Ate here after receiving a recommendation from the staff at the Comfort inn & Suites. Picked an outside table with a River View. It was very nice until it got dark and the large lights were turned on that attracted every bug in the area. I guess the plastic chairs should have been a good indicator of what was to come.
The menu is overpriced for what you get. My wife had the rib-eye special at $35 and I had a sirloin for somewhere in the upper $20's. The service was polite and expedient and, at times, a little too friendly. For me, good service is hot food and keeping my glass filled without me having to look for someone and the wait staff being quiet and expedient.
The food arrived and presentation was nice. The outdoor environment caused the food to quickly cool and about halfway through our meal, we were eating cold steak and potatoes. The bugs just added to the issues and we quickly found a lot of grissle in the meat. Final tab was for $80+ and definitely not worht it. I would recommend the pizza joint a few miles back up the road towards Threee Rivers - who can mess up a chesse pizza, right???
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- Lodging renovation completed March 2014. The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge is located just 1/4 mile from the Main Entrance to Sequoia National Park on Highway 198. If offers a full service bar and restaurant along with a lodge containing 5 standard rooms, a cozy honeymoon cottage on the river with a dry sauna room and a two bedroom river house that sleeps up to 8 people. ... more less
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