The Mariposa Menu

  • Salads
  • Fresh Fish and Seafood
  • Main Menu
  • Prime Meats
  • Vegan Small Plates

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  • Salads
  • Fresh Fish and Seafood
  • Main Menu
  • Prime Meats
  • Vegan Small Plates

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Visit below restaurant in Park City for healthy meals suggestion.

  • David F.

    Fine service, fine wine, fine food. Including The best veal I've ever had.

    (5)
  • Ellen H.

    Mixed bag for us. Service was 5 stars, food and atmosphere were 3.5. While I love the incredible variety of the menu, I don't much like the "tasting" format. The menu states that you should order 4-5 items. Unless you're starving, I'd say that's a bit much. It will result in a huge bill and a 3hr event- something I think is a little insane after a day on the mountain (which the restaurant should understand). We expressed our timing concern to our server and he did a fantastic job of getting things out quickly, doubling up some of my husbands items to stay on pace with me (he had 5, I had 3). The food itself was generally tasty but quite heavy and old fashioned - lots of things piled on top of each other with multiple sauces (brie, fois gras and sauce on top of meat? Overkill). Not my favorite type of food, but if you like that kind of stuff, they do it pretty well here. Positive note - wine list is great and there are plenty of good deals, especially for a fancy Deer Valley spot.

    (4)
  • Amie M.

    Just had dessert but the service was outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate snowball and gingerbread cake with baked apple. MUST make a reservation and go back for dinner.

    (5)
  • Leeanna F.

    TINY but TASTY in Deer Valley! Procuring a table at this highly sought after #1 Zagat rated Utah restaurant proved quite simple when compared to finding the restaurant itself! Be sure to get directions in advance and know where you are going! We had a late reservation and were lost. The hostess called to see where we were. After relating our woes and basically conceding we were close, but still lost, she talked us through the parking garage and up the steps. She greeted us from the porch with a friendly smile and a warm hello! We checked our coats and were escorted to our table. The restaurant was quite full for 9 pm. We were escorted to our private table upstairs. Our waitstaff was excellent, tending to our every need. Led by Alex from Romania, they did not miss a beat! The dining style behind Mariposa is a tasting menu. Between our party of 6, I think we may have tried everything on the menu! By far our favorite was the burrata cheese with heirloom tomatoes. It was served over arugula and drizzled with an amazing balsamic vinegar and oil. The Maine lobster chowder was divine - rich and delicious. All of the meat selections sampled by our party were prepared to perfection. I had the short rib and I highly recommend it. Dessert was a treat. The signature dessert is the Snowball. It is a MUST try! The wine selections were sufficient and unique. We tried a bottle of Altamura, followed by a Pio Cesare Barbaresco. Both delicious. All in all, we enjoyed a lovely evening out at The Mariposa. Kudos to the staff and chef for a job well done! Put this restaurant on your list next time you visit Deer Valley! Reserve a table in advance!

    (5)
  • Sam S.

    The food here is fantastic but the concept that it is a tasting menu is a little off. The portions were still very large. I had soup, red snapper, gnocchi, and then ribeye. I ordered (at the beginning) four courses thinking tasting but couldn't finish my last course bc I was so dam full. At the price you pay, you want to finish every morsel b/c it really is amazing food. The cadence of the servers was way off maybe b/c we were an 8 p.m. setting. The ambience was ok. The food is five star, service and ambience are a three. I wish I would have had room for dessert.

    (4)
  • Whitney P.

    All 10 people at the table agree, this place offers up great food, great service, great ambiance. As others have mentioned, you pay the price-is it worth it . . .that's a very subjective assessment, but the group I was with agreed that it was. The bison tenderloin was amazing . . .can't remember the name of the sauce that was on it, but I'll just call it awesome sauce. They have some ice cream that is quite unique-caramel, it tastes just like those kraft caramel cubes I used to get at halloween. Most all of the service staff was great, except for this old guy (give him a monocle and he'd be the monopoly guy) he acted if everything was causing him to work, oh bother, or maybe he prefers the jacket and ascot crowd.

    (5)
  • eddie z.

    My girlfriend and I both thought this was the best dining experience we've ever had. I think it was a combination of events that really sealed it for us, that may not do the same for others. Dined during a huge snowstorm....more of a blizzard, so the crowd was low key, but excited nonetheless. Knew the waiter (in a roundabout way, but that certainly helped, as he was a cool guy, not trying to overly impress) We shared the tasting menu as she had the vegetarian/fish option and I went for the meat option......both came pretty close in our reviews, but I think the Meat option won. Obviously a pricey joint, and those that make 7 figures probably dine like this on a regular basis....but our meal was more of an experience, 4 hours worth. Only regret was probably drinking too much by nights end......forgot some of the detailed tastes.

    (5)
  • Megan M.

    My family used to come here all the time when we would vacation in Park City, but we skipped it in out normal dining reservations for about 5 years. But by a stroke of luck and a snow storm , we're back! We walked in one evening when it was snowing too hard and we didn't want to go downtown. The food was fabulous and Deer Valley service is obviously the best! I had their sea bass that they are known for and it was delicious. Interestingly enough our waiter explained that because the restaurant is part of the Deer Valley resort, their budget is one and the same, so they are not restricted as to food costs etc. Therefore they strive very hard to have the best ingredients and food. Upon rediscovering Mariposa's greatness, I tried to remember why we wanted a change in the first place - The Atmosphere. It's in the main ski lodge of deer valley, so it has a lot of the same decorative style. If you are only in town for a few days, this will probably not bother you, but if you've skied Deer Valley as much as I have and eaten lunch in the dining area, you will be wanting a change of scenery come dinner time. I do have to say, it is cozy and on a snowy night it hit the spot!

    (5)
  • melissa b.

    Amazing restaurant at the Silver Lodge at Deer Valley! Excellent food, service, and presentation in an intimate environment. I highly recommend the beef tenderloin filet and the bison filet. Entrees are around 38-50 but well worth it. Highest ranked restaurant in Park City according to the Zagat Survey. Be sure to make a reservation.

    (5)
  • Jason K.

    Fantastic experience. Definitely the pinnacle of fine dining in Utah. I had no difficulty making the reservations, but did have some problems finding the place! I drove right by the driveway and ended up back at the bottom of the mountain. When I finally found the place, it was gorgeous. It was quietly elegant while retaining some rustic flavor. There was also a roaring fire which contributed mightily to the atmosphere. Service was surprisingly friendly and efficient (I have not received better in Utah). My tasting menu started with an amuse bouche of an herbed goat cheese crostini. This was followed by impeccably fresh Ahi Sashimi. Warm Vidalia Onion Crusted Goat Cheese and Baby Beet Salad was rich and decadent though perhaps a little one-note. The Wild Mushroom Beggar's Purse was a house specialty and was delicious. The puff-pastry puse was light and flaky and contained a nice assortment of morels, chanterelles, and crimini mushrooms. The Sablefish Mariposa was another signature dish and was absolutely wonderful. The fish was perfectly sauteed and the moist, succulent flakey meat was set off by the slightly sweet, slightly tangy honey tamari glaze. The accompanying shitake mushroom rice cake was the perfect crispy foil to the tender fish. I completed my meal with the Rocky Mountain Rack of Lamb, two perfect little chops crusted with fresh pesto, napped with a rich roasted shallot and garlic sauce, and served with an exquisite "potatoes au gratin" tower. For dessert, I had the Banana Brûlée Tart, which was really my only disappointment of the night. It was elegantly presented, but rather than a banana tart with a bruleed crust, I was presented a little custard tart, separate bananas that had been bruleed, and a little quenelle of ice cream. Elegant but not what I had hoped it to be. My wife had the vegetarian tasting menu which consisted of the Fried Green Tomato, Warm Caramelized Onion and Gruyère Tart, Baby Spinach and Grilled Gala Apple Salad, Sesame and Nori Crusted Tofu, and the Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Herbed Quinoa. My wife assured me that her dishes were all delicious, a fact I confirmed with little tastings myself. The highlight of her menu had to be the crusted tofu dish, with the tofu assuming a "meatiness" I did not think was possible. All in all, a wonderful experience that I did not think would be possible in Utah. The other reviewer was right in that reservations are tight...if you make one, be prepared to forfeit a hefty deposit if you don't show. If you do show, you can expect a wonderful, absolutely delicious meal at SF prices, that is to say...it is expensive! Dinner for my wife and I (without any booze) ran about $300. And unfortunately, the restaurant is only open during ski season.

