Dining » Restaurants open their doors on the holiday
By Kathy Stephenson
The Salt Lake Tribune
Whether you’re looking for a casual Thanksgiving meal or an elegant holiday dinner, there is a Utah restaurant ready to serve you and your family on Thursday, Nov. 22. Because Thanksgiving is one of the busiest dining days of the year, it’s important to make reservations soon — even at establishments that don’t usually require them. Also, prices listed do not include tax, tip or alcoholic beverages.
Salt Lake City
Elevations » 75 S. West Temple, inside the Marriott Hotel, Salt Lake City; 801-537-6019. Thanksgiving buffet with roast turkey, traditional side dishes, pie and other desserts. Served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adults, $25, children 12 and under $11. Free parking.
Faustina » 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-746-4441. Four course meal includes salad or soup, choice of fish entree, turkey or prime rib and dessert. Served 3 to 8 p.m. Cost is $45; wine pairings available for an additional $20.
Grand America Hotel »555 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-258-6807, extension 6807. Seatings for the "Grand Brunch" buffet available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Meal includes turkey, sides and regional and international specialties. Adults $59, children 5-12, $29.50, children 5 and under free. (Prices do not include tax or the hotel’s 22 percent gratuity.)
Left Fork Grill » 68 W. 3900 South, Salt Lake City; 801-266-4322. Serving breakfast 6 a.m. -11 a.m.; Thanksgiving meals from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Regular menu will not be available. Turkey dinner for adults $14.99, children 10 and under $6.99; meatloaf or ham steak dinner, $12.99. Beer and wine available.
Little America Hotel »500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 800-281-7899. Thanksgiving buffet in the Grand Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carved turkey, ham and prime rib as well as salads, sides, seafood and desserts. Adults, $45, children 5 to 12, $22; 4 and under are free. Little American Steakhouse will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. offering prime rib for $27.95 and roast turkey or poached salmon for $24.95. Children’s portions are $13.95. Little American Coffee Shop is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Prime rib dinner is $22.95; turkey dinner is $19.95. Children’s portions $9.95.
Log Haven » 6451 East Millcreek Canyon Rd., Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255.Four-course lunch served from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Meal includes appetizer, salad, choice of entree including turkey and New York Steak, and dessert. Adults, $43.95; children $21.95.
Marie Callender’s » 1109 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City; 801-266-1497; or 1600 Woodland Park Dr., Layton; 801-825-3668. Serving holiday dinner with soup or salad, turkey or ham, classic sides and a slice of pie. Call for specific hours. Adults, $19.99; children are just $8.99. (Prices and participation may vary by location).
Oasis Cafe »151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404. Serving regular brunch menu from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Paris Bistro » 1500 E. Emerson St., (1500 South), Salt Lake City; 801-486-5585.Six-course holiday meal made with seasonal and local ingredients. Seating from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Adults, $49.95; children under 12, $19.95.
Roma Ristorante » 5468 S. 900 East; Murray; 801-268-1017. Get a three-course holiday meal with side dishes and dessert starting at $34.95. Entree choices includes turkey, rib-eye steak and pork tenderloin. Open noon to 9 p.m.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill » 162 S. 400 West, (Gateway Mall) Salt Lake City; 801-456-2550. Servings Brazilian churrasco and holiday favorites including baked, fried and grilled turkey, traditional sides and pumpkin pie. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults, $29.95; children 7-12, $11.95; 6 and under free
Tucci’s Cucina Italiana »515 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-9111.Serving regular menu as well as holiday specials and dessert. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Open from open from 1 to 9 p.m. Regular prices
Alta Lodge »Little Cottonwood Canyon; 800-707-2582. Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, all the sides and dessert. Vegetarian options available. Served from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Adults, $38; children 7-12, $16, and ages 4-6 $10.
Franck’s » 6264 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay; 801-274-6264. Four-course meal set-price meal with soup, beef tenderloin, turkey with sides and dessert. Seatings available at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Adults, $55, children 12 and younger, $26. Parties of 8 or more will have 18 percent tip added. One check per table.
La Caille »9565 South Wasatch Blvd., Sandy; 801-942-1751. Servings a traditional thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6:30 p.m. Choice of soup or salad, turkey or pork loin, various sides and dessert. Vegetarianand gluten-free options available. Adults, $52; children 5 to 12, $26; under 4 free.
Silver Fork Lodge »11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton; 801-533-9977. All-you-can-eat buffet includes turkey, ham, traditional sides and desserts. Served noon to 6 p.m. Adults, $28.50, children 10 and under, $13.50
Snowbird Ski Resort » 9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Salt Lake City; 801-933-2181. Holiday buffet at The Aerie (Cliff Lodge, Level 10) with carved meats, classic sides, sushi and dessert. Served 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adults $39; children 7-12, $19; 6 and under free. The Atrium at Snowbird (Cliff Lodge, Level B) also is serving a buffet with carved meats, classic sides and dessert. Available 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults, $38; children 7-12, $18; 6 and under free. And The Lodge Bistro at Snowbird(The Lodge at Snowbird, Pool Level) is offering an a la carte menu with Southern-style fried turkey, pancetta-wrapped salmon and American Kobe bavette steak. Served 4 to 10 p.m. Adults, $42, children 12 and under $21.
Tuscany » 2832 East 6200 South, Holladay, 801-277-9919. Holiday dinner served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Includes soup or salad, turkey, ham, sides and pies. Adults, $40; children 12 and under $18.
Park City/Wasatch Back
Blue Boar Inn » 1235 Warm Springs Road, Midway; 888-650-1400. Serving a three-course meal with choice of entree including turkey, pork chop, Chilean sea bass or prime rib with sides and dessert. Adults $45; children 12 and under $15.
Chez Betty » 1637 Shortline Rd., inside the Copperbottom Inn, Park City; 435-649-8181. Serving a multi-course turkey dinner with sides and dessert. Serving begins at 4 p.m. Adults $55, children $28.50. Regular winter menu also available.
Daniels Summit Lodge » Hwy 40 Daniels Summit Pass, Heber City; 800-519-9969. Seating for this holiday brunch buffet are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buffe includes turkey, ham and prime rib, salads, vegetables, side dishes, breads, pies and desserts. Adults, $34.95, children 4 to 11, $17.50; toddlers 1 to 3, $3. Tip of 18 percent added to parties of 8 or more.
Escala Provisions Company »3551 North Escala Court, inside the Hyatt Escala Lodge, Park City; 435-940-1234. Thanksgiving buffet served from 1 to 9 p.m. includes salads, turkey, ham, traditional sides, artisan breads and assorted cakes and pies. Adults, $29; children 12 and under $14.
The Farm »4000 Canyons Resort Drive, at Canyons Resort, Park City; 435-615-8080. Beginning at 4 p.m. the restaurant will serve it set-price holiday meal that included roasted squash soup, crispy fried turkey and sirloin roast with sides and dessert. Adults, $49, children $29.
Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge » 7700 Stein Way Park City; 435-645-6455. Serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Includes soups, salads, shellfish, turkey and prime rib carving stations, side dishes and a "Grand Dessert Buffet." Children’s buffet also available. Adults, $69, children 5 to 12, $25.
Grub Steak » 2093 Sidewinder Dr., Park City; 435-649-8060. Serving a three-course holiday dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. Includes soup, salad, turkey dinner with sides and dessert. Adults $25.75; children 12 and younger $13.76. Regular dinner menu also available.
Homestead Resort »700 N. Homestead Dr., Midway; 888-327-7220. Holiday buffet served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Include a variety of carving stations, traditional holiday fare and desserts. Adults, $39.95, children 6-12, $19.95; 5 and under $5.
Slopes »2100 Frostwood Dr., inside the Waldorf-Astoria, Park City; 435-647-5566. Three-course meal with choice of soup or salad, choice of entrée include turkey, duck or prime rib with sides and dessert. Served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Adults, $72, children 12 and under, $35.
Zermatt Resort »784 W. Resort Dr., Midway; 866-643-2015. Holiday buffet served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Include a variety of carving stations, traditional holiday fare and desserts. Adults, $44.95, children 6-12, $22.50; 5 and under $5.
Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin Resort »3925 E. Snowbasin Rd., Huntsville; 801-620-1021. Serving a holiday buffet open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to turkey, there will be carving stations, seafood, salads, vegetables, sides dishes, a crepe station and desserts. Adults $45, children 6-11, $15; 6 and under free.
Elements » 640 S. 35 East at the Riverwoods, Logan; 435-750-5171. Three-course meal includes salad, roast turkey with several sides and dessert. Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults, $17.95; children $10.95.
Chefs Table » 2005 South State St., Orem; 801-235-9111. Multiple course dinner with soup, salad, choice of entrees, traditional sides and desserts served noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $39 per person.
Sundance Resort » 8841 North Alpine Loop Rd., Provo; 866-932-2295. Buffet with carved turkey and traditional sides, as well as prime rib, raw seafood bar, salads and desserts. Served in the Redford Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults, $52; children 12 and under $22.