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About Erna's Elderberry House

"I have the simplest of tastes, I only want the best." These words, compliments of Oscar Wilde, can be found over the kitchen door at Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant on the grounds of Château du Sureau. They seem to sum up the exquisite experience of dining at Erna's Elderberry House and the adjacent Château, where the vast culinary talents of Chef de Cuisine Jonathon Perkins now reign supreme.

The restaurant, with its European country-estate atmosphere, is divided into three lovely dining areas, each adorned with antique French provincial furnishings, magnificent tapestries and original oil paintings. A stately terrace with a commanding view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains adds to the fabulous ambiance.

48688 Victoria Lane
Oakhurst, CA 93644
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
European, Vegetarian, Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Annual Winter Break - closed from Monday, January 2nd through Thursday, January 19th, 2017.

Regular Hours of Operation - April through December
Dinner: M-Su 5:30pm-8:30pm
Brunch: Su 11:00am-1:00pm

Winter Hours - January through April
Dinner: Tue-Su 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Brunch: Su 11:00am - 1:00pm

Please know the Restaurant will be closed each Monday in observance of the Winter months - from now through the end of March.

Cross Street:
Highway 41

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(559) 683-6800

Website:
http://www.chateausureau.com/

Catering:
Whether it be a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or corporate gathering. Let us offer you our delectable cuisine, attentive service and expertise. Whether it be 50 guests or 500 guests, we will ensure you gathering is one of a kind.

Parking Details:
From Fresno, take Highway 41 North towards Coarsegold/Oakhurst
We are 20 minutes from the South Entrance to Yosemite

4 Hours from San Francisco
4 Hours from Los Angeles

We are at a 3,000 foot elevation, snow is possible (but rare) in the winter months.

Executive Chef:
Erna Kubin-Clanin

Private Party Facilities:
The three dining rooms of Erna's Elderberry House, the Escoffier, the Point or the Paul Bocuse can all be rented exclusively for your group. The Escoffier easily seats up to 55 guests, the Point seats up to 35 guests and the Paul Bocuse will easily accommodate a group of ten.

Private Party Contact:
Carina Stephens: (559) 683-6800

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Annual Epicurean Dinner - Sunday, February 12th, 2017
* Seating from 5pm to 9pm - $135 per person
(spirits, wine, tax and gratuity are additional)

Valentine's Dinner - Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
* Seating from 5pm to 9pm - Dinner $125 per person
(spirits, wine, tax and gratuity are additional)

Easter Brunch - Sunday, April 17th, 2017
* seating from 10am to 3pm

Mother's Day Brunch - Sunday, May 14th, 2017
* seating from 10am to 3pm

Father's Day - Sunday, June 18th, 2017
* Sunday Brunch and Dinner will be served at our regular hours

Elderberry Harvest Dinner - Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

"An Evening in Vienna" - Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner - Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Christmas Day Dinner - Monday, December 25th, 2017

New Year's Eve Gala - Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Erna's Elderberry House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Scenic View (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was wonderful BUT do not waste your time on loud, overbearing bartender by arriving early. Service is so leisurely, order your cocktail at your table.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pre-dinner drinks at the bar were a highlight, no reason to stay after that. The food and dining room were beautiful but tasteless.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at their restaurant and stayed overnight at the Chateau. Their service at both were amazing. I had previously taken Erna’s culinary classes and stayed at the Chateau. Our stay was over the top with great service and amenities. The accommodations and their location were more beautiful than I remembered. Can’t wait until we book another trip to Oakhurst.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

WOW, that was a superb meal. The food quality and preparation were A+. The service was A+ as well. A GREAT dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Words cannot describe how wonderful our meal was. The service and food were all top notch. It doesn't get much better than this. A great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was very good Service excellent Wine pairing was OK but expensive for the small amount of the pour versus the value of the wine Looked at the menu on line but when we got to Erna's was told that the menu was not being offered. The menu changes daily which is fine but the web site needs to state that. Went because the web site stated they had wild mushroom risotto and a wonderful sounding chocolate dessert but when we got there we were told none of that was being served .

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The perfect brunch spot on the way back from the Yosemite. The sunday brunch was delicious and the service was impeccable. I would definitely go again when I visit Yosemite again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

High end-Awesome cuisine-Extensive wine selection-Great Atmosphere-perfect for special occasions-

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful deliightful xperience.. service by brandon and his assistant impeccable. .. food amazing .. awesome presentation ...view increddible.. .. wine choice supurb..beautiful romantic elegant ambiance inside and out...anmiv treat so special n wonderful ..enjoyed meeting owner Erma...fab adventure ...will definitely recommend and return ..loved everything... the perfect 55th anniversary evening 💏❤💕

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our dinner was outstanding. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the attention given to her on her birthday. The experience of evening has been a highlighted subject of our conversation for the past few days, so much so, she is looking forward to her next birthday. Thank you all for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding in every way. Food, service, ambiance. I like that they seated couples and groups in separate rooms (groups make more noise). The wine list is substantial with many expensive choices, so you need to know what you are doing to tackle most of it. Fortunately there are also some good, familiar wines to choose that are well-priced. The best meal deal is the $75 three course.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Absolutely fabulous meal and wine pairing! Will remember this one for many years and hope to make a trip back just to eat here again. Excellent service and wonderful ambience. Thanks to Erna and her team for a job well done!

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a lovely evening in Erna's Elderberry House, the service was nice, and the food quality well exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Oakhurst.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Our waiter was Nicholas. We were the only customers while we dined. Other diners came in as we were leaving. Everything was outstanding. I had a 5 course tasting menu with matching wine which they customized for me because I am diabetic. They brought extra wines for me to taste. Modern French menu using the freshest local ingredients. I was really impressed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had the 3-course price fix dinner and made the mistake of adding the wine pairing. The 3-course dinner is $75 per person (very small portions, but adequate if you don't have a large appetite) and the wine pairing is $78 per person (very small pours) and is the same price of the wine pairing for the 5-course price fix dinner.

I called the restaurant a few days after we were there and questioned why the prices were the same, but 2 glasses of wine less. I spoke with a very sweet woman that assured me she would speak to the Wine Director and get back to me, that was several days ago and I haven't heard back.

I probably should have said something at the time of being served such a small portion of wine for the appetizer, but thought it was a taste, and would then be followed by an adequate glass when the appetizer was served, but that was not the case.. Again this happened with the main course. The only adequate pour was the dessert wine. Hindsight we should have brought our own bottle ($45 corkage) and had two nice glass each or ordered a bottle off of their list.

I will say that the food was delicious and beautifully plated. The service was excellent and the ambiance is just beautiful inside and out. I was very excited to celebrate my birthday at this beautiful restaurant. I do feel, however, that the wine pairing needs to be reviewed by the person that sets the prices. I was very dissatisfied with the amount of wine poured for the price!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

One of the best experience's ever for a family gathering that was made enjoyable by wonderful service and fantastic food in a beautiful setting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This restaurant is part of a Relais & Chateaux property, and as such, we would have expected a combination of a spectacular setting, excellent service, and creative cuisine. We were happy with the setting and the service, but somewhat disappointed with the cuisine. The dishes were simple and well-presented but lacked the imagination that raises good cuisine to the next level. My starter was nothing more than sliced heirloom tomatoes with an uninspiring vinaigrette, and my entree three small pan-seared scallops with a few vegetables on the side (same vegetables were served with my husband's salmon entree). Kudos to the pastry chef, though, for a very tasty and creative apple, caramel and chocolate dessert. Overall, a pleasant setting but not a gourmet destination.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Never disappointed!! Amazing menu, wonderful food, outstanding service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This is an amazing place. The bar and restaurant were terrific. Shane the bartender was making some unbelievable drinks. We can't wait to go back here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Most excellent service we've had by far at any restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Everything here was perfect. It was quiet and romantic. Very comfortable seating. Every bite was delicious and the service was excellent. It was clear that this was a very nice restaurant as soon as we walked in. And the service, food and ambiance proved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Fantastic welcoming with the whole family
Thanks to all the team

