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6 Park City Restaurants You Have to Try During the Sundance Film Festival

The world-renowned Sundance Film Festival is a big deal for us Parkites! Our charming city hosts big-name celebrities, up-and-coming independent actors and filmmakers from all over to celebrate one of the largest movie events in the world. This means our restaurants experience higher traffic or could be booked for invitational sponsored events or private parties. To make the best of your time here, we recommend calling each restaurant ahead of your visit to find out if it’s open to the public and make a reservation.

Looking for some of the best places to eat alongside stars during Sundance Park City this year? Then check out our list of must-visit restaurants while you’re here and learn where to eat during Sundance 2020. 

Further Reading: The top affordable restaurants in Park City to try during the Sundance Film Festival!

Where to eat in Park City, Utah during Sundance 2020


1. Riverhorse on Main

540 Main Street, (435) 649-3536
Dinner Monday-Sunday

Loved by food critics and locals alike,  Riverhorse on Main is one of Park City’s oldest and most celebrated restaurants. They’re a 17-year recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award and Utah's first receiver of the distinguished DiRōNA Award, making them a culinary tour de force in the Park City’s restaurant scene. Chef Seth Adams’ upscale and eclectic menus harmonize with the seasons, so guests should expect rotating plates showcasing the best ingredients from our region. One of our most recent favorites was their impressive Surf & Turf tower. This Park City twist on a classic offered Wagyu beef with corn grits, house-smoked salmon with crispy potato pancakes, and oysters on the half shell. What’s more? They also provide nightly music featuring some of PC’s top local artists. Reservations are strongly encouraged due to Riverhorse’s popularity, particularly if you’re looking to dine here during the Sundance Film Festival. 


2. Courchevel Bistro
201 Heber Avenue, (435) 572-4398Dinner Monday-Saturday, Brunch Sunday and Bakery Hours Monday-Sunday

Looking for European-French inspired food to complement your Sundance 2020 experience? Visit  Courchevel - a Talisker Club bistro, one of Park City’s newest and hippest restaurants. With innovative European style  cuisine, Chef Clement Gela pays homage to classic French dishes while honoring local produce and meats. Start your meal with the lentil and haricot vert salad and an order of corn bisque with crawfish foam. For mains, you can’t go wrong with their take on the traditional Coq Au Vin or beef Parmentier with candied carrots. However, their trout bouillabaisse with crawfish and baby potatoes is a total showstopper. Don’t forget about their bakery and cafe. It’s a perfect place to grab a cup of joe and some baked goods to start your day before catching a movie at the Sundance Film Festival!


3. tupelo
508 Main Street, (435) 615-7700
Dinner Wednesday-Sunday and Brunch on Sundays

Visit  tupelo to experience Chef/Owner, Matt Harris’ worldly inspired menu. This Main Street fixture continues to delight patrons with its approach to global cuisine made better with locally sourced ingredients. While their dinner  menu may change seasonally, expect to find their flaky, soft biscuits with sweet honey butter served year-round along with unforgettable savory plates. Looking for a place to enjoy a cocktail during the Sundance Film Festival? They also boast an impressive  cocktail menu. In fact, mixologist Trevor Brown has won the Park City summer cocktail contest for two years in a row! So, grab a drink, nosh on dynamic cuisine, and celebrate Sundance 2020 by making a reservation at this 21 and over favorite! 


4. Goldener Hirsch Inn and Restaurant
7570 Royal Street, (435) 649-7770
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily. 

Looking for delicious award winning alpine cuisine accompanied with a fantastic wine list to enjoy between movies? Check out the  Goldener Hirsch Restaurant! Their creative après lunch menu includes their famous four cheese fondue and main plates like the lamb chili and beet salad. If you’re ready to eat a AAA-Four Diamond Award winning dinner, the wiener schnitzel and the roasted duck are two dishes that mix old world flavors with Park City ingredients to deliver an exclusive culinary feat only found here. Pair either meal with a rare glass of wine from their menu–which also won Wine Spectator Award of Excellence–or try a specialty cocktail.


5. Handle
136 Heber Avenue, (435) 602-1155
Dinner Monday-Sunday

While the Modern Comfort Food concept has become rather ubiquitous in recent years, there is nothing expected or contrived at  Handle. Focusing on small bites, their  menu gives the royal treatment to simple local ingredients without an ounce of pretentiousness. Their menu offers innovative plant-based dishes like vegetable tartare served with seeded crostini and house-pickled veggies, and their popular General Tso’s cauliflower. They also serve some killer meat dishes, like their “Baller” prime rib fished with caramelized onion crema and served alongside decadent duck fat potatoes. With delectable, shareable dishes, Handle is the perfect restaurant to enjoy small plates with friends and recount your day at 2020’s Sundance Film Festival.


6. Blind Dog
1251 Kearns Boulevard, (435) 655-0800
Dinner Nightly

Offering a gorgeous interior, sophisticated dining experience, and an extensive menu,  Blind Dog is one of our favorites restaurants to dine at during Sundance. Their  raw menu boasts some of the best sushi in Park City, but it doesn’t stop there. You can also enjoy East Coast and West Coast oysters, full-blown seafood towers, and a variety of Poke options alongside their equally impressive  dinner menu. We suggest their Redneck Caprese made with tempura-fried green tomatoes, burrata cheese, basil and aged balsamic. And for the hard-core carnivore in your group, try Penny’s signature Dreamloaf, a playful take on classic meatloaf made with Snakeriver Farms heirloom Pork and Kobe beef. If you’re in the mood for sushi, check out this restaurant while you’re here for the Sundance Film Festival. 


Experience the best restaurants in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival!

From classic French fare to grand seafood towers and imaginative takes on homestyle cooking, Park City restaurants offer a variety of cuisine for every culinary preference at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. With over 120,000 hungry filmgoers expected to descend on Park City, we suggest making reservations well in advance. Looking for more Park City restaurants to dine during Sundance? Visit our  website and search to see which other options you should try while you’re here. 

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