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The 7 Best Restaurants in Park City, Utah

Best Restaurants in Park City UtahIn addition to the acres of outdoor playgrounds in the surrounding mountains, the town of Park City, Utah offers one of the most vibrant dining scenes in the West. Whether you’re looking for a quiet gourmet dinner or a lively place to refuel, Park City has an amazing restaurant to fit almost every taste. As you plan your visit with Park City Lodging, take a look at our picks for the 7 Best Restaurants in Park City, Utah!

1. Riverhorse on Main

Rated as one of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah, Riverhorse on Main offers a gourmet menu with mouthwatering entrees like their classic macademia nut crusted Alaskan halibut, as well as an expansive wine list. Located on Main Street in the center of downtown Park City, Riverhorse on Main is the perfect spot for a romantic evening.

2. High West Distillery & Saloon

Opened in 2007, High West became Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, but beyond the flavorful craft whiskeys, it features a “gastro-saloon” that offers Western inspired cuisine and hospitality. Try their chicken pot pie or 3-bean bourbon chili and finish things off with a dark chocolate moose. The enthusiastic wait staff will be happy to help you select the perfect whiskey to compliment your meal.

3. Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley

An upscale slopeside lunch spot during the day, Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley offers a unique fireside fine dining experience at night. This prix fixe four-course meal features dishes that are literally served from stone fireplaces in front of an open flame. Enjoy warm Swiss raclette cheese, cured meats, salads, specialty entrees, hearty sides, fire-roasted leg of lamb, fresh baked breads and dessert fondues. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are available for hire, and the more adventurous can go on a snowshoe trek before or after dinner. Reservations are required; to make yours call (435) 645-6632.

4. Sammy’s Bistro

Don’t be fooled by its strip mall location, Sammy’s Bistro is a local secret that offers some of the best food in Park City at a bargain price! Relax in its casual environment with a cold draft beer and enjoy a signature dish like their mahi mahi tacos or a spicy veggie burger. The outdoor patio is perfect place to soak up the sunshine after a bluebird day on the slopes. Sammy’s Bistro is proof that you don’t need a big budget to enjoy a fantastic meal during your vacation.

5. The Farm

Named Utah’s Best New Restaurant in 2012 by Salt Lake Magazine, The Farm features fresh food made from scratch, with an emphasis on sourcing ingredients from local farms. Located in the resort village at the base of The Canyons looking out on the mountains, the Farm is a great place to enjoy a hearty meal after a long day on the slopes. Recent favorites have included parmesan braised Idaho sturgeon or their Sugar House Tomahawk Pork Chop. The menu changes frequently, so check out their website for the most up-to-date information.

6. Buona Vita

Enjoy classic Italian food in the heart of downtown Park City at Buona Vita. Located less than a block from the Town Lift, this quaint restaurant serves all of the favorites at a reasonable price. Start off with a ceasar salad, featuring their delicious homemade dressing, and pick from a wide array of entrees that include pastas and pizzas or heartier fare like chicken parmagiana or lasagna.

7. Oishi Sushi Bar and Grill

The flavor of Japan comes to the mountains at Oishi Sushi Bar and Grill, picked by many as one of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah. With a wide array of specialty rolls in addition to classic sushi and sashimi, there’s something for every kind of sushi lover. For a unique local specialty, try the Wasatch Roll, which features salmon, yellow tail, cucumber and spicy mayo. For those looking for a more substantial meal, Oishi also offers a number of chicken, beef, fish and shrimp entrees.

As you plan your trip and look forward to enjoying some of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah, make sure to use Park City Lodging to find the perfect rental property for your vacation. Whether you’re planning a family ski vacation, girls/guys trip or a couple’s getaway, our team will help you find great accommodations in all areas of Park City.

Vail Resorts buys Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5M

Breaking News!

After a prolonged legal battle, Powdr Corporation, owner of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), and Vail Resorts, Inc. have brokered a truce.  Park City Mountain Resort sold its base facilities, parking, lift ticket offices, lease on the terrain and other necessary functions for an operating ski resort for $182.5 million to Vail Resorts. In 2011, PCMR failed to renew its lease on the land that it operated with its land holding company, Talisker Corporation. Close to a year after the mistake was made, Talisker announced that Vail Resorts would assume the right to the disputed PCMR terrain and become the head representative of the legal battle. On September 9, after years of court hearings and mediation, PCMR recently agreed to pay a $17.5 million dollar bond to keep the resort up and functioning for the upcoming season. Then today, September 11, the sale was announced.

“Selling was the last thing we wanted to do, and while we believe the law around this issue should be changed, a protracted legal battle is not in line with our core value to be good stewards of the resort communities in which we operate,” said John Cumming, CEO of Powdr Corp. “A sale was the only way to provide long-term certainty for PCMR employees and the Park City community. My family and I are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role in making PCMR what it is today, and we deeply appreciate the dedicated employees and all of the people who have supported us over the years.”

“I think the most important piece of today’s announcement is it really ends all the litigation, the disruption and ensures that we will not be talking about any potential concerns around the resort operating at any time for the future,” said Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts. “I think it provides comfort and long-term security to the company and to the employees of PCMR.”  Vail also announced that PCMR will become part of the Epic Pass effective immediately. The Epic Pass is a popular multi-mountain season pass that is available for the 2014-2015 ski season.

 So what does this mean for Park City Lodging, Inc.?

Park City Lodging, Inc. is embracing the change in ownership of PCMR and looking forward to the upcoming ski season. Rhonda Sideris, President of Park City Lodging, Inc. stated, “The important thing is that PCMR will operate for the ski season and we can get back to selling vacations without the uncertainty our guests and owners were faced with. Our guests have come to know and love Park City, our three resorts and everything we have to offer.  We are very pleased that all three of our resorts will be operational year round, providing over 9300 skiable acres of terrain!”

Park City Lodging, Inc.’s Marlyn Taillon was interviewed on Fox News 13 in regards to the ownership change.