Sierra Nevadas + Yosemite
Restaurants in Sierra Nevadas + Yosemite
At dinnertime, splurge on Moroccan tagines and slow-roasted prime rib at this upscale restaurant.
The café’s new chef, Rick Edge, recently created a series of winemaker dinners, pairing bottles from single northern California wineries with dishes like venison loin and celery root, cocoa, and hibiscus, or seared scallops with roasted chestnuts.
There’s a good pizza menu in the bar (in summer), and kids are welcome.
Housed within a 16th-century Tudor replica this hip-ified Bay-style bistro serves everything from gourmet burgers and rack of lamb to halibut fillet with sweet honey soy sauce.
Little House on the Prairie fans will adore this teahouse, where along with salads and sandwiches you’ll find homemade chicken pot pie.
The chic boutique stocks stylish children’s clothing and toys.
Stop in Three Rivers on your way in or out of the park for a French dip sandwich.
The sultry lounge has artisanal cocktails (try the Alpine Blood Orange Cosmo), house-made charcuterie, and remarkably good live jazz.
On the ground floor of 100-year-old Truckee Hotel, Moody’s Bistro & Lounge emphasizes local and organic produce with such dainty dishes as the “big ass pork platter.”
Housed in a restored 1940’s dining car, the diner serves aptly named Morning Addiction—layers of hash browns, avocado, bacon, and eggs, with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Sit right over the lake and watch the sun set over the bouillabaisse or the sake-steamed clams with cilantro-lime butter.
This woodsy, old-fashioned roadhouse near Oakhurst, south of the park, serves breakfast (hash browns, eggs any way, and more) till 2 p.m. on weekends, noon on weekdays.
Get the “possibly best burger in the world” (according to the menu), which comes with smoked cheddar, skinny onion rings, bacon, and barbecue sauce.