Whitebark
Whitebark

Whitebark

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.westinmammoth.com/Whitebark
  • Phone: 7609340460x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7am-11am
    Poolside Lunch: 11am-6pm, beginnning June 28, 2014 through Labor Day
    Unwind (Happy Hour): 4pm-6pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Bessette
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Planning a party or special event? Please contact Whitebark for information on planning weddings, parties, retreats and all other catering needs.
  • Entertainment: The Westin's signature 'Unwind' ritual, where guests meet for a refreshing experience to journey from day to night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canyon Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking for all Whitebark guests.
A word from Whitebark
Located just off the lobby, our in-house restaurant, Whitebark features innovative dining options. A contemporary ambiance and great views of Mammoth’s soothing surroundings set the atmosphere for any occasion. A welcoming fire burns warmly in the center of the open, airy space inspired by our country’s national parks. Enjoy a full meal from the innovative menu, or simply stop by for evening drinks at the lounge.
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Whitebark reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)neighborhood gem (1)fit for foodies (1)notable wine list (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Not excited
    princessp66
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food was good. I would not go there again. The menu was limited. The bisson short ribs still had the sheath that you usually remove before cooking, the risotto was, in my opinion, undercooked. The mac and cheese was good but for white cheddar and truffle oil I would rather be writing outstanding. Just lacked the expectation for a Westin Hotel.
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    good for groups
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  • Great food
    MM25VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was good. We got some sample of sushi from the chef, that was great and delicious . We order salmon , was delicious. All the restaurant staffers where very friendly. I will recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whitebark Restaurant
    VivSVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I tried this restaurant. The presentation of the food was really great. The food taste was nice. I was not extra impressed by what I had. I think the cost for food was too high for what I got.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome ambiance, horrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Unfortunately, this was my "nice birthday dinner" and first time in Mammoth Lakes. I loved the ambiance, and the wait staff was incredible, but the food was really poor. We had what seemed like microwaved Brussels Sprouts and my steak was watery and undercooked...I couldn't even eat it
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Like others, I suppose, who enjoy the restaurants of Bay Area, it is a challenge to go to recreation sites in California and not feel at dinner time that you're back in the Midwest. The menu here sounded great, but the execution was very disappointing. The greens on the grilled peach salad were wilted and under-dressed, and the salad was cold and tasted like it had been prepared several hours earlier and then stored under plastic wrap in the refrigerator. The seared Ahi was barely warm, as if it had been finished ten minutes before plating. Desserts are probably better at Denny's.
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  • Impressed
    CaroolVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We came to celebrate our anniversary. My husband made a request for a special dark chocolate dessert. Not only did they make something special, they did not charge us for it. We were happy with our food and service. Highly recommend
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Meh
    ledzecVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Really nothing to write home about. My seared tuna was inedible due to over seasoning. Everything else was only ok, especially for the price.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Too expensive for what you get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Typical for fancy mountain cuisine: too expensive for what you get. My husband ordered the salmon and it was bland and over cooked. I ordered vegetarian and it was underwhelming.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 65 reviews are from the Whitebark reviews archive.
  • Beautiful atmosphere
    out4fun
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Excellent service. Interesting menu items. The waitress recommend a dish off menu and it was wonderful, beet salad with grilled salmon on top. Incredible wine list with incredibly high prices, when I asked the waitress about a particular wine, she offered a taste which really made me feel comfortable about my purchase (I decided on a different wine, the Migration Pinot Noir was outstanding!). My husband had the lobster mac and cheese and although it was good, felt the Yard House does it better. Beautiful and interesting décor, great views.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad place for dinner
    TwrcVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great place for lunch but would never go back for dinner there. If you want excellent food and dining experience go to Petra's nearby.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food - Poor Accoustics
    VeggiespleaseVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was very good and, although the menu is very light on vegetarian options, the veggie lasagna was excellent - creative and not the typical cheese and Béchamel laden, but a lively collection of roasted vegetables with thin strips of pasta. My companion loved her pork dish. The service was very good. But - we were first seated in a room behind the bar with appalling acoustics. It was intolerably loud (due to large party); however, we were seated near the bar quickly. We are often in Mammoth - and will be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mammoth dining
    Pditty
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Rating the food very good considering the location, in Mammoth, not known for great food. Great interior, unfortunately full of hard surfaces which made the experience super loud and noisy. Worth the visit though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whitebark dinner approx 5X/year.
