The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

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The Majestic Yosemite Hotel conveys a feeling of elegance and refinement while maintaining a comfortable, natural atmosphere. The logs of stripped and polished sugar pine, which support the 34-foot-high beamed ceilings, reinforce the rustic ambiance that is reflective of The Majestic’s mountain surroundings.
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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trout was delicious and boysenberry pie excellent

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RC
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dropped by for lunch between hikes. Food was honestly a bit poor - I ordered Majestic burger, which was fine; partner ordered veggie wrap - came with potato salad which she enjoyed, but wrap itself had odd odour. A couple of tables around us were complaining as we arrived, making the atmosphere and server a bit tense, though she was lovely to us.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

breakfast was good at the majestic dining room.
pricey.. but its the location.....
Dinner is way overpriced for the quality.

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Incredible dining room
Food was mediocre
Very expensive
Good service

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RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience exceeded our expectations. The dining room was so beautiful- amazing ambiance, as well as quiet, with the occasional pianist playing music (we loved that!). Our server was amazing- he recommended wine, split our salad for us, and was so friendly. It was my birthday, and he really went above and beyond the make the experience unforgettable. Can not wait to come back. One of the best dining experiences we have had. Thank you!

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MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch for our 50th wedding anniversary was outstanding. The staff gave us a special table with an amazing view. Food very good, friendly staff.

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GF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, tons of choices, even for gluten-free desserts. The service was impeccable. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, don’t forget to mention it as a make you feel special. We went for Easter brunch, which is their traditional Sunday brunch. I’m sure anyone would love it.

You did not receive a complimentary glass of champagne as you do with most of Sunday brunch menus. However, if you get there half an hour before your reservations, you can head over to the bar and enjoy a Mamosa or cranberry and champagne, as I did. Just about all drinks are $13 each.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Did Easter at the buffet. Food was cold. Nothing special as far as food goes. Table was stuffed next to piano. We had 2 staff waiting on us. They took our picture at the table then we never saw them again. Never refilled drinks. Great ambience but not for 54$ a person. Very disappointed.

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OS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a special lunch in alcove: good food, good wine and good service.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Appetizers, entrees and desserts were all great, crab dip, killer prime rib, pan fried trout, steak, boysenberry pie n super moist cheese cake

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SF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in an amazing ambience. The food was actually well priced.

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B
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Beautiful building, terrible food. It’s a beautiful building worth visiting to see it and walk the grounds and the dining room. We were there for lunch with our married three children, spouses, and three grandchildren. The part of the ambience worth of 4 stars is the building. It needs some repairs on ceiling though. But the food here is terrible and is expensive. Service is not great either. We had two servers because our group was large, one was great and the other one was okay. Also, the menu through Opentable read they had brunch every day, which was the attraction for us, but they didn’t list the hrs and it ends at 10:30am.
Not worth eating there. Visit the premises, but chocolates at the shop, and find good food elsewhere.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great family fun in history

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Yosemite and dinner at the Majestic was the culmination of a tour of California we hosted for our friends from Malaga, Spain. We'd been to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Monterey and promised them a wonderful dinner at the Majestic as the finale of their trip. The dinner was anything but. We were seated quickly which is great for a party of nine (9). Good start. Then we waited, and waited and waited. The waiter did not pour wine when glasses were empty, there was not refreshing of water glasses, and given the length of our wait for the food to arrive at our table (over 1 hour) we would have expected more bread or a courtesy appetizer - but sadly, none came. The food arrived and it was lukewarm, and average in presentation and taste (mind you we'd been dining at Tadich and the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco and other fine dining locations along our journey - so we did have a recent and full basis of comparison at this point). The Inn is needing touch up and this was noticeable to our guests who are accustomed to stays in the best hotels of Europe. So, were it not for the majesty of Yosemite itself, which the hotel could not diminish - we would have presented a sad finale in total for our guests. Please bring the hotel and the dining back to its former glory. Hire, train and retain skilled wait staff in the dining salon. Provide them well trained assistants. Bring in chefs who take pride in providing the very best. Let me know when you've done all this and we'll come and give the Majestic dining another chance.

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Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, something for all of our family (some of whom are pretty fussy eaters!!).

