Cask n' Cleaver - Riverside
Cask n' Cleaver - Riverside

Cask n' Cleaver - Riverside

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caskncleaver.com/
  • Phone: 951-682-4580
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Plan your next party with us! We specialize in: Large and small parties, birthdays, anniversaries, office parties, happy hour parties, sports & awards banquets, wedding rehearsal dinners. We have menus tailored to your price range and personal choices. We look forward to helping you plan your next party!
  • Private Party Contact: Dave Hara or Angela Hoch 9516824580

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Iowa
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cask n' Cleaver - Riverside
The Perfect Place for Steak & Wine Lovers! In the mood for a juicy steak, fresh seafood, mouth-watering burgers or just a great salad? The Cask is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or just cocktails and appetizers at the bar! Steaks are the thing at the Cask ‘n Cleaver. Only mid-western corn-fed beef is served. All steaks are carefully aged to insure tenderness and flavor, and then custom-cut and charbroiled to perfection. Prime Rib is of the same great quality, slow-cooked and seasoned with the Cask’s own special blend of herbs and spices. Fresh Seafood, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, salads and Cask’s famous decadent desserts complete the experience. Looking for a place for your next gathering? The Cask is the perfect place for Banquets. Meetings, Celebrations & Parties. Lunch or dinner, big or small. Specializing in both social and corporate events: Service club meeting, staff parties, banquets, receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday celebrations, anniversaries & birthdays.
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Cask n' Cleaver - Riverside reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)special occasion (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (3)romantic (2)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY
    TooexpensiveVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I would of much rather at at Coco's on the corner. How can you screw up pop, bread, and below average salad bar. My wife said my steak looked like an old shoe tossed to the side of a freeway! Iowa beef, yeah from a mule. Just terrible!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Place in our Hearts
    GrammieDock
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I loved Cask n' Cleaver, we've eaten at a number of their restaurants over the last 31 years. We've eaten at restaurants that are no longer there in Lodi, Fresno and Fallbrook. We were happy to see there was one in Riverside when we were going to an event there. The dinner menu and prices are very good and fairly reasonable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a classic favorite
    ahdiiiVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always there and tried and true. Great for groups, excellent fresh and cold salad bar. Great steaks and seafood. Just keeps chuggin' along a mainstay of Riverside and at Rancho Cucamonga. C&H
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Roin
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. Hadn't been there for a few years as we had moved from Riverside. We are in the near city and will make it a practice to return on occasion. Ron
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soccer group dinner
    amykins
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We found Cask 'n Cleaver purely by chance as we were staying at the Marriott down the street. We were at the AYSO National Tournament and had several families to organize. This restaurant was able to accommodate our party of 20 without much notice. We had 4 tabs and nobody sat together. Our waitress Misty was able to take all the orders accurately and the food arrived nicely. My filet was pretty good, but the fried avocados were to die for. The salad bar looked very fresh. I would recommend Cask 'n Cleaver for groups, for sure. It is a bit dark and outdated when you walk in, but that is quickly overcome. Thanks you for helping make our last night in Riverside a good one for the kids' memories!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • TIRED AND WORN
    RobErt
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    It had been sometime since we went to the Cask n'Cleaver in Riverside and weren't quite sure what to expect. However, think of a business slowly dying and you get the picture. I remember when this restaurant was the place to be on a weekend night. But, now the location sits in a decaying part of town. Our server kept forgetting things although the food wasn't bad for an old 80's style menu. Honestly, I kept thinking Gordon Ramsay would pop up, spouting off a few F-bombs and goading the staff to work harder.
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  • Too expensive for what it was...
    Smashlee
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We ate an early dinner at about 5:30 on a Friday night, the place was empty. We were greeted by no one and had to wait five minutes before we were even acknowledged. Our waitress was friendly and accommodating. We ordered the tempura egg rolls which were delicious. Our food came out quickly, the top of my steak was burnt and very small for a large price. No seasoning, just a bland piece of meat. I have had better at Coco's for a fraction of the price. For being regarded as a steakhouse I was not impressed and will not return. If you want a good place for happy hour, they do have good appetizers and drinks.
