The Nelson Cottage by High West

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91 reviews
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The Nelson Cottage is a unique restaurant offering a prix fixe dinner served family style. Separate from the High West Saloon, and just two doors up, it is located in a beautifully renovated historic cottage.

We offer a prix fixe dinner with a menu of the chef’s choosing in a communal dining setting on Wednesday through Sunday evenings throughout the Winter season. Substitutions are politely declined as we offer a set menu only. As our tables seat about 8 guests, for larger groups please give us a call to make a reservation.

We will do our best with advance notice of food related allergies, however it may not be possible to accommodate every allergy.

Dinner: $85 per guest; $100 on select Holiday nights
Hand Selected Whiskey Pairings: $40-$65 per guest

A credit card is required to secure all reservations. We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours' notice will result in a charge of $85 per guest.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience with group of friends for dinner and drinks! Food was excellent. Great meeting the chef and the staff was friendly and attentive. It was rather noisy due to acoustics of the cottage (a lot of wood all around and floor). Overall a great experience and would do it again!

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DW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great whiskey pairings, unique atmosphere. We were visiting from Las Vegas and met interesting people from back east. They sat us with 6 other people

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j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Fun, different experience even for non whiskey drinkers.

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, great experience. Definitely have the whiskey pairing. Take the tour when finished,very cool.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the coolest dining experiences. The whiskey pairings were awesome!

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. Hard to describe but amazing food and paired with exceptional whisky!

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m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience. A little local history great food and fun whiskey tasting y a terrific staff. Family style dining was super fun to engage with other people. A must experience for park city

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RS
New England
51 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seven courses (literally) with the added whiskey pairings (High West is a boutique distillery). Everything was delicious, and the resident whiskey ambassador provided interesting information about the pairings.

The cuisine avoids ingredients that many diners would not like, so a bit middle of the road. Given that the menu is not published, it would be a shame to go and have dishes that were disliked - so a good approach all in all. Everything was meticulously prepared and delicious.

Mostly family style service, but plenty to go around. Fun to sit and dine with strangers who share love of food and riding the mountain.

Be prepared to spend a lot of money (a bit too much IMHO).

Reserve well in advance because they fill up quickly.

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t
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place - loved the food and was good value -it is served family style. It was a tad bit noisy - so would not recommend for an intimate evening

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LJ
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing experience. Love the history of the home and owners, the whiskey cocktails and descriptions mixed with the pairing of outstanding food was incredible. The chef's were approachable as well and very kind. Loved everything about this. They even accomodated a large group at the last minute! thanks for a wonderful last night in Park City!

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S
London
33 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly unique dining experience in a charming setting. Family-style prix fixe menu with each course outdoing the next. The chef personally explains his menu to the guests. The highlight of the evening is the whisky sommelier who pairs High West’s array of different offerings with meal courses. Learn everything you wanted to know about whisky and how to best appreciate it. It’s well worth taking the optional after dinner tour of the nearby High West distilling room.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and atmosphere were amazing. Great experience.

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H
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, enjoyed the family style atmosphere.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and staff. Food was great. Special dinner with whiskey pairings.

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ML
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Nelson Cottage was excellent. Will be back with other friends in future visits.

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RT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable experience. Terry our host was absolutely amazing. His tour of the distillery was out of this world. Couldn't have asked for a better evening.

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EG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time!! Our host, servers and cooks were great. We went as a couple & had wonderful time meeting new people. Really fun experience!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and great experience! Second time there and it did not disappoint!!

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our honeymoon/my birthday dinner so special and unforgettable. Every course and pairing was so thoughtfully prepared and explained. We loved the bonus distillery tour at the end of the meal with our table mates!

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining and venue. The whiskey pairing with the food is amazing. This is a great place to have a communal dinner. It was my wife and i’s anniversary and it was a great way to spend it over a table with great food. My wife is vegetarian and they had great options that served her as well. And you will love the hospitality of the staff and Terry. Phenomenal presentations of the whiskey.

