I made several special requests
I made several special requests at the time I made the dinner reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday. They met everyone of my requests and went over the top in exceeding my wishes. It was a great evening, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
Thank you, Acorn Grille!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined outside last Saturday and had a wonderful evening on the deck. The view was beautiful and the food was great!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant overlooks the golf course which is beautiful. The service is excellent and very attentive without being intrusive. Now for the food. The appetizer had very small scallops (three), which had to be sent back as they were over cooked. But came back perfect. Pork chop is huge and and meatloaf usually spectacularly large, was half the size. We dine here many times and usually the food is above normal standards. Maybe it was Derby night and restaurants have off nights,and this was a first. But we will be back.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait 30 min. in the lounge: drinks were reasonably priced and the server cheerfully accommodated our move to a table with a lovey view of grounds. The hostess and staff seemed genuinely sorry and solicitous that we had to wait so long and compensated us with a free appetizer. We chose the escargot, which were large, tender, well seasoned and excellent. Also excellent were the gorgonzola, apple & walnut salad & Caesar salad with house made dressing . Seared sashimi tuna was faultless and reasonably priced. Prime rib looked good, was cooked to the proper temperature, but was not very tender or juicy, We know that even the restaurant cannot always predict the quality of meat from the supplier.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow, some great improvements!
Moved into the neighborhood last year & people told us to try the Acorn Grille. We absolutely love the views, and the food. However, sometimes underwhelmed with the service. Couldn't figure out if it was bad planning, or poor training, but our servers would disappear forever at the simplest request, "More water." We're pretty laid back, so we went a lot last summer, but talked ourselves out it all winter.
Told my hubby had some of the best service ever. Tentative, not invasive, and on top of requests in a reasonable time. Or with a simple explanation. The menu is always innovative and a value for the size, and quality you receive. LORI, was the best server I've had ever at Thousand Oaks.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dessert Was not great had the strawberry truffle and the keylime pie. Not bad but could have been better
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite places to eat
The more often we frequent the Acorn Grille the higher it rises to the top of our list of "favorite places to eat." The service is always excellent - the food usually tasty and well priced - the ambiance relaxing and friendly. The Grille has been a special find for us - it almost could be called "our neighborhood bistro."
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sad to say, our food came in second to the outstanding service we received. Ours waitress had so much personality and was always on top of anything we needed. She made our dining experience a joy! The food was good but we would come back just to have the same waitress! She gave us good advice about menu choices, too. She was a great representative of the Acorn Grille!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT FOOD AT ACORN GRILLE
The tenderloin skewers were mouth watering. Mahi Mahi was excellent. We will definitely go to Acorn Grille again.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was great!
The food and service was great! The staff was very accomdating and attentive with a personal touch. The outdoor deck overlooks the heavily wooded golf course. Beautiful! Indoor dining was small and had high noise levels. At times it was annoying.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
See ya again
Very nice setting and service was good but not excellent. On two occasions we had to ask twice for items. Waiter(s) were very friendly and apologized accordingly. Food and mixed drinks were very good. Outdoor entertainment was a nice touch. You will see us again. Keep up the high standards.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Acorn Grille - go and enjoy
We dropped by during Restaurant Week 2013 after making an OpenTable rezzie. We were greeted promptly and seated immediately. We've been here before, so we know it's a quiet place with indoor and outdoor seating. We perused the menus and 2 of us ordered from the special Restaurant Week menu and our vegan and food allergy diners chose from the main menu. Service was pretty attentive, though we had to prod a little to keep our drink orders moving - our waitress had too big of a section and was constantly in motion to keep up with her tables. I did the kale salad - a fine rendition, and the pork tenderloin (with more kale!) which was well turned out. The broiled trout was fork-friendly (flaked right off and moist). I recommend a visit.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good and just the right amount. We did have to ask for rolls as apparently they weren't automatically being served to Restaurant Week patrons; they were quite tasty. This is the first place we have seen the water-absorbing footies (?) at the base of the water glasses. They are really great! We plan to go back sometime in the fall when we expect to be in that area color touring.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely dinner on
We had a lovely dinner on the outdoor patio on a lovely evening. Food was great , a great convivial atmosphere. Enjoyed it!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
GR Restaurant Week Specials
My husband and I chose to celebrate our 36 wedding anniversary here. The 3-course GR restaurant week special menu appealed to us, so that was the deciding factor. Overall, the food met/exceeded expectations. The first course, my husband ordered stuffed peppers and I the bruschetta--neither of us were disappointed with the choice. Both of us ordered the same entree, the stuffed pork tenderloin with a kale side salad. The salad was excellent; the pork tenderloins were a little dry; definitely needed the moist fruit stuffing. Both of us enjoyed the peach mousse from the dessert menu. The service was very good that night. What kept it from getting an outstanding rating is the wine pairing did not coincide with my courses.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Trout special was beautifully
The Trout special was beautifully prepared, as was my companion's Pork Chop. Dinner was very pleasant with a friendly and attentive wait person.
The dining room however was very loud. Food services was quiet but diner's voices seemed almost amplified. At times our conversation ceased because we couldn't hear each other.
This is a nice restaurant and I feel they must be aware of the problem. I hope they are trying to resolve it.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We completely enjoyed our
We completely enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Thousand Oaks. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. Looking forward to our next visit.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat
We always enjoy our experience at acorn grill. Very relaxing to sit on the deck and have a glass of wine.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
People in our group loved the water glass coasters. In fact, one of them bought a sleeve to take home. The meat loaf was great and plentiful! This was our first time dining there with a group of 8. Will definitely return even if by ourselves.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The scallops were good the
The scallops were good the pastery puff they were served in was tough.But not a problem because the scallops were very tasty. My husbands beef medallions has prepared just the way he ordered them. We would dine there again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with friends. Great service,
Went with friends. Great service, good food choices on the menu. They were flexible with our request. Great value. They have different specials every evening and they are a great value!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellant Prime Rib
Had the prime rib done medium and it had to be one of best I have had in years. Service was excellant with just the correct amount of hovering. Staff was friendly.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
No grilled acorns, but excellent
Our first visit.
Waitress Kriss was patient, efficient and thoroughly attentive to our needs and preferences.
I waited until age 72 to order mac 'n' cheese in a restaurant -- a major oversight, if it's always this good. I must also try the meatloaf, and the lake perch, and . . . .
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beer and burger night at Acorn
Great bargain and great atmosphere. Not too quiet and not too loud. A pleasant experience for the six of us.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waitress was very attentive.
Our waitress was very attentive. The food was wonderful. Good value for the money.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Book Club Meeting Location
All ten members found the Acorn restaurant to be a great spot for our book club. We were seated in a side room that allowed good conversation without bothering others. The food was great, from prime rib, crab cakes, salads and chocolate cake to crème brulee.
We were talking about returning before we even left!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Monthly Get Together
Food and service is always great. Staff are very friendly. Pleasant to be around. Go out of thier way for you.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Good Place for a Business Lunch
I recently had lunch at this club restaurant with a client. I found the wait staff to be very professional and helpful. The menu had enough of a variety of selections to appeal to all appetites. The tables were spaced in a way that we could conduct personal business without being concerned about privacy.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the evening with another couple. The food was top drawer with many different offerings of the groups in surf, turf and pasta.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM