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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
7:00 PM
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Erna's Elderberry House

4.8
398 reviews
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$31 to $50
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European
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  • Worth the Drive (17)
"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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
European, Vegetarian, Vegan
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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.
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Phone number
(559) 683-6800
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What 398 People Are Saying
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4.9
service
4.9
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4.4
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JLBrown (San Joaquin)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful evening! Delicious. Definitely for a special occasion. You cannot compare this to an ordinary restaurant so to rate this for “value” is not possible. It is a dining experience with no comparison.

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RM7899 
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

This is a beautiful place, and though it is a very formal atmosphere that I and my date were not accustomed to, the staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable. The food was decadent and wonderful, I would definitely recommend for special occasions!

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Blackjack (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

The most fabulous restaurant in our area. Nothing tops this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Just. Incredible. Go. Just go.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

One of my top five favorite restaurants for over 25 years! Every aspect of the dining experience - food, ambiance, service, romance, and the willingness and ability to modify the menu to meet dietary restrictions have been consistently excellent on dozens of visits! Ms. Erna is a perfectionist and a delightful person.

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jvwlaw (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent evening. The food was excellent, as was the service and the atmosphere. The evening is allowed to move at your pace. We both had the 5 course meal and thoroughly enjoyed each course. It is not an inexpensive evening, but it was truly worth it.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 30, 2017

This place is AMAZING, we can hardly wait to go back. Chef Bronson does stunning work!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on November 29, 2017

Superlative ambience, personnel/service, and especially the food!

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SBSonja (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

Charming old style elegance. Dined here for Thanksgiving. Pre-fix menu.
From home made European style bread to melange of desserts, everything
was elegant, tasty, unhurried. Made for good conversation over slow food.
Highly recommended for those special occasions.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
European, Vegetarian, Vegan
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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.
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Cross street
Highway 41
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(559) 683-6800
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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.
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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.
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Executive chef
Bronson Macomber
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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.
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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
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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