I thought this topic belonged on the California Board, but got no responses there. A site search shows the last relevant post 2 years go and on LA Board, so here goes.
We are meeting some old friends who are coming in from Arizona and staying at a hotel at Big Bear Lake. They will be driving most of the day so we agreed to meet them in Big Bear for dinner. Haven't been there in years so I'm hoping for some recs on a good place for a somewhat casual but good dinner in the Big Bear-Arrowhead area..
Past posts here mentioned The Cliffhanger, Woody's Boathouse, Casual Elegance, Avanti's, The Raven's Nest , and "a small French place" in Fawnskin. I did find quite a long list on the site linked below.
These are good friends we haven't seen in two years. We all enjoy food and good wine, and the few posts I read here described the pickings as very slim. We're hoping for a dinner spot that doesn't detract from the evening. TIA