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LO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The dining room was truly majestic. We enjoyed the ambiance very much. The service was a little slow, but the lady who refilled our water glasses and wine was very attentive. The food was so-so; only 2 people in our party of 14, who ordered the rack of lamb liked their food; the swordfish was dry and the prime rib was just okay. The live piano playing was enjoyable and contributed to the ambiance. I would recommend the place for the experience of dining in the dining room, but don’t expect much on the food.

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J
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Majestic was just that - majestic. It is one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The high ceilings and windows offered magnificent views. The breakfast was outstanding and the coffee good. Dinner offered s wide assortment and was equally good. The service was fast but you did not feel rushed. It is pricey but worth the treat!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Hamburgers were over cooked and under seasoned. A lunch for 5 ppl with 1 appetizer , beer , Italian soda and juice was $165. Go for the atmosphere not for the food!

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M
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and cuisine create the perfect combination for everlasting memories. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, service, and everything about the dining experience. This is a place you must go to when you visit Yosemite. We enjoyed it so much we returned to have another meal at the hotel.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Did not stay at hotel. Only ate at the restaurant. Over-priced but we knew that going in. We expected a little more out of the decor and wait staff but we were happy and didn't really care. Food was fair.

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M
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal, outstanding service and beautiful location. This is a place you must go to!

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Have been visiting Yosemite and having dinner at the Majestic (formerly Ahwahnee) Hotel for some 30+ years. Though the ambience is still great, the service wasn’t quite up to par with what we had experienced in the past. More importantly, the food was mediocre. Rack of lamb not tender, fish just so-so. The flavors weren’t good. Please bring back the high standards formerly associated with this national treasure!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful relaxing dinner with a view of the mountains in Yosemite National Park. An iconic hotel with immaculate service and great food. Try the best salad! Delicious!

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KH
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful setting for dinner, the food was excellent albeit pricey, but it's expected in Yosemite.
The staff was quite good but like most of the park and the Majestic Yosemite in particular, understaffed. So they had to be good just to keep up.

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, a good dining experience at one of the iconic sites and restaurants in the entire National Park system. Service was exceptional. We had a window table, allowing for a nice view until it got dark.

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MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

80th Birthday

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SB
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Corporate hotel food with no love, care or oversight. Get fries and a beer and enjoy the beautiful room. Absolute wasted money on Sysco food that made us feel sick.

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Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most magnificent dining experiences my husband and I have ever had and we have been married for 26 years. Everything was absolutely perfect:) Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing and the food was even better! Thank you for making my special weekend that much more special. I will be back soon.

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M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at the Majestic. The food was very good and service was excellent.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. The servers were very attentive and prompt.

Ambiance was very good. Nice for a romantic dinner.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the dining room

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner service. But breakfast service is poor. Ate breakfast in dining room twice and it was slow and staff seemed very disorganized.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered blueberry pancakes and eggs benedict. Outstanding food-much better than expected after reading other reviews. Gorgeous location-expensive but worth it for breakfast. Great service too!

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RC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Quinoa was yummy. My young daughters said "this is the fanciest place we have ever eaten, mom."

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MC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional, professional old school service, classy and elegant with truly superb food, Jo is a fabulous ambassador for Yosemite and Adrienne our waiter from Romania the first night was terrific, Dave also offered great service the second night, Jasmine managed our reservation and table selection with ease and smiles, the piano player added such value to the dinner experience we have nothing but the most wonderful memories of our dinners at The Majestic ⭐️

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ND
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was for 5:30 PM. We were seated immediately. Soup was served about 30 minutes later and entree about 65 minutes after arrival. Steak was medium cooked rather than med rare as ordered. Servers and hostess were very attentive despite the slow food service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved The Majestic Hotel, the architecture, the ambiance, the mountain views from the location. However the dining food was okay. The Norway Salmon was nothing special and the rack of Lamb was a little gamey and sweet. We wanted to try something different either than the Prime Rib or Steak. Caramel Apple Cheesecake was delightfully delicious.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the same waiter that served us last June when we brought our children and grandchildren for a birthday dinner. Adrian was superb in waiting on us. We look forward to returning next year.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the trout on the lunch menu :-)

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