Castaway - San Bernardino
Castaway - San Bernardino

Castaway - San Bernardino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.castawayrestaurant.com/castaway_sanbernardino/
  • Phone: 9098811502x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour:

    Monday - Friday: 4pm - 7pm

    Dinner:

    Sun.- Thur: 4:30pm - 9pm
    Fri & Sat: 4:30pm - 10pm

    Sunday Brunch:

    9am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Francisco Roman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Castaway San Bernardino is proud to partner with SRC Event Group, one of southern California’s leading event production companies. SRC Event Group specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact events@srcmail.com for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Ken Gasca 8883894157
  • Special Events: Uniquely situated on the hills in San Bernardino with a mesmerizing view of the mountains and valleys, the Castaway Restaurant is the ideal location for your next Corporate Event, Wedding, Social, Themed Event or Private Party. We offer full-service, all-inclusive, one-stop planning to ensure that your event is designed, coordinated and executed with excellence and sophistication.

    Our beautiful banquet rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Whether you are hosting a large event or a more intimate reception, we have the perfect space for you. Our talented events team will provide full-service, all-inclusive, one-stop planning to ensure that your event is designed, coordinated and executed with excellence and sophistication.

    Please contact castawaysbcatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kendall
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Castaway San Bernardino offers complimentary valet to our guests.
A word from Castaway - San Bernardino
The Castaway Restaurant is one of the most prestigious restaurants in the Inland Empire with an unforgettable view of the mountains and valley. Voted as the Inland Empire's most romantic restaurant and best brunch, Castaway earns high marks from critics and casual diners for its upscale setting, sweeping hillside views, and eclectic American menu.

