Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch
Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch

Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rkr.csupomona.edu/
  • Phone: 9098694700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    We are currently closed for Summer break.
    We will re open in October 2014
    Hours:
    Lunch Tuesday- Friday 11:30 am to 1 pm
    Typical Entrées are under $15

    Dinner Wednesday - Friday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Typical Entrées are over $35

    Dates:
    Fall:
    Lunch - October 22- December 5, 2014
    Dinner - October 15- December 5, 2014
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Lunch Chef Ernie Briones/Dinner Chef Scott Rudolph
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch does not offer off-site catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Book Your Next Party or Banquet, for up to 30 guests, at The Restaurant of Kellogg Ranch!
  • Private Party Contact: Jenesie Hardyman 9098695125x
  • Special Events: The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch is an ideal location for private dining and special events. The restaurant can accommodate private groups depending on the size and scope of the event, based on availability. Guests are welcome to order from a pre-set banquet menu or work directly with a chef on faculty to design a unique menu for your event. Based on seasonality, menus may feature items from the culinary garden or other Cal Poly Pomona-grown products.

    Reservations and a banquet contract are required for all special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Horsehill and South University Drive
  • Public Transit: Foothill Transit Buses drop off at Temple Avenue and So. Campus Drive, with about a 10 - 15 minute walk to the restaurant. Go to http://www.foothilltransit.org/GoogleTransit/ to plan your route.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Lunch Parking without permit from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests dining for Lunch after 2 p.m. will need a free parking pass. These can be obtained from Lesley Butler. Dinner parking is free.
A word from Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch
Overlooking the beautiful, rolling hills of Diamond Bar, the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch at Cal Poly Pomona boasts one of the valley's most romantic & chic settings. The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch is a student-operated restaurant, serving both lunch and dinner. The restaurant is part of the Hospitality Management curriculum at The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona. In the restaurant, students rotate weekly through various positions, including management, in order to learn all aspects of a hospitality operation. Some of the finest professionals in the industry facilitate student learning. The faculty team includes Chef Ernie Briones, Lesley Butler, Barbara Jean Bruin and Chef Scott Rudolph.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (4)good for groups (3)special occasion (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)fit for foodies (2)romantic (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Students do a teriffic job!
    LizP909
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My son attends Cal Poly so I found this gem through the school's website. It only serves while school is in session, but it's worth the wait. The food and the service is lovely. The RKR burger is delicious! We've been here for 'Buffet Week" and the food was delicious and plenty. We've also enjoyed the beer-paired dinner! So much fun! I love that we can enjoy a great meal and support the students and school!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I will come back
    Jace
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Went for lunch during buffet week. The food was good, the service was great, had some good drinks. It was my first time there and overall, I was impressed. Now I have to try dinner sometime, but I have to save up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 324 reviews are from the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch reviews archive.
  • Excellent, as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My family and I have attended this restaurant for a few years now. The students are very enthusiastic about their work, and it really shows in the final product. The food is superb, and the students and staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the area. It is truly a gem to the campus and the community.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Gem
    happylocal
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Whenever we bring someone new here, they are so impressed with the students and the program. It makes it fun, and the food is great, too, as well as the service! My mother-in-law is 87 and really enjoyed the experience. And I found out one of the teenagers that was in our group wants to go to culinary school! She might be a recruit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Student review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Enjoyed it very much, great food, had the RKR house salad, turkado and chocolate tart, very delicious and nice portion sizes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best food and view in Pomona
    FudieDelite
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We absolutely enjoyed my dinner at the restaurant. We sat by one of the "view" tables and enjoyed watching the sun set. The food was exquisite, the right temperature. Though after a while it gets a bit too chilly in the dining area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner: Could be better.
