McKinley's Grille

McKinley's Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mckinleysgrille.com/index.asp
  • Phone: 9098685915
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast

    Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner

    5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: David C. Teig
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
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McKinley's Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
33% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Disappointing
    EBDiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The manager, Tim, was wonderful: personable and accomodated us regarding the chef's poor cooking on one of our orders; however, overall, we were disappointed. The steak ordered med-rare was absolutely raw! It can happen, but it was returned raw again after a second attempt. It looked as though it was not put back on the grill! A third attempt (with the mamager's assistance) finally resulted in a med-rare steak.....though after the rest of the party had finished most of their entrees. The manager was apologetic and comped the steak, but after that experience and the fact the prices are quite high it would be difficult to return. For example, braised beef shortribs were $26 and I only received 1(one!!) rib. Quite out of the ordinary for $26.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hotel Restaurant Rethink
    PasadenaPam
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I don't think of going to a hotel's restaurant when I'm at home. But won a nights stay with dinner and breakfast at the Pomona FairPlex Sheraton. My Short Ribs needed a sauce to finish the dish. The potato and other veggies were very good. Passed on the al dente kale. My husband had the pork chop which he gave a 3 out of 5. Menu good but limited. Out of Lava Cake dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All's Fair at the Fairgrounds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    A restaurant housed in a hotel is not usually a choice I'd make for a birthday dinner, however, I was intrigued by the fact that this restaurant has a strong commitment to using produce grown on the surrounding fairground premises. Tasty and oh-so-crunchy; the wild rice and farm vegetable stir fry with cashews and hoisin is the dish that will keep me coming back. Dedication to local deliciousness carries through to dessert s, where Dr. Bob's ice cream makes an appearance. Portions sizes are enough to satisfy without overdoing it. So many things were done correctly. From the helpful and courteous parking lot attendants, to the knowledgeable wait staff, to the very visible and welcoming manager, all were delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    the butternut soup was awesome! the prime rib was good not great, my husbands turket dinner was cold. It was expensive for what we got so probably wouldn't go back
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  • Christmas Dinner
    Vegpeddler
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Great service and meal for Christmas Dinner get together. To top it off we had several with us who have Dairy and Gluteen intolerances and the servers where very in tune and thoughtful of the situations. Great meal, will come back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    ThanksGiving
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My Husband n I Thoroughly enjoyed our Dining out Experience for Thanksgiving.. Although $26 per person was Steep ... Its one thing if its a buffet but Family style ( which was nice) an amount of food was no different than single plate serving for two... An they Added a service charge which we questioned abt an was told it was Gratuity for Waitress an servers...cooks etc...I assume trying to trick folks for Extra Gratuity. We had Late Dinner at 6pm... Very few folks coming in for dinner , we had a nice quiet dining experience
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    romantic
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  • Luke Warm
    Eleanor
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We were there for Thanksgiving brunch which was served family style. Great idea I thought. I liked the ambience, Service was good but I also noticed a lot of servers standing around with not much to do. Unfortunately, the food was served at room temperature which is bad in my book. Everything was at room temperature, even the gravy. Also, I enjoy seasonings but a couple of the items were way over seasoned. The turkey not only was at room temp but the dark meat was very dry and looked as if it had been sitting out overnight. They also added a 20% tip to the bill for 3 people. My husband didn't notice and added another 20%, yikes. A shame, they need someone with restaurant experience to manage.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Urban Farm
    orkka69
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    McKinley's organic farm vegetables definitely make a huge difference. And I mean really, a farm in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WWWWWOOOOOOWWWWW!! What a
    BeefBoyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    WWWWWOOOOOOWWWWW!! What a difference, like night and day. Perfect service, great food. The little details were looked after. Guess I'll bring my service Dog more often!! My Dobie got us taken care of. I hope not out of fear!! LOL LOL Thanks again
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 6 of us for lunch. Service
    BeefBoyVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    6 of us for lunch. Service was better, although not 1st rate.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very slow. 2 1/2
    BeefBoyVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Service was very slow. 2 1/2 hours is insane for service with no refills on the drinks. They were busy, but it's no excuse for that length of time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food from the Farm is Fabulous!
    CherylP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    I was told to select a restaurant to have lunch with my new boss close to the office and chose this one because a) it was close and b) the website indicated they grew their own vegetables and served them. Though my only complaint would be that it "looks" like a hotel restaurant (because it IS one), the food was delicious and the experience was perfect. Service was very good and patient while we all arrived... my tea was always full.... but none of this compares to the food! In an era of heavy, fatty, cool food, the food here was healthy AND wonderful. The Farm Tomato appetizer is a must... so much flavor and certainly not delivered in a truck somewhere. Fish was perfectly cooked... it was a perfect lunch! (PS get the cheese bread!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    The website still say that it still has the Champagne Sunday Brunch which is incorrect. The Brunch was supposed to include an omelet bar, champagne, crab legs, prime rib and etc. It used to be the best around. Now it has a buffet that had tater tots as breakfast potatoes, soggy eggs and greasy sausage and bacon.
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  • Sheraton Fairplex Restaurant
    LAFairattendee
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Dinner -- A Relaxing atmosphere. Impressive menu choices--fits everyone's palette. Food is outstanding and the vegetables are fresh from selected gardens. I eat at the restaurant each year when the LA fair takes place and look forward to dinning at McKinley's Grille in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    For being a restaurant at the Sheraton, I expected it to be a little nicer. Especially, that it is on opentable for making reservations. Food and service was fine for what it was but I don't think this restaurant should be on opentable.
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  • While my heart was set on
    1DiningDiva
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    While my heart was set on ordering the egg white dish and some other healthy side dishes, my party and I made a split decision to order from the buffet table. BIG MISTAKE. All the hot food items were cold and tasted like they have been there since the restaurant opened. I will give this restaurant another chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The food was wonderful with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    The food was wonderful with some new twists on farm vegetables. Very natural and organic ingredients. Portions were perfect size. A good variety of starters and small plates. We enjoyed that we were not rushed and each course presented in a timely manner. Some patrons were a little noisy and loud for such fine dining. A real gem in a Sheraton Hotel!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved that the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I loved that the food was fresh farm growned. The service was great. We went on Valentines Day and it was quiet not too crowded or busy, which was perfect! The dessert was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • My husband and I had the Valentine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My husband and I had the Valentine special. The bass was excellent but my husband thought the beef was dry and he had to ask for au jus. We would try it again.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • excellent for family dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    excellent for family dine and for first time excellent service. Could be nice if you have valentines special events....recommended
    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, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet