53 Kitchen & Cocktails

4.2
211 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Notable Wine List
Cozy up for craft cocktails and New American eats at Mammoth’s coolest hotspot. Step inside to get a taste of Mammoth spirit. With a diverse drink menu second to none, weekend entertainment, and the 53 Kitchen & Cocktails dishing out all your favorites, this local hangout is guaranteed to hit the spot.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
// Monday - Thursday, 2PM - 9PM
// Friday - Sunday, 11:30AM - 9PM
// Happy Hour 2-5PM
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Phone number
(760) 934-0707
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Billy Deaver
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Entertainment
Live music on Friday and Saturdays.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking
What 211 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Great location in the Village of Mammoth Lakes. Convenient to parking. Great service, friendly staff. Cocktails were outstanding. I had a "Sherwin", from a double rye. My wife had an Old Fashioned (she can't help it. She's from Wisconsin). One of the best she's ever had. We had Brussels Sprouts and Pretzel Bread as appetizers. Both were very fresh and tasty. We shared the red quinoa and farro salad, which was also very fresh and tasty. Great dressing. It was plenty for the two of us. There were lots of meaty options on the menu for those with heartier appetites. We'll go again next time we get to Mammoth Lakes.

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1.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Our group was underwhelmed by the food, drinks, and service. The ambiance was fine and it’s a beautiful restaurant but everything else was a disappointment unfortunately.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Cocktails are great! The food is a little hit-and-miss for me, and it’s probably personal preference. The turkey burgers are good, and I love that you can get any burger in a lettuce wrap! I didn’t particularly care for the cauliflower burger (cauliflower steak inside was a little thick for me), but my husband loved it! Salads are on the small side, but taste great.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Good Food, Nice atmosphere. We will go again ! Enjoyable experience!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The salad was called Red Quinoa and Farro but there the was very little of quinoa in the salad.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Good food but very limited menu. Nice decor and wait staff very friendly and efficient. Have been there a couple of times but did not remember how limited the menu was.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The Brussel sprouts were Amazing! I literally dreamt of them!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The restaurant has interesting menu choices and a very good staff. The butternut squash salad was good but the squash could have been cut into larger pieces.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Eddie is a very nice server! We enjoyed the time with him.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food, cocktails and service. Go there!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We love this restaurant. We shared with Eddie, our waiter, how even our grandchildren were excited about having dinner at this restaurant. Everyone in our group had great meals. I have many dietary restrictions, but we did great at coming up with the perfect meal. The service was excellent and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Kitchen 53 serves unique food that is tasty and wholesome. Our waiter beautifully described the cauliflower burger with Gouda to us and he was right. It was delicious! I never would have tried something like that if he hadn’t brought it up. The menu changes from time to time - always wth great results.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our second dining in mammoth was different to the first.
The food was very nice. The wine list a good size and price and the staff attentive and helpful .
We managed to our main course altered such that it was a mixture of 2.
We intend to return

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

awesome great food and ambiance

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was standard fare. Service was great.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food & fun atmosphere. Service was great but temperature inside way too hot (remembered last year was crazy warm also).

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We went there for our family Easter dinner, and regretted that decision almost immediately. Our waiter was extremely rude and unfriendly. Our drinks took forever, and our food was cold. I was made to feel like I was making it up when I told the waiter it was cold. I'm usually not a complainer, but this dinner ruined our Easter dinner. Overpriced too.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Small selection, high prices, mediocre service. Feels like someone was trying to make a foodie restaurant but wasn't sure how it was supposed to work.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Rude bartenders. Steak was raw.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We have been to 53 before and loved it. We had a great time and the meals were great except for one. The cauliflower 'burger' - YUCK, patooey, AWFUL!!! It is a slice of cauliflower and a big hunky slice of gouda with the brown plastic tasting covering still on the cheese, then some lettuce, tomatoe. It tastes awful, you can't eat it as a burger because it just falls apart. I tried two bites and left the remainder. GET THAT AWFUL thing off the menu -- what a rip-off. oh yes and we had to go hunt down our server - 2 times. Once she decided she was going to pay attention to us it got better.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food not good and too expensive for poor food. Risotto bland and skirt steak tough

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Okay and decent food! Sat at bar and it was cold from front door being opened continuously. Hard to find a really wonderful place at Mammoth. Having said that I would go back !’

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

53 kitchen has some amazing choices to choose from, yet the menu is succinct and simple. There are also amazing sweet potato fries or chips and amazing appetizers.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service was excellent! Appetizer was outstanding and entree’s were good. The waiting staff was outgoing and knowledgeable and were a pleasure to interact with. We will come back.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Took WAY too long for our drinks to arrive. Some came after the appetizers and mine came after the main course arrived. Our waiter was nice but this is very poor management. The reason given was there were a lot of people in the bar. Their dinner customers should be a priority at the bar. He brought us a complimentary dessert which was nice but they need to get it together if they want people to dine there.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was cold and took forever.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have been to this restaurant several times and had good experiences. This visit was very different. We had a reservation for the following night that had been made weeks in advance. Days before our reservation we received a call that the restaurant would be closed for a private event that evening. We were offered the evening before and accepted. Bar area was busy and restaurant area was maybe half full. Seated after about 5 minutes as "they had to get our table ready". What about the empty tables and a 7pm reservation?? We were not exactly walk ins. Service was VERY slow. We ordered drinks and when about 10 minutes passed our waitress told us a large group had just arrived in the bar and the bartenders were behind (drinks ordered were a glass of Pinot Noir, a beer and a Coke, not exactly labor intensive). And we were there first with a RESERVATION. Food service was also very slow. Not sure why as the dining area was not more than half full. Food was good but not great. Left disappointed as we had a guest from the east coast with us and we had talked about how we liked 53 Kitchen. She was not impressed. Not sure we will be back.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food excellent in past visits

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Outstanding food, best service in Mammoth .

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Good food, slow service. Service was friendly but inificent. Overall, good but not great.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was good, our server was amazing, I think his name was Brandon? Can't remember but he was great!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Kitchen 53 is a must for any visit to Mammoth and a regular stop for me and my son when we are snowboarding on the mountain.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and service is always great.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great server and the place was not very packed but there was quite a bit of noise. The food was excellent but also quite expensive ( not surprising for a ski town). Good wine and beer selection.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for our first time and loved it! We sat on the couches and the server was so nice to serve us while there. Drinks and food were great!

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was ok and the food was good nothing out of this world. Based on past experience being at this RESTAURANT 4-5 times I would say the quality of food and service standards have lowered

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent service

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was average. When we asked the waiter for bread for the table he got obviously upset with our request which we found odd. Probably won’t go back.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We came here for a birthday and sat at the bar, it was awesome. Food is great, a

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Generally, I've had good experiences at 53 Kitchen. However, our last trip left a lot to be desired. While the waiter was very attentive, it took over 20mins to get our food (while the restaurant was practically empty) and the crispy chicken burger left a lot to be desired. Over-cooked and not much to it. Very over-priced.

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