Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room

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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 and fresh seafood. 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.

Please give us a call if you have any questions, or for more information on Holidays and Special Events.
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T
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Trout was very good
Brussel Sprouts were tough and unacceptable
Limited wine list
Server needs training

KA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu similar to the Ahwahnee but reasonable (plus you can wear outdoor wear). We enjoyed walking to the restaurant from the Ahwahnee, the night sky was resplendent and we saw 2 shooting stars. Food was excellent and waitstaff friendly. We always dine here at least once when in Yosemite (we usually stay in Housekeeping).

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food and service were ok. Ambiance made up for all of that.

R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The dinning room is spectacular, the service was okay and the food was expensive and mediocre.

PM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I wasn't terribly impressed by the Mountain room. We both ordered the chicken mole... I found it bland, and a bit too sweet. I make a better mole at home. Service was good Cheyenne, a busperson, was very helpful and chipper. The prices were a bit high for what we got.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was great. However, we missed having Clive Lee wait on us this time. At least to us, he has become a legend, a living treasure !

f
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great meal in a beautiful setting! Our server was efficient, friendly and attentive. Our food was served promptly but we never felt rushed. A great selection of organic, sustainable food prepared perfectly! We have been coming to Yosemite for many years and the Mountain Room never fails to impress!

s
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We love this place but this time the chef was having a bad day my steak was over cooked cooked and dry we order it pink and my Brussels spouts where hard them the bread pudding was more like warmed up muffin still the view was great

LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was disappointed in the cost of food. It has increased so much in the last two years. The prices were like Ahwahnee prices two years ago. And, the chicken mole was uninspired to boot.
Something strange was going on with the seating system. People were made to wait for a table when there many empty ones. It could not have been the case that so many were ‘reserved’ awaiting guests: just too many empty but so many sad, hungry folks waiting.

JW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fillets I've ever had. Garlic puree was delicious

OT
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dining options are limited in Yosemite so as far as options go for "upscale" dining, the quality of the food and service was good. It is comparable to the Awanhee, however, the food is a bit better at the Awhanee and the ambiance is definitely better.

BN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience with both food, drink, and service with our server Vince. We chose it over Ahwanhee based on others review and we were not disappointed. We would go back and look forward to returning next winter when the crowds are low and the air is fresh in Yosemite.
We chose a vegetarian dish of Portebello mushrooms that she thought was amazing plus a kale salad very fresh. Great room with large framed photo's of what you see throughout your time in Valley. Imagine in summer you would need reservations. Enjoy!

BU
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a pleasant dining experience. The mole chicken was good for a non-Mexican restaurant and the soup was very tasty. The Caesar salad was a disappointment.

L
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining room is as spectacular as photos led us to anticipate. An Ansel Adams Gallery within, and Yosemite Valley views outside the walls of windows added to the joy of celebrating my husband’s birthday trip. Our waiter was stretched on the February Sunday night, and we missed having a bit of congenial conversation with a local. Nonetheless, he delivered excellent service albeit quick and hurried. The menu is tightly curated, and promises organic, free-range, sustainable, and plant-based options. The free-range chicken mole was excellent, and accompanied by winter squash. I was allowed to switch ancient grains for roasted Brussel sprouts. Husband’s Kurobata pork chop was grilled to his request, topped with a tasty onion-bacon jam compote, and accompanied by Delmonico potatoes and roasted Brussel sprouts. Both entrees were generous in portion, with chef-driven sauces/topping. National Park dining does not usually deliver such high quality from their kitchens!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the food and drinks! Our server as great suggestions and was very attentive. The chocolates our server brought at the end of our meal made our day!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Good if you are a 70 year old folk looking for convinience . Only option in town.

OT
Frankfurt Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Für uns fast perfekt
Einzigste die Lautstärke in Restaurant erinnert eher an eine Kneipe.
Sonst volle Punktzahl.

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M
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waiter delivered our food and never came back to the table to check on the food . we had to flag him down. He opened our wine, poured one round and never poured another... we had to open our third bottle our selves...

