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Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room, Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room

4.4
4.4
1213 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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 contact us if you have any questions, or for more information on Holidays and Special Events.

Reservations are highly recommended.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (209) 372-1481
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Luis Morris
  • Catering
    For catering events please contact our Sales and Catering team at 888-413-8869.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private rooms for groups, to inquire about a private event please call our Sales and Catering team call 888-413-8869.
  • Private party contact
    Janiz Kunz: (209) 372-1359
  • Neighborhood
    Yosemite
  • Cross street
    Across from Yosemite Falls
  • 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
  • Public transit
    Yosemite Shuttle Stop #7
  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,213 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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

    Romantic

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for special occasions

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Most Booked

1,213 Reviews
  1. RobertH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Friendly staff to talk with about themselves

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The New York steak dinner came with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus & 2 mini bell peppers. The favors of each item were wonderful. I enjoyed the Mountain Room much more than the buffet dinner at the Ahwahnee where some items were cold when suppose to be warm

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  3. Xris

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and large room with picturesque windows of Yosemite Falls. Good selection of entrees with reasonable prices. Ordered the chicken and the trout entrees as well as leek soup. Cocktails were spot on. There are only two fine dining restaurants in the valley and this one is the best. Will definitely come again. Make your reservation early.

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  4. TomF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We shared the 10 oz. Filet Mignon and it was great.

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  5. MariaP

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Understandably this restaurant is hard to get into if you don’t make reservations. Once in, the seating is comfortable and most importantly the food is delicious! Ordered soup of the day, tuna tartar and the chocolate cake and all was very good and I’m not saying that because I was very hungry from a long day in Yosemite. The quality and service were really top notch.

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  6. RyanL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Rude staff. When asked to sit with a window was rudely told no. The entire reason we got reservations was for the view

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  7. LaiHS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to the Mountain Room for years. We know which table we want to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. We requested a specific table. We were told that the table we requested is for four. Shortly after we were sat on a table for two, we saw a couple sitting on the table we requested. Some staff needs further training on how to handle requests and treat long time customers properly.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was not exceptional or very customer oriented BUT the steak was the best we’ve had in many years so worth the visit. Also a beautiful setting within view of Yosemite Falls.

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  9. SDSeadog

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was okay…good but not spectacular. What was incredible was the service provided by assistant waiter, Alexandra. She was always totally on top of things. Noticed the table was a bit wobbly and immediately jumped in to rectify. My French onion soup was so old or overdone that the cheese had to be cut with a sharp knife…again, she immediately swept in to replace it! We’ll be back…hopefully in Alex’s section!

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  10. Stacey

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous modern building on a property that feels like you’re in Japan. Loved our endive salad, bottle of red wine, trout, and New York steak. Mike was a great server and Rose the busser was lovely. Didn’t have a view of the falls but wasn’t a big deal. Tons of big pretty art and the architecture was impressive. Highly recommended to treat yourself here!

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  11. EricR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While Yosemite dining has faced its share of challenges recently, we found the Mountain Room quite delightful. The food was fresh, prepared well and priced on par with any fine dining restaurant. With the Ahwahnee Hotel still undergoing major renovations the Mountain Room is the place to go for a night after a long day on the trail in Yosemite.

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  12. Arls

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely waitstaff; kept us informed about progress in the kitchen, friendly and welcoming. Front desk a bit stiff, but efficient. Wish there was a pasta choice on dinner menu.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork chops were amazing as was the view. I forgot our server's name (maybe Sean) with the distinctive voice; he was wonderful. We had reservations for 7 and were able to be seated early.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    servers were very attentive food was good very creative salad our choice always when we want a good dinner in Yosemite. The Awahnee is nice but fairly expensive and the mountain room offers good food at a good value in a very comfortable modern atmosphere

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  15. LynnN

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal! Fantastic Trout & 10oz. Filet M. All very nicely prepared… loved the burrata salad too!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    View was nice. Food was good. Service was a little slow. Waters always filled quickly. Our waitress was very nice. We enjoyed our meal. Was there for my birthday dinner.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was not expecting anything great. I ordered a burrata appetizer that was not bad. Then came my main, this chicken dish. Terrible is an understatement. I would not have been surprised if it was from a frozen dinner. If you started with decently fresh chicken it would be difficult to make something this chalky and inedible. It was insulting. This was the first dish I’ve ever sent back because I couldn’t eat it. I got a burger instead, which was not bad (but still overcooked). Anyway, come here if you want a sit down dinner, don’t expect greatness and stay away from the chicken.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food ok service ok nothing outstanding ok for quick meal

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  19. DavidH

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food prep was disappointing as my wife’s meal hat fat and grizzle as the meat was not prepared properly before cooking.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's really the only place to eat in Yosemite. Skip the Ahwahnee for dinner, It's not it, a drink at the bar is great but they haven't figured out quite a few things like food and ambiance. Mountain Room has great meals, you can order vegan, glueten free and dairy free options that are well balance meals.. not just a salad or side. Food is great, Service was particularly charming, our server Sean had the manners of a medieval knight, and Alexandria was so helpful as well, she kept an eye on our drinks and had great communication. After a long hike this place is golden. I would plan ahead as reservations are tight. Thank you to the team there on 5/7 appreciate you! Front of house too! (they squeezed us in earlier than our reservation)

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  21. KBNR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the view in the dining room and always look forward to dinner here. This time it felt very rushed by our server in the beginning. We received our appetizer and within just a few minutes later our main course was served. If we ate the appetizer our steaks would be cold. My daughter ordered shrimp with her steak and it was raw when she cut into it, of course we called the server and he returned it to the kitchen and delivered a new one. That one was cooked a bit better but still not fully cooked, the disappointment came from the server never checking back in to see if it was ok. After that he kinda went missing and it took a very long time to even receive our bill.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent and service top notch. Beautiful view of falls. Best dining experience in Yosemite Valley. Returning again tonight.

