We love Park City. There is something so magical about the majestic ski slopes paired with historic Main Street, the buzz of the Sundance Film Festival each winter, and the inevitable conglomeration of restaurants to choose from. With Park City being one of Utah’s hottest spots for travel, it takes the time and knowledge of a native to sort out the tourist traps from the local gems. Cue: our guide to the best Park City restaurants.
The 15 Best Park City Restaurants
Let’s face it– Park City restaurants are significantly more expensive than our favorite dining spots in Salt Lake City. For that reason alone, this post is dedicated to the best restaurants in Park City that are worth your time and hard-earned money. We’ve done all the research and provided 15 total recommendations with a handful in each category of affordable, mid-range, and fine dining options. Our hope is that next time you find yourself headed to the mountains with friends or family, there’ll be incredible food to accompany those memories. Please note that contrary to our usual posts, these restaurants are listed in no particular order, and this post is updated annually.
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AFFORDABLE PARK CITY RESTAURANTS (Under $30)
A list of 5 best restaurants in Park City that are easier on the wallet (but still more than you’d pay at the least expensive restaurants in neighboring SLC). All Park City Restaurants on this list can be eaten at for $30 or less per person.
15. Hearth and Hill
Similar to many other Park City restaurants, Hearth and Hill is a family owned and ran operation, newly opened in the Kimball Junction area. Hearth and Hill has an eclectic menu from comfort food to Asian fusion menu items to fresh and delicious salads. The menu is divided into different sections for shared plates, salads and bowls, sandwiches/burgers/tacos, and dinner only entrees. It’s upscale enough to feel like you’re actually going to a nice place for lunch or dinner that you don’t have to get totally dressed up for.
From the shareable menu, we recommend the beets and burrata, citrus cured hamachi, or the shrimp shumai. Our favorite dish though for something more substantial is the avocado salad (add salmon). It’s served with romaine, cucumber, orange, tajin, pepita-quinoa clusters, and cilantro coconut dressing that all together is just so hearty but still refreshing. No matter what you do make sure and save room for the seasonal warm crisp.
Bartolo’s is new to our list of favorite Park City restaurants. The food here is great and the perfect spot for any time of day as they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The restaurant is bright and modern, the service is friendly and fast, but most importantly the food is really delicious. We also love that they’re located in Kimball Junction because sometimes you don’t want to drive clear in the heck up to Main Street for good food.
Menu favorites: smoked trout benedict- our favorite breakfast item on the menu! Served with dill cream, hollandaise, pickled red onion, and “everything” seeds. For lunch or dinner get the rigatoni bolognese, served with parmesan, fresh ricotta, and herbs, or the shrimp spaghetti- made with fresh garlic and tomatoes, pepperoncino, arugula, parmesan, lemon zest, and herbs.
13. Five 5eeds
There are several Aussie style restaurants in Park City, and while all of them are a welcome sight to the PC dining scene, our favorite of these Park City restaurants is Five5eeds. We love coming here for delicious and fresh food in a bright and inviting environment. Five 5eeds is located on Snow Creek Drive, just off of Park Ave. It’s a great place for breakfast before heading out on the mountain for the day or lunch with family or friends. The menu items at Five 5eeds are sourced locally and focus on seasonal ingredients.
Menu favorites: Hotcakes- beautiful (and huge) pancake served with mixed berries, lemon-infused mascarpone, nuts, and seeds. Smashed avo on toast- exactly what it sounds like. Smashed avocado, watercress, grape tomato, and white radish salad, romesco and corn relish. Shakshouka- Moroccan baked eggs, feta, dukkah, toast, and spicy sausage. They also make their baked goods in house, daily and we have yet to try something that we didn’t like!
12. Riverhorse Provisions
Our love for Riverhorse Provisions runs deep. Coming from the same creators as Riverhorse on Main (you know it’s going to be good), this gourmet grocery store and cafe is the perfect stop for a casual yet delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Park City. It’s fast-casual service during the daytime and sit down for dinner, but no matter what time of day you decide to eat here make sure and take a few minutes to peruse their gourmet grocery items. Perfect for last minute shopping with plenty of grab and go items, or just a great spot to stock up on snacks for a day on the mountain with local favorites like Creminelli Fine Meats, Beehive Cheese, and Kodiak Cakes.
This is our favorite of all the Park City restaurants for breakfast specifically. Lunch and dinner are fantastic too but this is an ideal spot for a quick grab and go or casual sit down restaurant at the top of historic Main. Menu favorites: breakfast wrap- the sophisticated breakfast burrito of your dreams, made with house-made sausage, promontory cheddar, pico de gallo, scrambled eggs, crispy polenta bites, and chipotle creme all on a Spanish tortilla. The mountain English muffin sandwich is a fantastic classic breakfast sandwich, too. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, get the acai bowl, served with peanut & almond butter, granola, coconut milk, banana, toasted coconut, blackberries, and kiwi.
