The Restaurant at Convict Lake

4.9
655 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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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CarolynJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you are staying at Convict lake or nearby, this is a great choice. The food is excellent, the cooking is very high end, and the setting is extremely charming.

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AnnieM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (hearty portions), beautiful setting, good wine selection and Bananas Foster is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot - the Steve’s are great hosts!

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SALv
Yosemite
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The Food the drinks, the service perfect!

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ChrisE
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t do a trip to the Sierra’s without a stop here! Food is amazing. This year we rented a cabin and staying here as our base camp. Great to enjoy dinner and drinks here after a day out and about.

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DennisF
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was amazing and Curt, our server was great. Love earing there when we get a chance.

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CarolP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the area along with a beautiful view. Highly recommend the Restaurant at Convict Lake. The food is incredible and the service is unbeatable.

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality of food and service was great. Overall wonderful experience and can’t wait to return!

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vipValerieB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit Convict Lake restaurant when we come up to Mammoth. It’s always an excellent experience. We brought our friends for their first time and they loved it too! The food was delicious and the service is always top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Tony, did an amazing job; Attentive, service minded, and spectacular at making banana fosters an entertaining and delicious end to our meal. This was not our first time at this hidden gem of a first rate restaurant, and it wpn’t be our last! A real treat, every time!

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FaithS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always! It’s an incredible 5 star tucked away by a be a beautiful lake that’s backdrop is the most beautiful mountains in the Sierras. We’ve been in all 4 seasons and loved it each time of year ❤️

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KevinF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just opened after COVID shut down and great as ever!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing: Everything from our pre-dinner coctails to the heavenly deserts! This place is a gem! We already made our next reservation. Best place in the Mammoth mountains, for sure.

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EileenG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to visit my old work place! Never a disappointment wonderful service delicious unique food best in the area!
Keep up the great work Mike and Penny and chef

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vipKristinaM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was nice that they could accommodate a party of 7. The food was outstanding. Everyone in my party raved about how good their dinners were. I had the halibut special which is pictured. And the desserts were so good, especially the bananas foster. Tony was our sever and he was great. We will definitely go back during our next visit to Mammoth.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful view, and great service from Tony!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point service and food. Our favorite date night spot in Mammoth.

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JeanT
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant at Convict Lake is a “must” for all my visiting friends they expect it and request it, and we are never disappointed!

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great place after the shutdown. Get out there!

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Jalissa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Excellent all around. One of my favorite restaurants by far.

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the world!! The ambiance is great and the food simply NEVER disappoints! Can't wait to go back again!

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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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vipsally
Los Angeles
11 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
32 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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The Restaurant at Convict Lake is rated 4.9 stars by 655 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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