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“Great experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Majestic Yosemite Dining Room

The Majestic Yosemite Dining Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We didn't stay at the Ahwahnee although we wanted to see the and the majestic dining room , we were very impressed we sat by the window and took in the whole room , the waitress was telling us stories as she grew up in Yosemite and the service was great , equally was the food well worth the price , so pleased to have had the experience .

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fine Dining with a Great Kids Menu!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

Dinner at the Ahwahnee made us all happy. A great kids menu (the best I've seen, by far) with lots of interesting options. A decent vegetarian selection as well. The service was highly professional but warm hearted. Finally, the room itself is magnificent. Soaring windows, massive exposed beams, and wonderful tapestry. On the whole, an outstanding evening.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Mediocre food/terrible service/beautiful venue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

We've just returned from crossing off a bucket list item: staying and eating at the Ahwahnee. Our experience at the dining room was almost comical. Our reservations for 6 adults were for 8:15, but we weren't seated until 9:00, and this was after many assurances of "they're just setting your table now." Our "water/bread server" came right over, but was an Eeyore, sighing heavily and complaining about how exhausted he was every time he came to our table that night. We sat at our table for 20 minutes before our server arrived...she was already guaranteed an 18% tip, so it almost seemed that it didn't matter to her how poor the service was. The salads were the first to arrived, and had clearly been made many hours before and had sat in a cooler, as they were limp. The menu indicated that the fish we ordered might be under-cooked, so we all asked that our swordfish and steelhead be cooked all the way through. You would have thought we were speaking a different language with the odd and awkward responses we got from her!
We finished the meal and noticed we were one of the few tables left. A throng of employees began to set up for the brunch the following morning around us, but essentially ignored the fact that we were sitting there waiting for our check. We finally had to interrupt their work to go track down our server. And yes, you guessed it, she disappeared with our credit cards for another 20 minutes. The whole incident seemed absurd, particularly since there were not that many of us in the dining room. It's a good thing we were able to laugh it off as a life experience!
Stick with the brunch or bar food. I would not recommend the dinner.
All this being said, the view of Half Dome from our room was second to none!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Impressive Dining Room, Average Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stopped by the Ahwahnee Dining Room for lunch during one of our days visiting Yosemite National Park. We did not stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel, so we were just there for our meal.

Service: 3/5

Service was average. Our waiter brought one of our party the wrong dish, but it was quickly corrected.

Food: 3/5

We did not think the food was anything special, however we were only there for lunch. It is entirely possible that their dinner options are fancier or higher quality. There are adequate vegetarian options.

Value: 3/5

Prices are decent for a restaurant like the Ahwanee - an upscale dining room. However, this certainly isn't a situation in which we thought we were getting a great value for our meal.

Atmosphere: 4/5

The dining room itself is as impressive as others make it out to be. The views are gorgeous, and there's lots of natural light from the huge windows. The dining room isn't too loud and has a pleasant ambiance.

Bar scene: No rating
Outdoor seating: No rating

Closing thoughts: We would have liked to try out the Ahwanee Dining Room for dinner, but time didn't allow us the opportunity. The lunch we had there was average in pretty much every way - it wasn't bad, but it wasn't something to rave about. Its location in the Yosemite Valley makes it a convenient option for those on a day trip to the Valley.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fresno, California
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35 reviews
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“Breakfast, lunch or dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you a staying at the hotel and not in a hurry then this is your spot to feast. The views are beautiful and the dining room in itself is a feast for the eyes. I am never wary coming in here to eat.

Visited December 2013
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