11. Freshies Lobster Co
Freshies Lobster Co has been serving fresh Maine lobster to Park City locals since 2009 from their ever-popular food truck and their two brick and mortar locations in Park City and Salt Lake City. Just as delicious (and often times better) than some of the popular lobster rolls we’ve sampled on the east coast, Freshies does an outstanding job serving a simple, and unbeatable sandwich that has smitten the hearts of foodies from all over the world.
Menu favorites: Real Mainah Lobster Roll- a toasted New England hot dog bun with fresh lobster, mayo, hot butter, and seasoning. Truly love at first bite and bound to convince any non-seafood lovers to change their mind. We dare you to find a better Lobster Roll in the entire state of Utah. The Maine-Iac salad is super refreshing and delicious too, with mixed greens, blueberries, aggiano cheese, maple pecans, and a maple balsamic dressing. Or, if you want something truly decadent and rich, get the lobster mac and cheese- served with gruyere, local cheddar, and 2.5 ounces of fresh lobster.
Mid Range Park City Restaurants ($30-60)
A list of the best restaurants in Park City that are typical of true Park City pricing, more specifically in the $30-60 range per person. These locations are specifically recommended for food enthusiasts who are willing to spend a penny or two more on their meal in Park City.
10. Yuki Yama Sushi
No great foodie destination is complete without a sushi restaurant you can count on. Yuki Yama was opened by Chef Kirk Terashima and Matt Baydaya with a menu featuring fresh fish flown in daily from around the world. Their kitchen menu, equally as innovative, includes different Asian inspired dishes with outstanding flavors and textures. We included Yuki Yama on this list of best restaurants in Park City because of the incredible lengths they take to go the extra mile, but more importantly, it’s the best tasting sushi in all of Pak City.
Menu Favorites: Baby Back Ribs- five baby back ribs prepared with a jalapeno and teriyaki chocolate glaze. Omakase Nigiri- our number one recommendation to the adventurous foodie willing to try a dish that truly highlights the creativity and uniqueness of Yuki Yama. This gorgeous and delectable dish includes 9 chef’s choice pieces of nigiri sushi, each with a special garnish and sauce. It’s an off the menu item and available to order at the sushi bar.
9. Tupelo Park City (CLOSED)
Situated right on historic Main Street, Tupelo showcases an immaculate menu of globally inspired food, all artisanally sourced thanks to executive chef and owner Matt Harris’s. His farm-to-table approach to elevated dining manifests in his seasonally changing menu from local burrata salad to Rocky Mountain elk bolognese to pan seared Utah trout. Tupelo is open for dinner only, with Sunday bunch every week as well.
Menu Favorites: The buttermilk biscuits are a non-negotiable- fresh, flaky homemade buttermilk biscuits served with honey butter straight from heaven. We also love the Rockhill Creamery cheese fritters, deviled eggs, and tupelo Caesar salad for appetizers. Our favorite entree is the beef and barley- Niman ranch sirloin served with sauteed farm greens, barley risotto, vegetables, and a garlic puree. You’re going to love every single thing you try here!
If you’re in the foodie know at all and have talked to anyone about the best restaurants in Park City, Handle will inevitably surface in conversation. Founded by Executive Chef Briar Handly, Melissa Gray, and Meagan Nash, Handle serves insanely good American cuisine, small plate style. Their menu changes seasonally and allows each diner to order from an incredible selection of small bites, cold dishes, hot dishes, hearty plates, and, of course, dessert.
Menu favorites: General Tso Cauliflower- a long-standing menu item at Handle and one of their most popular menu items with cauliflower, cilantro, and a sriracha vinaigrette. Incredible flavor and unlike any other cauliflower dish you’ve ever had before. Fried chicken breast- perfectly breaded and fried chicken breast served with seasonally rotating sides. The burger is also fantastic, served every night at the bar or on Wednesday evenings during summertime in the dining room- it’s one of the best burgers you will ever have.
7. Purple Sage
Purple Sage is one of our standbys among the best restaurants in Park City. Originally the Rocky Mountain Bell telephone building, dating back to as early as the 1880’s and currently on the national historic registry, Purple Sage has a rustic and timeless interior that will make any guest feel like they’ve traveled back into the 19th century. This western-themed restaurant boasts an incredible menu filled with comfort food classics as well as new and innovative twists on what has been explained as “fancy cowboy food”. The cuisine at Purple Sage is infused with a predominant chile flavor that gives it a warm, comforting finish to every dish.
Menu favorites: Grilled Skuna Bay Salmon- a grilled, craft raised, salmon filet served atop parmesan and chile heirloom corn grits with braised greens and a Meyer Lemon and dill butter. Sugar and Chile Cured Duck- duck two ways, both seared and roasted Mapleleaf Farms duck breast and a confit leg of duck on green chili mac ‘n’ cheese with sautéed sugar snap peas.
6. Cortona Italian Cafe
Cortona Italian Cafe is one of the best Park City restaurants when you’re in the mood for Italian food served in a cozy, off-the-beaten-path setting. Open for dinner only, Cortona serves typical Italian fare from caprese to homemade pasta to traditional Italian entrees like chicken piccata or veal marsala.
