Castaway - San Bernardino
Castaway - San Bernardino

Castaway - San Bernardino

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.castawayrestaurant.com/castaway_sanbernardino/
  • Phone: 9098811502x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Francisco Roman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful banquet facilities are available for private functions and special events with accommodations for groups of 35 to 300 guests.
  • 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kendall
  • Public Transit: None
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot
    Not responsible
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. One of the area’s more romantic evening getaways. Castaway earns high marks from critics and casual dinners for its upscale setting, sweeping hillside views, and eclectic American menu. The enchanting setting is sure to impress, whether you opt for the white-linen scene inside or the beautiful garden patio outside. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and banquet facilities are available.

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
3 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food4.3
    Service5
  • Ambiance5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (3)scenic view (3)special occasion (3)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)neighborhood gem (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were incredibly impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    We were incredibly impressed with our dining experience. The food was great and the view was to die for. The band was good and the outdoor patio with dancing was a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch for Sunday mornings.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    Great brunch for Sunday mornings. Couldn't ask for better food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing Evenings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    What more can I say? This is mine and my husband's favorite restaurant. We often come for the spinach and artichoke dip only $10 and enough for two people. Also, the coconut shrimp is out of this world, also only $10 and comes on a bed of amazing coleslaw. Although we like the thai sweet and sour sauce that comes with it we always ask for some "coleslaw sauce" on the side as it tastes amazing as a dip for the coconut shrimp. You can join Castaway's Loyalty Club and earn free food in addition to earning points with Open Table and reserving your table through them (Open Table). The Loyalty Club is brought to you by SRC the corporation which owns Castaway and the reservation system Open Table is just a system which Castaway belongs to.
    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 LevelModerate
  • Brunch was delicious, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Brunch was delicious, service was courteous and helpful, would recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Sunday Brunch where
    RedlandsResident
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Excellent Sunday Brunch where they keep the champagne flowing. All the food was excellent and they even had a sax player--nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, if you get the
    Valerie
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Great food, if you get the right server, it's a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was surprised to find such
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2012
    I was surprised to find such a fine restaraunt so close to home. My wife and I had a wonderful anneversary dinner at the Castaway. The staff made us feel special and the ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was as good as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Food was as good as always. Service was excellent as always. Portions did look a lot smaller than I remember, particularly the crab stuffed mushrooms. They may want to look at a better kitchen ventilation system. Dining room was smokey from the grill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food & View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    My filet mignon was delicious!!! The overall ambiance of the restaurant was amazing and so was the view. I didn't like the flying bugs, but that's a given when dining outside so I was ok. I loved the music but would recommend finding better singers and that they not repeat songs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for 43rd wedding anniversar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    We went for 43rd wedding anniversary. We were very pleased with the food, wine the scenic view. We are already planning our anniversary for next year. I was hoping that since we let know the restaurant ahead that the waiters would sing or offer free desert. Some kind of acknowledgement. Hopefully something can be added for next year. Thank you for the fine food and service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just amazing. Thats all I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2012
    Just amazing. Thats all I can say is it is just amazing and the staff is so friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unfortunately, we had poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Unfortunately, we had poor service on this particular night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service, and scenery.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Great food, service, and scenery. I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • friendly, space ?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    i enjoyed this visit, as this is my third visit. the food is marvelous, and the waite-staff was magnificent. i will continue to visit, and recommend my friends, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked that the brunch menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    I liked that the brunch menu is full of yummy food, the service was great and it was fun to explore the different areas of the restaurant were the food was set. Thank you, I am sure to came back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic