The Restaurant at White Buffalo Club offers a dining experience that lingers in the mind long after you leave their intimate downstairs dining room. After taking a seat at the three-sided bar or one of the custom-crafted Douglas fir tables or booths, you’re presented with a menu that features local meat butchered in-house — including a bison filet from 777 Ranch and a Bavette steak from Snake River Farms. Venison, halibut, and a seafood linguini round out the entrée menu. Standout sides include duck mac ‘n’ cheese, wild mushrooms cooked in shoyu, and leek cream mashed potatoes with bacon and mushroom gravy.
The cocktail menu is not to be ignored. In addition to a rotating selection of beer and 1,100 bottles of vintage wine, the restaurant’s specialty cocktail list includes the mysterious-sounding Prince of Darkness, a clever take on the classic margarita served in a black lava sea salt-rimmed glass. Happy hour begins nightly at 5 p.m. and often fills up within 20 minutes. For one of Jackson’s best deals, grab a $10 prime steak burger and pair it with a cold beer.
It can be easy to get consumed by the drink and dinner menu, but keep in mind, dessert is not a course you’ll want to skip. A house-made tiramisu and flourless chocolate torte served à la mode with a huckleberry coulis are local favorites, as is the cheesecake by Oscar Ortega, an accomplished local pastry chef and master chocolatier.
And while the drinks and food are some of Jackson’s finest, it’s the intimate, speakeasy-like ambience and friendly staff that sets the dining experience over the top. The subterranean space is cozy and discrete, nestled below the sophisticated White Buffalo Club hotel right off Jackson’s Town Square.
Diners looking for next-level privacy can reserve the boardroom, which is great for groups and private parties. Whether you dine in the restaurant’s old Chicago-style dining room, the cozy fireplace lounge, or the lavish boardroom, a night at The Restaurant at White Buffalo Club is the perfect finale to a day spent in the wilds of the Tetons.