10 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Park City
You don’t have to go home to enjoy a Christmas meal in Park City after seeing the holiday lights and ice sculptures of Snowfest, or taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride up the mountain. Whether you’re a traveler on a holiday ski vacation, a Salt Lake City native visiting family, or simply a local looking to leave the kitchen behind, Park City restaurants are making it easy to find a great meal on Christmas Day.
Here are 10 delightful restaurants open on December 25th in Park City.
1. Apex at Montage Deer Valley
9100 Marsac Avenue
Dive into the holiday spirit with a decadent buffet, live music and a complimentary gift from the house at Apex. Montage Deer Valley's signature restaurant also overlooks the slopes of Deer Valley, showing you a spectacular white Christmas scenery you'll never forget. Dine on a four-course prix fixe menu that costs $155 for adults and $50 for children. Call ahead to learn more about their menu and hours. Reservations are required.
2. Riverhorse on Main
540 Main Street
Riverhorse on Main is perhaps one of the top restaurants in the country. Award-winning executive chef and co-owner Seth Adams crafts tasty, creative culinary creations in a trendy renovated Masonic Hall, and Christmas dining is no exception to the rule. Riverhorse on Main is offering a few specials that are sure to appease anyone looking for a festive holiday meal. Riverhouse will be open from 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
3. Powder at Waldorf Astoria
2100 Frostwood Drive
Wrap up your morning festivities of checking stockings and squeezing in a few ski runs at Powder at Waldorf Astoria. Powder specializes in delicious seasonal comfort foods inspired by the mountains. This year, they will be serving a series of three-course prix fixe meals that includes lobster lemongrass soup, rack of lamb, white chocolate mousse and more. Adults eat for $55 and kids ages 4-12 eat for $35. Powder’s Christmas lunch runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
4. The Eating Establishment
317 Main Street
Among the restaurants open on Christmas eve and Christmas day in Park City, The Eating Establishment is a favorite for those looking for a laid-back meal. Opened in 1972, this local mainstay lets you sit back and relax with holiday favorites and your loved ones. Try their special three-course Christmas menu for $60 per adult and $35 per child. Reservations recommended.
5. The Goldener Hirsch Inn and Restaurant
7570 Royal Street
Visit the Goldener Hirsch Inn and Restaurant this Christmas for a AAA-Four Diamond restaurant experience you won’t forget. Fresh off a summer remodel, Deer Valley’s premier restaurant is offering festive specials including Maine lobster, 22-ounce dry aged bone-in ribeye, Maui Nui Axis venison, foie gras with burgundy winter truffles and a selection of domestic and imported caviar. Their traditional European inspired à la carte menu will also be served in addition to their specials. Reserve a table online or by phone.
6. The Brass Tag
7570 Royal St.
The Brass Tag's brick oven cuisine brings resort dining to another level. This Deer Valley restaurant has holiday inspired specials to complement their popular menu that includes hardy seared meats, oven roasted fresh fish, locally sourced produce and seasonal pizzettes. It’s the perfect Christmas dinner after a day of skiing on the mountain. Visit their website to make a reservation ahead of time. This restaurant will book up fast.
7. Grub Steak Restaurant
2093 Sidewinder Dr.
Park City natives love Grub Steak. Our favorite Western steakhouse will be serving their signature rustic comfort food on Christmas Day accompanied by a full bar of cocktails and local microbrews. Their famous Kansas City steak coated in coarse Utah salt is one of the hardiest meals you’ll find this holiday season. They’ll also be serving a three-course prix fixe meal starting with your choice of salad or a side of rice, followed by a slow roasted pork loin cabernet jus from Snake River Farms, accompanied with a chocolate creme brulee on Christmas Eve. Visit their website or call ahead to make reservations.
8. Versante Hearth & Bar
2346 Park Ave
Chef Justin Nelson’s excellent Christmas menu boasts a wealth of options from brown sugar roasted ham, to vegetarian-friendly dishes like roasted acorn squash. Versante Hearth & Bar’s main courses ($28 for adults; $14 for kids) keeps traditions alive by offering sides like garlic mashed potatoes and green beans covered in brown gravy. Make sure to leave room for the complimentary chocolate peppermint bites, and check out their extensive cocktail menu.
Looking for Takeout Options This Christmas?
Perhaps you’re looking to spend quality time with friends and family at home, or you’re looking to bring a dish to a party. Here are two restaurants’ takeout options offering prepared meals, making the holidays a little easier for even the pickiest eaters.
9. Deer Valley Grocery~Café
1375 Deer Valley Drive South
Do you like the taste of eating out, but the comfort of staying in? Take your celebration home with you with scrumptious take-away Christmas specials from the Deer Valley Grocery ~ Cafe. Place your order by December 21st, and pick it up by 6 pm on December 25th. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Feed four people with mouth-watering options like Niman Ranch beef short ribs, wild mushroom soup, herb roasted fingerling potatoes, and roasted butternut squash with sage brown butter. Desserts include pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust and a tiramisu yule log with meringue mushrooms, chocolate leaves and candied cranberries.
10. Element Kitchen and Bakery
1400 Snow Creek Drive, Suite L
If you’re looking to take home a fantastic organic and gluten-free holiday meal, look no further than Element Kitchen and Bakery. Options include tea smoked turkey, squash stuffed with an assortment of vegan-friendly foods, and many other vegan and gluten-free meals ready for you to serve as soon as you get home. Place your order online or call ahead. Pick up is available from 11 am – 1:30 pm daily until Christmas.
You don't have to sweat your holidays away in the kitchen to enjoy a succulent meal. With these Park City restaurants open on December 25th, the decision about where to eat on Christmas day is easy, leaving you to focus on what matters the most. Merry Christmas!