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About Hollins House - Pasatiempo Golf Club

The Hollins House restaurant is conveniently located at the Pasatiempo Golf Club property, overlooking Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay. The extraordinary California cuisine prepared by Chef John Paul Lechtenberg is complimented by the newly expanded international wine list that features several great Santa Cruz Mountains AVA selections. Perfect for special occasions, large party events, or a Happy Hour drink in the cozy Tap Room. Providing wonderful memories and exceptional service since 1929.


Less than three miles from downtown Santa Cruz!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

20 Clubhouse Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday - Friday
Select Saturday dining available, please call to confirm.

Cross Street:
Hwy 17

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 459-9177

Website:
http://www.thehollinshouse.com/

Parking Details:
Private Lot

Executive Chef:
John Paul Lechtenberg

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private room with a fabulous view and fireplace that comfortably seats 20. We also provide special event space for groups of up to 200.

Private Party Contact:
Margy Seifert: (831) 431-3231

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in weddings, receptions, private corporate parties and family gatherings for groups of up to 200 guests.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Hollins House is offering a 6 course tasting menu from Chef John-Paul Lechtenberg
$75 per person. Seating times 5:00pm-5:30pm and 7:00pm-7:30pm
72 hour Cancellation period

Hollins House - Pasatiempo Golf Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
Scenic View (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
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Good for a Date (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Organic (2)
Casual (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great service! Food was so-so. The salads were okay. The entrees were questionable. I ordered the scallops which were incredible, but the lamb shanks were something I would take home for the dog. If you are offering lamb don't do lamb shanks, but have better quality lamb in a better way. Like lamb chops with a mint sauce with a great side like asparagus, not orzo with nothing else and no great sauce.
I'm sure all of my input means nothing to you, and i am wasting my time responding to your questions. ignore what I say, but stop sending questions pretending that you care about what people really want!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The only drawback to an otherwise wonderful flavor and ambiance experience was the (too loud) live reggae music, making conversation difficult.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This was a dining experience. Everything was wonderful. Would do this again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Very tasty food. I had the scallops. Hard to beat the view. We lucked out and had a table by the biggest window,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always a treat to dine at the Hollins House restaurant. Every course of the meal was delicious and tastefully (no pun) arranged. The staff are friendly, courteous, eager to assist and answer questions or make suggestions. As an added bonus the view of the entire Monterey Bay is a spectacular bonus.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Incomparable views, great service, and really good food!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The Dungeness Crab Pasta and the Diver Scallops were the best we've had — anywhere. The setting and view were equally delicious :-)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Everything is wonderful about Hollins House. It's our favorite food and view in the Santa Cruz area!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Healthy, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

This was the 5th time we've been in the last couple years and every time we go we remark that we surely need to go more often. The food continues to be outstanding. On this visit I had BY FAR the best onion soup I have ever had (delicious and NOT overly salty) and a crab bucatini that had a nice, citrus-y snap to it but you could easily taste the crab. Our guests loved the house-made gnocchi with butternut squash and halibut with clams. Good cocktails, lovely desserts. And the setting just can't be beat. Why this place isn't constantly packed remains a mystery because, while somewhat more traditional than some SC places, in every aspect it's outstanding and no other restaurant can begin to match the view, ambience or low noise level. My friends said not to write toooo good a review because we don't want it to get crowded! But we DO want it to succeed. Don't think twice: GO! You won't be sorry.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Always excellent, service, people and food. Always perfect!!! The location has great views of all of Santa Cruz all the way to the ocean! Delightful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Chef JP is amazing - definitely worth a visit for his fantastic food and the exceptional view.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Nice place wonderful experience. I enjoyed my dinner

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have frequented this restaurant often over the last 39 years.

We were very disappointed in the cost of the brunch. The food was good but the extra charge for a second glass of champagne was outrageous. Maybe that's why the restaurant and outdoor seating areas were almost EMPTY from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 on such a special day.

$65 per person is too much.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Have been a few times and has always had great food and the view is amazing

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

I can not rave enough! The food, the quiet, beautiful surroundings, the service and decor. All top notch and my go-to place for any special occasion. Commendations to the chef!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Music is a nice addition,but is too loud for good conversation should be for background and ambience only.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Healthy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Six of us desired to go out for dinner. The place is wonderful. Great food. It was Saturday night but the place was pretty much empty to our big surprise. We will be back. Great view, beautiful setting

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our evening and the entrees were creative and delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

quiet even though the restaurant was full. excellent service. nice pacing of meal. food excellent, great view of santa cruz wharf, beach and boardwalk.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Celebrating our Daughters 23rd Birthday. The food was fabulous. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. He gave us a couple of recommendations, and confirmed we made good choices for our meal (I think it was easy because there are probably no bad choices here!)
On the Thursday evening we visited, the restaurant was nearly empty and we had a table with a view of Santa Cruz and the bay. The cocktails were also very good. If the restaurant was full, the noise level might e somewhat higher but I expect it will still be relatively quiet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

We went to Hollins House to celebrate 2 birthdays. We had not been there in awhile so I forgot just how wonderful it is. We were seated at a great table, right next to the window overlooking the golf course and ocean beyond. A beautiful setting and view. The special sounded too good to resist - 3 out of 4 of us ordered it. And it more than fulfilled our expectations! Beef Stroganoff with porcini mushrooms and smoked creme fraiche on housemade pappardelle noodles. My husband had scallops. We shared dishes and it was awesome.