    (5)
  • Blynn B.

    The restaurant is difficult to find at night so allow extra time to drive up the mountain. When you arrive you will feel that the drive was well worth it! The ambiance, the waiters and the food are extraordinary. We felt really special. Every course we ordered was outstanding-- highly recommend the burrata salad, lobster bisque, caramelized onion tart, lamb and veal dishes. The signature chocolate snowball was beyond delicious. For a special occasion, the Mariposa is the place to go!

    (5)
  • LISA M.

    Break out your wallet !everything is 2 oz portions .It was a wonderful meal a very expensive one as well,I would go back it was tasty

    (5)
  • Jen B.

    Management decided to correct their mistake in a big way. They offered my parents a free dinner for making the mistake on their next trip to Park City. My parents ate at Mariposa tonight and said the food was DIVINE. They also said management and the staff could not have been nicer. The portions were small, but my mom disclosed that everything was absolutely delicious and she did not mind the portion sizes at all because of how tasty it was. I love when I have the opportunity to correct a review like this one. I hope that management realizes what a great choice it is to react like this to mistakes and keeps up the awesome work of genuinely pleasing their customers like they did tonight. two thumbs up mariposa.

    (5)
  • Frank W.

    We have been coming to Park City for probably 20 years, so how we managed to never try the Mariposa is beyond me. This is probably the best meal I have ever had in Park City, a town that isn't exactly lacking in good restaurants. The food is outstanding, the service was impeccable, and the location was beautiful (suspend your doubts about it being inside a ski lodge, you will forget within 5 minutes of sitting down). So let's talk food ... our waiter suggested we do a "tapas-style" sampling, which was a great suggestion so we could sample a wide range of the chef's art. So we had: - Diver scallop tiradito - sort of a scallop ceviche in a very light vinaigrette, the scallops practically melt on your tongue - The charcuterie platter, which came out with house-made duck prosciutto, mortadella, smoked sturgeon, and fionoccio salami, along with some house-made mustards and marmalades - Beggar's purse with mushroom and truffle brie - Lemon thyme gnocchi - incredibly light pillows of potato, some of the best gnocchi I have had in a very long time - Quail saltimbocca, a fun riff on the classic saltimbocca with quail breasts in place of the veal - Cheese soufflé Along with this, we had the wine pairing, which paired a specific wine with each dish. The chef (or the sommelier) did a wonderful job of choosing, although we did at the end add a few extra glasses just for excess. Finally, for dessert we split a hazelnut daquoise, with praline buttercream, salted caramel, chocolate mousse and hazelnut foam. Orgiastic! Now, be warned, this is not an inexpensive restaurant. In fact, this is probably the most I have ever spent on a meal in Park City (not a cheap city to being with), but it was really a wonderful evening, and we had no qualms paying the check at the end of the evening.

    (5)
  • Matthew P.

    The ambiance is quiet, romantic, and relaxing. The downstairs dining room is small but comfortable. The service is impeccable. Your water glass is filled as soon as you finish taking a sip. Because it's a tasting menu, between each small plate new silverware are provided. Our waiter was knowledgeable and explained each dish in great detail. His suggestions were all amazing. Would definitely go back.

    (5)
  • Maria B.

    So weird to have such high end dinner in such a casual environment, and on top of it in a ski lodge. I mean, lol you use same restroom while having dinner here as you do when you take a break during skiing lol the dress code is not only après ski casual, but super duper casual. One step above sweat pants. Wait staff was great as well. Can't remember any other restaurant where the staff is so knowledgable and clever to catch on to what you will like and be so totally easy going, yet professional. Very attentive (based on their replies and actions) with an easy going calm energy. Strange in a refreshing too good to be true way. Keep in mind that the restaurant is super quiet. Have to speak in a very low tone of voice. This made me uncomfortable initially because it made me assume no one was enjoying their food. Just a strange slightly awkward energy. Overlook it, it's not indicative of what you're about to taste. We ordered a bunch of plates we could all enjoy and that were noted in reviews here and on foursquare. The dishes were super creative and clearly very well thought out. Exciting flavors that work well together. But I must say, the purse everyone recommends with mushrooms was the worst dish. It photographed well, but that was about it. Flavor fades in comparison to all the other dishes. I'd definitely recommend ordering a few dishes as we did to share. The dishes are more or less cohesive so you leave feeling as if you had the tasting menu.

