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The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room

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1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Village Drive)
Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
209-372-1489
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, excellent ambiance

We had a large family meal here at 5:30pm and the sunlit dining room was exquisite. The food itself was delicious particularly the prime rib. The best part of my meal however was the dessert. I highly recommend the chocolate croissant bread pudding! My only gripe is that the restaurant seemed very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Mgraham8
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a large family meal here at 5:30pm and the sunlit dining room was exquisite. The food itself was delicious particularly the prime rib. The best part of my meal however was the dessert. I highly recommend the chocolate croissant bread pudding! My only gripe is that the restaurant seemed very insistent on their dress code which I found... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the dining room for my birthday dinner. Such a treat! Top of the line dining deep in the wilderness. I found it almost impossible to make reservations with the number provided on websites and from our travel agent. However, I finally used Open table.com and got in - no problem. I highly recommend making reservations BEFORE you... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant the Service and the food was extraordinary. The view was astonishing and the dining area decoration was beautiful. Reservations are required.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

No better food or service around. At dinner, the room changes its ambience and everyone dresses up. Candlelight abounds and the piano player plays super background music. Such a nice, rememberable time

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had the most enjoyable dinner and the atmosphere was romantic, we had a lovely window table and the pork chops were to die for. Proper attire is requested for evening dinning though it did not appear that they strongly enforced it, just a lovely night.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you want a memorable experience, definitely visit the Ahwahnee Dining Room. When you walk it, the room reminded me of the banquet hall in the Harry Potter movies--big and grand. A respectable wine list and the service was attentive. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu but the prices reflect that. Well, when you have to truck... More 

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Woodstock, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you can't afford to stay at the beautiful Ahwahnee hotel at least eat a meal there! We had breakfast there, which was very affordable and delicious!

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Vegetarian food choices are very bad Place is great awesome I will go there again The grand dining vegetarian choices are limited The Sunday brunch is great I've had it twice there last few years, but they have to mandatorily provide more vegetarian choices. I visit Yosemite twice a year so I would go there again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We had lunch. We had a lovely window table, and a charming waitress. Hubby started with the onion soup, he said it was good. He also had a cheese steak sandwich. Unfortunately, he thought the cheese was something akin to cheese wiz. I could not eat my fried calamari. Kindly our waitress did not charge us for that. I do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the only fine dining restaurant at Yosemite. We went for lunch. The service was great. We sat next to a large window in a secluded corner, enjoying the beautiful view while eating. On Sunday, they were serving the Ahwahnee Grand Buffet, which included a cold station, lunch hot food, seafood, carving station and wide assortment of desserts. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
    (Village Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park
  • Phone Number: 209-372-1489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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