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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
8433 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 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 8,433 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
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Service

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Ambiance

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Healthy

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Great for fine wines

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for special occasions

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Most Booked

8,433 Reviews
  1. Pixseal

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    World class ambiance and great food. Must reserve in advance.

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  2. SL89

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pianist was amazing. Great service. Food was good.

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  3. StaceyB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The website indicated formal attire, I put on a dress and heels after hiking all day only to find guests dressed in t shirts and ball caps. I felt completely overdressed. If you do not enforce a dress code, then don't indicate a dress code on your website. Additionally, charging 65 dollars a head for a mediocre buffet is double what you should be charging. Last, if you can't move up a reservation time, don't make someone wait 1.5 hours with empty promises. We are here a short time and don't want our time wasted waiting. We would have accepted the reservation couldn't be changed and would have done something differently with our time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not expect dinner to be buffet style. That was disappointing in itself. The only soup choice was corn chowder. The buffet itself was ok, chicken and meat were good, but the mashed potatoes were empty. After scraping a quarter tablespoon from the otherwise empty plate, I was told by the gentleman overseeing the buffet not to leave the serving spoon in the plate. It was empty! I'm not sure about the timeline for refilling a major side, but it should have been replaced long before that point. There were a few bite sized desserts to wrap up a lackluster spread. The waitstaff at our table was good. Of course, the place is beautiful. With one cocktail each and gratuity, it averages out to over $100 per person. It simply should be a better, more decadent meal for that price.

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  5. DebbieJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed my meal there and the service was great. I didn’t know that it was a buffet when I made my reservation. I do like a buffet but it seemed a little pricey . But again the food was pretty good .

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greece

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely Beautiful! Great dinner experience! I would definitely come back.

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  7. LeslieG

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quiet breakfast on a Friday in February was absolutely lovely. I particularly appreciated the salmon, cream cheese, and capers, fresh fruit, oatmeal, and yogurt. The waitstaff is always lovely. This visit, Darla and Monica were welcoming, friendly, and attentive. Marc, a bellman was helpful and very appreciated, as he helped with my concerns which made me feel at home. These three employees were personable and made everything so comfortable.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been eating at the Awhanee hotel every time I visit Yosemite. Apparently they’re remodeling the kitchen. The option is a dinner buffet for $63.00. The food is terrible the piece of fish I had was like rubber. The other options had been sitting in warmers since the start of dinner service my reservation was at 6:30. The only thing worth eating was the bread and the soup which was not part of the buffet. Corking fee was $25. We don’t mind spending money on dinner but the value and quality of the food was horrible. I can’t believe that they actually have an executive chef the food offered was worse than 7 /11 midnight snacks. Too sad. They could have offered 3 or 4 well made options. But $63 for a terrible dinner go figure. I guess they must think tourists don’t deserve good food. Btw we are staying at the Awhanee. The server was very nice but I feel sorry for her knowing the meal was substandard.

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  9. LindaMc

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ahwahnee serves a buffet dinner. The food that was available was very good, but the issue was that some items were not refilled in the hour+ that we were there. We never did get the Caesar salad or vegetables. These items were not replenished and for the price of $63 per person, it seems like you should be able to get everything. However, I know the food was prepared in a make shift kitchen so on that note, I thought the food was good. The wait service was exceptional.

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  10. Trish

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinner buffet was disappointing and not worth the money. Undercooked shrimp, dry chicken, overcooked skin-on salmon, and underwhelming cold prime rib. If you want to experience the beautiful dining room, choose the breakfast option. The breakfast buffet was much better and a third of the cost of the mediocre evening meal.

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  11. patg

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner as always was a wonderful experience self served buffet style.

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  12. PamelaK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding buffet selections, fresh and well presented. Service was excellent. The best views in the world. The kitchen renovation should be completed in a few months. They are doing a fantastic job in ye meantime. It’s wonderful to have this magnificent dining room open again.

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  13. WB836

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The dining room and kitchen are undergoing renovations. This meant it was an incredibly expensive buffet. The only service items were drinks and soup with bread. The server forgot the soup for ten minutes and their bread was too frozen to serve; cafeteria crackers were served instead.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the live piano and the views! The highlight of the buffet was the tri tip and prime rib.

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  15. GJGourmand

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were not advised dinner would be a buffet Food quality was what one would expect from a buffet

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dinning room and food was delicious. The staff was friendly too.

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  17. Seawolf

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    During our 2 nights stay, we ate in the dining hall. Ambience is always great but we got tire of the "buffet" style and repeat of some same food items. Room costs is high but it was the experience we wanted to "re-live" again after 30+yrs.

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  18. AlisonJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very excited to have dinner at the Ahwahnee, but were sadly disappointed. The service was good and it’s truly a beautiful space, but the food was not good. It was a buffet, not our favorite, but we were willing to give it a go. The food was cold and many of the items had not been replenished. The food at the hotel bar was far and away better. Needless to say, we did not return for breakfast or for dinner the second night. Perhaps we just caught them on an off night.

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  19. DanaC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and service was great but the food was not that great: over cooked and too much butter/oil. The salad was great, I should have just had a big plate of salad. Desserts we pretty good. More fresh fruit would have been nice . . .

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  20. SarahC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Buffet only while their kitchen is remodeled but it’s a great buffet. Wine list could use some love. Absolutely stunning room and good service despite a challenging time of year.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the table right next to the big window, and the view was amazing! The food was fresh and everything was warm and the service was great!