    (5)
  • Mai W.

    There may not be much in Utah other than snow sports but there is The Mariposa! This place serves small dishes so you can try multiple dishes. This is a great concept if you have a pretty penny to spare. Each dish ranges from $16-$26 the waiter recommended 4-5 dishes if you are hungry. I say 3 dishes would be sufficient for the average person. If you are a hungry burly man you may want to order 5, these portions are not big. We ordered the: *Wild Mushroom Beggar's Purse *Niman Ranch Beef Short Rib *Quail Saltimbocca *Maine Lobster Chowder Each of these dishes were great but if you had to order one thing, order the Quail. Everyone at our table loved the creamy miso sauce that it was swimming in.

    (5)
  • Suany W.

    Come here if you: -Are a gourmand -Like warm ambiance -Eat game meat -Appreciate impeccable service -Are from California and yearning for seared foie gras Speaking of foie gras, it came sizzling hot with sauteed apples on brioche. The last bite was devastating as it wasn't nearly enough to tide me over until my next trip out of California. Luckily, I was able to get another taste with my exquisite bison filet, which came with a small piece of foie on top. Other noteworthy dishes: Pan-roasted Sea Scallop and Caramelized Onion and Gruyére Tart.

    (5)
  • M E.

    Great variety of menu items. You'll need the server to explain the concept if it's your first time. Once you have the lay of the menu, you can create your own special experience. Great entrees. Only thing that killed me is the lack of ambience. We were the first diners in the dining room and there was no music. So, when nobody was talking, we could hear the servers talking about food, wine, etc. Low music could really create a warmer atmosphere.

    (4)
  • Lynne S.

    Ok, so this is a mixed review. This restaurant has changed to a small plate format, which can be a wonderful way to try different dishes. The problem is the price! My husband and I had a cheese plate, a scallop - yes one scallop, two oysters, one small cup of soup, one 3"slice of seared tuna, and desert. Drinks - one glass of wine and beer and one plain coffee. Price: ARE YOU READY? $230! ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS! I don't care where you are, the restaurant is entirely over priced and eventhough the food is good it is not worth that!! There are a lot of great restaurants to go to in Park City and Deer Valley with amazing food and realistic prices. I guess here less truly is more! So disappointed. Don't go unless you have a LOT of money to waste!

    (1)
  • Inga W.

    We came here for New Years dinner and were quite unimpressed with the food. While the service was great, the food didn't meet our expectations at all. The restaurant has a ski lodge feel, more casual than dressy or elegant. First, the menu was pre-fix so we knew it was already going to get expensive but we figured given the reviews we'd have a great dinner and ring in the new year. We made the reservations for 9pm, hoping it would stretch out for a while, but the place emptied out by 10:30. The dishes were very simple, not really elegant or complex and felt like things we could make at home. We had a crab salad, buratta, onion tart, elk steak, lamb and some crepe dessert. I expected a much higher level of food and flavor, even the plating was a bit amateur. Our bill came to $350 and we had much better food in town and better experiences.

    (2)
  • Ed R.

    We dined here last year (March 2012) and loved it. It was absolutely amazing and we enjoyed our experience. The appetizers we had were tasty, the entres were amazing and the desert was great. 5 stars then. Our most recent experience (March 2013) was a different story. They changed their menu to small plates (charging more for less food) and you get to pick out multiple items and have them in flights. While all the food was tasty, I found the portions too small for the price, the food arrived in long intervals and it wasn't the experience I was looking forward to. 2 stars now. I love tasting menus, however I enjoy it much more when it's a chef that does the picking of the plates and the order they come in.

    (2)
  • Ryan C.

