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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 2.21mi
  2. Distance: 6.58mi
  3. Distance: 6.60mi
  4. Distance: 8.70mi

About High West Refectory

With complimentary distillery tours and educational whiskey tastings, The Refectory at High West Distillery is a communal forum for whiskey enthusiasts.

27649 Old Lincoln Highway
Building #7
Wanship, UT 84017
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
General Store: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kitchen/Tasting Room: Wednesday - Sunday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Buffet Brunch: Sunday 10:45am - 2:30 pm

Cross Street:
Old Lincoln Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(435) 649-8300

Website:
http://www.highwest.com/

Executive Chef:
James Dumas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

High West Refectory Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
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Sunday Lunch (9)
Live Music (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Casual (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love this place! Great food, great vibe, great drinks! Do the tour!

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Came here for Sunday brunch and I thought the selection of food was mediocre at best. There are two small stations. The two soups offered weren't hot and nothing spectacular. There were muffins for dessert. Very overpriced for what was offered. The service was good and the mountain ambience is very peaceful. The most notable things may have been the golden eagle on the van ride up and the scenery. Would certainly not return for dining.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I took my parent to the Sunday brunch for my mom's birthday. It was a wonderful experience and something that you don't do on an everyday basis. You feel pampered and upper class even if only for brunch! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic. It is a little pricey, but well worth it for the experience. We will be taking the tour of the distillery next time we come up! The only bad part of this experience was the fact that you can't leave a tip on your bill and can only leave cash. There is NO mention of this anywhere that I could find and in a mostly cash-less society, we found ourselves struggling to collect enough cash between us to equal a decent tip. That needs to change. You need to allow a tip on our bill.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Healthy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch setup. Just solid menu with great drinks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great Brunch! The Toir of the distillery is great and the music during brunch was perfect! Great time!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband and I really enjoy brunch at High West, the food is always on point and never disappoints. The servers are very attentive and knowledgeable plus the views and ambiance are a can’t miss.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Live Music
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were seated early, and our server, Greg was very unattentive and slow, and we were always asking for things we needed. We were asked to take a tour, and said yes, however, when I received my $144 bill, there was no itemized for our brunch or the tour, and I asked for it and never received, and I was a bit perturbed about that. The food was outstanding.

Tags: Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love taking people here. It is a unique and fun experience. Love all the staff, attitude and ambiance is so fun.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was amazing!!!! We've done a tour and tasting before so we love the place, ambience, history and the view is to die for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We took our daughter and her boyfriend for Christmas Eve brunch. Table was ready upon our arrival and food and servers were wonderful! I would highly recommend!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We drove 40 miles to this place only to find out that they had closed for the weekend. Made my reservation over a month in advance. Why they were taking reservations when they were closed I don't know. Or if that was decided later, why didn't someone notify me. Inexcusable.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was very disappointed when I arrived at High West to find that they were closed! I made the reservation a month in advance for my birthday. They are currently closed still so I am unable to call them.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wow, what a pleasant surprise. Took a group of friends, mostly whisky fans, up to Wanship for a Sunday brunch, distillery tour and tasting afterwards. The whole experience was awesome! The brunch food and service were fantastic (interesting, well rounded and delicious menu on buffet) , the tour was very fun, relaxed and informative , and the tasting afterwards was amazing.
Will be back for many more occasions or just to have a nice brunch and drive. Loved every minute.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My girlfriend treated me to a wonderful birthday brunch at High West. We had a great time. Excellent food, friendly service and a comfortable atmosphere. You can't go wrong here...

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lovely setting, superb food, attentive service combine for an experience that exceeded expectations. This is a great Sunday brunch option!

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful spot for Sunday brunch. Food is fabulous, service is great, the view is fantastic!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was great except the noise level and handicap access. Music plus people talking plus dishes “clinking” made it difficult for conversation with my elderly parents. We were offered a different area but because of the distance from the food, we declined. The staff was great at getting us to a door where we could pull the car up to leave (without stairs). Maybe not the best place for elderly or disabled.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food and service was amazing!! I think everyone at our table ate two or more sausages. The eggs/omelettes were made to order and delicious! The high West lemonade will knock you on your butt! Definitely make a reservation because this place is packed, even on a random fall Sunday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

we were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food at this brunch. And, of course, the view was amazing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was a fantastic place to spend a few hours. The brunch, even at $35 per person, was one of the best I've ever had. I'm not a buffet fan but everything they served was top end and delicious. The only thing I could say, is I think the OJ should be fresh. It wasn't the greatest and given the price and location, it would be nice if it were fresh squeezed. I'll definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The restaurant (distillery) is a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. The Sunday brunch is amazing and all you can eat. While you are there, make sure you do the tour of the distillery. The whiskey making process is fascinating.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Compared to the cost of appx. $40/person brunch, menu was limited, some ingredients were missed - e.g., no whip cream for French toast, etc. In addition, each dish didn't have enough descriptions so that I mistakenly took horse radish for whip cream, which was totally embarrassing. Overall the ambience was great and the service was good, especially we liked no-tip policy for paying fair wage to the servers like places in Europe and Asia. Nonetheless, we won't go there again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 2017

