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Sun, 2/25
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7:00 PM
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The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

4.2
6083 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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.


Under the culinary leadership of Executive Chef Troy Thompson, The Majestic Dining Room offers traditional California cuisine for breakfast and dinner daily. An array of excellent California wines are also featured on the menu.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Buffet Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Brunch Buffet: Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm


For Dinner, we require Gentlemen to wear long pants and a collared shirt. We require Ladies to wear a Dress, Skirt, or Long Pants with a Blouse. For One and All: Please NO Shorts, T-Shirts, or Tank Tops or Hats.


Casual Dress for Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch.



Reservations are strongly recommended for all meal periods. Walk-ins will be accepted based on table availability.
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Phone number
(209) 372-1489
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Troy Thompson
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Private party facilities
Onsite hotel catering available for up to 200 guests. Please contact our experienced special function managers, Kevin Anderson & Deanna Anderson, for more information.

For regular dining reservations of 15 guests or less, please contact the Dining Room directly at (209) 372-1276.
If your party’s plans change, we ask that AT LEAST 48 hours notice be provided to the dining room if you are altering the reservation.
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Catering
For regular dining reservations of 15 guests or less, please contact The Dining Room at (209) 372-1276.

Onsite hotel catering available for up to 200 guests. Please contact our experienced special function managers, Kevin Anderson & Deanna Anderson, for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Village Drive
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Parking details
Hotel parking lots and complimentary Valet service available. Parking at The Majestic is limited. Day use parking in Yosemite Village is encouraged. Free shuttles run regularly for transportation to and from all lodgings within Yosemite Valley.
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Public transit
Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
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Entertainment
Piano player during dinner service nightly and Sundays during brunch service.
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Special events & promotions
Book now for our upcoming Grand Grape, Thanksgiving, BraceBridge and Taste of Yosemite events.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6083 People Are Saying
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RowenaU 
5.0  Dined a day ago

The servers (unfortunately didn’t get her and his name) are awesome, very kind, excellent customer service , they made sure that we are comfortable and always ask if we need something else.
Excellent ambience and definitely will come back and will recommend to friends and family.

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Shinshia (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

The dining room and the piano music are worth the price. The food is not memorable, but adequate.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Appetizers were reasonable, though the duck gnocchi and the lamb chops were almost inedible

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vipTanuki (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Steak was awful. Too tough to cut and chew. Servers had a bad attitude.

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iiwin8 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

For the prices and the venue, I would expect the food to be very special. It was just okay and was overpriced for what was served. Waited a long time to have our order taken, and over 15 minutes to receive our bill at the end. Waitress was very friendly, but overly chatty at all tables around us. As much as the Ahwahnee is a landmark and beautiful, I don't think we would eat there again.

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1speedjim 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service was good and the basics were fine, but the chef is trying too hard to be creative. Best example is the kid's Mac & Cheese contains ham, grilled onions and gouda. Really, what kid wants that? Scampi was obviously frozen. The entree called "Quinoa with Root Vegetables" was super spicy and the only root vegetables to be found were three tiny cubes of carrot.

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YoseMites 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great ambience. Piano music was very soothing. The sound of the concert grand piano filled the huge hall. Surprisingly not echoey or loud.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing views, great service, perfect ambiance !

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AlexandraW 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was by far the most disappointing experience ever! The food was below fast-food restaurant quality for an incredibly high price. Absolutely not acceptable! I'll never go back and will make sure to share my experience with everyone I know.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Vegetarians/Vegans - this review is for you. The Majestic is beautiful and has great service and ambiance, but they are very old school when it comes to the menu. If you have a plant based diet, prepare to overpay for food that doesn't quite compare to what you make at home. Vegetarians can get the standard pasta based carb meal or Vegans can get some red and white quinoa with some roasted veggies. Not a lot of food and not much thought or effort by the chef's.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We were very pleased with our brunch. The prime rib with au jus was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My family has been coming here for sunday brunch for the last 15 years, and the quality has gone down hill dramatically since the new consession company took over. This use to be an amazing sunday brunch with impecable service and truly top quality food and selection. Now, it's just an overpriced breakfast buffet that relies on the ambiance of the amazing hotel it's served within. Service was very poor (rexervation for 12 only had seating for 11, and took forever to get drinks/coffee). Food quality was not good (most things were overcooked and flavorless). Food selection was more limited than prior years (lots of family favorties from prior years weren't available). Overall a dissapointing experience, and an expensive one at that. This has always been the highlight of the weekend for us - my wife especially (who has always emanded that we come for the brinch). After this visit, even my wife said she probably doesn't want to come back.

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Chuck (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

BRUNCH is amazing. Wonderful selection and wonderful quality. I highly recommend!

SPECIAL NOTE: If you time it right, try to be in the room when Paul sings "It's a Wonderful World" - great moment and even better memory.