    Our family has been indulging at The Mariposa each christmas for the past 4-5 years. The Meriposa has a elegant western atmosphere, impeccable service, and amazing food. I am amazed that several subpar (in my opinion) restaurants are rated higher on Yelp. If youre looking for place for a special occasion this is it.

    (5)
  • Mr H.

    This one seems to be a bit overhyped. Food was good, maybe a little on the salty side. Found the absence of a tasting menu a little odd for the type of restaurant the Mariposa seems to bill itself as. The good... Diver scallop ceviche (yummy, nough said) Wild mushroom beggar's purse Seared Bison filet (pretty hard to screw up a nice piece of meat, recommend medium rare) The bad... Tomatillo and chile crusted sturgeon fillet (description sounds promising, but when it arrived, the fish was deep fried. Based on the price of the dish, one would expect a very fresh piece of fish, gently and expertly prepared. Might as well have been frozen tilapia fillet deep fried for a basket of fish and chips). Dungeness crab meat (crab with some dipping sauces in pretty designs, poor value, but taste was fine.) Quail Saltimbocca (too salty)

    (3)
  • Jave V.

    One of the best meals I have had ever. Period. The food, ambiance and service in this restaurant was outstanding. Oysters were fresh and delicious. So was the sturgeon which I had as an entree. The bestseller in our table of 15 was the snow ball, a delicious and dangerously addictive chocolate dessert. A must have even if you are not a dessert person. I would always remember the incredible meal I had at The Mariposa and I would definitely recommend this restaurant as a must if you are in the Park City area.

    (5)
  • Robyn C.

    This is hands down the best restaurant in Park City. Yes it's pricey, but again, you get what you pay for and this place was fantastic. Please keep in mind that I am from Chicago, home of some of the best food in the country so me giving this 5 stars is a big deal. Service was outstanding. Our waiter was friendly and outgoing. Their oysters were from the West Coast and were delicious. Presentation was fantastic. Our waiter brought out spicy tuna from Chef Clark, and they were excellent and extremely fresh. I ordered the scallops and they were fantastic in taste and size. The Risotto was well cooked and seasoned and was out of this world. 3 people ordered the Mariposa special which is their sable fish. It was perfectly cooked, moist and very well seasoned. 2 people ordered the bison which was raved over. It wasn't dry. 1 person ordered the vegetarian tasting menu and overall he thought it was pretty good. The bill wasn't as bad as we thought it would be. $180/couple. It was well worth it though and I would recommend anyone to come here for a special occasion.

    (5)
  • Pete B.

    Don't miss this! Amazing food and service. Would list best plates, but the list would be too long! Don't miss the cheese and cured meats make on premise!

    (5)
  • sherry p.

    I've been going to the Mariposa on special occasions for years. When we moved to Park City, having it be available all the time was a special treat. The food is always good, as well as imaginative. The service is formal but not stuffy. They are friendly, but not intrusive. I love to come here after skiing. Tod bad there is no night skiing, I might attempt that. (Hmmm. Maybe just as well not!)

    (5)
  • Krista N.

    Mariposa is a true culinary gem in the Park City dining scene. Mariposa was recommended to my family by the concierge at Deer Valley Lodges as being the best restaurant in Park City. Since I haven't tried every restaurant in PC, I can't say it's the best (gotta be fair and try them all!), I have a feeling they may be right. We dined at Mariposa the second day after it opened for the winter season. For an appetizer we ordered the fried green tomatoes and butternut squash soup. Both were delightful but the tomatoes, topped with a creamy goat cheese, were something I'd highly recommend. For the main course, I ordered the seared Bison filets topped with foie gras with a parsnip, yam, and yukon gold potato au gratin. It was fantastic and the Bison was cooked to perfection. It was incredibly lean, like Bison should be, and not in the least overcooked or gamey. The presentation was clean, symmetrical and added visual interest to the dish. For dessert, each member at the table ordered a different dish. I shared a salted caramel, chocolate tart that was to die for. The chocolate- soft caramel-crispy tart combination was exquisite and it was by far the best thing I sampled. I was a tad disappointed, however, by the acclaimed chocolate snowball. While good (can't go wrong with moist chocolate cake), it was not something I'd order again. It was pretty average. There were a few snafus at the meal though. My grandfather, who eats super-healthy and kosher, and was limited by most of the menu, ordered a quinoa and mushroom dish. The dish came out cold (in his opinion) and he asked if it could be reheated. The waiter graciously offered to have the kitchen remake it and take it off our bill. However, 20 minutes later it was brought out luke warm! Instead of waiting for another try, we decided to just give up. Unfortunately, this was a blemish on an otherwise wonderful meal. Otherwise, the service was really impeccable. Our waiter was possibly the nicest waiter I'd ever encountered. Ridiculously nice and seemed sincerely interested in making our dining experience great. I'd definitely go back to give them another try.

