Duane's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant
The warm amber tones, sophisticated décor and art compliment the steak & seafood restaurant's central masterpiece, the Charge Up San Juan Hill painting.
This significant painting of Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders measures almost eight feet tall by six feet wide and is one of the largest paintings located at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
The food was fantastic, the tableside caesar was the best I have ever had. But the best thing was the service. We were celebrating my daughters birthday and her receiving her masters and your restaurant made it a wonderful and memorable experience. Thank you all so much!
Excellent seevice, wonderful place to have a celebration dinner...we went as a family for my husbands birthday and it was lovely
We had a nice evening for a larger group of family (8 people). I tend to grade ‘hard’, but for a restaurant in this price range I don’t think you get five stars unless it was excellent in the category. Others in our party told me that the experience on this night was not representative of other visits the had, but I am reviewing based on the experience I had.
The server did bring some very nice touches to try to make the experience special for the guest of honor and I appreciated that extra effort. However, the service throughout the evening was quite slow and intermittent, with some order errors that took longer than reasonable to correct - it just seemed disorganized. Incorrect dressing on a simple garden salad took a full 5 minutes to exchange while the party sat waiting. The meals were tasty but came in waves rather than all at once, and were sort of cold by the time they arrived at the table. We ordered a bottle of wine for some of the party to share, but after the first glass, no one returned to refill the glasses so I resorted to self-pouring. That would not normally bother me but at a high-end restaurant in this price range I expected commensurate service. We arrived on time for a 6:30 reservation and it was almost 9:30 when we left. Some may enjoy a long, leisurely dinner, but I thought this was uncomfortably slow.
The food was good, but I would say it didn’t really justify the price. The atmosphere at the Mission Inn is exceptional and contributes to the price, but the food should live up to the billing as well. The salads were OK but not particularly special. The steaks were very flavorful and tender and cooked to the correct temperature, although as I said, almost cold by the time we were served.
We were dining on a Wednesday and the restaurant was not especially busy, so I don’t think a party of 8 should have reduced our expectations.
We love going to Duane’s for our special occasions as well as a nice night out. The service was impeccable as always and the food was amazing with once exception. They recently changed the macaroni and cheese recipe and it was not good. It definitely was a downer on a day when we were celebrating our anniversary. We always look forward to the sides they offer and were extremely disappointed when tasting the macaroni. Other than that, the French onion soup, rib eye steaks, cream corn, and chocolate soufflé were delicious! Please go back to the old recipe!!
Wonderful meal with family in a fantastic setting.
Anniversary. Staff were attentive. Nice jazz music.
Wonderful restaurant.. great food
From the time I made the reservation for the hotel I made the reservation to dine at Duane's, celebrating my birthday. I was hosting the dinner for friends. We had recently eaten at Maestors, Malibu, so we all were use to fine dining. When the ribeye steaks arrived , we ordered med rare more to the rare side, they looked like they had been sitting for hours under a heat lamp, dried, black, and not juicy. The texture of the meat was not like any other ribeye I have had before, it was more muscular. One was so rare on one side he could not eat it. When you cut into a nice ribeye you expect some juice, these had none! The thickness was disappointing.
The service was the best I have ever seen, the desert was wonderful, the mashed potatoes were so so, the asparagus was good, not great, here again looked like it had been cooked for sometime.
You have a beautiful restaurant with wonderful staff, but the kitchen let you down on our visit.
41 yr anniversary and they treated so well...The Best Experience!
It's impossible not to give Duane's a high rating. There is literally no place in Riverside, or anywhere near it that can offer the spectacular ambiance of the Mission Inn Hotel, elegant dining, and exemplary service. It's not inexpensive, but honestly there a lot of places charging this much for NOTHING close to what Duane's has to offer. There are a lot of dining choices inside the Mission Inn, and all around downtown Riverside - this one had a dress code and fine dining aura that caters to those who want a quiet, adult, upscale experience. As a result we had a pleasant experience, suited for a romantic, distraction free Anniversary evening out. You know exactly what I'm saying. They even printed our names on the menus and allowed us to keep them - just a little nice touch like that is so lovely.
It's also nice after dinner to have the Mission Inn and downtown area to walk around, or enjoy a drink in the Presidential bar, or Tequila bar. Or you can head toward main street and have a Casey's cupcake, or a nice whiskey at Prohibition, or let loose at Lake Alice across the street. It's just fun, and you can make an evening of it. Parking is not bad for a downtown area - plenty of garages nearby, and Duane's will validate. Or if you don't want to walk among the colorful characters of downtown Riverside, use the valet.
I'm all about Duane's, and you're going to love it! Make a reservation, and enjoy!
Our waiter was on point. Great job. The Chef came to our table to check on us a couple times. Outstanding. Thank you for very memorable evening.
We were celebrating our anniversary and they made it extra special. Duane’s made a special menu for us and accommodated my allergies. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful.
Loved it, food was great, service was great. Will go back again.
Great our guest loved the food and the invirerment
Overall the food was very good and the atmosphere was very nice. However, the service was slow and it took almost 20 minutes to get our check after we had asked for the bill.
It was my families first time eating there and 3/4 of us ordered steak. My brothers steak was so salty he couldn't finish it. I ordered my steak well done and It came back medium rare. You would think because everything is so expensive, it would be tasty and everything was correct. Disappointed since it was our first visit.
Great food, wine, and service!
very good service. very good food the staff seem knowlegable on selections
Dinner was excellent. Service superb! ALL the staff friendly, efficient and wonderful
Great food - everything had excellent flavor. Wait staff was gracious and welcoming.
Everything we ordered at Duane's was excellently prepared and presented, and the service was gracious and attentive, all within a beautiful, refined "old school steakhouse" setting.
My son's steak was over cooked. He didn't want to send it back. Half of the steak was med-rare the other half was med-well. He asked for med-rare. We still love the restaurant and will go back.
We had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. It was perfect! The food was fantastic! The service and ambience were outstanding!
Understanding this is a great place to eat yet the cost could be more for the quantity of food.
Waitress did not know the difference between mussells and I ysters
Food was outstanding as usual but the the live music that night was terrible. For a restaurant of this caliber they shouldn’t have live music that doesn’t fit the fine dining experience. Very disappointed in that part. Could barely hear my wife talk to me and the waitress had to lean in to tell us the specials due to the obnoxious music being sung outside the restaurant.
Food was great, service was excellent, ambiance was very cool!
We ordered a garden salad (nicely presented), lobster bisque (very good), New York strip steaks (perfectly cooked medium and tender. However, her’s had a slight freezer burn taste.), Mac and cheese ( made with various cheeses including munster. Very creamy. He liked, she sampled and did not like)and a baked potato (Hard to mess up) Dessert was cheese cake (Nothing special and not enough whipped cream!). Final verdict: Good service, but over-priced. Ambiance of the restaurant is dark with large plants placed near tables for separation. It just felt worn. Yes, we understand the building is old and a historic landmark. We prefer a more open feel. It wasn’t a huge deal, but for that kind is money, it matters to us. Glad we tried, but won’t return.
The steaks are tender and juicy. The service is impeccable and the ambiance is elegant and refined.
Love this place! Delicious dinner and great service!
If you're looking for a nice, memorable night out, this is a great place to consider.
Dinner at 6:15 was noisy from barroom singer quite a distance away.
Prices for Riverside, CA. were high
Busboy was excellent. Server was just O. K.
Food was good, but certainly not outstanding, especially based on price for the community
Very mediocre service considering that we had 4 waitstaff assigned to our table of 5 guests. Terrible communication....Food was decent, very historical Inn which was the highlight of the visit.
I have been to doing several times. Our server last night his name was Mario, he was exceptional and made our time the air very pleasant and the food was delicious as usual
Everyone was so friendly and attentive. We had no issues having our 1 year old there. The staff was so courteous and gracious.
food is perfect, our server (Catalino) has provided us with outstanding service
Duane's has been our go to for birthday our anniversary dinners when we are in town, never had a bad meal or service. This last visit was for my husband's birthday. His rib eye was to be medium rare, it was served just seared on both sides like ahi. When sent back to kitchen it took just minutes for them to nuke it and return it to the table mostly cooked to his liking but absent the potato he had served himself prior to cutting the steak. The issue here is you pay separately for your side dish which was now half gone.
Dessert was ordered with Expresso and it came out wishing my husband a Happy Anniversay!
I'll most likely give them another try in the future but doubtful it'll be my first thought to celebrate a special day there.
It was a nice 50th anniversary dinner.
We celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary at Mission Inn last weekend and had dinner at Duane's. The food was outrageously good! We had the tomahawk steak, creamed spinach and sauteed mushrooms. All so good!! The service was also impeccable! We will definitely be back!