For many of us, food is an essential part of experiencing a location. In fact, traveling is often inspired by the dining options available in a particular place. Park City is no exception. The myriad of outdoors activities here are well-complemented by the wide array of palate-pleasing cuisines. With more than 150 dining options, it can be difficult to whittle down the choices. If you don't want to sort through Yelp reviews or take a shot in the dark, the restaurant booking site OpenTable has you covered. Sifting through more than 400,000 reviews, they've compiled a list of Park City's top 10 restaurants based on what diners think.
Riverhorse on Main
One of the most lauded restaurants in Park City, the Riverhorse on Main has been around since 1987. Innovative American regional cuisine coupled with an outstanding wine selection, exceptional service, and an inviting, airy dining room make the Riverhorse perfect for cocktails, appetizers, or dinner. Some of the accolades include being the first restaurant in Utah to ever receive the DiRoNa Award (given to the most distinguished eateries in all of North America) and receiving the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award for sixteen years in a row. The praise is well deserved and you'd be hard pressed to find a dining experience that compares.
Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant
Open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Blue Boar is a Four Diamond restaurant and winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Chef Eric May blends European and American flavors for a unique menu that frequently features new dishes and seasonal creations. If brunch is your thing, look no further than the Blue Boar on a Sunday where you receive a five-course offering of everything from Belgian waffles to tender steak and eggs, house baked breads, smoked salmon omelets, and more.
You don't need to be a sushi fanatic to enjoy this hip, casually elegant joint. Owned by locals Kevin and Robert Valaika, Shabu serves up fresh, tasty, and creative re-mixes on Asian cuisine. Enjoy the eclectic décor and views of Main Street while sipping on a concoction from the saketini bar.
Snake Creek Grill
A little ways off the beaten path of Park City, the Snake Creek Grill is definitely worth the trip. Located in thirty minutes from Historic Main Street and nestled in the charming farmlands of Heber Valley, the Snake Creek Grill gives off a laid-back, down-to-earth vibe. Wearing many hats, including owner, operator, and Executive Chef, Dean Hottle serves up homey comfort food with fresh, innovative twists that both visitors and locals applaud.
J&G Grill at The St. Regis Deer Valley
Built with impressive features, such as a massive communal dining table, an exhibition kitchen, quartz stone walls, and mountain views from the oversized windows, nothing says luxury more than dining at J&G Grill at the St. Regis Deer Valley. Here you can embark on a culinary adventure of Asian-influenced, European fare curated by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, one of the world's most famous chefs, and now overseen recently promoted Executive Chef Rachel Wiener.
Korean and Japanese cuisines together as one, Yuki Yama Sushi uses the freshest seasonal fish flown in from the East and West Coast to serve up traditional sushi, sashimi, maki, and noodle dishes. It's not uncommon for the restaurants manager Matt Baydala to wander around the dining room and speak to customers, recommending both dishes and the area's best mountain biking trails or ski runs areas.
Entering into the Goldener Hirsch is a bit like stepping into a fairytale. The Austrian-inspired décor goes well with the mid mountain location. Their most lively time of the year is, of course, the ski season, but you can find fondue, Bavarian strudel, and weiner schnitzel as well as an array of creative spins on classic dishes on their menu all year long.
The melt-in-your mouth halva cookies are just one of the reasons you shouldn't miss the opportunity to stop by Reef's. This family owned restaurant and combines Mediterranean, European, and Middle Eastern cuisine that caters to the modern sensibilities. They are dedicated to natural, hormone-free ingredients and have great option for vegetarians. Any art lovers will also want to check out the gallery space curated by Ida Yoked.
Grappa Italian Restaurant
Grappa has built a reputation in Park City in the last 20 years with its high-end Italian cuisine. Indulge in the rich flavors of perfectly paired entrées and international wines in the romantic three-level dining room and satisfy your sweet tooth with one of the many dessert offerings--we recommend the tiramisu with mascarpone cream.
Sometimes it's time for a good, old-fashioned steak and when that time arrives, Fletcher's is the place to go. Using only the highest quality, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients, Fletcher's can serve up so much more than just an ordinary steak. Start your night off with peanut-crusted salmon or short rib mac-and-cheese bites and finish off with a handcrafted cocktail in the Library Lounge.
While these 10 restaurants take the cake for the best overall scores, OpenTable has also ranked restaurants for best ambiance, best service, and best value. Bon appétit!