Within a pristine, flower-filled environment, native Indians and master chefs cook up a traditional masala-filled bill of savories, seasoned with imported spices from the subcontinent's north and south. Introduce teeth to the time-honored chicken tikka masala, a Sitara specialty of boneless tandoori chicken submerged in a creamy cashew-and-tomato gravy ($7.50). The restaurant's bevy of biryanis, including vegetable ($8.99) and lamb ($10.99) varieties, are cooked in basmati rice, sprinkled with spices, and accompanied by yogurt raita.
The local branch of a national establishment, Pita Pit Ogden charms patrons’ palates with a menu of 26 stuffed pita sandwiches built for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lead mandibles through morning exercises with the Meat the Day pita ($3.99), a protein-heavy blend of scrambled eggs, bacon, black-forest ham, cheddar cheese, and grilled veggies. Or wake up early to catch the Morning Glory pita’s colorful combination of eggs, avocado, tomato, green peppers, onions, and hash browns before it seals itself closed with the passing sun. Lunch and dinner lead eaters down divergent paths on the culinary map, veering taste buds toward classic Mediterranean tastes such as chicken souvaki and falafel-packed pitas ($6.49 each) or innovative combinations such as the three-meat dagwood ($6.49), loaded with turkey, black-forest ham, and juicy prime rib. A chopped spicy-black-bean patty offers a tasteful twist on a typical veggie burger ($6.49), and a pita packed with creamy feta provides a tasteful twist to a typical grilled cheese or a pants pocket filled with melted-blue-cheese crumbles.
Built in 1927, the historic Ben Lomond Suites’ 11th floor is the home of Restaurant 1107. The top floor of this hotel offers a stunning vantage point for drinking in the city of Ogden and the mountains beyond. Handmade raviolis join range-fed veal parmesan amid a comfortable and warm space with exposed brick columns. Supple leather chairs have backs high enough to keep the wings of the son of an angel and an NBA player from unfurling spontaneously. Restaurant 1107 presents a wide range of beer and wine to enjoy in those high-backed chairs, including Sierra Nevada pale ale and Silver Birch sauvignon blanc.
Rebuilt in 1924 after a devastating fire, Union Station houses three distinct history museums within its Spanish Colonial Revival–style walls. While strolling through Utah State Railroad Museum, guests can examine interactive displays and artifacts illustrating the construction of the transcontinental railroad. The John M. Browning Firearms Museum provides an inside look at Browning’s original pistol inventions, which include single-shot rifles and gas-powered machine guns. And in the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum, engine revvers cruise past a 1929 Packard and other vintage transportation devices, including a dinosaur-drawn carriage.