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“***** Dining at it's best.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Erna's Elderberry House

Erna's Elderberry House
48688 Victoria Ln., Oakhurst, CA 93644
559.683.6800
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Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Oakhurst
Price range: $78 - $125
Cuisines: American, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Highway 41
Bass Lake, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“***** Dining at it's best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

What a wonderful dining experience. The food is excellent, the staff and atmosphere were amazing as well. A must do for everyone's "bucket list"

Visited July 2012
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English first
Modesto, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Used to be...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

What was once our exquisite, world-class dining experience...where we felt completely spoiled...has become 'good' food and close to sterile service. We used to know we could count on an incredible meal, doted on by the staff, and leisurely dining in it's gorgeous setting. Not the past two years. VERY disappointing. What happened?!??

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woodside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“world-class cuisine in small-town CA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

See my review of the Chateau - this is truly world-class cuisine with a European ambiance, all at the gate to Yosemite in a small rural town. Even if you can't stay at the Chateau, it's worth the splurge to eat at Erna's.

Visited January 2013
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Clovis CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Heaven close to Fresno (really)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I really am a fan of this establishment. it's a grand place for a getaway, a great dinner, a week-end, spa and cooking classes. Between Erna, Chef Gunner and Sam...the man with always a plan for a wine pairing that will truly send the meal to the next level...you really can't ask for anything better.
It really is not a " puffy " place. Be yourself and you will have a great experience. Talk to Erna. ask to see her fabulous Chateau. Stay there overnight. go to the Spa. Take a cooking class from Chef Gunner. It's all there for you. They use organic, local, fresh ingredients when they can. Chef Gunner goes to great lengths to find and educate his staff and patrons on the ingredients used in his kitchen. I have seen him in action first hand. What a wonderful crew they have. This is a WOW on so many levels. Really...it is all about YOU and what you want to get out of the experience.
My absolute favorite part of the Chateau is the breakfast room. One of by best memories is breakfast in the early spring. Windows open, roaring fire, beautiful surroundings...I can't even describe how wonderful Erna and her Staff are. Erna and her attention to detail is magical. Truly a place to go. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“ELEGANT RESTAURANT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Had the pleasure of staying at the Chateau Du Sureau, over Christmas, which is a wonderful old world experience of comfort with excellent service. The restaurant, Erna's Elderberry House is equally great. Fabulous food, cooked and presented to perfection. Really looking forward to returning early next year. Absolutely delightful. Highly recommend.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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