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The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Village, CA
The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Village, CA
The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Village, CA
The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Village, CA
The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Village, CA

The Ahwahnee Hotel

4.1
4.1
8473 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Please note:
The Ahwahnee Dining Room will reopen December 14, 2023. If you are making a reservation prior to December 14, dining will be in the Great Lounge area, if you are making a reservation after December 14, you will be dining in the iconic Ahwahnee Dining Room.

Dining service will still be a buffet style service featuring many classic menu favorites including hand carved Prime Rib and more.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 137 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (209) 372-1489
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Formal Attire
  • Catering
    We are not hosting private events or catering for 2023. Please see https://www.travelyosemite.com/dining/the-ahwahnee-dining-room/ for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We are not hosting private events for 2023. Please see https://www.travelyosemite.com/dining/the-ahwahnee-dining-room/ for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Yosemite
  • Cross street
    Village Drive
  • Parking details
    Hotel parking lots and complimentary Valet service available. Parking at The Majestic is limited. Day use parking in Yosemite Village is encouraged. Free shuttles run regularly for transportation to and from all lodgings within Yosemite Valley.
  • Public transit
    Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
  • Entertainment
    Piano player during dinner service nightly and Sundays during brunch service.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Service

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Ambiance

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for groups

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Healthy

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Great for fine wines

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for special occasions

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Lively

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Most Booked

8,473 Reviews
  1. Carol

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining room has been renovated beautifully. The staff and servers were friendly and knowledgable. The poor kitchen is cooking in a temporary set up so the food was fine but not at the level of the space it was served. It will be better I am sure when the remodel is complete.

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  2. gh1945

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinner buffet was ok, nothing more. Some things were dry and overcooked, some were missing (like the potatoes), The drinks were very good (Manhattan) and the servers were great. I think the food should be upgraded to the level of this amazing dining room. I think you should be allowed to order off the menu, instead of a lukewarm buffet. IMHO.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Buffet only not made clear before arrival. Dining room was beautiful. Not sure why reservation was hard to get since dining room half empty. Server was obviously not thrilled to be there and made that clear from first interaction. Barely came to table until time for tip.

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  4. Kleverkarl

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfast buffet looked nice, but eggs benedict old and mushy, sausages not hot. Pretty mediocre to bad food. Pastries not tasty. Coffee substandard. Gorgeous room, service was lovely

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  5. debbieli

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The buffet dinner was hit or miss. I felt like I was on a cruise ship both the quality of the food and the atmosphere. It was a big disappointment. I know they are under construction and have to do the buffet, but after dinner for two including drinks, tax, and tip, it was not worth $200.

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  6. drmart

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Hotel is in constant renovation, which really detracts from the over all experience. The food was okay, but over priced. The service was very good, the dining room is beautiful. Mandatory valet parking was a pain, with no clear direction on cost, who or how to pay. Having spent over 10 times attending events like Chef’s holidays, special occasion celebrations, that were incredible experiences, the last two visits have been quite disappointing.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the ambience and service were excellent. We even had piano music.

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  8. eatingout

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service. Full Breakfast buffet is a bit pricey but worth it if you want to have a good hearty breakfast. Wish they had a less costly continental or cold buffet option for us lighter eaters who would still like to eat in their beautiful dining room.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buffet only. Everything was dries out and tasted bland. It was sub-optimal for an expensive dinner in a beautiful setting. Service was excellent.

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  10. JaniceA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Kitchen still under construction so only buffet option. Ambiance and service are excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. DanielB

    Yosemite

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive for the buffet style and dinner and dessert selection. You are paying for the location.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. DebbieP

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ahwahnee dining room is an historic masterpiece The food is not, and never has been The prices have soared along with every other service at the hotel. Not customer service or amenities though. You eat there bc it’s beautiful and deal with the price gouging.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. AnnaO

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The buffet was good but the food was not abundant. It ran out of food every 10 minutes and then you needed to wait another 10 minutes for them to refill the buffet line. I think the the kitchen. Is very limited so it was a very long buffet dinner. The ambiance was nice and the view was spectacular. The food was just average .

