Looking for something new in Mammoth Lakes?
Last week I went to the new 53 Restaurant – Kitchen and Cocktails in the Village at Mammoth Lakes. It was as soft opening so needless to say nothing was expected to be perfect, but I have to be honest… things ran very smooth and the new $500,000 makeover looks great. Lehman & Raimondo at 53
The Bar area has more of a lounge feel to it versus the night club I expected. The dining area on the north side of the restaurant has a casual atmosphere that will cater well to breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the rear of the bar area a local bluegrass band entertained guests with a number of familiar tunes.
For the soft opening my friends and I were greeted at the door with a coat check and some very unique cocktails. The cocktails were originals to the bar and at first sight I was expecting the drinks to be excessively sweet, but as it turned out they had more of a sweet and sour flavor. They were good, but I was looking for a vodka and soda.
The staff was friendly and brought around a variety of food samplings while we tasted the first round of unique drinks. My top four favorites were:
- Sloppy road pork sliders
- Cheeseburger Sliders
- Avocado toast
- Tater Tot grilled cheese
- Chicken and waffle sliders
For the main dinner we sat in the north part of the restaurant and sampled miniature pot pies, salmon, prime rib, and a breakfast sample of chilaquiles. Dessert was an ice cream with bread pudding and a deep fried Oreo with ice cream.
The interior of 53 had displayed a number of interesting facts referencing the number 53, including the fact that 1953 was Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s birth year.
If you like the Village and are considering purchasing real estate in Mammoth near the new 53 Restaurant, here is a great link to Find Your Place Mammoth Lakes with the click of the mouse and simply scrolling over a map of Mammoth Lakes.