The Restaurant at Rush Creek is the main place for you to relax and enjoy an authentic mountain lodge style breakfast or dinner in an atmosphere that is relaxed and friendly, vibrant and sophisticated.
The Restaurant offers an expansive dining area with a variety of seating, including intimate booths and areas for larger groups.
The Restaurant also offers the quintessential High Sierra dining experience on our spacious outdoor terrace, where you can take in the beauty of the surrounding forest and glorious sunsets.
For special occasions and small group functions, there is also a lovely 750 square foot private dining room with private terrace. Groups of 15 or more can work with our on-site event specialist to craft a custom menu with expert wine pairings for a spectacular event.
The kitchen is buzzing with energy, putting out amazing dishes and having a fantastic time trying out all sorts of new items in our new wood burning oven. Restaurant menu items change seasonally to incorporate the finest available local, organic and sustainable ingredients.
We also offer vegetarian selections, gluten free and vegan alternatives, and we will happily accommodate special food needs to the best of our ability. If you don’t see what you want on the menu, just talk with your server and we’ll figure something out for you.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of our wine list, in which we focus on affordable, yet superb California wines and select choices from other wine regions around the world. Many wines are available by the glass, and our reserve selection will satisfy more demanding palates.
Served 7:00am – 10:30am during the winter and 7:00am – 11:00am during the summer.
Get your day started with our scrumptious full-service breakfast and a fresh brewed cup of Peet’s coffee available in the main dining room. We’ve got everything from Challah French Toast to hearty mountain classics like Steak and Eggs. Check out our full breakfast menu. You can also book a Bed & Breakfast package for convenience and value.
If you’re in more of a rush, you can just pop in to our General Store for latte’s, freshly made breakfast items and trail supplies.
LUNCH & HAPPY HOUR
Served 12:00pm – 4:00pm daily.
Lunch is available in the tavern and open-air covered patio. Whether you want to keep it light and simple with a homemade Caprese salad or try something new and hearty like our Smoked Trout BLT, you will find something to satisfy every taste on our Lunch Menu.
On the run to your next adventure? Trail-ready sandwiches, salads and desserts are made fresh daily for pick up at the General Store. Plenty of snacks and drinks are also ready to throw in your backpack on your way out to explore.
Coming soon lunch and happy hour snacks are also served at our Pool Bar. Our Poolside menu will offer plenty of options for adults and kids alike. Naturally we round it out with a fun poolside drink menu so stay tuned on Social Media for menus and opening updates.
Summer in the Sierra Nevada is not complete without a friendly barbecue, and it’s even more fun barbecuing at Rush Creek’s Pool Bar. Our poolside barbecue includes timeless classics like grilled-to-order Angus Burgers, Grilled Salmon, Slow Smoked Tri Tip and Marinated Grilled Tofu. Our summer barbecue menus rotate nightly so you always have something new to try throughout your stay. Adding to the fun, our custom crafted Rush Creek Lodge libations are available during the barbecue. Stay tuned for more details as summer approaches.
Here’s hoping Rush Creek earns a top spot on your list of favorite Yosemite restaurants…
Served 5:00pm – 9:00pm in winter, 5:00pm – 11:00pm in summer.
Dinner at the Rush Creek is available in the main dining room, tavern and seasonally on the lodge porch. Crowd pleasers such as burgers, steaks and seafood share the stage with some of the Chef’s innovative seasonal items. Our wine list focuses on affordable yet superb wines from California as well as select choices from other areas of the world. Many wines are available by the glass and our reserve list is strong enough to satisfy more demanding palates.
Dinner reservations are available for parties of 8 or more. All others are seated on a first-come first-served basis. Dinner is generally busiest around 7pm, though wait times can vary.
To give you the full flavor of what’s available here is our 2017 Winter Menu:
CALIFORNIA CHEESE 18
trio of California artisanal cheeses with dried fruit, nuts & crackers
seasonal California cured meats specially selected and crafted by our chef, olives, pickles, grain mustard & crackers
artichokes, peppadews, oven roasted tomatoes country olives, hummus & flatbread
TOMATO BASIL 18
basil pesto, fresh mozzarella & arugula balsamic reduction
WILD MUSHROOM 18
white wine cream sauce, smoked gouda, sautéed mushroom medley & caramelized onion
goat cheese, artichoke, roasted red pepper, arugula, & kalamata olives
DUCK CONFIT 18
fig jam, blue cheese, arugula & pumpkin seed oil
SAUSAGE & KALE 18
white wine cream sauce, parmesan, fennel sausage, oven roasted tomatoes & kale
BREAD BASKET 8
fresh baked country bread, focaccia with oven roasted tomato-olive tapenade
BAKED GOAT CHEESE 12
tomato sauce, baguette
GRILLED BROCCOLI 8
poblano aioli, chili oil
ROOT VEGETABLES 10
carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, brown butter & sage
BRUSSELS SPROUTS 10
pistachio pesto, pumpkin seed oil
FINGERLING POTATOES 10
pearl onions, chive butter
GOAT CHEESE POLENTA 16
SMOKED SALMON RILLETTE 12
radish, endive, arugula, country toast grain mustard vinaigrette
scallops, shrimp, mussels white wine tomato sauce
SEA SCALLOPS* 18
cauliflower, golden raisin pistachio gremolata
KING SALMON* 18
bok choy, marinated mushrooms, yuzu-ginger butter
PORK BELLY* 16
sweet potato, fig-onion jam
CHICKEN CURRY 18
garam masala, tomato, greek yogurt & naan bread
PASTA BOLOGNESE 18
pork ragu, parmesan, rigatoni
VENISON JAMBALAYA 19
smoked venison sausage, shrimp, creole tomato sauce & red rice
BEEF SHORT RIB 19
pearl onions, root vegetables fingerling potatoes, cabernet demi
Soup & Salad
WHITE BEAN & KALE SOUP 8
tomato, extra virgin olive oil sourdough bread
CAESAR SALAD 8
romaine, parmesan, croutons grilled artichokes, & creamy peppercorn dressing
ROASTED BEET SALAD 10
Mixed greens, pistachios figs, goat cheese, red onion fig-shallot vinaigrette
QUINOA SALAD 10
spinach, sweet potato, cranberry almond, blue cheese champagne vinaigrette
GREEN SALAD 7
mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers & radish
ADD TO ANY SALAD:
chicken 6, steak 10, shrimp 9, salmon 11
FRIED CAULIFLOWER 12
sweet chili sauce & sesame seeds
SMOKED BUFFALO WINGS 12
celery & blue cheese dressing
PULLED PORK MAC 14
smoked pork shoulder & american cheese sauce
LOADED MASHED POTATO 12
bacon, scallions, cheddar & sour cream
WEDGE FRIES 10
harissa seasoned & chipotle aioli
STEAMED MUSSELS 14
homemade fennel sausage, sweet peppers, onions, white wine & grilled bread
Sandwich & Entrée
RUSH BURGER* 16
aged cheddar, brioche bun lettuce, tomato, onion & fries
ADD: avocado 2, bacon 2, egg 2
GRILLED CHEESE 12
monterey jack, havarti, oven roasted tomatoes & fries
CHICKEN CIABATTA 16
grilled chicken breast, provolone, basil pesto mayo, oven roasted tomato & arugula with fries
SMOKED TROUT BLT 14
marble rye, lettuce, tomato, bacon & lemon mayonnaise
CHEESE STEAK 16
american cheese, sautéed onions & peppers with fries
FISH & CHIPS 20
beer battered cod, wedge fries with house tartar sauce & lemon
STEAK FRITES* 28
NY strip, caramelized onion demi & wedge fries
= vegetarian = vegan = gluten free
Check out our Kids Dinner Menu here.
Note: our menus change often to incorporate the finest available seasonal, local, organic and sustainable ingredients, so check with the restaurant to see what’s on the menu during your visit!
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.