Jimmys Taverna

4.6
126 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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Yasas! Jimmy"s Taverna welcomes you. Join us for the freshest seafood, wood-grilled meats and the most innovative appetizers in Mammoth. Our chefs are classically trained, our service is superb, and our décor is gorgeous. Our world-class wine and spirit selections pair perfectly with our Mediterranean fare making every meal an event. Reservations are recommended. It's the closest you'll come to Greece while in California. Come on in, we've saved you a seat
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation

Dinner: W-Su 6:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 934-9432
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Lynnsie Edge: (760) 934-2515
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Cross street
Sierra
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passed by this restaurant many times meaning to come for dinner. Was worth the trip. Beautiful room, great food, friendly and professional service. One of the better places in Mammoth for a tasteful dining experience, casual yet still high end.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much better fare than the overpriced rseort food in the village. All you have to do is drive less than 2 milea for a really good meal!

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MC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 6 had a wonderful meal. I had the Chicken which was cooked to perfection and the quinoa was very flavorful. 3 of our group had the scallops which were very tasty, flavored to perfection. One person had the trout which was delicious. One of our group had the bruchetta and the Greek Salad which was also very nicely done. We also tried the sampler of dips with the pita bread and they were all very flavorful and tasty. Our waiter was very helpful and accommodating. One issue we had was the fact that it took so long for us to get our entree. We could see the wait staff running around like crazy and based on what I could see going on in the kitchen, it almost seemed as if you may have been unexpectedly short staffed. Either way, that should not happen. We noted people that were sitting at the bar that came after us were served prior. We will be back but perhaps you need to look at a few things so that the whole experience is a fantastic one. Our waiter, Stewart, was superb.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid food with friendly service. It sort of feels like you’re really in Greece (when you’re really in the High Sierra).

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BH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Mammoth to attend a wedding and some hiking / Jeeping. We enjoy going out to eat together and like to try different places. To be honest we were slightly disappointed with most places we ate at in Mammoth... Until we decided to try Jimmys!

We used Open Table because of the busy Labor Day weekend and it made getting a reservation very easy. Our experience was completely fantastic. I'm sorry but I have forgotten our servers name, but he went above and beyond excellent service and made or time truly enjoyable. The "Apollo" cocktails were great, the Heirloom Bruschetta was an excellent start, my wife's filet was done just as she desired, I enjoyed the scallops and then a wonderful Baklava for dessert. Also, would we have ever tried Peach Cognac? NO. But, our server brought to us each a small glass to try. It was wonderful and a very nice touch from the server. How would he have even known my wife loves peachy flavors?!

Thank you for the wonderful dinner.

I would highly recommend this place and we will be returning on our next Mammoth adventure!

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BB
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great kitchen, terrific menu and impeccable service. Should be on your must-do list in Mammoth Lakes. Memorable wine program as well!

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WK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The service was very good. I highly recommend.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this restaurant. We’ve been coming to Mammoth for 10 years and this was our first time. The food was excellent, huge wine selection and the staff went over and above. Service was excellent. We will be back!

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WP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in the Eastern Sierra region...

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B
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The bar menu and the dinner menu are different. It would be nice to have the option of ordering from either menu, or have all the bar menu items on the main menu.

Had the table sampler dips to start (choose 3 for $15 or 6 for $24), HEIRLOOM BEET --
baby beets, scarlet kale, goat cheese panna cotta, almonds, citrus vinaigrette and the CIOPPINO ~ FISHERMAN’S STEW -- shrimp, mussels, oyster, salmon, potato, tomato broth. Everything was pretty tasty. Cioppino was VERY tasty, but could have had more of everything (great taste less filling!).

Chip was the Wine Connoisseur and recommended some great, reasonably priced wines.

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LC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Jimmy's Taverna to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were so impressed with the restaurant. The wait staff is professional and efficient and the food is excellent. The menu is not huge (good) but has inventive dishes with varied textures and flavors. I had the Tasmanian trout and my husband had the lamb chops. Both came with very interesting side dishes to accompany the main dish. We were very pleased with the entire experience!

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HD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Dined here Thursday night and the food was good but the service was horrible. It took a half hour to get a glass of wine and 1 1/4 hours to get our appetizers. They did comp the appetizers and said something about staff from LA. The meal took about 1 3/4 hours to arrive. We had no salads. The Bruchetta and Hummus dip were great. And the scallops, octopus salad, seafood soup and lamb chops were very good. The flourless chocolate cake was not good. The atmosphere is casual but there were table cloths and a fine dining atmosphere. Assumed this was just an off night for service.

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Water came with something black floating. Not good

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JL
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The restaurant is upstairs and not air-conditioned; stay away in hot weather. Food is good to excellent depending on what you order. Greek salad was no lettuce and mostly sliced green and red peppers - not my favorite. Athena our waitress was terrific.

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C
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, my birthday dinner with 6 friends.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Poor value. Extremely poor selection of seafood dishes considering you state good seafood dining. Very overpriced. Will not be back.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was dinning yesterday and celebrating my wife birthday.
the meals were sensational ,well presented and most of all delicious'
The restaurant looks stylish ,beautifull tables and exceptional service.
Highly recomending to other people.

