Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room

4.4
33 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Located at Yosemite Valley Lodge, the Mountain Room Restaurant boasts striking views of the 2,424 foot high Yosemite Falls. The menu is equally impressive, featuring sizzling steaks, fresh seafood and tasty pastas. The chef’s specialties include local, organic & seasonal preparations including sustainable fish and seafood in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch List. The Mountain Room Restaurant is open year-round.

We are primarily a walk up service restaurant, and as such, only accept reservations for groups of 8 or more, and only at 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Please give us a call if you have any questions, or for more information on Holidays and Special Events.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(209) 372-1403
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Luis Morris
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Catering
Please call our Sales and Catering Office at 888-413-8869 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Across from Yosemite Falls
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available at Yosemite Valley Lodge. Additional parking located across from Camp Four on Northside Drive. There is complimentary shuttle service within Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Lodge Mountain Room Restaurant is located at Bus Stop #8. YARTS service to Merced and Fresno available at Yosemite Valley Lodge
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Public transit
Yosemite Shuttle Stop #7
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Entertainment
The Mountain Room Restaurant features 38 hand selected photographs of Yosemite National Park curated by Evan Russel of the Ansel Adams Gallery.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 33 People Are Saying
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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family has frequented Yosemite for the Vintners Events and always go to the Mountain Room one night for a nicer, more enjoyable & pleasant evening dining experience. We've never been disappointed with any part of the evening.

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MC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

When I made the reservation, there was NO indication that you would not have the regular menu. Our daughter has food issues and they could not be met. It was overpriced and we will not be back.

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MH
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just excellent service!! Made the evening special.

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JM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I admit to being surprised that the food was so good. We ate at the Grand Majestic the next night and I really think the Mountain Room had more delicious food (and at a better price). It was a lovely spot and I'd eat there again. My friend, who is tolerant and kind, referred to our server as "aggressive," which was apt. It seemed that serving a group of 9 was more than she could manage.

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and beautiful scenery from our table. We were seated right away and the options were perfect for our group.

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Y
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Eat here for dinner only! It is expensive, and one of two service dining rooms in Yosemite Park.
I only recommend eating here, because you don't have much of an option if you want to have full service. You may want to eat in the cafeteria or go to the Deli in the Village, but they are mediocre at best. The view is of the Yosemite Falls!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice evening
For the finest dining in the Yosemite Valley, the Majestic Hotel Dining room is still the place for comparison. Our meal at the Majestic was a notch or 2 above the Mountain Room which includes the ambience service and food.
Overall a fine meal at the Mountain Room.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent!

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WF
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice diverse menu. Excellent food combinations. Accommodating of food requests.

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VH
Los Angeles
145 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a nice table by the window which made this trip to the Mountain room very good. I had the portobello mushroom dish which was delicious. It was a nice Mexican-styled presentation which was yummy.

The kids had $18 burgers...Welcome to Yosemite. It is the Disneyland of the Sierras. HA!

The steaks were good but some appeared to have a high amount of gristle but they were enjoyed nonetheless.

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Family gathering for after wedding event. The ambiance was great and host greeting good as well. The waiters at both tables were rude and unaccommodating...they acted like they did not like their jobs. However, the food was excellent to offset the disappointing service.

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OT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wedding guests for the weekend. Our group really enjoyed the venue.

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While at Yosemite, our group of nine family members ate at both the Mountain Room and the Awahnee dining room. The Mountain Room was by far the superior dining experience. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and we felt like valued guests at the Montain Room. The Awahnee cost far more, the service was slipshod, and in their effort to hurry us along in the Awahnee dining room, the plates were swiped away almost before we were finished, some of the food had obviously been held on a warming shelf with predictable results, and the waiters were indifferent. We definitely will dine at the Mountain Room int he future.

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K
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was our first time to Yosemite Valley Lodge, and we were excited to celebrate our anniversary at brunch. We were looking forward to the amazing view that was shown in the pictures on the Internet, unfortunately there is no way to see the falls from the restaurant as shown on the Internet.
The food was pricey for what was available. It's convenient if you're staying at the lodge. The servers were friendly, and attentive.

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner with 3 adults and 8 kids. A perfect view of the waterfall right above us. The food was wonderful. The kids' meals were good for the price and everyone had a great time!

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F
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We dine at the mountain room every year and were excited to try their “new” menu...I had the trout that was just ok. I heard the salmon was good enough. The salads choices weren’t very interesting..the most interesting , the Caesar, was not very good. So, not impressed with their new food. As always, though, the service is great and you can’t beat the ambience.

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f
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Really poor experience. Granted it was a busy time (Thanksgiving weekend), but reservations were not honored and host/hostess desk was uncooperative. Not likely to return regardless of time of year.