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AliM (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We just did the a la carte Sunday breakfast. It was very good, but the selection was limited. The brunch buffet looked delicious! Next time!

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JimA 
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Lunch menu was amateur at best. Simple food prepared mediocre. Service was between good and fair depending on who came around. Wait staff seemed to be on edge as if they weren't allowed to enjoy their job. Not a fun place to dine

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RyanM (Yosemite)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The prices are a little high but I don’t know of anyplace that beats the history and beauty. Definitely an awesome special event opportunity. Every employee was very gentle.

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CurtisW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent restaurant with great food...... that embodied hospitality, first class service and a staff from top to bottom that went out of their way to assure your happiness and comfort.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Beautiful dining room. Adequate service. Mediocre food. Better to just enjoy a drink in the lobby.

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Mtnlady4 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The hostess's have a bad habit of making you wait for seating at a table even thought you have a reservation and the tables are mostly vacant. Bad personal habit of the hostess. Otherwise a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The dining room of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, formerly the Ahwahnee, is excellent. Although expensive, it is good value.

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BonnieR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a wonderful experience. What I was not aware of is that the open table app only posts a few reservation spots. We were surprised to find plenty of tables that were available. I appreciate using this app. But do check the restaurant if the app says there are no reservations available.

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Eleganct (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We celebrated with Manhattans we ordered at the bar and the waitress suggested we could take them to any of the many sitting areas near the several fireplaces near the dining room. Delightful!

Dinner was a late seating at the Majestic 8:30 pm the day before Valentines. Real candles on the tables, white linen service. I was prepared to hear they were out of this, out of that. Exactly opposite. Hubby had one of the best french onion soups he had ever had. Served bubbly hot crusty with gruyere and a toasted slice of french bread. He also had and a New York steak cooked exactly medium rare while I enjoyed rack of lamb perfectly prepared pink and juicy with interesting collection of small tasty vegetables. Huge serving which could be enjoyed for lunch the next day. Tea arrived with a teapot! It's my benchmark of a truly great restaurant ---they pay attention to their tea drinkers.

George our server has been there 40 years, was attentive, warm and very professional. The pianist had a versatile repertoire of background music. We were among the last to leave but were never hurried or rushed. They understood this was a special evening for us and we loved every moment.

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WillFresno (Yosemite)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

No better ambiance. Food was just average, expected better.

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BethanyW (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My husband took me here for my Birthday, I was so impressed. Our service was excellent, the staff was great. The piano player was excellent, food was great. The ambiance was amazing, it is truly a majestic place to have dinner. We pulled up to the red carpet and have the valet take our car, the whole experience was excellent. We loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Sandy at Lunch and David at dinner were very friendly. Josh and Omar the bus boys were very helpful. Prime rib was really good and boysenberry was especially delicious

Looking forward to coming back and trying new dining room menu.

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Cindy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We love having meals at the Majestic Dining Room. The room itself is amazingly beautiful. It’s a very special place in the heart of Yosemite Valley.
The food was exceptional. Really. We had breakfast and dinner there for 2 days and everything was good. The prices are a bit high (especially the breakfast buffet) but it’s worth it. Be sure and try their Onion Soup.
I highly recommend reservations plus there is a dress code at night. Be sure and check before you go.

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NandiniB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

David and his team did a wonderful job of serving us.
The grand buffet was really grand. The variety and taste is truly something to forward to.
I always wanted to eat here and I am so glad I finally did.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic service, beautiful live piano music and gorgeous dining room.

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OpenTable Diner (Yosemite)
1.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Location, location, location. Beautiful, awesome interior.

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Beatbyagirl226 (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

I realize that when you visit and dine at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee), you are paying for the experience. Yosemite is the crown jewel of our National park system, and the location and scenery couldn't be more stunning.
We took a midweek escape on the spur of the moment and were very happy there was room in the hotel and that dining reservations were available. The host/hostess at the entry was very friendly and we were promptly seated. Things went downhill from there. We dined in the restaurant for two dinners and one breakfast, and each time there was a significant wait for things as simple as coffee or silverware. Each meal had a mistake (brought entrees before soup; bread delivered mid-meal; twenty minute wait for check after breakfast; asking us if we wanted desert before meals delivered, etc...) The prime rib and lamb were well worth the wait, both dinners were prepared well and were excellent.
I live in California and rarely have sticker shock, but the 60$ for a simple breakfast of pancakes for one, an omelet for the other, with two coffees seemed a little steep. The pancakes were delicious, but my husband's omelet and hash browns were comparable to what you would get at the Hampton Inn.
Overall, I think at least one dinner at this place is warranted, just to knock off your bucket list. Lower your expectations on service and drink in the beauty that the lodge and the valley have to offer.

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