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“Great for fish choices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Petras Wine Bar and Bistro

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Petras Wine Bar and Bistro
6080 Minaret Road, Alpenhof Lodge, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-3500
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Cuisines: Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Belmont, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great for fish choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This may be the best restaurant for multiple tasty fish selections in Mammoth. They also have great choices for other tastes as well. The wine list, both by glass and bottle, is good. Prices are moderately high (roughly the $20 to $30 range per dinner entree) but worth it. (My higher rated choices are more expensive; including Restaurant at Convict Lake which I did not visit this year.) And the semi-hunting-lodging decor of Petras works for Mammoth. If not for sometimes being a little heavy with the salt, along with being a bit too rustic, this would warrant an excellent rating.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have no idea how this restaurant garnered 4 stars. From the WARM "fresh" oysters, to the ammonia flavored scallops and the bolognese that tasted like it was from Olive Garden, this place should be ashamed to call themselves a bistro. And oh, I thought a 'wine bar' meant you could actually taste wines beforehand but our waiter was distressed with this notion. Should have gone to Toomey's....again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Salisbury
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food & wine in Mammoth Lakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had dinner there tonight and we were very pleased. Great service with a smile. Wine list was interesting and varied. Good was great, mussels appetiser is particularly recommended

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good Food and Wine Selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We saw Petra's recommended in a local guide, so decided to give it a try.

The food was excellent, partuclarly the scallops I had to start, which were succulent, juicy, sweet and plump. The fish main courses were also excellent, my partner's salmon fillet was cooked perfectly, with crisp, charred skin and flaky, juicy flesh.

The wine list was very good, although we again went for the now traditional Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc!

The staff were attentive but not overbearing; a very good evening all round.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Mammoth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The service was good. They have an excellent wine list and the food was very good. Our meat was rare rather than medium rare as we ordered it, but the flavor was so good I didn't really mind. Dessert was also very good

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