Even if this hot spot didn't serve amazing food, the graceful timber-frame design, inviting atmosphere, and elaborate elm etchings would be enough to draw in crowds. But consider the grass-fed, free-range meat; homemade ice cream and breads; and delectable imports. With its own vegetable gardens and sourcing from small, nearby producers, this is as organic and local as you can get without doing the hunting and gathering yourself. Menus change daily, according to availability, though every dish on the menu highlights an Alaskan ingredient. From handmade pappardelle pasta with reindeer sausage and leeks to wild-caught Alaskan weather-vane scallops with crisped prosciutto, it's evident why this is the only restaurant in the Denali area that people speak of in reverential tones. Want to bump up your to-go breakfast or lunch? 229 Parks sells boxed versions of the meals for your day's adventures.
Mile 229.7, Parks Hwy., Denali National Park, Alaska, 99755, United States