The Restaurant at Convict Lake

4.8
633 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
The Restaurant at Convict Lake is widely recognized as the finest restaurant in the Eastern Sierra and a "locals" choice for special occasions. Dine in a romantic and casually elegant atmosphere located just 10 minutes from Mammoth Lakes across from the Mammoth/Yosemite Airport.

Our menu features continental cuisine and such sumptuous specialties as rack of lamb, beef wellington, grass fed beef steaks, fresh seafood and pastas. We have an award-winning wine list including some of the best vintages around the world and a martini bar. If you are not up for a four course meal, enjoy appetizers and drinks at the martini bar in The Lounge. The lounge offers a separate menu and HD TV's to watch your favorite sports.
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RickD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and ambiance was outstanding! We will definitely be back!

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BillH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location. Very good to excellent food. Superb people and service. Prices a bit high but quite reasonable for an out-of-the-way resort with really good food. We drive nearly four hours for dinner and a room.

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AlfredM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Excellent food, great service and friendly server. Will go again.

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TorbenO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey, but well cooked and seasoned food. Wine and dessert were good as well!

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TomC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the location, atmosphere, food, drinks, and service were perfect. We had the clay pot garlic, beef wellington, the special (beef short rib), and fuji apple and mascarpone strudel. All were delicious, especially the wellington that simply dissolves in your mouth it is so tender. The prices are extremely fair for what you are receiving. Overall, it was a very pleasant find and kinda feels like a hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Waiter was excellent and the food and wine is outstanding!

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vipjack
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant at Convict Lake is our favorite while up in Mammoth.
We had a lovely dinner and Terri was terrific

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KathleenR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, with delicious food, and friendly, timely service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, rustic & inviting atmosphere, heady cocktails, delicious cuisine and very friendly & attentive service. Stunning setting amidst the mountains and adjacent to the lake, with a cozy feel, nice wine list and flavorful courses. Went with a group of 4 and all agreed it was a wonderful experience.

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DennisE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for 20 years and have always enjoyed it. They are friendly and helpful. They just want to make your experience as good as they can.

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davew
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and presentation was excellent. Our server was attentive and timely. An awesome birthday dinner!

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LauraP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was wonderful. Sat in a booth looking out a huge window with Aspen trees in full fall color. Service was great. Food outstanding. Perfect place for a special celebration or just a fine Dinner

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CourtneyH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a hidden gem! I didn’t even know this restaurant existed until I saw them on Open Table when I was looking for a place for a great date night while we were in town for the weekend. Short drive from Mammoth. Quaint little booths with a beautiful fireplace in the center of the room. The food was amazing!! We started with the triple mushroom appetizer then my husband had the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection and just melted in your mouth. I had the chicken with mushrooms and mashed potatoes. Chicken was wonderful. Very tender and moist, not dry at all. Mashed potatoes were my favorite. We also shared a scoop of their homemade Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!! I highly recommend this place for an amazing meal, great and attentive service. Amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambience, spacious, rustic interior, good service.

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DixieA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!!! Great service. And loved the martinis.

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KimP
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and impeccably seasoned food. They also had delish homemade cherry ice cream!

Since Covid they put up the plexiglass between booths. I think it’s great and helps mute conversations at other tables. I hope they permanently leave it up!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant at Convict Lake is one of the best if not the best restaurant in the Eastern Sierras. The fillet and the beef Wellington were cooked perfect! Save room for desert-you cannot finish the night without a banana’s foster!!

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BethC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience...our server,Sarah, was terrific!(ps..wish the chef would put the Mushroom soup and fab mustard sauce back on the menu... and possibly a gourmet burger)

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vipShanaD
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff.

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vipJuliemzuzu
Sacramento
41 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely spot, delicious food!

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vipHamFam
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the best food. We’ve been coming here for the 30 years we’ve been owners in Mammoth Lakes. Always romantic and elegant, 5 Stars!!!

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jeremys
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Will definitely go back again

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vipKenzieT
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was solid, but not outstanding.

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BonnieC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Unfortunately, it was just okay. I was a bit disappointed because I had been many times before and wanted to share with first timers. I made the reservations to sit outside under the tress with the lights. We were seated over on the side at a table with so little, that at dinner they had to bring a goblet full of LED candles to be able to see. Food was okay, not as good as previous visits, but the tomato soup was GREAT. Only one meatless entrée choice. I know most don't care about that, it's just nice for me to have a pick. Two in our party enjoyed steaks for dinner and enjoyed them. Finally, we always bring our pups to the Convict Lake outdoor dining. The current rule, is no pups at all. We were told a pup nipped an employee. So, our 9 week old and 12 year old had to sit in the car. Another family had a who had to car as well, so just prepared. It's not the end of the world , just good to know. We will try again all the crazy is done.

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Kathy
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, I have not had a more delicious piece of Alaskan halibut prepared! The ambience was very pretty with string lights outside and the ambience was romantic for a date or special occasion. The steak with blue cheese was also excellent. The wine selection was very decent and pricing was very reasonable. We would definitely return again if/when we return to Mammoth.

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AdrinaC
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They did an excellent job of making the COVID-19 required outdoor dining a very pleasant experience.

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vipBill
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The ambiance eating outside and the food were great. The service was not so good--very slow. The hostess even volunteered when we were seated that our waiter had many tables.

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vipMargot
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favorite places near Mammoth. Great food with a beautiful presentation. Excellent service and ambience. We never miss going here when we are in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They are doing a fabulous job outdoors. The trout and rib eye were excellent and great cocktails. Service wonderful and engaging. One slight greivance. We were seated near the driveway to the cabins and stores and the employee vehicles were driving by fairly fast. If they were slower, the noise and dust would have been reduced.

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vipphoenixbaggies
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food selection and presentation. Service was great. Given COVID, outdoor dining was in a grassy area that some of our dining chairs were uneven. Nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals and service were outstanding and the ambiance with seating on the lawn in front of the restaurant was very special.
It is good for the restaurant that they will be able to resume indoor dining prior to colder weather coming soon, but the outdoor dining was special this week.

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JudyQ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday celebration at The Restaurant at Convict Lake! The outdoor dining was pleasant and relaxing. Service and food were impeccable!

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vipnewportlocal2
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited Mammoth Lakes every summer for many years. The restaurant at Convict lake never fails to delight us and our taste buds!!! Service is excellent and team go out of their way to make your dining experience memorable. Kudos to restaurant staff for providing a 5 star dining experience

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JRBCBA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An impeccable meal. Outstanding selection, outstanding food, and outstanding environment. Second time eating there and it was just as perfect as the first time.

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vipPaulB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Covid report só a little stressed

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, and will definitely be back! Everything from our drinks to appetizer to our main meal and dessert could not have been better. Afterword, while walking to our car, we were entertained by a family of deer playing on the grass. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had dinner twice during our August 2020 stay at the Convict Lake Resort.

Dining has moved outside to an alpine meadow with twinkling lights. I highly recommend the trout, the beef wellington and the creme brûlée.

It is dog-friendly as well! Reservations on Open Table are a must!

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CarolP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Even with the restrictions due to COVID-19, our dinner was top notch. The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. We were seated outside under the aspen trees with lights hung amongst the trees. Very beautiful atmosphere to enjoy a perfect meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Beautiful outdoor dining!

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vipNator
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love everything about this restaurant! The ambiance, service, and food are all amazing. We come here for all occasions, both special and everyday dining. I recommend Convict Lake Resort restaurant to all . It’s awesome!

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The Restaurant at Convict Lake is rated 4.8 stars by 633 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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