Call at least two weeks in advance to book a table at the town’s most ambitious restaurant, Talisker on Main, which was just named Salt Lake Magazine’s Best Restaurant in Park City for the third consecutive year. The creative décor (it received an award from the American Institute of Architects) matches chef Briar Handly’s inventive dishes—think quail with egg white, smoked paprika, and puffed rice—which are best enjoyed as part of the four-course tasting menu ($105), a worthy splurge.
Dig into plates of simply prepared local ingredients, served in a warm, wood-paneled space at The Farm. Chef Phil Grubisa recently spent his weekends flying to Denver for a butchery course, and it shows in the house charcuterie board ($19) and nose-to-tail mains. Even the cocktails incorporate local produce, like the Phat Beetz ($12), made with beet puree, Hendrick’s Gin, and Domaine De Canton ginger liqueur.
Stop by one of the town’s old-school establishments, the No Name Saloon, an unpretentious, 110-year-old spot where you’ll find Harleys parked outside. The menu has a typical selection of bar food, but the real reason to come here is for the famous half-pound buffalo burgers ($11.75), which you can order topped with grilled onions and habanero aioli or jalapeños and cream cheese.