Favorite Park City Spots
There’s never a dull day in Park City with all the amazing history, restaurants, bars, events, galleries and more. Here are a few of my personal recommendations.
A fun local’s restaurant with a great diverse menu from steak to seafood to sushi. Their bar is also a great place to hang out.
While all the restaurants are fabulous at the Montage, there’s just something about taking America’s favorite classics to the next level. Try the fried pickles.
This is my favorite lunch spot in Park City — but now I go there for one of the best comfort food dinner’s too. It tastes like the best home made dinner you’ve ever had.
Cortona brings authentic Italian cooking to Park City. Dinner begins at 5pm when rustic Italian family dishes are served. And, you’ll love the gelato made in house from scratch.
Named for Park City’s sister city in the French Alps, Courchevel offers innovative French-European food that is simply wonderful. It’s located in the historic Coal & Lumber building where Main Street meets Heber Avenue.
Everyone knows that Deer Valley is famous for their food. And, this cafe knows how to make the perfect lunch. Plus, you can come say hello to me since my office is just upstairs.
Offers an unique dining experience where food is cooked over an open flame from a 14-foot custom made grill as the centerpiece of the restaurant. It’s the idea of Chef John Murcko who has an impressive resume, from Bill White to Talisker restaurants and was voted Best Chef in Utah of 2011 by Salt Lake Magazine.
Open daily from 7:30 am to 3 pm, Five3eeds has a nourishing and flavorful menu that satisfies. The dishes are crafted from the best in local, seasonal produce with a nod to the owner’s Australian foodie culture. They have created a great environment for food, lifestyle and serious coffee.
Named after their beloved rescue dog, Fletcher, this restaurant boasts produce from nearby farms practicing sustainable agriculture and expertly-handcrafted cocktails too from their renowned Chef Scott Boberek.
Shore to door in 24! This is truly the best lobster roll I’ve ever had — right here in Park City! They fly in fresh lobster daily and have created a Maine waterfront menu that will bring you back for more … and more … and more.
This Deer Valley hotel has a great ambiance, and the restaurant has been winning awards since 1995. Chef Ryan Burnham has led the way for a couple years combining his creative cooking vision with traditional Austrian dishes. And, it’s a favorite place to go after skiing for apres ski.
You’ll love the setting of this Italian restaurant at the top of Main Street. And in the summer, dining on their tiered decks is one of my personal favorite settings. They are known for their elegant Italian dishes, including one of my all-time favorite grapes and gorgonzola salads.
Named best restaurant in Park City as well as top 25 in Utah by the discriminating Salt Lake Magazine. You’ll love the entrees driven by the seasons and sourced from local and regional ingredients at the height of freshness. Award-winning Chef Briar Handle is an artist and a favorite.
This little cafe is located in the historic Rio Grande building at 820 Park Avenue. The food is fresh, from local providers and honestly makes you feel good. They claim their food is made with “love, enthusiasm and passion,” and it’s true.
Since opening in Kimball Junction in early 2019, Hearth + Hill was instantly one of my favorite restaurants run by two of my favorite Parkites Brooks Kirchheimer (owner) and Jordan Harvey (executive chef). Their food and drinks are delicious – and they try to make each patron’s experience as memorable as possible at reasonable prices. You’ll love this place.
Best location in town at the bottom of the Quittin’ Time ski run and next to the Town Lift, High West Distillery is Utah’s only whiskey distillery and serves some of the best food in town. Just listen for the feet-stomping beat of American roots music inviting you in.
Truly one of the best locations sitting on the water with tremendous views of one of Utah’s most stunning mountains, Mt. Timpanogos. The Lakehouse at Deer Creek offers a unique dining experience with locally focused cuisine from nationally celebrated chef Tamara Stanger.
Every friend I have that lives in Midway has a standing weekly reservation at the Midway Mercantile. I personally love the chance to dine there whenever I can as the food is amazing. They have a variety of items on the menu that will please everyone.
Known for trying to make the best falafel, Nosh has developed their menu around Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Famous for their Chicken and “Fawaffle” dish. You have to try it!
There’s always a warm, friendly feeling when you walk in this restaurant as it’s family-owned and run. Enjoy the freshly made Mediterranean, European and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Sit above Main Street and enjoy a wonderful meal — and typically a singer sitting at the piano. It’s a great experience.
While we don’t usually do chains in Park City, Ruth’s Chris is the wild exception. You’ll not only love the location in the Hotel Park City with huge mountain and ski resort views, but the food and steaks are stand-out. We held my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary on their deck, and it was perfect.
We are lucky to have a lot of options for fantastic sushi in Park City – and Shabu takes it one step farther with creative Asian cuisine. Everyone who experiences Shabu is an instant fan and looks forward to a second visit.
