Four nights in Ontario
New York Grill at Ontario Mills mall for decent steak, cocktails, and on some nights, live music.
Sycamore Inn, a little further away in Upland, for better steaks and an extensive wine list.
Second San Biaggio for a New York style pizza joint. Pies are decent, not the best I have had, but decent, especially for this area.
Victoria Gardens, open all shopping mall off I-15 north of Ontario in Rancho Cucamonga lots of chains, but decent, I like King's Fish House.
re: Kensington gourmet
For a nice upscale meal, I like Caffe Allegro in downtown Upland. French/Italian inspired menu. I'm fond of the seafood dishes and the lobster bisque is one of the best! The staff there is really great.
There are a couple of sushi options...Kazama in Claremont and Sho in Upland. Kazama's owner is an experienced and thoughful chef and is great for omakase. Sho is an AYCE with great service and a tasty spicy tuna roll. If you're a fan of teppanyaki, I would suggest Kishi in Upland. It's been there for over 30 years, and for good reason...the food is really good. And in recessionary times, they're doing dinner specials to get customers in.
There are two great pizza places in Upland...San Biagio's and Petrilli's. San Biagio's specializes in NY thin crust and Petrilli's/Pertillo's has some really great "normal" crust pizza. FYI, Petrilli's does not have a dining room, it's more of a take out place.
If you're into Spanish tapas, Viva Madrid has some really great items. If you're there the right night, there's entertainment, too.
For dessert, I recommend Handel's Homemade ice cream in Upland. Terrific ice cream and awesome flavors. Cotton candy tastes like cotton candy...the hubby's favorite. I love strawberry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake, blueberry cobbler, banana cream pie, pistachio, caramel apple, thin mint, black cherry...okay, I like most of their non-chocolate flavors...I'm not a huge chocolate person.
For Chinese, I like the Dragon Inn in Rancho Cucamonga. The Honey Walnut Shrimp is awesome.
For Thai, I just tried Exotic Thai T in Rancho Cucamonga, and for $9 or $10 dollars you get a huge plate of food that comes with some nice shrimp fried rice. The hubby had the spicy green beans with beef and quite liked it. I got the Pad Se Ew, and it was fab!
San Biagio's New York Style
1263 W 7th St, Upland, CA 91786
225 Yale Ave Ste B, Claremont, CA 91711
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
373 S Mountain Ave, Upland, CA 91786
110 S Mountain Ave, Upland, CA 91786
186 N 2nd Ave, Upland, CA 91786
101 N Indian Hill Blvd Ste C1-104A, Claremont, CA 91711
Sho Sushi Restaurant
373 E Foothill Blvd Ste D, Upland, CA 91786
8031 Archibald Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
9000 Foothill Blvd # 102, Rancho Cucamonga, CA