Sundance, Sun-DINE.

By Pam's Plate Jan 18, 2016
All that celeb-spotting, film-watching and pow-crushing works up an appetite. When Hollywood descends on Park City, taking over restaurants and creating pop-up nightclubs, where does everyone, especially locals, grab a bite? Read this list, make reservations and you’ll be good to go.
Sundance, Sun-DINE.

If you’ve chosen the week of the Sundance Film Festival for your ski vacation, I’m sure you have already planned WAY ahead and secured certain crucial items such as movie tickets, black sunglasses and furry boots. Now, where to eat? From January 21-31, many restaurants and lounges are taken over by private events. Before you attempt to stroll on in like Bradley Cooper, know what’s on the table—which is plenty. More than a dozen bars and restaurants will stay open to the general public for normal operating hours. Some are even staying open late for the party crowds. Here's the scene on restaurant digs in the heart of Sundance country, Park City.  


The Short List: On/Near Main Street

Bandits Bar & Grill: Barbecue, burgers, awesome après-nachos. Extended hours until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday of opening weekend.

Bistro 412: French with emphasis on sustainable ingredients.

Chimayo: Park city favorite for Southwestern. Cool décor.

Cisero’s: Restaurant and nightclub closed for private events Friday, Saturday and Sunday opening weekend; restaurant only closed Monday, Jan. 25.

Eating Establishment: Open every night for dinner 5 to 10 p.m.

Flanagan’s: Live music showcase downstairs every night until 1 a.m.

Fletcher’s: Closed January 20 – 26

Grappa: Elegant Italian.

Reefs: Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare.

Shabu: Super chic Japanese cuisine.

Squatters Roadhouse Grill: Pub fare, brunch, fresh  

Wahso: Chinese classics Park City-fide.

Wasatch Brew Pub: Home of Polygamy Porter.

Yuki Yama: Inventive, delicious sushi and other must-try dishes. Cool scene.


Slopeside (Ski-in OR accessible from base)

Apex at Montage: Top notch dining and setting at the base of Empire Canyon, Deer Valley. All the resort dining options are open but booking quickly.

Baja Cantina: Locals’ favorite for great Mexican food. Base of Park City Mountain Resort.

Deer Valley Resort: Known for its food and service, you can’t go wrong at The Brass Tag, Mariposa, Seafood Buffet, Fireside Dining and Royal Street Café, all open for dinner with regular operating hours.

Silver Star Café: At the base of the lift with the same name at PCMR. Super tasty, hearty menu with neat twists.

The Farm at Canyons: Farm-to-table to a T. Highly recommended.

Powder at The Waldorf: Sexy interior, great food.


Around Town

Billy Blanco’s: Killer guac. Roadhouse Mexican food.

Ghidotti’s: Down-home, upscale Italian, in Redstone shopping district.

Grub Steak: American steakhouse chow.   

Ritual Chocolate: Factory tours Thursdays and Fridays at 5 p.m., and Saturdays at 12 p.m.

Sushi Blue: Asian fusion, always something new.

Windy Ridge Bakery and Cafe: French-country, New American. Bakery.


A Bit Afar

State Road Tavern: NEW in Kamas, 15 minutes from Park City. Closed opening weekend, reopening with regular hours Thursday, Jan. 28