeccable service and alpine scenery framed through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. The family-friendly Ristorante offers a sensational selection of authentic Italian dishes and delectable favorites, while the Lounge’s copper-topped bar lends itself to lively après gatherings or lunchtime pints and pizza. Cena is open seasonally for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alfresco dining is available in the summer season.
Everyone is in for a good time at Daly’s Pub. Not only is the food an experience — a gastropub-style eatery with microbrews and specialty cocktails — the whole environment is full of adventure and fun. Try your hand at darts or shuffleboard while you enjoy a Montage Mountain Ale, or grab a group and plan to bowl a few games while you order your dinner. An open kitchen features delicious daily specials and hearty fare, like handcrafted brick-oven pizzas. 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 play a round on the PlayStation or a vintage arcade game. It is all about fun, but you won’t be skimping on a foodie experience. Want to just relax and watch a game? There are plenty of TVs for that, too.
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.