We just spent our Thanksgiving weekend in Three Rivers, CA to visit Sequoia National Park. For Thanksgiving dinner we ate at the Gateway restaurant. And it was a TERRIBLE mistake. The dinner cost about $30 per person (we figured for thanksgiving why not). But it turned out a NOT-SO-PLEASANT experience.
The waiter seated us at the end of restaurant; it was like a separated building. There were only few people and many empty tables, and there was no music, which feels very quiet and almost awkward. I mentioned that to the host and asked her if she can turn on some background music, but nothing happened. It took 40 minutes until appetizers arrived. All our food was COLD and not especially good for a Thanksgiving dinner. There was also a mix up with our order. On top of that they ran out of main items on the menu (it also happened to the table next to us), which is really bad planning for such a busy day - " NO HAM & TURKEY ON THANKSGIVING??". I also do not like it that they added automatically 20% tip to the check. This is really pushing it.
I will NEVER eat at Gateway restaurant again! Therefore would not recommend this restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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