One of the highlights of summer in the mountains is the bounty of boozy brunches — made even better by a sunny patio with spectacular views. Whether your midday brunch scene is post-hike or pre-nap, there’s a lazy brunch and sassy beverage to suit your needs.
Hearth and Hill
A warm and gracious gathering spot, Hearth and Hill anchors Kimball Junction’s burgeoning restaurant district with style. From the airy dining room to the eclectic-yet-approachable menu, they hit the sweet spot of being elegant enough to feel celebratory while also having a family-friendly, welcoming vibe. Bonus: H&H’s pup-friendly patio means that you can bring your furry friend along for the fun; several of their mocktails are even named after the staff’s canine companions. In a hurry? Grab sweet or savory hand-held bites to go from their bakery next door, Hill’s Kitchen.
If elevated Southern comfort food is what you’re craving, look no further than Tupelo. Order their deviled eggs and biscuits for a starter, then enjoy being spoiled by Tupelo’s signature attention to detail in everything from their always-gracious hospitality to their cocktails adorned with a stunning array of house-pickled veggies. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays all summer long.
Back 40 Ranch House Grill
After a morning of fly-fishing on the Provo River, Heber’s Back 40 Ranch House Grill is the place to be. The eatery welcomes guests with friendly service, made-from-scratch dishes and delicious brunch beverages. (We recommend the generous huevos rancheros paired with a jalapeño margarita.) At this casual, bustling spot, you’ll find beef from Circle Bar Ranch and cheese from Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. Plus, the back patio’s bucolic views of the Heber Valley are beyond beautiful.
The St. Regis at Deer Valley Bar and Terrace
A uniquely Deer Valley culinary adventure awaits each St. Regis guest. In the case of brunch, the wasabi-foam-garnished bloody mary is a justifiably legendary accompaniment, and the seasonally inspired dishes are reliably scrumptious. But, like any good adventure story, getting there is as much fun as the destination itself, which in this case means riding the funicular up the mountainside after you’ve valet parked at the base of the resort.
Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge
Brunch at Stein Eriksen Lodge has been a must-do for decades, in fact, the entire experience consistently ticks off every box in a list of brunch superlatives. Sunny patio with spectacular mountain views. Mimosas with fresh-squeezed citrus. A bounteous buffet featuring a seasonal selection of seafood, carving stations and custom egg dishes. And a whole room filled with almost-too-pretty-to-eat desserts from their award-winning pastry team. Cheers to all of that and more!