July 11, 2019

Mammoth Lakes: Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar; restaurant review


High Sierra: Highway 395


Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar  6080 Minaret Rd., (760) 934-3500.

exterior of Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California
exterior of Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California

Looking like a Swiss chalet on the outside with a welcoming assortment of flags, this spot carries through on the inside with an Old World decor.  Opened in 1972 and named for the owner’s mother, the building has been added on to through the years.  Many delicious items are produced by the accomplished kitchen.  Starters on the continental menu might include strawberry-arugula salad or cold gazpacho, while salmon filet, coq au vin, and butternut squash ravioli might be among the main courses.  Desserts fall towards the classics--banana cream pie, chocolate mousse.

strawberry-arugula salad at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California
strawberry-arugula salad at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California


salmon filet at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California
salmon filet at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California
Petra's Bistro & Wine Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


The subterranean Clocktower Cellar wine bar is located outside, around the back, and down some stairs.  The perfect spot for a nightcap, it has plenty of beers on tap, too.  And don’t miss a stint on the ski-lift chair swing outside before departing.

bar at Clocktower Cellar at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California
bar at Clocktower Cellar at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California


ski-lift chair swing at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California
ski-lift chair swing at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Mammoth Lakes, California



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