Posted on 5 Mar
You can tell a lot about a place by its culinary scene; by the chefs who flock there, the local ingredients that inspire its menus and the international flavors that enliven its dishes. From old school haunts to future classics, here’s a look at five restaurants shaping the foodie scene in Park City.
NO NAME SALOON - Famous for its buffalo burgers, this much-loved watering hole has been a neighborhood mainstay since the 1970s, its walls adorned with sports and assorted local paraphernalia sure to invoke a dose of nostalgia among longtime patrons. Boasting 17 HD TVs, a heated rooftop patio and prime location in the center of historic Main Street, it’s the perfect place to watch the big game or enjoy happy hour with friends.
FIREWOOD - The brainchild of Chef John Murcko, this newer Main Street addition blends primitive cooking methods (an open wood flame) with an innovative menu featuring only the freshest seasonal ingredients. From oysters and Arctic Char to rack of lamb and American kobe, the seafood and meat-forward menu (though there are plenty of vegetarian options to choose from) is complemented by an elegant cocktail list. Our favorite? The High West Rendezvous Rye, served with a whiff of cherry smoked sugar.
BONEYARD & WINE DIVE - Touted as the most social place in town, this popular hangout is actually two restaurants in one—perfect for the couple that can’t decide. Boneyard boasts an assortment of entrees and sandwiches, many cooked on a wood-fired grill, while Wine Dive focuses on small plates, pizzas, salads, and of course, wine, offering eight sips on tap along with an extensive bottled wine list. Patrons can enjoy bites from either restaurant’s menu, regardless of where they’re sitting, making for a festive and communal atmosphere.
DEER VALLEY’S SEAFOOD BUFFET - Take whatever you think you know about buffets and throw it out the window. Located in the Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley Resort and open exclusively during ski season, this one is a neighborhood institution, serving a vast array of fresh seafood—from chilled shellfish and an elaborate poke bar to hot seafood and prime rib, sure to hit the spot after a long day on the slopes. For many Deer Valley regulars, ski season only officially begins after a visit to the Seafood Buffet.
BUTCHER’S CHOP HOUSE - Located at the base of the Town Lift, this lively restaurant is regarded as one of the best steak and cocktail spots on Main Street—and one of the few with an equally delicious late night menu for neighborhood night owls. After enjoying a hearty meal, patrons can retire to the 21+ bar, a local favorite during mud season and popular apres-ski hangout all winter long.