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 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

Dinner Menu

Dining in Groveland, CA

Below is a sample of the Dinner Menu for Charlotte’s Tavern:


Fried Garbanzos (GF, Veg) 6
House Seasoned Garbanzo Beans Fried with Salty Caper Berries.

Asparagus Fries (GF, Veg) 8
Fresh Asparagus Spears, Lightly Breaded, Paired with
Lemon-Parmesan Aioli.

Honey Glazed Cornbread 3
House-baked Cornbread Served with Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter.


Caesar Salad 10
Fresh Romaine Hearts, House-made Garlic-Herb Croutons, Caesar Dressing & Lemon Zest Served with Parmesan Crisps & Smoked Anchovies.

Mediterranean Salad (GF, Veg) 12
Fresh Lettuce, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Red Onion,
Feta Cheese, Toasted Almonds & Kalamata Olives Tossed in Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette.

Superfood Salad (GF, V, Veg) 14
Sautéed Broccolini, Roasted Potatoes, Shredded Carrots & Fresh Avocado
Drizzled with Vegan Green Goddess Dressing & a Sprinkling Red Quinoa & Blueberries

Upgrade Any Salad
Avocado   2    Prawns   6     Steelhead   10


Choice of Hot Dog, Chicken Tenders or Mac & Cheese
Served with Fries or Applesauce. 8


Pancake & Fried Chicken Tacos 14
Crispy Fried Chicken Wrapped in Sweet Cream Pancakes, Ricotta Cheese & Fresh Strawberry Salsa.

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

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


Bone-In Chicken Breast 18
Mary’s Bone-In Chicken Breast with Onion Sage Pan Gravy & Roasted Rosemary Parsnip Puree.

Duck Breast (GF) 29
Pan-Seared Rohan Duck Breast With Lemon-Ginger Red Lentils With
Robust Port & Hibiscus Flower Demi-Glaze.

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

Almond-Crusted Trout 26
Pan-Seared Almond-Crusted Trout with Smoked Coconut Rice &
Velvety Sherry-Caper Sauce.


Flourless Chocolate Cake (GF) 9
Delicate Flourless Chocolate Cake Topped with Bold Mocha-Cayenne Whipped Cream.

Lavender Peach Cheesecake 9
Rich Lavender-Infused White-Peach Cheesecake on Vanilla Wafer & Pretzel Crust Paired with Luscious Port Chantilly Cream.

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

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.