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The Viking Yurt

The Viking Yurt Review

Don your Scandinavian sweater for the sleigh ride up to this gentrified Nordic hut. After a hot drink, tuck into a four- or five-course feast that might feature Kobe beef, salmon, or duck. Warmed by a wood-burning stove and the soft light of solar-powered lanterns, you may find yourself raising a pewter goblet to toast your fellow diners and the pianist.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Apr.–Nov.

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    The Viking Yurt Review

    Just wanted to highlight few things thus making next traveler aware of what he’ll be getting for about $156 per person excluding any drinks (tips and taxes are conveniently added and charged upfront -?) . You should enjoy this experience if you like sitting at the table with total strangers regardless how nice these strangers might be in a densely packed room while having a way below average 4 course dinner. Couple of additional details on the quality of this dinner. We had (as everybody else in the restaurant) carrot puree with bacon and apple that I can hardly call a soup; salad and the only thing I can say about salad that it was as healthy and tasteless as the plate of mixed greens without any hint of a dressing can be; cobe beef entrée was definitely edible but no way close to what defines a steak and lastly the desert that was a perfect match to previously described soup and salad.

    If all the above sounds like your cap of tea and believe me, there is nothing wrong in enjoying bumpy 25 minutes ride in a wagon driven by the snowcat followed by below average food and the not less bumpy ride back (this time in a total darkness), please do yourself a favor and bring your own wine. Restaurant will charge you $15 cork fee and it will be the most well spend money during the whole affair. Also forgot to mention – if you thinking that you can just leave if something is not to your liking, you are grossly mistaken. You still have to wait until the dinner is over (budget at least 3 hours).

    Dear fellow traveler, please don’t think that the cost of the dinner was the biggest disappointing factor. On contrary I would not mind paying even more providing that the food and accommodations will meet the high standards the management claims to provide. The most disappointing was wasting the whole evening on this out of the few my family and I have during this ski trip and thinking of other opportunities we missed because of it. And believe me Park City has quite a few great restaurants that although costing as much will provide really great food and service.

    by lbo3610, 3/31/10
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    What a fun night !! and great food to boot !!

    This was the highlight of our Park City ski trip !! We took the "tour" night which includes a snow shoe walk part of the way to the "Yurt". The sleigh ride up the mountain was absolutely gorgeous at night and the other guests made the ride so much fun !! Everyone was laughing and really enjoying the whole adventure ! and the FOOD !! Unbelievable !! There's a different menu each night so we had wanted the night when they were serving Salmon but that was not a "tour" night - we still can't believe that they rememebered us requeting the salmon and sure enough - everyone else had chicken but my husband and I were served the Salmon - few jealous people at our table ! But that's how attentive they are ! Don't miss this !!

    by JerseySue, 3/5/09

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