    GallopingGourmet
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Whitebark dinner approx 5X/year. Poor service & awful food may prevent us from ever going back. Took long time 4 highchair to be brought to table after requested. Asked to order sushi appetizers since we couldn't sit at sushi bar w/baby. Told I could only order few rolls that were listed on the menu. Rolls arrived w/out avocado. Asked for it &got a smear on plate. 2 times! Waitress argumentative over order. Dirty appetizer dishes left on table whole meal. Food under cooked, cold or OVER salted. Undrinkable cocktail w/so much salt fallen in glass. Asked for 2 checks got 1 plus an automatic 20% gratuity which didn't apply to size of each party.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not a good value.
    C00kerVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Pro: Very nice decor! The most modern ambience in Mammoth Lakes. Con: Overall food not that great for value. The worst part we had was Butternut Sauash and came in bland, watery sauce. The server checked on it and she said it's just a broth, but still no flavor. She took care and got it fixed and came out much better with sauce consistency and flavor. It seem to me that many of its food are either pre made or at a cheapest quality. Overall very disappointing. Service were friendly, polite, and professional, but nothing wow us.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • Awesome Food in Awesome Ski Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Honestly, I would eat here every night I'm in Mammoth. The try-tip is awesome. The make your own salad at Lunch is the best. The vibe in the restaurant is chill, but nothing notable. And the service is solid, but not over the top.
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    Great for Lunch
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  • Great Food-Service So So
    HalfpintVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We sat in the bar since it was the only area to serve both sushi and the regular menu. We had four of us. Two kids and two adults. My daughter mentioned why the other table that sat after us was served first when we sat down first? I tried to explain we were behind a pool and maybe the waitress couldn't see us. But the service continued the whole night. Food was great but the service was not up to any standards of service
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was great and
    smilesalot24
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant was great and it is kid friendly with great service and food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food so so, not worth the cost
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Ordered the Lobster Bisque, waitress warned that plate was hot...only problem, the soup wasn't. Made me feel like they didn't microwave it long enough. Overall, between the sushi and the wild game on the menu, this restaurant tries to do too may things, and it doesn't seem to do any of them really well. And for the cost of a meal there, the food should be better. This is the 2nd time I've been to this restaurant, 1st time was several years ago, and unfortunately, it was just as I remebered. We didn't mention the cold soup, but the waitress was very nice, and provided good service.
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  • An average dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This is my second time coming to this restaurant. Unfortunately my second dining experience was not as good as my first. The lobster bisque was a watered down consistency and lacking a lot of flavor. The brussel sprouts tasted like they were steamed when we were expecting roasted, flavorful brussel sprouts. What we got instead were very bland tasting and very uninspired. Our main courses were good but not exceptional. We did have great service but our food wasn't memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years Eve
    TeatimeVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    When I made the reservations, I was unaware that there was a prixe fix only dinner for $125. It turned out to be a lovely over the top menu but I would have liked to have known in advance. All courses were excellent. The service was really good considering how busy it was due to the holiday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Xmas Dinner
    carldonna2kids
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The service was very efficient and friendly. The lady who served us was very helpful and nice which was important given the holiday season and how busy the restaurant was. We deliberately arrived early and spent some time at the bar and this was a great idea as it set us up nice for our meal. Again the service was great. A real nice atmosphere with a good selection of beers, wines and spirits. The view of the village was nice with the lights it once again set the scene. There were lots of others having a great time which cemented the lot. The food was exceptional, although I was a little sad there was no turkey on the menu. I would definitely recommend whitebark as a premier dining location in Mammoth and a must add to any dining todo list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We Were Looking Forward To Special Christmas Eve Dinner. The Food Was Marginal For The Price. We Wouldnt Go Back.
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  • ripskadi
    ncracer
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The food was decent but abit overpriced. The lobster salad was soso and the dessert was a disapponiting ending. Did enjoy the bison.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
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  • fancy fare with a touch of flare
    baristaofmanytalents
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    The food was delish! The chefs take care with presentation and flavor, with a lot of menu variety. The service was a bit casual, yet friendly and accommodating. but hey, its Mammoth, and I'm a local! all in all loved it and would return
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Fair at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Very disappointed by this place - did not lived to my expectations. The hotel is in the Westin property and it does feel like a hotel restaurant from the ambiance and service to the food. Menu selection is all over the place between sushi and Asian influenced small plates to big steaks and classic seafood. Sushi poorly executed and came undone as they were dipped in soy sauce. Main courses were barely warm and tasted bland. Would definitely not return nor recommend.
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  • Way too salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Great service, great ambiance. Dessert (chocolate mousse and berries) was wonderful. Unfortunately, everything was too salty (salmon, potatoes, and my husband's filet mignon, asparagus, and polenta), but my veggies (zucchini and summer squash) were so salty they were inedible. I expect more for the price.