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  • Quiet
    Sandykaat
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    If you want a quiet evening with a fabulous meal, the Riverside Clask n' Cleaver is just the place. Although the restaurant was nearly empty, this did not take away from the excellent service and super tastey food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 113 reviews are from the Cask n' Cleaver - Riverside reviews archive.
  • Good Steak Dinner
    Diner12
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The Cask is a pretty good Steakhouse. It is not overly priced for what you get and is a place that we frequent about once a month. I would recommend it to friends. It is not a flashy hip place. It has been busy at times but other times there are less patrons. It is a good neighborhood place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alittle pricy for what you get
    anom
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    food is good but all is priced separately from entrée. Service is good .A good salad bar .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Water & buckets
    Nick
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The ice made the drinks taste horrible and they did not have any cold drinks. The place was filled with buckets to catch the leaks in the ceiling.
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  • Restaurant gone bad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The 30 dollar ribeye steak was 1 inch in thickness, cooked unevenly, and lukewarm. I can not see this restaurant lasting much longer....
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  • Fantastic
    kstump
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great, had to wait a short time even with a reservation but please understand this was on Valentine's day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ol Skool steak
    gusto
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Love cask and cleaver. Awesome steak restaurant with a neighborhood feel. Servers a little slow t times but they make up for it with the meat. Awesome they have a circa 1968 salad bar...dope
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner@AtTheCask
    Diner12
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We dine at The Cask on average once a month so that will tell you out of the gate that it is a decent place to dine. We used to really like their Corona location, unfortunately the closed that one. The Cask usually always has good food. The prices are a little high for what you get compared to some of the competing steak houses. However, with the coupons they offer it brings the prices a little more within reason. I would not go without the coupon or you will pay to much for what you get, but the food is good. If I was King of the Cask, I would move to a more prominent location and do some updating to the interior. I would reccommend this restaurant as a good place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's my water
    Stillwaiting01
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    went there based on what i heard about it but i wont be going back. Our server took forver just to greet us, get our drinks and never gave anything to eat with i had to get it from the table next to us. The food was fair, actually my steak was no better that what i would get at Black Angus (nothing against them) which was disappointing considering what i read about the place. I wont be heading there anytime soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Notable Steaks
    memadd
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    I loved the tender fillet with mushrooms and grilled shrimp. Good salad bar too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The building sits back off
    kmnine
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    The building sits back off the street and can't be seen when you drive by. Steak (New York) was excellent, as good as I have ever had. Server was very pleasant. Restaurant was not busy and was quite comfortable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good in Riverside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We enjoyed the food, the service was friendly and prompt. The interior decor is very tired and needs serious redesign.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place has been around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This place has been around forever and is one of only a handful left in the Inland Empire. They have good food, good service and are so hidden away and out of the main stream for everyone that it is usually pretty easy to get in when you want.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Retire
    Jeff270sd
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Time to retire or update. This location is not as nice as the Corona location which closed years ago. The restaurant was understaffed so service was poor. Drinks were severely watered down. Additionally the dining area had zero ambiance and the bill was high for all things considered. The dinning area was quiet, however there were only ~6 active tables of ~60.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    Friendly warm staff, large food selection, large portions, salad bar, private / semi-private room(s) for groups. We visit this restaurant several times a year, and are always satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Smelled, food was cold took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Smelled, food was cold took forever to get it way over priced
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manager David gave us a complimenta
    cpadresVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Manager David gave us a complimentary slice of prime rib end cut BUT when the bill was presented he decided to charge us $7.01 extra. NOT good customer service. We were offended.
