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Shallow Shaft Restaurant

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Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-742-2177
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17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely the best meal we had all weekend while at Snowbird. You can a free shuttle form Snowbird to Alta. It's a small restaurant so I would probably make a reservation if possible. Very cozy and unpretentious. The trout cakes were delicious. The lobster gnocchi was good too but not as good as the trout cakes. The caesar... More 

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Thank nahlalee
High Point, North Carolina
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Resort pricing, good staff, good food (better one of the two nights we went), good wine list (resort prices) and nice ambiance.

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Irvine, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lilian and I thoroughly enjoyed a spectacular five course wine 🍷-paired feast, spectacularly created by Executive Chef Cole Hunt, sponsored by Duckhorn Wineries (they have many, one for each varietal, according to Duckhorn's representative Zach Rasmuson, who hosted the evening, at the Shallow Shaft restaurant at Alta, not to be missed if you're in the Salt Lake City area, and... More 

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Malibu, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bison steak was out of this world so much better than filet lighter not gamey. The Caesar salad was delicious with perfect amount of clean tart dressing. The menu is unique and I took a pause when reading it. But every time I go there no matter what i choose it's delicious, healthy with freshest ingredients. The service is... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Do not come to the area and leave this off your list. Outstanding on every level. Superior wines decanted at your table. Highest quality ingredients for delicious meals. Warm and attentive staff. You will not be disappointed.

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San Diego, California
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If your not staying up canyon (Alta) and your looking for fine dining not in a hotel... well... this is it. Fun location, great place to wait out the red snake... they also do pizza togo.

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Miami, Florida
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

It appears this place has new ownership. My wait was long, over 20 min for the food, and it was bad value for money, the main dish, duck, tasted like $ 20, but cost me 45. Won't go back.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit if you are in Salt Lake City, and especially in Alta/Snowbird. It is a very unpretentious place with some of the best food and drink you will ever enjoy. Our family had the rabbit and rattlesnake cassoulet, the house made pasta, striped bass, pork shank and black cod, along with some great beer and... More 

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NY area
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Until we found the Shallow Shaft, we thought we were in the land of big snow and cooks but not chefs. The Shallow Shaft has a true chef, and every dish we tried from bison to pasta to cheese plate to veggies was delicious! Nicely balanced flavors, with fresh ingredients. Also notable was the warm friendliness and professionalism of all... More 

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oklahoma city
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Eaten at shallow shaft for 25 years. Always awesome , thoughtful food. Best trout cakes on earth. Ambiance and special location at alta help make for incredible night. Staff is kind , interesting , and attentive

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Alta
  • Phone Number: +1 801-742-2177
Description
Now in it's thirty-fourth season, the Shallow Shaft Restaurant is an eclectic dining experience set in the beauty of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Chef Kurtis Krause welcomes you to our unique and intimate restaurant that is the perfect place to enjoy our regional mountain cuisine and superb views of the Wasatch Mountains.We use locally grown and produced ingredients and we support the slow food / organic cause.

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