We have been to the Pines
We have been to the Pines before, and have the food to be excellent. The Miso bass was fantastic, the service and attentiveness of workers to clear dishes promptly showed that they cared. We plan to go back again very soon.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Highly recommend for a special
Highly recommend for a special occassion. The food is fabulous. Service is GREAT. Atmosphere comfortable elegant. The primerib is the best!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoy the Pines.
We really enjoy the Pines. The food is great and so is the service. Everything is always a pleasent experience.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We chose the Prix Fixe dinners
We chose the Prix Fixe dinners and we were not disappointed. I had the french onion soup for my first course, so yummy. I decided on try the Salmon Vera Cruz for my main course, the fish was tasty and cooked to perfection. The third and final course I chose Peanut Butter Pie, my husband chose the Cheesecake, both were excellent. I will say that the next time I will get the cheesecake, it is my new favorite.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pining for The Pines
The Pines is what I would call a fundamentally sound, upper-tier dining experience. No real flaws, but nothing that is amazing or unique. The service was good, the atmosphere nice, and the food quality generally excellent. I particularly am impressed with the crab cakes appetizer, as well as the flavor and tenderness of the filet mignon. You cannot go wrong having an intimate dinner or a small group occasion at The Pines. If I were to point out one thing that could use improvement, it would be menu variety. But an excellent choice overall.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hours are limited, prices
Hours are limited, prices are comparable, service is great. I would rather go there and pay the $$$ than suffer the buffet or the lines at the food court.
They should try to attract clientele outside of casino players or move location closer to high rollers or high limits or have an outside entrance bypassing the casino for clientelle not there for gambling. There must be a neighborhood close by they can attract.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious, decor
Food was delicious, decor was tasteful, would never know you were in a casino. Worth every penny. Great for a romantic or special occasion dinner.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very fine restaurant with
A very fine restaurant with excellent service and food. Waitresses Cynthia & Amanda? provided outstanding service along with the bus boy and other waitress (unfortunately I did not get their names). We dined on Thursday April 18, 2013 around 5:30 P.M.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is great, wait persons
Food is great, wait persons wonderful. Only complaint was the bar service was very very slow. Even getting our first drink order served was long. Subsequent orders almost didn't get there until we were done with the meal. Don't know if the delay was the wait staff or the bartender. The house signature martini is to die for!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite places
One of my favorite places to dine. Prefer the pines over Duane's. only wish it was open every day of the week.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Background music could have been a little softer, other than that it was a great dining experience.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Pines steakhouse experience.
Made reservations for my first time dining at the pines. Great atmosphere to start, and had a great server named rebbeca! Had great help from all the employees at the pines!! My experience just kept on getting better. Food was mouth watering and delicious. Had tickets to see a show at the casino also , but time was getting close for show to start. Still had dessert coming and was worried about being cutting it to close and being able to enjoy our dessert. So our great server rebbeca made arangements for us to come back after the show to enjoy our desserts. Wow talk about great service overall. Very pleased with all staff, its gonna help me not think twice about coming back to the pines! Thanks agian.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you Rebecca.
Thank you Rebecca for your amazing service. The food was delicious (I had the pre-fixed menu) steak cooked properly and well seasoned. Prices were reasonable, I would return to dine again.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Who knew that within the casino was a great restaurant? Food was reasonably priced, well presented and delicious. The decor and service was great as well. Both the prime rib and filet mignon were both prepared as requested and very tender.The pre-fixe Cinco de Mayo special was a great deal. What more could one ask for except for the restaurant to be open the whole week?
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Pines experience
Its my first time in The Pines, I was so amazed with the place.. Its so romantic.. The ambience is excellent.. The food is to die for... Their service is excellent.. Im very very satisfied and will surely come back for more..i higly recommend it to my friends..
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than Duane's at Mission Inn
I have to say that this place is near the top of my list for steak!
I have been to many places and this place is a hidden gem among the casino slots on the second floor.
Was able to reserve a table quickly and upon arrival was greeting in the most friendly manner.
The little things go a long way at a nice restaurant.
Not a single snob in the house.
Waitress and staff were the best.
