Whitebark

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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
Located just off the lobby, our in-house restaurant, Whitebark features innovative dining options. A contemporary ambiance and great views of Mammoth’s soothing surroundings set the atmosphere for any occasion. A welcoming fire burns warmly in the center of the open, airy space inspired by our country’s national parks. Enjoy a full meal from the innovative menu, or simply stop by for evening drinks at the lounge.
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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice dinner and was not too busy nor crowded on the day we dined. It was pleasant.

CB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance!

AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Given the ratings on yelp I was worried about eating there but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was all tasty and fresh and well-presented. The service was great too.

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We had steaks and vegetables sides. The broccolini was tough and in edible. My filet mignon was requested rare, but it was actually cold in the middle. The mushroom side dish was good. The biggest issue was the expense of the meal. Outrageously expensive compared to the quality of the food. This is a common issue with hotel restaurants, but this was particularly bad.

TV
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average, service slow. Will be going to Nevado's next time.

PG
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Admittedly our experience was late spring so that we practically had the entire restaurant and staff for ourselves, but I can hardly imagine that the wonderful ambience, food or service would’ve been absent on a busy winter night. Everything was perfectly prepared. Great menu with probably something for everyone, excellent wine and cocktails list, and our waiter (Nate) was attentive and very friendly. Strongly recommend as a nice touch to a Mammoth experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food was actually quite bad.......side of mushrooms tasted disgusting.....burger was Blah.....salmon totally overcooked....crab with it was tasty......service was slow to nonexistent......& told server that the mushrooms were horrible & she just said OK.....& took them away....no offer to even remove from bill......booth we sat at (the same one we sat at 2 years ago) was repaired with duct tape (it had duct tape on it 2 years ago).....& it got adhesive on my jeans........prices like a 4seasons restaurant......but I’ve had better meals at every other restaurant in mammoth

OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was so so, and very overpriced for what you got. Steak was of poorer quality.

E
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience1

No management present all evening while other tables needed to be spoken to about voice volume control. Chucky Cheese has less noise than the back room near their fireplace.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Overall experience was very disappointing. Limited menu options for adults and kids. Service was even more disappointing...we waited 50 mins for our food and it wasn’t even worth the wait.

G
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitstaff was excellent and Jordan was our team leader.
We do miss the broader menu.

f
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have dined at Whitebark since it’s inception but have been disappointed over the past three years by the incredibly shrinking menu, deleting so many choices that we have decided to no longer make plans to eat there.

KM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived, the table was ready. Service provided by Jordan was excellent and the food was fabulous. Two of us ordered the Salmon Oscar and two ordered the Filet. The Filets were cooked exactly as ordered. Definitely recommend coming here and look forward to returning here when we are back on the sloped in June!

g
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The butternut squash ravioli appetizer was incredible!

LW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu is very limited especially for a family resort. The kids menu has horrible selections. Nothing kid friendly about it. Kids don’t want to eat a deconstructed Caesar salad for dinner!

ML
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As guests of the hotel, Whitebark was an easy and convenient choice for an early dinner before an 8:30pm comedy show up at Mammoth's Canyon Lodge. We were especially impressed with the food quality.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very over priced and quality is not there. $38 for a steak on a plate with no sides. $200 dinner for 2. 😣

TK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Awful food and terrible service at this price point. Keep your business at Petra's, Nevados, and Skadi

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was okay, not great. The steak was not good. The kids menu was horrible selection. Joey our waiter was wonderful!

KC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the food was tasty. The menu was very limited and a little overpriced for some of the items.

PT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, a little pricey. Need a better selection of wines by the glass.

DK
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very limited menu, additionally, they reportedly “unfortunately” did not have scallops, one of their few appetizers, again “unfortunately” did not offer bread. No elevator for those coming from gondola street level, access difficult for those in need. For being the Westin, the restaurant was below average.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Please Trust Me... This restaurant was good two years ago. It had a good menu, good service and nice ambiance. Now it is truly awful! The menu is EXTREMELY Ltd and LUDICROUSLY pricey. You are paying Michelin prices for cafeteria food and service - I am not being overly dramatic with this description! Please do yourself a favor and stay away - book anywhere else in Mammoth. The problem is nobody actually cares here - to be a restaurant that is above average somebody has to care - the chef / the front of house team / the organization that owns it - somebody! Here at Whitebark nobody cares - least of all Westin who have decided to charge their customers exorbitant prices for incredibly poor food in an incredibly tatty restaurant- if I am paying $60+ for a steak with one side I expect a little more than a duct taped seat - sorry I just do!

