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“Beautiful lake view!”
Review of The Mono Inn

The Mono Inn
Ranked #9 of 12 Restaurants in Lee Vining
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located on Mono Lake. For miles north of Lee Vining on Highway 395
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This restaurant was an unexpected pleasure during our one night stay in Lee Vining. Just a few minutes drive north of town right over lake mono. Great view over the lake at sunset. Recommend the roasted beet salad and maple brined pork chop! Beer and wine selection was ok, but remember to pocket your flask if you want a real drink . . . NO spirits at this restaurant.

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Thank 5p0rtyDogs
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

The menu was excellent and this is one of those places where you walk in and realize that you want to eat here - smells good, atmosphere, etc. they were short staffed, so even though everything outside said they were open for dinner we were turned down. No, cannot serve you tonight. But choices on the menu were very interesting. Call ahead if you want to eat there!!! Cause the owner told us that if we would have called he might have gotten us in. BTW - there is no Inn, just the restaurant .

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1  Thank tulez
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James O, Owner at The Mono Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Thank you for your opinion of our menu. However, being told there will be a 45 minute wait is not being turned away. We ask that our potential customers remember where they are, an extremely remote location. We have a limited to zero employee base here. Even when employees are found, most cannot grasp the menu, let alone the wine list. So, yes, it does help to make a reservation and yes, you may have to wait for a table. As you pointed out, our menu is unique. We can and will not just slop it out, and serve as many people as possible as some in the area. Everything is made from scratch here with quality ingredients and love.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This restaurant had the mot spectacular view of sunset over the lake, breathtaking. The food was wonderful, great menu, and the wine was good too. However, the service was a little off the boil, and one of (I presume owners) seemed irritated and uninterested. It escalated when he had a huge row in the kitchen with chef. It was a real shame and his attitude reflected what was happening elsewhere. So, it took the edge of what should of been a perfect evening.

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Thank Kayte B
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had lovely service and a very good dinner here as a celebration at the end of a week of exploring. Not as elegant as it was in the past, but not as expensive either.

Thank JC-OMCA
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The appetizer menu is a bit eclectic as are some of the entrees. But, the quality is first rate. The portions are reasonable compared to the gargantuan servings elsewhere in the area. The outdoor seating is great. Especially at sunset. Very romantic. Recommended place to propose!

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Thank Robert F B
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