We are regular visitors to Sequoia and have eaten at The Peaks at least once every year since the Wuksachi Lodge opened. Sadly, we have found it consistently to be a disappointing experience for dinner but a generally good place for lunch. However, for us, lunch is usually a sandwich on the trail somewhere (unless it is raining hard or snowing), so dinner is the focus of this review. This is especially needed since this year they have removed the one or two sandwich items that used to carry over from the lunch menu to dinner.
This resturant continues to try to serve a "gourmet" style menu and usually fails to meet anything but an average to low average standard of food preperation. Fish are overcooked; meats are often tough; sauces are either bland or over-spiced; vegetables are trite (ie steamed brocoli and cauliflower were the only choice this year). However, their soups are generally pretty good.
The service is very friendly but it tends to be slow. This is easily attributed to a small staff...they all look like they are working as hard as they can but are a bit overwhelmed by the number of tables they have to cover. This is hard to understand given the strict reservation system for dinner--no one gets in without a reservation and they seem to carefully control what times are available.
This resturant is located in a lovely setting, with large windows affording virtually every table in the room a view of the forest. It is the "only game in town" if you don't bring your own food or don't want to eat at the fast-food type deli a few miles down the road at Lodgepole (which closes early except in summer and might not even be open in the winter). It seems The Peaks would do much better with a simple menu of sandwiches and standard dishes (dare I say comfort food?), rather than fancy concoctions with "special" sauces.
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