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The Branch, Twain Harte, CA

The Branch

4.9
4.9
36 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
With over 20 years of cooking experience, Chef Matt Garcia brings a new dining experience to Tuolumne County. Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in San Francisco, Chef Matt has worked with some of the Bay Area's top chefs. As a young chef he was nominated as 7x7 Rising Star Chef, creating beautiful dishes that showcase the freshness of the ingredients and their bright, natural flavor and he continues to do so. The Branch is a place where we come together, not only to simply eat but to experience the joy, the emotion that his food brings about.

We believe food should create a memory, an emotion, and Chef Matt is able to capture this concept beautifully all within a laid back, fun atmosphere (no white table cloths here!)

Located under the Twain Harte arch, our casual environment allows you to enjoy yourself with a glass of wine, beer or sparkling in hand. We welcome you to The Branch and we look forward to serving you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Bistro, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (209) 586-1402
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Matt Garcia

Experiences

  • A La Carte + Latin Tasting Menu

    Apr 18 - Apr 20, 2024
    MENU TBD
  • A La Carte + Latin Tasting Menu

    Apr 25 - Apr 27, 2024
    MENU TBD

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Overall

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Food

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Service

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Ambiance

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Value

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for groups

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Healthy

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for special occasions

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Lively

36 Reviews
  1. ClaudiuandMonica

    Atlanta Metro

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very limited menu .. was given a dinner menu and after deciding what to order, the server came and told us the menu is not available and presented us with a tapas menu … Parole soup was good out of everything we ordered … Place is very small and outdated …

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  2. LisaH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tacos, on the larger side. Also had ahi tostada which was yummy. Fine wine and beer selection. Both desserts were tasty, strawberry shortcake and if I recall, a bread pudding.

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  3. IsabelleP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treat! I have been trying to go to The Branch since the opening and finally got in. Everything was absolutely perfect. It was a very intimate and interactive experience with the most delicious food I have had in a long time (and we live in the Bay Area). Thank you for such a wonderful night. We can't wait to come back.

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  4. Nicole

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    12/10! Highly highly recommend The Branch for anyone looking for excellent food, incredibly friendly staff, and an overall super enjoyable time. Will be back!

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  5. RachelT

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great family environment, but with elevated food. Service was excellent and the chef even came out to make sure we were enjoying everything. This is definitely a new favorite.

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  6. MikeAndElisa

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gem in our town of Twain Harte offering excellent upscale food. We have been a few times, and it never disappoints! We love Chef Matt's creativity and blend of flavors. The team working there is fabulous, and dining there is always an experience.

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  7. NancyShep

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual Chef Garcia created food elegance. Each in our party was satisfied with a special course of their choice, including our vegetarian. The desserts were amazing and hard to judge the best. A great time was had by all.

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  8. ScottR

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seriously some of the best food I’ve eaten, not just in the area but ever. This place is special.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matt is absolutely amazing and the food is incredible!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! We will be returning. Food is fresh and creative. Such a great addition to the neighborhood😀

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  11. CLN07

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A definite must for the Twain Harte. Food was top notch and a foodie experience. We will definitely be back. Thanks again for the great service Amber

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  12. AngelaD

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! Crab cake was great, lots of crab and not loaded with fillers, pork belly sliders were fantastic the avocado was creamy and the pickled slaw was delish! We also had the beef tenderloin that was cooked to perfection and the squash side was crispy and sweet, we finished our meal with the vanilla crème brûlée, perfect! We will definitely return! Thanks Chef Matt, Amber and Branch crew!

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  13. SharonJ

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best food on the Twain Harte/Sonora area.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so blessed to have such an amazing restaurant in our small town! Will be going monthly!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, friendly staff, terrific experience all around!!!

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  16. Taylor

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. I'm so stoked they're doing dinners. We're lucky to have this gem in the mountains.

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  17. AprilB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. The best meal I've ever had. Will definitely be coming back every time I'm up here.

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  18. BobO

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chief Matt is the real deal, if you are looking for a fabulous dining experience, don't miss this hidden gem. All of our dishes were cooked to perfection, along with a very friendly staff making our dining experience perfect. You can spend the same amount of money at other restaurants for a mediocre meal, or have an experience that will make you wanting to come back again. This is now our #1 restaurant in the area. Very highly recommended.

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  19. LindsayW

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you haven’t eaten at The Branch in Twain Harte yet, you’re missing out big time!! The crew that makes these heavenly meals and wonderful atmosphere are truly one of a kind! You can tell they all work hard together to make your experience one of a kind! From the greeting when you walk in to the (literally) MOST scrumptious food and dessert I’ve ever had, it’s an experience you want to have over and over!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Date night enjoyed with friends. The food and service was wonderful. Will dine again and having our office Christmas Party catered by this exceptional establishment.

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  21. Licious

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Branch. It's such a refreshing place to have a meal. Originally loved lunch service there and was bummed to see that it moved to dinner but we just had our first dinner there and it was fantastic. Multi-courses for $100; easy peasy. Made for a fun evening and we didn't have to think about what we wanted to eat.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. PattyJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Better than top restaurants in sf. Love the food . Great wine list

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  23. ChantalC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived both the doors were wide open, it was COLD outside. We did ask them to close them and they did. They sat us right next to the door even though there were other tables available. The food was ok, not worthy of $100 per person. The server was sweet and friendly. Food was not great, over salted and basic.

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  24. RobinM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Matt is serving up the best food in town! We were so excited to get a reservation for his 7 course chefs tasting menu. Each dish was delicious! We are also so glad the a la carte menu is back and we will be able to pop in for an appetizer and entree anytime. Can't wait to come back!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. SunnyD

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Was the best way to celebrate our anniversary.

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  26. Vicki

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for my birthday, late reservation. Very welcoming and accommodating. Really enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious! Brought our pup and ate on the porch.

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  27. Garrett

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome restaurant. Quality food and service and a great value. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who wants to experience amazing and unique dining experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. KaylaO

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience dining at The Branch. It was great to chat with the Chef before enjoying the food. The food was exceptional and the service was even better. I definitely would recommend this place to anyone looking for an intimate fine dining experience.

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  29. KristinB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. We loved every dish. Highly recommend!

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  30. Proseph

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve had Michelin starred meals that cost 4x as much and are half as good. Honestly probably the best fine food for the price in the state.

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  31. KellieT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Matt and his staff were amazing. A wonderful evening with my lady. The menu was exceptional and extremely creative. Chef Matt interacted with his guests and made us feel right at home. We look forward to his next menu. - Arnie & Charlotte

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  32. MikeNKate

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible food in the most unexpected location. Amazing chef with a unique, rotating menu and excellent wines. I would absolutely go back in a heartbeat.

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  33. JMB2312

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, service and atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back!

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  34. CindyW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you ever get a chance to dine with Matt at the Branch in Twain Harte don’t miss it !! An exquisite eating experience and a lot of fun too! Thanks Matt and staff for a great evening

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  35. Melissa

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So excited to have good food locally! Every course was amazing. Love the laid back atmosphere. Got to enjoy our experience without all the fuss. Will definitely be coming back again.

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  36. CourtneyZ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time for dinner at our favorite lunch spot. They completely transformed the place. It was so warm and intimate. We were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and seated. The food was incredible all the way from the apps through dessert and the wine list was excellent. All the dishes were explained by the amazing staff, including Chef Matt, who we were able to watch prepare our sophisticated but totally unstuffy meal. We will most definitely be back for another experience.

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FAQs

The Branch is rated 4.9 stars by 36 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 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Branch

22975 Joaquin Gully Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Twain Harte
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Bistro, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Matt Garcia
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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