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About Cask n' Cleaver - Riverside

The Perfect Place for Steak & Wine Lovers! In the mood for a juicy steak, fresh seafood, mouth-watering burgers or just a great salad? The Cask is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or just cocktails and appetizers at the bar! Steaks are the thing at the Cask ‘n Cleaver. Only mid-western corn-fed beef is served. All steaks are carefully aged to insure tenderness and flavor, and then custom-cut and charbroiled to perfection. Prime Rib is of the same great quality, slow-cooked and seasoned with the Cask’s own special blend of herbs and spices. Fresh Seafood, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, salads and Cask’s famous decadent desserts complete the experience. Looking for a place for your next gathering? The Cask is the perfect place for Banquets. Meetings, Celebrations & Parties. Lunch or dinner, big or small. Specializing in both social and corporate events: Service club meeting, staff parties, banquets, receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday celebrations, anniversaries & birthdays.

1333 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Iowa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(951) 682-4580

Website:
http://www.caskncleaver.com/

Private Party Facilities:
Plan your next party with us! We specialize in: Large and small parties, birthdays, anniversaries, office parties, happy hour parties, sports & awards banquets, wedding rehearsal dinners. We have menus tailored to your price range and personal choices. We look forward to helping you plan your next party!

Private Party Contact:
Dave Hara or Angela Hoch: (951) 682-4580

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Cask n' Cleaver - Riverside Ratings and Reviews

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3.4

Overall Rating

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food

3.4

service

3.5

ambience

3.3

value

3.3

Noise

Quiet

63% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (4)
Special Occasion (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Where to begin? I made a reservation to a restaurant that was closed down when we got there and we were never informed. It was a special occasion, we had many people with us. What a terrible night. I called before we left and they said, 'yes, you can bring whatever you want" as far as decorations. Get there and there's a note on the door that the property had been sold.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Terrible! My wife and I plus several other customers were waiting for the doors to open and found by a person in a SUV informed us that the restaurant was sold! That was the doors weren't open. Wasted time waiting for this place on our 30th wedding anniversary! We went Claim Jumpers! Great food!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

we had a table for 5 with differing tastes, every person really loved their meal. Don't be put off by the location in the parking lot. The inside of the restaurant is very nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

I am from the New York area and not to be prejudice, we have food that is a very high-quality. We had steaks which were mediocre at best, the wine wasn't bad( Melbeck), The appetizer was way overdone and still remained on our bill after the waiter said that he would remove it. The first time I was in Riverside I was disappointed. I figured since LA had such press all the food would be good. This restaurant was number one out of steak houses in the area? I would've given at the bottom of the list number 15

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Reservation @ 8:30 showed up we thought they were closed. No one there. Manager waited on us took the order gave us the food we left we worked a 14 shift and needed to eat and sleep......... soup was nuked, salad way over dressed, steaks were so so, reheat mashed potatoes....

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very old school upscale !
The server was very attentive to our needs throughout the visit

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food, not too big of a menu. C&C has basic, delicious cuisine choices. Avocado tempura apps a winner. Keeping it simple & delicious is why C&C has been around so long! Ambience so comfotable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was good, service lacking. Reasonably priced and nice ambience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent service from Noelle. The food was prepared well and the salad bar was good except that they need spinach and other greens. Too much ice berg lettuce. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 7, 2017

After seeing coupons, for this restaurant, several times, I decided to give them a try. I arrived at 5:30pm, there were very few people already seated. It took several minutes for someone to notice I was there & be seated. My server made up for it by being very attentive. I ordered the spiced artichoke appetizer, to be followed by the Ribeye with asparagus. The ribeye came out only a couple of minutes after the artichoke. They need to work on their timing, though all of the food was well prepared and tasty. I'll be back again. Sad that the coupons are only geared for couples or groups.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Been going here for years and they always have great service and food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Loved the food. The service was fantastic. The setting is comfortable. The entertainment unexpected

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The food is always great, and the atmosphere quiet and relaxed. My family and I enjoy eating here when we can.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Always consistently good. Go for the steaks and skip just about everything else. Their tops are divine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Not up to par with the other Cask & Cleaver restaurant in San Dimas. First impression upon entering seemed almost depressing. This one needs some attention to keep the salad bar items at least half full. At 6pm there was little lettuce and other items were low. The waitress was the only redeeming feature that evening. Steak lacked flavor even though it was cooked as we ordered. String beans were just that....stringy I'm sorry to say and therefore difficult to cut. The low number of customers was a testament to it's low popularity.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

perhaps due to new years eve, the service was VERY slow, until the manager jumped in to help out. Food was good as was the ambiance

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Our server was great except a couple times he would walk off just as we are about to same something. I don't think he meant to be rude; I think he was overwhelmed with all his tables (one table behind us with obnoxious customers had too many demands for him.) other than that. Everything was fantastic and our server was great. Also we saw the manager when we first came in and we saw the manager cruising tables to make sure all was well. That is rare to see a manager take such care in their customers.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2016

My husband and I have been going to Cask N Cleaver Riverside for 47 years since he was in college at UCR. The baseball cut top sirloin and salad bar are delicious!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Had a relaxed dinner reasonably priced. The décor was very retro which is a nice change of pace. It is set back off the road so you would not normally notice it. It was quiet so it was nice for dinner conversation. It has a nice salad bar which complimented the entrée very well. We each had steaks which were cooked as ordered. The meal was a good value for what we received.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2016

It took a long time to get service. We were told that there was only one server who was also the bartender and the manager was working in the kitchen. That made us afraid to order a steak so we went for the soup and salad bar. This is a nice restaurant so it's too bad that they cut back on staff. We won't go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2016

I expected to see a nice restaurant like the Cask n Cleaver in Rancho Cucamonga. This was like Denny's. The waiter was very nice!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Our waitress, Noel was awesome. Informative, super friendly and efficient.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The food was very good, we had the Prime Rib Sandwich. The service was a little delayed due to a large party just before us, but the server kept us informed. We drove in from Palm Springs and it was worth the drive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Service was not good, food was cold. Would not go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2016

We always go to Cask n' Clever for all our special occasions. They have a menu for everyone in our family and our friends. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We always look forward to the next occasion to celebrate at Cask n' Clever.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2016

There was only one server for almost every table in the place, he was slow to get our food and drinks, which was not his fault as he was alone. The quality of the food was subpar, each steak we ordered had a lot of fat, so about 30% of the steak was inedible. The mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. The salad bar did not seem fresh. Overall pretty disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2016

No waiting, but not vibrant and exciting as I remember from years past. Good service and good food, but not an exiting time for my birthday.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We were celebrating our Granddaughter's 20th Birthday and Cask & Cleaver was a great spot for that occasion. The food was very good and the service was great and friendly. The atmosphere was kind of warm and cozy. I'm sure we'll be back.
John L Warren

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Got there and was seated immediately. Waiter was very helpful and quick. Kept drinks full and meal was served very quick. Dishes were very well prepared .

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Went for a casual Saturday evening dinner, service was great, although slightly slow, food was, as iut always is, very good and perfectly prepared. Would always recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Great prime rib. Cooked just the way I like it. Ample proportions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 23, 2016

Had an early reservation, seated immediately, had a wine order immediately placed, dinners were excellent, service very good. Have visited this place many times over the last several years, never disappointed in service or the meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2/14/2016 visit to Cask n Cleaver Riverside. The staff are efficient, friendly, and professional. The dinners were outstanding; steaks, shrimp, wedge salad, salad bar, Moscato wine, iced teas, and other were enjoyed by our party. The restaurant is a favorite of ours and the out did themselves on this night. Well done!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2016

I arrived early and the manage welcome me into the restaurant before opening hour and even allowed me to order a bottle of wine. When my sister arrived we had a great steak dinner. The waitress was excellent and the food was even better. I will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2015

After reading reviews on the Cask n' Cleaver we decided to give it a try. Man were we happy we did. It all started off with an awesome server. Misty. She was so friendly and fun throughout the whole dining experience. She offered suggestions of some of her favorites. Given there were many tasty looking things on the menu we decided just to follow her suggestions. The Avocado was super. Highly recommend. Our Prime rib and Tuna dinners were also fantastic. Overall an awesome experience. We will be back again next time we are in Riverside. Thank you for a fun night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 6, 2015

The place was clearing out when we arrived on Labor Day. So attendance was light but the food was right. Price was fine for the steaks but perhaps a little pricey for other items.

Food was tasty and we'll prepared. Steaks were really tender and juicy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Cask and Cleaver in Riverside is always a staple in our restaurant rotation. Their food is usually always good. You can't beat the coupons they put in the local newspapers that give you $20 off an entree when you buy an entree of equal or lesser value. However, for some reason the bill always ends up being more than you think. All we ever do is add the salad bar which is $5.00 and the regular fountain drinks, but I guess those add up to about $15 themselves. I wish the food was a little less expensive, but overall the dining experience was pretty good. If I could change one thing about the Restaurant, I would update the decor. The decor seems sort of old and outdated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2015

The food was very good, nicely presented and accurately prepared (steak done-ness was as indicated on the menu). The service was courteous and unobtrusive, accurate and everything was served hot, but very slow. No one was at the front desk when we entered to claim our reservations. It was not crowded at all, but no one acknowledged us and we eventually just seated ourselves and flagged a waiter. Waited for menus, then waited before orders were taken, and then it took an inordinate amount of time for food to arrive after ordering. I'm hoping it was just a bad night staff wise because the food was excellent, but dinner became an all night affair and there really was no crowd to account for the delays. Price was a bit high.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2015

The water and soft drinks had a bad taste, will not order a soft drink again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2015

The food was very good. Only detractor was the length of wait for our food after our order was placed. I do plan on returning .

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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