Located on the pool level at the Lodge at Snowbird, the Lodge Bistro & Lounge offers innovative contemporary fare with a French influence. The Lodge Bistro is sort of a “what you make it” dining spot. It’s a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two, with tabletop candles and fresh flowers on the patio or inside. But, it’s also a versatile place where college chums or a girls-night-out posse might meet. Chef R.J. Peterson has been running the Lodge Bistro for five years now, and he really seems to have things dialed in. A good example of Peterson’s more-is-less philosophy of cooking is his stellar cedar-plank salmon, which he’s bold enough to cook medium-rare—beautifully crisp on the outside and moist and juicy inside—and, blessedly, not smothered in a heavy sauce but adorned simply with crisp haricots vertes and a side of bacon-spiked potato “hash.” But equally appealing is his Kobe beef rib-eye steak, cooked to perfection and served with decadent Sarladaise potatoes.