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Black Diamond Tavern

42172 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA
909.366.0871
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Steakhouse, Organic
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Black Diamond Tavern offers contemporary, American cuisine in a mountain approachable setting. With a bar, lounge and community table for casual dining and a fireplace framed dining room set with booths, Black Diamond can provide a range of experiences from intimate dining to a more interactive, social environment. Black Diamond provides weekend live entertainment along with 7 day a week happy hour from 3-6.30pm.
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English first
RICHMOND
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Black Diamond Tavern with our 2-year old on Saturday 5 July. It was early and less than half full so we were able to find a table easily on a busy weekend. The staff were great and the service was fine. However, we were both very disappointed with the food. We shared the Louisiana sausage... More

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Whittier, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was lucky to be part of a wedding that took place here the other week and the location was very serene. It was a perfect location to get away from the usual city life and the staff was very kind and courteous. I definitely recommend the Black Diamond Tavern for anyone looking to make their wedding a full weekend... More

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Downey, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I had our wedding reception at the Black Diamond Tavern on June 21, 2014. It was the first reception they had done there, which made us a little nervous at booking. However the manager, Dan, and the chef, Victor, were both so accomodating and available throughout the entire process leading up to our big day. They recently... More

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Irvine, California
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Big Bear needs more places like this! Awesome atmosphere, cool staff, good drinks and great food. Tried this place for our first time while we were up at the lake and had a great time. They have an awesome little bar area and a stage for live music, our service the entire time was excellent and it made for a... More

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My new favorite place in Big Bear! Great atmosphere and awesome food. Perfect for big groups or a quiet dinner. There are two separate dining rooms and a stage for live entertainment. Our service was great the whole night and our food arrived rather quickly. We split the BBQ ribs and hangover pizza and would certainly order them again. The... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The menu has a decent variety, but Prime Rib is only available on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Food was cooked and prepared well, and the portions are generous. Service was below average. The waitress did her job, but she was cold and distant. There was no personal touch to her delivery, she didn't inquire if we would like to see a dessert menu.... More

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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My friends and I keep coming back here every time we make a weekend trip up to Big Bear. Definitely a great place to grab drinks at night, the food is great, but the atmosphere is what keeps us coming back. We usually just split a bunch of appetizers but if I had to recommend something it would definitely be... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Tried this place for the first time about a week ago. I was very impressed with the food, we went with a big group and ended up having a really good time. The appetizers are really good, especially the nachos. Our server was great, she was on top of it the whole time and we really didn't have any complaints.... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I went to dinner here with friends twice during the Xmas holidays. The food was pretty good, particularly the burgers. The restaurant was packed with holiday crowds, so the atmosphere, while attractive, was a bit frenetic. I would have given it four stars instead of three but for one huge flaw: too few servers. The wait staff was overwhelmed, and... More

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Daniel M, Owner at Black Diamond Tavern, responded to this review

Hello ccthomas- Thank you for dining with us on multiple occassions over the holiday period...and thank you for taking the time to review us. I have no excuse and apologize for our lack of service. Our goal is to staff at a level that offers an impeccable service experience without overwhelming our guest or overstretching our staff. Clearly we have... More

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Everything from the drinks, salad, main course and the service was outstanding. I personally had the wedge salad and ribs...WOW

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