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

Love this place! Service was fabulous! The staff, the surrounding areas, the hotel, and of course Yosemite Vally, is a must see to experience and become a part of

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A good dinner, excelent setting

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EW
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and setting is awesome. Food was very good but not the best we've had. A bit pricey for what you get. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, however, and would do it again.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A good dinner, excelent setting

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

BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE!
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CH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of a kind setting and fantastic staff.

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CE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is outstanding. Food is excellent. Live piano music while dining.

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DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

56 dollars for a sunday brunch. No other options. 25 bucks for kids 5-12. Really?

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DH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tastefully rustic ambiance, timely attentive staff from the warm welcome, to the final "thank-you" departure, and helpful bell attendents with accurate directions. For a birthday or special occasion, I would highly recommend this venue for a momentous activity. Finish it off with an easy hike to Mirror Lake for a marvelous day.

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday Brunch was magnificent! Such a beautiful spread of everything sweet and savory, with an omelet bar, carving station, fresh seafood and a lovely pianist. The best part is always simply the experience of dining in this gorgeous historic hall with incredible scenery outside the towering windows. Favorite place ever.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Yosemite National Park, Ranger, Kara Stella was professional ASL interpreter, and was able to provide us wonderful tour program, as well as she placed an extra certified ASL interpreter, Peter Moreno as her great team.
We really enjoyed sightseeing with them! We never forget about the histories and great stories of Yosemite National Park.

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious meals...duck gnocchi were amazing, salmon with corn compote, swordfish with tomato and fava beans (which were actually edamame but still delicious), steak and lamb were all wonderful. Desserts, especially the fig and almond tart and the caramel apple cheesecake, were incredible! And if you are a gin-lover, the Yosemite gimlet is great. Lovely piano music and the lodge atmosphere is warm and grand.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great day trip to see the valley. By far the best time of the year to go.

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

I was giving 2 young 18 year old students from Germany a whirlwind tour of Yosemite and I always like to include eating lunch at the hotel in the tour when ever I do this. It really helps making reservations ahead of time so I am assured of a table. The students loved the food and the architecture of the dining hall. Thank you for the prompt service and on time reservation.

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant in The Majestic Hotel (formerly The Awahnee) is simply gorgeous to look at. The Yosemite Valley can be viewed from every window.

The service was delightful, with a special nod to Frank and Rene. They remembered us each night and we were well taken care. Food portions are large. Loved everything except the pasta pomadoro - pasta was thick and gummy and just covered in prosaic red sauce.

Everything else was fresh and tasty.

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KR
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Majestic is a spectacular huge historic hotel in Yosemite. The view both inside and outside was amazing. The dining room is over 100 feet long and 30 feet high and yet each table feels intimate and well taken care of. The food is traditional but very well done. Even the vegetables, often a throw away in many other restaurants were tender and delicious. The brussel sprouts one of my least favorite were excellent with a honey sweetened sauce. Crisp but not hard or burnt they were happily consumed! Our 12 oz prime rib was superb, DEFINITELY NOT your normal "corporate" slab of poorly cooked beef. It was perfectly done with a slight crunch on the outside and a warm pink center. Everything was warm on the plate so unlike many other places. The wine list was very good even the wines by the glass. We finished our meal with a rich strong coffee and a trio of house made sorbet. It was all excellent. The waiter Andrei and his assistant presented me with a very nice and tasty birthday cupcake prepared by the kitche and they were very gracious. They timed our food presentation to our pacing, again much nicer than most restaurants we have dined at. It is not cheap but very much worth the cost and your time.

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J
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Fantastic. Phenomenal. I look forward to coming back in the Future.

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OC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

Everything about this place is magical... until you actually get your food/ service.

1) we were never told how long our wait would be, so we could have enjoyed some time at the bar and relaxed but we were worried we’d miss our seating time. It ended up being 30 minutes after our reservation.

2) Our hostess & busser/ runner were excellent. Very attentive and kind. But our server was spread so thin and we weren’t as rich as other tables I guess so she basically ignored us, didn’t really check on us or ask us how we were doing. Thank goodness for said runner who did do an excellent job and maybe wasn’t stretched so thin. With how much were paying we expected excellent service

3) All of the appetizers were good, we enjoyed the drinks and then our dinner came out, half chicken. Breast was cooked, sauce was good but then...

4) Our thigh and leg were raw, blood in the middle, pink soft raw meat, RAW. All of our veggies on the plate: raw, and not in an intentional way, just so undercooked they were inedible.

5) Potatoes on the plate were so raw that when I went to push my fork into one it shot off my plate and onto my brand new dress, so a waste of $40 for the plate, and a new dress ruined.

6) I had told them it was our 7 year anniversary and we were celebrating & nothing, no nicesities about happy anniversary even. I had seen celebratory plates and I was fine that we didn’t get one but it just felt unspecial from the moment we got our server until the end when dinner took 2.5 hours because we had to wait so long for our server/ check.

7) This place is beautiful, historical, and incredible, but I’d rather eat in the bar any day. I would never recommend any waste their money in the dining room no matter the occasion! Pack a stargazers picnic, go to the lodge for dinner or go to the bar like I said.

Wish they would have asked us how things were sincerely so I could have asked for my money back. It was such a disappointing experience.

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s
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When you're staying in the valley, it can be tough to find a good meal. I've been to the Majestic now two times, for a dinner and for Sunday brunch, and both times I thought the food stood out. Of course the value could be better, but the service staff does a great job of spending time with you and catering to your requests. Overall, I'd recommend stopping by. My personal preference is one meal per visit to the park due to price.

