We've been coming to Pinons off and on in summers for twenty years.
The good news is that the restaurant has maintained a generally high degree of quality for all that time. The setting is beautiful. The service is fine. The menu still emphasizes wonderful beef (especially the buffalo!) and fish selections. The appetizers are solid (especially the tuna tacos!). The wine selection is pricey but nice.
My main problem with Pinons is that it seems flat. It is what it was. There are no real advances, no creative evolution. The net effect is that while fine diners may generally find it reliable, I left last night with a bit of a blah feeling.
It got the check mark. But a great restaurant needs to strive for more, in my view.
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