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If you're heading to Park City for a certain film festival, you’ll have a full seven days to experience the most exciting movies from across the world. And while buttered popcorn is great, you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to eat at some of Park City’s best restaurants.
Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers are invited to join us at The Infatuation’s Dining Concierge at the Chase Sapphire Lounge from Friday, January 20th to Tuesday, January 24th at Sapphire on Main. From 12pm to 4pm on Friday and Saturday and 12pm to 5pm from Sunday to Tuesday, we’ll be ready to help you figure out where to eat—whether you’re in the mood for Thai, want to avoid parking on Main Street, or are in charge of finding a brunch spot for you and your five friends—and get you a reservation at 10 of our favorite Park City restaurants. Check out the full list of restaurants, with reservations only available at the Chase Sapphire Lounge during Park City's most famous film festival.
photo credit: Blake Peterson
We love Hearth and Hill for date night cocktails, casual group dinners, or any time parking on Main Street sounds daunting. The menu offers plenty of shareable items, including a rich and creamy truffle mac and cheese that pairs well with the beet, apple, and yam-topped Refuel salad. There’s a mix of entrees, ranging from Korean fried chicken to short rib tacos, but our go-to is the H and H Burger topped with pimento cheese and a huge slab of bacon. And check out the build-your-own Old Fashioned option, where you can choose the spirit, sweetener, bitters, and even garnish from a list of choices. Hearth and Hill is also a worthy Sunday brunch consideration—the cinnamon roll with brown butter frosting is wildly good.
Bangkok Thai On Main is serving traditional Thai classics from pad thai and kao soi to panang curry. If you can’t feel your toes after being outside all day, pair the pineapple fried rice with a cucumber martini and picture yourself beachside. If that doesn’t work, they have a lot of soup and warming curries to make you feel better about the fact that it’s 22 degrees outside.
Blind Dog Grill
If you can’t decide what you want to eat tonight, Blind Dog can help you out. That’s because they have everything. Want fresh fish? The cozy restaurant, decorated with three dimensional swordfish on the walls and glowing lights formed in the shape of trees, offers sushi, oysters, salmon, and mahi mahi dressed in a Thai red curry sauce. Or after eating only popcorn for a close-to-three-hour-long movie, are you in for something heartier? Blind Dogs also serves an NY strip steak and American kobe beef burger with bacon aioli. Looking for a pinot noir to pair with dinner? They have 36 varieties. Bring a group and feel confident that everyone will find what they need.
photo credit: Blake Peterson
In Utah, it’s actually illegal for alcohol to get discounted at Happy Hour (bummer, we know). But at this Italian restaurant inside the Park City Peaks Hotel, you can get half off appetizers and pizzas from 4-5pm, which does line up well with the end of a ski day. Individual wood-fired pizzas and easy-to-split appetizers, like shishito peppers and spinach artichoke dip, make Versante great for groups. We like the Spiro pizza (named after a popular mountain bike trail nearby), topped with prosciutto, roasted pistachios, baby arugula, and truffle honey. Versante is one of Park City’s best summer dining options, thanks to its expansive, grassy patio with picnic tables and lawn games—but winter is just as fun with an ice-skating rink and fire pits in the same location.
Chimayo on Main Street is another great spot to bring a group of friends or celebrate the fact that you only fell once on the bunny slopes. The Mexican restaurant is decorated like a rustic, Spanish mansion, with twisting wooden pillars, patterned tiles aligning the doors, and a fireplace that will make you want to stay awhile. Start off with one of their many margarita options, and then dive into the wild mushroom quesadilla, duck enchiladas, or barbecue spare ribs.
Windy Ridge Cafe
Head over to Windy Ridge Cafe if you’re looking for comfort food and a place to unwind after watching a movie that made you ugly cry out loud in the theater. They have sandwiches, baked macaroni and cheese with smoky bacon, and eggplant parmesan. And if it’s nice enough outside, they have plenty of outdoor seating for you to soak in the sun.
You can get standard rolls and sashimi at Sushi Blue, but they also offer more exciting dishes like Korean street tacos, yellow curry ramen, and a banh mi with Korean beef. The restaurant has traditional Japanese seating on the floor with a low table and is sectioned off with curtains which makes it great for a more private dinner setting. Don’t miss out on the sake flights and their desserts like sweet coconut sticky rice.
Ghidotti’s feels like a blast from the past, with shiny chandeliers, draping curtains, and Roman pillars and statues peering down at you. The menu is full of Italian classics like ricotta bruschetta, pappardelle bolognese, and pesto linguine, all perfect for an after-movie date night.
photo credit: Emily Schindler
Sure, you can find things like chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo on Bartolo’s menu, but most of the Italian-inspired dishes have a twist. Start with the beet tomato burrata with pickled beets, tomatoes, and dried strawberries. The chef creates a new pasta weekly, but some of the standbys include rigatoni bolognese with slow-cooked angus beef and pork and the pistachio pesto mafaldine with tomatoes, squash, and zucchini. This sunny Kimball Junction restaurant feels like your friendly neighborhood bistro, with long, group-friendly tables and a buzzy open kitchen. Bartolo’s also has a solid brunch menu, which includes fancy egg dishes like smoked trout benedict and hearty classics like biscuits and gravy.
At Apex in the Montage Deer Valley Hotel, you can expect classic American dishes made with locally- and sustainably-sourced ingredients. Think lobster raviolo with lemon herb ricotta and braised beef cheeks with a potato puree and huckleberry gastrique. But the main reason to come here is the view of the mountains right outside. Stop here for a bite after the slopes or take your time and stay for dinner. There's a chocolate profiterole for dessert that will make you want to stick around.