Dessert was the best chocolate molten cake I've had - perfect for my birthday. And complete with caramel ice cream. YUM!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was a great place to dine, especially for easy access off Hwy. 17 coming from San Jose Airport. I met a friend who flew into San Jose on her way to the Big Sur Marathon. Window seat, attentive service and delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Arrived in time for Happy Hour. Outside deck was full, but terrific view from bar and dining room. Food was good, not outstanding, but we were there for the view. Service was fine.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Service was ok server was friendly but food was all way over cooked and overpriced. We requested a heater and watched the table next to us get one while we waited 20 more minutes. The view is beautiful but not the quality I fondly remembered.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We had a fabulous dinner. The appetizers were fantastic - crab cakes for him, pear salad for me. The pear salad was artfully presented as well as delicious. Then we both had filet mignon, cooked exactly to our orders. The servers were attentive without being overbearing, and were knowledgeable about the food and the wine. The view was an added, but gorgeous plus. We were celebrating our 30th Anniversary, so a very special occasion. And, that was where we were married so it made it even more special. Highly recommend this for a special evening out.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our family really enjoyed the Easter Sunday brunch this year. I am typically not a fan of holiday brunch menus. I often find them overpriced and the food just okay. But the Hollin's house was an exception. A bit pricey, but the quality of food and service was very high. In addition to enjoying the fine buffet, our family visit was very relaxing. We never felt rushed, having had plenty of time to catch up with each other, during the meal. All tables appeared to be filled with families for the holiday. Unusually rainy this Easter, the ambience was warm and cozy inside. Would have been lovely to be seated outdoors had the weather been nicer.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Hollins House is one of my favorite restaurants, and my friends from Washington, DC loved it, too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed wine, delicious appetizers (crab cakes were the best) and a wonderful dinner with our wine group. Our server, Makayla, was personable, knowledgeable, efficient and attentive.
We will definitely return, to enjoy more of the Chefs beautiful and tasty creations

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Service was slow, especially for our entrees, and no good reason was given for that. Otherwise an excellent experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We arrived before sunset to enjoy a view of the bay for my wife's birthday dinner. The staff was great and the food was excellent. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

This was one of the best choices we could have made for our dinner on a Friday night to celebrate our anniversary. The entrees were extraordinary - with very thoughtful presentations. Our waiter - Angel was outstanding and very helpful throughout the meal.

We will most certainly return to try out an afternoon lunch in the near future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We got the best table in the house - spectacular view. The wait staff was excellent - very attentive and offered a free dessert since it was our anniversary (but we did not accept). The presentation of the food was beautiful - very artistic but sadly lacking in much taste. My petrale sole stuffed with crab smelled fishy and was very bland - no sauce. The pear salad was tasty and priced appropriately. French onion soup nothing special and gnocchi dish decent but wouldn't order it again. I would give the food a C+ and the ambiance and staff an A. Wish they still had short ribs on the menu - but they had been removed in favor of a spring menu. Comfort food should be on the menu year round.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The server, Angel, was a gem! He really made the occasion that much more special.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

My bday. Food is average, sauces and dressing too heavy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Jean Paul has put together an excellent menu, including local foods. Great wine list. Beautiful view. Warm bar scene

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Had a fantastic meal on Valentine's Day. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed everything that was served. The service was prompt, professional and friendly. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I was married at this venue and come back for special events. It has never let me down. Just small enough to feel intimate with a very friendly staff and a creative (but not foodie) menu.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent food, friendly and helpful staff. Great view.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food is very good, the staff are nice but need better training. I arrived early (5:30) and had a drink in the tap room, where I observed staff congregating and chatting, then walking back into the dining room, over and over. It was slow, I get it, but good management doesn't allow that. Our server was very nice but obsequious, which made our party uncomfortable. A server can be gracious and responsive without being obsequious. Also, it took a remarkably long time for our food to arrive, to the extent that we have to twice go looking for him. Finally, we had to ask that the staff wait until everyone was finished eating before removing empty plates.

This was my third time dining at Hollins House and I continue to be saddened that a venue with such potential lacks the management and staff training that could really make it one of THE go-to spots in Santa Cruz.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent food and service. I look forward to dinning there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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