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Monterey Hill
Monterey Hill
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Monterey Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montereyhillrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (323) 264-8426
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am-2pm; Dinner: Daily: 5pm – 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: James Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Monterey Hill offers one of the most spectacular hilltop views in the San Gabriel valley and a catering team that will work with you in all planning phases to insure your event is a success.
  • Private Party Contact: Teresa MacPherson (877) 792-2707

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and self parking
A word from Monterey Hill
Monterey Hill Steakhouse is a beautiful manor style restaurant, where guests cross over our Koi and turtle ponds into our world of good cheer and hospitality. While noted for our slow roasted Prime Ribs of Beef, Monterey Hill features USDA and Choice steaks broiled on our 1800 degree infra-red broiler, which seals the juices within and cooks your steak to perfection. Each of our unique dining rooms offer an unobstructed view of the San Gabriel Valley, as we sit perched atop the San Bernardino Freeway, just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles. Our staff welcomes you to a world of great food, impeccable service, romantic views and warm hospitality.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Restaurant was like an ice box. Took 10 minutes for server to arrive after we were seated. Food was just OK."
    Dined on 8/15/2012
  • "We felt that the service was very very slow. Once we placed our order it took over 20-25 minutes before we got served our lunch. We had to get back to work and we were at the restaurant for over two hours!"
    Dined on 8/6/2012
  • "i took my mom for her birthday,to the steak house. The server did not look at us in the eyes. she just mentioned her name,& asked what we want to drink. We gave her are order. Someone else brought us our drinks after a long wait. furthermore the food was ok i ordered the prime rib. it was not salted enough for me. my mom had the salmon. she said it taste good but the portion was small. anyway not the best birthday,but we where there two years ago had a great time then. like the view."
    Dined on 6/28/2012
  • "Nice surprise! We hadn't been there in awhile and weren't sure what changes may have occured. Before it seemed kind of boring even though the views are spectacular. But, in this area there aren't very many sort of "classy" places and we needed to take a visiting friend to lunch. The view is still great and we were pleasantly surprised with a more interesting menu and very attentive service, (but not over done). We're glad for a new option for entertaining close to home and we'll definately will be going back to try it for dinner."
    Dined on 6/27/2012
  • "I used to like this restaurant a lot, but haven't been in a while (a couple years?) because the food wasn't as good as it used to be. There are not a lot of locations w/ outdoor dining in the area & we wanted to enjoy the summer light & thought if we couldn't eat outdoors, having a view of the sun going down would be the next best thing. The service was great, but food, not so much. There were 3 of us (including 12 year old son) and the bill came out to over $100 for 3 entrees, a soda & 2 cocktails. Which would be okay if the food had been better. My husband had a steak & had to eat around all the gristle. I had fish, that was slightly dry. It wasn't horrible, but quality you would expect if you went to Coco's and paid half what we did."
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "Service was fair, once main course was served, did not routinely check on us. Never asked if we wanted dessert."
    Dined on 6/11/2012
  • "Great ambiance, food was decent but don't expect to get wowed by the food. The service was good and very attentive. Would recommend to go back for a good steak, but don't expect an amazing experience."
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "Dining Room was quite empty. But service was good and prime and lamb were cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 5/17/2012
  • "Nice spot, but not easy to find. The restaurant seems to have two names."
    Dined on 5/14/2012
  • "I wish that they would be open for dinner and brunches again..... I miss that. I cannot get out there during the day...."
    Dined on 4/23/2012
  • "I had the coconut shrimp for an appetizer. The shrimp were fine but the sauce was hot with fire rather than cold, like most that come with this dish. It was good but thee flavor was incredible after I chilled it with ice and tried it on my shrimp. The French Onion soup was excellent. For my main course, I had the filet oscar. Prepared perfectly (med. rare) but the sauces took away from the meat's flavor a little. Large portion with good flavor, I will return."
    Dined on 3/24/2012
  • "Good variety of starters and entrees. Food is well done and flavorful. Great constantly moving and interesting scene from window tables of activity on complex freeway interchange. Setting sunshine was a concern in the change from afternoon to evening but handled well with blinds and alert staff that adjust them as needed without prompting to enhance window viewing. Refilling of beverages was done often."
    Dined on 3/15/2012
  • "The place was DEAD!!! The bar was CLOSED!!! The place was truely a ghost town. Only two other tables had guess. With a very small wine list. They were still out of the three selections and kept trying to push the Cakebread wine."
    Dined on 3/9/2012
  • "The place look romantic but it would be better if the lights are not that bright. The food is great and the services was fast and polite."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "First time at Monterey Hill and it was a very bad experience, but only due to one or two factors. The ambiance is very nice and the server was extremely kind. The factors that made my night horrible were the wait time for food and poor communication. I waited over an hour for my food and waiter over 30 minutes for someone to take my order. I wanted to be nice and just let them come to me instead of me calling them, but it was extremely irritating seeing that we were one of the only tables in the room not checked on when first seated. Also, a lady cleaned up my table that had a almost-full beer and appetizers because she failed to confirm with the waitress that we had left, and we had not left."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Under staffed. I like to eat. This place microwaves for sure. NOthing was fresh The salad was made with dressing on 2 hours earlier, lobster bisque was cold and came from can and the main dish took 30 to arrive and that was cold as well. Don't come here."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "I always love the quality and personable treatment at Monterey Hill..... don't save this place for a holiday - it makes a mid-week dinner a celebration. Try to get Drea to be your server......"
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Filet Mignon was very dry and horrible tasting. We can't even swallow it after second bite.Rizzoto and mac cheese had no flavor and salty. Walnut salad was delicious. Good touch with the the champagne. The creme brule dessert was flavorful. I saw the couple next to us send back their steaks."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "My experience was okay. It was Valentine's Day, so I understand it was going to be busy, but I think they were understaffed. It took us 2.5 hours to have dinner, which I thought was a long time considering there was a pre-set menu. You would think they would have everything ready. I know they have to make your steak to order, but dessert took 20 minutes to come from the time we ordered it. And asking for the check was a nightmare. Plus I think the busboy was the one waiting on us (here's where the understaffed part comes in) and he got my husbands's salad and dessert order wrong! All in all, it was an okay experience. Maybe it would have been better had we gone there on a regular day instead of a holiday. We may try it again, we may not...."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Went for Valentine's dinner. Quite frankly, for the price we paid, the food was not great at all. The only thing we enjoyed was the salad and the beef everything else wasn't worth the price. The risotto was not good, the mushrooms were so so. The bread was hard. Too expensive. The server was great, rest of staff were indeed friendly.We expected much better for the price being charged. Would we recommend to friends - don't think so - especially for Valentine's."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Great quiet restaurant. Would recommend this restaurant if having a quiet dinner."
    Dined on 2/12/2012
  • "The food and service was great but the menu and price was a downer. I purposefully picked this restaurant to celebrate valentines early because it was regular menu at regular price. I arrive there at my reservation time to find out that it's $55 a person and a pre-made menu with only like 3 items to pick from for each course. I should have been informed of this before I arrived and instead I was told that it was a last minute thing when I got there. A bit embarrassing when your date is now expected to pay that much on the spot."
    Dined on 2/11/2012
  • "The food was excellent, the service was not. Don't get me wrong, they were very nice people just untrained. My reservation specifically requested a quiet window table, and we were first seated at a table without a window. The waitress seemed unfamiliar with the drink/food menu, and they were sold out of an item we wanted. I've gone there for lunch many times, and will continue to do so; but I won't go back for dinner."
    Dined on 2/10/2012
  • "this restaurant considers party of 5 is a group party, therefore they charged 18% auto in your bill :(("
    Dined on 2/10/2012
  • "The steaks were very good. The Filet Mignon practically melted in your mouth and the au jus for the prime rib was perfect. The beer cheese soup was tasty and worked well with the sourdough bread. The shrimp scampi was very good. The french onion soup was a bit salty for my taste. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. She checked back often. We went to early dinner (5:30) and the restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday night. $115 + tip for 3 of us. We will return. I was also happy the restaurant used our reservations thru open table."
    Dined on 2/4/2012
  • "Fantastic view of the freeway and surroundings. Food was ok, service was great."
    Dined on 12/29/2011
  • "This is our place. We came here when we were dating and now we sometimes come on our date night. The food never disappoints."
    Dined on 12/23/2011
  • "A good holiday buffet with choices for everyone. Large parties dominated this lunchtime so noise was high but service was still attentive and the buffet line moved quickly. A local gem for sure."
    Dined on 12/21/2011
  • "Overall a good experience. Perfect for large and private groups."
    Dined on 12/17/2011
  • "This was a great place to take the work group to lunch which included the Holiday Buffet."
    Dined on 12/16/2011
  • "Pleasant, frinedly folks who had to add a table at the last minute to accommodate more guests than I had anticipated."
    Dined on 12/14/2011
  • "I celebrated my 4th year anniversary here. Service and food were great. Ambience was satisfactory. Overall, I was please to dine here and I would recommand this place to others especially you are attending an event in Calstate LA because this restaurant is locates right across from the campus. Only thing I expected more was the desert I requested could've been better..."
    Dined on 12/10/2011
  • "The feel of the place relaxed good view quiet. Great food and drinks. I just felt service was very slow. We orders 3 choices from the menu(party of twelve."
    Dined on 12/9/2011
  • "Prime Rib was excellent. Service outstanding. Great view."
    Dined on 12/2/2011
  • "Thankfull, not a huge menu. The steaks we enjoyed were cooked to perfection! Garlic mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. We enjoyed our evening."
    Dined on 12/2/2011
  • "Excellent location and view - but food portions seemed to be a smaller than expected."
    Dined on 11/9/2011
  • "We were a party of 5 having dinner with some business people from Taiwan. It was Saturday night, and the restaurant was quiet. This gave us a good opportunity to talk while we ate. We discovered that one person did not eat beef or shrimp; luckily the menu had fish. They served us a wrong appetizer, but as soon as we mentioned it, they seemed happy to take it away and returned later with the correct one. We ordered the coconut shrimp and the calamari. Both were good. The bread was nice and warm, and the french onion soup was surprisingly not too salty. The salmon that I ordered was cooked just one minute too long for my liking, but the citrusy sauce was very nice. We were all too full to even consider dessert!"
    Dined on 11/6/2011
  • "we love the prime rib. we plan to go back over and over again for that."
    Dined on 10/25/2011
  • "This is the second time we chose Monterey Hill. It had the perfect ambiance for a romantic evening for my husband and me. The food and service at Monterey Hill was fantastic this time too. The hostess and waitress were friendly, patient, and helpful. The entire family enjoyed the food and my seven-year old daughter enjoyed her complimentary ice cream parfait with grandma."
    Dined on 10/15/2011
  • "I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. We had both wanted to order the prime rib but the waitress had to check to see if a large party that had gotten seated before us, took ALL the prime rib... which they did. We had to settle for the sizzling sirloin and new york steak, which came with butter and pesto for the bread. There was an option to add salad or soup for an additional price but we opted for neither. After the loud/large party seated next to us left, it quieted down and was much more romantic. The food was good and the ambiance fit the occasion. I would definitely return but I would call to make sure they will have enough prime rib."
    Dined on 10/14/2011