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About 53 Kitchen & Cocktails
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.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Hours of Operation:
// Daily, 11AM - 9PM
// Happy Hour 3-5PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on Friday and Saturdays.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking
53 Kitchen & Cocktails Ratings and Reviews
My family and I were visiting Mammoth Lakes and made reservations at this restaurant for dinner. Much to our disappointment, when we arrived at the restaurant, it was closed! There was no sign at the actual restaurant that indicated it was closed and nothing on Yelp or their website that indicated it was closed. In fact, I made the reservation directly via their website. I am not sure if this is a permanent or temporary closure, but it is extremely inconsiderate to patrons to allow reservations via your website while you are not operating. Not to mention, you have to pay for parking to eat here, so that was a waste as well. Another group before us also paid for parking and attempted to eat here, and also had to leave. I am aware that restaurants have temporary closures for a variety of reasons, but I have never encountered a situation where this is not posted on their website or door and they allow reservations to continue. Extremely disappointing.
I was able to book a reservation on open table even though the restaurant was closed. We went to 53 on September 13 to celebrate my birthday only to find the doors locked. Turns out this restaurant is closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Open table needs to do a better job of having accurate information.
I was up in Mammoth for the Fall Gran Fondo with my son. After a great ride and some recovery, we hit 53 for comfort food. Eddie was our host - great guy and a perfect host; attentive to drinks and food without being pushy or constantly interrupting.
Started with the pretzel bread and cheese - awesome. Son enjoyed the La Freida burger while I munched on the crispy chicken sandwich. Both were well above average.
You don't go to 53 for a deal or ambiance, but you do go for the quality of food and drink!
Loved this restaurant and the experience the first time we went and used their dining room with a 5-star waiter and meal, but it was terrible the second time, sitting in the lounge area with mistakes everywhere, being made uncomfortable because we were given a plate that was meant for a table next to us and explicitly telling that table that we got their plate, waiting forever because we were assigned the bartender as our waitress, and she was too busy to have any standard attentiveness, different waiters tripping over unoccupied chair legs, one almost spilling my husband's dinner on the floor. We were going to order a dessert but decided to skip it since the waitress took so long to get back to us, and we wanted to prevent waiting around for another hour.
Very friendly staff and excellent cocktails. We had a big lunch so decided on a light dinner. I had the crispy chicken sandwich served without the bun. It was juicy and satisfying. My husband had the crab cake and it was yummy. Fun Mammoth location at the Village.
Went to this place to try it out after a day on the slopes. It is pricey and menu is very limited compared to all of the surrounding places. Food and drink are ok, but not for the price. A $16 hamburger and am $8 "bourbon decay" (basically a whiskey sour) was definitely not the best value in the village.
I invited friends who had never been to 53. I raved to them about the Brussels sprout appetizer. When handed a menu, I was surprised to see a much abbreviated menu & NO Brussels Sprouts. I learned there was a new chef and the menu was completely different. I was disappointed. Nevertheless, the food was good and our server, Erin, was excellent.
It was our first time at 53 and it turned out to be an awesome experience! We have been to most of the restaurants near the Village Lodge area of Mammoth and this is our new favorite. They have some interesting beers on tap which the server was very knowledgeable about. The menu has a southern flair which we appreciated. Must try the fabulous pretzel bread and the fried green tomatoes. The special salmon was exquisitely done and I loved the collard greens - of course had to share with the husband! Great job 53, we will be back. :)
Excellent food. The husband and I had the fish of the day (salmon) and hangar steak. It seems rare to actually get fish and steak cooked correctly, but these were both cooked to absolute perfection. They have a very talented chef, who I believe the waiter said started there in December 2016. We also had their cookies & cream dessert which was very yummy too!
The waiter was very professional, courteous and pleasant, and the atmosphere was nice. They were playing classic rock music at a quiet level good for relaxation and conversation.
I made a mistake by asking the waiter what was good. If he knew, he'd be a customer. He suggested the short ribs. Came out cold. Sent back and cold again. Finally reverted to what I was thinking about and it was just OK. They try to be too cute and fancy and wreck the dishes. We'll see something else here in a year or two.
I would want to distinguish between the service at reception and service at the at the table. We arrived 20 minutes early for our 8:15 reservation. I'll make this simple. There were empty tables, we were made to wait until 8:20 and a large party arriving after us without reservations was seated in 15 minutes. This started our dinning experience off on the wrong foot. The remainder of the service was good. I would NOT go back there. Stark contrast, The following evening, we went to Campo, without reservations on a busy night with 6 people. Arrangements were made to accommodate us (I know clearly this was a challenge), with a genuine effort and kind service. Skip 53 and go to Campo.
Unfortunately I ordered a baby kale salad that came with an entire shoot of kale with the root and dirt still on it. YUCK! I did not notice till 1/2 way through my salad. I brought it to the attention of my server and she said "OH" and did nothing about it. I was there on a Sunday night at 6:30 and they were out of goat cheese for the salad and only had one piece of entree salmon left. Needless to say, I will not be back.
Unexpectedly good for Mammoth Village! The location is great - very convenient as we were staying at The Village hotel. The front of the restaurant is not very interesting - it was a nightclub/bar in a prior time, so we didn't really think much of it as a dinner option until I read about it online. Booked a reservation for husband's birthday dinner. The ambiance inside is very nice - not fancy but not too rustic. The server was very friendly and helpful - food came out quickly, so i'd have to say excellent service. The food was delicious - had the crispy brussel sprouts as a side dish. Husband had the braised short ribs, which were fall off the bone delicious. I had the turkey avocado burger, but subbed out the turkey and had the beef burger with the thick bacon, cheddar and avo and tomato. On a brioche bun - yummy!! We will definitely be back!