MICHAEL’S ON THE HILL | Waterbury Center, Vt.
Before heading to the nightclubs in nearby Stowe, take a few minutes to grab a feast inside this circa-1820 farmhouse. Although you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, the wild king salmon and the pasture-raised Angus beef tenderloin must be tried to be believed. michaelsonthehill.com
MONTAGNA | Aspen, Colo.
Tucked inside the ritzy Little Nell hotel, Montagna serves delicious fare with ingredients grown on executive chef Ryan Hardy’s farm. His meal of choice: the giant T-bone with salsa verde and braised farm kale, although the pasta (made fresh daily) with braised wild boar is a close second. thelittlenell.com
350 MAIN | Park City, Utah
You don’t have to count calories to appreciate the fact that 350 Main’s dishes come prepared in portions resembling what you’re actually supposed to be eating at mealtime. Our favorite: the beef tenderloin served with wild mushroom sauté and potato-Gruyère croquettes. 350main.com
Christina’s Restaurant | Ketchum, Idaho
Popular for breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch, Cristina’s draws a wide assortment of locals, tourists, and Sun Valley jet-setters who can’t get enough of the always great roast chicken and smoked trout. Don’t see what you want on the menu? Order it anyway. That’s what the locals do. 208-726-4499