From award-winning, chef-owned restaurants to craft breweries and distilleries, Park City, Utah, boasts a dynamic food and drink scene. Whether you are on a romantic getaway or a family vacation, you’ll find plenty of fresh, local food at a range of price points. Many of the top spots to eat and drink in this mountain mining-turned-ski town line its historic Main Street.
What’s more, Utah’s days of requiring club membership to consume spirits are long over, although a few quirks remain. You have to order food with a drink at a restaurant, for example, but you can mostly sip a double IPA or craft gin without feeling like its Prohibition-era 1920.
Check out 10 of the best places to eat in Park City:
Fine Dining Local Favorite
Longtime Park City local favorite Riverhorse on Main is a perennial contender for the city’s best fine-dining restaurant. Riverhorse is known for signature dishes like macadamia-crusted Alaskan halibut and a trio of wild game featuring North American buffalo, venison and elk served with a port reduction and herb shallot butter, as well as its live music and polished service. You can choose to eat among two dining rooms or a large outdoor deck when the weather is nice.
Contemporary French Cuisine
For contemporary French bistro fare, check out Courchevel Bistro, which opened in 2019 to strong reviews. The menu offers a regional twist on French classics like bouillabaisse, which features fresh trout and a crawfish emulsion instead of the traditional seafood and red snapper. The relaxed atmosphere includes a comfy downstairs bar with leather sofas and seasonal outdoor seating, as well as a main dining room with an exhibition kitchen and counter seating.
Highly regarded Grappa on Main Street has set the standard for quality Italian food for more than two decades. The dining room occupies three floors, and has a romantic vibe that feels a bit like dining in an upscale Italian farmhouse. The menu covers Italian classics like eggplant parmesan and osso bucco (slow braised veal) in a red wine tomato jus, and serves a number of vegetarian and vegan options. An extensive international wine list and mouthwatering desserts — don’t miss the tiramisu with mascarpone mousse — round out the offerings.
Artisanal Craft Beer
At the top of Main Street, Wasatch Brew Pub is a casual spot to grab an affordable apres-ski dinner or post-hike lunch. In business since 1986, Wasatch produces its beers in-house, and is known for the award-winning Wasatch Polygamy Porter, among others. The menu focuses on American and British pub fare, with favorites like fish and chips and nachos loaded with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, jalapeños, black olives, pico de gallo and guacamole.
Another go-to Main Street spot is Chimayo, which specializes in modern Southwestern cooking. It’s a great choice for date night or a special occasion, as it gets high marks for its cozy ambiance. Begin with a traditional margarita, or choose an option like pomegranate or serrano chile, and continue with such dishes as an elk skewer in a coffee glaze with chipotle crema and avocado salsa, or seared local trout fajitas with cremini mushrooms and bell peppers.
Park City Icon
To throw back a few cold ones at a Park City icon, head to the rustic No Name Saloon & Grill. Located in a distinctive red brick building that dates back to 1905, the No Name pours 20 local craft beers on draft and in bottles, as well as some 40 microbrews from Utah and elsewhere. The extensive menu focuses on casual fare like artichoke-jalapeno dip, bison burgers and Buffalo-style hot wings.
You can ski right into the High West Distillery & Saloon, which claims to be the first such spot in the U.S. Situated in a Victorian-era home. High West features a menu of locally sourced organic dishes, such as rojo pozole, a combination of Utah corn, black beans and hominy in a tomato, chile and tortilla broth. The distillery, which offers complimentary tours, produces small-batch Rocky Mountain whiskey in a traditional 250-gallon copper pot still. (Note: the saloon is only open to those 21 and up.)
For unique spirits inspired by the Rocky Mountain setting, check out Alpine Distilling. In its bar, you can sample its line of whiskey, gin, vodka and specialty items, such as the Preserve Liquor, which is distilled from blood oranges, black tea, raspberry, lemon balm and ginger, and pair it with a slice of locally made pie or a cheese plate. Perfect for budding mixologists, Alpine Distilling also offers gin-making classes.
Craft Brews and Signature Sodas
Located away from Main Street in a shopping center with a movie theater, Red Rock Brewing features its own craft beers and signature non-alcoholic sodas. This Park City outpost of the award-winning Salt Lake City brewery also serves a full menu of elevated bar food, such as roasted cauliflower with spicy sriracha, wood-fired pizzas, burgers and sandwiches and entrees like Alaskan halibut fish and chips.
Eclectic Pub Grub
Owned by the same team as Wasatch Brew Pub, Squatters Roadhouse Grill serves Wasatch beers and a varied menu that ranges from a burger topped with cheddar and bourbon-garlic caramelized onions and a blackened tilapia salad to vegetarian and vegan options. It’s also a popular breakfast spot, especially in winter to fuel up for a day on the mountain.
You won’t lack for choices when it comes to eating and drinking in Park City. No matter if you’re craving locally distilled spirits, bar food, Italian comfort fare or chef-driven cuisine, there’s something for every taste — and budget — in this historic mountain town.