    (4)
  • christopher w.

    Had a wonderful meal at this gem of a restaurant. Took our small children, 7 and 9, and were treated well and felt welcome in the cozy atmosphere. Were seated in front of the natural wood burning fire. Waitstaff was excellent. The food was even better!!! We had the scallops, bison and veal. All were cooked to perfection!!! Wine was excellent and reasonably priced. The infamous chocolate snowball was enjoyed by all. This is the BEST restaurant in Deer Valley hands down!!! Eat here!!!!

    (5)
  • eric m.

    Ok, this is the top rated restaurant in the entire state of Utah, really? Um, sorry folks but this place is highly overrated....I was really excited to take my family and enjoy the experience, what a culinary let down. Kumamoto oysters, way over powered by the shallots in the mignonette. How do you screw up fried green tomatoes? Scallops, well under medium rare, and the bison tenderloins---pretty flavorful, but with all the Gorgonzola the taste of the bison was totally hidden. Good waiter..... More stuff---uncomfortably warm. The decor is turn of the century Utah, all wood environment that evidently features a kitchen upstairs, the staff has to Schupp up and down the stairs all night..it's a bit distracting. Sorry, Mariposa......... Swing and a miss.

    (1)
  • Charlie H.

    A very nice dining experience, but not deserving of the "best of deer valley" reputation it has earned. The large central fireplace, wood beams, and soft lighting make The Mariposa warm and cozy. It's the most memorable dining room we visited in Deer Valley. The food was very good, but did not wow the table, as I expected it to from all reviews I had read... The 5 course tasting menu featured two filo pastry dishes that were both nice, but a bit pedestrian, and to me, a tasting menu should showcase the breadth of the chef's skills and interests. Sometimes dishes were introduced well to the table, other times, they were placed down without explanation. Service was knowledgable but not as friendly or accommodating as at Glitretind (to me a better option in deer valley) and was a bit stuffy. The Bison Filets were so decorated with Foie Gras, onion, cheese, and red wine reduction, that I wasn't able to appreciate the fact that it was a unique meat. I would definitely be excited to go back, but it would not be at the top of my Deer Valley list.

    (3)
  • Ben G.

