Originally established in 1922, the Historic Mono Inn has been a destination for hungry, weary travelers in the eastern Sierra Nevada. It was run as an Inn and restaurant until 1996 when it was bought by the Ansel Adams family.
At that time it was remodeled into a beautiful gallery and restaurant, the Historic Mono Inn established itself as a cornerstone of fine dining for the area. With its sweeping views of Mono Lake and the surrounding landscape, the Historic Mono Inn is known as one of the best restaurants for dining with a majestic view anywhere.
In 2007, the Historic Mono Inn closed. Sarah Adams, Ansels' grand daughter, decided to pursue motherhood and moved back to the coast. Now in 2011, partners Jim O'Meally and Mario Aguilar have re-opened this wonderful landmark in the eastern Sierra Nevada, bringing there own unique style of food and entertainment in a casual relaxed, affordable atmosphere. Chef Jim describes the food as international peasant cuisine with the likes of paella, bolognaise, ceviche, and braised lamb shanks to name a few.