Charlotte Bistro & Bar, the historic Hotel Charlotte’s restaurant, is located in the center of the authentic Gold Rush era town of Groveland near Yosemite National Park. The Bistro enjoys a popular reputation for good food, served in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. A complete renovation has just been completed including a new large bar which used all reclaimed materials including original siding from the hotel.
We feature all local wine and produce in order to support our local farmers - and the quality is amazing!
At the Charlotte Bistro & Bar our approach to food is very simple: we cook what we like to eat which includes food that highlights the natural flavors of the ingredients, low amounts of butter and cream and integration of local ingredients. We prefer creating sauces with vegetable juice bases and vinaigrette, light emulsified stocks and purees as well as delicate broths, and herb-infused meat and fish essences rather than ones with butter and cream. We do not want the our guests walking out the restaurant feeling as if they over-indulged because of excessive cream, butter and alcohol. We want them to feel stimulated and alert, knowing that they will be able to look forward a great outing to Yosemite the next day!
In taking the time to seek out the best that the Sierra Foothills have to offer, we’ve found a different kind of bounty here in Gold Country. From the vineyards to the farmers, it’s a story of great people producing exciting products. It’s from these fields and cellars that we’ve combined the best raw products together to create a fun and tasteful menu. We believe that supporting farmers who are directly connected to the land near our restaurant can create food that is naturally indigenous to this part of California and unfold with the changing of the seasons.
With a relaxed and casual service experience, we invite you to take your time and savior the experience. We’re excited for you to join us on your trip here to the Gateway of Yosemite, and enjoy in the bounty that the region has on offer.
Cafe Charlotte offers a full bar, as well as an extensive wine list, which features local wines from the Sierra foothills, and around California. A daily wine tasting menu spotlights these wines.
Hotel & Café Charlotte hosts a number of unique dinners during the year, including its Quaffing the Coastal Counties of California, a series of sommelier hosted wine dinners over the winter months, and the Cabaret Charlotte Dinner Theatre. It also provides catering for private events, such as receptions, weddings, reunions, and anniversaries. The Café's Murder Mysteries and themed parties from the Toga-Italian dinners to the Cowboy BBQ's, provide guests with both dining and entertainment.