    As my sweet tooth has gained notoriety, I feel I have a great responsibility to steer you all in the right direction for your sugar cravings! haha :) I'm often asked where the best dessert I've had in my life was. Without a second thought I can quickly answer Mariposa!! Park city, and Deer Valley are like an overpriced brothel full of mediocre restaurants. In fact prior to finding Mariposa, I'd all but given up hope of having a great meal in this town. It's fitting then that Chef Clark Norris' restaurant is tucked away on the tip top of Deer Valley, way off the beaten path. You have to traverse up a long, winding, icy road via four wheel drive vehicle just to reach this Jewel. His menu centers around seafood and game, although he also offers a vegetarian tasting menu. We started with the Dungeness Crab served over top avocado, and surrounded by beautifully drizzled (alblore sashimi shaped) wasabi, and ginger sauces. yelp.com/biz_photos/x36Y… The wasabi ginger sauce has an intense kick that gives the buttery salty crab, and creamy avocado an explosive flavor as it hits your tongue. My dad is an avid seafood lover, but don't mess with him on how he likes his fish cooked (well done please!) I once watched a waiter try to talk him into getting his salmon rare, it was comical he is set in his ways. I like my seafood raw to medium, opposite of dear old dad. It took a great deal of convincing on the part of the waiter that NO sablefish was not going to kill him, and yes it was going to be delicious, and yes they would cook it right. He prefers his east coast tried and true staples, such as tuna, crab, and cod. Upon the waiters recommendation we both the same thing yelp.com/biz_photos/x36Y… (Photo by Joan M.) I can't remember what my mom ordered... Mariposas Sablefish is oh so light and flakey!!! Laid gently over Porcini mushrooms, and a juicy scallion rice cake sitting in a small pool of honey tamari ginger glaze! It's flavor can best be described as radiantly savory. My dad and I just looked at each other smiling ear to ear with each bite. Mine was medium, his was as he'd asked well done, we were in food-gasmic heaven. You know I have a sweet-tooth, what you don't know is it comes from my dear old dad, not my mom! His sweet tooth is not as broad and far reaching as mine. However put him in front of a truck full of flour-less chocolate cake or dense chocolate mouse, and he will turn into a rabid chocolate eating monster! We were unoriginal and ordered the same dessert letting out manly moans, as we thought about the rich flavor that would soon be sending us to chocolate bliss. My mom sighed and went for the Banana Brûlée Tart praline rum ice cream, nutella truffle! But hey!!! Like father like son right! ENTER wait for it.............The BEST DESSERT of my life! Yes I said BEST. Take a look at this picture yelp.com/biz_photos/x36Y… and Joan M's PIc yelp.com/biz_photos/x36Y… It's a Chocolate Snowball, and it's oh so bitter, and sweet, and creamy, and dense, and delicious. Words can not describe how freaking badass this dessert is! If I had to die with one bite in my mouth I would choose a spoonful of Mariposas Chocolate Snowball. My mom's Nuttela Truffle was almost as good but the chocolate snowball mmmmmmaahhhhhh~mmmmm! Plan on paying about 80-120 PP at Mariposa for 3 courses without wine, but you will love every single bite that enters your mouth. The only downside to Mariposa is they are only open during ski season.

    (5)
  • Bugs B.

    #300 Review There is no doubt that the Mariposa is the best restaurant in/near Park City. This adorable two-level cabin style restaurant was #1 on my restaurant list. I am really surprised that no one has reviewed Mariposa as it has the highest Zagat rating in the area... Making reservation was a little tough as you are required to give out your credit card info and if you flaked or didn't cancel within 48 hours, you'll be charged $50/person (yikes!)...and the restaurant is only open from Tuesday - Sundays from 5:45p-9pm during ski season. After a long week of dealing with bitches and assholes, I treated myself to dinner at the Mariposa right before watching an 8pm flick. I made reservation for 2 the same day and luckily they didn't charge me $50 when my colleague couldn't make it. The restaurant was tricky to find in the pitch black night (it gets pretty dark at 6pm). Once you passed the driveway to the Stein Ericksen Lodge, there's a parking lot to your right for the Silver Lake Lodge; I'm pretty sure parking is gratis (I didn't get a ticket but someone did hit me. If you're renting a car, always get full coverage). You will see a stupid map (only lists what stores are there but doesn't tell you WHERE the stores are...) to the right in front of the "strip mall" and basically the Mariposa is straight down. When you enter the restaurant, you are automatically greeted by (3) soft-spoken polite people, and to your right, a gentleman offers to take your coat. I waited for 7 minutes as they re-set my table for one...hmm...at least I was sitting in front a nice warm fire. As the hostess guided me to my table, I noticed all the empty tables, wondering why Mariposa told me that they were fully booked for the evening...they seated me at a four-top table but removed the (2) chairs in front of me...as to scream to everyone that I was dining by myself...er, they should really just leave the chairs there with no place settings. I started with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (good, had a sparkling taste...) for $8. Their wine's price list is reasonable. The chef's complimentary amuse bouche was Tuna Tartar (very good & very tiny) ( yelp.com/biz_photos/x36Y… ). I went for the Warm Vidalia Onion crusted Goat Cheese & Roasted Baby Beet Salad ( yelp.com/biz_photos/x36Y… ) as my appetizer for $15. It was delicious; I really liked the crusted Goat Cheese. The portion is very small or perfect -- slightly bigger than my fist. I was starting to think that the restaurant was not as expensive as I had thought, but oh wait! The entrée prices are from $37 to $49! Yeah...that's where it hurts...I really wanted to try the Seared Natural Bison Filets but didn't -not because it costs $49, but it came with Foie Gras and Yam -yuck. My waitress, Stephanie recommended the Sablefish Mariposa (honey tamari glaze, fresh ginger sauce, shiitake mushroom~scallion rice cake) ( yelp.com/biz_photos/x36Y… ) and WOW, the fish just melts in your mouth and I loved the rice cake with shiitake mushroom. Luckily, the ginger in the sauce wasn't over powering. Like the Beet Salad, the portion is small, but at least it allowed me to have room for dessert. Lastly, I finished my meal with the $9 Yummalicious Chocolate Snowball (a dense, bittersweet chocolate cake with whipped cream) and a cup of coffee ($3.50, not the ridiculous $9 Glitretind coffee): yelp.com/biz_photos/x36Y… How cute! If I had to pick on something, it would be that they didn't wipe the breadcrumbs off the table after the main course. Despite the breadcrumbs, service was excellent. Oh and like I said they shouldn't make it so obvious when people are dining alone. My meal came out to almost $100 including tips, and had I more time I would have definitely opted for their tasting menus-- prices start off around $75. Mariposa is a must!

