Where to Dine Out During Sundance


Starting Jan. 25, the Sundance Film Festival will bring all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood (and fur — lots of fur) to our little mountain town. As you likely know, the 10 days of the festival can be chaotic (to say the least) for those of us sticking around town.

As Main Street transforms into a mini-Tinseltown, some restaurants will be taken over by throngs of film industry insiders. But that doesn’t mean that locals are out of luck. You’ll still have plenty of restaurants — especially off Main Street — to head to when you start to get sick of cooking (and cleaning up) at home.

Below, we’ve rounded up a list of Park City eateries and bars that will stay open to the public during the festival, most with normal business hours. One caveat: With so many visitors in town, it’s always smart to call a restaurant ahead of time to check that they’re not fully booked. (We’ve listed phone numbers below to make it easy on you.)

Park City Restaurants Open During Sundance

Main Street

710 bodega on main

710 Bodega’s lamb lollipops

710 Bodega: Open daily for dinner 5:30–9 p.m. Lunch will be open the first weekend of Sundance. 435.649.6979.

Buona Vita: Will be closed for private events from Friday, January 25 through Monday, January 28. 435.649.1336.

The Bridge Café: Open daily from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 435.658.5451.

Butcher’s Chop House & Bar: Open daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Lunch served 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 435.647.0040.

Chimayo: Open daily for dinner. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.649.6222.

Crystal Park Cantina: Closed Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27. Regular menu and hours after that. 435.602.1179.

Flanagan’s: Open Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m.–1 a.m. 435.649.8600.

Ghidotti’s: Open daily for dinner. 435.658.0669.

Grappa: Open daily for dinner. 435.645.0636.

Handle: Closed January 25-27. Opening as usual January 28. 435.602.1155.

Hungry after a long night of Sundance parties? Stop by Main Street Deli for a special late-night menu.

Main Street Deli: They’ll be serving pre-made sandwiches, as well as a special late-night menu when bars close. Check their website or call 435.649.1110. for more information.

No Name Saloon: Open daily 10 a.m.–1 a.m. 435.649.6667.

Old Town CellarsOpen 3 10 p.m. Monda -Thursday, 3-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 12-8 p.m. Sunday. 435.649.3759.

Shabu: Open daily for dinner 5–10 p.m. 435.645.7253.

Tupelo: Closed for private events January 24–28. Open daily beginning Tuesday, January 29 for lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and dinner 5–10 p.m. 435.615.7700. (P.S. They have a brand-new downstairs wine bar where you can hang out and wait for a table, in case there’s a wait!)

Wahso: Open nightly for dinner 5-9 p.m. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.615.0300.

Yuki Yama Sushi: Open daily 12-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m. 435.649.6293.

Off Main Street

blind dog

Enjoy oysters at Blind Dog’s new raw bar

Blind Dog: Open daily 5–9:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5–10 p.m. on weekends offering regular a la carte menu. 435.655.0800.

Boneyard & Wine Dive: Open daily from 10 a.m.–1 a.m. In addition, brunch will be served from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 435.649.0911.

Corner Store: Open daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 435.645.8666.

Deer Valley Resort: All Deer Valley Resort restaurants are open during the period of Sundance. Call 435.645.6632 for specific days and hours of operation. (Check out ‘How to Spend a Day at Deer Valley’ for some ideas.)

Element: Extended hours Jan. 24-31, open daily for breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. From Feb. 1-3, open 11 a.m.-9 pm. Plus, when you order hot soup with salad or quiche, you’ll get $2 off your order! 435.731.8383.

Edge Steakhouse: Open daily 5:30-10 p.m. 435.655.2260.

Five5eeds Panna Cotta

Five5eeds’ breakfast panna cotta, with granola, fresh fruit and edible flowers.

Five5eeds: Open daily 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 435.901.8242. (Here are five reasons we love this Aussie café.)

Grub Steak: Open daily for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. 435.649.8060.

Hearth and Hill: Open daily 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Reservations encouraged. 435.200.8840.

Red Rock Junction: Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 435.575.0295.

Ruth’s Chris: Open daily 12–4 p.m., 5–9 p.m. Closed Sunday, January 27 for a private event. 435.940.5070.

Squatters: Open daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday). 435.649.9868.

Sushi Blue: Open daily 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. 435.575.4272.

Windy Ridge Cafe: Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.  435.647.0880.

Windy Ridge Bakery: Open daily 8 a.m.–6 p.m. 435.647.2906.


About Author

Locke Hughes is a freelance journalist currently based in Park City, who used to live in NYC until the mountains called. She believes long hikes and hot yoga — as well as wine and delicious food — play an important role in a happy life. Follow her outdoors and eating adventures on Instagram @lockehughes.

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