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  • From out of town, great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Pros: ordered Filet Mignon, finest meat ever. Service super casual. Valet service. Reservations a must. Con: none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    I searched here on OpenTable for someplace new to try for our annual Memorial Day trek to Mammoth. Whitebark sounded good so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. First, the food was delicious. I had the Scallops and she had the pork loin. Neither of us wanted to share, it was so good. We also had an bottle excellent of Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. We finished with berry chocolate mousse - yum. The service was casual but attentive. We had a nice window table, but the view of the Village is nothing special. All-in-all we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Whitebark.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • We were looking for a place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We were looking for a place that would allow parents to flirt over a glass of wine, but not feel eyes boring holes into us for bringing the kids. This restaurant was the best of both worlds. It had a romantic setting, with just enough energy to make it acceptable for children. In fact, our server was notably gracious to our daughter, and the food was, for the most part, very good. The sushi was expensive for the quality (as in, the rice to fish ratio in a hand roll was high, not that the fish was bad), and our steak was cooked perfectly, but the side dish - roasted kale and mushrooms - were so salty my tongue was tingling after one bite. Despite these imperfections, I would definitely return to this restaurant when in Mammoth again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Sushi lovers can enjoy a terrific selection while others can choose from a complete and well-planned menu. All meals I've seen have been beautifully presented. Portions are of good size for the money and fresh baked cookies with house made ice cream are terrific for desert. The sorbet sampler looked amazing as it passed our table - will be sure to try that next time. Service is thoughtful and attentive without being overwhelming. Dining room includes seating at sushi bar, banquettes, great lounge seating area, and a cozy dining room that is flexible enough for larger parties. Book a table as it has an intimate feel, although I had no problems getting a table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Outstanding service but food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Outstanding service but food was mediocre at best. Salad was basic, nothing special. Scallops were so so, but the presentation was like a cheap Chinese restaurant. I have no idea what the Red sauce was, but it looked terrible. Very overpriced for what they serve. Chicken was fair, yet presentation was poor. The desert was ice cream with 4 large chocolate chip cookies that were stale or overcooked. Good thing they served with ice cream. Overall I would consider this restaurant Fair at best. Mammoth is great for skiing, but the food options are limited and overpriced.
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  • One of the best dining options
    swim2kkVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    One of the best dining options in Mammoth Lakes and conveniently located inside the Westin Monache Resort. Service and food quality were both very good. This is a very expensive restaurant.
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  • Fun atmosphere with great
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    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Fun atmosphere with great cocktails. The sashimi was disappointing. I'm willing to give White Bark again but will order from the regular menu.
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  • Best restaurant we ate at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Best restaurant we ate at while in Mammoth. Both the venison and the duck were fantastic. The chef prepares the right pairing of main entrees with side dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is very nice, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food is very nice, but the service is slow. Not very attentive to customers.
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  • Cream of the Crop!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Whitebark is amazing! It was my first time dining here, and it was for a special occasion. We shared the hot pot, I had Salmon, and my boyfriend had the Rib eye. Even the veggies on the side of the meal were so rich and delicious I almost cried from how good it was! Both cuts were cooked to perfection, precisely as we ordered them. We sat by the fireplace and had a great view. It was romantic and wonderful in every way, we can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Thank you for the gluten free
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Thank you for the gluten free eggs benedict option! Delish with salmon & tofu. Well done!
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    fit for foodies, scenic view
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  • Whitebark is in the Lobby
    maymichaelVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Whitebark is in the Lobby of the Westin Hotel. The menu tries much too hard to be trendy when old fashioned comfort food would work better. The Staff are disinterested in service. They spend time talking among themselves. Hostess / Reception is often vacant and a sign says "wait to be seated". At Breakfast we tried to get early reservations for dinner but could not....so I went to open table from my booth and got the reservation online. Overall, it's been much better in the past.
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  • Good but expensive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Food good, nice wine list; but can't get sushi from sushi bar if sitting at dining table (very strict for some inexplicable reason). Also, ordered venison special and waitress failed to tell me this small entree was $65. When I complained she explained, "It's from New Zealand." Well. How about some locally hunted venison, we're in the Sierras.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad food for Big Money
    RFarberVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    We have eaten at Whitebark many times and while its menu is eclectic, the items are usually prepared well. But this meal was really terrible. The scallops were fishy and inedible, the shortribs were tough and dry, even the Kobi sliders which are usually excellent were left behind on the plate. And they were out of many of the items on the regular menu. The price was of course exorbitant and we felt truly gouged. The only good news was that our server was very attentive.
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