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The Restaurant at Convict Lake, Mammoth Lakes, CA

The Restaurant at Convict Lake

4.8
4.8
1057 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, American

  • Hours of operation

    Open 7 nights a week during the spring, summer and early fall seasons. Evening dining from 5:30pm to close.

  • Phone number

    (760) 934-3800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 1,057 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PD

    PatD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and service. $35 corkage fee is too high though.
  2. S

    Scooter

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We go to the Convict Lake Restaurant every year, and every year it is the same... Fantastic! The service is great, the people are very friendly, food is amazing. I had Halibut and it was very well cooked, flaky, and not dry. My husband had a steak and it was cooked perfectly. Can't say enough to people we meet in the area...go to this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Just got married!
  4. TS

    ToddS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is always good. A little short staffed compared to other visits. Little delayed in getting food. Soup not hot. Beef Wellington over cooked after requesting medium rare. Overall still a good experience and our server was nice.
  5. CB

    CindyB

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough. Beautiful place excellent service and the food was exceptional!! Best meal I’ve had since my trip to Paris. Filet mignon was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The wine and dessert were also excellent!
  6. F

    Fatman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were late in getting our dinner reservations but we got a reservation at the Convict Lake general store before the restaurant opened at 5pm so we got a table. Dinner was delicious, the atmosphere was high class and being this was our 5th visit here I can only say it gets better and better, we will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Service was phenomenal
  8. GC

    GailC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. Food always excellent.
  9. RB

    RebeccaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a special time! Great food! Friendly staff!
  10. MD

    MaryD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location. Delicious food. A wonderful experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around.
  12. L

    Lefty

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent in a really nice atmosphere. Would have been nice to have the fire going. Elegant food deserves elegant service. Our server was well versed on the menu however had a average demeanor as it relates to customer service. Seemed to be a very nice person but very abrupt with his comments and customer attention. We will be back in the future. Thanks
  13. JR

    JimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Will return for dinner again.
  14. CA

    CindyA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We both ordered the special— scallops and ribeye caps. The best scallops we’ve ever had! Cooked perfectly and with a delicious lemon butter sauce. Tender ribeye, too. Our server was attentive and the wine we selected was excellent. We love going to this restaurant whenever we’re in the Eastern Sierras and highly recommend it!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful location, so majestic and beautiful. They got us in early and we enjoyed our server. Food was excellent. Such a gem in the mountains.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Great staff have been here many times. Bananas Foster is a must!
  17. F

    Farrell

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining here and the Staff was attentive and extremely professional. The trout was the best I’ve ever tasted, and my friend’s NY steak and Beef Wellington dishes were equally perfect. Presentation superb, ambience excellent, and prices really not that bad for the quality of experience received. We highly recommend a visit.
  18. M

    Mouse

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to the Convict Lake Restaurant since the early 60's. The ambience is woodsy and in a lovely setting. The food has always been consistently good with a nice variety for any taste. The soup and salads are all good. I love taking guests there.
  19. SB

    SuzanneB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We brought our own wine, we paid $70 corkage fee for 2 bottles. Which we are happy to pay but The waiter never poured one glass of wine, we kept refilling all 6 glasses, no problem but the waiter was automatically given a 20% gratuity on the entire bill including corkage fee. The vegetables are all same, very poor quality, seemed like they are plated ahead of time and reheated and protein added, very poor quality vegetables. The sauces on the surf and turf were not good spoiling the scallops and fillet. The restaurant is in poor shape with cobwebs and dust hanging from light fixture above our table. We spent $500, definitely not worth it.
  20. M

    Michi

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating a romantic birthday dinner
  21. P

    Peggy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Bananas Foster was fabulous. Our server, Julie, was great! Beautiful location
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, first time and exceeded expectations. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back!!!
  23. SC

    ShawnC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the Mammoth Lakes area. Food is top notch. Great wine list
  24. CH

    ChristopherH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We would rate the food a 5 star but felt the ceasar salad had too much dressing on it. Everything else was superb. The lamb was cooked perfectly and all the other items on the plate were interesting and fresh and delicious. It’s so easy to overcook squash but that wasn’t the case here.
  25. CF

    CathyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service, great food and a wonderful time. We will go back again and again. Kurt was fantastic and very attentive. Everyone should eat here.
  26. G

    Gatepine

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great - the food (no disappointments in any of our selections-and we ordered a lot!), the service, the promptness in seating us. It was the most crowded that we’ve seen or experienced from our past visits so the noise level was higher but didn’t affect the service. We look forward to coming every time we’re in the Crowley/Mammoth area which is at least 4x a year. We think it gets better with each visit.
  27. JR

    JimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Appetizers, cocktails, and entrees were excellent.
  28. PC

    PeterC

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service and easy to talk with my guest.
  29. s

    sally

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love to go to dinner at Convict Lake while on vacation in Mammoth. Food is delicious, presentation is wonderful and Julia was great!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. Large, LOUD group seated next to us overwhelmed our experience.
  31. JR

    JRBCBA

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Have always enjoyed this restaurant. Food was excellent, wonderful setting. My only quibble is the server needs a bit of training. Here’s my advice: At a fine dining establishment, hand the female guest the menu first, don’t hand menus upside down, don’t hand plates (or drinks) across the face of another customer (this latter order side occurred several times.
  32. GF

    GaryF

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Excellent service! Friendly staff! Mushroom soup and crab/shrimp cake were good. Chicken was good. Trout was good but over sauced. I think we simply expected something exceptional after reading reviews.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place to eat! It was so good! Would definitely recommend it! 10/10
  34. DB

    DeniseB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan was a wonderful server. Each choice was delicious ..roasted garlic and escargot appetizers, soup, leg of lamb..
  35. JT

    JanetT

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an adorable restaurant. So full of character and the BEST food ! We just came across it by accident. We felt very lucky
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Capping off our hiking trip to the sierra Excellent way to end our trip Food outstanding Beautiful setting Only negative was being seated by a table of noisy people
  37. JR

    JRob

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Restaurant at Convict Lake never disappoints!!! Everything is always spot on...service, food, and ambiance.
  38. FS

    84FSU

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go to place when guests are in town. Never disappoints.
  39. PC

    PatC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous menu, food, services, ambiance. Loved our server Ryan. Our guests with whom we travel and go out a lot, said it was the best meal they have ever had with us
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dining experience at Convict Lake Restaurant

FAQs

The Restaurant at Convict Lake is rated 4.8 stars by 1057 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Restaurant at Convict Lake

2000 Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Additional information

  • Cross street

    US Hwy 395

  • Neighborhood

    Mammoth

  • Hours of operation

    Open 7 nights a week during the spring, summer and early fall seasons. Evening dining from 5:30pm to close.

  • Cuisines

    Continental, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Entertainment, Wine

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