The motto at this remote resort 34 miles north of Gardiner is “Welcome home,” and they mean it: You won’t find better service or a homier atmosphere for miles around. And the food is stellar, from rich starters like bison short rib ravioli and escargot-stuffed mushrooms to entrees such as rack of lamb, king salmon, ribeye steak, and a few vegetarian mains, too. Most dishes are prepared simply and classically, some feature produce and herbs from the resort’s garden, and knowledgeable servers can point you to the right bottle from the restaurant’s extensive list (the cocktail menu is well worth a look, too). The Sunday brunch also draws rave reviews. Make a night of it by staying over in one of the elegant rooms or cabins (starting at $61 with shared bathrooms), or at least slip into the resort’s hot springs before you go ($7.50/day).
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park› Restaurant
The Chico Dining Room
163 Chico Rd., Gardiner, MT 59030
Our Rating Neighborhood Near The Park Hours . Mon–Fri 7–10:30am, Sat 7–11am, Sun 8:30–11:30am; Sun–Thurs 5:30–9pm, Fri–Sat 5:30–10pm. Phone 406/333-4933 Prices . Main courses $12 breakfast, $20 Sun brunch, $30–$70 dinner. Cuisine Type Continental Web site The Chico Dining Room Other Located 30 miles north of Gardiner, Reservations recommended.
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