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“grand and beautiful, just like yosemite”

The Majestic Yosemite Dining Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Village Drive
Transit: Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
Description: With towering 34-foot high ceilings, enormous pine trestles and granite pillars, the chandelier-lit The Majestic Yosemite Dining Room is as spectacular as it is inviting. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served each day as well as our legendary Sunday Brunch. The Majestic Yosemite Dining Room offers the finest dining in all of Yosemite National Park.
Reviewed November 11, 2012

our family has been visiting Yosemite national park for decades. we always make a point to dine at the ahwahnee dining room.
first, I would recommend making reservations. we always have, and from what I hear they can be filled to capacity at times.
second, the food is not spectacular, and the meals seem a bit pricey. but if you have been camping for several days, dining indoors with hot prepared food is a treat.
third, what makes the whole experience is the beauty and grandeur of the dining hall. it was built in 1926, opened in 1927, and has a long history. the windows and lighting are nice. we always try to go early in the evening so we can see the scenery as we dine before the sun sets.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and very glad we went. It is a bit pricey...we couldnt afford the hotel itself, but the service was excellent. The evening we went it wasnt overly busy, and it was a nice opportunity to dress up a bit. Ifi you dont want to splash out on dinner...the lunches at the bar looked very good too and on a nice day eat outside.

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

we were a party of eight with reservations. We were promptly seated on time, and had a beautiful lunch with great service. The vegetarian French onion soup was outstanding. They bake their own delicious breads, and everything was fresh and excellent. The service was great, and the rustic ambiance of the grand dining made this a near-perfect dining experience.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

They tout themselves as world class and then fall short. It's disappointing that they don't even have daily specials. Worth one dinner if you're staying in the hotel but not worth repeating.

3  Thank jim_julian
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

What's happened to the world famous Ahwahnee Dining Room?

Last week, our family and friends traveled to Yosemite for our annual October birthday celebration gathering. We always schedule a celebration dinner at the Ahwahnee Dining Room during our annual week-long trip. This year, the event was a complete disaster!

Even though we had made reservations a week in advance, we waited much too long to be seated in the Dining Room. We waited another 15 minutes for our server to come to our table greet us, and had to ask specifically to see the wine list. One member of our party ordered a whole wheat pasta dish, but to his surprise, he was served something completely different that was not even on the menu. When the food was delivered to the table, our server said nothing about the error, so our friend had to call our server back to the table to ask why he had not received what he had actually ordered? Our server told him the kitchen had substituted something else because they had no whole wheat pasta. In addition, our friend was given a "half order" instead of a "whole order"! Our server apologized but made no adjustment to our final bill.

What's happened to the service and food at the Ahwahnee Dining Room? In past years, it was always a highlight of our Yosemite visit, but this time, it was a horrible, over-priced experience! We'll schedule October birthday celebration gathering at the Mountain Room at Yosemite Lodge during our next trip to Yosemite. Doesn't have the grandeur of the Ahwahnee Dining Room but it does have better service and food.

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1  Thank PeterPoodle
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