Park City’s elevated dining retreat

Relaxed luxury is the theme at Waldorf Astoria Park City and its signature restaurant, Powder. The intimate dining room known for locally sourced comfort food is near the Canyons Village base area on Park City Mountain, the largest lift-assisted ski and snowboard resort in the United States.

Aptly named for the snow that blankets the mountainside from November to April, Powder features a modern, earthy look of plush taupe leather and dark wood complemented by photographs of Park City’s landscape through the seasons, and lots of natural light.

Enjoy the scenery while sampling dishes with European flair from executive chef Hermann Schaefer’s creative new menu. Taste patron favorites like buffalo Bolognese, mushroom-crusted sea bass or one of the specials that change daily.

Whether driving in for the day or enjoying the fun and flavor of Park City on vacation, you will find this restaurant an alpine delight.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Powder is easily accessible by car, bicycle, hotel shuttle or gondola, which operates year-round from Canyons Village.
  • The restaurant’s seasonal menu is influenced by the Austrian roots and worldly food and beverage experiences of Schaefer, who joined Powder in 2018.
  • The terrace overlooking the luxury hotel’s courtyard is a great way to indulge in the fresh mountain air over a shared plate of West Coast oysters.
  • Waldorf Astoria Park City is the only hotel in the brand’s portfolio with its own custom craft beer. Pow Day, a crisp pale ale from Park City Brewery, is served exclusively at Powder and in the brewery’s taproom.
  • Park City is a popular destination for multi-family vacations and corporate retreats. Powder accommodates large parties with a private dining room that seats up to 30.

Things to Know

  • Make dinner reservations, especially on weekends, and expect to spend a couple hours from appetizers to dessert.
  • The room service menu from the Park City restaurant is exceptional — especially at breakfast. Order a shrimp frittata and fresh smoothie to start your day.
  • You don’t have to be a resort guest to enjoy the restaurant. Stop by for lunch before a spa treatment or enjoy après-ski cocktails.

The Food

  • Seasonal local ingredients, such as certain meats and seafood, make appearances throughout the menu. Try the herb-rubbed buffalo tenderloin with ratatouille and farro risotto.
  • While you won’t find the luxury hotel chain’s eponymous salad on the menu, Powder does offer a flavorful Waldorf Caesar upgraded with white anchovy, garlic tomatoes, croutons and lemon-Parmesan dressing.
  • Though the Park City restaurant’s menu is fairly meat-heavy, a selection of hearty mountain dishes featuring local produce will keep vegetarians sated. Opt for plates like roasted beet and goat cheese salad with elderflower vinaigrette or Andean quinoa with sweet potato, black beans and avocado.
  • Schaefer is a trained pastry chef and presents Linzer torte, a classic Austrian cake, as a sweet complimentary treat after every meal.

The Bar

  • Powder offers a choice selection of beverages at its bar. Enjoy a flight of local craft beers on tap with a hearty snack, such as venison sliders or bison short rib grilled cheese.
  • The rum Old Fashioned is a mouthwatering new take on a classic that’s made with 23-year-old rum and beehive-caramelized orange bitters.
  • The Park City Sidecar is a modern cocktail made with Rendezvous Rye from High West Distillery, Utah’s first legal distillery to open since Prohibition.

Kid friendly
Outdoor seating
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Vegetarian options
Getting There
2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City, Utah 84098
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