Good recs in Bakersfield-to Yosemite
Happy to report the Ahwanhee Hotel dining room is vastly improved. Look for their daily specials as their main ala carte meals are way too much food, but at least it is good. Some of the best crab cakes , but way more than just an appetizer. You might want to consider them for a main course. Gorgeous place, honor its dress code and enjoy at least one meal there. Breakfast/brunch when you can see out the windows is spectacular, and the lighting at night makes the grand room magical.
Lots of favorite Basque restaurants in Bakersfield if you search this forum. Not really my favorite food as presented in Bakersfiled (volume, not quality) but fun to experience the energy of these well loved local dining spots. Got a heads up that Gilroy puts Basque dining into an entirely different level for unique flavors and combinations so it is worthy of a try.