No matter how long you’ve been with your significant other, it’s nice to reconnect with your loved one over a nice meal every so often. And hey, if it’s been a while, let this story serve as a reminder — or email it to your partner as a subtle hint. (Wink, wink.)
Lucky for you, we have plenty of fantastic date night options to choose from in Park City. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, tapas, Asian, American, Southwest or really any type of cuisine, this list has got you covered. Here are eight of our favorite spots to have a romantic date night.
There’s just something sexy about sharing small plates on a date. This Spanish tapas bar serves a variety of classic tapas dishes with a modern twist. Some of our favorites are the meats and cheeses plate (pictured above), patatas bravas, albondigas (meatballs) or piquillo peppers stuffed with crab meat and Manchego cheese.
Catch up with your date over one of their signature cocktails or a glass of wine, and one of their tasty bar snacks like avocado fries and chimichurri chips. From burgers to pizza to salmon, there’s an entree that will appeal to everyone. This Deer Valley restaurant is open year-round, serving dinner every night, so you can eat there any time.
Located on lower Main Street, this Italian spot serves classic pasta dishes — like gnocchi al pesto, pasta primavera and spaghetti vongole — as well as pizza, chicken and beef dishes (we love the chicken Marsala). Plus the portions are plenty big enough to share — maybe even Lady and the Tramp style, if you want to go there!
Stepping into Chimayo feels like you’ve taken a trip south of the border. The food here is a unique twist on Southwestern cuisine, based on regional attributes from southern Mexico to southern Utah. Start the evening with their can’t-miss margaritas and fresh-baked bread with cilantro oil, and end on a sweet note with the Mexican chocolate fondue, served with dipping favorites like homemade churros and sopapillas.
Nestled in a historic farmhouse at the top of Main Street, Grappa offers a romantic atmosphere along with delicious rustic Italian favorites. Enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive wine list, and go for the calamari fritti or lobster ravioli to start. Then venture out to their famous osso bucco or spaghetti arrabiata for an entree. And of course, you have to try grappa at the end of your meal, the northern Italian brandy distilled from the grape skins, stems and seeds left over from wine making.
Located in the historic Rocky Mountain Bell telephone building, Purple Sage makes a more casual yet sophisticated date-night choice. Since 2003, this bistro has served bold American western cuisine with modern flavors. Try their award-winning meatloaf, sugar and chili cured duck, or Cowboy-Style, Utah-raised, bone-in rib eye. And don’t forget to get a side of the green chili macaroni and cheese, one of our faves!
If you’re in the mood for sushi or Asian, head to this gem off Main, which offers an intimate yet lively dining experience. Shabu serves top-notch sushi, noodles and other traditional Asian fusion dishes. We highly recommend the firecracker shrimp to start, or the marinated American wagyu served with ponzu butter and a hot rock so you can sear it yourself.
And for one more stellar spot for Italian, head to Versante, located in the Park City Peaks hotel. Here, you and your date can enjoy a handcrafted, wood-fired pizza, along with delicious pastas and seasonal specialties (that won’t break the bank). Whet your whistle with local craft beers, wines or a cocktail.