Featuring award winning American Cuisine such as our Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Filet Mignon, Sizzling Sirloin and Fresh Salmon by our professionally trained Chef from The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 20 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation
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Castaway - San Bernardino reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (22)special occasion (20)romantic (19)great for outdoor dining (12)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (9)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Our waitress was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Enjoyed the view. Table was comfortable. Staff was friendly made our day very special. Would like to see some new carpet. Food as always excellent and the staff seem to be proud of their cuisine. The grounds were in beautiful shape.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEAUTIFUL VIEW
    aNITaLaMAS
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    CASTAWAY HAS BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, GREAT SERVICE AND DELICIOUSE FOOD. THE STAKE IS A MUST!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sandra9107
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were a group of 10+; the table we sat at was barely enough for 10. We were a bit crunched in space. Some of my party members did indicate the champaign glasses were not filled quite as quickly as they would have liked. They had to keep grabbing the attention of the server. Over all, this was my first time there, we do hold a monthly group bruch at different locations through out southern california and our group is getting bigger. I would highly recommend this location again. There were no discounts or incentives which was a bit of a bummer but ultimately, it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    mhdinner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I were visiting the area and found this restaurant on-line. We had a very enjoyable meal. The view was fantastic and the service could not have been better. We started with the crab cakes. I had the salmon and my husband had the petite fillet. Everything was very good; however, the steak was not very favorable. They had a nice wine list. We will definitely return when in the area again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    lov2dine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is my third time visiting Castaway San Bernadino. First occasion, my wife work Christmas party, 2nd occasion our 19th anniversary and third occasion my daughter's 18th birthday. On all three occasions I have found out that Castaway is a great scenic and relaxing restaurant with friendly staff. A place to be for romantic and any occasion place. I recommend this place to anyone for and occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The restaurant has an exceptional location looking over the city which makes the ambiance more delightful. The dining area is very tranquil with very low lighting perfect for romantic dinners. The food is outstanding I had the prime rib and was cooked to perfection, my wife had the mahi special and she loved every bite of it. The staff is very delightful and never leave you waiting long. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food okay. Service friendly, but SLOW. Wait an hour for water, bread, wine, and soup.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stunning place to have dinner
    TheeDinner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    For being the First time in the restaurant it was an amazing experience. The mood was very calm and relaxing. It had a romantic feeling as well. It fit my dinner setting. I used this location to ask my best friend to be my girlfriend. It was perfect. We are now officially dating and will always remember castaway as the number one romantic restaurant in San Bernardino. I asked for a great experience and I received more than I expected. Thank you
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, average service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We chose to bring out-of-town family to Castaway for dinner, especially due to the scenic view and nice ambience... The food didn't disappoint; however, since we were practically the ONLY people in the restaurant, we were surprised to find that the service was extremely slow...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. It was delicious and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    pandaj79
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was my first time dining here, we decided to come for the Sunday Brunch. Continuously flagging down anyone who could refill our glasses which were empty the majority of the time. Server took our drink order, and repeatedly forgot. Never returned with any of our drinks. Food was good, service was less than desireable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 18 Anniversary celebration
    yespana2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was amazing the service so friendly and the food great!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was good, server was nice but forgetful . Place needs a bit of a facelift but overall was a nice night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Restaurant
    Mikey
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food as great and came out quickly. Everything on the sampler platter (appetizer) was delicious and cooked perfectly. I ordered the fish of the day (salmon stuffed with crab with a lemon buerre blanc and papaya relish) which was perfect and delicious. The only reason they lost a star for service is because the greeter and waitress both made comments about the note I had left with my online reservation which mentioned a celebration for my fiancee, of which their comments ruined the surprise which I had hoped for. In hindsight, perhaps I should have specified that it was to remain a secret. However, everything else was satisfactory, and they brought us a delicious desert (creme brulee) to help us celebrate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Waiter seemed to busy to help clean off our table. Took to long for more drinks and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful night. The food was delicious. Service super attentive. The view was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 534 reviews are from the Castaway - San Bernardino reviews archive.
  • Special Occassion Must Do
    TarncaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Food was very good, with an awesome scenic view. The Band playing was nice, just a little loud if you wanted to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took my parents to the Castaway
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    I took my parents to the Castaway on Saturday for dinner, and we very much enjoyed the experience. The food was quite good and the service was excellent. Views of the local mountains basking in the sun’s departing rays made the experience even more enjoyable. Our server, Alicia, was great. She was friendly, competent, and appropriately attentive. I look forward to dining at the Castaway in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 38th anniversary at the Castaways
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    My wife's top sirloin was overcooked (well instead of medium) but they took it back and made her another one which was much better. The crab stuffed mushrooms are excellent. This is the second time we had been there on an anniversary and it was very nice. We will likely be back again on each anniversary. Many thanks! I have seen a few reviews that gave this poor reviews and I don't understand those. My wife and I believe this is the nicest restaurant in the Ontario, Riverside, San Bernardino and Redlands areas. We kept thinking that this is too nice a place to only come once per year and even though it is a 30-40 minute drive for us it is so worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner was wonderful. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Dinner was wonderful. Our table was too small for 4, but understandably as they were so very busy and were trying to fit everyone in. The band was a little loud, but we did have dinner later in the evening, so to complain would be unfair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So much has changed since
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    So much has changed since my last dinner there. There is no dress code so the classy reputation this place had...is gone. The band was super loud...although quite good. Service was adequate..food was okay. We had a large party...made reso but still had to wait for our table. I would no longer recommend this restaurant to anyone. This place has gone downhill.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location. On a clear
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Great location. On a clear day beautiful view. First time there for dinner in many years. The food was outstanding, especially the Prime Rib. Service was a little slow the night we were there. Apparently they were short of staff. One of the best Sunday Brunches in the Inland Empire
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    did not like the food.. It was discusting. They sat is at a corner right next to the door to the outside and everytime they opened the door we had to hear the band playing outside, it was annoying we couldn't talk. Not what I expected. We paid for food we didn't even eat.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    Delicious food, great service and a beautiful view.. what better way to impress out of town business colleagues! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    We chose the Castaway for our daughters 21st birthday because we had heard good things about this restaurant. It was a great experience. The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the view was fantastic. Our party of five ordered five different entre's. All were great. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went there for our 24th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    We went there for our 24th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! The food was great, the service good and the view was worth a million bucks! It is a wonderful place to go for your special occasion or if you just want a romantic evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant is very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    The restaurant is very nice the food was great & the atomosphere beautiful, however our server was not too great, poor customer service skills.. It was out anniversary & I didn't let that keep me from having a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 25th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    This was or 25th wedding anniversary and the Castaway exceeded our expectations. We had a great table with a romantic view and the service was wonderful. For dinner we had the Prime Rib and Lobster Tail with some champagne and this was awesome, just melts in your mouth. Thank you Castaway for making our 25th anniversary great... P.S. The band was awesome also...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Castaways is a great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Castaways is a great find being new to San Bernardino county. The restaurant could use some updating however, the staff and the food were simply amazing. It was great to spend time with my two best friends on a very hot and humid California Sunday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We took a client and his wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    We took a client and his wife from Canada here for dinner. We had a wonderful time and the food was amazing. We have recommended this before to client and will continue to do so.Many compliments to the Chef and wait staff. Jim and Debbie Tuttle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    I went on a blinda date and had a fantastic time cant wait to come back again
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Castaway San Bernardino is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    Castaway San Bernardino is a gem for Sunday champagne brunch...I love the view, the food and the staff. Everyone was so wonderful. Can't wait to go back at night for the live jazz on Friday or Saturday.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All the staff is always very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    All the staff is always very nice and like to talk to you. They care about you the customer. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and i do not get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    My husband and i do not get out much but when we do we like to try new places. Castaway was definitely a spot that we would love to visit again. The ambiance was romantic and laid back. We enjoyed the live jazz band and the fact that we could get out and dance in the outdoor dining area. The view was wonderful and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PERFECT!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Castaway was perfect!!!! I'm from the L.A. area and Castaway was recommended by a friend that I work with. I took my wife as a little getaway. The restaurant sits on the top of a hill and we sat outside of the balcony. Their was a cover band playing, people dancing and drinking, the sun was setting. PERFECT. I would recommend Castaway to anybody for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had made a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    We had made a reservation for 7pm and were not seated until 8 even though there was plenty of seating available When they went to seat us ,they wanted to seat us next to the kitchen where the smoke was tremendous even though we requested a window view. Food and service was mediocre. This place has a unique character and great potential but needs new management!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    We went for brunch, and it was really enjoyable! Greeting at the door, very friendly! Service also really friendly and efficient! Lots of food options, live music, a plenty of champagne! Ask for a window seat, for a great view!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our third time there for brunch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    Our third time there for brunch, and each time was as good as the first. All the great favorites, and finds like fresh carved rack of lamb prime rib and ham at the carving station, a pasta station for fresh made pastas to order. A section for fresh and smoked fish, crab, new zealand mussels, shrimp. All the trimmings were there. We will go back again. The champaigne service was very attentitive and even brought crab cracker for my wife without being asked. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finest Restaurant in San Bernardino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    This is our favorite spot for nearly 25 years! We do our anniversaries here, Mother's Day Brunch (to die for), as well as just stop by for their fabulous crem brulee and coffee. Great atmosphere. They finally have added a few new dishes (the bacon shrimp was delicious). Service is always at its finest (we love Luis!). Thanks Castaways for never letting us down...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little up set when i called
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    A little up set when i called to confirm my reservation i let the girl know that we wanted to set out side was told no problem then we get there and we are told its first come first serve not what i was told on phone. then we are seated in middle of room but it was like we were not there. People, 4 tables that were sat after us had their food and or drinks way before we did. Was not as good as it was last year kind of a let down for our 21st wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate