Charlotte’s Tavern

California Comfort Cuisine in Groveland CA – just in time for Summer 2019!

Charlotte’s Tavern (previously Charlotte’s Bistro & Bar) is newly re-opened and re-imagined for Summer 2019. Charlotte’s Tavern is a pre-prohibition motif restaurant and bar housed in the historic Hotel Charlotte in Groveland, CA. Charlotte’s Tavern features comfort cuisine with a California-fusion flare. Join us for exceptional culinary creations featuring farm-fresh ingredients, beautifully curated specialty cocktails, craft beers and local wines.

Charlotte’s Tavern has assembled a remarkable team led by Owners Finn Horsley and Brennen Jensen with Chef Brandon Stambaugh, Lead Mixologist Jason Rhodin, and Lead Server Lydia Berwick. Whether you are traveling to Yosemite National Park with family, just looking for a small bite and curated cocktail or out for date night with your special honey, you’re sure to find something to love at Charlotte’s Tavern.

For more information, reservations or upcoming event notifications, please follow us on Facebook, email reservations@hotelcharlotte.com to get email notifications or call our front desk at 209-962-6455. We accept advanced reservations for parties of six or more.

Currently Charlotte’s Tavern is open at the following times:

  • Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm happy hour; 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm dinner
  • Thursday: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm happy hour; 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm dinner
  • Friday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm lunch; 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm happy hour; 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm dinner
  • Saturday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm lunch; 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm happy hour; 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm dinner
  • Sunday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm lunch; 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm happy hour; 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm dinner

Charlotte’s Tavern is dedicated to creating beautiful California fusion comfort cuisine worthy of the world-class Yosemite National Park region where it resides. We strive to create community, a gathering place for friends and family to eat, stay and celebrate. Featuring local farms, sustainable seafood and grass-fed meats whenever possible, Charlotte’s Tavern is one of the best restaurants in Groveland, CA. Come in to enjoy our unique, eclectic menu of seasonal dishes made from scratch and paired best with specialty cocktails, craft brews, local wines and good friends.

At Charlotte’s Tavern We Feature:

  • Fresh Ingredients
  • Small & Local Farmers
  • Specialty Hand-Crafted Cocktails
  • Indoor/Outdoor Dining
  • Local Wine, Craft Beer and Full Bar
  • Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Options

At Charlotte’s Tavern, our approach to food is simple: we cook what we like to eat. Our philosophy is to create delectable cuisine originating from the finest ingredients available. We believe that supporting farmers who are directly connected to the land near our restaurant allows us to create food that not only excites your tastebuds, but also connects our guests to the beautiful surroundings of the Yosemite region and the local community.

Bon appetite.

Finn Horsley & Brennen Jensen, Owners

18736 Main St
Groveland, CA
209-962-6455

Lunch Menu

Dining in Groveland, CA

Below is a sample of the Lunch Menu for Charlotte’s Tavern. Our menu frequently rotates based on the seasonality of ingredients. 

Small Bites

Truffle Oil Arancini (Veg) 10
Fried Basil, Mozzarella & Truffle Oil Risotto Balls with a Balsamic Drizzle.

Garlic Fries 8
Fresh Garlic, Parmesan Cheese, Parsley.

Shrimp & Grits 14
Tiger Prawns with Cheesy Polenta Grits, Crispy Bacon, Sautéed Green Bell Pepper & Onions in Rich White-Wine Butter Sauce.

Salads

Caesar Salad 11
Fresh Romaine Leaves, House-made Garlic Croutons, Caeser-style Dressing & Parmesan Crisps.

Mediterranean Salad (GF) 13 
Fresh Lettuce, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Red Onion,
Feta Cheese, & Kalamata Olives Tossed in Our Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette.

Superfood Salad (GF) 15 
Raw Broccolini & Arugula, Combined with Sweet Potatoes. Drizzled with our Green Goddess Dressing. Bell Pepper Topped with Raw Carrot, a Sprinkle of Red Quinoa, a Handful of Blueberries & Avocado. 

Upgrade Any Salad
Avocado 2    Prawns 6     Steelhead 10    NY Strip 13

Mains

Pulled Pork Sandwich 17
Slow-Cooked Rootbeer Bar-B-Que Local Pork and Coleslaw on a Brioche Bun. Served with House Made Potato Frites.

New York Strip Steak 30
Organic Grass Fed New York Strip, Marinated in Chimichurri & Caramelized Onions. Served with House Made Potato Frites.

