As Sundance descends on Park City, many restaurants and bars alter their hours and close for special events. This means you may not be able to get a seat at your favorite restaurant when you’re famished from hounding Danny Glover on the sidewalk while trying to find out what he really thinks about Mel Gibson. But we’ve got a list of restaurants that will remain open to to the general public during Sundance, and you won’t even need to know Geico Caveman’s agent to get a table.
As a general rule, the farther you are from the festival’s Main Street epicenter, the more likely you are to get a seat without waiting for hours or proving you’re an indie-film insider, so local favorites like 11 Hauz, Vessel Kitchen and Versante are a good bet. That said, big crowds of hungry film buffs mean things can change in a hurry. It’s recommended to call in advance for a reservation or to make sure normal hours are still scheduled even for the restaurants listed below.
The Sundance Film Festival starts on Thursday, Jan. 23 and ends on Sunday, Feb. 3. Fill up before you head to the theater, lest your grumbling stomach distract the audience during the tense silence at the climactic center of one of this year’s dramatic masterpieces.
Park City Restaurants Open During Sundance:
- 710 Bodega: Open daily for dinner 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lunch will be open the first weekend of Sundance. 435.649.6979
- Buona Vita: Will be closed for private events from Friday, January 25 through Monday, January 28. 435.649.1336
- Blind Dog: Open daily 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends offering regular a la carte menu. 435.655.0800
- Boneyard: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. In addition, brunch will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 435.649.0911
- Butcher’s Chop House & Bar: Open daily 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 a.m. Lunch served 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 435.647.0040
- Chimayo: Open daily for dinner. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.649.6222
- Corner Store: Open daily 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 435.645.8666
- Deer Valley Resort: All Deer Valley Resort restaurants are open during the period of Sundance. Please visit www.deervalley.com or call 435.645.6632 for specific days and hours of operation.
- Element: Extended hours from January 24 through January 31. Open daily for breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Serving lunch and dinner from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. From February 1 through February 3, open 11 a.m. to 9 pm. Order hot soup with salad or quiche and get $2 off. 435.731.8383
- Edge Steakhouse: Open daily 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 435.655.2260
- Flanagans: Open Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 435.649.8600
- Ghidotti’s: Open daily for dinner. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.658.0669
- Grappa: Open daily for dinner. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.645.0636
- Grub Steak: Open daily for dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.649.8060
- Handle: Open January 24, 28, 29, 30, 31 and February 1. Please call in advance to ensure no other private parties are booked. 435.602.1155
- Hearth and Hill: Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations encouraged. 435.200.8840
- No Name Saloon: Open daily 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. 435.649.6667
- Red Rock Junction: Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 435.575.0295
- Ruth’s Chris: Open daily 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed Sunday, January 27 for private event. 435.940.5070
- Shabu: Open daily for dinner 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 435.645.7253
- Sushi Blue: Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.575.4272
- tupelo: Closed for private events January 24 through January 28. Open daily beginning Tuesday, January 29 for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. 435.615.7700
- Wahso: Open nightly for dinner 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.615.0300
- Windy Ridge: Open daily 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please call in advance to ensure no private parties are booked. 435.647.0880
- Windy Ridge Bakery: Open daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 435.647.2906