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“Delicious food, pretty atmosphere, pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riverhorse on Main

Riverhorse on Main
540 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
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Ranked #1 of 198 Restaurants in Park City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Directly adjacent to the transit center
Claymont, Delaware
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126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Delicious food, pretty atmosphere, pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to Riverhorse with the intention of going to a "nicer" restaurant as opposed to a more cookie-cutter, chain type of place, so we were prepared to spend more money. We also had armed ourselves with an off-season "$25 off" coupon.

We were asked upon arrival if we had a reservation. It was a Friday night, though at 5:30, so no, we did not have one. Looking around the restaurant, it was virtually empty so we thought that question was a bit extraneous. Even when we left about 1.5 hours later, there were still empty tables. Perhaps asking this is a habit from when it is high season? It was a bit off-putting.

We were seated at an excellent table, in the corner, right next to the windows with a great view of Main Street and the slopes. The tables are covered with fresh, crisp white linens, adorned with black napkins, sparkling glasses and silverware. Spotless.

Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and did not press us in anyway to order more or move us along to move the table.

I had the beet salad...beets on greens with cheese and nuts sprinkled over it. Interesting and delicious. 3 of us ordered Filet Mignon and one ordered Surf and Turf. Our steaks were perfectly prepared to our specifications. The wine reduction sauce added a wonderful dark flavor, but not overpowering. The steaks were topped with bleu cheese, adding another scrumptious layer. A small cupcake sized portion of potatoes were served that was tasty and creamy. Also on the plate was asparagus, again, perfectly prepared.

We split the apple cake ala mode with a caramel sauce. A small portion, but filled with flavor.

I would definitely go to Riverhorse again, however, probably not in high season without a coupon. WITH the coupon and no liquor (and the 19.5% gratuity added by the server) our bill was about $125. As another tripadvisor stated, everything on the menu just seemed overpriced by about $10. The desserts were all overpriced at $9.95. They should have been maybe $6 tops especially given the very small portion size, obviously not planned to be split.

But, we left feeling satisfied, happy and thought the food, though expensive, was delicious.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“One if the best I've ever been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

I've had a lot of good steak, but the Riverhorse by far knocks them out. This place is extraordinarily original. Great environment and has a piano and singer. So cool! Very pricey, but worth every penny! The staff is extremely attentive but not invasive at all. Loved it!

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salt lake city
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This place is pretty pricey, but so is everything in park city. The food was delicious, the server very experienced, professional & funny

Great for a date night or a group experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orange, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Inventive menu and execution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The appetizers were great ... the sashimi with avocado and the potstickers were spot on ... main course of Halibut was very good ...

Visited October 2012
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Upland, California, United States
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264 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Highlight of the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Riverhorse can match its cuisine with many world-class restaurants.

Creativity, freshness, presentation, selection: all were great. The wine list seemed a bit constricted and overpriced, however, but what we had was quite acceptable.

They do some interesting work with venison, buffalo and other game. One standout was the marrow bone. Just beautifully done.

One disappointment was the lobster tail. Far too salty, and a tad tough. The accompaniments were also even more salty. They did comp that dish, to their credit, even when told not to do so.

Service, even for our moderately large party, was quite attentive.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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