The food was excellent and the price is the best around for an excellent steak.
And no sales tax!
Go there today, tomorrow, or your next chance.
Ask for Rebecca to be your server and you will not be disappointed.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone was friendly and inviting. Our waitress took time to go over the menu and options on our first visit. The drinks were supurbly fresh and satisfying, and our meals were equally impressive, mouth-watering, and delicious. The service was awesome, and we're already planning on returning. Making reservations online was so easy and the whole experience was wonderful.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a great evening at the Pines. Great food, good selection and very helpful attendees. Allready have recommended the Pines to friends and family, which are eager to go. Looking foward to going on a night with music.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
food is very good, my inlaw
food is very good, my inlaw enjoy the fish which is good she is very finiky eater. service is excelent.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious the second time around
Went here again since we had a great meal the first time. Had the delicious prime rib again and it still was the best we've had. The top sirloin was good but not as tender as the filet mignon. The berries and cream dessert was very good too.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First off, we were met by gracious and knowledgeable servers. The food was excellent and was prepared and presented to our liking. I would recommend the Pines to anyone wanting and expecting the same.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Pines was excellent. This was our first time here, and we were very impressed with the service, the food and the atmosphere, we will definitely come back again.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early Father's Day Dinner
Made reservations for my husband's Father's Day dinner, just a day early. Was really surprised at the good quality of food and excellent service. We very much enjoyed our dinner, steaks were great & the presentation was also great. We will go again. Thank you.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOS TIGRES CONCERT
WE WERE RUNNING LATE FOR RESERVATION TIME, BUT OUR SERVER GOT US FIXED UP REAL QUICK, WE WERE ABLE TO RELAX AN EAT CALMLY.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was VERY GOOD ! Steaks were cooked perfectly and the shrimp scampi was to die for.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always order the prime rib and Im pleased everytime
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
" The Pines " Especially for you.
I have been looking for a place where I could take " that someone special". The Pines fits the bill in so many ways. It's beautiful decor and knowledgeable friendly staff has managed to impress everyone I have ever brought as a special guest. The food is always of the highest quality and it is prepared to perfection. You are gaurenteed an amazing dining experience and will leave satisfied and planning your next visit on the way out. It's my favorite place by far with a growing following. All you need to do is sample the dining experience and you will be back again and again.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hasn't disappointed us yet
This was our third time here and everything still tastes great. Usually the second time isn't as good as the first but we haven't been disappointed yet. Had the rib-eye and prime rib this time. Both were delicious and tender. One recommendation though-order the prime rib medium or medium-rare. Although the medium-well was still tender, it may seem a tad bit overcooked for some.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only bad thing is the house salad. It reminded me of the dandelion salad we ate as a youngster. I noticed that most who had the house salad around us left most of it on the plate. They should also allow you to pay extra and substitute on the special.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pines never disappoints. We eat here often. Has to be my favorite restaurant. The food s always prepared perfectly. I love this place!!!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time to this restauraunt , we were searching for a restauraunt that had a romantic atmosphere , and good food to celebrate our 1 year anniversary , after reading reviews we decided to have dinner at the Pines Steakhouse, and it was just perfect. It was a perfect evening , of the most amazing food , and service We have ever had . We were so happy we choose the Pines we will definately be returning . It was wonderful.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second choice was just as good
Came in to celebrate my husband's birthday and was all set to order the prime rib. But they were sold out. I was so diappointed until we ordered our second choices of the rib-eye steak, wedge salad and crabcakes. Everything was delicious as expected, especially the birthday treat of berries and cream.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating our 37th
We were celebrating our 37th anniversary a few days early. The food was very good, service was too. They brought us a piece of cheesecake with a candle to celebrate our anniversary.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
When "Craving something "SPECIAL"
I love to dine at THE PINES Steakhouse it reminds me of Vegas. They have wonderful staff that make and enjoyable evening and the "Ambience" is always outstanding. Thank You! Marley P.S. And after a wonderful meal your ready to start playing there slot machines it's extra special it never fails I leave there "HAPPY" and I have a nice "WAD" of money!!!!! Smile
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Very Satisfying
Good ambiance combines with overall good service and very good food with excellent presentation to achieve a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience.
