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“Really surprised in Mammoth Lakes”
Review of Jimmy's Taverna

Jimmy's Taverna
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Ranked #26 of 90 Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes
Price range: US$25 - US$45
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Please join us for the freshest seafood, wood-grilled meats and the most innovative appetizers in Mammoth Lakes, California. Our chefs are classically trained, our service is superb, and our décor is gorgeous. Our world-class wine and spirit selections pair perfectly with our incredible seafood making every meal an event. It's the closest you'll come to the coast while in the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Reservations are recommended.
Bishop, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Really surprised in Mammoth Lakes”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This cute little place has an open kitchen and an excellent character that is rare to find in the mountains. From the atmosphere to the menu and service this place keeps you impressed, and the food is great too! While I live in Bishop we make the drive up here for dates, and when we crave Mediterranean food.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“My new favorite restaurant in Mammoth”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I've now been to Jimmy's at least three times, and it has been excellent every time. The grilled fish is super-delicious, and the octopus salad was excellent; the grilled octopus was very tender and the other ingredients made a very tasty dish. Service was very attentive. Decor is very pleasant.

  • Visited February 2014
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Soda Springs, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Greek Food”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

The Taverna has a great authentic atmosphere and the food was out of this world. They had very authentic dishes and flavors. I think we tried almost everything on the menu because it was so good. Would be a great place to stop by for an apres ski drink and meal.

Visited January 2014
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Mammoth Lakes, California
2 reviews
“Great spot!”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Took my sweatheart here for our anniversary and it was perfect! From the moment we walked in the staff was courteous and attentive without hovering. Not knowing anything about Greek wines our server Brent made a great recommendation. It's not always easy to satisfy a seafood craving on the east side, but the menu provides enough variety that we shared several appetizers (the calamari was astounding!) and a whole grilled fish. Although the restaurant is basically one open space, the ambiance provided for a very intimate and personal dining experience.

Visited January 2014
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Orcutt, California
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Didn't Feel Like Celebrating”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This restaurant is one of my favorites in Mammoth Lakes. Yet missing the mark on New Year's Eve left a sour taste in my mouth, not so much from the food itself but from the quality of the service and the overall dining experience. The menu was prix fixe so there were not many choices for the chefs. Though four or five persons stood at the open window of the kitchen throughout our 3 hour plus experience, food delivery was exceptionally slow. We arrived early in the evening with a reservation. There were empty tables surrounding us upon our arrival, gradually filling as we waited and waited and waited for both our food and attention from service personnel, pouring our own wine and stacking our dirty plates to accommodate each course, which BTW was served in shifts. Two parties must have been the VIPs since they received gobs of attention from the management - only wish we were one of them. A good floor manager walks about and makes apologies, massages a sticky situation, and offers complimentary drinks or makes a concession of some sort. It will be difficult for me to consider revisiting this eating establishment.

  • Visited December 2013
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