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Dinner Menu: Rack of Lamb, Pistachio Dijon Crust. - Inn at Tres Pinos, Tres Pinos, CA

Inn at Tres Pinos

4.8
4.8
828 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
Built in 1880, The Inn was at one time a brothel, until it was raided by federal officers. The Inn was a favorite site of cowboys and teamsters, who appreciated the fine foods and jovial atmosphere.
Over 100 years later, the Inn at Tres Pinos is now a San Benito County Historical Landmark, carefully restored by owner, Mike Howard. The ambiance is intimate, rustic, and elegant. It’s country with a touch of class, and decorated in a style that is a reflection of Mike’s personal interest. Mike's grandfather taught him the the art of fly-fishing, and every year the family still fishes together at the Big Wood River in Sun Valley, Idaho. Mike married Mary along the Big Wood River in 2010, and the Inn has become a true family affair. Mike’s philosophy is “Keep it fresh and keep it simple.” His staff is personally hand picked and will make every effort to meet your expectations. The Inn at Tres Pinos is the only four-star restaurant in San Benito Country.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, American, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 628-3320
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Catering
    For Private Events & Carte Blanc Catering, visit our website - Catering Options - https://trespinosinn.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    For Private Events & Carte Blanc Catering, visit our website - Catering Options - https://trespinosinn.com/catering/
  • Neighborhood
    Hollister
  • Cross street
    Third Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 828 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Overall

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Food

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Service

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Value

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Good for special occasions

828 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calamari was great, minestrone soup was excellent, drinks were awesome. The New York Steak was tough, over cooked and dry, which is unusual because the steaks here are typically very good.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a 5:45 dinner reservation we were seated around 6:00 she said when we checked in they were a bit behind so the wait to be seated was no big deal. We ordered a drink at the bar and then were seated shortly after. We were greeted by our server who was pleasant and gave us all the special information. We ordered the special salad to share that was cantaloupe and watermelon. They must have ran out of watermelon because it was three small slices out of the rind (white and green and no pink flesh to be seen) the watermelon was not edible the cantaloupe was fine. Then this is where it all goes south. We ordered our main entree and waited and waited and we were seared outside, it began to get very chilly tables next to us had fire pit turned on, no ask if we wanted the same, went to the car for blanket and jackets. Meanwhile noticing the restaurant was vertically empty because it’s 6:30. Out server had come to our table twice to let us know our food was soon (not the case) so I went inside to ask to move inside and was told they would see what was available. (Empty restaurant) they set us up in a more comfortable table as it was cold and chairs outside are not comfortable especially for long sitting. When set up we were again promised our food was coming. 7:45our food shows it was hot and tasty however not worth the wait. We were not apologized to nor did management come by after she even watched us move to an inside table. I didn’t complain at the time as it was Mother’s Day and didn’t want to have issues. However it’s in poor taste that it wasn’t even addressed. The place was empty by the time we received our food a simple here is a dessert or a simple apology would have gone a long way. Two people and $160. Price point deserve at least that.

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  3. JamesM

    DO NOT USE

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Took out 103 year old grandfather- there was no handicap access. We arrived at 5:20 for our 5:30 reservation and they made us wait over half an hour to be seated as our grandfather suffered standing. They overbooked and were scrambling to seat people. Food good but waited 2 hours for the meal after ordering. If you go, plan a full day….

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service, food and uncomfortable seating. Waited 2 hours after ordering our meals. Rack of lamb was well done and tough and the pork tenderloin was well done the first time and raw the second time when I sent it back. First time here for Monther's day and I honestly can not recommend this place. Hopefully this review does not get deleted. People should know.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a great time eating there. The food was good and the ambiance was good too. We definitely go back.

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  6. RayH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The New York steak is always delicious, never disappoints. Outside seating is also nice.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it everything was delicious portions could’ve been better I think we each got a half cooked carrot along with 4 green beans… meat could be sized better but overall staff was good at checking in and refills it was nice and quiet and tasted great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite date night spot! The food is ALWAYS good. The service is exceptional. Last night we were graced with Stacey as our server and she was a delight! So friendly and knowledgeable. Hope to have her again soon!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, our server Stacey was amazing! She made it even more special as we were celebrating my mom's birthday. Definitely 5 Stars! Highly recommend and will be back again.

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  10. CindeeC

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always exceptional. Love the craft cocktail s

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  11. KayD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Inn at Tres Pinos was more rustic and casual than expected but the food was delicious! The Lavender Margarita was such a treat with a gentle lavendar flair. Great service by all, especially our server, Lauren. We will definitely visit again.

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  12. JCF1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tres Pinos Inn is a fun place to dine, with rustic ambience and very good food.

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  13. Rick

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, outstanding service! Always have a great experience here.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food was impeccable and the Presentation was excellent! The Service was Five Star! Definitely going back!

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  15. Tuscanmama

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Our server Kianna was a delight.

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  16. John

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. Our server Adrian was outstanding as always, and the food was really delicious!!! The only thing we didn't care for was the credit card convivence fee we were charged, $8.00!! This was never mentioned to us.
    Inn at Tres PinosResponded on April 21, 2024
    John, Thank you for choosing the Inn to celebrate a momentous anniversary. We appreciate your feedback and apologize that our note printed on both our menus and check presented following service noting our prices reflect a 3% cash savings at the bottom was missed. Thank you for your understanding - Morgan Director of Food, Beverage & Hospitality

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and amazing service from our waitress. Top notch dining!

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  18. ConnieC

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As usual the service, staff and food was wonderful. The experience could have been better if we could carry a conversation where we could actually hear each other. The noise level was extreme. However, the food is too good pass up.

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  19. JosieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I completely enjoy our dinner at Tres Pinos Inn. It was exciting to run into several of our friends having dinner at the same time. The food was excellent, the mushroom soup absolutely fantastic. I feel the meals were a little pricey, but they were delicious.

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  20. JoshE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I should have known when they had a purple-haired waitress that it was not for San Benito County.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and evening.

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  22. MrsM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have never been disappointed in our meals. This is our place to go for all special occasions. One of our favorites is their house salad.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been our favorite date night restaurant for the past 6 years now. Never disappoints. Waiters and waitresses are always friendly

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  24. JorgeN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Exemplary service.

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  25. Casador

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third birthday to celebrate at the Inn. Super people, a sumptuous dish of ice cream, on the house, and a birthday song done by the staff. Way to go!!!

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  26. Joanlee

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious and the service outstanding!

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  27. JoeM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Never been disappointed. Prime Rib Special was fabulous

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  28. Native

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love The Inn at Tres Pinos I think you could close your eyes and put your finger on the menu and you'll be happy

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  29. Joanlee

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a special treat to visit The Inn at Tres Pinos. We were greeted by such warmth by the hostess, the wait staff were lovely, and the dinner delicious!

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  30. curtis

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome all around. The Inn is always great. The service, the bar, the food.

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  31. KareyG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the outstanding service and food once again :)

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Inn is consistently fantastic. The staff is attentive and courteous. Food is superb . Great wine selection.

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  33. Steaklover

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent as usual. best restaurant in san benito salinas gilroy watsonville area.

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  34. PhilW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tres Pinos Inn is a jewel in the town of the same name. A cozy intimate environment that's great for those special occasions or just to have one of their specialty drinks at the bar. They have an excellent menu and a robust wine list. The service was attentive and friendly. You won't be disappointed coming here for your night out.

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  35. odette

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a hidden gem that all the locals know about. It was built in 1880 and looks it from the outside but its a four star restaurant! We had rack of lamb with pistachio crust and it was outstanding. There is a full bar and they know how to make a negroni, I will return. They are Harvest Host members so if you have a self contained vehicle to sleep in this is a perfect spot!

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  36. Nich

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great. A little slow getting the food and drinks to the table but we weren't in a hurry. Dessert was good but a little hit or miss depending on what you ordered. Apple crisp was delish.

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  37. BarbaraS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pricey when you add drinks and salad and desserts.. overall the main course was delicious

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  38. MichaelR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Besides the food being delicious, it arrived at the table hot. The plate wasn't overly warm, but the food was, which i loved. So it didn't sit under a heat lamp, it was plated and served immediately.

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  39. AlanH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an outstanding restaurant. It is expensive, but definitely worth it. The food is top notch. The ambience outstanding. The service excellent. We went there to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and it was exactly what we wanted.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food, as always was amazing… We always love going there. This time for the first time, we were sitting in what they called the guest house. We were told the guesthouse was for overflow seating… Maybe because we had made our reservations just earlier the same day. But the main restaurant was empty when we got there for our 515 reservation. The guesthouse was completely isolated from the restaurant, and for a while there were only two other people in the whole room. The chairs were the most uncomfortable I believe I can ever recall in a restaurant The server was constantly running back-and-forth to the main restaurant for drinks and food which created delays at every step of the way. He was nice about it and he was doing the best he could with what he had to work with. We would rather not be in the guesthouse in the future.

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FAQs

Inn at Tres Pinos is rated 4.8 stars by 828 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Inn at Tres Pinos

6991 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos, CA 95075

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Third Street
  • Neighborhood
    Hollister
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, American, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 628-3320
  • Catering
    For Private Events & Carte Blanc Catering, visit our website - Catering Options - https://trespinosinn.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    For Private Events & Carte Blanc Catering, visit our website - Catering Options - https://trespinosinn.com/catering/
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