    (5)
  • Harish K.

    The food is innovative and tasty, but portions are quite small as the menu is intended to be a tasting menu. Each on the menu has a recommended wine pairing. We were advised by our waiter that 4-5 plates are the equivalent of a traditional entree. This estimate is reasonably accurate--at least 3 plates will likely be needed to feel satiated. The primary reason for our middling rating is the poor service. We were sitting for about 10 minutes after ordering, waiting for our drinks and bread (which was cold). The quinoa mushroom dish was lukewarm, as was the squash soup (special of the day). Both were brought out service staff other than our server, leading us to suspect that it had been sitting in the kitchen unattended to by our server. Both dishes were flavorful and interesting, even if the temperature was not optimal. We didn't complain about this, because we didn't want to deal with further delay of our meal. Most disappointing was the delay in serving the glass of cabernet that my wife had specifically selected to pair with her filet mignon. The steak arrived first, and so she waited for a few minutes for the wine to arrive. After about 3-4 minutes, she started to consume her steak, concerned it would start to cool. After a couple of bites, we successfully flagged down the waiter to ask for her wine. She had slowly, expectantly, consumed about half the steak before the wine finally arrived. When we told him that this was poor service, he agreed and said that the problem was that the bartender hadn't poured the wine and that he couldn't pour drinks. There was no attempt to try to make up for this failure, as we might expect from an upscale restaurant (or even a middle-of-the road one that values customer satisfaction. With improved service, specifically, timely service of food and drink, and greater attentiveness to its patrons, this restaurant would deserve a 4-5 point rating. Addendum: Since posting my review, I have been contacted directly by the restaurant management. They apologized for our disappointing experience, and graciously refunded us the full cost of our meal.

    (3)
  • Bob A.

    Once a year I treat myself to dinner here and it has yet to be anything but wonderful. If you can get past the sticker shock, Mariposa has the best food in the country. Delicious!!!

    (5)
  • Kelly N.

    This place was one of the top 10 places I've ever dined at. What made it so great was the waiter who had such a great personality and attention to detail, the food (each dish I had was great), and the warm, cozy atmosphere. I loved our round table by the fire. We had a buratta app, scallops for dinner and a snowball for desert. Wonderful experience! I will definitely go back next time I am in the area.

    (5)
  • Barbara R.

    I agree with the other review about the change from last year. We have been coming here for a special dinner during our ski week for ten years. This year the changes in the menu to small plates (ie higher prices for much less food) and the deletion of some of our favorite items means we probably won't go back. The service was overly (uncomfortably) attentive. Does the waiter really need to describe in complete detail the ingredients when he places the dish down you already ordered when he had already described it when you ordered? Food was delicious however (although tiny) & we'll miss our annual visit.

    (2)

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Opening Hours

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Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : No
    Take-out : No
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Dinner
    Parking : Garage, Validated
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : No
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Romantic, Classy
    Noise Level : Quiet
    Alcohol : Full Bar
    Outdoor Seating : No
    Wi-Fi : No
    Has TV : No
    Dogs Allowed : No
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : No

The Mariposa

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