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About Castaway - San Bernardino

Voted the Best Fine Dining Restaurant in 2014 by the Inland Empire Hot List, The Castaway Restaurant is one of the most prestigious restaurants in the Inland Empire with an unforgettable view of the mountains and valley. Voted as the Inland Empire's most romantic restaurant and best brunch, Castaway earns high marks from critics and casual diners for its upscale setting, sweeping hillside views, and eclectic American menu.

Featuring award winning American Cuisine such as our Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Filet Mignon, Sizzling Sirloin and Fresh Salmon by our professionally trained Chef from The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 12 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation

670 Kendall Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92407
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Kendall

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(909) 881-1502

Website:
http://www.castawayrestaurant.com/castaway_sanbernardino/

Catering:
The Castaway San Bernardino is proud to partner with SRC Event Group, one of southern California’s leading event production companies. SRC Event Group specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Contact our Event Specialist at 909.881.1502 or castawaysbcatering@srcmail.com to schedule a complimentary tour.

Parking Details:
The Castaway San Bernardino offers complimentary valet to our guests.

Private Party Facilities:
The beauty of nature’s backyard and the decadence of premier service at The Castaway in San Bernardino. With unforgettable views of the mountains and valley, The Castaway is one of the only fine dining restaurants and the most prestigious establishment in all of the Inland Empire. Perched atop a hill, the contemporary American steakhouse features unrivaled views, plush greenery, grand event spaces, dedicated customer service and customized event planning. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or planning a business event, we welcome you to The Castaway. We offer a diverse range of catering packages including features like ceremony coordination, specialty linens, floral arrangement, photography, custom cakes, unique invitations, entertainment, and transportation. Enjoy the peace of mind of having your event handled exclusively by our full-service events team. With years of experience, The Castaway special events team is friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated to creating the event of you

Private Party Contact:
Ken Gasca: (888) 389-4157

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Uniquely situated on the hills in San Bernardino with a mesmerizing view of the mountains and valleys, the Castaway Restaurant is the ideal location for your next Corporate Event, Wedding, Social, Themed Event or Private Party. We offer full-service, all-inclusive, one-stop planning to ensure that your event is designed, coordinated and executed with excellence and sophistication.

Our beautiful banquet rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Whether you are hosting a large event or a more intimate reception, we have the perfect space for you. Our talented events team will provide full-service, all-inclusive, one-stop planning to ensure that your event is designed, coordinated and executed with excellence and sophistication.

Please contact castawaysbcatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our Christmas Eve Champagne Buffet* available 9am-4pm! Adults: $44.95 | Children: $20.95 *Buffet only. Regular a la carte menu not available.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy our Christmas Champagne Buffet* available 10:30am-3:30pm! Adults: $52.95 Kids: $22.95. *Buffet only, a la carte menu is not available. Advance deposit required to secure reservation. Reservation must be cancelled 24 hours prior or you will be charged the advanced deposit.

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Castaway - San Bernardino Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

service

3.9

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4.1

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3.6

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Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Romantic (22)
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Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Great for Brunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Authentic (1)
Waterfront (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I went to Castaway for my birthday brunch. We did arrive early and they were kind enough to seat us shortly after we arrived. We sat outside, as requested, but we were seated at a table in the sun without an umbrella. This would not be a big deal if we were greeted by our server to maybe ask us what we would be having to drink at which time we would have asked permission to roll over an umbrella to block my pale white face from further sun burn. We finally were greeted by a server after I waived at another worker, unsure if he was our server or not.... To make this wait worse was seeing server after server come out multiple times with bottles of champagne hoping its for you and that they are finally helping you but then they continued to fill the glasses of the only other people on the patio. The other people were 2 large groups. We finally just got up and left and stopped at the front desk to pay. We would have loved to sit and sip more champagne but it wasn't worth the wait. The food was, forgettable. That place needs help.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Celebrating my husbands birthday for brunch. I called the day before to make sure we was seated near window to get a good view of the city and was told we was assigned near the window and upon arrival that wasn't the case

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

the wait was okay even though we had a reservation. However the food was decent but unfortunately the services was fair. We had to wait some while to get drinks and get our plates removed off the table. I understand that the waiter was super busy and overwhelmed but for you guys not to have enough staff is what caused this inconvenience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Gave this place a try because my boyfriend had been wanting to try it. I surprised him for our anniversary and we were disappointed. Food was flavorless, service was bad, the food took forever to get to our table, and the waiter wouldn’t check on us. The only good thing was the looks of the restaurant, but I wouldn’t go back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great atmosphere overall pleasant experience. Highly recommended to anyone.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We will not visit this restaurant again. There was a bus boy and a waiter flirting with four ladies at a table behind us and this occurred the whole time we were eating. They were all loud and unprofessional. Management was not even present to make this behavior stop.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Really Bad food and bad service! Only good thing was the service at the omelette service where cook was very courteous

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous thanksgiving meal. If you want to impress your family on a holiday, bring them to the Castaways. We had vegans and Asian lovers, breakfast lovers, crab, turkey you name it. All very very good. Every one happy! Bring the kids. They are a very efficient business and handle crowds smoothly. Excellent service! You can tell they have been in business a long time. Flawless staff!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is the best restaurant for THANKSGIVING! We have gone here several years now. The food is awesome and quite tasty. Brunch is when we go. Great atmosphere. Fantastic view if you get to sit at the window! Friendly staff. All in all a FANTASTIC experience! You should try it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This thanksgiving brunch was not as good as we expected.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

I liked the comfortable dinning in this place nice view and everything but the quality of the food was very poor! I ordered a new York steak meal took over a hour to get the food and once I got the food I had to ask the waiter is this the new York steak?! It was like a regular piece of meat you buy at the super market all fatty around. I've been to other restaurants and ordered the same platter and what a difference in quality just by looking at the steak you can tell it's actually a NEW YORK STEAK. I was very disappointed but I don't like arguing so I just left it like that and ate what I could. So I don't think I will end up going here again and wouldn't recommend it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The location and aervice is very good bit for the price there are way betyer places for brunch. Minimal options and didn't taste very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good service and delicious brunch. A little pricey for what you get but on the other hand there’s a good selection of seafood along with the traditional brunch choices.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

View was good even though we weren't seated right at the window. We were only 1 table into the room and the view was beautiful. Food was good but also expensive so we would only come here for special occasions. The hostess wasn't very helpful. We arrived early hoping to have a drink in the bar and wait for a window table and the hostess said all window tables had JUST been seated and it would probably be about 2 1/2 hours before another table was available. So we chose not to wait and were seated in an good viewing location. Only 45 minutes later 3 window tables became available. Plus she didn't mark off that we kept our reservation so Open Table thought we never showed and never cancelled. The waitress was good but very busy. Overall I would recommend Castaways for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Went for a birthday on a Sunday night. Got good seats with view of valley. Two of our menu's were dirty with salad pieces and oil. Long time to get initial drink order in. Food good, horseradish too creamy, good cut of prime rib.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, awesome view & great customer service!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is my hubby's favorite Sunday Brunch spot! The food and service is always excellent. Great variations in choices. The quality is the top end and the view cannot be beat. We have gone in all types of weather and even this last visit it had been raining and was cloudy but still the view of San Bernardino was lovely. The only negative thing is the desperate need to repair all the seating their. Every chair in the dining room around us was ripped up. For a high end restaurant this is a bit tacky. It is time to invest some money in some repairs or upgrades of just the sitting portion pof the chairs. No need to buy all new one. Just reupholstery.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a very romantic experience! The food was great and so was the service. Beautiful little restaurant with a great view of the valley below! Highly recommend..

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friday night business meal. Surprisingly was easy to book a table. The service was excellent, food good, but not much above average. I had the small filet and my colleague had the prime rib. Both entries were cooked a bit over the medium ordered. Hey, I enjoyed my meal, the view is nice and it's not overpriced. Would go again and recommend to a friend with qualifications.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was disgusting. We made a reservation and needed to modify it. No one ever called back.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Customer service was great specially Ms. Alicia. It was a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was mediocre, when it came it was lukewarm not very impressive for the price

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service was a little slow at the beginning

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent excellent!! Never has there been a dining visit gone bad! Love this place!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and great place to be

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is a great place with an outstanding view
Food and service was a 10+
The night we went it was so full of people yet everything was done in a timely manner
Looking forward to our next visit

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good and pleasing restaurant, if you get a good seating you'll love the view! The good is very good and worth the wait.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Service was ok, but the food came out cold and the waiter never returned until after we were finished.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have visited Castaways many times without any disappointments. The food is seasoned and cooked very well. I would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We found most of the food lacking in flavor. Some "hot" food was cool or cold. The only "salad" on the salad bar was spinach - no accompanying vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, onion. Many of the chairs were torn and in need of reupholstering.
This place used to be classy and a dressy restaurant. We went dressed up from church and felt overdressed. We feel it was overpriced for the food offered.
The greatest bright spot in this whole adventure was our waiter, Alex. He was delightful and very attentive.
We will not be returning to this restaurant nor will we recommend it to anyone.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The castaway is a gem in a city that's known for the bad. I didn't expect it to be such a beautiful restaurant. I wouldn't go to This restaurant unless you plan to eat outside. It's such a beautiful view and ambience. We were celebrating our anniversary and got the prix fixe meal and an appetizer. All the food was delicious except the salmon was dry. Other than that, it was an amazing night for us. It was also fun to sit by the fire pit and talk after dinner. I'd def go again

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

It took forever for waitress to take dirty plates from the table.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Thought we would order from the Fixe menu, big mistake. prime rib was cut very thin and low grade. vegetables were very thin, mash potatoes tasted like paste. onion soup was very good as the salads .All the dinning room chairs need repair. Cracked upholstery area on every chair. We  tried to find three for the ladies that needed not have their expensive cloths catch on the cracked upholstery. I have dinning there for 20 years for gatherings, many Sunday brunches, and countless dinners. I have been out of the area for the past year, how quickly things change!  Another San Bernardino landmark going downhill...

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The views were amazing. You pay more for the experience and views than anything. The food was kind of bland not hot and overly priced. Small portion sizes. I ordered the filet mignon it was bland and dried out. My Fiance ordered the chicken alfredo it was ok. I could make better at home. The waiter was nice but rushed he was handling the bar and waiting on tables at the same time. I would go back for the views but not the food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We got married there 15 years ago and wanted to go back where it started. Made my reservation online and received confirmation. Arrived on time and no wait on being seated. The problem was with the service. Our waiter was Luis. The problem I had was we had finished our food and drinks and told my husband to start a timer. Luis continued to help 2 other tables ( which included 2 people at each table) and did not come back to our table for over 17 mins. After I finally flagged the Manager down, she gave me that I’m sorry speech and I proceeded to let her know that I tracked his moves and she gave me 10% of our bill. Our company was all we needed, but unfortunately, we will never go back and word of mouth can sink a business. Instead of giving the 10%, make sure you address the issue with your staff cuz if he is working for tips they are going to be some broke people. I admit I did not leave a tip but paid for the wonderful over priced meal. Again, service was very poor.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Magnificent hilltop location with incredible view. Unfortunately that's where the magic ends for this restaurant. The facility itself is run-down and in disrepair. The food was OK, but the absence of other dining patrons in conjunction with the lackluster decor made this a depressing meal. Our server was very good and attentive to our needs. This place needs a major makeover.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went here the day after my birthday for my birthdat dinner. Food was incredible, service was great and friendly and very easy going, view from the patio and fire pits were absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend this place

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I have been going to the Castaway in San Bernardino since 1970 and although the Restaurant has changed hands several times, the service have always been top shelf. The currant management and Chef over the last 10 years has proven themselves to be the cream of the crop. They make ever visit for my wife and me like a visit with loving family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The Fillet Mignon was poor quality and very chewy. There were flies and bugs on the window at the table. When I left a message for a reservation, my call was never returned.

I have always loved the Fillet and the ambiance of the restaurant, but was disappointed this time.

Service really wasn't great either.

There was no one in the restaurant, so there was no excuse for bad steak or shotty, service.

Disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great spot to go for dinner. Nice views. Great service. And food is good overall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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