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  14. JeffR

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Way past its prime, but still charging top dollar for what is glorified school cafeteria fare. The only thing that is nice is the room itself. Food was mediocre at best. Who the hell pre-slices prime rib and puts it in a steam tray? Unbelievable.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. analuvs2goout

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So nice at reception and dinne. Wow, beautiful views from our rom and all around Yosemite. Will be back.

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  16. DwightP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The views out of the dining room are amazing. The food is as well. We had one diner who required special preparation due to food allergies, Chef Ryan and colleagues came up with a wonderful meal.........

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  17. ChrisG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had breakfast and dinner at the Ahwahnee. Beautiful place and very nice Wait Staff. Breakfast choices were pretty good, and tasted fine. Dinner was another matter; really, very little that was good. The Prime Rib was especially bad. Food in the hotel bar was much better. They also do not enforce their own dress code. We went out of our way to follow it but very few people did. Shorts, sweat pants, flip-flops, jeans, anything goes. Very disappointing since it is such a nice place and we deserve better. My advice, stick with the bar for dinner, and only do breakfast in the main dinning room.

    2 people found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    One needs to keep their expectations in check, especially if you are staying at the Ahwahnee Hotel. The food was decent, but nothing special. Specifically the pork tenderloin was dry and chewy while the prime rib was tender and moist. The salmon was dry and overcooked. While the buffet cost was not excessive, it certainly was not what we expected from a hotel with this pedigree.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service. It's was my daughter's 12th birthday, and our server made her feel very special and celebrated.

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  20. CoachTom

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining room. One of the most beautiful in the world. Outstanding server, while being horribly understaffed Food was abysmal. Buffet. Salmon was beyond dry, asparagus cooked to death. Dessert bar was like a buffet at Bonanza Steak House, wholly uninspired. It was like eating at a Howard Johnson’s or Holiday Inn for a bad wedding reception. Used to be amazing. Aramark has turned this into stadium food. FYI despite what they write, there is NO dress code. About half were dressed per the appropriate dress code. The remainder were apparently acceptable dressed as if going to the Shell station to grab a snack. Seriously disappointing how Aramark has run this into the ground versus the Delaware North concession days. You’re kind of stuck eating here if you stay here, and they know it. Such a shame for such an amazing venue.

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  21. LindaR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Open Table should be more current with their information. We dressed formally and it turned out to be casual and a buffet. Something going on with the kitchen. So we looked silly way over dressed while everyone else looked like they just came in from a good hike. Food was disappointing. We expected a regular menu like before. Service was impeccable as always. We won't go back until it returns to its previous all around excellence. I would not recommend the Ahwahnee dining room to anyone else until further notice. Be sure to call to see if it has before going.

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  22. MelissaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit of construction noise at 9:30 am seating on a Wednesday. Lovely view out at least one window despite construction equipment . Decent variety of items. Traditional American offerings. Food warm. I think kitchen remodel has progressed to being indoors. Professional and experienced servers.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The hotel kitchen is undergoing restoration so all meals while we were there were buffet style. For the dinner, although they require formal dress code apparently some people can’t read and came in sneakers and jeans. The staff was not very prompt in refilling the buffet trays, and even after I let them know the salad, Mac n cheese, and chicken fingers trays were empty - 15 minutes later they were still empty. The lettuce in the Cesar salad was not crispy and seemed like the dressing had been left on for a while. We had to wait for the staff to come back to the cutting station to serve us the meat dish. They also seemed to be short staffed because we had to wait for about 10 minutes after sitting down before someone even came over to take our drink order. Although the food was good, I expected more based on the cost of the food and the ambience.

