2023 Best Restaurant: Rime Seafood + Steak

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that we actually have good seafood in Utah. That’s thanks to our airport’s status as a Delta hub which enables fresh-from-the-ocean delivery. (What? You thought there were fish in the Great Salt Lake?) It is disorienting in all the right ways. A phenomenon best illustrated by RIME Seafood + Steak above the famed ski resort at the top of the funicular (mountainside elevator, it’s a thing) leading to St. Regis Deer Valley. Even more cognitive dissonance occurs with RIME’s seasonal pop-up at the top of the Jordanelle Gondola where you can slurp oysters right on the slopes. But why complain? As panelist Darby Doyle says, “It’s magical. Oysters, lobster rolls and champagne, all with stunning views. What’s not to love?” Down at RIME HQ, the experience is just as novel, Chef Pierson Shields conducts a sumptuous and splurge-worthy symphony of service and taste that panelist Stuart Melling called, “The best meal I’ve had all year.” And, even if you don’t ski, it’s an experience in itself to ride a funicular or a gondola to get to the table.

Rime Seafood + Steak
Rime’s whole fish Branzino. Photo by Adam Finkle

2300 Deer Valley Dr., Park City, 435-940-5760, srdvdining.com

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