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Riverhorse Cafe - 17 Reviews - 540 Main Street, Park City, UT - Quiet Reviews - Phone (435) 649-3536
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Riverhorse Cafe

540 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-3536
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Riverhorse Cafe - Park City, UT


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Wow. It's the best tasting food we've had in Park City or Deer Valley. Definitely pricy, but delicious! Service is spectacular.\r Be sure to make a reservation. Pros: Food...


And crappy food, not worth the price at all. and not to mention the staff is rude and service slow. do you need more reasons not to try it.

Very odd and yet disturbing experience 9/4/2010

I ate dinner at your establishment on September 4th and had a really nice salad and a good entree featuring the three game meats. However, whomever was preparing desserts that night was not doing a fine job. The souffle was absolutely terrible. I've never seen such a poor attempt at a souffle before in all of my experiences at supposed high end dining. Secondly, your manager is incompetent. Your wait staff was blubbering and crying because either your chef or your manager was threatening your wait staff and that completely irritated me to the point of deciding never to return to your restaurant again. I don't care if you can prepare bison or elk. I can do that too on my grill and I don't need crushed cherries to make it taste great. I will let everyone know from Yelp to City Search that you are not good to your staff. And that is inexcusable. It's one thing to hired poorly trained staff, but belittling them in front of customers is low class. Your wait staff are amateurs, but there's no need to yell at them in front of customers. You should fire your chef and you should fire your manager and start rebuilding your menu for the 21st century to people that don't need to be jazzed by overcomplicated menus. You also took a perfectly good trout dish and pan fried it to the point of greasiness. I'm just so upset to see a potentially well branded restaurant so average in presentation and quality. Never again will I dine there. I'm sorry but you have a terrible problem in your restaurant and it shows. more

Overpriced 2/5/2009

And crappy food, not worth the price at all. and not to mention the staff is rude and service slow. do you need more reasons not to try it. more

Great location, good appetizers, love the live music 10/22/2008

My wife and I dined at Riverhorse while staying at Deer Valley to celebrate our anniversary. \r When we arrived, we were very impressed with the hostess as she took our coats, and we were made very comfortable despite feeling somewhat underdressed (a button-down shirt and trouser-jeans seemed a little sub-par upon surveying the room). Live music was playing, and was a beautiful touch.\r We started with the Appetizer Tower, which included smoked salmon on a crispy potato pancake with dill cream and red onion; crispy goat cheese won tons with sweet plum sauce; and Chicken satay with cucumber salsa and peanut sauce. The dishes were simpler than they sound as far as flavor is concerned, and were very good (the smoked salmon was delicious, and the chicken satay was refreshing). This was served along-side a variety of breads and seasoned butter which were also very good.\r We also ordered the Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with fresh mozzarella cheese, basil pistou, baby greans, and aged balsamic. It was very good and refreshing as we waited for our salads.\r I had the Riverhorse Salad (baby greens in a red wine vinaigrette, goat cheese, enoki mushrooms, toasted walnuts) which was good, but she had the Heirloom beets and arugula (humboldt fog cheese in a Meyer lemon vinaigrette) which was off-the-charts-delicious.\r My wife ordered the Trio of Tenderloins, which turned out to be a surprising volume of food - the Kobe Beef, North American Buffalo, and Elk ternderloins were all cooked perfectly and were amazing (served with Oregon ""wild"" mushrooms and whipped potatoes, though the mushrooms didn't taste very wild). I was happy to help her finish the dish.\r The filet I ordered was perfect, with maytag bleu, red wine demi, and buttermilk fried onions. Absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious. We were ridiculously full at this point, but still managed a few bites of Creme Brulee for dessert (nothing to write home about). We will definitely return (pricey, but well worth it).\r Pros: Food, Location, service, live music Cons: Pricey (but worth the price) more

Food is always great, live music is great, but you'll pay for it! 8/27/2008

This is a great place to go on a corporate card for dinner. Or in the summer time sit outside on the deck and order one appetizer and order all the drinks you can. This place deserves all the stars it gets as the food is great, and the staff is wonderful. Definitely make reservations during the winter time as this place gets packed. Pros: Food & Service Cons: Price more

Pricey meals and petite drinks 4/18/2008

My husband and I received recommendations from both residents and visitors of Park City for Riverhorse. After going it on our own for place to eat for a few nights, we decided to give it try. The waiter greeted us with moderate enthusiasm and took drink orders. My husband ordered his usual vodka rocks that came out in a glass only slightly larger than a shot glass. Good thing it was only $6.50. Guess folks in these parts don't know how to pour a generous drink (we're from Texas and I guess we're used to a larger pour). I tried mine shaken and served up which came in a petite martini glass. After getting over the sticker shock of the menu, we chose to split a salad (caesar) which was decent. Entrees are priced higher than they really should be (a chicken breast for $33) for what you get. The halibut was pricey but you expect that and it was pretty good. The highlight of the meal was the dessert, a chocolate molten cake. Frankly we were disappointed after all the rave reviews we got and there are better places to go in our opinion. Would only go back for dessert. Pros: dessert Cons: pricey appetizers and entrees more

