350 Main St., Park City
Located right in town, 350 Main has been a Park City dinner spot for more than two decades. They are big on local ingredients, and even draw a bit from their own urban garden. Notable on the main menu: the gluten-free fried chicken with apple jam, buttermilk mashed potatoes, kale, and carrots. The bar here has a separate tapas-only menu if you aren't looking for a full meal. Also of note: 350 Main has a few different substantial private dining options, including a fireside terrace space and an interior dining room that can seat up to fifty-five.
1500 Kearns Blvd., Park City
Opened by Chef Adolph Imboden thirty years ago, this namesake restaurant has long been a part of the Park City fabric—it's the kind of a place that has photographs of past notable guests hanging on the walls of the dining room. The menu is a mix of European—with an emphasis on Swiss dishes—and American classics. The shrimp scampi is an unexpectedly smart choice.
412 Main St., Park City
For an easy lunch, head to Bistro 412, a sweet little French spot on Main Street. The crôque-madame is perfect for pepping up tired littles, and they make delicious, rich mountain-dining staples, like a bison burger and Idaho Wagyu burger, for those with heartier appetites. During warmer months, the outdoor patio is great for people-watching.
Burgers & Bourbon
9100 Marsac Ave., Deer Valley
With wraparound views of the Empire Express chairlift at the base of Deer Valley Mountain, Burgers & Bourbon is the kind of place that hits the spot after a day on the slopes. Burgers are obviously the thing to order; there are thirteen types on the menu, ranging from a wild turkey burger served with green goddess dressing to blackened ahi tuna with Asian slaw. (Since you’re going for it, you might as well order the trio of fries.) They deliver on the bourbon as well: There are over 200 types of bourbons and whiskeys, or you can opt for the local flight, three kinds of whiskey from local favorite High West Distillery.
Butcher’s Chop House & Bar
751 Main St., Park City
368 Main St., Park City
Chef Arturo Flores cut his teeth working for beloved local restaurateur Bill White before joining the team at Chimayo over a decade ago. Chimayo has become something of an institution in town, and Flores and his team keep things exciting by using seasonal ingredients and riffing on classic Southwestern cuisine. Of particular note: the guacamole Azteca, served with snow crab, stuffed avocado and roasted vegetables and Tierra + Mar fajitas, a happy mix of kobe steak, jumbo shrimp, and pico de gallo. The overall aesthetic feels equally transforming—there’s Mexican tile flooring, washed brick walls, and woven throw pillows throughout the space. When it comes to cocktails, just ask your server to keep the house’s signature Chimayo Margarita coming.
9200 Marsac Ave., Deer Valley
Upper mountain's Empire Canyon Lodge serves dinner Wednesday through Saturday until early April. It's a hearty, four-course, set-price menu—cheese, cured meats, stews, roasted leg of lamb, Swiss dishes like rösti potatoes—served from their stone fireplaces. You also have the option of adding some outdoor adventure to your dinner: with a snowshoe trek before, or you can arrange for a horse-drawn sleigh ride there.
306 Main St., Park City
In local son John Murcko's latest project, you'll find a high-ceilinged, industrial space where the center of the action is the open kitchen—and a dining room that is separated from the kitchen by a wall of vintage-schoolhouse-style windows. Over an open flame, Murcko cooks up everything from grilled oysters and ember-roasted cauliflower to pecan-grilled scallops with pea risotto. The frequently-changing menu sources its ingredients from local purveyors like Beehive Cheese, Bear Lake Beef, and Slide Ridge Honey. There’s an intimate 8-seat private room, dubbed the Chef’s Library, which is full of Murcko's favorite cookbooks, just to the right of the kitchen. (He may even pop his head in and say hi while you're dining.) Inquire about the beautiful, reclaimed wooden dining tables and your server will likely tell you they were hand-hewn by Chef himself at his cabin in Southern Utah. Cap off the night with a Smoke Show (High West Rendezvous Rye, charred blood orange, bitters, and rosemary) cocktail at the Nickel Bar downstairs.
151 Main St., Park City
The best thing about this cozy Italian spot is their sweet little patio, which is best experienced in the summer, under the twinkle lights they string between the building and the surrounding trees. The menu is classic Italian—hearty meat dishes and generous pastas that are blessedly filling after a long day of hiking or biking. In winter months, the fondue (why not?) and grappa's homemade wild mushroom soup are satisfyingly warm, as is the candlelit dining room.
136 Heber Ave., Park City
The seasonally driven menu and lively atmosphere are two of the biggest draws to this unassuming spot, located in a strip mall just a block off the action on Main Street. Chef Briar Handly (formerly of Talisker on Main) serves up fresh twists on American classics in the form of shareable plates with ingredients sourced from neighboring Colorado, Idaho, and of course, Utah. An easy-to-navigate menu is divided into four parts: bites, cold, hot, and hearty. Crowd pleasers include the Rattlesnake cocktail, buffalo-style cauliflower (their brilliant, veggie-based take on wings), and smoked trout sausage, based on a recipe from Handly’s grandmother. Regulars wax poetic about the Caramel Budino with Chex toppings—they’re not wrong. Photographs courtesy of Kerri Fukui for cityhomeCOLLECTIVE
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