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Erna's Elderberry House

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48688 Victoria Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9215 (Highway 41)
+1 559-683-6800
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 22:00
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Chelsea, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Outrageously overpriced, pretentious, and mediocre food of microscopic proportions. The serving staff are obsequious and affected. We were asked several times if we had any "curiosities" about the menu. Say what?!? The wines we selected were unavailable. Nothing under $200 per bottle was available, it seemed. The "courses" were miniscule--a tiny bite each, and more akin to a tasting menu... More 

3 Thank MissKitty46
Naples, FL
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459 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

What's not to like at this gourmet eatery that is part of the Chateau du Sureau lux 10-room hotel. You simply won't find anything at this level in the south gate area of Yosemite. Pricey compared to other places near and far, but New Yorkers and Europeans will find it a darn-right bargain. The service is top shelf and the... More 

1 Thank ohgeorge
Los Angeles, California, United States
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The ambiance, the service, the food: all incredible! There is a prix fix menu with good choices. The menu was printed with our name on it and Happy Birthday, a very nice personal touch. Look online to see if they have their local menu on Tuesdays. Nice wine selection. We had swordfish and chicken breast. That description doesn't do them... More 

1 Thank John C
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Went with a group of eleven for our 40th wedding anniversary. As always, the food was unbelievable and the service impeccable. This is a world class restaurant in a beautiful setting. Not inexpensive but worth it for an experience you will not find outside of San Francisco or Los Angeles! Love this place!!

1 Thank CalifAtty
Birmingham, Michigan
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148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

My wife made reservations for a 3 night stay at Erna's I didn't know what to expect. I was blown away by the rooms, the food and the service. The rooms are beautifully appointed, like an old European chalet. The food service was outstanding. The trick here is that you don't need to have all the courses of the prix... More 

1 Thank Michaelbirmingham4
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This restaurant is sublime. the chef is creative, combining unusual ingredients that result in complex and delicious flavors. The staff is attentive and efficient. The atmosphere is quiet and worthy of the meal you are going to get. The multigrain housemate bread is a definite plus.

Thank Sherry S
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

My husband and I were staying at the Chateau du Sureau and were excited for our dinner at Erna's. The food was delicious, and the house is very unique, I enjoyed the old world decor. Erna stopping by the table to welcome us was a nice touch. However, the service seemed a bit spotty for the price you pay for... More 

Thank mms9k
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We had a reservation and decided to go despite having come back from a tiring hike in Yosemite Park and boy were we glad that we did. This is not the type of restaurant you expect to see in this area. The food and the wine pairing was fabulous and the service was second to none. I would definitely go... More 

1 Thank leeus86
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

You can't go wrong with this choice: excellent food, great wine. Very romantic, perfect for a special occasion, or just because you're tired of having burgers or BBQ. Very luxurious and satisfying. The wait staff are extremely welcoming but need training on their fine dining language and wine list. They may not know everything you'd expect from a star-worthy restaurant.

Thank ZSLA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

My boyfriend and I ended up celebrating 8 years together in Oakhurst during our roadtrip through California, and we were kind of settled on the idea of not doing any fine dining at all, since we did not plan to be anywhere specific on the date. Luckily the small city of Oakhurst had a nice chateau with a lovely restaurant... More 

2 Thank MaibrittNielsen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$78 - US$125
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48688 Victoria Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9215
    (Highway 41)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 559-683-6800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?