Jimmys Taverna

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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
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K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was all delicious, we just got the feta dip and an entree each and it was plenty. The lamb entree was delicious. The lamb was well cooked, the seasoning on it wasn’t anything very interesting but the side it was paired with was great; it reminded me of a Greek dish cash spanokorizo but with orzo instead of rice.

NM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it was everything we wanted and was only dispponinted when I requested a birthday celebtration dinner and no candle on dessert.
They comped are dessert because we had cold food.

m
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food there is very good and creative. The service, from the disorganized confused hostesses to the incompetent waiter it was shocking how bad it was. For example, the maitre d' presented specials that were changed the day before and the waiter did not know it either When the waiter brought out tow of the specials we ordered he tried to pass them off as something different and claimed that no-one knew that the chef changed the specials. We ordered a small plate of past for a child to be brought out first and the waiter forgot the order completely. I may return but there are many other choices in Mammoth I would try first.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Mammoth.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Jimmy’s Taverna! The food was very delicious and flavorful with a wide variety of choices and unique preparation. The waiter and sommelier very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The wine list is quite extensive. We will definitely enjoy a meal here whenever we are in Mammoth!

CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great vibes!

LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious, fun. The waiter Ryan was awesome. We did celebrate my bday but would go for any reason. Loved it and we will be back.

N
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dinner, wonderful ambiance. We all found our meals to be exceptional. Would definitely eat here again!

ND
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went to Jimmy's on Christmas night while skiing up in Mammoth. The staff was very friendly but clearly overwhelmed and disjointed. The flaming cheese dish was a great starter for the table, however our main courses came out cold and one person in our party found a large piece of plastic bag IN HIS DISH. I'm sure it might be a better experience on a normal, less crowded night. However, finding a large corner of a plastic bag in the food pretty much ensures we won't be back next time we are up in Mammoth.

RM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service from Tony the bartender (great drinks) and Chip the sommelier. Both made for a wonderful evening.

JL
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were the only people at a table at this restaurant. Everyone else was at the bar. We had a nice server however the food and drinks were nothing to write home about. I ordered a Grey Goose Club Soda and a Lime. A simple drink however it came with absolutely no alcohol. I sent it back and needless to say did not order a replacement. My husband, daughter and Grandson all ordered the Pork dinner. It was supposed to come with rainbow carrots. When the meal was brought to us, my husband asked where the carrots were. The waiter said he would have to check. He came back and said they were out of carrots. No replacement, no discount just no carrots that were sold with the meal. We will not return to this restaurant and do not recommend them.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Outstanding service.

JB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very friendly, prompt but didn’t rush us

R
Miami
90 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good! Wine list is impeccable !

PV
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not impressed. Small, cute portions, not flavorful at all. Not what to expect for good to excellent Greek food. Pricey.

R
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was lovely.....service was VERY SLOW...after 45 minutes, we still didn't have our drinks...then someone came over and explained 2 people had called out sick tonight....the manager came by and comped the first round of drinks which was a great gesture...food was great..

BB
Tahoe
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Server was slow to get to us. Music was loud and awful. Food (Tasmanian Trout) was superb.

R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Not cheap, but worth it. Generous portions excellently prepared. Really enjoyed the mixed olive (essentially a tapenade) starter. The "traditional" Greek salad was very good, but really enough for two. But I ate it all. Very nice ambience. Our server Ryan is a standout.

FS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capped off a week of hiking in Eastern Sierra with our anniversary dinner at Jimmy’s Taverna. Our third time eating here, which is noteworthy as we live in SF Bay Area. Excellent Greek food, service, wines by glass. The dips with pita are a must, as is the spanakopita. Terrific salads, nice entrees if you’re still hungry, and of course, the baklava....

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great service and friendly staff. Everything stared out well with a tasteful wine and starters (dipping sauce and pita bread).

When the food comes in though everything changed. At the price point Jimmy’s charge you don’t expect the risotto to be over cooked or the tomato-spinach ragout to be over cooked and completely taste less. The lamb meat was ok but that was about it.

Won’t go back here since there are better option at the same price ranger or lower, much lower.

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and wine list. Sommelier was very helpful!

n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place every time we visit Mammoth. The food is exceptional and so is the service. Always an amazing dining experience for us!!

F
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise to stop in at this place on our drive through Mammoth. Delicious dips. Good service. Nice selection of items. The dips and appetizers were Greek, but the rest of the menu, except for the Moussaka was eclectic. We will be back on our next drive to Tahoe!

KJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was overall good. The goat cheese cheesecake was rich, dense and delicious.

DS
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with family - it was really nice!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything- food, wine, service!

D
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good but the value wasn't there for the price. The bill (including tax & tip) for one salad, 4 entrees and 4 beers was $245! Our waiter delivered the wrong entree for one of four diners and then replaced it with what was originally ordered. However, when the bill came the wrong - and more expensive entree - was still on the bill. This was after a few other misses in service and communication so we just wanted to be done with the evening there. Because of the food prices and marginal service I wouldn't go back to this restaurant. My recommendations to others would actually be a 'maybe' and definitely with a caution to be prepared for an expensive meal.

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the immense pleasure and honor of celebrating my birthday here. We drove 6 hours from the Bay Area to stay in Mammoth Lakes for the weekend. After a long day of hiking we almost cancelled this reservation but were SO grateful we decided to stay.

The host, Chip, and our server were incredibly thoughtful and sweet. Chip even took us to his private wine cellar to pick out our bottle of wine for the evening. The food was deliciously prepared, the service was impeccable, and the ambience was perfect.

Truly an unforgettable birthday experience and I am near moved to tears by the professionalism, positivity, and thoughtfulness that was put into our experience here.

Would 100% come back again for another meal. Thank you for the best birthday ever. The scallops, perfectly cooked steaks, INCREDIBLE paired wine, dips, and everything in between was spectacular ❤️

RJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and service! The owner, Jimmy greets everybody and makes sure your experience is the way you’d like it. He makes you feel like a member of the family. Our favorite restaurant in Mammoth!!

OT
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tutto molto piacevole . Una bella sorpresa
Cibo ben cucinato splendida bistecca
Il cameriere Rayan simpaticissimo e professionale

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DP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extraordinary!!!! Service was PERFECT - every single member of the team!! Food DELICIOUS - every single course!!! EXCELLENT!!!!

GF
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice evening! The service was excellent and the food very good!

S
Los Angeles
175 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Mediocre Greek restaurant in the older part of Mammoth. Menu was very limited. It was extremely warm in the restaurant due to a air conditioner malfunction.

GB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience1

Waiter was wonderful but the entree was overpriced for the small portions and there was a very loud party that made it impossible to hear each other.

FD
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place. Great service. Good food. Loved the menu For some reason room temp was very hot but not hot outside Little bit overpriced.

SC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the early seating! Eric and Chip sure know their wine! We were having such a good time that we didn't feel the 7.1 earthquake. This was our third dining experience and it is now at the top of our list, especially Wine Wednesday where bottles from all over the world (and delicious) are half price. A very unique dining experience with staff, whether on a slow night or a busy 4th of July holiday. A "not to miss" restaurant in the heart of Old Mammoth!

n
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous space that makes you feel you are in Greece. We ordered family style and had the sampler (the homemade triangles of pita were warm and tasty and so were the olive, hummus, baba ganoush dips). The grilled octopus was one of our favorites, the rack of lamb was flavorful, and seared scallops were perfect. Good and friendly service, wonderful ambiance, and reasonable prices. Would gladly return!

CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sommelier Chip went above and beyond—coming in on his day off to ensure that my sister has a magical birthday with the best wine! Would absolutely recommend!!

V
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience.