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“Sounds good on paper...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge Restaurant

Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge Restaurant
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Ranked #43 of 265 Restaurants in Park City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Empire Canyon Lodge
Description: Fireside Dining offers local favorites from the European Alps in the heart of Deer Valley Resort. Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge features four courses served from our five stone fireplaces. Offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings during ski season, from 5:45 p.m. 9 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Free parking available. Adults $63, Children $30 (11 years and younger), prices do not include beverages, tax or gratuity.
tampa
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Sounds good on paper...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Miscellaneous observations:

* If you've traveled to many ski resorts, you've seen this place before. The night-time high volume mediocre experience place that feels more like a cafeteria than anything else.

* It's a very expensive buffet, and I use that term loosely b/c the selection is actually quite small for every course. For example, they give you a plate of melted cheese to start and direct you to a table that serves cold cut slices (i.e., salami), some bread, and that's about it.

* It's built for high volume, and you will do most of the work to feed yourself.

* The food I had was okay, but it is self-professed mountain food...so it's not very kid friendly (we have 4), not very vegan friendly (my wife), and not very meat and potatoes (me). The main courses were trout pieces, venison stew, and lamb. No steak, no chicken, etc., etc.

* As I stood outside waiting for our hotel transportation, it was entertaining to listen to the excited people going in and the disappointed people coming out.

* The drinks are expensive. For example, my Cabernet by the glass, and there was only one to choose from, was $17/glass...and it wasn't anything I had ever heard of.

* The only thing they were pretty good at was clearing our plates between courses.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Had an outstanding time. Came with a large group that was bused in and the service was excellent, the staff was pleasant, and the atmosphere was rustic and fun. It was such an experience and believe everyone should do it at least once. You can eat all sorts of things you may not normally eat and then of course chocolate dipped strawberries were super amazing :)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent Buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had a wonderful buffet meal there the first night of a confence we attended. They had a swiss cheese fondue that was incredible. I could have made a meal out of just that...in fact - I sort of did! Yum!

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank proupe
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Henderson, NV
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Really need to try at least once, but come on empty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is a fun experience. You walk in and are presented with the dessert station. 3 pots of chocolate, caramel and white chocolate bubbling in a pot over the fireplace...strawberries, cookies, cakes, meringue for dipping... kids could barely walk past this. Dinner is served at different "fireplaces". Raclette cheese, dripping from a large block, lamb stew, entire pig roasting, salad, potatoes... it's jaw dropping delicious. The service is good. The price is a little high but very much worth the experience. Come on an empty stomach for sure. The ambience and atmosphere is spectacular, particularly around Christmas. We like to come back at least once a year (more, our diets couldn't take it!). Yum Yum.

Visited December 2011
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Orange, CA
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous Evening!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

The ambiance was terrific, and the food was even better!!! We dined with 2 kids aged 9 & 14. My children ate from the regular menu. (Chicken strips are available, but if your kids won't enjoy the food, hire a babysitter!) It was an expensive meal, but the experience was worth every penny. The service was phenomenal!!! I too, would skip the sleigh ride. Get there early to get a seat near a window. We will definitely go again the next time we are in PC.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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