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“Not the same” 2 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
Irvine, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not the same”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We loved Lakefront and shared the experience with family and friends over the years. Knowing a new chef was on board we were excited to see the changes. I realize when a new chef is in charge they want to have their own signature. My question is but WHY get rid of the many favorites of their long time patrons, such as the lavendar creme brûlée and other favorites. In reading other reviews I learned that their diver scallops were WAY too salty and undercooked as well as my order. The salad was just some organic greens with a little vinaigrette for a huge $$$$. So it wasn't just me. We will not be returning and will explore other fine dining in Mammoth such as Petra's.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Buderim, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Visiting from Australia this was a real surprise. Outstanding food (I had the porcetta which was pork belly rolled with fennel and kale on a bed of farro; my fellow guests had the elk which was likewise world class). Excellent service including a very helpful server who was able to advise on local West coast wines. The venue whilst small has a very European feel about it. Great for a romantic celebration or just a good night with friends. One of the best dining experiences I have had in the USA. Well done all.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“good food good view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The restaurant is just beside the Lake. We have lunch inside, the place is warm as well as the food and service. Quite enjoy.

  • Visited June 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice spot for a romantic dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This restaurant is located in the Tamarack Lodge. Make a reservation, there is limited seating. We had the spinach salad, escargot, mixed game selection, elk medallions, and the chef's selection for dessert. Everything was magnificent. And the view of the sunset over the lake was very romantic.

Visited August 2012
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I just had a truly wonderful dinner here. Everything was perfect, the views, the rustic setting, the perfect baguettes, the appetizers, entrees, dessert, all exceptional. Highly recommended. Bravo!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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