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MM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

This has all the elements of a potentially great experience....but they need to slow it down....we had an 8:30 reservation which is the last seating of the evening and the entire experience was so rushed. We sat down and within a few minutes got our soup course followed so quickly by our salad course and before salads were even finished the rest of the meal was put down on the table. There was too much food too quickly and we didn't even end up trying it all because by the time we were ready for it, it was cold. The food was beautiful but the overall experience was flat and very expensive.

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ER
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for date night. Staff was wonderful and attentive. I enjoyed the food options and would definitely go back

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BC
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but worth it if you're looking for a unique Park City experience. Multiple parties are seated at each table, and the food is served family style, but both the food and the whiskey are excellent. Nelson Cottage is one of our go-to dinners when we have friends in town that are new to Park City!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This private dining experience is a delight. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The food and whiskeys are delicious. It is expensive, but probably worth it if you appreciate a smaller, more intimate setting with a whiskey tasting.

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Nelson's Cottage was absolutely one of the best meals we have ever had. We were still talking about it days later. The tasting menu included several courses of delicious and unique offerings, with the option to pair a whisky with some of the courses. Everything was cooked to perfection. The ambiance of the space was warm and inviting. We had to arrive late because of a long drive from Alta and they were so gracious and kind to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, a bit pricier than anticipated. Cost will be a factor in how many times we will return.

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KB
E. Tennessee
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Practically Perfect In Every Way

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LW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nelson Cottage is a very cozy community environment with great food & great whiskey. Certainly on the upper echelon in price range. Great experience for a special occasion

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful experience! One seating, prix fixe menu, family-style dining. The food was perfect, and the staff was friendly. Made for a wonderful night.

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ML
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The cottage was a nice setting in a restored old house. The food and whiskey pairing was a very interesting dining experience and both were delicious and went well together. We were seated with 2 other very friendly couples and hit it off quickly and had a great time.

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k
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Kevin is the BEST!!!!!!!! Whiskey was second best !!!!!!
The best place in town!!!!!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner at the Cottage. The food was amazing and the whiskey pairing a must.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time at Nelson Cottage and we will definitely come back. Great special occasion meal with a group of friends. Fun and unique evening of very good food, paired with several whiskies of the High West Distillery. Food, which is a set menu, is served family style. Terry, the host, is entertaining and extremely knowledgeable about the whiskies. We had a special St Patrick’s meal with corned wagyu beef (really good) and a chocolate dessert that was outrageously good. If you like bourbon/rye and good food in a relaxed setting, you will love this.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Too expensive for a shared table

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a unique experience set in a historical building, and I’d highly recommend it. The whiskey tasting, delicious food and high level of service made for a perfect evening. Make sure to leave room for dessert.

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J
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, intimate with amazing food, service and ambiance. Not to be missed!

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ML
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the pairing of whiskey was super unique. The chef and host were super knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was expensive but delicious.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of four, and we opted for the winter tasting menu with the whiskey pairing. Fantastic food and the whiskey was delicious, as expected. Pretty expensive, but good for the rare special occasion.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on a ski trip and were aware of High West Distillery. We thought we would try the restaurant our first night on a Friday and happened across the Nelson Cottage. My wife is vegetarian and my daughter is a preteen so the menu matters.

The Nelson has a prefix menu but accommodated us spectacularly. The pairing with the whiskeys is unexpected and a must if you visit. Obviously my daughter did not try that. Nor was it so much alcohol that you get smashed.

The atmosphere was great as it was communal and Nelson’s made us all comfortable to visit and share experiences. The historic building and feeling of a Mountain Cabin made you hungry.

The staff and Chefs were so attentive and the food was truly the star of the show.

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t
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my “don’t miss” pick in Park City. It’s an experience like no other. This quaint cottage seats ~30 and serves family style seasonal dishes. You’ll need a reservation for one of their two nightly seatings. Come early for a pre-dinner cocktail outside with heat lamps and cushioned seating to enjoy the view of downtown Park City and views of the mountains. Every meal is different but impeccable prepared, explained and served. We had fish stew and New Zealand rack of lamb.

Two tips:
1. Don’t miss the whiskey pairing.
2. Come with friends or prepare to be friendly with others at your table.

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