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“Best one time for tourists”

Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge Restaurant
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Ranked #39 of 262 Restaurants in Park City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.
Fort Myers, Florida
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378 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Best one time for tourists”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

For people who haven't experienced a unique dining experience, this is worth a shot. For everyone who wants good food, there are dozens of better restaurants in Park City. First problem...the dish options are very limited and generally quite heavy. The only entree is lamb. If you don't like lamb, as three of four in our group didn't, you have no entree.

The dessert bar has decent chocolate fondue, probably the best part of this experience.

We wanted to see what it is all about, we have seen it, and we will stick with other places. By the way, the Sunday Brunch at Stein's is cheaper and better!

  • Visited January 2014
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Unique dining experience for over 10 years running”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

There are few unique dining experiences in the world if you think abourt it. Ethiopian and Moroccan come to mind. I highly recommend Moroccan but you should avoid Ethiopian. Most cuisines offer appetizer, main course, dessert with similar offerings. Fireside Dining is very different from what you may have experienced in the past. It is advertised as "Alpine" dining but the bottom line is you have 5 separate buffet's where all food is prepared either within or in front of large fireplaces. Lamb is always offered and legs of lamb are hung in front of the fireplace and cooked slowly sort of rotissery style. You start off with swiss cheese Ratchet which is large blocks of cheese placed in front of the fireplace that melts into a plate that you then take and eat with meats and other offerings. The lamb is divine. Be careful. There is a tendency to load up on the cheese Ratchet and if you do you will not have room for the other 4 courses or stations, salads, mushroom and beef stew, soups, rolandes with duck breast, the list goes on. This is our 10th time here and they have not missed a beat.

  • Visited January 2014
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Park City, Utah
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We are locals who go every year!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is my Fiance's favorite place to eat in Park City so we got every year on his Birthday to celebrate. I love the different food stations and especially the dessert fondue! The service is always amazing and the free corkage fee for the first bottle of wine makes it even better if you want to bring your own! If you are visiting Park City, take a night to experience this!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Liz K
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Park City, Utah
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7 reviews
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“Experience of a lifetime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

The fireside dining at Deer Valley (Empire Lodge) is such a wonderful experience. Roasts are cooking over an open fireplace, soups, stews, salads, etc. are so wonderful. Especially fantastic is the dessert buffet. It's a must to go there.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Judith C
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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always a treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Empire Canyon lodge transforms into an attractive and high quality restaurant at night. Reserve well ahead

Visited February 2013
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