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“Delicious food, superb cocktails, fantastic ambiance”
Review of Proabition

Proabition
Ranked #13 of 741 Restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

The decor is one of the best I've seen. We had reservations but arrived early to have a cocktail at the bar. The ambiance was very, very pleasing. Their specialty cocktails were created by a genius. So good. The bartenders were helpful in choosing from the wall of whiskey/scotch. Once we were seated it took a while before we were approached by a waiter. Food was excellent. My one big issue was after dinner we ordered a whiskey neat & a specialty cocktail but when the waiter returned he brought what looked like 2 exact cocktails. He told us that although they looked the same they were different. I was puzzled because what should of been a dram of whiskey had a cherry in it. We tasted them and infact they were exactly the same. After a few min I called him back and asked him why it was served this way. His response was that is how it comes. I know my "neat" whiskey should not have a cherry in it. We decided not to argue & drank it anyway. I did not want to ruin the night. It is obvious they are working out the kinks (it is newly opened) but we had a wonderful time. We will be back and next time I will not accept a whiskey with a cherry.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Arrived after dinner for drinks and a snack. Didn't need a reservation and we were seated promptly. Took a while to be approached by a waiter, but seated next to us were two gentlemen who promptly spoke to one of the employees and indicated that we had been seated for a while and needed to have our order taken. (found out later that it was the Owner) They comped our first round of drinks. Hubby is quite the observer and is a major people watcher. He talked to the Owner and the rest is history. While we were there the Chivas soccer team arrived and then the wait staff was really running. We watched food come out a number of times being given to the wrong tables (we had food brought to us twice while we were sitting there that wasn't meant for us), people sitting at tables with empty drink glasses and some people came in to sit at tables that weren't cleared off and still had the bill folder on it. It is still fairly new and it will take a bit to work out the kinks, but suggestion is that maybe they think of having drink servers separate from the food servers. Another suggestion that hubby thought is that the security staff have an audio connection with the owner. It definitely would be a worthwhile investment, you all would be wired and connected to. Whatever reason attention needs to be made at the front door or anywhere in the venue. Lots of muscle doesn't work if they are not connected. Great venue, drinks were good (after we finally got them) really awesome music and prices were not bad at all. If in the riverside area we would probably visit again.

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Thank Dee V
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Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Looking for great place in Riverside to eat and hang out got to go Proabition nothing like it Riverside. The food is really good the atmosphere is awesome with beautiful decor just 5 star restaurant ... No need to go OC or Los Angeles !

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Thank Mestrella
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Proabition (with an upside down "A") is one of the best restaurants to hit the Inland Empire in a long time. It has EVERYTHING: great food, great ambiance, great prices, perfect service. With a "Speakeasy" theme, this venue is the perfect place to fly back in time to the 20's. The waitstaff and others who work here are dressed appropriately. The brick walls, the posters, the lighting, the guy who greets you at the door for the "password"; it's all perfect. The list of beers, wines, and alcohol was superior to almost anywhere in downtown Riverside, with "brew pub" pricing. Our server, Rico, was fun and knew the menu in his sleep; he made some excellent recommendations. Since Proabition was already firing on all cylinders, I figured that given the reasonable pricing of the food that it would be good but not great. Was I wrong! Both the blue cheese fries and the short rib salad were to die for - perfectly done and tasty. Thus, it is with hesitation that I write this review. I want this place to be successful, but I'm worried about the inevitable long lines. Oh well, here goes!

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Thank BirdBikingBuddha
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Reviewed July 26, 2016
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