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“Who is in charge of service?”

Sierra Restaurant Tenaya Lodge
Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Fish Camp
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Sierra is one of Tenaya's most popular Yosemite restaurants - a spacious and comfortable space surrounding a towering limestone fireplace, offering breakfast and dinner service. Enjoy a cozy fireside dinner with your friends and family, or during the summer months, dine under the stars at Sierra Restaurant's unique outdoor patio complete with blazing fire pit.
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Who is in charge of service?”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Arrived for a meal after staying at the lodge and whilst the food was nice the service was hit and miss. Everyone was friendly but there were so many staff both at dinner and breakfast no one seemed to have a clue who did what. When asked to get drinks or the bill the people who passed had such rigid job descriptions that they could only do the job they had to do and so you had to wait for the actual server to get drinks etc. usually everyone at other restaurants can help with different requests but if you asked the wrong person at this place you were waiting a long time

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Frances L
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Rochester, NY
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Outdoor dining. Good Service.”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Nice outdoor dining area with fire pit. A bit to close to the noise from the pool area. Staff - Brian was great and very helpful.

Visited July 2013
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Bendigo, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Happy compromise”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Sierra is that happy compromise that you often make – its not great but its certainly good enough and its in a great location. We sat outside for lunch and inside for dinner and while the food was usually attractive to look at it wasn’t the tastiest. As an earlier reviewer said, “I wouldn’t send it back” The cedar salmon is a nice idea, and certainly gives a good flavour but it didn’t inspire me to go home and try it.
Good views and nice situation.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Rakehoe
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Spring, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
322 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Good option for lunch and dinner while staying at Tenaya”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We never ate breakfast here but lunch and dinner were very nice. After a long day in Yosemite this is a welcome easy place to grab a bite close to the hotel. Drinks are well prepared, wine list is acceptable. Food is average to good. Sitting outside was the highlight for us. Beer selection is limited but very nice. Many local breweries on offer.

Kids meals were large portion so if you have two kids consider splitting a dish. Generally attentive staff. We had two fantastic waiters and two underperformers. Not unexpected given the location and likely high turnover with seasonal workers.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jeff T
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good Food and Good Service”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had the breakfast buffet at the Sierra. It was well prepared and well presented. As with the other restaurants at Tenaya the prices tend to be on the high side but the quality of the food and the service were very good.

Visited July 2013
Thank EdandMarna
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