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Cellar Door

3.7
45 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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California Seasonal Fresh Cuisine with locally grown fresh produce when available. A collection of dishes that represent an extensive contemporary repertoire of food. Let us help plan your special events, or if something very special is needed, we can arrange that, too. It’s the perfect venue for weddings, receptions, family reunions, company parties, etc. Many special events are offered each year, including Winter Magic dinner shows, the Yosemite Courtyard Cabaret concert series, murder mystery dinners, holiday celebrations, progressive dinners about town, Winemaker Dinners, wine, port, scotch and bourbon tastings, and the fabulous New Year's Eve party. Ask about the romantic parlor dining area for two or four. Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. Full Bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Daily: May - September: 7:30 am - 10:00 am, October - April: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Dinner: Daily: May - September: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, October - November: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays: December - April
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Phone number
(209) 962-4000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Local area catering for Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate events in the Groveland area.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Back Street
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Parking details
Off-Street Parking in the Groveland Hotel’s private parking lot, located behind the hotel and the Cellar Door Restaurant. Free parking.
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Public transit
YARTS stop is a block away at Mary Laveroni Park.
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Entertainment
The Yosemite Courtyard Cabaret presents 5 shows between Memorial Day and mid-September. Live shows include jazz, cover shows (Elvis, Johnny Cash, Beatles, etc) and include dinner package options. Our new Winter Magic dinner theater series features world-class magicians from Hollywood, Reno and San Francisco in an intimate setting. The Mark Twain event includes an authentic menu from the 1840s and tall tales of Samuel Clemens, as portrayed by Pat Kaunert. Winemaker dinners represent the essence of our Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence Wine List. New Year’s Eve offers dinner and dancing to live music.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Pleasant place with a very nice menu. Our food was well prepared and nicely presented. Prompt, friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2016

Great place, excellent food, make sure you make reservations because they're only open certain nights. They have dogs and cats (one cat was VERY friendly in particular), so if you're allergic you may want to take a Claritin-D before going. Very friendly staff, with a small community feel. I'll definitely make future reservations. 😊

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butterfly1 (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

My husband keeps raving about the fresh shrimp cocktail. The meat on my enormous lamb shank was so tender that it fell off the bone. I had no difficulty in devouring all of it! My son was so happy that he had some left over shrimp linguini to take home. The vanilla sundae was
perfect for two to share. We ordered the fruit compote to go over it. YUMMY!

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ravenousvish (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

We dined here for Thanksgiving dinner. There aren't a lot of places open in Yosemite and this seemed like one of the better options. The woman helping me book the reservation was very accommodating. They have weird policies about cancellations, however, and will charge you for a cancellation. I had some issues with the website rescheduling the time when we wanted to eat because of these policies.
The food was tasty; however, the service was SLOW. Our table was nowhere near ready when we requested the reservation and we were waiting around for almost 45 minutes! They do not have the best area for waiting and we were kind of hanging out in the gift shop area. When they finally seated us, time to get our food was also extremely slow and they started running out of food on the menu (only one or two options were available out of 3 by the time we got past the salad course). People with reservations even later than us might have only had one option. Considering dietary restrictions and allergies along with meal preferences and wanting to have options when you're shelling out for an expensive meal you'd think they would have enough ingredients to be able to provide you the options listed on the menu! The food we did get was tasty, but long wait times and running out of food made this experience not as good as it could have been.

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vipSteve (Denver)
3.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

This was a wonderful place to dine years ago. Of four dinners, two were OK,but two were inedible.
They allowed cats to wander through the dining room during dinner. One of our guests was allergic to cats and had a problem.

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OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2015

The food was good but not what was on the online menu. They were out of some things that were vegetarian and that did not make us happy since the one thing we did when making the reservation was state that we had 2 vegetarians and 2 non vegi eaters.
Quite and a lovely atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

We celebrated my celiac Mom's birthday on the patio (with my dog!) The setting was gently lit and very relaxing. The service was sadly slow (thought nice and friendly) and the food was only good (not great). The wine list was extensive and seemed to cover all needs/wants.

The restaurant is part of the hotel and both are pet friendly. We are already thinking of staying there this winter. We will be back.

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Katie (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on August 5, 2015

Will never go back. Food was terrible and service was terrible. Extensive wine list but wines not kept well, warm. All bad

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JackiO (Sonora)
3.0  Dined on June 9, 2015

Once seated was given water and bread. Server took order for drinks and dinner. Waited 45 min.s before getting drinks. Meal came shortly after. Dinner included free bottle of house wine for placing reservation online. Out of house wine but was upgraded to a delicious wine selection. Food was very tasty. Restaurant was understaffed, busy and stretched to the max. Felt bad for the staff. Would return again because food was very good. Just don't be in a hurry...This seems to be a norm.

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Steeve (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on April 19, 2015

Restaurant has a very nice wine list at awesome prices. Food was good with reasonably sized plates. We will stop there at our next trip to Yosemite

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vipLQChris (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on March 15, 2015

We ate here for dinner tonight. It was not bad. I don't agree with the previous reviews which give the place stellar ratings. It was by no means horrible. But it was not anything exceptional either!

I had the Grover Salad and Pork Chop. The salad was perfectly fine and chilled. The pork chop was dry and flavorless. The garlic mashed potatoes were good though.

My husband had the same salad, and the beef tenderloin. His was a little better than mine.

So if you want to try this place, I'd go with the tenderloin, and skip the pork chop!

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Grutrude (San Joaquin)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

Very good Thanksgiving Dinner - only disappointment was cold soup!

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Loopy (London)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2014

We ate in Cellar Door out of season so it was very quiet but. Our server and the quality of the food were outstanding. Very friendly place and they really do take pride in serving good quality food which is very well presented on the plate. If we return to the area, we will definitely eat here again.

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nyprinca58 (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Great place to have a romantic dinner. It quiet, services is great and the people great attitude. I recommend the outdoor dinning the weather was great; especially when a full moon it made the mood even that much special.

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Randy (Denver)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

We were told not to expect good service at the Cellar Door, but had no problems at all. The service is euro-styled - a bit on the quick/perfunctory side, but very efficient. The food was delicious and the wine list quite impressive. We also loved dining outside.

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