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.
Since 1983, Baja Cantina has been serving affordable Mexican cuisine in a family-friendly environment at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. After a day of playing in the snow, stop in for lunch or dinner to warm up inside the quaint and festive bar and restaurant. The bar is fully stocked with a large selection of tequilas and a margarita menu to match. For the daring: Try a Coronita tipped over into any margarita for a memorable (or not so memorable!) libation. Start with the cantina taquitos or chicken flautas, both local favorites, and order from a full menu of classic Mexican fare. Baja Cantina serves fresh fish tacos daily and also has a menu for los niños. This long-standing Park City establishment will satisfy everyone’s Mexican craving.
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 shanks, 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.
Blind Dog is a seafood and steakhouse located 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 cozy but lively establishment will have you savoring prime steaks, fresh seafood and delicious comfort food dishes like their signature mac and cheese, dreamloaf and crab cakes. But don’t miss starting with the fresh oysters that Blind Dog is famous for. Enjoy some of the best sushi in Utah in their sushi bar, or discover the top-shelf bar, which has bartenders creating seasonal cocktails as well as offering a large range of premium wines, sakes and beers. This “go to” dining spot has been featured in Food and Wine as the “locals’ best kept secret.” It’s a secret no more, so ensure you make a reservation to experience this iconic dining establishment.
Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen offers a great bar and restaurant for locals looking to get off Main Street. Like most great hidden gems, this gastropub is a favorite among all types for its wood-fired cooking and elevated bar food. But it still retains its locals-only feel, with its long bar and community tables. Nestled in an old lumber yard revamped with lots of metal and wood, Boneyard prepares most of the dishes in a custom-built, wood-fired charcoal grill. Find great burgers, classic steaks and juicy ribs, with deep depth of flavor from the grill’s heat and smoke, cooked by chef Chris Parker. With a beer selection that boasts 90 varieties and uncommon craft cocktails, Boneyard lets you find anything you desire, day or night. It is also a perfect spot to watch any game, with two 75-inch big screens and four 65-inch TVs.
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.
With great steaks comfortably priced, this family-friendly steakhouse by Diversified Bars & Restaurants (a DBR joint) is located at the base of the town ski lift with spectacular mountain views of Park City Ski Resort. End your day on the slopes as you cruise over the town bridge and head in for après ski. Butcher’s is a true chop house serving Chicago Stock Yards all grass-fed beef. Enjoy a full dinner as 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 the king crab legs. Butcher’s is one of few 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. With its wide variety of beers, unique and fresh craft cocktails and an extensive wine list, you are sure to find a vibrant nightlife scene. Dining room reservations recommended, bar walk-ins welcome.
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.
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.
Collie’s lives up to its name as a sports bar with numerous flat-screen televisions, an inviting bar and a pool table, but the food is above and beyond what you’d expect from your typical watering hole. Almost half of the menu is house-smoked barbecue made with house rub and sauces, and it’s all smoked in a 500-pound smoker in the kitchen. The smoked brisket is a favorite, and with some luck you’ll get there in time to score some of the burnt ends before they run out. The rest of the menu feeds your cravings for great burgers, sandwiches and crispy steak fries. Take a midday break for lunch and fuel up for the slopes or stop in for après ski and quench your thirst with over 80 selections of beer.