Philly Bread Bowl 22
Soft Baked French Bread Bowl, Stuffed with NY Strip, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, with a Three Cheese Sauce.

California Burger 17
8 oz. Grass-fed Patty, Avocado, Grilled Jalapenos, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion.

Firefall Burger 18
8 oz. Grass-fed Patty, Grilled Jalapenos, Habanero Aioli, Panchetta, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Topped with Crispy Onion Straws.

New York Strip Steak 13
Authentic Grilled Mexican Chicken, Purple Cabbage, Pineapple Pico De Gallo, Topped with Fresh Cotija Cheese.

Sweets

S’mores Tableside Campfire 9
Graham Crackers, Hershey’s Chocolate & Marshmallows, Roasted Tableside.

Apple Dumpling 12
Cover’s Locally Grown & Locally Made with Carmel Sauce.

Apple Pie 12
Cover’s Locally Grown & Locally Made Dutch Style.

A La Mode 4

GF = Gluten Free V = Vegan Veg = Vegetarian

Charlotte’s Tavern aspires to feature fresh ingredients from local farmers, organic vegetables, sustainable seafood & grass-fed meats whenever possible.

Dinner Menu

Dining in Groveland, CA

Below is a sample of the Dinner Menu for Charlotte’s Tavern. Our menu frequently rotates based on the seasonality of ingredients. 

Small Bites

Truffle Oil Arancini (Veg) 10
Fried Basil, Mozzarella & Truffle Oil Risotto Balls with a Balsamic Drizzle.

Asparagus Fries (GF, Veg) 9
Fresh Asparagus Spears, Lightly Breaded, Paired with
Lemon-Parmesan Aioli.

Shrimp & Grits 14
Tiger Prawns with Cheesy Polenta Grits, Crispy Bacon, Sautéed Green Bell Pepper & Onions in Rich White-Wine Butter Sauce.

Salads

Caesar Salad 11
Fresh Romaine Leaves, House-made Garlic Croutons, Caeser-style Dressing & Parmesan Crisps.

Mediterranean Salad (GF) 13 
Fresh Lettuce, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Red Onion,
Feta Cheese, & Kalamata Olives Tossed in Our Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette.

Superfood Salad (GF) 15 
Raw Broccolini & Arugula, Combined with Sweet Potatoes. Drizzled with our Green Goddess Dressing. Bell Pepper Topped with Raw Carrot, a Sprinkle of Red Quinoa, a Handful of Blueberries & Avocado. 

Upgrade Any Salad
Avocado 2    Prawns 6     Steelhead 10    NY Strip 13

Mains

Duck Breast 29
Pan-Seared Rohan Duck Breast & Farro in a Creamy Beurre Rouge.

Caprese Risotto (Veg) 16
Lemon-Dill Risotto with Pecorino & Mozzarella Cheese, Topped with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Basil-Mint Oil & Chopped Fresh Basil.

Wild Steelhead (GF) 26
Served with Red & Rainbow Chard in a White Wine Citrus Beurre Blanc.

Short-Ribs & Collard Greens (GF) 23
Tender Slow-Cooked Bourbon Molasses Short-Ribs Served on a Bed of Smoky Collard Greens.

Airline Chicken 19
Mary’s Airline Chicken Breast with our Onion Sage Pan Gravy & Roasted Rosemary Parsnip Puree.

Pork Belly* 18 (GF)
Slow-Cooked Local Pork Belly, Apple-Braised Purple Cabbage, Warm Toasted Fennel & Horseradish Mustard. *Featuring Locally Raised Pork.

Pulled Pork Sandwich 17
Slow-Cooked Rootbeer Bar-B-Que Local Pork and Coleslaw on a Brioche Bun. Served with House Made Potato Frites.

New York Strip Steak 30
Organic Grass Fed New York Strip, Marinated in Chimichurri & Caramelized Onions. Served with House Made Potato Frites.

Kid’s Menu 8
Choice of Chicken Tenders, Hot Dog or Mac and Cheese. Served with Fries or Apple Sauce.

Sweets

S’mores Tableside Campfire 9
Graham Crackers, Hershey’s Chocolate & Marshmallows, Roasted Tableside.

Apple Dumpling 12
Cover’s Locally Grown & Locally Made with Carmel Sauce.

Apple Pie 12
Cover’s Locally Grown & Locally Made Dutch Style.

A La Mode 4

GF = Gluten Free V = Vegan Veg = Vegetarian

Charlotte’s Tavern aspires to feature fresh ingredients from local farmers, organic vegetables, sustainable seafood & grass-fed meats whenever possible.