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The Grand Oak Steakhouse and Bar
The Grand Oak Steakhouse and Bar

The Grand Oak Steakhouse and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegrandoak.com
  • Email: go@hsresort.com
  • Phone: (951) 845-1151 x2
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed;
    Tuesday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Tuesday 4:00pm -8:00pm German Menu served after 4pm
    Wednesday-Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm "Steak House Menu available Wed thru Sat"
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, German, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Stefan Weck
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Under the masterful eye of Chef Stefan Weck, we prepare inventive seasonal menus to meet your tastes. We have a banquet room that is situated next to the restaurant that can seat 85 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Stefan Weck (951) 845-1151

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Overland Trail
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from The Grand Oak Steakhouse and Bar
Located in historic Cherry Valley, The Grand Oak Steakhouse & Bar has been a Southern California destination for over a hundred years. The Grand Oak sits on 900 scenic acres at Highland Springs Resort, Riverside County’s first historical landmark. Surrounded by 20 acres of organic farmland, evenings in the summertime offer magnificent sunsets over fields of purple lavender.

The property was originally established in 1884, and had served for a time as a stage coach stop along the Bradshaw Trail. Through the 1930s and 1940s it was a popular vacation spot, particularly for Hollywood actors and actresses. The interior of the restaurant proudly emphasizes the heritage of the resort’s past, some of the antiques decorating the dining room have been present for close to a century.

Chef Stefan Weck has perfected his culinary craft in numerous Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Europe. Originally from Germany, Chef Stefan has developed a refreshingly unique menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "There were at least 4-5 servers and only my table of 3 and another table of about 5 or 6. It took at least 20 minutes to get our drinks, which should be out a lot faster than that. When I asked our waitress if I could have a blended margarita, she said she's not sure if the restaurant had a blender and she would have to check so I just switched my drink. I was preferring a flavored margarita and regular was the only option which I found bizarre with a full bar. She forgot our bread several times & the staff is not very knowledgeable about what the restaurant has to offer. Every question was followed with "not sure." Overall good food poor SLOW service. Probably would not return due to the service."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Got seated in the bar area. Food was edible but not memorable. Now I can say i have been there."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My Mom and I were in town from Texas and this restaurant was close by our hotel. Since we were unfamiliar with the area we gave it a shot. We loved it! I rarely write a review but felt compelled since we were so pleased with the experience. The food was terrific and our waitress was great. All of the waitstaff very attentive and friendly. We were so glad we got the strawberry shortcake for dessert - it was absolutely wonderful and a perfect ending to our meal. The dining room was bright and open. It was pretty new I think but had a retro feel. We had a great table, lots of room around us without that "stuffed in" feel - and my seat looked out onto the lavender fields - perfect! Nice wine list too"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went for Inland Empire Restaurant Week and the prix fixe menu was very inviting. There was a harpist playing which made for a lovely ambiance. Food and service was good and overall it was an enjoyable night out. One small complaint - I played telephone tag with the restaurant several times the day of the reservation when they were calling to inquire if we were celebrating a special occasion. When I finally reached someone I told them it was a birthday and they said they would help us celebrate. I wasn't expecting some great big fuss but there was no mention of a birthday throughout our meal and dessert. I know they do celebrate because the table next to us got a dessert with a candle. Oh well..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Cote de bouefe, just can't pass it up. Well worth the wait, so tender and full of flavor; medly of vegetables not over cooked. The servers were delightful and fun. Lisa the manager attentive and makes sure you are happy with your choices. They do not rush you through your meal, so you can relax, converse and enjoy the whole experience of fine dining."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The Grand Oak is in a beautiful setting. This is the first time for brunch. We were surprised to find the choices for brunch so limited. We expected a more varied menu. The lack of variety on items was a bit disappointing. They do not have Bleu Cheese dressing. We realize the restaurant makes their own house dressings, but Bleu Cheese is a standard and they could also make their own version which I imagine would be wonderful. The servers also seemed to be somewhat confused. We inquired about three different items/issues, however they didn't know the answer and had to "go and find out". Overall, the food was and always has been good. It is nice to have a quality restaurant in our area."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I'm pretty sure this was my first real organic steak. At first I thought the price may be a tad high for the steak. But once I put the first bite in my mouth I forgot all about the price. It came with mixed vegetables and mashed potato's that were very good. Only complaint was the potato's were a little on the cold side."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I are so are so happy for finding this wonderful restaurant right in our own own back yard. We will be back soon and will spread the word about what a great place it is to have a wonderful dinning experience. The food was fantastic, the service was wonderful, and the setting was beautiful. We were not rushed and felt like we got a great gourmet meal for a fair price! Thank you"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We hadn't been to the Highland Springs Resort in quite a while....but have heard good things about their "Thursday Nite Hamburger Night". We sat in the lounge and ordered the Lavender martini and enjoyed the entertainment, while gazing out at the Lavender farm. Our $10 burger came with garlic French fries and a beer! What a deal! Food was great, entertainment was great, staff was great! Yes, try Highland Springs again for their Thursday Night hamburger night!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went to dinner for my birthday, what a great time I had. Great Service!!!! The food was so fresh and organic, they really get it. I will be back a million times, for a million different reasons. Thank you for making my day Magical."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our friend was born in Vienna and his name was Hirsch, later changed to Hearst in USA. So he was quite interested to read the history of Hirsches in your photos and info on the wall. We enjoy the historical aspects of your restaurant and the country setting. We are from Redlands and nice to drive there from here."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our first time at the Grand Oaks, 2 couples, 2 had steaks, 1 chicken and I had the Seafood entree. Delicious! We all enjoyed our meal and plan on returning. Our server, Lisa, was perfect. The wine was great, ambiance with the piano perfect. Service was timely without feeling rushed even though we were a latter reservation. My husband and I returned the next day for the Sunday Brunch. Again it was a very nice experience and the views of the gardens are so peaceful and inviting. We recommend the Grand Oaks and will be trying their Burger n Beer night in the Bistro. ."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Love the local farm to table concept and this restaurant has it perfected!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Quiet and secluded with great organic food, consistent food and service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wonderful, the food was all cooked to perfection with unexpected flavors in some of the dishes. Steak was amazing, juicy buttery meltin your mouth flavor! we tried a few differnt desserts plus the tapas. All were amazing, light and fresh, like lemon thyme sorbet. Service was attentive. My water glass was never less than half full the two hours we were there. Over all a wonderful experience, very happy we found this place! Will definitely be back! Also a note on the prices, i was amazed, we had two micro bew beers, two starters, two entrees, and three desserts and i think our bill was 118$ before tip. Super low! For a gormet meal and top notch service i woupd have paid twice that."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "went for valentines and was seated right away...ambiance was great.they had a harpist there and was very intimate...food was amazing and delicious. I was worried about ordering the steak as most places just cant cook a flavorful steak..but it came juicy and full of amazing flavor..the duck was out of this world and so was the risotto ( my boyfriend ordered that and i have to admit i prob ate most of it lol)..they gave us a complimentary Waldorf salad tasting and complimentary truffles when we left..I was a little disappointed with the dessert tasting I got but the raspberry sorbet was worth the others not being as great....couldn't of been happier..just wish i could have eaten more"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband took me here for Valentine's Day and we simply loved it. The food was good (I got the filet) and the ambiance was delightful. What appealed to me the most is this is a local business, not a chain restaurant, who either grows their own food or buys from local, independent farms. It is very charming with a lot of character! We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We chose a steak that was served alongside seasonal organic vegetables. The entire dinner was delicious. The service was timely and the staff was friendly. The restaurant is large room with hardwood floors and many windows overlooking the grounds, which many times of the year serve as a venue for festivals. The only down side to this dinner was the piano music. It was far too loud. It would have been better if they chose some softer sounding music so that diners could enjoy their conversations between each other."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant itself is somewhat aged and needs a better parking situation. The food is pricey, but fantastic. The chef has a German background from what one of the assistant managers told means makes incredible food. We'll continue to go to this hidden gem."