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AL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive been waiting to get into Jimmy's for about 4 different seasons and went early this year and hit the head on the nail by not having to wait long for a seating! Well worth it and was better then we thought it to have been from the rumors to be sure to try to get in!!

From the very wonderful friendly Host to the fine knowledgeable Waiter when ordering our wine and food, the Chief's meals delivered to us was better then could have been found anywhere in the area. Thanks again and see you in the winter season if we get so lucky to a booking with you to dine again!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Exceptionally slow service, everyone served at different times, food was average. Overall not a good eaperience

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A
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall food was good. My friend had one of their specials - halibut. It came on a bed of grilled corn. For the price of $44, she felt the price was too high for the lacking side although she did say the halibut was prepared perfectly. We both enjoyed the crab stack and I liked my cioppino. Service was good. Waited a little bit for check to be picked up since waiter was serving a huge party also.

Only snag was restaurant reported to Opentable that we didn't show up for our reservation. Don't appreciated that snafu when we spent $100+ on dining there.

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GC
Perth / WA
24 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the most expensive restaurant that we dined at during our 10 days in mammoth.
That said the food wine and service were very good

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service with a stellar wine list. Having eaten at all of the go to places in Mammoth this is top 2-3 along with Lakefront. Did not get to Convict as the weather turned but what a treat!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, price was to be expected for a resort town. Service was good at the beginning and then our waiter just disappeared towards the end of our meal. Never asked about drinks once we received our first one. Had to wait for 30 minutes after we finished our meal before waiter came to check on us and to get the check.

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food beautiful and not chaotic

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SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Last night in Mammoth and we wanted a special meal. These guys delivered. We loved the flaming cheese, the 6 dipping sauces, the loup de mer - cooked to perfection. what a great night and meal. Only weird thing with all this excellent cooking my son's risotto was way undercooked. He ate the entire thing and said it was interesting to eat. I tasted it, it was only partially cooked. If they had cooked it correctly WOW!!!! The meal would have been perfection.

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KV
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

All was good except for my Mushroom Risotto which was not good at all. Specifically, it was dry, pasty and flavorless. I am still kicking myself for not mentioning this to our waiter at the time but I was trying to turn over a new less-grumpy leaf in my life. I guess it was my mistake for ordering it at a Greek fish restaurant but then I have found that not every restaurant offers it and when they do it is usually excellent. My order had the consistency and taste of "left over from yesterday". My mistake, as I admit, but all else was good - waiter, service, ambience, etc. - even the extra large round cheese wafer they jammed upright into the middle of the dish. It was Holy Week after all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to this place when we are in Mammoth. Our table ordered the Greek salad, poached pear salad, the halibut, and king crab legs. The seafood was fresh and delightful. The salads were awesome! We also finished with the chocolate flourless torte which was to die for. I definitely recommend this place! It is certainly our new favorite place in mammoth.

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a
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Greek salad was the only item that I can imagine going back there for. Halibut special was not a lot of flavor. Chicken was dried.

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately, our order was completely lost and we waited for well over an hour for entrées after everyone around us had been served, even those who came in very late after us. At the time my entrée arrived, it was cold and was not cooked through and was obviously hurried. I sent it back. The waiter did a good job accommodating us as did the manager by offering a free glass of wine, an additional salad, and we took a dessert home without charge. It ended up being a long pretty frustrating dinner. The food at Jimmy's is very good and I have eaten there before and will again but this was very disappointing as I brought special guests with me and touted the restaurant ahead of time as to how good it was.

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d
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. The food and wine list are fantastic

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AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, solid wait service but owner needs to do something about barking and militant hostess even with a reservation, poor form.

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M
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was okay (particularly the flaming cheese, which was excellent). Service was fine. Nice decor. Restaurant was extremely quiet, but not too surprising for a Sunday night.

The menu listed on OpenTable is not the real menu. There is no burger, there are no gyros. Everything that remain is substantially more expensive; the cheapest entree was around $25. This felt like a bait 'n switch, particularly since I went with some price-conscious friends, carefully selected a restaurant that looked good, and proceeded to drag the group into a more expensive meal than anticipated.

That's the opposite of hospitality. Update your menu online.

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little gem that I've overlooked for the past few years. Great ambiance and even tastier food. Great place for dinner with your significant other or even a good sized group. Fresh fish, huge cuts of meat, and great wines. Portions run large; shareable with the addition of appetizers, or filling enough after a hard day skiing.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service. Lovely ambiance.

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PP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fine dining in the heart of Mammoth that still retains that fun, cozy vibe you expect in a ski resort town. Probably the best fish you can get in Mammoth. Tons of tasty starters, salads and mains. You can eat heavy or keep it light. Highly recommend and will go back again.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We are from LA and don’t know many restaurants up here but this came up on open table and all of the reviews were great. Had some boarders on the hill suggest it as well and it was delicious!! The portions for some things are on the smaller side— such as the Spanikopita (spelling) — but so yummy! The lamb is a must have!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can with many kids and the restaurant was more upscale than we had known. We were treated very graciously none the less.

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location right in Mammoth - Food was great and the service was spot on - Great option while up in the mountains for seafood or meat dishes

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were rushed out since table was reserved for another reservation. Ok experience food was great.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Resturant. Service was at the highest quality from start to finish. Would highly recommend visiting here during your stay at Mammoth Mountain.

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