The Restaurant at Convict Lake

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$31 to $50
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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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vipmariecc
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convict Lake Restaurant never disappoints! Each dish, Diver scallops, Scottish Salmon, beef Wellington, and venison was prepared skillfully and absolutely delectable... outdoor seating properly spaced for Covid-19... staff charming and attentive... absolutely delightful evening!

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LisaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! Lovely dinner! Service was great! I highly recommend if you’re in the area.

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Heidiw
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really, really good. The chef definitely understands how to infuse lots of flavor into each plate. Our servers were both professional and kind. The restaurant has done a remarkable job spacing tables outside and making guests feel welcome.

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delish, but we had a long wait even with a reservation. A very lovely ambiance was created outside on a beautiful tree studded lawn to accommodate the Covid 19 orders. The wait staff were dealing with the transition as best they could and were friendly and accommodating. The food was slow to come out and our table got lost in the shuffle for a while, but it was made up for by wine and dessert being comped. All in all, a good experience - just glad we had plenty of time. Hopefully they can go back inside before it gets cold.

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vipTustinResident01
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu. Best restaurant in the Mammoth area. Duck confit amazing, short rib delicious, trout so fresh and the desserts were the highlight.

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PattyN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Although we were required to dine outside, the weather was lovely and the setting was serene. Food was OUTSTANDING!!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Because of the pandemic, the food was served at tables outside. The ambiance was beautiful with trees, mountains, and boho lighting.

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GaitherL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious shrimp/crab cake appetizer, splendid desserts (apple struedel, homemade ice cream), good entrees (scallops, venison). Service a tadnslow but good.

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KarenK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful outside under the lights. As always our meals were cooked to perfection. Steve did a great job serving us. Our favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JerryB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Good service in a very pleasant setting. I was hoping for a lake view but you can’t have everything.

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Valz
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience at Convict Lake. We were greeted and seated in the very lovely and romantic, Covid dining outdoors setting. The ambiance was so amazing, being outside under the lights. Our server, Tony, was absolutely fantastic. Super friendly and attentive. We each ordered a salad and I would highly recommend the pear salad with endives. Saved some for the next day. Hubby had the romaine and it was a nice caesar salad. We shared the trout and Tony suggested the split plate as they give you extra sides for the two of you. The trout arrived and it was heaven. The sauce was so delicious, lemony, buttery and complimented the filleted trout. The sides were also tasty. Mashed potatoes and squash. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert but lucky for us, we were going to order the bananas foster which they flambe at your table. But due to the new set up they aren't serving it. So now we have a reason to return. Tony told us the Beef Wellington is one of the best items. Definitely going to visit this restaurant again. Yum, yum, yum!!!

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tess
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I never liked the menu before so haven’t been there in several years. The menu this last visit was much improved for me. The outdoor ambience was lovely. Our table next to a fence wasn’t the best but understand the social distancing. Our waiter, Tony, added to our dining enjoyment .

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Diane
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner with beautiful surroundings.

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brentg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! We always try and make it to dinner at Convict when we are in town, and we are always thrilled with everything!

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JurgH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pleasant experience! Nice ambiance, even under the challenging circumstances.

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JoyfulLiving
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef at Convict Lake Restaurant is a culinary artist. Our filet mignon was served in picture perfect beauty and appetizing appeal. Every vegetable was cooked to perfection. We each desired different methods of cooking for the beef and were pleased with the chef's excellence. Dining outdoors was made comfortable and eye appealing with white lines and overhead quality decor lights. The feeling was romantic. Thank you to the staff of the restaurant for doing everything well in the midst of draconian times in CA. You made my birthday celebration very special!

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bobc
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Convict Lake Restaurant first time to come to The Restaurant was in the 70's
and we keep coming back to this 5 Star Gem
Bob and Sandy

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Mike
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service!

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IsabellaJ
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy and definitely the best food we’ve had up here in years

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
49 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy. The daily home made ice cream is the best.

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vipEllenC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A classy atmosphere even when forced outdoors due to COVID. Staff and food excellent. Not your typical choice for Mammoth mountain, a bit pricey but the choices and results are great.

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Renie
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, great service, especially considering they just opened back up and are working hard to rework their servicing system due to COVID. It was our first time there and would definitely to back!

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SteveC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to believe food this good can be found in such an out of the way location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine. Really friendly service and fresh food. The one thing to work on is enforcing the mask wearing by the clientele. Multiple people got up for smokes and restroom breaks without masks, some coughed into open spaces while walking or standing up.

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DougA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best on the East side and most anywhere you live. Beautiful setting; pretty good wine line list; excellently prepared food. Try the Venison.👍🏻
Thanks to all at Convict Lake for a very excellent evening. We’ll be back some day!

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DineInSB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. Highly recommended for special occasions - a hidden gem in the Sierras.

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JenniferV
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Juicy, tender and very very tasty! One of the best steak dinners I have had. (Better than Mortons) Worth the money!

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vipSueH
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant setting and reliably good food. Also their Covid19 procedures are good and seem to be followed by both staff and diners.

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vipDrbuddyj
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is superb. I had the Duck. Moist and flavorful (loved the Grand Marnier flavor). My wife enjoyed the Trout and the Halibut my daughter had was excellent. Great service and very attentive to social distancing and mask wearing.

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mountainfun
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is first class from the ambiance, service and the food. I had the scallops which were delicate and huge, in a light tasty sauce. My husband had the rack of lamb which was excellent. Covid precautions were followed and we felt safe.

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vipKimD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite and must go here on every Mammoth trip we make. Never disappoints and worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the exterior fool you. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional! This was a very special experience and much needed after a long day of hiking.

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vipoleh
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, staff, and ambiance were outstanding. This is my go to place in the Sierras.

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vipPignut
Brisbane / QLD
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a gem only minutes from Mammoth. Great food and wine selection along with cocktail service. The service felt normal during the pandemic which is truly welcoming!

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GregP
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, I’ve had a handful of meals here and they never disappoint. The mushrooms are a tremendous starter, I’ve had almost every main course and they are all better than I could describe. We always finish with the bananas foster and there’s no better way to wrap up a meal imo, one of the greatest flavors to hit your mouth. The setting is as good as any on earth in the aspens underneath the massive peaks surrounding convict lake. If you’re looking for the ultimate dining experience in the mammoth lakes region this is it!

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vipSabine
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and tasty. Great attentive service. Decent wine list.

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KarenK
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner with another couple to celebrate Father’s Day. The food was delicious as usual. Kurt does a great job. We always like to watch the deer outside the window.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant and the food was amazing!!

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vipGourmetdiner
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Comprehensive and varied menu with exciting choices. Great that they had everything available in spite of the pandemic. Food is attractively displayed. It is honest cooking - country style and not pretentious. Service was personal and gratious.

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