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  23. Dino

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Options for all diets. Outstanding service. Lovely setting.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding! The food was just okay and pricey for what it is. If the restaurant wasn't in Yosemite it wouldn't be worth the price.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is the “nicest” in Yosemite Valley at the moment. Service was excellent. Food is decent though overpriced and arrived cold even though we had an early 5:30 reservation and they weren’t crowded yet. I paid $200 for 3 people having just 2 apps, 3 entrees (vegetarian so no pricier meat or fish cuts) and 2 desserts. If you want a nicer sit down dinner with some ambiance that isn’t casual grab and go junk food, this is the choice in the park. Awanhapee Hotel which I also considered currently has construction blocking their view.

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  26. michaelb

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    On the bright side, the service was terrific. As to the negatives, the restaurant was freezing cold and staff said that they could not turn on the heat. Absurd. A fine dining restaurant and everyone was eating with parkas on. Not a good start. Food was bland and cold. All in all, I would not recommend and would not return there.

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  27. Taylor

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular setting, worth doing this at least once during your time at Yosemite. Pricey. The host was fun, very nice and helpful, the girl who brought our waters and bussed our tables was also very nice and helpful. Our server, Jose, was very rushed, barely spent two minutes at our table during the 90 minutes. The Lounge next store is more casual, and fun. Good place to stop in for a drink before or after dinner.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, beautiful furnishings and artwork, and the view of the falls lovely. Good food, great service. Reservation required!

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  29. Jonas

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant upgrade from all other dining options at Yosemite. Kinda like "Ahwahnee-light" - not quite the quality or ambiance but also less expensive. And Way better than any other food place in the Valley.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a great experience with beautiful scenery, and the food is creative and good

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful setting at the base of Yosemite Falls. Attentive service, good food options, and quality meals made for a lovely evening. 

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  32. RoseJ

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a nice dining room with table service. We ordered the pork chop dinner and it was delicious. Served the meat as ordered, one medium and the other well. Two glasses of wine and some dessert to compliment the meal. Server was pleasant n efficient.

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  33. DoubleD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The room was beautiful. Our salads and appetizers were delicious. Entrees, wines and dessert were average, nothing special. Our waiter rushed us through every step of the meal, talked at a very fast pace and seemed in a major hurry except when it was time for the check he was nowhere to be found - so strange and disappointing.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a return visit and we were very disappointed after a great dinner 18 months ago. It started with the two of us getting slightly different menus. Waiter wasn’t really sure which one was right. After we clarified what the dish was served with before ordering, it came with an entirely different vegetable. The steak was dry and the halibut undercooked. The burrata was tasty but didn’t come with anything to pair it so we had to order a bread basket for an additional charge. Honestly the meal we had the night before at the bar across the way for a third of the cost was better! View of course was fantastic.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere. Poor food for the cost. Maybe we had the expectation too high.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner after the very enjoyable Midsummer’s Night Dream performance by UC Merced and park staff. Yosemite Falls was clearly visible from our table. The food was very good as was the service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dinning room and view and delicious dinner.. excellent service as well! Pork chop was amazing

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  38. Annah

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Loud, lots of unruly kids, and mediocre food. Super friendly service, though. But after a long day of hiking, it’s nice to eat at a sit down restaurant in the Valley… and this is the only place!

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  39. susiek

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation for dinner, requesting a table with a waterfall view and they gave us a table with a great view. Service was great - super friendly. Drinks were delicious. Food was just ok. We were prepared for elevated prices but still … ouch

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  40. JimK

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner three nights in a row while staying at the Yosemite Lodge. The restaurant is positioned at the base of Yosemite Falls and has amazing views of the falls from most tables in the restaurant. We had reservations but arrived about 1/2 hour early. The restaurant was very accommodating in seating us early. The service was fantastic. We had the same waitress (Val) all three nights. We had such a pleasant experience the first night we asked to be seated in her area the next two nights. The food was amazing. Dining here three night, we almost ran the menu. The burrata cheese and heirloom tomato appetizer was fantastic. We had the halibut, trout, lemongrass chicken and Prime Sirloin steak. All were prepared perfectly. The Yosemite Valley Mountain Room is the best choice for dinner currently since the Ahwahnee Hotel is undergoing a restoration and only offers a buffet dinner.

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FAQs

Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room is rated 4.4 stars by 1213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room

9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Across from Yosemite Falls
  • Neighborhood
    Yosemite
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • 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
  • Public transit
    Yosemite Shuttle Stop #7
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Luis Morris
  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (209) 372-1481
  • Catering
    For catering events please contact our Sales and Catering team at 888-413-8869.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private rooms for groups, to inquire about a private event please call our Sales and Catering team call 888-413-8869.
  • Private party contact
    Janiz Kunz: (209) 372-1359
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