Start with an appetizer or two if your appetite allows, but for entrees try the potato gnocchi or the house-made lasagna. The gnocchi is served with crispy cubes of pancetta, artichokes, lemon, and sherry- it’s tangy and rich, making the perfect bowl of Italian comfort food. The lasagna is also fantastic for those seeking red sauce indulgence, with alternating layers of homemade pasta, bolognese, and bechamel sauce. The restaurant is small so if your heart is set on eating here be sure to reserve ahead of time.
5. High West Distillery & Saloon
Hello and ode to High West Distillery, one of our very favorite spots for amazing food in Park City! Founded in 2009 by Jane and David Perkins, High West became the first legal distillery in the state of Utah since 1870. Now, with four separate locations and a saloon to pair with delicious food, High West has become an essential stop at Old Town Park City for locals and tourists alike and is clearly one of the best restaurants in Park City. We love their down-to-earth, lunch and dinner menu filled with some of the most delicious food you’ll ever set eyes on.
Menu favorites: Pretzel & Beer Cheese- house-made pretzel served with whiskey and beer cheese, homemade mustard dip, and pickles. This isn’t the pretzel you ordered at your high school football game. The High West Burger- a beautiful 8 oz. blend of bison and beef served with broiled aged gruyere, blue cheese, BBQ glazed sweet onion, crispy fried shallots, all served on a homemade house caraway bun with hand cut fries. One of the best burgers you will have in your life from one of our absolute favorite Park City restaurants.
FINE DINING PARK CITY RESTAURANTS (Over $60)
A list of the best restaurants in Park City that are the cream of the crop, or the “creme de la creme” as some would put it. These restaurants are a good fit for you if: 1) you’re looking to splurge on a special occasion, more specifically $60 and upwards per person, 2) when you want to make an impression on your boss, prospective father-in-law, or that special someone, 3) simply put- you want a fantastic, knock-em-dead, stupidly delicious meal.
If you need one excuse to venture over to the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, make it a meal at their high-end restaurant, Powder. We are absolutely smitten by their exquisite menu sourced by local ingredients. Their menu changes seasonally and they offer breakfast, lunch, apres, and dinner for all those who wish to dine.
Always start with the local cheese and charcuterie board- one of the best we have ever had and served with cured meats, cheeses, house pickles, dried fruits, and preserves. When it comes to the dinner menu, the Snake River Farms Wagyu Bavette is at the top of our list. A great spot to dine whether you’re recovering after a long day of skiing or making reservations for a special night out. Don’t forget to save room for dessert!
3. J & G Grill (Recently Closed)
The J & G grill at Deer Valley’s St. Regis is one of best restaurants in Park City and one of our very favorite places for a really nice meal on the mountain. Chef Rachel Wiener serves rotating, seasonal menus that are sure to please food enthusiasts from all walks with her impressive ability to combine traditional with innovative and serve dishes with presentation and flavor that are unparalleled in Park City. Although the J & G Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we recommend spending the better part of an evening in their immaculate yet intimate restaurant, working your way through the menu, course by course.
Menu Favorites: Housemade Burrata- with a cranberry, fennel, and elderflower compote, topped with micro arugula and micro basil, served with grilled toast. Slow Cooked Norwegian Organic Salmon- flown in six days of the week, served on a galangal with sautéed spinach, snow peas, and pea shoots, and garnished with Vietnamese mint oil and pickled green peppercorns. Snake River Farms Grilled Pork Chop- served with a quince puree, sautéed spicy kale, cocoa essence, and a vanilla oil.
2. Grappa Italian Restaurant
When you talk to Park City locals about the best fine dining options in town, Grappa will inevitably be one of the first mentions. Founder Chef Bill White, a native of Traverse City, Michigan and world traveler opened Grappa (formerly operated as a bed and breakfast) in 1993. Today Bill White Enterprises encompasses seven restaurants, a bakery, one farm, and many more enterprises to come. I love the variety you can find on the menu at Grappa but my absolute favorite is the Bill White original, Osso Bucco- slow braised veal shank, lightly floured, braised, and slowly cooked for up to 8 hours, served with creamy polenta, caramelized brussels sprouts, pancetta, rich red wine tomato jus, and a toasted pine nut gremolata.
Other menu favorites: Grapes & Gorgonzola- sweet red grapes, roasted walnuts, gorgonzola, served with a red wine vinaigrette. Seared Duck & Risotto- confit duck leg served with a butternut squash risotto, grilled broccolini, and port agrodulce.
1. Riverhorse On Main
Riverhorse on Main is a clean, spectacular fine dining institution located on historic Main Street and is one of the best Park City restaurants. This gorgeous space hosts food enthusiasts from all over the world each year who come back for some of the best bites they have ever had in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. If you’re looking for an elegant evening out with a significant other, or a place to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends, Riverhorse on Main is the perfect destination and one of our top picks for Park City restaurants. The incredible presentation at Riverhorse is always matched by the sophisticated and pronounced flavors in each dish.
Menu favorites: Roasted Red & Candy Stripe Beets- served with a local feta vinaigrette, baby lettuce, pistachios, basil essence, and blackberry. Pan Roasted Chilean Seabass- prepared with a wild mushroom consomme, cellophane noodles, spinach, chili lime essence.