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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.

Hollins House - Pasatiempo Golf Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
Scenic View (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

the menu in the dining room is perfect, and we found it difficult to choose an entree and salad since everything looked so good. We each had a different entree, and all three were fabulous. Chef JP and his staff have improved the quality of food at Hollins House 100! We look forward to going back soon since we're local.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service not up to part this time. Food always good

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our server went above and beyond our needs. Very tasty food. Amazing Chef.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was delicious and very high quality, and the choices plentiful and beautifully presented. The service was attentive and efficient. It was pricey enough that it was fine for a special occasion (Thanksgiving) but more than we would ordinarily spend on brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A hidden gem in the foothills of Santa Cruz with panoramic views of the bay, great food, and excellent service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

All around a great meal.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Just fabulous
The flavors were so good
Great service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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..

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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
party.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food, great view, great room setting, great patio. What else can you ask for?

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

We had the best experience ever! The chef is a genius!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great place to get together with friends. Everything on the menu is excellent, as is the service. Wine selection is good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 24, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Tapas and music 🎶 were great! You can't beat the View and the cocktails were great too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Best view of the Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz - great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Nice quiet room, great views of Monterey Bay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

As always, the food is delicious and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always enjoy our monthly wine club dinners. Excellent food, service and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fun, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Organic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We have been to Hollins House several times and always enjoy our dinners there. The terrace has a lovely view of the ocean. The food is delicious and unfussy, service is friendly and efficient and the wine list is excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Favorite plan to dine and hang out in Santa Cruz County!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent location, beautiful view, scrumptious food, great service

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

It had been a long time since we've been to Hollin's House. We had a very nice evening, with great food, great service and the beautiful view of the bay.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Lovely view, the terrace is great if weather permits, really good food

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Wonderful view, all the way to the Boardwalk! Great food and great service. Will absolutely go again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This was our best food experience at Hollins House in a long time. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and our waitress Julie was wonderful. Loved the experience this time will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in SantaCruz. Food is fabulous and view spectacular!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Early tapas Tuesday. Was lovely. Wonderful service, delicious small plate options, beautiful drinks. It's a splurge, for sure, but it's a lovely experience. The view is impressive for an early summer evening on the patio.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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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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