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  24. PattyW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch was $110 per person and was worth about $30 per person. Not a lot of food choices and it tasted Ok. Free mimosas but they weren’t very good. I needed to have 10 of them to get my money’s worth.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. macuser1958

    Chiba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    料理も雰囲気もとても素晴らしかったです。窓際の座席で眺めも最高でした。ただ料金がかなり高くてそこは残念でした。

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The $63.00 buffet was not a worthwhile dining experience, as the food was mediocre at best. The dining room itself is glorious, but better to snap a few pictures than to waste $100.00/person including buffet, one drink and coffee

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were here celebrating our anniversary for breakfast / brunch. Chef needs to learn how to make scrambled eggs for a buffet in quantities (a bit of olive or palm oil or other will keep them moist), they were caked together, & dried out. The chorizo gravy was a huge highlight—definitely keep that on the breakfast buffet menu! Delicious. The rest of the offerings were standard ranch fare, fine, but nothing sublime (aside from the Chorizo gravy)… Service was quite attentive and very friendly—they got us a lovely table with view for our special occasion. Accommodated our dietary limits with ease and friendliness too. I have a note for management: when someone has reservations and comes to dine & drop $100 for a breakfast for two, you shouldn’t have the front desk staff tell restaurant guests that “WiFi is only for guests staying.” I’m not a guest? Does my using your WiFi for 20-40 min really tax the system that much? Felt very petty, and not welcoming. If I ever had a thought to come stay instead of just dine, that inclination is no longer. I won’t come back to the Ahwahnee, unfortunately.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with a beautiful view of Yosemite. We arrived for our breakfast reservation and were promptly seated. Breakfast is buffet style only but there were delicious options. Coffee and juice are offered. The ambiance and view are far above standard. I recommend a visit.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    料理が良いのは当然の事、良い気持ちにさせる、雰囲気、スタッフのもてなしとにかく素晴らしい。適度なコントロールされた顧客の数により静かで落ち着いた雰囲気を味合うことができました

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  30. Volcomeron

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting and nice piano music, but there was nothing else good to share about this restaurant. Mediocre food.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. JanetB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale, peaceful dining experience with great candle lit ambiance, friendly & efficient servers, and a wonderful pianist. The variety of food choices at the buffet were creatively chosen and tastily seasoned with all diets in mind. It was a lovely experience!

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  32. KarenP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never tried dinner. I've always used the Sunday brunch. It's fantastic

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  33. RogerH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were unaware that the kitchen was undergoing renovations and that dinner (and breakfast) were buffet-style only. The food was fine, but we are not big eaters so we really didn't get the value for what we paid. However, the staff were very attentive and friendly. And the atmosphere in the dining room is impressive. We were seated by the window which was nice, given that we were celebrating a special occasion. I would definitely come back again, but I'll skip the buffet.

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  34. KevinA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food great service. Construct blocs view of the meadow.

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  35. JohnO

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dining hall. Amazing views and the food is delicious

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding. Very friendly staff and beautiful views of the park

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  37. Great

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Awful food. Service was Pleasant and helpful. Space very nice

    1 person found this helpful

  38. JoanieP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's too bad that there's still buffet service only at the Ahwahnee, because the full service was more in keeping with the restaurant ambience. However, I was told that the buffet service was because of ongoing renovations to the kitchen, so I look forward to the return of full service.

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  39. RichardY

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant ambience/ atmosphere is outstanding. Service was as good as it gets. Table view was great. Wide variety of buffet food. Food only so so, not great. Suggested dress code not being enforced. Had a male guest in a plain white T-shirt(ridiculous).

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  40. terre

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was good. But I was so disappointed; the dining room was dirty. There was food on the floor, dust on the chairs and baseboards. Even though the live music was nice, the piano player chose music that was more appropriate for a pub rather than a fine dining restaurant. There is only valet parking and that is added to your dinner bill. Not going back there…

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

The Ahwahnee Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 8473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 137 times today
Google Map for The Ahwahnee Hotel

1 Ahwahnee Road, Yosemite Village, CA 95389

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Village Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Yosemite
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Formal Attire
  • Parking details
    Hotel parking lots and complimentary Valet service available. Parking at The Majestic is limited. Day use parking in Yosemite Village is encouraged. Free shuttles run regularly for transportation to and from all lodgings within Yosemite Valley.
  • Public transit
    Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Piano player during dinner service nightly and Sundays during brunch service.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (209) 372-1489
  • Catering
    We are not hosting private events or catering for 2023. Please see https://www.travelyosemite.com/dining/the-ahwahnee-dining-room/ for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We are not hosting private events for 2023. Please see https://www.travelyosemite.com/dining/the-ahwahnee-dining-room/ for more information.
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