    RanchDiner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I did a paper review at the restaurant given to me and each of my group at our table. We had dinner on Friday, May 16. Overall the dining experience was very good. There were 4 persons in my group, including myself. One person thought the table service was somewhat slow inbetween each meal course. My food was very good. Only two items I would count as needing improvement. I had the salmon entree. One or two of the small potatoes were somewhat raw, not having been thoroughly cooked. Also, some of the artichoke leaves were somewhat dry and overdone. (I've also had lunch at The Ranch several times in the past--equally good experience).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy for the second time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Only my second visit to the Restaurant and it was as wonderful as my first visit. We all enjoyed being able to get a glimpse of the activity in the kitchen. Dr. Bob's ice cream additions to the desserts made them perfect. Even though this season is almost over, everyone at my table vowed to return in the fall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs a New Address
    Charlie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I cannot say enough about the lemon chicken and the cheese burger and fries. They were delicious and the service felt like we had our own personal waiter that read our minds when we needed something. Since the lunch was for an 86 year old, I had requested more of a padded chair than the main dining room wooded ones. We were seated in the bar area and those were quite comfortable and yes, there was a view from there as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hilltop Country Dining
    gr8view
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Beautiful setting atop local San Gabriel Valley hills with a rural farm atmosphere. The restaurant is in contemporary designed building but is comfortable for all age and kinds of croups. Friendly Staff greets you with warm welcome. Once seated the servers will get you started explaining the menu and drink list .The lunch menu has a mixture of choices from vegetarian to thick juicy hamburgers, add a wine or beer for a pleasant midday meal. Its so relaxing you will find it hard to leave.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I thought the people serving me that night were very friendly and attentive which I really liked. My server was nice but she did not to speak up more, I felt like she lacked confidence which I do understand. Overall the food was delicious and te service was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Professional Dinner Environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Our purpose for dining at Kellogg Ranch was to meet with one of our vendors and discuss business matters. This setting not only demonstrates one of Cal Poly's main features, Collins College, but also provided a nice professional environment to discuss business while enjoying a good meal in a nice quite setting with a great view. Our server Debra was attentive and did a nice job. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressive operations
    chinohills
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The place is managed by college students, they are doing a better job than lots of professionals, Food, service just great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Student Success
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Not only did the students do very well, but as students ourselves, we very much enjoyed it ourselves!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The students did an outstanding job. All the way from reservations to the delicious desserts. Reservations were easy to make on line. I received a call the day before our night out to confirm the number of people attending. Once there, we were offered snacks and wine while waiting for the rest of our party. We were seated promptly and given plenty of time to look over the menu. The server was fantastic! The food was good and desserts were delicious. Nice view as well. Thank you for a great night out!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Pomona
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was prepared well and interesting. Great service. We enjoyed the meal and would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall
    dun4
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Delicious food, service to plate took a bit long but reasonable since it was a large group. Servers do need.to know who ordered what, and know which wine to bring: if asked to bring bottle for whole table not to bring a single serving one. Everyone was knowledgeable, and food delicious. thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oddsbaby
    Oddsby
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Everything was great! The food was splendid and a delight to the taste buds. The ambiance accommodates a romantic date for two, a night out with friends, and time with family - it is great. Eleven out of ten, would return the next quarter and spend all my meal points. It is worth it! Keep it up guys!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience. Fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great experience. Fine dining and a fixed price for 3 items. The Osso Bucco and Steak and Vegetarian Lasagne were all delicious as was the soup. The desserts were are very yummy and the setting was lovely with a great view. Service could not have been better. Only complaint is there was no choice of a green salad to begin the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enoyed the lunching experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We enoyed the lunching experience and would return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful place
    Laurie
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The food is good and the student cooks and servers are so nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had an excellent time. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I had an excellent time. The service was very good. The food was delicious. We had the RKR Burger and the mushroom ravioli. We shared the house salad and the torte w/pistachios. All the food had a unique flavor that made it all very tasty. I can't wait to come and try the dinners. The view was very nice during the day, can't wait to see it at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occassion - Special Place
    kvyumyum
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Excellent food - pricey - but really, worth it. The Prix Fix meal offered several options - for course I, II and III. There was an amazing wine list; however, as I would be the only one enjoying a glass or so, I opted for a single glass of wine. This would be a really nice place for a party. A lovely bottle of wine could be shared...I took my son there to celebrate his birthday - he is a student at Cal Poly Pomona; we both had the same thing, coincidentally. I don't remember the name of the first dish - it was an Italian themed course of study for the students; kind of a caprese salad but with mini bell peppers - and giant capers. (surprise!) - The entrée we chose was Shrimp Scampi with fresh made vege pasta - EXCELLENT. Dessert too
