From dining in a snow globe or taking a short snowshoe trek for dinner in a winter yurt or even an intimate dinner overlooking the lake… Heber Valley has some truly unique dining experiences. And the service is among the finest you will experience anywhere in the world.
Ride the Funicular Up!
At St. Regis Deer Valley, guests can valet or self-park then be carried via funicular up to the opulent property with jaw-dropping views along the way. Dine in the elegant restaurant Rime or inside Brasserie 7452, or our favorite option, sit on the deck and enjoy the open fire pit as you take in the surrounding mountain vistas and valley views below. During the winter season (December through mid-April), the staff offers a complimentary champagne sabering on the deck every afternoon. The whole experience is quite impressive and a perfect way to cap off a full day on the slopes or just enjoy a nice dinner out.
Seafood Atop The Ski Resort
Ride up the Jordanelle Gondola at Deer Valley Resort for an impressive raw bar and seafood dining experience inside Rime Raw Bar. Open only during the winter ski season, this dining establishment offers a limited but well-loved menu. Specializing in oysters and lobster rolls, the Chef and owners live in Heber Valley and operate three different and unique eateries in the valley. Pair a local beer or glass of bubbles with a serving of oysters on the half shell and soak in the après-ski scene.
Snowshoe Up, Dine In A Yurt
In addition to being a premier outfitter and guiding company in Heber Valley, Wilderness Access Outfitters offers a remarkable dining experience every winter season. A guided evening snowshoeing a half mile through the star-lit forest to a private yurt dinner at Soldier Hollow. Dining guests are greeted by a warm and inviting staff inside the yurt. The culinary team prepares a private, 4-course meal while guests warm themselves next to an intimate fire or step outside for some stunning star gazing in this dark sky area. For a rare and special experience, this is a must during your winter stay!
Dinner In A Snow Globe
Café Galleria in Midway converts its popular outdoor summer patio into a snow globe dining setting during the winter season. The custom-built dining globes are encased in glass and fully climate controlled with a Bluetooth speaker inside, giving guests the option to create a more comfortable environment while they dine. For a nominal reservation fee, patrons can sit inside their very own snow globe structure and enjoy a meal among friends and family while the soft winter snow falls around them. It really is a magical and unique dining experience right here in the winter wonderland that is Heber Valley.
Dinner on the Lake
The Lakehouse at Deer Creek restaurant brings a sincere and deliberate approach to locally-sourced and sustainable cuisine, often foraging for wild foods and indigenous ingredients from the area. The warm and intimate dining space allows for private meals and upscale dining while overlooking the Deer Creek reservoir and commanding mountain views.
Chocolate Should Be A Ritual
Ritual Chocolate operates its chocolate making facility, café, and private tasting room in the picturesque Heber Valley. Offering facility tours and ample seating to sample bars, sip lattes, and enjoy a little down time, the café is open daily. Guests can also reserve the tasting room for small, private events. Learn all about the high-quality products and the intense process that goes into making the fine confections and craft chocolate, then try the tasting flight with a selection of three drinking chocolates or three chocolate bars.
Meet The Cows & Make The Cheese
At the family-owned Heber Valley Artisan Milk & Cheese dairy, visitors can book a farm tour to meet the happy cows and even pet the calves. The fully robotic milking system that is part of the tour is a fascinating use of modern-day technology for greater efficiencies at the dairy. The family offers monthly cheese making classes, including mozzarella and burrata, led by the farmer’s wife. Following a farm tour or cheese making class, guests can visit the store to purchase locally-made cheeses, cheese curds, ice cream, or soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s always fun to see where your food comes from and this up-close-and-personal experience is just that!
Featured Vintner & Food Pairing Experience
The well-known Midway Mercantile is a historical site of the original mercantile shop. After many different owners and uses over the decades, the Platt family purchased the space and converted it into a neighborhood restaurant focused around bringing good food and people together – much the same as the vision of the original mercantile did in 1874. The visionary Chef and owner John Platt has started offering regular wine dinners featuring different vintners from across the country and pairing with a special night’s menu that complements the wine offerings. Each specialty dinner sales out quickly!
B&B With Award-Winning Cuisine
Stay and dine at this luxury lodging establishment, then awake to an extraordinary brunch experience. The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant in Midway is a highly acclaimed restaurant and hotel in Heber Valley. It is one of Utah’s most venerable dining establishments that boasts the highest possible Zagat rating of 26 and has received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, along with multiple year-after-year medals for Best of State. This old-world European chateau is nestled in the foothills of Midway and offers 16 well-appointed and themed guest rooms. Known best as a romantic getaway for couples, Blue Boar Inn has a worldly charm that invites guests to unwind, indulge, and soak up every second of their experience.
Lunch Along The Historic Railroad
All aboard the historic Heber Valley Railroad for a leisure train ride along the pristine shores of Deer Creek Reservoir and into the stunning Provo Canyon. The train runs all year-round and features themed trains throughout the year. The beloved North Pole Express holiday train is happening November through December and sells out quickly. For all train rides, a lunch or dinner option can be added to the excursion. This activity is ideal for kids and families.
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Dining is more than just fueling the body. And not all dining experiences are created equal. This roundup of distinct dining experiences highlights some of the best cuisine, service, and ambience in the Heber Valley. So, the next time you’re looking for an experience and more than just a meal – consider one of these exceptional experiences. You’ll thank us later!