Diane’s Saddleback Grill

4.3
50 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Diane’s Saddleback Grill features a full-service restaurant and bar and also hosts business meetings, weddings and other functions. The conference facility can accommodate up to 50 people and the outdoor gazebo is a pleasant alternative for meeting, wedding or party accommodations. Visit Lake Arrowhead’s finest dining restaurant, Diane’s Saddleback Grill — The featured restaurant on www.LakeArrowhead.com, Diane’s is the Lake Arrowhead critic’s choice and a favorite of guests, and particularly locals. The food is delicious and Diane’s is always busy, so reservations are highly recommended.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohn
Las Vegas
58 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the chef for 21 years, Richard!!! Always great service. We would like to see some menu changes, please?

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VanessaS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went here while celebrating our Honeymoon; everything was delicious, we enjoyed our server and the ambiance was refined yet cozy. Will surely go back and enjoy next time we are in Arrowhead.

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WendyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Diane's Saddleback Grill is a cute little place tucked away in Lake Arrowhead, and connected to the Saddleback Inn. On the night of our reservation, the was a solo singer performing classic soft rock, so that was a nice surprise. The ambiance was nice and cozy and the staff was good as well. For our appetizers, we ordered the Lobster Escargot and Calamari. The lobster dish was tasty, but way too salty. the calamari was crispy and the dipping sweet chili dipping sauce was the norm. The basket of bread that was provided had been microwaved, so after a few minutes, the bread was a rubbery mess. For our entrees, we order the Short Rib Ravioli w/ Portabello Mushroom Cream Sauce, and the Cowboy Rib Eye. The ravioli were very different, but tasty. The cream sauce was okay, but again, way too salty, and the mushrooms were regular ones, not portabellos. The rib eye on the other hand, was great. Cooked perfectly, not too fatty, and went well with the mashed potatoes and creamed spinach that came with it. There aren't a ton of nice restaurant options in the area, so I would go back again, but I would just try something different next time.

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vipGinascucina
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service! We went right when the restaurant opened and I’m afraid that the lasagne was left over and reheated, as was the braised short rib. The short rib was warm and something braised should be nice and hot. We have been here before and the food has been spot on. The pork schnitzel is delicious!
But the service is fabulous. Always so kind and attentive! We will definitely be back!

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vipJJ1980
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service OK, but there was a lack of staff, so it was taxing our server from giving us the best service. The food is mediocre, and the presentation was not too appetizing. Noise level was OK until they started their Friday night Karaoke. We id not have any problems with the Karaoke being performed by patrons.

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ChristianT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friendly ambiance and food quality was ok. Place could use some upgrades. Restaurant is known for its karaoke nights on Fridays but did not stay for it.

Good place for a date night overall.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and dinner was great. We will definitely be back.

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vipKrystalP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Restaurant was fair, giving benefit of the doubt because there was a lot of snow at the time and limited resources so some dishes we wanted could not be made. I would recommend this restaurant for families or if staying at their hotel that is located upstairs. Could definitely use some freshening up, has a very old not clean feel to it. The napkins are very old and worn out, have seen better days and same with the silverware. My fork was so worn it was only usable as a spoon. Wish it was a better experience.
Servers are very nice and polite.

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PaigeP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food. The server assistant was fabulous. He was there in the morning and evening. Seemed to do everything! A real hard worker. Power had been out all day after Christmas and Diane’s managed to open for dinner. It was much appreciated since options were limited.

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Rena
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

! Excellent birthday dinner for us. My husband had the lamb chops and my friend filet mignon. They both melted in their mouths.
The service by Amy was more than excellent. Her smile upon greeting was wonderful and made us feel so welcomed. Just sorry she is not there more frequently.
Food was presented well and served well timed.

Afterwards we were entertain by a local artist ,Tim, with his music.
All was a great dining experience for us and we will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant was n Lake Arrowhead

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PeterC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was really beautiful. Old style and warm. The food was excellent as was our service. Rib-Eye was very good. Seafood Melody was very good but you must like curry seasoning/ flavor. Overall We’ll definitely come back next time in Lake Arrowhead

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ElaineT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Diane’s Saddleback Grill for our anniversary. We hadn’t been there for a couple of years and were really pleased with our dinner. The food was delicious! I highly recommend the chicken Oscar. Very tasty! Ambiance was very relaxing and enjoyable. Service terrific! Go to the Saddleback....you won’t be disappointed!

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vipchilefood
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are new homeowners to Lake Arrowhead and although we’ve vacation there for many years, we had never dined at this terrific establishment that has been here since the early 1900s. The service was impeccable-our server was fantastic and very helpful when dissecting the menu with all their wonderful choices. There are some old school favorites as well as more contemporary dishes for example I had the vegetable Napoleon which was delicious and my husband had the calamari steak almandine which he loved. The first course salads were delicious. Looking forward to many more meals at Diane’s Saddleback Grill.

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LarryD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have eaten at the Saddleback Inn at least a half dozen times and really enjoy the ambience. However, the bar area is just steps away from the dining area which tends to be quite noisy! Food is very good but a little pricey!

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SerenaW
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Pork chop was perfect. Lemon drop was delicious!!!

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JeffY
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had a reservation for my wife's birthday last week Oct 25th. Informed the waitress about the event before being seated. Sorry I didn't get her name. Tall brunette. After dinner no dessert was offered. Oh well, $80 and not even a scoop of ice cream.

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joek
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoy our dining experience. The food, the service, the atmosphere were all wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The waiter was very nice, very friendly, but he was alone for the whole restaurant, so he had no way to be very attentive. The food was OK. Just OK. Not bad, but for the price nothing special either. The noise level was high and not in a fun, energetic way. All in all, I don't thin we would have a second time there.

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vipFlip
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We enjoyed the experience. It was a Saturday night and very busy. The service was slow, but the staff was friendly and the food was good. Overall, it was a positive experience. We would return≥

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Rena
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fine dining on the lake

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was very salty. Lamb was 50% fat. They eliminated dinner salad with entrees and in fine print on the appetizer page, they state a 3% surcharge will be added to our check. When I expressed my multiple disappointments to our server, not even a sorry was expressed. Most years we go there 6-7 times. This was our first time this year and likely the last time.

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RandyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent taste have never had a bad meal here.

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RobN
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Great food. The lobster escargot very tasty and the Filet was perfect would definitely come again. Karaoke night but was actually kind of fun and not too loud!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Made reservations from out of state to celebrate my anniversary with my girl. Sat down and was rushed from the very start. Server didn’t even introduce himself. His opening line was “Do you know what you want?” The rest of the experience followed suit. I work in the service industry in Vegas and was shocked at the lack of service we received. The bill was on the table as we received our food. Very u fortunate because the food tasted good. Won’t be returning unfortunately due to that showing.

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Rena
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with out of town guest. We all ordered from the early bird specials. My guest enjoyed the filet of sole and husband had the chicken Marsala. All excellently prepared and generous portions. I had the schnitzel and the sauce was excellent
Service was good. Like the casual upscale ambiance.
Great dirty martini also.
See you again soon.

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vipPeterD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

There needs to be a complete overhaul of the menu and standards for service. The menu was boring, outdated and poorly executed from preparation to presentation and expressed little to no value as a dining experience. This community wants and deserves better....much better!

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AshlyeB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard that the food was amazing, but we really were blown away! Everything was SO delicious from the appetizer to dessert. We would highly recommend trying this restaurant, you won't be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, the chicken pot pie was amazing and the salmon was also wonder, cooked perfectly. The service was good considering how busy the were, the kitchen was slammed but still able to get amazing food!

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Abbey
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fish and chips ever! Lobster Mac and Cheese was fabulous. Great menu, and the hospitality was beyond good. So cute, quaint and romantic. Great view. Very clean everywhere. Servers/bartenders were fantastic. Highly recommend, and, we will be back!!!!

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TamaraS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food2service1ambience5

I’ve had good experiences here before, but boy were they off this night. Ordered boneless short rib and it was barely room temperature and dry as a bone. Waitress didn’t come by to ask how the food was. Manager came by and I told him it was no bueno so he took my plate without asking me if I wanted something else. Two friends came and joined us and a different server just literally “dropped” more napkins and extra forks on the table and walked away. More napkins and forks than we needed so those just sat there in our way for the rest of the meal. Went away very disappointed in a restaurant I used to like a lot.

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vipRogerB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Wants to be fancy. But the food isn't quite up to snuff. Massive servings, which they seem to do to make up for the lack of finesse. Just okay. We vacation once a year in Lake Arrowhead, and this is the first try at this place. Not a new favorite. Might try again -- but only because choices are limited. Best in the area by far is Stone Creek Bistro. Unbelievable food, great service. They know how to do it right.

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Rochelle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!! GREAT food, loved the feel of everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ribs are a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great portions and friendly service.

JM
JeffM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the special for the evening of peppercorn steak. Best steak I've ever had.

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JanF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly staff and good food in a cosy setting. The bread pudding was excellent! It was karaoke night but not intrusive on our conversation and in fact very good singers so added to the enjoyment of our meal.

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LarryD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our only complaint was the loud conversation coming from your bar patrons that was disruptive to an otherwise enjoyable dinner!!

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CynthiaH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A great meal - fish and chips! We'll be back next Tuesday.

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Marilyn
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner. The pasta dish was the best I had ever tasted. My husband had the salmon and said it was delicious. The chef also put a unique spin on a caprese salad. Yum!

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Diane’s Saddleback Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.