MC
Baltimore
126 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the fancier dining option in Yosemite Valley. They provided 2 different types of butter for the rolls (which were awesome). The restaurant is spacious and was able to accommodate several large groups. During the day there are excellent views of Yosemite Falls. I had the trout, which was well done, and the potatoes were perfect. Seating and service were quite efficient. The kitchen provided catering to a function next door in the Garden Terrace Room, and the food was great there also.

OT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner here two days in a row and enjoyed both times. We we staying at the Ahwahnee hotel but could not get reservations there so we tried the Mountain Room and were glad we did. The food was great and the atmosphere pleasant. It’s a hidden gem. We will defiantly return.

Q
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly atmosphere. The dining room is not fancy, but the food was delicious and the framed photos from the Ansel Adams collection were beautiful. We had the salmon and the pork chop and would highly recommend both.

OT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. The food was well above average. I was expecting resort food but it was much better than I expected.

W
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the for dinner and the power went out.
The staff was professional, helpful and made the best out of the situation with candles and great attitudes.
We will return!!

1
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked right in and got a window for two. Had our favorite waitress, Lynn. She is such a nice friendly face and always seems cheerful. Very efficient, especially when the restaurant seems to be understaffed a lot. Our food came quickly and someone always came by to pour more water and to be sure we were happy. Mountain House is the only restaurant we will eat dinner. The quality of food is consistently good. It was a wonderful birthday dinner celebration. Ambiance is lovely and it was very romantic when the power went out for awhile. People loved it.
A perfect adventure.

j
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best trout I have had. Mist yet the skin crispy and so tasty. The mushroom and shrimp cocktail appetizers were very good too. Also had the poached pear was good too. Excellant placevto have a good dinner. Nit cheap but then nothing is cheap in Yosemite. I would recommend. Awanhee iscthe best and this us a close second.

MA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The room is large with very high ceilings, and the layout is not cozy, but the lighting was low which helps with atmosphere. Our server came over promptly and kept checking back appropriately. The chicken mole dish had some zip and was very satisfying. The French onion soup and kale/beet salad get two thumbs up. The glasses of wine we chose were tasty and the pour was generous. We will be back.

t
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful! And the food was delicious- a little pricey but that comes with being in Yosemite. Not as expensive as the Ahwahnee, and in my opinion better food!

YC
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Like all Yosemite dining, it seems impossible to create a special meal on a large scale, so you end up with semi- mass produced food served in a large dining room environment where customer service training is minimal and the staff are quite content showing up to work everyday with little ambition or drive to excel

TS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Majority of the food was excellent - except for the Cowboy steak. Two both came very rare when ordering medium. Serving staff was great but waited a long time for food.

KP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a group of nine. Most everyone really enjoyed their food. The bill arrived and had extra charges and the math did not work out. Tried to get it corrected and it came back with a gap in price. Subtotal was listed then tax, but grand total was $11.00 more. It was like they didn't use a computer... Took an extra 25 minutes which kind of ruined the good vibes.

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have been dining at this restaurant for many of the New Years eve events for the past 12 years. During the past 5 years or so, the food quality has gone down very low. Appetizers are cold and desserts are bland.

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious as always and service was prompt and attentive. They take care of us with our food allergies very well as always. They are great with kids as well.

AS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Yum great food and service

JH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I went there for our wedding anniversary this past weekend Dec 2019 & had a great time.. Our only complaint were front desk staff were very short, basically rude. We understand they answer questions all day everyday but, they are customer service after all, other than that, great trip

R
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Food is really not very good. Ambitious and looks good on plate but is tasteless, dry, boring in actuality. The ambience is great. Service was fine. We went foe Christmas Eve dinner. There are really no other options for fine dining in the park except for the Lodge which was booked up. For everyday try the Lounge next door. Also understand that being located in the park gives this restaurant extra challenges, if it had been anywhere else I would have given a worse review.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Christmas Eve dinner here , what a lovely experience!

EH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an amazing wedding evening for us. Thanks for everything

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wondeful location and ambiance. Service was impecable, our server, Lynn,was so friendly and helpful. We had very tasty vegan food, which is difficult for us to find in most restaurants.

NW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The restaurant is not well marked. We walked around in the dark on a cold night looking for the entrance to the restaurant. We had to go through double doors that had another name over the restaurant. Food was good but service was rather gruff.

R
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, ambience and service.

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