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“Attentive service; wonderful food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Hotel & Restaurant

National Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in The Historic National Hotel on Main Street Jamestown, CA this acclaimed restaurant with an award winning wine list and full service bar make this THE restaurant in the California Gold Country., Dine on our vine covered patio, in our turn of the century dining room or in our old west Gold Rush Saloon. We serve a Mediterranean Cuisine accented with herbs from our own garden. And you won't want to miss our house-made desserts from Bananas Foster created tableside to our much awarded cheesecake. We look foreward to seeing you!Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner 11:30 a.M. - 10 P.M. / Sunday Brunch 10 a.M. - 3 P.M.
Sonora, California
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Attentive service; wonderful food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

We enjoy a dining experience here 1x-2x per year. For over 20 years. We wish that they would remember us, but no matter, we are always greeted with courtesy and friendliness. The food is always nicely prepared. We have NEVER sent anything back to the kitchen. There is a full bar, plus the staff is knowledgeable about their inventory of wines produced by local wineries.
If you have time, please enjoy the many historic photos (with captions) that are nicely displayed throughout the restaurant and bar areas.
We have been here with family as well as being a couple. No matter, the experience is satisfying.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Quiche55
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Sanger, California
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“YUMMY!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

This is not to be missed. We eat here every time we're down in this area. The mushroom burger is fantastic! If you have a chance to dine here, do! They have the best food. You will want to lick your plate clean. Food is excellent. Great atmosphere.

Visited December 2013
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3 Thank annhcliff
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Central Point, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, ambiance, and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

We spent two days at the National Hotel, and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Owner Stephen Willey is a consummate host, and is always on hand to make sure service and food are up to par. I had the Crusted Mahi, and was delighted with the taste and servings I received. And the wine list is very admirable, as most all of the wines are from the local areas. Very beautiful hotel, and the staff are very professional and accommodating. We had a group of 18, and found the service very timely for our large group, and impeccable service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Donna B
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Oakdale, California
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“So disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

I've heard so many wonderful things about the resturant at the National Hotel. It came very highly recommended by several people, including local shopkeepers and residents. So, the fact that our dinner was so terrible leads me to believe that we were unforunate enough to choose an "off" night.

Positives- the atmosphere is fantastic. Beautiful dining room, nice music... very elegant and romantic. Our waitress was very friendly.

Negatives- Our food was terrible. Absolutely awful. My husband and I both ordered the tortellini with alfredo sauce. The tortellini was chewy, as though it had been microwaved. The sauce was watery. I don't just mean thin, I mean watery. It wasn't even sticking to the pasta. The water was so chlorinated, we couldn't even drink it.

The food is very expensive, which would have been acceptable if it were good. As it were, we left the resturant extremely disappointed. The other reviews lead me to believe that we just picked a bad night. However, with the resturant being as expensive as it is, I can't imagine we'll be willing to risk giving The National Hotel a second chance any time soon.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HoffBees
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Upland, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Our dinners were excellent. The service was great! The beer recommended by the bartender was perfect for us!

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Edie S
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