We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room

$$$
American, International, Continental
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Village Drive)
Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
209-372-1489
Website
Today
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Scenic view

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,008 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 427
    Excellent
  • 289
    Very good
  • 170
    Average
  • 81
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Sunday Brunch

We made 1:30PM reservations for the Sunday Brunch. We waited a few minutes and we seated at table by a window and what a spectacular view it is. The dining room is a work of art in itself and long room with Chandeliers a tall 34 foot ceiling with wood beams. A piano player sets the mood set near... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Ken L
,
Palm Springs, California, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

1,008 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Palm Springs, California, United States
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We made 1:30PM reservations for the Sunday Brunch. We waited a few minutes and we seated at table by a window and what a spectacular view it is. The dining room is a work of art in itself and long room with Chandeliers a tall 34 foot ceiling with wood beams. A piano player sets the mood set near the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had two lunches and a dinner in the dining room. The barbecue pork sandwich with potato salad, the sandwich was very tasty. For another lunch, the rueben with a side salad, which was also good. For dinner, the swordfish, which was very well prepared. Hint: reserve a table in advance if at all possible. The dining room fills up... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Ahwanee Dining Room has to be experienced. Just walking in is a breathtaking experience. The timbered ceiling is 34 feet high. There are huge windows, looking at some of the most awesome aspects of God's great creation. It is a small step back in time, truly elegant dining, with a dress code, with a piano player, with a million... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pacific Grove, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You do not need to eat here but be sure you look at this drop dead gorgeous room. Many hotels were built in the valley but the Ahwahnee is the only hotel that got it right and lasted. A gem and difficult to explain how amazing this building is constructed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Having had such pleasant interactions with the staff at the Ahwahnee Hotel, I expected the same level of service in the dining room. While the people who helped us with room service breakfast were lovely, the staff in the dining room were not as consistently friendly. The food also was a little disappointing, given the price - our red velvet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We reserved a 130 pm late lunch for a party of 5. We were glad to have made a reservation even in March as we bypassed a huge line. Our waitress had 4 tables. Our drink orders were taken by the bus girl immediately. 30 minutes passed before our waitress first visited our table. And the first words out of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunnyvale, CA
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
993 helpful votes 993 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

1. We ate 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 brunch during our 4 night stay at the Ahwahnee. 2. Saturday we arrived at 4pm check in time. Last year we arrived at 3pm, and had to wait an hour for our room to be ready. 3. All the dining hall reservations were filled for the night, and we were put... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, England
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Staff are nice but food is very poor value and not great quality. $144 dinner for 2, but options and taste not great

Was this review helpful? Yes
san francisco
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

OMG! A world of old grandeur, the hotel and dining room. Lovely architecture. If you don't go to eat or have a drink (which is fun) just go visit to walk thru the hotel common rooms. Very special! The menu in the main dining room is very meat oriented, Prime Rib, NY Strips, Filet Mignon, two fish entrees. Service took... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The hotel and grounds are beautiful. we spent a nice afternoon visiting. The restaurant is good and we found one of the best in the area but if you are looking for exceptional, not quite there.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room also viewed

Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA
 
Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA
 

Been to The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?