Hot sourdough bread with fresh (not frozen) butter starts the experience.
Add very good entree selections and fresh made desert, along with a decent glass of wine and it becomes an experience instead of just a meal. Include good company and conversation and you have yourself an evening. I'd recommend The Pines for occasional dining.
I highly recommend the French Onion Soup It is quite filling. The Molten Chocolate Cake is also wonderful.
We go there about once a month when visiting San Manuel for gaming.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is becoming one of our favorite places. We decided to try the sea bass this time, along with our fav prime rib, of course. The sea bass was tender, light and delicious. The only bad thing was there wasn't enough of it! It almost tasted like scallops to me which was good since I'm really not a fish eater. But even for me, it was enjoyable. The sauce wasn't overbearingly sweet either. We tried the cheesecake with berry compote this time and it was delicious. My husband almost ate all of it by himself! Kudos to the chef. And a big thank you to our waitress and staff-they were excellent as always-so cheerful and efficient.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time dining there. The food was good but we had to wait a long time to get it.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our service Janease was very attentive and went through the menu with us. I think the free desert for your birthday is awesome. Enjoyed by birthday.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I won $100 cert. On line, I thought the inflated prices were since at a casino. I WAS WRONG! Were greeted by friendly servers. Nice signature cocktail menu. Had a martini - muddled blackberries, lemon, cranberry & rosemary. Pre Fixe menu $33 each.Served warm sour dough bread. Presentation was meticulous. Salad of delicate greens, Ordered a 5 oz filet mignon & a 10 ounce top sirloin to share. Filet was tender, sirloin was 2" thick, & great. For dessert, creme brulee was a large & delicious. The decadent molten lava cake was on a large platter w/ fresh berries, a quenelle of cream, & scoop of awesome vanilla ice cream. No taxes, money left over & bought apps for the the next table. REALLY a must do! (P.S. casino's buffet is of equal caliber!)
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you so much, for that romatic table by the fire place, and in our on space. My fiancee Love his Birthday Dinner. Thanks once again for a wonderful memory.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem
Once inside, you feel like you are in a completely different place from the casino. Always terrific. Love craft beer Wednesdays.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night out!!
Wonderful service and excellent food quality. Will come back again!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sea Bass was Excellent
The restaurant is very modern, clean lines vivid colors. We went rather early on a Friday evening as it was a long week. We did the Pre Fixe menu, nice fillet and the great sea bass. We also had a nice bottle of Cava.
The restaurant was very nice, I am not sure the "pines" fits the feel of the restaurant but all in all good. Outside the restaurant in the Casino there is significant smoke smell, is to be expected, but did detract from the great food and ambiance.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was Wowed
The Pines is a first class restaurant .Service was perfect they were there for anything ,but not hovering around your table .I order the 10 oz Top Sirloin awesome 1 1/2 thick medium rare and it came with potato and veg .You cant bet it .There Signature Drink was smooth and fresh fruit made it the best and the deserts were perfect Multan Chocolate desert was incredible
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had date night with my wife.
Had date night with my wife. Wonderful atmosphere, great food. Although I do not enjoy the casino I would go back for the food.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best in the area
Very good food. Nothing spectacular. Standard steakhouse fare. But consistent and good. This was our third or fourth time here, and we definitely enjoy our visits here. Good steaks and fish. Lacking in options for vegetarians. Friendly, attentive wait staff, though they were a bit slow in getting the food to us. Our water glasses were constantly full.
Still, I definitely will return.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat and relax
My girlfriend and I went to the pines for thanksgiving dinner. I was really tasty and really well portioned. It was pretty quiet and the service was awesome. We will be going back to check out the regular menu.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Is the honeymoon over?
We went here day after Thanksgiving and this was the first time we were disappointed. The prime rib was not as tender and kind of flavorless. The had a new sauce for the Chilean Sea Bass was the fish itself was not super flaky and tender as the miso glazed version. Maybe it was just an off day after the holiday. We hope so.
Service, however, was as excellent as ever.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our food and service. I dine her again soon!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM