Sierra Nevadas + Yosemite

Restaurants in Sierra Nevadas + Yosemite

At dinnertime, splurge on Moroccan tagines and slow-roasted prime rib at this upscale restaurant.

Grab a picnic lunch at the Victorian-housed emporium, specializing in fresh salads and sandwiches designed to be packed up and taken into the park.

This wood-paneled restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows serves hearty steaks and pasta.

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.