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“Fabulous view of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay along with fine dining”

Hollins House Restaurant
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Ranked #113 of 377 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hwy 17
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Went to Hollins House Restaurant at Pasatiempo on a Friday night for a tasty dinner with a fabulous view. We made reservations in advance and I would advise that you check when you make reservations to be sure that the "main dining room" is open on that day. They will take reservations when it's closed but seat you in the tap room instead, which is a totally different experience with sport TV's etc. We were surprised by this on a prior visit. Of course, if a sports bar is what you are looking for, then you're good.
After placing our orders and starting with a glass of wine, the waitress brought a complementary brushcetta with tomatoes, onions and shaved parmesan--excellent taste bite.
We started with an arugula and strawberry salad with pistachio encrusted warm goat cheese that was fresh and tasty. For entrees, we chose an ahi tuna special that paired the thin slices of ahi tuna with some homemade "tater tots", olive tapenade, and a hard boiled egg. The other entree was their Angus prime rib special with creamed horseradish, baked potato and braised Swiss chard. Both were prepared exactly to order and delicious, we didn't bring any home. For desert there were a number of choices, we settled on the chocolate torte vanilla crème anglaise. Delightful decadent desert. The waitstaff were attentive and knowledgeable. There was a great selection of wines by the glass at reasonable prices. Overall an excellent choice for a tasty dinner with a superb view in a classy restaurant.

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2  Thank mrmikeSantaCruz
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Superb vistas, wonderful food, excellent service, extraordinary desserts! Varied menu...something for everyone. Time your arrival so you can watch the setting sun (sit inside when there are storm clouds) View from any window...most dramatic view is from the edge of the patio which looks across the golf course from above and beyond to the ocean and Monterey.

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2  Thank designergirl2009
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Even the most gorgeous view could not cover for the mediocre-to-poor food. Service was OK, but we will not return until we hear that the chef has been replaced.

Thank dan g
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

The food here is delicious. The view is overlooking the bay. Hollins house is an old estate with a lot of character. Definitely recommend it for a special night out.

Thank JeriLG
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Eatting out side was a little on the cold side, but our choice as we didn't have to wait. The nachos and salads were great. The hamburger was ordered medium, but arrived rare.

Thank theman4
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