Utah Restaurants Win With Wine Spectator

It’s safe to say that Utahns know a thing or two about their beer and wine regardless of what you think about our crappy liquor laws. Sure, the mixed drinks could be downed by a 6-year-old without any effect but the stuff meant for sipping and not getting wasted is getting some renowned attention.


Twenty of some of the Beehive State’s best dining spots just got a nod from Wine Spectator Magazine. The annual ‘Best of’ issue featured 3,748 award winners, spanning all 50 U.S. states and over 80 other countries and territories. “Wine Spectator congratulates each and every one of this year’s Restaurant Award winners,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “The commitment of this year’s winning restaurateurs to building high-quality wine programs has been extraordinary. There has never been a more exciting time to be a wine lover.”

I’ve been to most of these at some point in time and not only is the food epic but so is the bill. Make sure you save up when you go wining. Why can’t there ever be a restaurant with a killer wine list but a total that doesn’t cost you next month’s rent?

Award Restaurant Name Location
 

Aerie

Wine Strengths: California, France

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: Contemporary
Entrées: $14 to $39
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $12

Snowbird, UT
 

Bangkok Thai On Main

Wine Strengths: California, Bordeaux

Wine Pricing: Expensive
Cuisine: Thai
Entrées: $16 to $35
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $20

Park City, UT
 

Glitretind Restaurant

Wine Strengths: California, France

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: Contemporary
Entrées: $26 to $59
Corkage Fee: $25

Park City, UT
 

J&G Grill

Wine Strengths: California, France, Italy

Wine Pricing: Expensive
Cuisine: Steak house
Entrées: $24 to $62
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $25

Park City, UT
 

Tuscany

Wine Strengths: California, France, Italy

Wine Pricing: Expensive
Cuisine: Italian
Entrées: $18 to $55
Corkage Fee: $12

Holladay, UT
 

350 Main New American Brasserie

Wine Strengths: California

Wine Pricing: Expensive
Cuisine: Regional
Entrées: $28 to $60
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $15

Park City, UT
 

Bistro 222

Wine Strengths: International

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: American
Entrées: $19 to $49
Corkage Fee: $10

Salt Lake City, UT
 

Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant

Wine Strengths: California, France

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: European/continental
Entrées: $27 to $38
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $15

Midway, UT
 

Cena Ristorante

Wine Strengths: California, Italy

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: Italian
Entrées: $17 to $35
Corkage Fee: $20

Park City, UT
 

Edge Steakhouse

Wine Strengths: California, France, Italy, Spain

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: Steak house
Entrées: $28 to $95
Corkage Fee: $20

Park City, UT
 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Wine Strengths: California

Wine Pricing: Expensive
Cuisine: Steak house
Entrées: $24 to $45
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $12

Salt Lake City, UT
 

Fresco Italian Café

Wine Strengths: Italy

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: Contemporary Italian
Entrées: $17 to $32
Corkage Fee: $12

Salt Lake City, UT
 

Goldener Hirsch Restaurant

Wine Strengths: France, California

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: American/European
Entrées: $30 to $45
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $20

Park City, UT
 

La Caille

Wine Strengths: Bordeaux, Champagne, California, Italy

Wine Pricing: Expensive
Cuisine: French
Entrées: $29 to $60
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $15

Sandy, UT
 

Log Haven Restaurant

Wine Strengths: France, California, Italy

Wine Pricing: Inexpensive
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Entrées: $22 to $37
Corkage Fee: $15

Salt Lake City, UT
 

Painted Pony Restaurant

Wine Strengths: California

Wine Pricing: Inexpensive
Cuisine: Contemporary
Entrées: $25 to $36
Corkage Fee: $10

St. George, UT
 

Spotted Dog Café

Wine Strengths: California

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: American
Entrées: $13 to $35
Corkage Fee: $10

Springdale, UT
 

The Farm At Canyons

Wine Strengths: California

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: Seasonal
Entrées: $32 to $45
Corkage Fee: $20

Park City, UT
 

The Mariposa

Wine Strengths: California, France

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: Contemporary
Entrées: $35 to $50
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $20

Park City, UT
 

The Tree Room

Wine Strengths: Canada, United States

Wine Pricing: Moderate
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Entrées: $30 to $46
Prix Fixe: available
Corkage Fee: $15

Sundance, UT

Your best bet is to grab Park City’s Park Record newspaper and take advantage of their two-for-one coupons. Just this week I saw ones for Bangkok Thai, 350 Main and Goldener Hirsch.

Now, go tell your friends that not only can you buy a drink around here but you can find a decent glass of wine too.

The August issue of Wine Spectator hits the stands July 22. All of the restaurants can be found through WineSpectator.com’s Restaurant Search.

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