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went to the Benefit for victims of the Detwiler fire. Every course was terrific. It was all beautifully styled, concentrated flavours, and unique selections. Fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Erna's is a very special place to dine. Beautiful, flavorful, creative food - service is excellent. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant - a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Dining in this restaurant is an absolute privilege and for a couple of hours, one feels as if they were in Europe. The restaurant staff is as professional as any fine dining establishment I've ever been to and they pay a great deal of attention to etiquette. The food is incredibly unique with different flavors and pairings that bring nothing but delight. This is a very special place, with a very special owner and staff. I look forward to a return visit someday.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

It's like being in an Austrian mountain town and dining in an elegant atmosphere!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We decided that our family trip to Yosemite Valley might be one of the last family trips we would have together In the near future-our older son graduated and is looking for a job. We decided to revisit Erna's after our prior visit close to 20 years prior. The chateau was homey, the service of Erica and Nicole was outstanding, and our boys were truly impressed with the food- no easy task. It made for a great conclusion of a memorable weekend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The most delightful experience with attention to detail! We celebrated our one year anniversary and the food and ambiance and wine were superb!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We had the 5-course dinner, with wine pairing. The food was excellent; we were however dissapointed with the wine pairing: we would have expected more local wines (we made the remark to the sommelier at the beginning of the meal, where he offered to make some substitutions; we accepted to keep with the original choices); the wines selected were fine but not perfect. Nonetheless, Erna's is in a class by itself; a nice find on our California trip through, among others, San Francisco and the Napa valley. The best evening we had of all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 16, 2017

What an amazing find! We had been in Yosemite for long weekend and were heading home and hoping for something fun to end our trip with. Checked open table and found this and booked it. When we arrived we were so happy to find this beautiful dining room, next to a beautiful European Chateau. The service was top notch and the food heaven! We hope to come back soon! Thank you for being such gracious hosts and hats off to the chef!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Very nice restaurant in a historic building. Service is good , food is great. Far beyond my expectations.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 9, 2017

This restaurant is very good, a bit pricey for the average family. I wouldn't recommend children under 14. If you are wanting a European feel this is exactly the place you want to dine. The staff was excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The Old World charm of Erna's Elderberry House is evident from the time you enter the grounds with chateau inspired construction. You are greeted warmly as you enter the front door. The five-star awards the restaurant is continually earning will continue as the table service is warm but professional and each course elicits an "ah" for presentation and "so delicious" responses as you taste to identify all of the tantalizing flavors. We enjoyed a wonderful 45th wedding anniversary dinner with a view of the gardens and patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Wow. Just an amazing experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Had a truly exquisite meal here. Superbly prepared dinner made of fresh local fare. Friendly knowledgable staff gave attentive service without being intrusive. Every course was excellent yet the halibut stood out as the most moist and flavorful I have ever eaten. The Elderberry would be a stand-out in any city, but it was certainly a lovely surprise in the outlands of Yosemite!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on June 25, 2017

It was great coming back to Erna's after we had our first wedding anniversary dinner here 25yrs ago. Love the ambience and the 5 meal course!👍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This restaurant was just fabulous, great food, lovely décor, attentive but not fussy staff. Just as I remembered it from a visit a couple of year ago which was a very pleasant surprise. We had a set menu with wine pairings, dessert outside in a lovely courtyard.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The setting is magical, and, as always, the courses and wine pairings were delightful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We had two spectacular dinners at Erna's while staying at the adjacent Chateau. Everything was perfect. The wine pairings and chef's creations made for memorable experiences.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We took our friends from Japan and they loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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