Olema Inn for lunch?
- Morton the Mousse Sep 1, 2006 01:17 AM
I'm thinking of going to Point Reyes this weekend. Has anyone had lunch at the Olema Inn? Past reports are mostly positive, but they're all about dinner. Recs for an alternative spot for a good lunch are also welcome.
I have had nothing but very disappointing experiences at the Pinecone, including remarkably atrocious service. On the other hand, I have fallen in love with the Olema Inn. In my opinion, there's no comparison. Pinecone always put me in a BAD mood, while Olema Inn had the exact opposite effect.
Get a coffee milkshake to go from Pinecone if you have to (and believe me, I know the need!)
Would you please elaborate a bit, Maya? Have you been to Olema Inn for weekend lunch? What is it like? Their website only features a dinner menu.
What did you not like about Pine Cone, other than the service? Were the prices too high? The portions too small? Or did you not care for the food? For some reason, I seem to be immune to bad service (I've only had bad service once in the past three years) so if service was your only objection I'm willing to chance it.
I was disappointed by the Pinecone after reading so much. The food was mediocre, the servings small, the prices EXHORBITANT. The coffee was good, though, as was the service (I liked the bristly, tough waitresses). But when I spend $36 on breakfast for two - and not a very big breakfast for two - I don't expect to still be very hungry at the end of it. My eggs benedict was ONE egg with about a tablespoon of hollandaise. Not impressed at all, sorry.
However our supper the next night at Olema Inn was incredible. Wonderful service, no wait, best charcuterie plate ever.
But it's not fair to compare the two - different classes of restaurant completely.
Pinecone is fine if you are rich. Not for working people though. Same for Olema Inn, but you'd expect that there. Pinecone is a rich person's spot masquerading as working class; Olema Inn has no pretentions to anything but ritziness.
While I've never been to the Olema Inn for a meal, I have been to the Pinecone Diner. The decor is cute and the food is good but when we went there for breakfast one morning, it was incredibly hot inside (and we're from Sacramento so we're used to hot weather) and there were flies all over the place inside. It was gross and left a bad taste in my mouth so even though we make a trip to the area twice a year in the winter and summer months, we will not go back there.