D
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Steak was cooked perfectly. French onion soup... yummy. shrimp and chorizo. Crazy good. Grits? Are you kidding me?!?! Delish!! That Mammoth Cookie, OMG!! Our server was great.
Thank you for a delicious meal.

OT
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared a bison tomahawk steak and it was absolutely delicious! Everything we ordered tasted amazing! The only less than positive things I can say is that it was just a bit louder than I’d expect for such an expensive restaurant.

P
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant in the Westin - pricey but that is true of all the restaurants near the Village. The menu is not extensive but covers the essentials. The food was very good - we had burgers, steak and salad.

JJ
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food is ok and service was not great. We had been here two weeks ago and what a difference. The first time was good enough for us to return, the second time was not terrible but there are much better choices in Mammoth, especially for the prices. The service was apathetic and low energy and with just mediocre food, there is no reason to return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and outstanding staff

MG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger was delicious and the server was very nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. Service between apps and main course was a little slow but the management was proactive, acknowldged it before we needed to complain and took care of us to our satisfaction.
Great to see magmt on top of things!
Food was phenomenal. Especially desserts.

VS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Menu different from what was online. Prices were different as well from what was online. 3 Beers listed on restaurant menu was not available. I ordered steak medium well done, it came nuked to a crisp. Food was way overpriced. Waitress recommended a wine that wasn’t sweet, but medium dry. Wine was very sweet. Waitress, who knew the party behind us, was chatting with them the whole time we ate. Just all around not nice experience.

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Not a huge menu selection, but still great food. The environment was really nice. The service was great. Overall a great experience.

KM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The restaurant and staff seemed very nice and friendly. The restaurant is inside the Westin Hotel and is very nice and clean. They also have complimentary valet parking for guests. The food was so, so. It seemed over priced for what it was and the menu did not have the largest selection but it was very easy to make a reservation.

JS
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The menu has changed and very limited but what we ordered was good. I shared a burger with my husband and my son had a filet. Both were good, but the steak was brought out at least 10 minutes after the burger was served. No excuses for that type of service. We
Are staying at the hotel and very convenient, but if that can’t figure out how to serve 2 entrees together, it is off our list.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere is great! Come on it’s Mammoth! Food not worth the price.

FF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy atmosphere! Good food.

RL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We've visited Whitebark many times at Mammoth, but the new menu and management are a big change for the worse. The new menu is dull, extremely overpriced, and the food preparation looked and felt like someone threw it together. Portion to value ratio was regrettable. Don't visit this restaurant if you're seeking a good meal at a fair price. And definitely don't go expecting a children's menu that your kid will appreciate - the options are limited and was clearly invented by someone who doesn't know kids. $49 (a la carte) for an 8 oz. filet was poorly cooked and had to be sent back. $26 for a side-sized kale salad with about 3 oz of chicken? They're pricing this place like a high-class steak house, but there's nothing high-class, creative, or any other reason to eat here unless you have no other choice. Expect to feel gouged, as we did. Only the $18 burger came looking at all like the pricetag.

4
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were very disappointed in our experience at Whitebark on this trip to Mammoth. The menu posted on OpenTable was from 2014 and what was offered in the restaurant was very different and very limited. The staff was not educated about menu items and the service was very poor. We requested bread several times and our waiter did provide bread to the table next to us (after we had already requested 3 times), so you would think he would have remembered at that time to bring it to our table as well. Beverages were not attended to at all. Our food was delivered by runners who had no idea who was to receive which meal. One of our son's has dietary restrictions and although the waiter acknowledged and appeared to take notes, the food was not prepared correctly. Since our waiter never came back to the table to check on our meal, we had to wave down another staff member to have our son's meal remedied. Our waiter did bring his meal to the table, but never apologized or acknowledged the error, just dropped the food on the table and ran off. The meal was extremely over-priced for the quality and flavor. We have dined previously at Whitebark and have had some wonderful meals. Unfortunately, this restaurant has really gone downhill. They have a captive market being located in the Westin, but certainly Whitebark does not live up to the expectation set. At $50-$70 average per person, you should take your money elsewhere.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall3food1service2ambience2

$50 steak comes alone on a diner plate. No sides or garnish. Kale salad bland with no flavor. Overall very disappointed for an overly priced dinner. Chef needs to rethink menu as everyone may not be interested in family style meals. Please consider adding additional vegetarian/vegan options on your menu.

L
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food in Mammoth at lower prices than the other really good places in Mammoth.