The food was innovative, and all good, but only one of the five courses was spectacular. Service was surprisingly weak; we were left waiting a lot. Wine would arrive long before its paired course, except for one, where it came long after. We were sometimes left with empty wine glasses halfway through a course. I was very impressed on my first two trips here, but this did not live up to expectations at all. I’m used to paying half that much for a similar experience (with better service) in Vegas.
At first our experience was not good. We were seated at the very first table for 2 just outside the main entry and just inside the dinning room. It looked like is was an afterthought putting a table there. Every time the door opened and new quests arrived they were escorted right past us staring at us. We asked our server to move us and thankfully he did. If not we would have left.
The ambiance was perfect, the service amazing, the food wonderful. However, when our entree's arrived both the rib-eye and venison were lukewarm. wWuld we go back yes, however, we would request an inside table to begin with and if the food arrived cool to touch next time I will send it back.
Nothing much to say about this place but "excellent". The service, the taste, the options ..... all were the best. I don't think I've had a better dining experience anywhere. It's pricey, but very well worth it.
Perfection. Do not miss Erna’s if you are near Yosemite National Park!
We had not been to Erna's in a few years so decided to go for my birthday. We were given the table by the fire and our waiter could not have been better. We decided to splurge on the fix menu and were very glad that we did, and also the wine pairing. We had a menu with our name and my birthday written on it, makes you feel very special. Each dish was better than the one before. On of my husbands former students in the pastry chief and came out to speak with Jeff. Added to the wow factor.
Erna's remains one of my favorites, even when put up against some of the best Michelin two star's. The ambience is in a league of its own. The service was perfect - there when needed and never hovering. As the meal - I selected a five course dinner and my wife a four course, each with the wine pairing. Adding a round of before dinner drinks, the night was $400+ and worth every penny.
The food was spectacular and the ambiance perfect to celebrate a special occasion. We celebrated my wife's bday and the staff made sure it was memorable. We had a great time.
The service is exceptional - even with the new ownership. When we want to talk privately or converse with the servers, all the staff responds accordingly. Renee-Nicole's wine pairings are perfect.
Valentines with my wife. We enjoyed our experience at Erna’s. As usual the the food, service, staff and wine were excellent!
Thank you for a great evening!
Wow! What a pleasant surprise to find such an amazing restaurant in the mountains. Food was incredible and service outstanding.
Fantastic, world class dining right in our back-yard!
Took mom for her 86th birthday. She loved it, and so did I. Fabulous food, as always. Definitely a great place for special occasions.
Your staff were very friendly from the time we walk through the front door. Bunch was out of this world. Waiters went up and beyond the call of duty. Have already told my family and friend about your restaurant. The next time I will be coming for dinner. Thank so much in advance.
Wonderful evening! Delicious. Definitely for a special occasion. You cannot compare this to an ordinary restaurant so to rate this for “value” is not possible. It is a dining experience with no comparison.
This is a beautiful place, and though it is a very formal atmosphere that I and my date were not accustomed to, the staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable. The food was decadent and wonderful, I would definitely recommend for special occasions!
The most fabulous restaurant in our area. Nothing tops this place.
Just. Incredible. Go. Just go.
One of my top five favorite restaurants for over 25 years! Every aspect of the dining experience - food, ambiance, service, romance, and the willingness and ability to modify the menu to meet dietary restrictions have been consistently excellent on dozens of visits! Ms. Erna is a perfectionist and a delightful person.
Excellent evening. The food was excellent, as was the service and the atmosphere. The evening is allowed to move at your pace. We both had the 5 course meal and thoroughly enjoyed each course. It is not an inexpensive evening, but it was truly worth it.
This place is AMAZING, we can hardly wait to go back. Chef Bronson does stunning work!!!
Superlative ambience, personnel/service, and especially the food!
Charming old style elegance. Dined here for Thanksgiving. Pre-fix menu.
From home made European style bread to melange of desserts, everything
was elegant, tasty, unhurried. Made for good conversation over slow food.
Highly recommended for those special occasions.
I first read about this restaurant in Appellation Magazine, many years ago. I kept the write up and hoped to one day get there. It was everything the review said and more. We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The chefs were able to turn traditional turkey dinner into a gourmet extravaganza. Each course was uniquely delicious. Also, we chose to have the wines that were selected to match each course. Everything was spectacular. There are not enough superlatives to cover the experience.
Another outstanding meal! It’s been two days and I still haven’t gotten over the perfect texture of the grilled octopus appetizer.
The rib eye entree was juicy and flavorful. The wine pairings with each course were spot on. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable of the food and the wines. Erna, made the rounds of the dining room and took the time to chat with us, which was particularly nice as our daughter was there for the first time. We could not have asked for a nicer evening.
Food was wonderful BUT do not waste your time on loud, overbearing bartender by arriving early. Service is so leisurely, order your cocktail at your table.
Pre-dinner drinks at the bar were a highlight, no reason to stay after that. The food and dining room were beautiful but tasteless.
We had a wonderful dinner at their restaurant and stayed overnight at the Chateau. Their service at both were amazing. I had previously taken Erna’s culinary classes and stayed at the Chateau. Our stay was over the top with great service and amenities. The accommodations and their location were more beautiful than I remembered. Can’t wait until we book another trip to Oakhurst.
WOW, that was a superb meal. The food quality and preparation were A+. The service was A+ as well. A GREAT dinner.
Words cannot describe how wonderful our meal was. The service and food were all top notch. It doesn't get much better than this. A great experience.
Food was very good Service excellent Wine pairing was OK but expensive for the small amount of the pour versus the value of the wine Looked at the menu on line but when we got to Erna's was told that the menu was not being offered. The menu changes daily which is fine but the web site needs to state that. Went because the web site stated they had wild mushroom risotto and a wonderful sounding chocolate dessert but when we got there we were told none of that was being served .
The perfect brunch spot on the way back from the Yosemite. The sunday brunch was delicious and the service was impeccable. I would definitely go again when I visit Yosemite again.
High end-Awesome cuisine-Extensive wine selection-Great Atmosphere-perfect for special occasions-
Wonderful deliightful xperience.. service by brandon and his assistant impeccable. .. food amazing .. awesome presentation ...view increddible.. .. wine choice supurb..beautiful romantic elegant ambiance inside and out...anmiv treat so special n wonderful ..enjoyed meeting owner Erma...fab adventure ...will definitely recommend and return ..loved everything... the perfect 55th anniversary evening 💏❤💕
Our dinner was outstanding. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the attention given to her on her birthday. The experience of evening has been a highlighted subject of our conversation for the past few days, so much so, she is looking forward to her next birthday. Thank you all for a wonderful evening.
Outstanding in every way. Food, service, ambiance. I like that they seated couples and groups in separate rooms (groups make more noise). The wine list is substantial with many expensive choices, so you need to know what you are doing to tackle most of it. Fortunately there are also some good, familiar wines to choose that are well-priced. The best meal deal is the $75 three course.
Absolutely fabulous meal and wine pairing! Will remember this one for many years and hope to make a trip back just to eat here again. Excellent service and wonderful ambience. Thanks to Erna and her team for a job well done!
We had a lovely evening in Erna's Elderberry House, the service was nice, and the food quality well exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Oakhurst.
Our waiter was Nicholas. We were the only customers while we dined. Other diners came in as we were leaving. Everything was outstanding. I had a 5 course tasting menu with matching wine which they customized for me because I am diabetic. They brought extra wines for me to taste. Modern French menu using the freshest local ingredients. I was really impressed.