High West has always been one of our favorite places to go and have Sunday brunch. The atmosphere, food and service are impeccable. The staff is always knowledgeable, and willing to accommodate your every need. We will continue to go back time and time again. Thank you once more, for the wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We loved the views and ambiance from the patio. It was both elegant and comfortable. The food was delicious and offered plenty of variety and tons of flavor. Our server was prompt and helpful without being overbearing. Our only complaint was that we couldn't leave a tip with our credit card and we didn't bring cash so make sure you bring some cash! Otherwise, it is a fantastic way to spend a Sunday morning out of the city!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had the Sunday Brunch, which was very good, so was the service. Sat on the patio, great views, would recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Brunch yesterday - July 30, 2017-The "Tri-Tip Beef" was awful....dry, tough and flavor-less.
If you are not going to do the beef brisket anymore, do another meat. Carved ham,
carved roast beef, carved roast turkey. Three out of 4 of my guest did not have eggs, because the line was too long. Perhaps eggs benedict (already assembled) or egg casseroles would help.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We took our adult children here on Sunday for the distillery tour, tasting and Sunday Brunch. It was a lovely experience that we all enjoyed. The tour is excellent and our ambassador (guide) was knowledgeable and articulate. You do have to climb up and down some stairs in the distillery so people with limited mobility will not be able to participate in the whole tour. The tour is free and is in one large open room so I would encourage these people to still take the tour and see what they can see.
We took the tour at 11:00 and had brunch reservations at 12:15. We were a little late for our reservation because the tastings took too long. I think more staff is needed in the tasting room to get people served quickly. You get a flight of High West whiskeys (4 small glasses) for $14. Two people can share a flight.
The brunch is $35 dollars and was excellent. Mimosas and Bloody Mary's are extra. We sat outside on the deck under the roof line. The view was lovely and there was a nice breeze and the noise level outside was low, which we like because my husband wears hearing aids. Inside the noise level was higher because of glass and concrete and a guitarist, who played softly.
The drive from Park City takes about 35 minutes and the views are nice and the highway(I-80) is excellent. I highly recommend this tour.
If you don't have time for this tour, there is a small tour at the Highwest Restaurant and Saloon in Park City and you can do tastings at the bar.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great location that's a pain to get to. Park City prices ($11 for a bloody mary, too spicy and I couldn't taste the vodka). Better food than expected when we found out that we were eating at a buffet. Poor service from waiters who don't know the difference between being friendly and nosy, and who were spread thin working too many tables. I had to remind my server three times to get me coffee! Really rubbed me the wrong way that whether you were being rung up for brunch or for a whiskey tasting, your server begs you for a cash tip. Please just let me write the tip on the receipt and save both me and your waiters from this uncomfortable situation!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We were in Park City for the weekend visiting from California. We have been to the High West Saloon before and love the food an ambiance there, so when we found out they had brunch we were very excited to try. We were seated very quickly (we had reservations), but it took our server quite some time to take our drink orders. I wish I remember his name, he was great and he did apologize because he hadn't noticed us when we first sat down. Other than that service was perfect. The food for the most part was absolutely delicious, the highlights being: Tri Tip, biscuits and gravy, omelette station, granola. I thought the variety of cheese and dessert options could have been better (not impressed with cinnamon roll at all). The tri tip and biscuits and gravy really made me feel ok paying $35, would have liked a few more options for the price though.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

You're going to have to do better if you're going to charge that price for brunch. The selection was small, and the food was just OK.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I had to order the same drink three times and it finally came after 45 minutes-at the same time as my bill.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

What a great location for brunch! Great food and drinks with spectacular views.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great brunch

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Eight of us (including 2 children) went for Sunday Bruch. The food was great, views are amazing and everyone was very comfortable! Thank you for a lovely Sunday brunch!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Live Music
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Had a reservation for a later time, they were able to get us in earlier. Drinks at the bar while we waited for our table were great! Food, service, everything was amazing. Only thing I would change is turning off the outside pre recorded music when you have a live band. It was horrible with both of them playing at the same time, especially when the live band was great and we would have rather listened to only them.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was outstanding, and the drinks were on point. Exactly what I expected from High West Distillery.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went for Fathers day brunch, everything was amazing. we would highly recommend

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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