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  • I want to check the box that
    MisterB7917
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    I want to check the box that states the food is fit for foodies, but I just couldn't. I really want to love this place, but I found my entree (surf and turf) to be decent, not great. Specifically, while my lobster was good, I was not impressed with my cut of petite steak which was too fatty. I prefer a leaner cut of meat personally. In any case, for a 4+ star rating, I would have to want to come back to the restaurant again and again. My guests thought the food was decent as well, but nothing special.
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  • Staff did well, considering
    NotHard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    They were short handed by two staff that unexpectedly called in at last minute. The remaining staff did well considering.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food. I loved the bacon
    memadd
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Great food. I loved the bacon rapped fillet topped with blue cheese !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were out in Riverside,
    aminlaVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We were out in Riverside, so I searched the Open Table app and found the Cask n' Cleaver. Everyone was VERY happy with the meal - the food was good, the service very friendly, though a bit swamped. That said, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant is noisy and it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Restaurant is noisy and it is difficult to hear eachother.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but the portion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Great food, but the portion of meals are too small.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good old fashioned steak house
    ahdiiiVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Good old fashioned steak house with one of the best steaks I had received in many years !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Wife and I went to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    My Wife and I went to the Cask to celebrate our wedding anniversary and I made it known to the staff hoping we would receive a little extra attention that evening. We have gone to the Cask many times over the years and have always enjoyed our experiences there. There was a large party present near us and the restaurant was not properly staffed that evening. Our waitress was busy tending to the large group as well. It was difficult at times to get re-fills on our beverages or obtain liitle extras we wanted for our dinner. Sadly, we didn't receive average service that night. It is one of my favorite restaurants, so I will definately be back. I just hope we don't experience that again in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Cask n' Cleaver is really
    jessica
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    The Cask n' Cleaver is really great steakhouse. However this location is not as good as the one in San Dimas. The Riverside location took a long time to serve our meals and my steak was ordered to be medium well and it came out charred to a VERY well done. The building is also a little run down. Service was good though. If you want to visit the Cask n' Cleaver I suggest the San Dimas location.
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  • We arrived at Cask & Cleaver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    We arrived at Cask & Cleaver around 5:00 p.m. The parking lot was pretty empty. When we entered the restaurant, it was typically dark but we could see empty tables. We were seated right away. Our group consisted of 2 adults and 3 children (one needing high chair). There is a salad bar that is small but consists of quite a few goodies for your salad. Only cantalope for fruit. It is an all you can eat salad bar. They have a good kid's menu. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • They have great steaks and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    They have great steaks and I love that their salad bar comes with all of their dinners now. Good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated a graduation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    We celebrated a graduation recently. The restaurant was very accommodating to our special occasion. Not sure if the larger group size resulted in a long delay in getting our food, but overall the restaurant was nice. Toward the end of the meal, more staff seemed attentive to our needs and assisted us with delivering the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was amazed that the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    I was amazed that the staff & management read the reservation notes I made, no restaurant has done that before. They sat us comfortably; which is important because my husband is disabled and I am 6 months pregnant. The manager was nice, the server was outstanding and the food was so delicious! They paid extra special attention and not only remembered that it was my husband's birthday, but specifically that it was his 31st birthday and they sang to him.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local spot. Steaks were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Great local spot. Steaks were cooked perfect. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disapointed i beleive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I was disapointed i beleive it may be privetly owned when asked to substitite a sause on the steak kabobbs they were unable to do so they have a strict policy on not being able to change something as simple as a sause which i thought was weird because on the menue they offer the kabobs with your choice of pepper, teriaki or b.b.q sause so you get to choose its when you order the combo kabobbs with the shrimp or the ribs that they dont allow you to make a option on the type of sause i really wanted ribs but do not like pepper which was my only choice for the steak kabobbs when i asked if i could change it to teriaki i was told that i could not they have a strict policy on no substitutes another person at my table had the same problem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time visiting the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    first time visiting the restaurant had a great time food was great i will come be back soon.also my wife and mother enjoyed themselves
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic