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Casual Elegance - CLOSED

26848 State Highway 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92317
909-337-8932
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CLOSED
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

33 reviews from our community

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RUNNING SPRINGS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

When the original owner ran this place it was 5 stars all the way. Another owner took over for about 3 years, slipped to 4 then 3 stars, closed down in late 2012. I wish a culinary chef would buy this place and reopen it, but in the current economy, it would take a miracle!

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La Canada Flintridge, California
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Nice to have good meal & meet the chef owner then too Cramped seating & rooms BUT great food Very unique & very trendy fare BUT filling. For adults, No kids under 10 or less. Atmos is very adult Like to see place expand rooms & expand kitchen space too.

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

After reading the reviews, we were really looking forward to a relaxing dinner on December 12 only to find out upon arrival that it was "in transition" which apparently means closed until further notice.

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Running Springs
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Good food but it takes about three hours to finish a meal. I hear this place is closing, I hope it remains open since I enjoy eating here about twice a year when I have company and we have a lot to discuss. Highly recommended if you have the time.

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La Quinta, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

If you are seeking a gourmet dining experience with a chef who uses freshly picked herbs and incorporates them into California cuisine, then this is the restaurant for you! It is romantic and cozy, portions are large and reasonably priced and wine is realistic. Make sure that you make reservations as they are not open every evening for dinner.

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Lake Arrowhead
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had the best steak and the best lobster macaroni and cheese ever. The creme brulee was excellent. Atmosphere cozy and quaint.

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Prescott, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We liked the style, and feel of this restaurant when we visited last week, and the meal started off well. We both had the mushroom soup with Sherry and thoroughly enjoyed the taste and texture. The wine was reasonable and acceptable - a Pinot Noir from Monterrey. And the service was professional. Unfortunately our main courses were not very good.... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Wish we could get there more often-this is a great place with great food. We live in Fawnskin on the north shore of Big Bear Lake, so it's a bit far for us, and we DO love to have wine with dinner, so we usually dine there on our way home. Try it!

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San Bernardino, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

So wonderful! I love how the decorated it & the food is something I must go back to try everything on the menu I haven't yet. The desserts are amazing too!!

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Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Our experience at Casual Elegance was one we will never forget. The atmosphere was romantic, the music was good, and the waiter made us feel like we were the only people in the place. We both had fresh fish and shared a bottle of wine. The price point was right where it should be for the quality of service and... More 

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Additional Information about Casual Elegance

Address: 26848 State Highway 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92317
Phone Number: 909-337-8932
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Arrowhead  >  Blue Jay
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Continental

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