The Ahwahnee Hotel Restaurant in Yosemite is a must visit for new site-seers to Yosemite National Park. Steeped in tradition, this old dining hall brings you back to olden days.
We went to the Hotel for lunch during the summer of 2011 and found the food just slightly above average. You come here not for the food, but for the atmosphere. Note: dinner is much more expensive and requires formal clothing (for men: collared shirt and no athletic shoes) This is a nice throw back to the years gone by.
We were surprised that there were a lot of Mediterranean items on the Ahwahnee’s menu. It seemed out of place, but this is a tourist trap anyway. The signature dish is the deep-fried Monte Cristo Sandwich. The sandwich is also available at Disneyland.
The Ahwahnee Hotel also serves a lavish Sunday brunch that our friends from Foodhoe reviewed. Reservations required well in advance for the Sunday feast.
Ruben Panini ($17), Hummus Platter ($9), Soup of the Day ($7.50) Cream of Tomato.