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The Mountain Room Lounge

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive, Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 559-252-4848
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San Clemente, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On several trips to Yosemite, to our shame, we had not dined at the Mountain Room; but we did this trip. What a joy and surprise. This is a wonderfully designed room with large windows looking to Yosemite falls. The staff worked to provide a wonderful evening and the food was delicious. No reservations - first come, first served. We... More 

Thank Charles R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine dining at less then cost of the more formal dining room of the Majestic. Convenient for those staying at the lodge. Food was excellent with service to match. Warning, no reservations accepted so go early to avoid muc of a wait.

Thank John M
Washington, Utah
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Yosemite Lodge for 3 nights and had drinks in the Mountain Room Lounge on two of the nights. The first night we ordered appetizers and they were fair at best. I was expecting much more considering the price. We had the smoked fish plate, which was very small, and just was not that good. We also... More 

Thank AJUC
Christchurch, New Zealand
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288 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The menu isn't much to write home about (corn chips with salsa, chilli con carne, soup of the day, sandwiches... no hearty meals or sides of fries or anything) but the atmosphere was fantastic. Roaring fire and plenty of weary travellers speaking all sorts of languages and enjoying the wilderness together. We spent the election night here coincidentally (New Zealanders... More 

Thank jemmah3
Hartsburg, Missouri
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We came in here looking for a good meal with great ambience at a working-persons budget level and we found it. After a day of adventuring around Yosemite and checking in to our motel room we were very relieved to find this nice option still open.

Thank JenniferPHT
Tromsø - Rovaniemi
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191 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Good food withing the Yosemite Valley Lodge. Come early when in tourist season, or book a table. It wasnt tourist season when we visited, and even then it was quickly full and a line waiting when we' were finish... Food; not exactly cheap... but this is one of those places where they can take what they want... not too many... More 

Thank Frode R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Warm and friendly staff and a good place for a few drinks. Good wine and a few good beers on tap too. Most tables are next to huge windows with fab views into Yosemite. There is a roaring fire in the middle of the room, which was nice to sit around once it became dark. We didn’t fancy anything on... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

If you are looking for a drink and a sandwich or lighter fare this can be a good option. Get there early or you will probably wait for a table. Because of the crowd that is usually there, the service can be a little slow although friendly but there are not a lot of options for fast service and decent... More 

Thank Al O
Endwell, NY
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The menu here is limited and the food is OK but not great. It seems like more of a drinking than eating establishment.

Thank UpstateTraveller33
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Horrible service, went in sat self per signs waited 30 ish minutes for a server even for a drink order. Approached the bar to ask if we were going to get a server for our table. We were told they are running a little slow because they had a new waiter. Only 2 servers for whole restaurant. Need more help!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive, Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 559-252-4848
At The Mountain Room Restaurant, you will take in astounding views of the nearly 2500 foot high waterfall. The menu offers perfectly cooked steaks, sustainably caught seafood, and mouthwatering pasta dishes. The restaurant is open year-round.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?