It seems like it wasn’t too long ago when Main Street was home to the only options for dining out in Park City. Times sure have changed! An abundance of new eateries has opened in recent years in other parts of the Park City area and in nearby communities like Heber City and Midway. These culinary gems are a hit for locals who seek a fun evening or lunch out while avoiding the Main Street crowds. Some offer outdoor seating which is also appealing given Park City’s spectacular summer weather. The best things come in threes, so here are three of our new favorite dining venues off Main Street. They have the added bonus of ample, complimentary parking.
Hearth and Hill
1153 Center Drive, Newpark
Owned by Brooks Kirscheimer, the former General Manager of Robert Redford’s Zoom restaurant, Hearth and Hill is a casual, hip, and inviting restaurant and bar that opened to rave reviews last December. An eclectic menu of small and large plates has been created by Executive Chef Jordan Harvey, also formerly of Zoom. Serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Hearth & Hill has been a screaming success. Enjoy live music in the bar area on weekends and the newly debuted patio with umbrellas. Must tries include the shrimp shumai appetizer, carpaccio flatbread with wagyu beef, tomato and watermelon salad, grouper entree, and don’t forget the parmesan garlic fries!
1241 Center Dr.
Another addition to Newpark, Bartolo’s serves Italian-inspired, artisan fare in a clean, contemporary space. All pasta is made on site, and is the main attraction. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlights include the smoked trout benedict on the breakfast menu, and the cod croquette and fusilli and veggies on the dinner menu. The Brazilian husband-wife ownership team with Italian roots have successfully created an intimate European atmosphere.
99 E Main St., Midway
The formerly sleepy, Swiss-inspired town of Midway in the Heber Valley is showing signs of foodie life. The picturesque town is experiencing a Main Street revitalization and is worth a visit if you haven’t been in a while. The new dining staple serving sophisticated, fresh American cuisine is Midway Mercantile. This family-owned eatery is housed in a beautifully restored 19th century building, which features outdoor dining on a lovely patio behind the restaurant. The summer menu delights include coconut bathed mussels and clams, parmigiano-crusted pork tenderloin with spinach aioli, and stone-hearth roasted Scottish salmon.