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Park City Restaurants

350 Main Brasserie
350 Main Street
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 649 3140

This restaurant becomes celeb central when the festival kicks off, but Chef Michael LeClerc makes tasty fusion seafood year-round. He's known for his devotion to organic and sustainably farmed ingredients; look for inspired dishes such as the scallop-and-crab seviche and the tower of ahi and hamachi with pineapple shoyu. The place has a L.A.-meets-Utah air to it, but because even the glitterati tend to dress down in Park City, the staff—wary of not recognizing someone important ("Is that Harvey? He's slimmed down!")—tends to treat everyone who walks through the door like a somebody.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 6 pm. Call ahead for hours during April and May.

Canyons Resort
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 615 8060

Among Park City's ski resorts, Deer Valley is known to have the best dining, but chef Joe Trevino of the Canyons' restaurant is attempting to shift the balance. The contemporary, log-cabin-styled room is punctuated with mountain scenes hewn from wrought iron—a great backdrop for innovative, Western-influenced comfort food. Trevino melds Israeli couscous with pecorino romano, lobster, and truffles for a spin on mac and cheese; tops a mixture of mâche and endive greens with Point Reyes blue cheese and Chambord dressing; pairs buffalo tenderloin with a side of cheddar and leek gratin; and stuffs local trout with leeks and mushrooms, fries it tempura-style, and tops it with a dollop of caviar rémoulade. The result is as sinful as anything you're likely to find in Utah.

Open daily 7 am to 2:30 pm and 5 to 9 pm.

368 Main Street
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 649 6222

With all due respect to vegans, the spareribs at Chimayo—glazed with caramelized pineapples and chipotle peppers, and served with a warm corn slaw, ancho chile onion rings, and buttermilk potatoes—are preposterously good and should not be missed. The duck enchiladas are also a perennial favorite. This warm retreat from the bustle of Main Street also serves decent vegetable enchiladas, and a queso fundido of melted Gruyère, Manchego, and provolone that will thaw even the most frostbitten toes after a day on the slopes. The margaritas could be stronger and service more consistent (plus, prices are more Manhattan than mountain), but it's a nice bit of spice in vanilla land.—Sarah Tuff

Open daily 5 to 10 pm.

El Chubasco
1890 Bonanza Drive, #115
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 645 9114

This Mexican food joint sits in a nondescript strip mall, but the location has two bonuses: First, you'll actually meet a legendary but rarely sighted Park City local, and secondly, you'll find respite from Main Street's $30-plus entrées. Even L.A. transplants agree that the piquant Mexican dishes are excellent; order the particularly tasty mole when it's available, and on chilly winter days, the spicy posole (hominy with tomato and pork) goes down warm and delicious.

Stein Eriksen Lodge
7700 Stein Way
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 645 6455

Glitretind (say that fast five times in a row) is Park City's culinary totem: It has the most imaginative fare around, and visitors vie for seats, so make reservations when you book your hotel room. Located inside the Stein Eriksen Lodge, it turns out pricey specials like Alaskan loin of caribou with a sweet shallot tart and Niman Ranch pork osso buco. If you're a particularly high-roller, throw your weight around to get one of the fireside tables—it'll impress the chairlift companion you asked to dinner.

Open daily 7 am to 3 pm and 6 to 10 pm.

Purple Sage
434 Main Street
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 655 9055

Somewhere between the stuffiness of some Sundance hangouts and the authentic Mexican fare you can find in Park City strip malls is Purple Sage, whose intimate vibe (painted cacti and purple velvet seats) and first-rate fare save it from being just another Western–themed eatery. You could dip bison tips in the blue cheese fondue and just stop right there, but you might as well go all the way with brown-sugar-and-chile–cured duck atop green chile mac and cheese—then polish it off with the mini chocolate Bundt cake. You probably have something to celebrate, even if it's just getting a reservation here during the film festival.—Sarah Tuff

Open daily 5:30 to 10 pm.

Seafood Buffet at Snow Park
2250 Deer Valley Drive S.
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 645 6632

Trust us on this one. Yes, it's seafood served way up in the mountains, and yes, it's a buffet, but this is like no other seafood buffet you've tried (or avoided) before. The magnificent display here, overseen by Deer Valley's discerning culinary team, includes icy-cold Pacific Northwest oysters, steamed mussels with chorizo, seared tuna, and piles upon piles of opilio crab legs. Located in Deer Valley's quiet Snow Park area, it's a good choice when other eateries get overcrowded by Sundance, and it's convenient for guests of the St. Regis. Just be sure to call 48 hours in advance if you want lobster—the Seafood Buffet is many, many miles from any ocean.—Sarah Tuff

Open 6:30 to 9 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through Saturdays during the winter ski season.

577 Main Street
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 615 0300

In its mining heyday, Park City was a bawdy, decadent, and exotic place, filled with prospectors and the people who serviced them. When you climb up from Main Street into Wahso, where heavy red curtains drape across intimate booths and pillars, mirrors, chandeliers, and Chinese statues evoke Shanghai in the 1930s, you get a (more refined) glimpse of that sumptuous era. The Asian fusion cuisine is just as trippy, as Old Bay dusts edamame, miso butterscotch kisses the Kobe rib eye, and gingery lentils sass up the locally sourced lamb. Start with wonton chips with a curry-mustard dip, and save room for the coconut crème brûlée. Wahso also pours Utah's only Moonstone infused premium sakes, a far cry from the moonshine of the mining boom.—Sarah Tuff

Opens daily at 5 pm November through March, 6 pm April through October.

660 Main Street
Park City , Utah
Tel: 435 649 9108

Owned by Robert Redford's Sundance Corporation, Zoom offers arguably healthier fare, made of fresher ingredients, than any of its Main Street competitors. Expect L.A. touches, such as a Thai barbecue shrimp garnished with mango confetti alongside the Utah-centric steak. Faded photos of the Sundance Kid decorate the walls—and don't be surprised to see the real deal stop by himself.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5 to 9 pm.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.