Located above the Park City golf course in the Silver Star development, you’ll get a great meal in a beautiful setting. During the winter, you can ski into this restaurant.
Head to the St. Regis to dine at RIME for sustainably caught seafood and locally sourced meats arriving fresh each morning. Or, I enjoy sitting on the deck taking in the views and enjoying their more casual dinner at Brasserie 7452.
A Park City favorite in a new central in-town location on Kearns Blvd. Chef Matt Harris always provides a fresh seasonal menu that takes a trip across the U.S. No meal at Tupelo is complete without starting with some of their famous buttermilk biscuits with honey butter.
This is a great place for a quick, healthy meal to eat in their restaurant or grab on-the-go. They offer fresh ingredients, farm-to-counter and great taste — and some of the best cookies I’ve had in a long time.
Flying fresh fish in, they offer traditional Japanese sushi and noodle dishes, as well as more creative, modern sashimi plates and hot dishes.
Located in Wanship at the Lodge at Blue Sky is currently my favorite splurge restaurant. Their words describe it best: “Helmed by James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef, Galen Zamarra, dining at Blue Sky is inspired by—and revolves around—the incredible ingredients found throughout our lush mountain landscape.”
You’ll love sitting in the big windows watching the skiers come down the hill or people walk by. Be sure to order the Chophouse Burger. You can never go back!
You’ll love the atmosphere and the great food from Park City’s favorite chef Jerry Garcia who uses a custom-built, wood-fired charcoal grill to prepare bar food like none other.
Relaxed haunt featuring brews, bites & live-music nights in comfy brick-&-wood digs with a patio.
The quintessential Park City bar. “Helping people forget their names since 1903.”
The small piano bar at this restaurant is a local’s favorite spot to relax.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and dancing – it just can’t get any better. They have a great menu featuring famous wings, classic ‘Spur Burger’ and brick oven pizza. I personally enjoy their nightly music.
Representing a contemporary and eclectic mix of art, CODA Gallery welcomes the whole family for a colorful and uplifting experience.
JGO Gallery showcases emerging and mid career artists with art work that reinterprets American western art motifs. JGO Gallery has a strong commitment to promoting contemporary artists who produce work with strong concepts, technical expertise and aesthetic excellence.
Specializes in contemporary art encompassing a diversity of styles including figurative, abstract and landscape. The gallery offers an exceptional selection of original paintings, mixed media prints, photography and sculpture.
At the Meyer Gallery, you will see work by artists who are included in important American museum collections including the Smithsonian, Cleveland Art Museum, Chicago Museum of Art and Boston Museum of Art.
Terzian Galleries represents established and emerging artists with a contemporary spin. Terzian Galleries brings solid art knowledge to Park City’s art scene.
Park City has become a world-class summer and winter destination since it was established 135 years ago. Perched in the Wasatch Back mountains, Park City ranges from 6500′ to 10,000′ and is 7000′ at Main Street. The population is about 8,000 in Park City proper with the population of Summit County 36,000.
Park City was founded in 1868 as a silver-mining town by prospecting Army soildiers who discovered rich silver veins in the hills above the town. By 1900, it was booming with 10,000 residents and 100 saloons.
Early Park City miners used what were called “longboard snowshoes” in the 1880’s for transportation to the mines, and by the 1920’s skiing was becoming a recreational sport. Scandinavian miners built a jump on the Creole Mine dump, (now the Creole ski run to the Town Lift), and held jumping tournaments.
The last surviving mining company in Park City, United Park City Mines, turned to skiing with help from a federal loan meant to revive economically depressed rural towns in 1963. The $1.2 million dollars bought a gondola, base and summit lodges, a chairlift, a J-bar, and a nine-hole golf course. The resort was called Treasure Mountain Resort.
The Royal Street Land Company acquired the rights to develop Deer Valley in 1975 and within a year unveiled a proposal for a six-phase project to accommodate 12,000 skiers. The development not only included the original Snow Park, but also Bald Mountain, Flagstaff Mountain, and Empire Canyon. Deer Valley resort opened in December 1981 with five chairlifts and thirty rails. It included the Snow Park and Silver Lake lodge along with the “Burns” and “Carpenter” lifts. By the late 1980s, Deer Valley ski area was recognized as one of the country’s elite skiing areas.
In March 1985, Park City Ski Area held its first World Cup ski race on Willy’s run when another resort cancelled. Craig Badami, the lively son of the then-resort owner, pulled out all stops. He featured rock bands, street dances, speed skiers, skydivers, and – oh yes – world class ski racing. The first event drew 12,000 spectators – a North American record.
In 2002 both Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley became a field of dreams for American athletes at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. In the fall of 2014, Vail purchased Park City Mountain Resort and will be managing it in conjunction with Canyons. The town of Park City has never looked back!