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's truly magical eating at the Ahwahnee (Majestic) dinning room. They do a lovely job and the food is really quite good. It's a must experience if you go to Yosemite. You don't have to be staying at the hotel to eat there.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have dined in the Majestic Dining Room every other year during visits to the park and the ambiance has always been great with the food being average at best. News flash -!things have changed! Our most recent visit and dinner provided the same great ambiance and service but this time around the food was amazing. We had a small group and every aspect of our meal across the entire table was perfect. I would highly recommend this spot to any visiting fine diner who would appreciate a great meal in a pristine and truly “majestic” place.

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I would recommend a visit to the Ahwanee Dining Room for the sheer beauty of the room. Lunch is our usual choice and a reasonable value for the ambiance and the lighting is good during the day. My wife and I agree that lunch was better under Delaware North and other previous operators. Our Seafood Cobb salad of years past used to come with a good portion of crab and shrimp. On a recent visit the salad was overdressed and vinegary and the salad showed up with no shrimp. We had to ask for the shrimp and crab is no longer included with this menu item. Still worth a visit as the building is a national treasure. I still won't call it the Majestic Yosemite Hotel - it's the Ahwanee Hotel. My wife and I go to Yosemite at least once a year and were married at the Wawona Hotel 25 years ago. I'm not impressed with Aramark, the current concessionaire at Yosemite National Park.

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L
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

There is only one Ahwahnee Hotel! Our food and service were both very good. Our server was knowledgeable about the wine list. Food arrived quickly and was the right temperature. Portions were large. Except for Open Table notifying me that we missed our reservation, which we did not, it was great. It is hard to make a reservation on the phone, so using Open Table is a great alternative.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed 4 nights at the Majestic for our 30th anniversary and ate in the Dining Room on 3 of those nights. On all 3 nights, we corked a nice bottle of wine ($20.50 corkage), listened to brilliant piano and loved our food and the romantic, historic and "majestic" ambiance. Each night we split french onion soup and an entree (prime rib twice and rack of lamb) and we were unable to eat all the prime rib (even when split). The service was friendly and top notch in every way. They even brought an anniversary dessert, which was a nice special touch. We can't recommend this restaurant (and hotel) enough, and look forward to our next visit. Chris and Lori Sheron, Novato, CA

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CJ
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the Ahwahnee dining room speaks for itself in ambiance - the piano acopmaniment was not what it used to be

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MB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy dinner in the dining room!

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited the restaurant twice during our stay. The room is magnificent and wait staff attentive and fun. Menu was good and everything we chose delicious. We learnt the first night that the mains ( called entree in the US) were very large! I had ordered the French onion soup followed by lamb rack and barely made a dent in the rack so we boxed it for lunch for two of us the next day. The lamb was cooked just as I ordered (medium rare) and was delicious as was the accompanying ratatouille. My husband ordered the Roasted Cauliflower and the Prime Rib. His steak was also enormous but cooked to perfection (med). Both our first courses were also good.
The second visit we stuck to smaller choices. We had the Majestic Salad and the 3 Beet salad which we enjoyed as they were fresh and full of flavour. We followed the salad with the crab cakes and the Duck Gnocchi. Just the right sizes and both excellent. This left room to share the famous boysenberry pie which capped it off nicely. We paired single glasses of wine with each course. The ambience was made even more beautiful by the piano players on both nights. It is very expensive experience with tips and taxes but one we will treasure.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Gorgeous setting. Lovely staff. Tasteless lamb. Took two tries to find the wine we ordered. It’s the only place in town.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i’ll never forget this lovely place ever. thank you for everything.

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GC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food & service disappointing, piano very nice. Chicken OK, Lamb bad.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Perfect end to a beautiful day in the park!

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DB
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Considering the architecture and location, it is disappointing that the food does not match. Don't get me wrong, the food was good, but it should be outstanding.

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L
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Still deserving of its reputation as a romantic spot to dine. The food was good - however, not as outstanding as we've found in previous visits. We had the chicken (fine, but nothing special) and the swordfish (very good.) The dressing on the beet salad was a bit bitter, but the dish is still a nice assortment of beets, tomatoes, burrata cheese. The french onion soup was fine. The eggnog creme brûlée was a big disappointment - didn't taste like egg nog and just tasted extremely salty. Kudos to our server for recognizing we didn't like it and not charging for the dessert. Choose the boysenberry pie instead! By the way, the service was excellent, as always. The atmosphere of this grand room at the Majestic (Ahwahnee) is really special - tall candles on every table, great space, and beautiful music by the pianist. If you are looking for a place to spend a romantic evening, don't miss dining here. You'll find it pricey, but you can check out the prices and menu beforehand. Thanks, Open Table, for making the reservations process even easier!

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable stay!! Recommend to any one to experience this magnificent place that lives to its name “ THE MAGESTIC HOTEL”.

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CJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food quality and selection for the sunday brunch was outstanding! A bit pricey, but worth it for the quality and ambiance.

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FK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We appreciated having Paul and Frank serve us. They made the trip memorable for sure.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful scenery. The buffet is good but expensive.

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SS
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room is quite impressive. The food and service was excellent. And the pianist was great

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ME
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice lunch, good service. This is not a place to grab a quick meal. Plan on a leisurely experience.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to have a fancy dinner. We had the salmon and prime rib. Food was excellent and service was great. Live piano player and chandelier ambiance.

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