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“Beautiful location, attentive service, ok food”

Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
California
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, attentive service, ok food”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We also ate at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel during our visit to Yellowstone. This is a notch up in quality from the Old Faithful Inn. We had their edamame hummus as a starter. I had their prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin. The prosciutto was as thick as bacon and fell off my pork tenderloin. The seasonal veggies were a bit overcooked. My husband started with a poached-pear salad that had literally a quarter of a poached pear sliced paper-thin. His pasta was pretty standard. All in all, it was decent but pricey. We knew we were paying for the atmosphere but expected a slightly better meal. Make a reservation if you want to go.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very Costly for Poor Service and Mediocre Food!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband, adult daughter, and I were thrilled to be dining in this lovely historic hotel, and were so disappointed by the very lackluster meal and inattentive service. Our reservation wasn't ready, so we got a sub-standard table right in the middle of a busy traffic flow. The waitress took our orders for the supposedly elegant buffet ($30 p/person), and brought us our bill - that was about it for service. The buffet itself was barely mediocre - vegetables were greasy, lukewarm, pork tenderloin had an "off" taste, and desserts were not refreshed, so choices were limited. My husband's chicken cacciatore had the driest chicken you can imagine - very overcooked. My daughter and I had the pork and were up all night with gastric distress. The front desk lady said it was "just altitude sickness" and didn't even offer a word of sympathy. We had already been in Yellowstone for a week, and were fine before having the buffet... Just not worth it!

  • Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Visited here and Impressionable”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We visited this interesting yellow original hotel right at the Lake. We did not stay overnight. I never heard about it. The history on it is interesting. It has a strange, old, expanse feeling when you enter like you are entering into a different time era of long past. To be honest it reminded me of that huge hotel from the movie "The Shining" with Jack Nicholson. It had a spooky feeling to it like I was going to see scary twins at the end of the hallway. It has gorgeaus views if the lake. You can sit inside on their comfortable chairs and sofas and state out at the lake or go outside on their big deck. It was definitely worth it to see it

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Alexandria, Virginia
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Simply Perfect”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Elegant atmosphere, simply perfect, food and service. Not only the best restaurant in the Park, could be the best restaurant in Wyoming. Reservations recommended; parking ample. Arrive for dinner early and lounge in the spacious elegant lobby overlooking the picturesque Lake Yellowstone. Ask to borrow free board games from the front desk, have a libation.

  • Visited June 2014
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Burgess Hill
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198 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant, we had breakfast and dinner here, breakfast buffet and a la carte also dinner buffet and a la carte. We had both buffet (fantastic Buffalo short ribs), Staff very attentive but not running as a team, needed time to learn to work together the restaurant had only just opened after the winter closure. Views from restaurant are superb over Lake Yellowstone and buffalo wandering outside window.

Hope they have a good season and iron out the small odd problems. Good luck to a great restaurant in a great location.

Visited May 2014
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