We stayed at the Brighton Lodge for a week of skiing and boarding. The only real food options there are Molly's pub, who does an absolutely horrible job of even making basic pub grub, and cafeterias.
Disenchanted with the options at the ski area, we drove the few miles down to the Silver Fork lodge for lunch one day. I had a roasted beef salad and soup and my buddy had the vegetarian lasagna. All I can say is amazing! You know there is a high quality chef working in the back when food of this caliber is delivered. The staff were absolutely outgoing.
We came back the next day to watch the Super Bowl. The chef had a great Super Bowl munchy menu. I had to try the Piedmontese New York Strip Steak though. I ordered medium rare and the waiter came out to announce the chef was unhappy with the steak; it was overlooked a little. Hey we all make mistakes, but to take the time to make a whole new $34 piece of meat says something. The steak was easily the best I have ever had. Later, I ordered the Chorizo tacos. Meticulous deliciousness! From a Texan, A++ on both dishes.
If you are up at Brighton or Solitilude for a day on the mountain, stop into the Silver Fork. There is no way you can regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Silver Fork Lodge & Restaurant - Open Year Round! - Serving Daily from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m Silver Fork Lodge & Restaurant is located just eleven scenic miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This rustic alpine lodge and full-service restaurant overlooks Honeycomb Canyon and both Brighton and Solitude Ski Resorts. Originally opened in 1943, this unique property offers “an atmosphere thought to be forgotten” with delicious house cooked meals, breathtaking views, friendly staff and cozy rooms. Restaurant - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner The Silver Fork Lodge features a full-service restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has become well known for its service, breathtaking views, finely prepared meals and extensive wine collection. You can’t beat the patio in the summer or cozying up to the fire in the winter all while enjoying your favorite dish! No reservations are needed for dining. Meals are served daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stay overnight and enjoy breakfast on us! If you long for the intimacy and friendly hospitality of a small inn, the Silver Fork Lodge is the perfect alternative to the hectic Salt Lake City hotels that serve the area’s many resorts. Stays include a full breakfast in our restaurant and is the perfect start to a fun filled day. Numerous activities around the area such as skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, biking, hiking and fishing provide plenty of year round entertainment and fun for the whole family. Silver Fork Lodge and Restaurant is only a mile from Solitude Ski Resort and just three miles to Brighton Ski Resort. No car? No worries! If you’re a guest of Solitude or Brighton Ski Resorts, Silver Fork Lodge will pick you up to dine here and drop you off when you are done. The free shuttle is also a great option for Silver Fork’s lodge guests to take to Solitude and Brighton Ski Resorts for a day of skiing or one of the many other activities they provide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Silver Fork Lodge Brighton, Utah