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“Exceptional dining treat in a beautiful mountain setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lakefront Restaurant

The Lakefront Restaurant
Twin Lakes Road, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
800-237-6879
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Exceptional dining treat in a beautiful mountain setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

The Lakefront Restaurant is a charming pleasure from beginning to end. We ate there twice in three days. The building, dating from the 1920's feels old and real. The chef has been there for some years, and supervises carefully and continuously. He usually come out and greets diners. One night a foie gras pate was an appetizer choice. Several fresh fish were included for dinner selections, a most cosmopolitan menu indeed. A marvel of delivery and careful logistics. No less than 6 lovely vegetables accompanied the main course, including a lovely grilled bok choy, roasted beet, mashed carrot/potato. Dessert included wild Main blueberry tart with ice cream, trio of homemade sorbet-gelato-ice cream, and a Grand Marnier sabayon. Wine choices are lovely, too and helpful waitresses describe and recommend expertly. What a pleasure to have such a special meal in such a far-away place!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lunch is as great as dinner!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I have had the pleasure of eating dinner at Lakefront many times. The food and service has always been outstanding. Recently we went there for lunch. Sitting outside, overlooking the lake, with a nice glass o f wine, waiting for my luch entre is a s good as it gets. The setting, the food, excellent service all make for a thoroughly enjoyable day.
After a lunch time meal at Lakefront you will leave with an overwhelming thought as you drive away-
Life is Good!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arcadia, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Over rated unfriendly atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We read the good reviews and thought we would give it a try since we are in Mammoth so often. Our waitress was arrogant and unfriendly . Even the couple next to us agreed that she had a lousy disposition. We have never had a server ruin an evening out with friends but this waitress truly made for a terrible meal. If I were the owner I would have never hired someone like her. When six people agree that she was a horrible person then really I think there is a problem. The food was average, we had a better ribeye at Petras in The Village.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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117 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Exceptional food in a classic old lodge setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Very small old dining room in a very old mountain lodge on the shores of the Twin Lakes. Great service and surprisingly excellent food. Between my wife and I who are foodies and have enjoyed great restaurants worldwide to a finicky 15 year old son and a more than picky 18 year old vegetarian daughter- there were no complaints. Make reservations in advance and make sure to try the elk if it's on the menu or specials. A very enjoyable dinner.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“We liked it so much we're going back for our last night in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

We had an amazing meal from cocktails to dessert. Our 10 year old daughter enjoyed the Filet, my husband loved the bone in rib eye and I went off the charts and experienced the Elk. We all shared bites and enjoyed everything. French Onion soup and the Broccolini soup are a must! The Chocolate mouse and Blueberry tart are also a "must do again". We dined at Whitebark our first night and Lakefront was a much better value. Hands down the food was better and the cost made us smile. A little treasure, make reservations and plan to enjoy your evening. The staff are warm and friendly. We can't say enough about our new find! Returning in a day to enjoy our last night in Mammoth.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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