5 Restaurants and Bars to Try in Park City
Over the Winter Holidays
There's something special about spending winter in the mountains of Summit County, Utah. It’s a season when throngs of skiers and snowboarders bring new life to Park City after experiencing some of the best Alpine slopes in the country, and the culinary visions cascade across the Wasatch Range.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you have a range of delicious restaurants and bars to choose from when you're ready to stomp the snow off your boots and settle in for a warm meal. Park City eateries not only serve ski town classics like chili, burgers and craft beers, but a variety of international favorites including tapas and sushi and more.
Here are our top picks on where to eat during the 2018 holidays in Park City.
1. Silver Star Café
1825 Three Kings Drive, (435) 655-3456
Opens December 5th
The holidays are known as a time full of music and food, and the Silver Star Cafe brings these traditions together to deliver some of Park City’s best kitchen compositions. Long-time locals Jeff and Lisa Ward opened their trendy space in 2010. They offer a mean chili-rubber red trout salad accompanied with acoustic and jazz performances on weekends. Look out on a jaw-dropping view from the base of the Silver Star ski chair at the Park City Mountain as you sip on a glass of private-label Tempranillo. The Silver Star Cafe is open for lunch Monday through Friday, dinner nighlty and brunch Saturday and Sunday. In addition they offer live acoustic music dinner shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Reservations are recommended for dinner.
2. Purple Sage
343 Main Street, (435) 655-9505
As families and friends reunite for the season, Purple Sage delivers sophisticated American Western cuisine that manages to make you feel right at home. Simple cowboy dishes get a modern twist, and their signature veal meatloaf with hints of poblano peppers and pine nuts is a must-try. Opened by Park City native Travis Axtell, Purple Sage is open Monday through Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Reservations are recommended for dinner.
3. Riverhorse Provisions
221 Main St., (435) 649-0799
Fuel up for a day on the slopes with one of the friendliest, tastiest breakfasts in town at Riverhorse Provisions. Chef Seth Adams opened the cozy space that welcomes those who want to relax and read the paper, and anybody looking to take their vittles home. The eclectic gourmet market and cafe gives you even more good reasons to wake up with fresh Caffe Ibis coffee, roasted in Logan, savory breakfast poutine and a popular spinach tortilla wrap. Riverhorse Provisions is open between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. every day of the week.
4. Blind Dog Restaurant & Sushi
1251 Kearns Boulevard, (435) 655-0800
Craving seafood? Locals flock to Blind Dog Restaurant & Sushi for what might be the freshest and highest quality sushi in town. They also have an extensive wine and cocktail selection for anybody looking for a drink. Their pan-seared U10 diver scallops with Yukon gold puree and white balsamic will leave you salivating. Everything comes with a welcome side of humor, perfect for diffusing any holiday stress. Blind Dog Restaurant & Sushi is open Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:00 p.m.
5. Red Rock Junction
1640 W. Redstone Center Drive, Ste. 105, (435) 575-0295
If you are looking for an award-winning beer over the holidays, check out Red Rock Junction. Their beers have won more than 100 regional and national awards, putting Park City on the maps of global craft beer connoisseurs. Sip a pint of Hefeweizen or Oatmeal Stout, or try a bottle of their excellent Elephino Double IPA.
The brewery is also a full-service restaurant, offering foolproof food pairings with each brew. The IPA is especially satisfying with the Red Rock burger, or try one of their many salads or wood-fired pizzas. Red Rock Junction is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
'Tis is the season to try something new on your plate. Luckily, you have many delectable options on where to eat and drink during the holidays in Park City. The hardest part now is deciding which restaurant to visit between decorating the Christmas tree, checking out the Snowfest, or participating in any other winter activities.