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The Restaurant at Convict Lake

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2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-3803
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dine at The Restaurant at Convict LakeJust 10 Minutes from Mammoth...
Dine at The Restaurant at Convict LakeJust 10 Minutes from Mammoth Lakes!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 location just 10 minutes from Mammoth Lakes across from the Mammoth/Yosemite Airport.
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Good for:
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Convict Lake restaurant is a steal

We had an awesome, excellent time and meal. Sweet Potato with ginger soup, sea bass with parsnips puree, carrots pureed and roasted red onion. Fabulous, and I don't use that word much. For dessert, Steve our much appreciated waiter, suggested the Apple pie with carmel, marspone and home made ice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Rfkan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We had an awesome, excellent time and meal. Sweet Potato with ginger soup, sea bass with parsnips puree, carrots pureed and roasted red onion. Fabulous, and I don't use that word much. For dessert, Steve our much appreciated waiter, suggested the Apple pie with carmel, marspone and home made ice cream. What a winner. The wine list is perfect. For... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had dinner at the restaurant one night and everything was impressive, especially considering the remote location. Beef Wellington was excellent and the Bananas Foster was both experiential and delicious. The food and ambience were so good we came back the next night and ate dinner in the bar.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were staying at the Convict Lake Resort and as a winter special received a gift certificate as part of our package. The restaurant only serves dinner in the winter. We were seated next to the centralized island fireplace and with snow coming down and the sun setting it made for a very romantic atmosphere. The service was fantastic, in... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is not not first visit to this restaurant, but as it was my husbands birthday I wanted something special. WE got a booth next to a wonderful fireplace on this chilly night. We stayed for 3 hours, and had wonderful service. We had custom cocktails, mixed to perfection. The sweet potato ginger soup was to die for. The Caesar... More 

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Malibu, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday and had called the restaurant in advance to let them know. Judging by the $35 main dishes, I expected excellence. We arrived early but we seated late, and the first thing the waiter said was that they had run out of the Risotto, which happened to be the only dish my vegan... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,262 reviews 2,262 reviews
714 restaurant reviews
1,301 helpful votes 1,301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have enjoyed dining at the Restaurant at Convict Lake many times. Its one of the most enjoyable places to have dinner in the Eastern Sierras. The service and food here is outstanding. I like the duck. We usually order a bottle of wine to enjoy and make an evening of it. For dessert, bananas foster is so nice. The... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have eaten at The Restaurant at Convict Lake many times. In fact, it is one of our favorites in the Mammoth Lakes area. Firstly, we love the lake and always plan our dinner time such that we can be at the lake for sunset before we go to the restaurant. The food is consistently wonderful; the bread is incredible,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

We camped at Convict Lake Campground and walked over the bridge for the pizza everyone was talking about. Everyone we meet. They were right on. Bonus was family of deer we got to hang out with on the way back to our campsite. Great experience!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Every time we camp at Convict lake we eat a meal here. They still do it right. Really, it is 5 star dining in the middle of nowhere. I have found no other mountain resort with dining that can come close to this place. The food is always prepared perfectly with a beautiful presentation. The duck is the best I... More 

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long beach, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have eatten at this restuarant many times over the years as we are up in Mammoth 30 + days a year. In years past this was the best restaurant in the Sierras. Unfortunatley it has gone down hill. We decided to try this restauarant for my husband's 65th birthday as he wanted trout. Our reservations werre for 6p; I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: 760-934-3803

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Dine at The Restaurant at Convict LakeJust 10 Minutes from Mammoth Lakes!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 location just 10 minutes from Mammoth Lakes across from the Mammoth/Yosemite Airport.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?