A nice dinner in Salt Lake City on Christmas Day?
Hi, and thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have!
My husband and I are going to be in Salt Lake City for just one night -- and that night happens to be Christmas. I'm trying to figure out a) which restaurants will even be open, and b) if any of the open restaurants are good restaurants -- REAL restaurants, rather than overpriced hotel steakhouses that cater to lonely travelers (like us!) and businesspeople.
We'll have a car, so we don't mind driving; we're adventurous eaters; and wine/drinks aren't a major consideration (I'm pregnant, so I can't drink anyway!).
Thanks so much. I love SLC, but haven't been there in far too long!
Since you don't mind driving, I'll suggest you drive up to Park City (about a 30 minute drive) and eat at the Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge. You definitely need reservations for it, though. Fantastic food in a great atmosphere. Go to the website for reservations. I know they have a Thanksgiving Day buffet - I'm not sure if the Christmas offering is buffet or menu. Either way, it's great. Their buffets are nothing to sneeze at, believe me! And, definitely leave room for some of Pastry Chef Raymond's decadent desserts. If your hubby wants to imbibe, Cara the Sommelier will be happy to help him with single glasses or something from her substantial 1/2 bottle supply.
I just replied to your other Christmas Eve request. I hope they were helpful. I always think of something warm and homey for Christmas Eve dinners. That's why I won't recommend other good places in town, like Grappa (high-end Italian), Wahso (Asian fusion), Zoom (upscale "comfort" food), etc.
For Christmas dinner downtown in SLC, I can't think of what would be open. I'm a little behind the curve on SLC restaurants. The one place that pops into my bran is The Metropolitan, but it's not cheap, either.
If it's open, I would suggest the snake creek grill in Heber. Nice, fun atmosphere and terrific food and certainly more reasonably priced than deer valley or park city.