This established, family-run restaurant is the place to go for fine dining in an upscale yet hip setting. The 24-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. Menu items reflect the flavors of alpine regions such as garden, valley and fjord. 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.
This classic Irish pub is rich with history adorning its decorated walls and used in its old-school Irish recipes. You will find all the favorites, like bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, Guinness beef stew and, of course, boxty (filled with either whiskey chicken or corned beef). There are also plenty of gluten-free options available. The historic building houses this perfect feel-good spot on Main Street, designed to please the entire family as well as late-night party-goers in the downstairs pub. Seasonal cocktails complement the Guinness and local beer on draft, but don’t miss the whiskey list if you are a fan. Also, ask about wines to pair with your meal. Grab an Irish coffee if you want to keep the party going with locals’ game night on Thursdays, and enjoy dining on the outdoor patio.
With a warm atmosphere (and cold fish), Flying Sumo has become a favorite sushi spot for both Park City locals and tourists. Most important, 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.
When O’Shucks opened on Main Street 21 years ago, it quickly established itself as a classic ski-town bar. It’s still the place to go for its rowdy atmosphere and 32-ounce schooners of beer. But its second Park City location in Pinebrook offers a classic O’Shucks for former ski bums who’ve grown up and had kids. This family friendly escape from downtown crowds offers everything people love about O’Shucks, from free peanuts to Tuesday night burgers and beers for $3, but in a place with entertainment for kids. There’s pingpong, pool and shuffleboard while the children wait on chicken tenders from the kids’ menu. Parents can order Scooby Snacks — tater tots with smoked bacon, jalapenos and spicy fry sauce — and the signature Garlic Burger. Don’t miss Monday Madness, with $2 tacos and $5 margaritas. Wash both down with a specialty cocktail served in a copper mug.
Trained by Japanese master Nobu Matsuhisa, Shabu’s chef/co-owner Bob Valaika brings Asian fusion cuisine to Main Street, Park City. Every dish is crafted with incredible skill and precision, and each bite is bursting with flavor. Start your Shabu experience with a curated sake from the most extensive list in Utah. The Blistered Green Beans and Firecracker Shrimp are two signature dishes that cannot be missed. Shabu’s sushi is outstanding and artfully created, and there are also many options if you are craving something warm and hearty. Try the Miso Glazed Cod, a gorgeous, flaky fish with a delicious miso sauce served with wok-seared vegetables. Shabu opened in 2004 and is owned by brothers Bob and Kevin Valaika, who love playing in Park City’s mountains almost as much as they love wowing their guests. Get Shabu delivered by calling Mountain Express Delivery at 435.649.6368.
For 18 years, The Spur Bar & Grill has been the go-to spot for nightly live music. Now with a huge expansion and a Main Street entrance, The Spur boasts an upscale rustic modern theme with three bars and an amazing open deck overlooking Old Town, where you can sit and enjoy the view year-round. And in the back? It’s still your favorite watering hole, with live music every night. Whether you’re looking for a boozy latte and breakfast pizza or to meet friends for drinks and dinner, Spur has you covered from morning through late-night hours. Wine and beer on tap plus creative signature cocktails made with locally distilled spirits, including Spur Whiskey, provide endless options to quench your thirst. Check the website for the music calendar, specials and updated food and drink menus (they change often).