We had reservations for two tables (8 and 9 people) under two names for 7pm. We arrived before 7pm. First table was not available until 7:30 and second table was not seated until almost 8pm (despite open tables that could have been used). The staff complained that Open Table allowed too many reservations. Another large party who arrived after our parties was seated before our second group - probably because they were very obnoxious to hostess.

No discount or or other compensation was offered or agreed to despite the extreme inconvenience of a very long wait and the time lag between seating our two parties (all one family).

Food was not impressive, despite high prices. Our server was very nice and did all she could to help our table. Restaurant was not prepared for what is well -known as a busy time (and Aramark KNOWS how many people are staying in park and how limited the food options are at Thanksgiving - no excuse for not being prepared).

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R
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I do not like leaving less than positive reviews, but our experience at this restaurant was a first for me. The waiter only asked my husband and I what we wanted to drink, just serving my children water. The waiter also completely ignored our requests for how we wanted our food served, bringing out almost raw steaks and under cooked salmon. When my husband cut into his steak, it actually squirt blood onto the table. When he tried to get our server’s attention, he was completely ignored for about 10 minutes. My son’s steak was also very bloody and both were eventually sent back to the grill. They came back out 20 minutes later with huge dollups of garlic butter on top, which we had asked to not be included in the first place. My $30 salmon was still raw in the middle, which was a common trend since the couple next to us also sent their salmon back to the kitchen. Our waiter (who thought making jokes about picky eaters was OK) could tell our frustration was climbing and brought us out a bread pudding “on the house”... No one in my party likes bread pudding, so it sat there untouched.
I’m not sure if this is a common theme for this restaurant, but when you are paying for a fine restaurant experience, you expect your food to be cooked, at the very least!

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E
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Few dishes were ok ( hamburger, salmon). Rest inedible to tasteless. Slow but very considerate service. Ate there since we had to...

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YU
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal, great service - everyone got the salmon which was good, my shrimp bruschetta was okay but could have been improved with more seasoning, the sourdough bread is nom.

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JG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

There are limited dining options within the park as a whole. However, when I️ looked at the menu online (which is incorrect); I️ mush have gotten my hopes up to high. The food is average at best. Additionally, with our reservation we still had to wait another 30 minuets before we were seated. Overall, not sure it’s really worth the price.

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J
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and service in the Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room is on par with the Majestic (Ahwahnee). The view is magnificent. We were a party of six. We made reservations several months in advance for a Friday night in October and were glad we did.

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OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We celebrated a family birthday with a lovely meal at the Mountain Room. The cocktails were very good, but the wine list is limited. The Mary's chicken was a family favorite, but none of us liked the pork dish. Thx meat was over cooked and the mustard salad dressing was not so tasty. However, the service and ambiance were exceptional.

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KS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We chose this restaurant due to reviews - it was fine for a group of 9 but given the amazing beauty of Yosemite it did have a feeling of a lodge dining room rather than a special place to eat - although the prices were those of a top notch restaurant.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great spot after camp food for the week. Had our anniversary dinner there!

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OT
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went in hungry and left satiated! Good buffet choices for all 6 in our group, including 3 picky kids. And it was ready and waiting which was great after a long hike and shuttle bus ride. Service was attentive. Only drawback is lack of view- the falls are fairly well obscured.

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We spent over $1,000 on dinner for a group of18. It was a special occasion celebrating my dons graduation from college. The wait staff was not accommodating and gruff granted this was the day after the rock slide and the wait staff had longer than usual commutes. Still I was disappointed in the service. We sat at two tables and our dinners were served at different times with one group finishing dessert before the other finished their entrees. They would not take a drink order before everyone was ready to give their entree order! I expected more. Very disappointed in the service.

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G
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gloria our wattress was terrific! Due to traffic in the valley part of our party was 40 min late. They accommodate us very well! Food was excellent service was very good. Love eating in the Mountain Room when we're in Yosemite.

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OT
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in Yosemite Park, the Yosemite Lodge Restaurant is the best of all places to eat in the park, even better than the Majestic (old Awanee). Lamb shank is especially good, but I've never found anything to not be incredible.

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great meal in an epic location. Flavors were good. We ordered two petite filets and they could not have been cooked more perfectly. I ordered the grass fed burger and it too was memorable. Friendly professional staff and great food. I would consider this one of my very happy places and a definite recommendation of visiting the park!! Please get the original name back for the restaurant and the park's historic landmarks. I will go out of my way to skip a Deleware company business. Boo Delaware company boo!!!

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service for a national park. Beautiful setting.

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p
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Mothers Day

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AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room with fireplace, jacuzzi, small kitchen and AWESOME VIEW OF MERCED RIVER. Place was quiet, did not hear neighbor. Easy access to Yosemite gate which was 1 mile away from hotel, and about 30 minutes to get to the valley floor.

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