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was good but it was cold, it could be because it was Valentines Day. Service was good and the harpist was a nice touch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Finally had the baked cauliflower entree. Spectacular. So was squid and chorizo salad. Wife's Mediterranean dorade was a little too salty. We suspect they are heavy-handed when they plate the dish and toss salt on it. We liked the livelier than usual service this night."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We come to the Grand Oak Steakhouse and Bar mostly for special occasions. It's the only really nice place for dining in the area."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Four friends got together for midweek dinner and tried this restaurant. The pumpkin soup and assorted bruschetta were delicious. The burgers which they are known for were disappointing. My risotto with duck confit was flavorful and the duck was tender. Our small plates of BBQ ribs were huge and dry. The sauce on the ribs was mediocre. We will go back again and try the bar menu at the bar. The service was attentive without being intrusive."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The waitress was very unfriendly. She keeps saying "NO" to customers request and questions. She did not care!!! I will not recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I booked my reservation so I could take my girlfriend to a nice upscale steak house for her birthday. When we arrived, the dining room was closed and all they were serving was a limited menu of German food in the bar. We were severely disappointed."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I love coming to the Grand Oak for any occasion. The dinners are always fantastic and the Sunday brunch is great- especially the Eggs Benedict. I recently had a book club lunch there and it was very nice-great service, good food and reasonably priced. They even had a $5 lunch special consisting of Roasted Tomato Soup with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich-not your everyday grilled cheese but with Provolone and homemade bread! All in all, this is my favorite place to dine!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great food, the Chef prepared special items for us periodically throughout out dinner, which was a pleasant surprise. The service was great, the staff allowed for a romantic setting and were perfectly attentive. I will definitely go back, and would recommend this to my friends and family."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Was unhappy when ask to do the pairing and then got charged for each item. The waiter should have told us that the steaks were not included in prefix pairing."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "It's supposed to be a steakhouse and on this occasion it was not. I went on Christmas Eve and they had a limited menu which I suspect was the reason. I have eaten there before and enjoyed it more. Nevertheless, for Beaumont, CA it is outstanding (and the only reasonable option). I would recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy a meal."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "A beautiful place to spend Christmas Eve......wonderful food, fine service & gorgeous environment. We may make this our new tradition!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My husband and I were very unhappy with the service, which was poor. The food was mediocre at best. The parfait was so hard it was difficult to eat with a fork or spoon. We requested a second glass of wine and after asking twice, once from our waitress and a second time from an assistant, we still waited twenty five minutes. Our waitress never apologized for our wait and brought the check without asking if we wanted anything else. There was no attention to detail, as they forgot to bring a spoon for my husbands soup, so we had to flag someone down for that. For an average dinning experience the service was poor. For Christmas Eve it was insulting."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The Cote de Boeuf was less than desirable in that it had no taste! Everything else was good, but I would not recommend it to anyone. You try a place once, and if it's not good, you don't go back. Enough said."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Waitress was forgetful, food wasn't "all-that"...over priced - only restaurant in the area"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Even though the steaks were cooked perfectly, one steak was at least 50% fat. The steamed vegetables were under cooked, the shepherds pie was just OK and $11.00 for a half-full martini was unacceptable."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Good choice for a stop between LA and Palm Springs. Nice setting in 100 yr old resort. Food was good. A bit too noisy for comfortable conversation."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We all had the rib eye steak and it was delicious, perfectly seasoned and cooked. The sides were not so good. There was dry boring dressing scooped with an ice cream scoop, gravy to moisten it was not offered. The roasted root vegetables were not fully cooked, Usually root vegetables are roasted until they have a creamy texture and are nicely caramelized These were pale and slightly crunchy and unseasoned. The corn, it tasted frozen or canned. The yams were really good, the sweet orange sauce was perfect. Beet salad was great! Apple crisp dessert was good. Made with tasty fresh apples. Service was friendly but we found ourselves looking for our server numerous times."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013