Don't waste your money 3/31/2008

To start, I am not a professional chef, but I am a lover of great food, and I know happiness when I taste it. I looked at several reviews of this restaurant (including the New York Times) which is why we chose here to begin with. To spend $50 on an entree doesn't bother me. What bothers me is to spend $50 on an entree that I could have easily made better at home. I had the salmon, both my fish and veggies were cold and tasteless. My husband had the filet mignon which was over cooked and smothered in some type of blue cheese sauce. In my opinion, a good cut of meat (such as the filet) doesn't need to be drenched in a sauce, however, maybe it was just to cover up the fact the chef over cooked it. To be fair - we went on a Sunday night, so it is possible that the EC was not working in the kitchen.\r \r On a positive note, the quail we had as an appetizer was enjoyable - so was our salad. We opted to pass on dessert since our entree's were less than appealing. I thought their wine list was over priced and the selection was not very good. A bottle of Coppola wine that you can purchase for $15 was priced around $50-60. We ordered the house selection for $36, only to have the waiter smirk, when we inquired if it was good - his response was, ""it's not get what you get when you only pay $36 for a bottle of wine."" Being that we use to live in California and recently got back from Italy - I know you can get wonderful wine for that price. \r \r Perhaps my expectations were just too high, I was expecting something like the Snake River Grill in Jackson Hole. Or, maybe we just ordered the wrong thing, but regardless of what you order - one hopes that you could at least eat it. Although my husband managed to scrape off a lot of the sauce on his steak in order to eat it, I left about 90% of my entree on my plate.\r \r *Most positive reviews of this restaurant were made over a year ago - I should have paid attention to that. more

Best In Town! 1/22/2008

Wow. It's the best tasting food we've had in Park City or Deer Valley. Definitely pricy, but delicious! Service is spectacular.\r Be sure to make a reservation. Pros: Food Cons: Price more

Wonderful Time! 7/31/2007

The Riverhorse has always been one of our favorites while in Park City. Fun, Fun atmosphere, great food and above average service. Always consistent. Pros: Friendly, Fun, Great food Cons: Service was a little slow more

little pricey but the food is good 5/20/2007

I had the macadamia crusted halibut ($35), and my wife had the goat cheese stuffed chicken ($30). Both dishes were full of flavor and had nice presentation. The price is high, but not overpriced for the location. Service was prompt. We really enjoyed the live piano. more

The perfect romantic dinner! 9/11/2005

My husband and I went to the Riverhorse for our 2nd anniversary and the food was HEAVENLY! The buffalo filet mignon was tender and succulent. Horshradish mashed potatoes and baby asparagus rounded out the meal. I ordered the macadamia crusted halibut and I have NEVER had a better filet of fish in my life. Even in Hawaii! The halibut melted in your mouth and the herbed mashed potatoes were just right. A perfect 10! more

Gone Stale 6/3/2004

The service makes a tired restaurant an ok place to dine. The menu is overpriced and overrated. The building is in definite need of renovation. Pros: On Main Street, Knowlegable Service Cons: , Tired Atmosphere, In need of renevation more

The best in Utah 1/30/2003

Although the atmosphere isn't very romantic, or even very personal, the food and service more than makes up for it. I would say it is much better than Grappa, and for the same price...why not get better food? Pros: great food, great service Cons: have to park far away, atmosphere more

Very good food, Cold atmosphere 12/27/2002

Busy place, don't go without reservation. Ambience somewhat cold an uncozy. Chairs could be more comfortable. If you don't like cold drafts, don't sit near large windows during cold winter time. Food was generally above average, although my trout was only average. If you don't like cilantro, read your meal description carfully, because, although it is not a Mexican restaurant, you may discover cilantro disguised in your food as parsley. Overall, I expected much more after reading other reviews. Pros: very good food Cons: crowded, uncozy more

Riverhorse Cafe, why go anywhere else? 8/29/2002

The food is consitently good. While they do not do anything outlandish like ugandan banana slug pate. It is a great place to eat if you want the best steak or halibut in town. The wait staff is extremely well trained, and knowledgable, even the strangest requests are not too much. They generally have live music and the views from the outside deck are excellent. I think this the best restaurant in Utah. Pros: service, food, live music Cons: pricey more

Park City and Utah dining at its best! 7/28/2002

The Riverhorse Cafe combines atmosphere, food, and service to create the best dining experience I've had in Utah. A Mobil Guide Four Star restaurant and a DiRoNA recipiant for nearly 10 years, Riverhorse Cafe provides the credentials for the most scrupulous of diners. Executive chef Bill Hufford's menu is a wonderful combination of classical French preparation and modern cuisine. Special daily appetizers, soups, entrees, and desserts add varity to the regular customer's choices. Service is the number one priority to the wait staff which is evident throughout your dining experience. Each server is knowledgable in the menu and which wine will enhance your meal the most. I pride myself in being a restaurant connoisseur and the Riverhorse Cafe has provided every criteria to be one of my top 5 restaurants including Picasso in Las Vegas, Mary Elaine's in Scottsdale, The St. Regis in Manhattan, and Gary Danko in San Francisco. Pros: Quality, Service, Atmosphere Cons: None, None, None more

Good Food, Good Service 7/22/2002

Ten of us had dinner there Sat?. the service was very good and very friendly. My entrée arrived luke warm and it was graciously taken back and (not warmed) replaced. The entire group enjoyed the food. The wine is good and there are many good selections that are not over priced. I have only one complaint and one suggestion. Suggestion: Have a round table so with larger groups everybody can join in the conversation. Complaint: The live music was a bit too loud. Over all it was a good evening out. I will be back. Pros: Food, Service, Wine List Cons: A bit Loud, No round table more

Down-to-earth dining 5/14/2002

Some of the best patio dining in Park City. The menu is upscale and fairly expensive, but the food is good quality and the atmosphere is comfortable and romantic. Pros: Great patio Cons: Expensive more
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    An energetic crowd of jolly skiers in the winter and loyal locals in the summer fills the renovated upstairs of the historic Masonic Hall on Park City's Main Street. Dress is...

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