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“Great for fish choices”

Petras Wine Bar and Bistro
Ranked #15 of 90 Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Belmont, California
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great for fish choices”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

This may be the best restaurant for multiple tasty fish selections in Mammoth. They also have great choices for other tastes as well. The wine list, both by glass and bottle, is good. Prices are moderately high (roughly the $20 to $30 range per dinner entree) but worth it. (My higher rated choices are more expensive; including Restaurant at Convict Lake which I did not visit this year.) And the semi-hunting-lodging decor of Petras works for Mammoth. If not for sometimes being a little heavy with the salt, along with being a bit too rustic, this would warrant an excellent rating.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have no idea how this restaurant garnered 4 stars. From the WARM "fresh" oysters, to the ammonia flavored scallops and the bolognese that tasted like it was from Olive Garden, this place should be ashamed to call themselves a bistro. And oh, I thought a 'wine bar' meant you could actually taste wines beforehand but our waiter was distressed with this notion. Should have gone to Toomey's....again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank wands3
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food & wine in Mammoth Lakes”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner there tonight and we were very pleased. Great service with a smile. Wine list was interesting and varied. Good was great, mussels appetiser is particularly recommended

Thank RemyVidal
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good Food and Wine Selection”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We saw Petra's recommended in a local guide, so decided to give it a try.

The food was excellent, partuclarly the scallops I had to start, which were succulent, juicy, sweet and plump. The fish main courses were also excellent, my partner's salmon fillet was cooked perfectly, with crisp, charred skin and flaky, juicy flesh.

The wine list was very good, although we again went for the now traditional Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc!

The staff were attentive but not overbearing; a very good evening all round.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Rikwhitt
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Mammoth”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

The service was good. They have an excellent wine list and the food was very good. Our meat was rare rather than medium rare as we ordered it, but the flavor was so good I didn't really mind. Dessert was also very good

Visited July 2014
Thank Jimnany
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