High West Refectory

4.8
111 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
With complimentary distillery tours and educational whiskey tastings, The Refectory at High West Distillery is a communal forum for whiskey enthusiasts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
General Store: Wed - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
Kitchen/Bar: Wed - Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm
(limited a la carte options available on Sunday)
Whiskey Revival Dinners: Thurs 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Buffet Brunch: Sundays 10:45am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(435) 649-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Showers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Lincoln Highway
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Parking details
Please plan on arriving 15 minutes ahead of your reservation -- our shuttle will transport you to the Distillery from a private parking lot at the base of Blue Sky Ranch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

This is NOT a review of the tour - its *just* for Sunday brunch. When I made the reservation and even spoke to someone on the phone afterwards to confirm, I requested outdoor seating. We were not able to be sat outside even when there were several empty 4 tops - we were a party of 2 but we had made the reservations as requested and we wanted to get away from the children and the noise (see below).

I was disheartened to learn that Sunday brunch was buffet style. While the quality of the food was pretty good - even though limited for someone with food allergies like myself - I could not believe the price, how loud the live "music" was (guy with guitar blaring covers - note: we are young musicians ourselves - we were surprised at how loud the PA was - we couldn't even have a full conversation!) and how many children were running around , yelling, and putting their hands in the food. Yikes.

The brunch drinks , on the other hand, were fantastic. Possibly the only thing that got me through.

We are, however, looking forward to coming back for another tour and tasting and possibly a more traditional style meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great Sunday brunch! Good selection of food and drink!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Staff is always great especially Sterling and manager Steve!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The view and outdoor experience are absolutely wonderful. The Sunday brunch was a cut above. I would strongly recommend the brunch. The dinner on Thursday night was very lackluster. The ambience is the only thing that saved it. The staff are very friendly and service was excellent. The gift shop is also fun.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Came for the tour and the Sunday brunch. The food was amazing, and the live music was a nice addition I didn’t expect. There is a shuttle bus you have to take up to the restaurant so get there a few minutes early for your reservation.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excellent food! Loved the location and experience as a whole. It’s on the expensive side, but totally worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

High West Distillery is set up on a mountainside with an incredible view. We did Sunday Brunch and it was outstanding. They had everything from brisket, to waffles to homemade cinnamon rolls. You will definitely not leave hungry with all of the yummy choices. The experience itself is more on the spendy side with brunch for two and two cocktails being over $100. Be prepared. If you get a chance, call ahead and get booked for the free tour, it’s worth it!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

If you like trying different whiskeys and good food, great atmosphere.... it is a cool place and pretty grounds

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We love taking out-of-town visitors to High West for the Sunday Brunch. The architecture and setting is simply spectacular, and the food items are always delicious. Worth the drive out for sure. Only notes - despite what their phone message says, you DO need a reservation (book it on Open Table), and arrive ~15 min early to leave time for the free shuttle up to the building from the lower parking lot. We've gone several times and it's a great experience every time.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

High West Distillery does not disappoint! Fantastic Sunday Brunch! Well worth the expense!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

this was fantastic.
you need reservations to eat here, but it's impeccably done and we were blown away by the overall quality, as well as the beauty of the site as well.
this is a destination-type of place. it's out of the way, but more than worth your time getting there.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great place. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Went for Sunday Brunch, compared to others that we have been to in snowbird and deer valley this one didn’t offer variety for the price. We enjoyed the tour of the distillery and tasting before brunch though and would recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Just fantastic experience

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We made a reservation for the Sunday brunch. Everything was outstanding. Wish we could have eaten more! The view was beautiful and there was live music. We took a tour of the distillery after and then had a tasting upstairs for a $14 fee. Loved the bus driver, Mr. Bill. Ask him how he got the nickname. Great day!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We had a wonderful time! Loved sitting outside listening to the live music!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Phenomenal food, drink, service, venue, and view, in line with what we’ve come to love about everything High West. Know that the buffet wraps around 3pm and that you’ll need to take a shuttle to and from the ranch gate to the distillery, so arrive a little early.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was good but lacking a little compared to what they were putting out when they first started Sunday brunch

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

They keep raising the bar at the Refractory. Always a great setting and great distillery tours, but the new food offerings are really great. the brunch menu and presentations are fantastic.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We love High West and going out to Wanship. We plan on bringing out of town guests by this summer. Favorite spot. Food is always excellent, service is always top notch and friendly.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We loved the beautiful setting as we sat outdoors in perfect temperature and listened to the band play. Our servers were very good, friendly and prompt.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Work Springville Utah ever so often and always spend new get before Orr after in park city. Will include HW in our next visit

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We liked the food, atmosphere, hosts and everything else.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We live across the highway......and had never been there. It was so awesome. Food, ambiance,
scenery etc. Highly recommend the Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Incredible. Everything. The food (brunch). The service. The experience. The view. Everything was super fantastic. And if you like whiskey, its even better!!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

One of the top five places I’ve ever had brunch. Truly an awesome place. The setting for this place cannot be beat. Food was great. The scenery was fantastic. We will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome food, great food, the Rye sampler was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Sunday brunch was delicious with lots of options for everyone in our group. The staff was friendly and professional - a fun dining experience.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Brunch well presented

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Beautiful location and views. Food was great. Service was great. Looking forward to next trip. Great destination spot.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

GREAT !! We loved the drive out, a treat overall

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very pleasant experience. Only negative is the inability to reach anyone by phone. If Open Table not working (which it was not for this restaurant for some days) it is almost impossible to get info - messages left do not get a return call and no one ever answers - ir is messages only.

Great place. How about just a little personal customer service via phone?

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed the Easter Brunch Buffet here it was wonderful. The reason for the 4 stars and not 5 was that they do not have tables for 4 in the main area. They sat us by ourselves in a big lonely room and then took pity on us and moved us to the main room where we sat at a tiny table where we squeezed in. Which we didn't really mind but again 5 stars to me means perfection. The second reason for the 4 stars is the lack of desserts, as in zero desserts. The food was excellent with several items to choose from, they had live music, beautiful views. But after having given up dessert for Lent (40 days) I was looking forward to breaking the fast at Easter brunch with a dessert buffet and to my surprise there was nada!

Would recommend though, we spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon there and we will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding as usual. Great atmosphere, food, service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Made our way out here from SLC using Uber. Its a pretty long ride, but the distllery tour, scenery and food were all worth it. We were there on a Sunday afternoon for brunch buffet. It was pricier than we were expecting at $35 each, but the food and service were both excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This place is a hidden gem on a large ranch. It is beautiful and massive glass windows with a beautiful view while you are eating. Gift shop had a lot of great finds.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful buffet brunch in a beautiful setting. Cowboy coffee outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

West Refectory is worth the effort it takes to get up to it! The view is beautiful, food and drinks are great! I highly recommend the old fashion, its made with their whiskey and is delicious.
If you get there when the rosemary bread is baked, you're a lucky person!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing experience. Great food and the distillery tour was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

loved the tour of the distillery, the tasting in the bar, and the brunch! the french toast was amazing as was all of the buffet items! the local cheese & salumi board with spiced chutney was d'lish!

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