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The Restaurant at Convict Lake

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


US$ 20 - US$ 35
American, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Clay Pot Roasted Garlic
Extra virgin olive oil, balsamic syrup and soft grilled crostinis
Pistachio Crusted Jumbo Sea Scallops
With a crispy prosciutto, cucumber and mango relish
Baked Brie En Croûte
Apricot coulis, fresh and dried fruit, toasted almonds, table crackers
Ginger Beef Tenderloin
Toasted hazelnuts and heircot verts with carmelized grapefruit
Burgundy Escargot
Served en croûte with herbs de provence-garlic butter
Trio of Mushrooms
Shiitake, portabella, and button mushrooms sautéed in sherry and garlic, with fresh herbs
Tonight’s Soup
Described by your food server
Made fresh daily
Homemade Ice Cream
Kahlua, toasted almond, and chocolate chip
Fuji Apple &
Mascarpone strudel ala mode, with cognac butterscotch
Belgian Chocolate Ganache
Raspberry coulis, Amaretto creme anglaise, and fresh berries
Cheesecake of the Day
As described by your server
Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
Bananas Foster
Flambeed tableside
Baby Field Greens and Applewood Smoked Bacon
Pickled cucumber-red cabbage relish, clover honey-apple cider vinaigrette
Belgian Endive, Bosc Pear, Candied Walnuts and Stilton Cheese
Creamy buttermilk vinaigrette
Warm Goat Cheese and Arugula
Sherry glazed shallots, tomato water, verjus and white truffle oil
Convict Caesar
Romaine hearts and herbed croutons half order Caesar
Pan Roasted Natural Pork Tenderloin
Brined in root beer and spices, roasted with a vanilla bean, dried cherry and cardamom apple chutney
Fresh Alpers Rainbow Trout
Subject to availability. Cashew crusted, sautéed with a caramelized lemon, chardonnay-butter sauce
Long Island Duck
Seared crispy skin breast, leg confit, with a Grand Marnier, orange zest and blackberry jus lié
Trio of Vegi Raviolis
Butternut squash, portabello mushroom and spinach-roasted garlic with roma tomato savgion blanc coulis and fried leeks
Filet Mignon
7 oz. Certified angus beef grilled, topped with maytag blue cheese and fried shallots
Scottish Salmon
Marinated in‏ a roasted habenero-citrus basil ailoi, grilled with a pernod-coconut berrue blanc and saffron jasmine rice
Veal Scaloppini Marsala
With white fingerling potatoes and sherry glazed petite carrots
Prime Sirloin Steak
Dusted with cracked pepper and smoked sea salt, grilled with a burgundy glace de veau
Chicken Picatta
Marinated bone in chicken breast atop a shitake-asiago risotto cake
Lamb Osso Bucco
Braised in port wine, fresh mint, golden raisins, caramelized onions and roasted garlic
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

We've eaten here many times over the years, and have always enjoyed a great meal each time. The menu features many traditional favorites / classics, and they're always well executed. The atmosphere is very comfortable and inviting, and it's a great place for a romantic...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SpencerW366
Reviewed 1 February 2019

Magical. Totally unpretentious "mountain" fine dining. The fireplace in the center of the room (romantic) the table side Banana Foster (delicious) the late day scenic view (breathtaking). All of this makes for an exceptional and memorable evening... but you had me at Banana Foster

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marns2019
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Everything was delicious. Several of our party had the duck and others had the diver scallops. Side dishes and sauces were flavorful. Dessert was the spectacular bananas foster. I highly recommend for a nice dinner out.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank valpasnau
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is one of the better places near Mammoth Lakes, but it doesn't have a lot of competition. First of all, what I don't like is they don't put prices on their online menu. I had a rib eye steak that was ordered medium but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with our 9 year old grandson here. What a treat for all of us. The children's menu is fantastic. Our grandson chose the steak and cleaned his plate. I had the Duck and it was delicious. My husband had...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

It was my 11 year olds birthday and he is quite the little foodie so he chose this place for his bday dinner celebration. First off, we were in town for outdoor fun and didn't really have attire for 'fine' dining, but this was no...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank javan743
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Who knew that in such an out of the way location was such an amazing restaurant! We started in the bar with drinks, then transitioned to the restaurant. The bar is cool, and casual. Then we made our way in to the restaurant. Reservations are...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 1socalgirl
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Brought hubby & two teenagers here after a day of fishing the valley. Every detail was tended, despite our informal attire. Beef Wellington, Frenched Chicken— we were all amazed at this culinary gem high in the Sierra. Can’t wait to find a reason to return

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Heidi C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I first ate at the Convict Lake Restaurant, with my parents, the day it opened in 1957. I had their "Butterflied Fried Shrimp". Since then, I have frequented it when ever I am in the area (which is not often enough). For a restaurant that...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Back at Convict Lake last week, passing through. Renewed our love affair with the place from years past. Atmosphere is calm and relaxing, with a beautiful fireplace in the middle of the main dining room. Service was impeccable and the food prepared perfectly. We were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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