Nice outdoor view with truly
Nice outdoor view with truly beautiful sunset overlooking fields of flowers. Our group ordered 50% vegetarian fare and 50% filet mignon- (cooked perfectly and very tender.) A banquet was in process which was noisey as was the bar with a singer that forged new definitions of cacophony. I am told usually much more quiet and less crowded.
Overall a good experience- good food and ambience except for noise level.
I will definitely go there again.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as we've come to expect.
Among other items, had roasted sea bream and stinging nettle ravioli this time. Superb. As usual, very polite and attentive service by all staff members.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The total dining experience
The total dining experience is always fabulous at the Grand Oak. This time the main course was a bit salty. This is a restaurant my wife and I look forward to re-visiting.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grand Oak Restaurant
The food is excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Pleasant atmosphere and attentive wait staff.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best for miles around
Rustic atmosphere is charming. Prices are in line with quality and service. Great for a light lunch or multicourse dinner. Menu exceptional for the Inland Empire. Don't miss the Sunday Brunch! Chef is truly inspired. Highly recommended.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely a Neighborhood Gem
Between the four of us we live in Banning, Calimesa and Yucaipa. Only one of us had been there before. It was totally new to the rest of us who have lived here all our lives. Looking forward to visiting again and again. Want to try brunch and dinner.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best food for miles
Lucky us in Cherry
Banning to have the Grand Oak in our backyard.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food never disappoints. Great value for your money. Sides are enough for two.
Wonderful historic building nestled among lavender fields and ancient trees.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem
Well prepared dishes, from Local farms served by attentive wait staff. Pleasantly surprised by harpist playing for dinner other Saturday they've a pianist.
A bit out of our way but well worth the drive to visit this restaurant nestled in a pastoral setting.
My husband comment 'best steak ever!'
Pre fix dinner w wine pairing an amazing value.
We are coming back soon!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food continues to be exceptional. Finest steaks you'll find anywhere. Wait staff was a minor negative in the past, but has been corrected to make the entire dining experience perfect.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grand Oaks Experience
Wonderful dining experience - will definitely go again!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great rural hideaway !
My wife and I enjoyed a truly memorable wedding anniversary dinner with friends who live a few miles from the restaurant. This is their favorite restaurant in the Banning/Beaumont area and we were very pleased with the choice after attending the 4th Annual Beer and Sausage Festival on the Highland Springs Resort site. Very attentive service, interesting menu choices (including a prix fixe option) , and locally sourced organic ingredients.
Good choices from the wine list...I selected a 2005 Curran Syrah that was well received. Tasty desserts including a "tapas" selection for a taste of all the dessert menu. We'll be back for the Lavender Festival, an overnight stay and dinner here at the Grand Oak.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
...a great surprise
I have been wanting to visit this restaurant for quite some time,and this last week my husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary.We both could not have been happier with the great food,the wonderful service,as well as the very friendly staff in general.We enjoyed a brisk walk after dinner to see the famous 1100 year old oak tree on the property.What an awesome sight!
The restaurant features an extraordinary prix fixe selection,and it was all delicious and quite filling,to say the least.The house made fresh dinner rolls are to die for. This is definitely a great experience to check out,and worth the drive to Cherry Valley.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time last Saturday night at the Grand Oak. All of the food was fresh and yummy. I ordered the pre fix which turned out to be regular portions of the appetizer and desert. My fish was seasoned perfect wtih a crispy crust. We were advised the restaurant grows their own veggies and/or gets them from local farms. I can't say enough how delicious our food was.
On another note... I am not sure if these two things were just the night we were there or a regular occurrence. A. The servers didn't seem to be that busy but were not particularly attentive. Our server was nice enough but not exactly the warm and friendly type. B. The restaurant was extremely loud while we were there.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and great view
Grilled sea bream, watermelon-heirloom tomato salad, and couple of vegetable side dishes were outstanding. Team service very pleasant and attentive. Place is very quiet on the Thursday night went.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
3 Miles off Rt. 10 A GEM!
Stopped for lunch and will return for dinner. Organic Farm that serves delicious Vegetarian PLUS PLUS. The salad, fries and burgers in the bar, will bring us back for more. The Dinner Menu is enticing as is the Dining Room! Service delightful. Great to find Organic; NO GMO!! Wish more restaurants would offer these!!!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We made reservations for our wedding anniversary and this place lived up to the hype. When we told them it was our anniversary they greeted us with complimentary champagne and during our mesl the chef sent us a tapas platter. The food and service was top notch and i would recommend this place to everyone
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really love this place. They have a very professional and well trained staff. The food is all organic which is a HUGE plus for my family. I do think the decor needs to be touched up; I am in favor of playing up the Twenties to Forties themes or even earlier. The resort has been around for a very long time and is full of history. They have wonderful special events that should be enjoyed. They are out of the way which is probably why it is so charming.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We keep coming back to this place because of the history and the food. Always have had a good experience here. We will be back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with great service. We will come back to this establishment without a doubt.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, a hidden treasure!
This charming restaurant, which is part of a beautiful secluded resort just north of Banning, took me by surprise. The food we ordered was simply outstanding, from the locally grown fruit and nut salad to the perfect New York steak to the vegetable medley seasoned with locally grown herbs, my wife and I were impressed with the flavors, some new and different, but most importantly, delicious! The service was excellent and genuinely friendly. The atmosphere is casually elegant. We loved the ambience, charm, quiet large rooms with cozy corners, and panoramic views (seen only in the daytime or at sunset). The prices are very reasonable for this level of quality. I could go on and on about the rosemary fries and desert Tapas, wow!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance was beautiful, the dinner was delicious, the service was friendly and professional, the pianist was outstanding! All in all, it was a memorable Thanksgiving evening.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
overall, a good experience
Service was excellent but the pork chop and rib eye were EXTREMELY salty. I would dine there again, but ask the cook to lay off the salt.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM