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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
8426 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 51 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 8,426 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 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

8,426 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greece

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day 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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 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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  3. LindaMc

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 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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  4. patg

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 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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  5. PamelaK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  6. WB836

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  8. GJGourmand

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  10. Seawolf

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  11. AlisonJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  12. DanaC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  13. SarahC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  15. KatieB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  16. Mike

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Online101

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    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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  33. 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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  34. Dori

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Most of the food we had was excellent, really top notch flavor. The breakfast and dinner options in the bar area were all great. They also have some specialty cocktails. we enjoyed the food variety, quality at the dinner buffet - gave us a chance to try more menu items, just small bites. The prime rib was probably the best we've ever had. The shrimp was delicious, as was the polenta

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  35. NicoleG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was incredible. We have eaten there several times over the years and it just keeps getting better. The room, the history is stunning. They were doing a buffet and it was better than I could imagine. The shrimp was perfect and the prime rib off the charts . The mash potatoes had a hint of rosemary and the best we have ever had. There were tiny desserts so you can try everything. I booked out next year reservations the next day. It is something everyone should experience.

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  36. STEVENB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    You are forced to use valet parking! An extra $10, plus a tip (can't blame the valet staff). Buffet for $63 per person was the only choice. Dinner for 2 was $177, and that didn't include alcohol. Food was very good, and wait staff was friendly and attentive. But still miffed at the parking situation :((

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really, really miss the full service menu. We went twice this weekend, Thursday was good because we went earlier. Saturday for my birthday dinner they were out of half of the options when I went up (refilled later I noticed as I walked out) and meat was dry and cold. Pretty disappointed. :(

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buffet now, prime prime rib carved, servers attentive even brought fresh asparagus to our table. Such a beautiful grand Lodge Dining area, wonderful experience.

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  39. RuthieHonestly

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A unique and amazing place! Currently, they are doing bouffet only, which was quite good. The service was friendly and just great in every way. Some of the food was very tasty, and some was pretty good. There was a variety for everyone. Prime rib, shrimp, fish, chicken, pork, as well as many vegetable dishes, terrific mashed potatoes, cheese polenta, and more. Two kinds of salad: Caesar and an sweeter one. Many tiny little desert pastries. Live piano music. Candle light. And historical, artistic architecture and furnishings. What a charming, awesome experience!

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  40. kimberlyb

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at a beautiful table by the window. Service was great and staff very kind and attentive. Food was OK. They have a buffet with a far amount of choices. The new kitchen is not complete so they are doing there best working out of a temporary kitchen.

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FAQs

The Ahwahnee Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 8426 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 51 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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