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  22. KatieB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very friendly and engaging both about the food and Yosemite sights

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  23. Mike

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is unique and amazing. Great breakfast buffet, friendly staff, great coffee, and an amazing view of Yosemite falls and the rock walls and forest from the "Queen's Table". What's not to love. :) Good value as well about $30/person.

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  24. Butters

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast buffet was an excellent experience. We definitely got our money’s worth and the atmosphere can’t be beat

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  25. AlexS

    Yosemite

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Unremarkable, under whelming and over priced, given what they deliver. Inefficiently made everyone wait 30+ mins to enter regardless of reservation, which was unimpressive and insulting. Steak was good, but other foods were average, chicken was dry. Also now forces everyone to valet park while stating they are not liable for damage of theft. I dislike giving the wheel to others. Ambience was nice, but hoped and expected for much more, especially given their attempts at a suggested dress code and the decor. Maybe just try the breakfast to lessen the disappointment.

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  26. Audrey

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not anticipate buffet upon arrival for our reservation. We were pleasantly surprised regarding the assortment and quality of the food. Everything delicious and creative. ONLY one criticism: Foods could/should have been hotter. Probably not too doable on a buffet.

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  27. Online101

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. We'll confess that after reading some of the reviews, we were worried. Based on what we encountered during our visit, there was no reason to be. The Alcove is an area that extends out from the main dining room with only about a half dozen tables, three of them tables for two next to the windows. The two of us were seated at one of these. (Two notes on the alcove - your best shot at getting one of these tables is to make the request when you reserve, and because we had a 6:30 reservation and it was dark out, we didn't see the construction equipment that you would see during the day. That work should be wrapping up in the coming few months, and it was a non-issue for us.) We were greeted by both our busboy and waiter, who walked us through the buffet options. Our waiter let us know that a butternut squash soup was available, but not at the buffet. We decided to start with that and it was terrific. As for the buffet, everything was well-prepared and hot, and there were no issues with anything running out that we could see. The carved prime rib was perfectly cooked and tender. A vegetable dish of shitake mushrooms, pearl onions, corn and zucchini was great. Steamed asparagus was cooked just right. The scalloped potatoes were a little heavy with the butter and cream. The grilled shrimp were delicious. We tried a slice of the carved dry-rubbed tri-tip along with our mixed greens salad course and it was wonderful. The dessert options included a couple amazing caramel options. The wine list was good - we enjoyed a bottle of MacRostie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (2022) with the meal and dessert. While friends have loved their meals when ordering off the menu, we liked sampling the options with the buffet. We'd happily come back again and began pondering what Thanksgiving at the Ahwahnee would be like after the couple at the next table mentioned how much they had enjoyed it.

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  28. SandraS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ahwanhee never disappoints. The great dining room is glorious, iconic, historic and one of a kind. Although the menu is still buffet while the hotel is under construction, the quality of the food was exceptional. Not everything is going to please everyone’s palate but there’s enough diversity to find something delicious. I’ve been gong there for 50 years and it always rewards with fond memories.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. It would be even better when buffet is replaced with menu selections.

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  30. SFmama11

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had two breakfasts and Valentine's Day dinner at the Ahwahnee dining room. The hotel is currently undergoing seismic updates, and the dining room kitchen is being reconstructed (until summer 2024). The recently reopened dining room (Jan 2024) is currently offering buffet meals which are prepared in a kitchen trailer just outside the hotel. The buffet food for both breakfast and dinner was quite tasty but not up to the level of the dining room's kitchen when at full capability. The service was terrific and there was a wonderful pianist accompanying dinner. It's well worth a visit for the atmosphere of the dining room alone,

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  31. RodLa

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not happy with the buffet. The beef was good but everything else was very weak. Can’t wait for the full service restaurant to return.

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  32. RickB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming and staying here to dine and sleep.

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  33. Jerry

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing like the Ahwahnee dining room. Historic, beautiful out a grand piano in the background? Cmon nothing can beat this

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  34. GrahamH

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The buffet was delicious with a lot of good choices. The staff were excellent and you can’t beat the location

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  35. DineorDie

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific breakfast in beautiful setting. Service was excellent.

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  36. JohnK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast buffet has been scaled way back lately. No custom omelets, and very few fresh baked and bread items. The bagels in particular are a joke...storebought things that look like they're for children - 2.5" in diameter and the thickness of a dime. The place still makes a visit worthwhile but the food is about what you'd expect at a mid-price airport hotel - definitely not up to the standard of the Ahwahnee of years past

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  37. RobertB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nancy was a great waitress.. made us laugh and feel welcomed... fantastic food and aviance... will return

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  38. Robert

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply Awesome! Atmosphere Buffet Dinner Live Piano Wine and cocktail selection a must if in Yosemite Valley.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food excellent ppl excellent service blessings to be here

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soup came cold. We told waiter . Food was lukewarm. Nothing came hot. Prime Rib was good but lukewarm. Chicken was awful very tough. Salad were great. Needed Salmon🤔 no fish or it was gone by 6 pm?? Hostess at reception desk for dining room outstanding! For every meal. Breakfast was great! Loved the Lox and bagels…French toast good..I love that architecture of the Awahanee …. So beautiful with the snow too. Servers especially the meat cutter was outstanding and Friendly. For 200.00 Buffet for 2 ….it was not the best .

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FAQs

The Ahwahnee Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 8433 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 81 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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