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Mayuri
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I enjoyed lunch immensely. Everyone was friendly. Dylan, our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. My friends and I were very happy with the service. I drink a lot of water when I eat, so my glass stayed on the empty side, but otherwise everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun, Delicious Lunch
    CATE
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Great dining experience. Student run restaurant - it is nice to contribute to their learning experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    momof4
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I was so impressed with the students' hospitality, efficient group coordination and interaction, and fast food service. They did a wonderful job and made our dining experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Great spot to try and give the students a chance to Learn. Good food that is all homemade with great ingredients. It is a classroom so be warned that service is a little different than that of a regular restaurant. They are being graded and a little nervous. But overall it is a fabulous restaurant that I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relax and Enjoy and Encourage
    rubeingserved
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    This is a great dining experience. Remember that while there is an executive teaching chef, the students are doing the prep, serving, managing, etc. The first day of any week of service can be a bit dicey as it is like opening a restaurant for the students. Some have never had any experience and some are quite confident. It's a great view of the valley and the food is always better than average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Managed very well
    AmbienceAmust
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Management provided excellent service, food was outstanding, ambience quite scenic. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch!
    CATE
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch at the Kellogg Ranch. The student run restaurant is a a fun experience. You can watch them cook in the kitchen and take over different aspects of serving. The food is delicious and the desserts are excellent. Loved the ice cream sampler. The Taitian Vanilla and dark chocolate ice cream were my favorite
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Gem
    AmbienceAmust
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The RKR has lovely ambience, visually stunning food and dessert preparations, a gorgeous view from any seat, a wine list that should please even the discerning palate and friendly staff and management who work to make your dining experience a lasting memory, one where you'll be eage to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Private Affair
    minime
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Food was good, good overall experience. Two observations: our server was knowledgeable and very professional, sauce in the raviolis was dense and too thick, left with a feeling of heaviness, great taste but heavy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Opportunity
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Students work various positions in the restaurant industry and earn their grades this way. We have attended the quarterly buffet for quite awhile now and appreciate the work these students perform.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    superman
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    A wonderful meal, and an even better experience since this is a college run facility and students are preparing the mean, and serving the meal. I love seeing young energetic passionate people that get the opportunity to pursue a dream, compared to the vast majority of us that must simply work whatever job we must to survive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RKR Lunch Buffet
    AGGIE
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    The food as always was excellent. The service and presentation needed a little work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went during the last week
    4forlunch
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    We went during the last week of their service, which is "buffet week." Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would recommend it highly. I haven't been to this establishment for regular menu service though, so can only comment on their buffet style service. The food was wonderful, and I will go again.
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  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch does a consistently above-average job. The food is very good and the service is attentive; it is difficult to imagine that these are restaurant management course college students.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    SoDelicious
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I took my mom there for lunch and she really enjoyed herself. The food was nice and hot. We really enjoyed it. Dessert is only ok. It's good, but nothing special. We ordered wine and it was good as well. The server was kind of worried we didn't like the wine because we barely drank any, but that's just because we are not very strong with alcohol--otherwise very good. Be compassionate, the staff are students, so they are still learning--they may not have any experience. I know this because we just went to support my friend who is a student there. Our servers were real nervous--just a heads up and don't take it personally if you can, heheh. Go there for the food and enjoy the person/people you are going out with and you will have a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • everything was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    everything was very good. if the price is little lower, this will be perfect.=:)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Learning By Doing Tastes Great
    Picky1
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    At Cal Poly Pomona the Polytechnic denotes a learning-by-doing model of education. The Collins College of Hospitality operates a full-service restaurant as a course where the students are managers, waitstaff and cooks-rotating each quarter. The kitchen has an educator/chef who ensures quality and taste. You can review your experience after your meal with a questionnaire. The small menu is thoughtfully ocmposed, with an emphasis on fresh, light regional cuisine and suggested wine and beer pairings. Delicious lunches and dinners Wed-Fri with an unbeatable view and eager service makes for a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate