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Dining in the Pomona area?????

Timabruin May 17, 2007 08:01 AM

I was asking about the Pomona Valley Minging Company on a previous post and got mixed reviews.(actually they where mostly negative) I am meeting some friends from the Palm Springs area and am desperately trying to find a decent restaurant in the Pomona/Upland Area. It is a "special occasion" dinner and I am looking for a restaurant that will fit the bill.
Need some suggestions Chowhounds...


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  1. Cecilbee RE: Timabruin May 17, 2007 08:15 AM

    I like the Sycamore Inn in Rancho Cucamonga. It's a steak house, kinda old school, but with surprisingly good food. Atmosphere is also really cool, with these huge winged-back leather chairs, white tablecloths, real silverware, etc. They change your silverware between courses. We had the silky mashed potatoes with horseradish, and buttery sauteed mushrooms. The food portions are not Flinstone-esque or sloppy, nor are the puny. The rack of lamb was cooked more perfectly than any I've had at Ruth's Cris or Arroyo Chop House. I recommend.

    1. ChinoWayne RE: Timabruin May 17, 2007 08:46 AM

      Second Sycamore Inn for steak, or New York Grill at Ontario Mills as another steak option, Rosa's on Vineyard near Ontario Airport for Italian, or Owen's Bistro in Chino: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/308008


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        aurora50 RE: ChinoWayne May 17, 2007 10:03 AM

        ChinoWayne, I live out near your area. How is Owen's Bistro? Can you tell me a little bit about it?

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          ChinoWayne RE: aurora50 May 17, 2007 10:23 AM

          You might want to read the post I linked to above, a detailed report on Owen's Bistro.

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            aurora50 RE: ChinoWayne May 17, 2007 10:31 AM

            Oh, right, thanks ChinoWayne! ; )

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        JeetJet RE: Timabruin May 17, 2007 09:59 AM

        I 3rd the The Sycamore Inn. Wow, I once did some work on this place several times over several years.. They have this back room with a table and at lunch time we were told to take a seat – free lunch everyday for a week. The chef kept walking in looking at our faces to see how much we liked what we were eating. Then came another course. The food is a mix of NYC and Home. The second story was once used as hotel rooms. Upsatrs I saw the most beautiful collection of antique pots, pans and kitchen utensils displayed in a large room. Boy, if the frront porch of this place could talk, what stories of the traffic of old Route 66 out front it could tell. Long live the The Sycamore Inn.

        The Sycamore Inn
        8318 Foothill Blvd.
        Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-3109
        (909) 982-1104

        Open Evenings - 7 Days a week
        Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm
        Friday and Saturday 5pm - 10pm
        Sunday from 4pm - 8:30pm

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          rockee RE: Timabruin Aug 5, 2007 01:14 PM

          You may want to try Flemmings in Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga. Very good !

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            calabasas_trafalgar RE: Timabruin Aug 5, 2007 08:37 PM

            I would definitely stay away from the PVMC. That place has a nice view and not much else. Overpriced, overcooked, and so dark inside that you can't see your food.

            About the only place I can recomend in this area is Bobby Baja's in Rancho Cucamonga. It's Mexican/BBQ a weird combination but somehow it works.

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