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“Great, unique food. Not great service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of High West Distillery & Saloon

High West Distillery & Saloon
703 Park Ave, P.O. Box 1733, Park City, UT 84060
+1 435-649-8300
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Ranked #19 of 218 Restaurants in Park City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Come visit Utah's first distillery since the 1870's, and the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world. Located in Old Town Park City, at the bottom of Quit N' Time ski run and next to the Town Lift. High West Distillery and Saloon is an intimate gathering place serving nouveau Western fare, a full selection of fine wine and spirits, and our own small-batch, mountain-crafted, award-winning whiskeys and vodkas.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great, unique food. Not great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Our group of 10 had dinner here during our ski trip. The food choices were unique and very tasty. I tried the elk and it was extremely soft like prime rib. My husband had the NY strip and thoroughly enjoyed it as well. There were no complaints around the table about the food which included the Cod, pulled pork and burgers. The specialty drinks were enjoyed as well. I tried the Dead Man's Boots, despite the fact that I'm not a whiskey fan, and really enjoyed it.

The atmosphere is nice. A bit loud, but average for a restaurant of this type. The service was not great. Our waitress actually interrupted one of us ordering to talk to another couple who were leaving the restaurant. We were never asked if we'd like a second round of drinks, and when one of us caught the waitress and ordered one, she never brought it. Having a history as a waitress, I usually give waitstaff a bit of a free pass, but this one just kept getting strikes in my book.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Best meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went on a Monday night, around 6:30pm....put our name on the list, said it would be 1.5 hours, turned out to only be about 30 (which was great). Our server was AWESOME-loved her! Can't remember her name (sorry! tall and moving to Portland soon). ALL of our food was truly amazing, we ate out every night of our trip and this was by far our favorite meal. The burger was killer and the pulled pork was great! Will defintely be back!!

Visited March 2013
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Maryland
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43 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Cool Place, Great Amtosphere, Great Drinks & Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I went with 7 buddies to the High West Distillery in March 2013 and had a very good experience. Yes, the wait is ridiculous, but they text you when your table is ready and there certainly is plenty of other things to do on Main Street while you wait, and they have two bars you can hang out in if you like as well (both those are usually packed as well!). The dinner was excellent (everyone at my table enjoyed their food) and our waitress was super cool and nice. I have to say that several times while we waited we experienced the stinky fondue appetizer that they offer ... no we didn't eat it, but if someone orders it, you cant avoid it! It honesty really STINKS like feet or something. I heard that is tastes great, but MAN does it stink up the place! That was the only downer for our evening, otherwise the place is worth the hype! Try the Elk!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Beach, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“May be overrated?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I've been here twice for drinks and dinner. The food was fine, not memorable. My most recent visit I sat at the bar. The bartenders weren't overly friendly but I decided to try one of their 'specialty' drinks the lemonade. It's pink and overly sweet -- pass. Next, I asked for a vodka / tonic and it was fine. The bartender handed me the bill ($20) and didn't say thanks when I handed it back just walked away.... there were a line of people waiting to get into the place. Sorry, just not worth it. Cozy surroundings only get you half - way. You have to back that up with service. I walked over to Zoom and sat in their lovely bar, very comfortably and had an awesome dinner with great service. Last time for me at High West .

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious food drinks and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This restaurant is an absolute must in Park City. The food is really unique, fresh and delicious and so are the drinks. I am not a wiskey drinker but went for one of their wiskeycocktails and loved it. The atmosphere is cozy and high energy, just a perfect combination after a long day of skiing. Definitely make a reservation if you can, or expect to wait. The upside of the wait is an outdoor fire and hot spiked cider.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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