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3597 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501
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Fusion / Eclectic
$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm
Monday- Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, 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
Thank you for choosing ProAbition. For any catering services, please let us give us a call (951) 222-2110. We look forward to serving you.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a lovely dining room that can be used for exclusive service. There is a facility fee for exclusive use which varies depending on the date and time of use.
Private Party Contact:
Alex Carrillo (951) 203-6050
Live entertainment Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Special Events & Promotions:
Thank you for choosing ProAbition. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you. (951) 222-2110
We offer Valet on Friday and Saturday. There is ample parking in the surrounding area including metered and parking lots. The metered parking does not apply after 5pm.
A word from ProAbition
Welcome to ProAbition: Whiskey lounge and Kitchen. Downtown Riverside's sophisticated speakeasy
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Good for Groups
Diners' Choice Winner
I loved everything about
ProAbition, from the live 3 piece group playing to the decorations. I loved the theme it was antique with some mardigra. The food was excellent. The flavors all so rich and deliscious. This place was perfect I was with a group of 5 and we all had a good time. This place is perfect for downtown Riverside. It's sophysticated and for dinner it's more of a crowd of people from late 20-s to early 50's."
Dined on 3/7/2014
The dinner was very good. The pork
chop was excellent and the whiskey chicken that my wife had was also very good. Considering a new chef had just begun, the menu was great and the food was very good. While waiting for our table the bar area is a negative. Very poor service, not enough seating, no cocktail waitress and the two guys at the bar were not friendly at all. If that would have been the total experience I would not recommend this restaurant. But the meal saved the evening. Something for management to deal with is the bar area, seating and support to make your wait more positive."
Dined on 3/9/2014
Creative menu, without being
intimidating. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Lunch companion thought there was too much bread for her open-faced mushroom sandwich. Ingredients were all fresh."
Dined on 3/6/2014
The short rib sliders and Pork
Belly Mac and Cheese were incredible. Service was attentive and excellent."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Spent a delightful evening at
ProAbition with our son and daughter-in-law while visiting them recently in Riverside. We had a wonderful waitress who did everything possible to make our evening enjoyable. The food was great - we each had a different dish and everyone loved theirs. The bread pudding was delicious which we all shared. We will definitely return here next time we are in Riverside."
Dined on 3/2/2014
Having never been here before we
weren't sure what to do when we were seated but our waiter quickly came to the table and explained everything. All food was great and the smoked salmon was exceptionally delicious. The lighting over the breakfast buffet was colored and a bit dim so it was a little difficult to see what was available. One of the members at our table ordered a Bloody Mary and was served a half full glass of ice and vodka. We were very confused until we hailed down the waiter and he said to go to the self serve Bloody Mary bar. It was a little off-putting as none of us are a bartender and prefer our drinks served ready to go. I give this place an A+, will recommend, and plan on returning to try their lunch/dinner options!!"
Dined on 3/2/2014
We finally stopped in to try this
place and we loved it! Great food, good service, and great ambiance! We've been there 4 times now in the last two weeks and have reservations for next week on our anniversary."
Dined on 2/15/2014
We have been here twice for lunch
and loved everything we had!"
Dined on 2/1/2014
I chose this spot for nostalgia
reasons. My grandmother made her fortune during proabition. When I saw the name, I instantly thought of her and smiled. The mysic, the ambience and the service was, very enjoyable. The waiters were gracious and informative. Their recommendations for our food selection, did not dissapoint. The wonderful food was a great plus to the great name of your establisment. The brandied peach cobbler and the bread pudding should be criminal. We look forward to dining with you again."
Dined on 1/29/2014
Great place on a warm Riverside
evening. Small outside dining area. Good food (but not great), good drinks. The staff was fun and did a good job. Overall good value. We will probably go there again."
Dined on 10/24/2013
The food was great, service by
Karla was great and the location was great. Will return soon."
Dined on 1/19/2014
The 909 Scooter Club had lunch
there on 1-18-14 and we had a party of 20 people. We were treated extremely well by both the manager James and our server Brian. They were both constantly checking on our party and making sure everyone was happy and taken care of. I can't say enough about Brian! He was just awesome! He was very personable, friendly and attentive and even obliged our request for separate checks. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food tremendously and were happy that we chose ProAbition for our lunch location. I had the ProAbition burger and bleu cheese fries, delicious and highly recommended! I also recommend having your meal on the patio as there is a view of the Mission Inn."
