The photos in this post are from a complimentary meal provided by Deer Valley Resort during my Visit Park City media visit. As always, all opinions and photos are my own. I only write about items I personally enjoy and can recommend, and believe that you will enjoy, too!
Hitting the slopes of Park City, Utah this season? Fuel up with a delightfully fresh, hearty meal at Royal Street Cafe, one of my top Park City Restaurants picks.
The ski season is in full swing in Park City, Utah, which is arguably one of the hottest ski destinations in the country. As I've written about before, Park City is a family-friendly destination full of fabulous year-round outdoor adventures - from Park City Mountain Resort to numerous hiking adventures. If you visit during the winter to take advantage of Park City's hundreds of miles of skiing. And don't forget to eat? One of my favorite Park City Restaurants is Royal Street Cafe.
Park City Restaurants - Royal Street Cafe
Located mid-mountain in the Silver Lake Lodge of Deer Valley Resort, Royal Street Cafe offers creative American and international cuisine in a casual, contemporary lodge setting. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the mountains, and with its location right at the base of one of the ski lifts, it's a great restaurant to fuel up before - or refuel in-between - ski runs, hikes, and mountain biking adventures.
Royal Street Cafe tries to use fresh, local ingredients when possible, and the menus do change periodically based on seasonal eating preferences and what's available to the chefs. The photos seen here are from a visit this past summer, but many of the dishes we enjoyed are available year-round.
To start your meal, I suggest ordering the Fresh Dungeness Crab Tower ($23). Mounds of fresh Dungeness crab are layered with avocado and tomato. The tower is garnished with pea sprouts and surrounded by crispy spiced wontons that you use to dip into sauces of wasabi, soy and sweet chile. I absolutely LOVED this dish and could have devoured it all on my own. Alas, I remembered my manners and shared nicely with others. Next time, though, I'm getting one of these Dungeness Crab Towers all for myself!
The soups change regularly at Royal Street Cafe, and during our visit, our Deer Valley Resort host ordered the summer gazpacho. It looks amazingly fresh and delicious! During the winter months, you'll find soups such as crawfish bisque, and I'm told a version of their popular chili is almost always available.
Salads & Main Courses
The photo above shows a summer farro "salad" with summer vegetables. I loved the presentation of triangle layers. During the winter season, you can satisfy your craving for a similar hearty, healthy dish to fuel you up for mountain adventures in a Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa, Meadowlark Brie and Kale Salad ($11 small/$16 large).
I ordered the Ahi Tuna Tacos ($28). This dish is served a bit like a deconstructed taco tray that you assemble yourself. The plate is packed with grilled fresh ahi (or king salmon fillets), mango-avocado salsa, southwest slaw, and a smoked habañero mayonnaise. You have your choice of crisp corn tortilla shells or grilled fresh white corn tortillas.
Other lunch entrees that looked delicious included a Bison Burger ($24) and
My son approved of the kids' menu at Royal Street Cafe. Here, you'll find all of the kid favorites: pizza, grilled cheese, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, and chicken, for $12 each. My son, of course, ordered the Grilled Cheese Sandwich with fries, because my kids are determined to taste test ALL the grilled cheese & fries on kids' menus across America. That's a future post for another day!
Whether there's snow or flowers on the ground, you're going to want to order the housemade Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert. For $8, you get to enjoy an individual chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce. Purchase additional ice cream sandwiches for just $2 each. Because I'm (mostly) dairy-free, my son took one for the team and enjoyed this dessert. He gave it a hearty, enthusiastic, can't-speak-because-I'm-too-busy-eating thumbs up! I did try some of the cookie, however, and it is everything you want a chocolate chip cookie to be. It was chewy, buttery, with just the right amount of chocolate chips.
Park City Restaurants - Visit Royal Street Cafe
My son and I enjoyed our lunch at the Royal Street Cafe. It was a wonderful way to refuel after a lovely hike up the Silver Lake Trail. We ate outside on the deck, soaking up the summer sun, watching the mountain bikers ascend and descend. During the winter you can do the same from the cozy indoors watching skiers. It's a casual restaurant, and very family-friendly. The prices are higher than what you might find in non-resort restaurants, but are on-par with traditional resort restaurant prices. I admire the care the chefs take in preparing a menu packed with hearty grains and vegetables, presented beautifully. Definitely a great spot when visiting Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah!
In Deer Valley Resort
Silver Lake Village - mid-mountain
7600 Royal Street
Park City, UT
Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily
Royal Street Café will be close for dinner service on February 5, 2017.
More Park City, Utah Travel Tips
What to do in Park City: Park City Mountain Resort Summer Adventures
Where to Eat in Park City: Silver Star Cafe
What to Do in Park City: Hike the Silver Lake Trail
Where to Eat in Park City: Tupelo Restaurant
Many thanks to Deer Valley Resort for providing a complimentary meal for me and my son. As always, all opinions and photos are my own.