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Erna's Elderberry House

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American, International
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48688 Victoria Ln., Oakhurst, CA 93644 (Highway 41)
559.683.6800
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5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent well prepared food, personal service

After having been away for 20 years, we were staying at the Tenaya Lodge, and were disappointed with the dining choices there, and we noticed that Erna's had just re-opened after their annual cleaning and maintenance closure. Lucky for us, we shared the dining room with 4 other couples, visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ratmogers1968
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having been away for 20 years, we were staying at the Tenaya Lodge, and were disappointed with the dining choices there, and we noticed that Erna's had just re-opened after their annual cleaning and maintenance closure. Lucky for us, we shared the dining room with 4 other couples, visited with Erna, the maitre 'd, sommelier, and the sous chef.... More 

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Thank Ratmogers1968
Oakhurst, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in this area for 30 years and Erna's has been here since I can remember. I find it to have the best food of most any restaurant I know, and my wife and I travel extensively. It is pricey but worth every cent. be prepared to spend the evening enjoying the wonderful food and ambiance.

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Thank alagunoff
Sacramento, California
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130 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Extraordinary is the word that comes to mind. This style reminds me of Chez Panini in Berkeley. Four courses with a set menu, our main course was beef. Beautiful presentation and unusual combinations. The desserts were to die for. The pastry chef keeps very busy. A must try!

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Thank Stephanie1178
Long Beach, California
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We experienced Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant on Christmas Eve. Our dinner was an exquisite Prix Fixe dinner. Erna and her staff interface with each diner as if they were family friends. The sommelier and the chef worked together to ensure amazing combinations. All of the staff is efficient, friendly and perform as you would expect in a five star restaurant.... More 

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Thank gmeredith
Belmont, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

When we approached the restaurant from the nearby bed-and-breakfast, the door was opened by the maitre'd, who welcomed us by name, said our table awaited and seated us. The menu had our names with greetings printed. Each outstanding course was presented with a translation as to what it contained, in great detail; in fact, there were two additional items that... More 

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Thank robert g
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Top notch cuisine and ambience; but you will pay for it. Had Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner....superb! Nearby high-end B&B Chateau du Sureau is beautiful and added to ambience.

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Thank William S
Fresno, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We went for a 15th wedding anniversary an have never forgotten it!! The month and yr. is not correct, but it was awhile ago. The eating experience is beyond over the top! It is AAA 5 stars. Well worth the experience!!! Wines are chosen to match the course and the presentation and ambiance was extremely all part of the special... More 

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Thank Connie W
Fresno, California
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We again visited Erna's on our way to Yosemite, staying the evening at the Chateau, with dinner in her restaurant...five course wine paired dinner, elegantly presented, properly sized and featuring the produce of the San Joaquin Valley...served wine was perfect for each course

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Thank Calif_wino
Healdsburg, Ca.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We were privileged to be Dining with the Pope Family of Madera. Would repeats it anytime.The place is immaculate with a feeling of the old world charm. The food was first class.

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Thank jerrymessina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the finest restaurants ever to be found. Incredible ambience, food in service. Try coming around Christmas time when there is a fire in the fireplace and the warmth of the season.

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Thank YosemiteSam2000

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48688 Victoria Ln., Oakhurst, CA 93644
    (Highway 41)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst
  • Phone Number: 559.683.6800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 78 - 125
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?