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The Ahwahnee Hotel

4.3
4.3
7603 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
The Ahwahnee Dining Room conveys a feeling of elegance and refinement while maintaining a comfortable, natural atmosphere. The logs of stripped and polished sugar pine, which support the 34-foot-high beamed ceilings, reinforce the rustic ambiance that is reflective of The Ahwahnee’s mountain surroundings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 99 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 372-1489

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    None

  • Catering

    For regular dining reservations of 15 guests or less, please contact The Dining Room at (209) 372-1276.<br><br>Onsite hotel catering available for up to 200 guests. Please contact our experienced special function managers, Kevin Anderson & Deanna Anderson, for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Onsite hotel catering available for up to 200 guests. Please contact our experienced special function managers, Kevin Anderson & Deanna Anderson, for more information.For regular dining reservations of 15 guests or less, please contact the Dining Room directly at (209) 372-1276.If your party’s plans change, we ask that AT LEAST 48 hours notice be provided to the dining room if you are altering the reservation.

  • 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,603 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sandy was the best hostess ever
  2. D

    Designsmith

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Great dining hall and hotel. Food is average.
  3. GE

    GusE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday Brunch at the Ahwahnee is arguably one of the best brunch buffets I have ever had. You are not overwhelmed with too many options and everything that is prepared is fresh and incredibly delicious. The service is top notch and you will probably need someone to place you in a wheelbarrow after you are done. My eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach! Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a brunch buffet (or any of their buffets) at the Ahwahnee while staying at the Yosemite value. It is so worth it!
  4. C

    Cort

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Ahwahnee Dining Room had a relaxed just classy ambiance. The tables were spaced out nicely. Good food and service.
  5. GW

    GloriaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great service, great ambiance, buffet good, would prefer table service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch. All food selections were great. Lovely ambiance.
  7. KG

    KathyG

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful hotel/dining room. We were fortunate enough to have the Sunday brunch. Excellent buffet. Very friendly staff. I believe a must do!
  8. PG

    PilarG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The Hotel is really nice. Worth to visit as it was the inspiraction for The shining, but The restaurant food have not the quality and value for money does not match
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation. Best lunch spot in Yosemite.
  10. WB

    WilliamB

    Los Angeles

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Ahwanhee is, in a word, magical. The property is worth a visit even if not staying there. Being a return diner, the dining hall (there is no other way to describe it) is majestic. The service is attentive and engaging. The dining experience lacks only because the dinner service still operates out of a buffet line with chafing dishes drying out the food; this as a result of the restaurant being understaffed due to lack of hires. I await the day when a la carte service returns.
  11. NM

    NickM

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had a great lunch for 6 people. Food was delicious. Came back the next day to do it again.
  12. JH

    JackieH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Dinner in the dining room of The Ahwahnee is definitely worth a visit for dinner if you're visiting Yosemite Valley.
  13. F

    Foodie1

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food but way too expensive for being a buffet. If I am going to pay that price, I want to be served. Making the buffet an “all you can eat” did not compensate for the price since our family eats normal serving sizes and we don’t like to gorge ourselves.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always.
  15. JI

    JIMM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    IT is a wonderful facility. Loved a drink out back and walking the grounds. The food was very good - just we were not expecting a buffet and that was disappointing - do know staffing issues are pervasive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary. I request a window seat and got one! The ambiance and service was great. Loved the piano playing. The only complaint was the food. It’s hard to keep buffet food fresh. But thanks to our wait staff for making the occasion memorable. The dining hall at the Ahwhanee is awesome for special occasions.
  17. L

    Lori

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Ahwahnee had great ambiance and excellent service, but the buffet at dinner was awful and over priced.The breakfast buffet was somewhat better.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were staying at The Ahwahnee and wanted to try the buffet dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food at the buffet is in no way worth the $59. There was a very limited selection, often dry, and not particularly good.
  20. t

    tbone

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The restaurant space is beautiful and what can you say about Yosemite? The valley was the high point of the trip, everything about the Ahwahnee was the low point. A stop by the bar for a drink before dinner was annoying instead of relaxing as the service was poor and disorganized. Then off to restaurant where we asked for a table with a view and the hostess promptly seated us at an awkward table with a partial window view - when staring across other guests. I asked about moving and the server said that would’ve ok but then promptly disappeared so I gave up. The real kicker was when we discovered it was a buffet - had I known that, I never would’ve booked a table here. And a $60 buffet at that, featuring leathery chicken breast, dried up fish, wilted salad, and chicken tenders and Mac and cheese. There was prime rib, but that was mediocre at best. The server mentioned something about the restaurant switching to a buffet because of Covid - but that’s the last thing health officials suggested during Covid - buffets across the country closed during Covid to reduce contact. Our reservation was at 8:30 and we thought about leaving but with few other options in the valley at that hour we decided to tough it out (like the chicken and fish). Before we filled our plates, they were breaking down the buffet and breaking down table settings around us - always a welcoming activity when dining. What I expected to be a relaxing and delightful dinner at what was promoted as the nicest facility in Yosemite ended up being an elementary school lunchroom experience with. I think Aramark should stick to stocking cafeterias with their mediocre meals and the park service should find another vendor who can actually provide quality food and service that would match the setting at the Ahwahnee. Maybe it’s time for the government to find another contractor altogether. Will definitely return to Yosemite, but will not be going back to the Ahwahnee as long as it is under their management.
  21. BD

