There are so many good eats in Park City, and yet so little time. From where to sip that first cup of coffee to the 411 on quelling those inevitable late-night cravings, we could all use a little advice. Here’s a streamlined list of off-the-radar favorites, based on the time of day.
On eight-inch-or-greater pow days, the crew at Atticus Coffee & Tea (738 Main St, 435.214.7241) offers the frothy eight-ounce coconut breve latte—called First Chair—for free. But that’s not the only reason to visit this café/bookstore with an eclectic vibe. There you’ll find oodles of loose-leaf teas and Utah-roasted Millcreek brews.
Tucked into the historic Imperial Hotel, Riverhorse Provisions (221 Main St, 435.649.0799) is a pocket-size artisanal market offering shelves of gourmet goodies. Behind glass cases of cheeses and charcuterie, cooks are dishing up morning delights to eat in the downstairs coffee bar or to grab and go. Big day? Go for the brisket polenta hash.
What is it with so many great finds tucked into strip malls? Who knows. But we do know they’re often worth seeking out—as in Five5eeds (1600 Snow Creek Dr, 435.901.8242). Sleek and casual, its roots are Australian, its menu indulgently healthy. Try the lovely new confit chicken bowl, or veer to the all-day breakfast menu for shakshouka, the now-trendy, always-delicious Moroccan egg and feta dish.
A local’s hideaway with a historic mine theme, the Brass Tag (2900 Deer Valley Dr East, 435.615.2410) is a brick-oven restaurant inside the Lodges at Deer Valley. Grab a seat at the bar to peruse old hand-drawn maps of the mines that once defined the town while sipping on a White Bear—a blend of Outlaw white rum, Frangelico, heavy cream, and fresh-grated nutmeg.
We’re smitten with the old-school ambience at Grappa (151 Main St, 435.645.0636), three different dining levels in a Utah-mountain-style villa with hidden nooks and windows that look out onto glittering Main Street. Do make a reservation, and go for the classic osso buco or roasted whole branzino.
Toast the end of the day at Wine Dive (1251 Kearns Blvd, 435.649.0911, open until 1 a.m.), offering 16 wines on tap and a full menu of small plates. If you choose to indulge a bit, try the prosciutto and fig pizza with lemon cream sauce or a platter of the town’s best chicken wings.