So you are here for the great indie films but no one should watch anything on an empty stomach. And while the popcorn looks oh so tempting, how about a real meal instead. So, what to do? Here’s a handy list of some well-known and some lesser-known dining locales near some Sundance locations.
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Broadway Theatre, Library and Rose Wagner venues in SLC
Zy: This new contemporary American restaurant offers a cheese bar, frequently changing wines and lunch and dinner items celebrating only North American suppliers.
Les Madeleines: A French pastry shop just across from the downtown library, you’ll also find delicious breakfast and lunch items and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Copper Onion: This place will be packed but if you happen to catch an open spot, enjoy great wines and cocktails and tasty brunch, lunch and dinner options.
Plum Alley: A sister restaurant of The Copper Onion, enjoy Asian-influenced, tapas-style communal dining here.
Toasters: If you are at a showing around breakfast or lunchtime, this is the place to go. Great food and a fun, sporty stop.
Ahh Sushi: This place shares space with a bar in a basement so it’s got to be good right? Go during the happy hour special and it’s even better!
Martine: Above Ahh Sushi is this gem of a restaurant serving great salads, sandwiches and tapas for lunch and dinner. Excellent wine list.
Star of India: Ahh, the smell of curry quickens the senses (and irritates those seated next to you for the next 2-3 hours!).
Eva: Great tapas and wood-fired pizzas in a hip location. Do not miss the Brussels sprouts…yup, I said Brussels sprouts. Their new French-style bakery, Boulangerie, has also just opened a block and a half north for breakfast and lunch.
Gourmandise The Bakery: Open for three meals a day, you can’t go wrong with hearty sandwiches and soups followed by excellent French pastries.
Pallet: Amazing cocktails, truffle fries, seafood dishes and desserts have this one of the hottest dining spots in SLC right now.
9th South Deli: A small deli serving up soups, sandwiches and a variety of take-away products.
Mazza: Beautiful interior matched with delicious Mediterranean food.
Pago: High-end farm-to-table spot that has received nationwide acclaim.
Finca: A sister restaurant to Pago, it’s worth the drive north to find tapas-style plates of meats and veggies and excellent cocktails.
Kyoto: A more traditional Japanese restaurant in the heart of a laid-back neighborhood. Get the agedashi tofu to start!
Park City Yarrow Hotel
Good Karma: Great little place serving HOT vindaloo, curries and other Indian specialties. Open three meals a day.
Park City Main Street
High West Distillery: Just off Main Street, this is an excellent place for a soul-warming drink and some damn fine food. (There’s also a location at the Salt Lake International Airport if you miss them in PC.)
Al Dente: Italian at the bottom of Main Street is calling your name.
Park City Resort Dining
The Farm at Canyons: Watch the ski bunnies (instead of movie stars) on the ski beach from The Farm. Local, sustainable and excellent tastes await.
Daly’s at Montage: Need to get away from the hustle and bustle on Main Street for a while? Take a drive to Daly’s at Deer Valley’s Montage for great pub food and games.
Z Chop Haus: Although this restaurant is located at Zermatt Resort in Midway, it's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while and enjoy a good steak. Offers shuttles to/from Park City.