Switchback grill web menu problem
We looked for an upscale restaurant in the small town of Springdale, UT close to Zion NP and were delighted when we found the menu on the web for the Switchback grill and immediately made a reservation. We were sadly disappointed when we arrived to be told that the two items of interest to us, the lamb and the buffalo ribyeye were not available as the owner has not updated the web menu. However, the chef redeemed the situation by thawing out and preparing the lamb rack for an additional delay. The food was excellent and prepared as we ordered it. The Calamari appetizer was especially good. The wine list was good.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is for dinner and breakfast since the restaurant cancelled the reservation for breakfast 30 minutes before we got there. Why show you can book for breakfast then? Great breakfast and free if you stay at the hotel. Too bad they don't open earlier so you can go explore Zion before the heat sets in. Dinner was also great. Interesting meatloaf loaded with bacon. The burger is also worth trying.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed gourmet atmosphere
This restaurant is great for a romantic evening for two or a family dinner. The fish dishes were cooked to perfection. The veggies were al dente. The cheesecake was smooth and light. The service was stealth and always there. Two surprising highlights - the glass enclosed kitchen was a treat and the outdoor patio with the mountain setting was breathtaking. Ask for Ludo, as a server and be sure you have him prepare a cappuccino...it is as if you are in Paris. We've dined at all of the better restaurants in Springdale and this is hands down the best.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal after a long hike!
Dinner and service was great. View was outstanding.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
give this place a try
Calamari was excellent as well as the Rocky Mountain Trout and seafood special sea bass.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive for Tourists
While food was good, portions were way too much. Since this is mainly a tourist town (only about 500 permanent residents per U.S. Census) and few can take leftovers with them, food waste is considerable. Prices not good value for the food -- need to be about $5-$10 less per entrée.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Were in the area visiting and drove passed the Switchback Grille. We decided to try it on our last night there. We had our 3 year old daughter with us so after walking in and seeing how nice it was, I panicked. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. We had an amazing waiter who was so cute with our daughter and very patient. They even had a kids menu! The food was amazing as well. We will definitely be going back the next time we are in town.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got dinner special (mahi-mahi)
Got dinner special (mahi-mahi) which was very tasty. Loved the margarita too. Seafood pasta that my son ordered was bland though. We sat by the window which had great views of the red and orange mountains.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to sit and have a great meal with a great view. Awesome atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but other than that it was great!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hits and misses
Switchback was recommended by a friend who lives nearby. Food near National Parks usually isn't a concern, you take what you get. In this case the quality of the food was excellent. Simple misses included a wine list that is missing a lot of popular wines and no one has taken the time to update it. I ordered two different wines only to be told "we don't have that". In this day of inkjet printers you should be able to update a wine list weekly if not daily. Some of the food arrived cooler than it should have but that was rectified quickly but it shouldn't happen... ever.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a small....but tourist......town. We were pleased to find this gem. The stall was very friendly. When we arrived and gave our name, the hostess said "I have been saving your table!".....thanks Open Table! We had a delicious wedge salad...fresh and crisp....then on to one of their specials, Macadamia Crusted Halibut. It was perfectly cooked and delightfully presented!
Because of the Shutdown , their crowds were smaller than usual, but the food and service were right on!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM