When you think of Big Bear, you may thing of kayaking out on pretty Big Bear Lake, with the San Bernardino Mountains along the horizon, hiking along forested mountain trails to panoramic vistas, or down-hill skiing out on the slopes. But, do you think about fine dining? Candlelight and romance? Or just a nice, dressy night out on the town? You should! Here are a few of the best restaurants in Big Bear (in no particular order), where you’ll find delicious food and gorgeous scenery, and maybe a few twinkling candles.
If you’re in town with your sweetie and want candlelight and romance, then make your reservations for two at the Peppercorn Grille. Dine in the elegant dining room, snuggled up in a private booth for an intimate, meal or sit out on the heated patio under the stars. Customer favorites include Lobster Ravioli, the Macadamia Nut-Crusted Maui Crab Cakes, or any one of their steaks.
Dress up a little for a night on the town at Evergreen. Great views are part of your dining experience, along with delicious steaks and seafood. Customer favorites include the Lobster Pasta, Roasted Half Duck and the Roasted Rack of Lamb.
The Pines Lakefront
Enjoy a lake view and delicious food at the Pines Lakefront! Dine out on the garden patio or the shaded gallery to enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and San Bernardino Mountains. Their “smallest ballroom” on the mountain can accommodate larger celebrations too. There’s a varied menu at the Lakefront, with Black Angus beer, Midwest pork, fish and seafood and more. You can also try one of their seasonal offerings of venison, wild boar, or elk. Or stop at the Pines Tavern, just next to the Lakefront. This slightly upscale lounge is perfect for a quiet dinner (order their authentic Santa Monica BBQ) and cocktail for two.
Fine Dining in Big Bear
A few more spots to try are Santana & Mavericks for another great lake view and a lovely eclectic menu, or satisfy your craving for fine French cuisine and décor at Madlon’s, and enjoy seafood and steaks at the casually elegant Stillwell’s. Or try Sweet Basil Bistro for eclectic, country Italian fare with Gorgonzola Stuffed Filet Mignon, Italian Shrimp and Grits and more.
And, of course, you can always stay in your cozy cabin and enjoy dinner and more at your leisure. Order your favorites from a local restaurant, then dine al fresco out on your deck overlooking the lake, or snuggle down in front of the roaring fireplace. Let us help you find the perfect fine dining spot and vacation rental here in Big Bear. Give us a call today!