The Elderberry House: Gourmet dining restaurant near the Yosemite Park

The Elderberry House: Gourmet dining restaurant near the Yosemite Park

The Elderberry House in Château du Sureau touted as the best resort in Yosemite, is the only five-star, five-diamond restaurant in the neighboring Yosemite National Park. This culinary oasis—stunning for its understated elegance, gorgeous setting, and impeccable service, The Elderberry House is tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park.

Founded in 1984, the vision was to create a world-class fine-dining restaurant that evoked the sophistication of luxury of old Europe. Known for its flawless service, lovely setting, and subtle elegance, the restaurant is located in a serene nine-acre sanctuary that blends the charm and beauty of the Provençal region of France with central California’s verdant landscape.

The Elderberry House is named after the fruit that covers the grounds of the estate. The guests here are treated like royalty, and the food served is a work of art.

Dinner at The Elderberry House is a sensory experience, with ingredients sourced from local farms that harvest seasonal produce. Begin the evening with a handcrafted cocktail or a glass of champagne, or let our Sommelier, Erica Ruiz recommend wine pairings. Elegant surroundings and warm and welcoming service complete your dining experience.

Relish each bite and allow yourself to be transported, if only for a moment, to a European country estate complete with grand tapestries, antique French furnishings, and classical oil paintings handpicked by Kubin-Clanin, who travels extensively to find these treasures. With exquisite dishes such as Calvisius Caviar & Blini, Togarashi Seared Ahi Tuna, Maine Diver Scallops, and Spring Berry Crème Brûlée, dining at our restaurant is a culinary adventure. All of our food showcases the freshest Californian produce in sophisticated dishes that are packed with flavor. Evenings in our fairy tale setting are accompanied by the region’s best wines.

The carefully crafted tasting menu is perfect for you if you want to treat your senses and transport yourself to an elegant evening reminiscent of a European escape.

For an even unique experience, sign on for a cooking class to concoct world-class dishes with local ingredients or devour festive meals—to savor the ultimate luxury. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch at The Elderberry House. Known for its mouth-watering cuisine and communal atmosphere, the brunch spread is an all-out breakfast experience.

The cozy Cellar Bar, with its stone-clad walls and rich wood accents, is the ideal setting for classic cocktails and inventive beverages. The experience is enhanced by an extensive wine list and a light fare menu.

The highly trained waitstaff, dressed immaculately in starched white shirts and black suits, anticipates your every need. Sip a fine French wine while admiring the gardens, and let our servers bring delectable plates of food and ensure your glass is never empty.

As the sign on our kitchen door says, our lifelong dream is to design a spot for folks with the “simplest of tastes” who “only want the best,” as Oscar Wilde once said.

And if you are too full after devouring your lavish dinner, book one of our rooms at Château du Sureau, the best place to stay in California.

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AuthorJonathan Rosenson

Jonathan, the Chief Operating Officer at DDR Hospitality, is a seasoned level 2 sommelier with over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He serves as the Managing Partner and Director of Hospitality for prestigious boutique hotels such as the Mirabelle Inn, Chateau du Sureau, and The Mansion on Sutter, which are celebrated for their luxurious dining experiences, including the Michelin Plate-awarded First and Oak. Additionally, in his role as Creative Director and Sommelier for Coquelicot Estate Vineyards, Jonathan is deeply involved in organic wine growing and wholesale practices, significantly contributing to renowned establishments like The Sky Room and The Wine Cask.