Nestled in Kimball Junction, Vessel Kitchen is a Utah gem you do not want to miss. From the moment you walk in the door, you will find a restaurant filled with beautiful artwork and photography from local artists, a stunning décor, and a level of refinement more reminiscent of fine dining than fast casual. When you’re there, it feels like you’re home.
We tried Vessel Kitchen for the first time early last summer and every dining experience thereafter has continuously left us blown away at their innovative and flavorful menu that changes with the seasons. Partners Nick Gradinger, Brian Reeder, and Roe’e Levy have successfully executed their vision for elevated dining at an affordable price. The three believe in a dining experience that leaves you feeling better on the way out the door than you did on the way in, and they place an emphasis on quality ingredients over anything else. They’re passionate about supporting vendors within the Utah community and source local ingredients whenever possible. It does not go unnoticed.
Between the incredible cheeses from Gold Creek Farms in Woodland, fresh baked bread from Red Bicycle Breadworks in Park City, and a handful of ingredients from other small batch, artisanal vendors throughout the state, everything just tastes fresher at Vessel. These quality ingredients are present in a diverse, seasonal menu that has dishes like Vessel’s take on a Poke Bowl, which includes yellowfin tuna crudo tossed in a house-made lemongrass ginger dressing, atop a bed of Mediterranean orzo, cucumber snap pea salad, and a Thai-inspired root vegetable slaw.
Looking for something a little more down-home? Tacos are on the menu, except these tacos are on toasted naan flatbreads and include made to order falafel, Chef Roe’e’s hummus, and house-made kimchi.
Olivia’s favorite dish is the Hash Hash Signature Bowl which consists of braised beef, sweet potato hash, Gold Creek Feta, house-made pickled onions, horseradish aioli, and parsley … with a French macaron from Dolce Bella (American Fork). Will, on the other hand, is a fan of the El Jefe Naan Flatbread Tacos … which have braised beef, smashed avocado, a flavorful tomatillo pico de gallo, spicy avocado salsa, and local micro cilantro with a cookie from Suss Cookies (Midway, UT) for dessert.
Vessel Kitchen is finally expanding and will be opening their first Salt Lake location in Midvale this winter. Located in the heart of Fort Union, we hope everyone in the valley will take the opportunity to give Vessel a try and see why we consider it one of our absolute favorite stops.
1784 Uinta Way Suite 1E, Park City