Whitebark

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235 reviews
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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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and outstanding staff

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MG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burger was delicious and the server was very nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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VS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

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.

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JS
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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FF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cozy atmosphere! Good food.

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RL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

$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.

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L
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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AF
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find at the Westin in Mammoth. Fun bar, nice breakfast options and dinner with some sophisticated options, in a beautiful, contemporary space with a bird's view of the Village, gondola, and mountains beyond. Also an excellent option for larger family dinners (we had close to 20 people for4 a 70th b-day celebration), or romantic dinner for two.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only gourmet food in town. Excellent place and experience

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GG
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Although our service was great, the waitress in the booth next to us never stopped talking to the other couple in the booth for at least 20 minutes at a very high volume. We could not have a conversation. Finally, we spoke with a manager who fixed the problem. They also ended up comping us a meal for that. Good management and good decision but the waitress should be aware.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was so overpriced for the taste. I will gladly pay for quality food but this was completly not worth the money and I would have gotten a better dinner at a chain restaurant.

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BA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice waitress

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Whitebark for our 41st wedding anniversary and it was great... great food, great service, great atmosphere. Stephani was our server and was pleasant, informative and attentive. The Bison Tomahawk was prepared perfectly. The desserts were amazing. We will definitely return again and ask for Stephani.

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, the food, the wine list- everything was incredible! We will be definitely going back. 5 stars all around!

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t
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were party of 5. It was second time dining at White Bark for 2 of us. I think no one had an entree, we all had soups, starters and salads, and some wine. Food was enjoyable and service was very good. Nice outing with the InLaws!

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HC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We frequented the Whitebark quite a lot when it first made a splash 12 years ago but hadn't visited the Whitebark for almost a year and decided to dine there last week to experience the new chef's cooking. We were not disappointed. All of us enjoyed our selections (scallops, perfectly al dente pasta with Bolognese sauce and a toothsome cacio e pepe, also perfectly prepared). The one caveat is, as this is a resort community, all eateries tend to be overpriced and, as this is a hotel in a resort community, this establishment is no exception. Perhaps even more so. We, as residents in town, would also prefer the restaurant presented offerings to set them apart from all the other fine dining choices avaiulabkle to resiudents and visitors alike. (And better value for your dollar. Even with a hefty discount my portion of 3 scallops seemed more like an appetizer than an entree???). Vast improvements hav ebeen made so go try it for yourself.

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n
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was too unique. Salmon was great but the roots weird. Asian salad dates, pears and dressing were great but hated the greens. No entrees appealed to me so I had the pan fried shrimp with grits appetizer. Very tasty but not too filling. We were abhored to see the chef stick her finger 3 times into two meat patties and turn a steak with her fingers. Then she seasoned the meat with her fingers. I am not sure the health department would approve. And it makes you wonder what goes on in the back kitchen. The many hamburgers that went past us to the bar looked wonderful. Might give those a try.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was simply spectacular and healthy options delicious.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was surprisingly good. Lamb shank and the Miso Salmon were outstanding. A modest but good wine list.
We will be back.

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j
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening with just my husband, I wouldn’t recommend this place for kids, I’m not sure they have a kids menu. They changed chefs since our last visit so my favorite salad (caprese) was gone. I tried the buffalo and prosciutto m, which was fine after I switched it out for one with dressing on the side- so if you LOVE heavy dressing, order it as it

My husband had the land shank and says it was the best he’s ever had. Very nice dude and the polenta was delicious. I had the half hen, which was a really small bird, somewhere closer to a Cornish game hen. It was nit dry with a very nice sauce, my only complaint was it had an abundance of peppers on the plate compared to the spinach hash.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice spot for a “normal” reataurant meal in a ski tourist town environment.

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San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved dinner at Whitebark, but don't go for Breakfast. We stayed at The Westin and had breakfast two of the 3 mornings we were there. They are horribly understaffed, my muffin was frozen in the middle, we had to wait about 10 minutes to get cream for our coffee. The server was a nervous wreck. I felt terrible for her. However, it isn't a very relaxing way to start your day on vacation.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great views, and don’t forget to try the cauliflower!

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RD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent tasting food, everything very rich though so order small plates or split. Steak dishes were good, but served with no sides at all, not even a garnish. Just a hunk of meat in the middle of a plate, seemed kind of weird. Nate a cool waiter, did a nice job. Room was freezing when we walked in (during Summer) but staff responded nicely and adjusted. Nicely decorated space.

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JL
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whitebark is one of the top three eateries in the Mammoth area. It is the most polished in terms of decor, being within the Westin. Service and food was excellent and a great value. I strongly recommend Whitebark and my wife and I will be back next year.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Delicious. Service was amazing- our waiter Ronell asked the chef to make us a dessert for my birthday after I told him the one I wanted wasn’t on the menu anymore! Talk about amazing service. Will definitely be back!

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a
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Place is amazing, food is good but not the best, too much oil used, salmon is not what expected. Salad is delicious, prawns are amazing, scallops perfect.

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LJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a 'birthday' reservation and got seated almost immediately. When I saw the table I asked if we could have a booth and was told no despite seeing empty booths. We sat for 15 minutes with no one looking at us. There were other diners but it was not crowded. I asked the host when he was seating another party if we could please get some service and water would be nice! We were very thirsty after a day in the sun skiing! Once the waitress came to our table she was pleasant (even when I gave her a dirty spoon off my place setting) and we had decent service from her. The Sweet Potato soup was very good! My pasta/shrimp dish was plain and boring and I don't recommend it. My husband ordered the Half Hen and he said it was ok. The Chocolate Chip Cookie/Ice-Cream dessert was delicious. Overall I was very disappointed with the experience. I wanted a 'special' dinner for my husband's birthday. Although I wrote it was a birthday on the reservation site, no birthday was acknowledged at the restaurant. Additionally, when we looked online it showed they served sushi which my husband was really looking forward to. The waitress told us that when the restaurant was sold to Mammoth Mtn they took Sushi off the menu. We will not return to this restaurant.

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GC
Perth / WA
27 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared a salad for first course which was divided for us. The salmon as a main course was excellent as was the lamb shank. The wine list is good. We received terrific service with the quality of the food, the spacing between courses and water and wine all being as expected.

We have booked again.

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JF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Limited menu. Doesn't have sushi anymore. We left due to mostly meat menu options.

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CL
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & outstanding service👍👍 loved the cauliflower dish. So yummy😊😊

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Easter night
Salmon was awesome as were salads
Kids meal options could use an upgrade

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and really good service, food was tasty and kids liked it too. Not your average kids menu items and lots of choices from the grownup menu. Nice wine selection as well.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - great views all year round. Nice staff but best of all, quite a yummy menu, thanks to their new executive Chef.

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M
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second dinner at Whitebark -- excellent both times. Tasty taquilla-grapefruit cocktail and very nice seasonal root vegi salad to start, followed by the best chicken pot pie ever: flavorful filling with flaky and thin crust. Wish I had room for dessert.
Pleasant room with big windows over Village area, good service and reasonable value.

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