Where to Celebrate Special Occasions in Mammoth Lakes

There’s nothing better than celebrating a special occasion with a few drinks, an amazing meal and great company. If you will be visiting Mammoth Lakes during a birthday, anniversary or holiday, or want to celebrate a milestone or a special someone just because, there are many restaurants in town that offer that perfect atmosphere and top-notch service to make anyone feel extra special.

If a specialty cake or other sweet treat would be the cherry on top of your celebration, there are many delectable bakeries in town to choose from as well.

Restaurants for Celebrating Special Occasions in Mammoth Lakes

Austria Hof

You are sure to have a memorable dining experience at the Austria Hof Restaurant located inside the Austria Hof Lodge, where you’ll find an upscale, casual ambiance. For celebratory drinks, it offers an extensive list of wine, fine liquors and unique German beers. The menu includes timeless German classics as well as hearty mountain fare, a long list of specialty appetizers, and scrumptious desserts worthy enough for any special occasion – including its famous apple strudel.

A lamb dinner at Austria Hof in Mammoth Lakes
Photo courtesy of Austria Hof

Bleu Market & Kitchen

Bleu Market offers everything you need to cook a celebration-worthy meal at your home or rental. Think: artisan bread and pastries from its all-organic bakery, an in-house butchery, an assortment of fine cured meats and cheeses from the deli, a vast wine selection, and all the gourmet sauces, oils and other specialty items you could dream of. To make it easier on yourself, you can choose from the composed salads and other fresh offerings prepared daily.

You can also grab a seat in the lounge or at the bar, where you can watch the culinary team prepare your meal from its showcase kitchen. The drink offerings include specialty cocktails and a wine list perfect for any celebration.

Jimmy’s Taverna

At Jimmy’s Taverna, you will step into a whole other world of a festive Aegean seaside. You can savor the freshest seafood, Greek specialties, innovative appetizers and enjoy spectacular views of the Eastern Sierra. The superb service and gorgeous decor offer the perfect celebratory setting, and its world-class wine and spirit selections will pair perfectly with your incredible meal.

The Lakefront

To make your celebration even more special, enjoy a short scenic drive up towards the Mammoth Lakes Basin to Tamarack Lodge that sits on the banks of Twin Lakes. The Lakefront Restaurant is nestled inside the historic inn and offers stunning forested views from the charming, quaint dining room. The Lakefront is a true culinary gem. The menu will delight your senses with fresh, seasonal French-California cuisine, an extensive wine collection and extraordinary service. 

A steak dinner with sides at Mammoth Rock Brasserie in Mammoth Lakes
Photo courtesy of Mammoth Rock Brasserie

Mammoth Rock Brasserie

Looking for an upscale creative, eclectic menu with spectacular views of the Sherwin Range and Mammoth Mountain? The Mammoth Rock Brasserie — upstairs from the Mammoth Rock ‘N Bowl — is a great spot to celebrate. The restaurant features the French cuisine of Mammoth Lakes’ chef Frederic Pierrel and is a dramatic departure from the standard fare found in traditional bowling centers.

The Mogul Restaurant

A local favorite for all occasions since 1971, The Mogul is famous for its steaks, but also offers prime cuts off all your favorites including rack of lamb, pork loin, veal chops, fresh fish and expertly chargrilled chicken. The fresh garden salad bar is one of the town’s best and is included with most entrees. Top your celebration meal off with a bottle of wine or cocktail, and a scrumptious dessert, with plenty to choose from.


Head to Morrison’s if you’re looking for excellent food, friendly service and a wonderful experience. You’ll find a lively atmosphere perfect for a special occasion ranging from large groups to an intimate date night. The menu is designed to satisfy any palate with its array of appetizers, entrees and desserts. The expansive wine, beer and specialty drinks menu has an option for everyone.

A steak dinner with wine at Morrison's in Mammoth Lakes
Photo courtesy of Morrison’s

Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar

Located in the Alpenhof Lodge, Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar has been a favorite among Mammoth Lakes restaurants since its opening in 2003. A delightful, friendly setting complements its Contemporary American cuisine with 30 wines by the glass, over 350 by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails.

Rafters Restaurant & Lounge

Rafters, a Mammoth Lakes landmark since 1967, was reborn as a world-class restaurant. Serving outstanding New American cuisine with a stylish setting. The atmosphere is complemented by friendly attentive service and inventive cuisine from an ever-changing seasonal menu. The extensive wine list completes the ingredients for any special occasion.


Named for the Norwegian goddess of hunting and skiing, SKADI offers a memorable dining experience with gourmet alpine cuisine served in a stylish, comfortable dining room that can host up to 48 guests for private parties. It also offers a wide array of fine wines, sakes, ports, sherry and beers. As the season changes, so does the menu; vegetarian menus and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated on request.

Whitebark Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Located inside The Westin Monache Resort, Whitebark offers inventive, flavorful fare with its delicious California cuisine and chef specialties. Featuring an open, airy space that showcases our stunning natural environs, you can enjoy the surrounding picturesque views that will add flare to any special occasion.

Sweet Treats for Celebrating Special Occasions in Mammoth Lakes

Dessert’d Organic Bake Shop

Dessert’D Organic Bake Shop uses only the best ingredients in all of its baked goods. This eco-friendly organic bakery specializes in cookies, french macarons, pies, cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes and wedding desserts, ice cream and all things dessert-related. These sweet treats are perfect for celebrating any special occasion in Mammoth Lakes. The bakery. also offers vegan and gluten-free options daily.

Fresh-baked cupcakes from Dessert'd Organic Bake Shop in Mammoth Lakes
Photo courtesy of Dessert’d Organic Bake Shop

Shea Shat’s Bakery

While picking up some sweets from Schat’s Bakery, you might find it hard to not also grab a loaf (or two) of fresh-baked bread. Known for its Sheepherder bread, Schat’s Bakery also has cheese bread, onion bread and jalapeño cheese bread… just to name a few. You can even get a homemade sandwich and fresh-squeezed orange juice at this full-service bakery that offers it all.

Vons Bakery

The bakery inside the Mammoth Lakes Vons grocery store offers custom-made treats baked daily. Celebrating at your home or rental? Choose from a variety of party trays online, including charcuterie, fruit, and assorted breakfast baked goods, and desserts. You can place your custom cake and cupcake orders online as well.

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