Dined on 1/18/2014
This is one of my favorite
restaurants in Riverside. There isn't anything I can find fault with. Food is excellent, staff is friendly and energetic, and ambiance is eclectic. I highly recommend."
Dined on 1/13/2014
Our meal was very good and fun
restaurant with swing dance entertainment"
Dined on 1/4/2014
This is a great place to eat for
lunch outside during the day, or on the weekends they have shows going for you yo watch while you eat. Great theme is a break from the norm in Riverside. You could go here on a date or casually for a good time."
Dined on 1/1/2014
They have a great live musician
with some comedy in the main dining room. We walked through it a couple of times and I could hear it from the bar, but we sat in the bar and patio therefore not enjoying that so much. Still, the bar scene was decent (a bit packed during happy hour) and the patio also offered patrons a spot to enjoy some good conversation. The menu was good and the food we ordered was decent to delish. I would definitely return here with another group!"
Dined on 6/28/2013
They were turning customers away
without reservations, so was busy. We had the filet mignon and the salmon dish. Both were nicely presented and were delicious. The menu was small, but I find that means the food is good, individually prepared and hopefully not out of the freezer or prepared in a factory in Arizona. They had a nice outside area and the seating inside was comfortable, but light, bright and not particularly romantic, but a good place to have a celebration."
Dined on 12/22/2013
My husband and I sat outside on
the patio for lunch. We loved the comfy cushioned bench and the throw pillows, very relaxing. We ordered the pork mac n cheese to start with, and it was delicious. My husband ordered the Bootlegger burger and I ordered the Prohabition burger and shared them. They were both wonderful. I also ordered the bleu cheese fries, and if you like bleu cheese, I highly recommend them! We are already planning on going back to Prohabition soon to try their Sunday Brunch."
Dined on 12/22/2013
Pretentious food, they really need
to simplify I like the idea they were going for but they had poor execution You can still create gastro food without over complicating it Drinks were overpriced and small There was not a thing for children to eat. Even the 'plain' Mac and cheese was super spicy Maybe good for a bar but even then I probably wouldn't have more than one or two before I moved on to the next place."
Dined on 12/20/2013
Had a nice holiday lunch with my
team-mates at Proabition. The atmosphere is very cool, like an old speakeasy from the 1920s. Love the attention to detail. The food was very, very good! And the prices are not too bad. I would say moderate. Since it was a work lunch didn't get an opportunity to try the whiskeys or wine. Maybe next time! Recommend. I'll definitely go again!"
Dined on 12/20/2013
Four of us dined at 5:30. The
decor of the place fit the "prohibition" period and was a fun change from formal dining spots. We enjoyed eating and talking until the 4 piece band started to play at 6:30. They had horns that blasted the dining room and made it almost impossible to be heard around the table. Music was good but too loud for dining. Either start playing later or have something less invasive for dining. Blue cheese fries were delicious as were the salads (large enough to split). Scallops were chewy; chicken small portion; steak and short ribs were okay. The bar looked fun and lively. Might just do drinks and appetizers/salads if we go back. Won't be returning any time soon. Reservations recommended,"
Dined on 12/19/2013
Had our Christmas Luncheon for my
team of five - we ate on the tented patio and it was fun, fresh and fabulous. The food as always was great! Service superior couldn't ask for more."
Dined on 12/18/2013
Went ther on a date and loved it
can't wait to go again"
Dined on 9/21/2013
We had a party of 7 and made
reservations 3 weeks in advance for a Saturday evening. The locations is great in the mist of it all, downtown Riverside is energetic and beautiful during the month of December (X-Mas) at night. They had a nice little outdoor dinning patio with heat lamps, but it was too cold for us in our dresses. The ambiance was nice and food was great (everyone was satisfied with their entrees).They also have live band and the restaurant turns into a lounge at night. My and everyone at our table's complaint was the "long wait" for service and our waiter forgot our bread while all the other tables coming in after got theirs. We didn't get ours till all our entrees were served and we had to request some."
Dined on 12/7/2013
We were in Riverside during the
Festival of Lights, and were looking for someplace to eat. All other restaurants were 2-3 hour wait times, but this place had an immediate opening (though it was pretty full). So we went for it. Bad choice--service was slow and non-responsive. Bread arrived after 20 minutes, appetizers were late, and the main entrees were not very good. However, nice mixed drinks. Probably a great place to have some late night drinks where you can sit down."
Dined on 12/16/2013
Great fun, better food, service a
little slow but oh so nice! A fav place for us!!!"
