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“Lovely restaurant but poor food and service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bin 189

Bin 189
27984 Hwy 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
909-337-4189
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Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
California Central Coast
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant but poor food and service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed two nights at the resort using a coupon that included free breakfasts. While the hotel was wonderful, the restaurant was not. We had planned on having dinner there one night but decided not to after having breakfast. Our pancakes and french toast were almost cold and very, very dry. Both were served with a tiny pitcher of syrup that was not sufficient. The large bowl of oatmeal was tepid and dry, served with a tiny pitcher of milk. On both occasions, we would have asked for additional syrup and milk, but unfortunately, the waiter never returned to our table except to give us the check. We could have tracked the waiter down but did not care enough to do so. As other reviewers have noted, it is a lovely facility that should have better food and service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Culinary Perfection is in here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Liked everything. Service was way beyond expectations, waiters are very knowledgable about wine pairings and dinner recommendations. Give yourself a favor and dine here!

Visited September 2012
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Arcadia, California
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Nice location terrible food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We were so disappointed with the food! All of our dishes tasted like they came out of a can...from the tomatoe basil soup to the gnocchi . So sad since this is an outstanding view of the lake. I feel sorry for guests staying at this hotel since there are few restaurants in the area to choose from.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Anaheim, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Fresh & Friendly.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Food was good, fresh. Service was a bit slow, but the view of the lake is worth the wait. Lunch menu was limited, but tasty! Upscale restaurant with upscale prices.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great fish dishes and views!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The views of Lake Arrowhead and wonderful.The ambience in the restaurant was very pleasant. You can also go to the Spa before dinner and get a massage,etc.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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