    BillD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pricey but look at where you are! A beautiful lodge, a beautiful national park.
  22. CR

    CrystalR

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buffet breakfast was delicious! Our servers, David, Jackson, and Shawn, were superb!
  23. CM

    CinciMom

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It’s tough to maintain food quality in heaters on a buffet. The choices were good, but some things were overcooked. It would be better to go back to a la cart dining if you want to retain the high end concept.
  24. B

    Bettie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Great ambiance however we could not choose a la carte which was not communicated in advance. Buffet food was of very very poor quality: dry, not fresh, not tasty at all. Only dessert was delicious. Definitely not worth the $ 300,- for four people! Very overated.
  25. D

    Diana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday brunch was amazing and the waiters were incredibly helpful and friendly. I will be back in the future and I will definitely recommend the place to friends. Thank you so much for the great experience.
  26. HT

    HaruoT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very traditional atmosphere. The room was somewhat outdated, temperature control not very effective. Told that there were dress codes for the dining. Noticed that not everyone was appropriately dressed - shorts, t-shirts for men, poorly dressed women. Food was excellent. Pricey and not recommended for everyone.
  27. m

    mitchl

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The buffet is terrible food. You need to go back to regular menu service with an appropriate chef. My tradition has ended eating here to start every park visit with the food being inedible. Please go back you had such a good thing before!
  28. SA

    SummerA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every year we go to Yosemite, we make sure to have one special dinner night at the Ahwahnee! It never disappoints! Beautiful setting, wonderful food and great service. Marc has served us for over ten years and we are always impressed by hi service and deviation tot he restaurant.
  29. c

    cshell99

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    I’ve dined here for years and the experience I had last night was not even close to being acceptable. First it was disappointing to find a buffet, however we went with it and assumed the quality if food would be on par. We were shocked to find all of the food was barely warm and the quality was definitely not worth the price. I ask for prime rib cooked medium. The picture tells the whole story. The prime rib was unrecognizable. So disappointing.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time to have to dress up for a buffet! Food was excellent and the setting was beautiful
  31. B

    Baron1120

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Another great experience. The food was good and enjoyed being there.
  32. B

    Baron1120

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Another great experience. Loved the picnic style and food was great.
  33. B

    Baron1120

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2020

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Another amazing time for dinner. Would totally recommend. Even with COVID there was no table service. Basically a picnic in a bag and you go sit down. It was still great.
  34. B

    Baron1120

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Another amazing time for dinner. Would totally recommend. Even with COVID there was no table service. Basically a picnic in a bag and you go sit down. It was still great.
  35. B

    Baron1120

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great experience and love to go there for meals. Recommend this place.
  36. B

    Baron1120

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience for a meal. Would totally recommend.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    Despite receiving numerous confirmations and reminders, when I arrived at the reservation time, I was informed that the dining room was closed due to COVID-19 and the restaurant was take out only
  38. c

    craig3535

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to eat at the Ahwahnee dining room on the last day of indoor service before the governor shut down indoor dining during the pandemic. It was a wonderful experience for my family and we were so lucky to get to dine at this historic restaurant in Yosemite.
  39. PA

    PATAL

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ahwahnee Hotel dining room is very special and they have adjusted their service to maintain social distancing without sacrificing the quality of the dining experience.
  40. GM

    GlennM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Superb ambiance! Scrumptious, abundant food. Pleasant & kind staff. Perfect evening!

FAQs

The Ahwahnee Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 7603 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 99 times today
Google Map for The Ahwahnee Hotel

1 Ahwahnee Road, Yosemite Village, CA 95389

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Village Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Yosemite

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    None

  • Entertainment

    Piano player during dinner service nightly and Sundays during brunch service.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (209) 372-1489

  • Catering

    For regular dining reservations of 15 guests or less, please contact The Dining Room at (209) 372-1276.<br><br>Onsite hotel catering available for up to 200 guests. Please contact our experienced special function managers, Kevin Anderson & Deanna Anderson, for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Onsite hotel catering available for up to 200 guests. Please contact our experienced special function managers, Kevin Anderson & Deanna Anderson, for more information.For regular dining reservations of 15 guests or less, please contact the Dining Room directly at (209) 372-1276.If your party’s plans change, we ask that AT LEAST 48 hours notice be provided to the dining room if you are altering the reservation.

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