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Yosemite National Park, California, USA

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Yosemite National Park Dining

Dining in Yosemite National Park is another great experience you can’t miss. You can dine at an elegant restaurant or in casual surroundings with great vistas of waterfalls or mountains. Be sure to take a picnic basket along a trail or stop at every snack stand and enjoy a treat.

If you’d like to start your vacation with fine dining in Yosemite National Park, the Ahwahnee Dining room is a great choice. This award-winning restaurant is elegant and romantic. It boasts a 34-foot high ceiling with tall granite pillars. Floor to ceiling windows offer great views. It’s housed in the Ahwahnee Hotel which is a historic site. Its California cuisine will tantalize every palate. Vegetarian dishes are offered on the menu along delicacies like sea scallops, short-ribs and braised lamb. Every dish is seasoned with exotic flavors and complimented with creative side dishes.

Tip: Don’t miss the vanilla bean soufflé. It’s smooth and a delightful ending to a great meal.

Another fabulous choice for great dining in Yosemite National Park is the Mountain Room Restaurant. It’s located at the Yosemite Lodge. Dine on fresh seafood and Italian specialties while admiring breathtaking vistas of the 2,424 foot high Yosemite Falls. It’s open all year round. The chef is known for the creative ways in which he prepares trout. Smoke trout cakes are a must.

Wawona Dining Room is home to the culinary talent of Chef Roberts. His seasonal favorites include pot roast, trout and grilled steaks. The room resembles an old Victorian home. Its rustic flare gives you the feel of times gone by. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace or western style barbecues.

One of the renowned restaurants in the area is Erna’s Elderberry House. It’s elegant and contemporary ambience is setting for unique dining. You can enjoy home-style cooking as well as nouvelle cuisine.
The mussels and sea trout are well-liked. The wine list that accompanies each menu is impressive.

If you’re in the mood for tender juicy steaks, Charles Street Diner House is famous. They’ve been serving the best quality beef for over 25 years. It’s situated inside a historic building from the 1800s. You’ll love the Old West décor along with the wagon wheel sitting in the front window. The prices are moderate.

The Mountain Room Lounge is the ideal place to relax at the end of a fabulous day. Stay warm by the fireplace or choose a table on the veranda. If you’re a sports fan you’ll like the large screen televisions spread throughout.

Café at the Bug in the Yosemite Rustic Mountain Resort and Spa is a must. The décor for one is unusual. An open beamed ceiling with hanging skis and a kayak create a different setting for dining on California treats. The trout prepared with light lime butter is superb.

Dining in Yosemite National Park can be quite an adventure at Curry Village. You’ll find five fabulous eateries. Opt for the large buffets or the pizzas. Each one offers something you’ll like.

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