We had lunch at the Blind Dog Sushi and fell in love. It didn't take Patrick long to pick the grill for his birthday dinner. We made reservations, and we counted down the hours to our dinner here. It did NOT disappoint!
Blind Dog Grill is located in Prospector Square, a few blocks away from Main Street Park City. The grill is named Blind Dog in honor of the owner's black lab, who was hit by a car and survived but was left blind. The blind-dog theme runs throughout the restaurant. I love the white plates with the blind-dog logo across them. We did note that it is curiously similar to the black-dog theme in Martha's Vineyard. BDG has even opened a small gift corner with logo wear.
The restaurant is elegant, but in a casual, less fussy way. The staff is young, and you can tell they all share a love of working here. They light up when they talk about the menu and that night's specials. Our waitress from lunch remembered us and came over to our table to welcome us back. The feel is friendly and inviting.
This is one menu we all had a very hard time ordering from--not that it was difficult, just that it had so many great things that it was really hard to narrow our picks down. Finally, we all had ordered and realized none of us had ordered the crab cake, which got rave reviews from another guide at IgoUgo. So we ordered a separate crab cake for our table to share.
As at lunch, not one bite disappointed. I started with the lobster bisque. Who knew you could find the perfect lobster bisque in the middle of Utah in the winter? Patrick had the fresh mussels over French onion soup, and I tried it and loved it. Patrick refused to share more than one spoonful, no matter how hard we begged. We all dug in to our crab cake, and you would have to go to Maryland to find a better crab cake.
We all got steaks, except for Chris, who got Penny's signature "Dreamloaf". The Dreamloaf is a famous dish here at Blind Dog, and with the first bite, we understood why. This was the perfect meatloaf and raised the mom's meatloaf recipe to a gourmet pedestal. We all took large forkfuls and all wished we had ordered the same. (If you can't make it to Utah, look on the web page--The Blind Dog is actually generous enough to share this recipe!) The steaks were outstanding, but the meatloaf won.
Blind Dog is one of those nights that I will take away in memory from Park City. It was a night of perfect dining. We shared great food and good conversation, had fantastic service, and I love the look and feel of the space. Please, take my advice when you plan your trip to Park City, and make sure you spend one night at Blind Dog.