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“best restaurant in Mammoth currently” 5 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
Bishop, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“best restaurant in Mammoth currently”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I eat there about 8 times per year, twice in the last two weeks. It's our favorite fine dining restaurant in Mammoth since Skadi closed. I don't understand why more good restaurants don't offer half glasses of wine. We normally each order 3 half-glasses and have the staff pick depending on our dinner choices. They've been spot on every time and I know a little about wine having worked at a winery in Calistoga and attending monthly wine tastings with friends.

The menu isn't huge, but has a wide variety of choices, along with a few daily specials. There's always something really good. The duck appetizer and the gazpacho were particularly tasty recently. The scallops are always excellent. The swordfish special was very good last week. Kudos to the new pastry chef, the gateau was very tasty. Many of the staff have been there a long time, which is always a good sign.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

At first glance, the menu seems pricey and the atmosphere isn't extravagent; we ended up eating on a couch, yes a couch, because all the other seats had been reserved. The food is unbelievable though. Juicy mussels, tender chicken, delicious soup, every item was amazing. The food is worth the price.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice Wine Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dinner on Sunday night in July did not require a reservation. Food was very good. They did not have the duck I ordered and were honest that the chef felt that the duck they had was not going to be adequate. Large wine list. Service was informal and attentive.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Solidified as a Mammoth Lakes favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went in with a large group on this past Saturday night. I'd eaten at Petras twice before, but always solo at the bar. The meal was wonderful - duck confit app a true highlight of the first course, as well as the special goat cheese stuffed peppers. For an my entree I selected the cod special, which was very good, but was trumped by the sea scallops and the pork chop that my friends allowed me to sample. Jonathan our server was attentive and kept things moving - all around this was an excellent experience. The wine list is an added bonus as it's very thorough in price ranges and regional choices.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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marina del rey
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“consistently good...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

i am not sure why when i am in mammoth and going out, i just do not go out here every night. for my palate, this is the best restaurant that i have been to in mammoth. the caprese salad had flavorful tomatoes, lovely composition, reasonable mozzarella, and a nice balsamic reduction. i have certainly had better duck confits; while palatable, i personally like a crispier skin. the duck breast dish was really quite lovely; not over cooked but the fat below the skin surface had been nicely rendered down. the flourless chocolate torte/cake was the only losing item on the menu, and i personally would not recommend;but other than that a nice meal.... especially for mammoth.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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