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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
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
Hollins House - Pasatiempo Golf Club Ratings and Reviews
The food here was good, and the servers all provided good service. However, the kitchen was awful. First we had a cheese plate. When we were done with that, we had to wait over 30 minutes for our entrees. No one came over to tell us our food would be there soon. It was not a good experience. I couldn't wait to get out of there so we skipped dessert. We were afraid of how long it would take to arrive..
We have had a number of dinners here over the past couple of years and have always had an a completely enjoyable evening. The food and wait staff are both always great.
It is one of the places we go when we want more than just great food, but want a special evening.
Hollins House offers a beautiful view of the Santa Cruz Coast from atop a green knoll
on the Pasatiempo Golf Course. It is well known as a desirable location for weddings
and other events where environment is as important as service and quality foods.
We started our evening in the bar where we watched the shoreline fade into the dusk and
chatted with an amiable waiter. The service personal were very hospitable and
on point. We choose a bottle of wine which followed us to our table. This is a white table
cloth and candles restaurant.
After we were seated we were offered warm bread with oilve oil and a balsamic reduction.
Musing over the menu we noticed that it was not as large as we expected. The entrees were interesting but there was no pork or veal on the menu. We had a nice butter lettuce salad that we split ($2). Our entries were a Braised Lamb Shank and a Mushroom Pappardelle. Both were
large portions of well made, rich goodness. They were very satisfying but not sensational.
The price of each entree was moderate; hovering at about $28.
Overall we enjoyed our evening at Hollins House. The property could use some freshening.
The service was very well timed and attentive. The wine list looked adequate but to be
honest, we knew what we wanted and found it without checking the list carefully. Parking
was easy and plentiful. This would be a great place to take your family for a quiet dinner
The food was outstanding. I ate one of the best risottos I have ever eaten and the crab cakes were very very tasty. Outside dining was lovely and service was excellent. Dining room had an inviting fireplace but could use a little more decoration-- paintings, flowers, some fresh colored paint- something to make it as excellent as the food.
WE had a delicious dinner! Everything was perfectly prepared. I ordered the scallops with risotto. The scallops were cooked to perfection, the risotto was creamy and perfectly seasoned.
The staff was warm, inviting, knowledgeable and unobtrusive. We were given a window table with a view of Monterey Bay, so lovely
Was excited to go as I had heard great things but wasn't very impressed. Sat outside and it is an amazing view and grounds were lovely but tables/chairs are old and uncomfortable and they need to invest in some better furniture. It was dark adn had to ask for candles as we couldn't see our food. Food came out 30min late but they ended up comping our dessert which was nice. Scallops were great but lamb shank was too salty. Waitress was nice and doing her best but not what I was hoping for.
We frequently have dinner at the Hollins House. We prefer the patio when the weather allows. The view is SCs best, and the heat lamps keep us warm as we watch the fog rolling from the bay. Last night was almost perfect. We had two appetizers and shared an entre. My poke bowl was fresh and perfect. My partner's soft pretzel" is different and he enjoyed it too. We shared a pasta with wide noodles, filet and cream fraise that was terrific. The service was excellent. We will continue to love the patio as we move into the early Fall.
Food and ambience were wonderful. It's one of the very few really good local restaurants where the noise level is low, so good dinner conversation can easily accompany a good meal. Service is usually very good; this time it was absolutely great, thanks to our server Angel.
This is a golf course/country club restaurant. VERY old-school. Good maybe great food;
very nice service. Decor and ambience something your parents or grandparents might have
once enjoyed, but very out of date.
Pretty setting if you like country clubs.
This was quite good, but it depends on what you're looking for. For my wife and I it was
an enjoyable dinner; mid-4's range.
The patio seating with its view over the golf course and down to Santa Cruz and the Bay was fantastic, BUT for the meat bees that swarmed our table until the neighboring table's beef dish arrived (we had fish!).
Service was very friendly and pleasant but not as polished as it should be for such an establishment. When asked if we wanted more bread (which was very good so we said yes), the empty bread basket and plate of olive oil and basalmic were removed. A new basket of bread arrived without replacement olive oil - a small but important detail. Sangria refills came back slowly. I did like my waiters friendly attitude and enthusiasm, though.
I had the gnocchi, which had a very delicious sauce. I would have liked the gnocchi a little more pillowy, but still, the dish was very good. My wife's halibut on risotto was fine, but not stellar. She would have preferred the plating to be in a shallower bowl rather than the deep bowl it came in.
Overall it was a very pleasant experience. Thank you for the Groupon!
What a view! Sat on the back deck looking at the Monterrey Bay while we ate. Both of us had salads. I also had the Lamb meatballs with Baba Ganoush. Wonderful! My husband had the divers scallops on a bed of the most delicious risotto. Waitress was slow but the rest of the staff was efficient. Will return.
Drinks were very good, most of food was excellent, loved the halibut dish, the only down side was the filet mignon wasn't tender as I would have expected for $36. Seemed like another cut entirely. Dessert was ok. View was excellent and definitely somewhere quiet enough to take my grandmother.
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!
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.
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