Park City, Utah: Fine Dining to Satisfy Both Skiers and Shoppers Alike

Park City

Main Street, in the historic part of Park City, is a foodie’s paradise. The strip offers a range of foods and ambiances to keep visitors busy, eating and digesting at a number of hotspots. But where should you start, stop, digest, and continue on? Read the list and make a point to visit the following food-minded locales.

Ski-In to Whiskey

The High West Distillery and Saloon is the world’s only ski-in distillery. That’s right; snowboard, ski, or walk right in, or take one of the daily tours, but call ahead to avoid a wait.

Do you like ‘comfort food?’ Dine on three-onion soup, cheesy fondue, whiskey-dipped short rib, and famous chicken potpie. If you’re a whiskey aficionado or novice, you’ll feel at home with the waiter and waitresses who are well versed in the saloon’s array of spirits. And, it’s just a hop, skip, and walk away from Park City vacation rentals.

Silver-Plated Dining

If you’re searching for a sexy, upscale, an sophisticated scene, seek no further than Silver. With 3,000 bottle wine list, craft cocktails, and shiny décor, it’s a go-to spot for vacationers and locals.

Are you feeling lucky? Try a turn at the Bartender’s Roulette. Be at the peril of a spin, risking the chance to try a sweet, sour, bitter or mixed libation. Nevertheless, few players and visitors leave complaining of a loss.

Celebrity Zoom

Robert Redford opened Zoom to honor the Sundance Film Festival, founded in the 1980s. The historic building, formerly used as a train depot, features a copper bar, casual atmosphere, and a wild-game chili that will open your taste buds.

It’s a place to go to eat rather than hope for celebrity sightings, yet the welcoming atmosphere and hearty-sized portions make it more than mentionable.

Vinto En Fuego

People the world over love pizza but they’ll have to come to Vinto in Utah for wood-fired pizza, gluten-free linguini, and molten chocolate cake, served in a mountain atmosphere with high ceilings, curved booths, and fine wood tables.

Meat-eating foodies and vegans alike love the range of ingredients and ability to customize orders. The Italian restaurant leaves no stomach hungry, so prepare to loosen up your belt.

No Name

If you’re young at heart and don’t mind an eclectic scene, locals, and an inebriated atmosphere, the No Name Saloon, ‘helping people forget their names since 1903,’ is the place for you.

Not on the maps for its menu, local legend says the buffalo burgers are among the best in town (and possibly the ‘underground’ world).

Excellent Sushi

The Shoyo Sushi House and Japanese Kitchen gets consecutively great reviews. Known for their sashimi that’s fresh and tasty, the edible satisfaction is met in match by the casual yet elegant atmosphere.

Sushi ‘snobs,’ who believe they cannot find good sashimi and fresh sushi outside ‘the city,’ are pleasantly surprised when eating at Shoyo.

Steak and Edge

The Edge Steakhouse is for carnivores. Sure, the salad bar gets you stuffed a few times over, yet what you really want to order is off the carnivorous section of the menu.

Try tearing your fork and teeth into tomahawk pork chops, mouthwatering rib eye steak, and uncontested Wagyu beef. Are you a virgin to carnivorous dishes? The knowledgeable staff is more than happy to assist.

View on Main Street in Park City, Utah by Saalebaer (Creative Commons)
View on Main Street in Park City, Utah by Saalebaer (Creative Commons)

Thank God for St. Regis

The St. Regis Bar at Deer Valley is not a ‘late night’ or ‘party’ spot, but it’s classy, quaint, and absolutely gorgeous. Aside from the allure, there’s no reason to dismiss the Bloody Mary’s or eclectic menu.

With prices that won’t blow you away and a famous outdoor fire place, the St. Regis gets visited by many locals and vacationers the world over.

If you’re visiting Park City, you know about the range of ski spots, the times of year to hike versus the time to snowboard, and a number of historic museums and locales. However, you may not have heard about a great reason to get more excited – the food!

Melinda Morrison is addicted to traveling across the western U.S. With a love of historic destinations, tasty restaurants, and fun activities on a budget, she loves blogging about her adventures to inspire other travelers to make their own journeys to her favorite part of the country.