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“Relaxing Experience”

The Peaks Restaurant at Wuksachi Lodge
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 13, 2013

My husband and I first came here in August of '12. We were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this lovely restaurant. We were camping in the park and decided to treat ourselves to a wonderful lunch. Hubby had the black and bleu burger with general sherman ipa and I had the cheese plate with a glass of champagne. Both were amazing dishes and our server Alison was such a gracious hostess. Because of this positive experience, we came back for my husbands birthday Feb '13. We were not disappointed this time. Alison was there again and our dinner experience was a dream. If you like beets, get the beet salad, delicious!! Thank you to the crew at the peaks for making our experiences so memorable!!

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Thank ratherBpaddling
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

The view from the restaurant is beautiful, fireplaces warm and inviting. We also received very friendly greetings from all parties, especially the Manager. We ate lunch and dinner at the restaurant and were very disappointed. The price of the meals would not seem pricey if the food were of top notch caliber. For lunch my club sandwich was served on cold, grilled bread. Fries cold. Angus burger (no seasoning), no lettuce or tomatoes..etc. The best dish was pasta w/marinara sauce for 5 yr. old. Almost went without dinner after the lunch experience...but felt we should give you another try. I ordered French Onion Soup thinking it couldn't be screwed up, and it was good. My son ordered pizza, no flavor, hard crust. Daughter-in-law, trout...again no flavor to it. Granddaughter ordered penne pasta with braised beef...yuk.. disgusting. We each had a bit of the meat it was almost hard to tell if it was mystery meat or what. Needless to say it went uneaten. IT'S PRETTY SAD WHEN ONLY 2 OF 5 DINERS WERE SATISFIED, AND WE ARE NOT PICKY EATERS. "My son's remark as we left was " fire the chef." He owns a restaurant and knows what people expect when they go to a nice restaurant. We loved the area, but if we go again we will take food with us so we don't have another ordeal like this one.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The building is quite nice, the view is quite good (not as spectacular as the walks you can take on the trails not far away), and the tricky balance of a modern,cozy restaurant with minimal impact to the wilderness is basically found here at the Peaks. The food is quite good, but don't expect top-quality preparation as you might find in SF or Berkeley. The locally sourced ingredients are well-prepared, given the constraints of being run by Delaware North on a budget. It doesn't seem more expensive than the Mountain Room in Yosemite. Given the location, quite nice. Have I had better food in a National Park? Yes, both in Yosemite and at Mesa Verde! I'm not sure if the latter was anomaly, but spectacular food/chefs do sometimes pop up!

We have ended up enjoying the soups, salads and appetizers very much. If we have a full dinner, we usually split it because they tend to be heavier and costlier. Smaller meals work better for me at night.

We most recently ate there at 6:30pm on both Saturday night and Sunday night (Jan 19, 20, 2013), MLK weekend. Saturday night, we were waiting almost 30 minutes past our reservation. On Sunday, we were shown right in on time and there were open tables. We have seen this in the past, and had prepared by eating a decent snack after our full day of snowshoeing before heading to dinner both nights. This also helps curb the desire to order too much food! :)

Service was very courteous and generally prompt, but our water glasses did run dry a few times between refills. Often, the wait-staff are interesting folks who love enjoying the outdoors - quite fun to talk to!

In the past we have had breakfast there, and I prefer going when the buffet is running in order to have options. Lately, I prefer greek yogurt, so we packed our own breakfasts and ate in the room instead.

Lily

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Thank L1NK
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Peaks gets a fourth star largely because they are managing to run a decent restaurant an hour away from civilization. If you're staying at the lodge, the ability to walk down the hill and get a hot dinner are a long day of hiking can't be beat. We were here in the winter, when food options are even more sparse. Staying here two nights, we had two dinners and two breakfasts at the Peaks. The space itself is lovely, with a great view.

The food was hit or miss. Some items were quite delicious - the onion soup and bread pudding were highlights. The breakfast buffet was also a reasonable deal. Stay away from the pasta, we had both dishes and found neither very appealing. Also avoid the Smoked Salmon appetizer which fell short on multiple counts - a dip on a winter menu should really be warm (rather than pink colored cream cheese) and the baguette served was cardboard-like, which was ironic as the house bread was generally quite good. We also would have appreciated vegetarian items on the menu being marked as such. Prices were reasonable, especially considering the monopoly that the restaurant could exploit.

The staff was very friendly, and quick to comp an item left untouched, which was appreciated. The kitchen was a little slow on Saturday night, but anyone staying here really shouldn't be in a rush and it didn't bother us at all.

Thank hjwms
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

great food in front of a fire. There was only a few other people so the service was really good. We had the trout and onion soup and shared both between the 2 of us. Soooo delicious.

Thank Natalie L
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