Dined on 12/15/2013
ProAbition is a great restutant
that I attended for lunch. The food was great and the music was great playing Sinatra and the like."
Dined on 11/26/2013
Wear you beret and join the fun at
ProAbition! We weren't "in the know" , but found ourselves enjoying the vibe and fun feel of this great little restaurant. The service was good, they don't rush you here, and the food was fun and very tasty. There was great prohibition era music playing overhead, and then a band started in and really lent the place a great touch. Dine late, and make sure you're inside, it's a fun, adult oriented place to be! The blue cheese French fries they serve as appetizers were delicious, as was the whiskey chicken, and the ProAbition burger, but watch out for the horseradish sauce, it's good but packs a punch!"
Dined on 11/29/2013
ProAbition was the best restaurant
we have been to in a long time. I wanted a nice restaurant with live music but all the restaurants in Riverside were too expensive for the ratings that were on yelp. If we are going to spend good money, we want excellence, not mediocre. From the moment we walked in the door and were seated, we were impressed with the ambience. Our reservations were at 6:45 and we were ushered to our table immediately. Our server was excellent... Great attention to detail. The food was fantastic, beginning at the appetizers to the dinner entrees. Drinks had the right mix of alcohol.The band was fantastic! A word of caution: Make reservations because you won't want to leave. This place is not for cheapskates!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
Starters and sides were good but
burgers were so so. Very slow service for an early dinner and many servers standing around. Our server did have good knowledge of the menu."
Dined on 11/10/2013
Friends + Good Food + Great Drinks
+ Dance Music= AMAZING Engagement Celebration!!"
Dined on 11/8/2013
We sat outside bc our party was
large (7) so we didn't get to hear/see the entertainment. The food took a long time to be served and when it came out we got our food at different times and far apart. We arrived at 6 & got our first served food at 7. When we did get plate , it was delicious. Our show began at 730, so we missed the beginning. I would recommend this place if you have 2+ hrs to enjoy your dinner."
Dined on 11/1/2013
Very interesting place, great
food. Only complaint is that they don't seem to quite have their act together. Ordered 2 appetizers, one was so late we tried to cancel it, then someone else brought it out and it was excellent. Bar was slow getting drinks to the outside diners. If they step up their service to the next level, it would be a great place!"
Dined on 11/2/2013
We had a long table up against thw
wall was difficult to see the other partirw in our group"
Dined on 10/26/2013
I gladly will become a
regular...great food, great service, and ambiance. Have already recommended it to family and friends."
Dined on 10/25/2013
This is what Riverside needs- more
great restaurants that are part of the local culture and not just a chain restaurant. The food was very good- we wished we could have tried one of everything. Our hostess and server were very friendly and prompt and checked in often to make sure we had what we needed. I recommend the artichoke dip- We asked for extra pittas and they were happy to oblige. The live band played some great probation-era music and they were great! The only downside- the music was far too loud and we had to really raise our voices to have a conversation. Other than that- We loved the place!"
Dined on 10/26/2013
New place we decided to try. A
little pricey, great atmosphere at the bar, food a little above average, Dinning entertainment was very nice. Dress was casual. We all had a good night out. I would go back again."
Dined on 10/19/2013
Choose ProAbition for their
selection of bourbon and wasn't disappointed by the choices. Hoped to order a flight or two and compare several different ones, but were told that they didn't do that (yet). The patio was very comfortable, though the neighborhood was already dead at 7pm of Tuesday. Food was more progressive than expected at in the IE, but they are playing safe to appease timid diners - too earn more than 3 stars or appeal to hardcore foodies. The lobster civiche was fresh, delicious, and nicely plated but with small shreds of tail meat instead of chunks of tastier claw meat - wish the server had known where the lobster was from though (pretty sure it was Atlantic/Maine lobster)."
Dined on 10/16/2013
This restaurant was a great find
for my wife and I. The ambience is excellent and the food was great. The drink list had some very interesting choices. All in all it was a great experience"
Dined on 10/6/2013
Ask a lot of questions before
ordering from the menu. Whoever write the descriptions in the menu knew what was in the items but did not describe the items for those who don't . I ordered from the category "Flatbeds" the "Kurobuta Pork Belly crispy pork belly, honey mustard aïoli candied jalapeño, pickled onion, arugula". What arrived was a salad mix on a tortilla. Food is great but needs to be more clearly described for the uninitiated."
Dined on 10/13/2013
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