Christmas Menu

Please join us this Christmas for a special holiday menu. We will be serving a four-course menu with all the fixings.
Christmas Eve: Join us in the lobby for caroling from 5pm to 6pm as well as a visit from Santa at 5:30pm.
Dinner will be served from 5:30pm to 9:30pm in the Benbow Restaurant.

Christmas Day: Join us for dinner from 2pm to 8pm in the Benbow Restaurant


If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please alert your server. An 18 % gratuity may be added to parties of 8 or more and we can only issue one check for parties of 8 or more. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness

First Course

Cauliflower Bisque

Rock Crab and Saffron Oil

Second Course

Persimmon and Butter Bibb Salad

Limestone Lettuce, Pomegranate Seeds, Goat Cheese Snow, Winter Spiced Pecans, Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Third Course

Choice of One
*Holiday Game Hen

Chorizo Stuffing, Winter Squash-Flageolet Beans & Braised Leeks and Pan Jus

*Black Angus Prime Rib

Pommes Puree, Asparagus, Yorkshire Pudding, Au Jus

*Braised Lamb Shank

Local Foraged Wild Mushroom Risotto, Porcini Crusted Onion Rings, Local Fermented Berry Jus

*Pan-Roasted  Halibut

Lobster Corn Ragu, Snow Pea Salad, Lobster Emulsion

Fourth Course

Choice of One
Molten Chocolate Cake

Salted Carmel, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Peppermint Cheesecake

Creme Anglaise Sauce with a Fresh Seasonal Fruit Compote

$69 per person

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

Restaurant Reviews

Here's what guests are saying about our restaurant!

We had a glorious stay at our beloved Benbow Inn. John Elliott and Maria Schmitt have been most gracious. John took the time to take us on a grand tour of the NEWLY RENOVATED BENBOW. It is wonderful to see all the details blend in with this historic treasure. We have been visiting Benbow for the past past 53 years. We always make sure we arrive for the fabulous tea and scone…yum, yum! We loved our terrace room overlooking the old stone bridge. We are already looking forward to returning to this magnificent place in the California Redwoods. Bob and Glenda Morgan San luis Obispo, Calif.

— Robert, 15 October 2018

 5.0 Average Rating

Came in for Dinner
Had a great time
Live music and good cocktails
Food was excellent

— Jeffrey, 30 October 2019

 5.0 Average Rating

The food served in your dining room is amazing: served HOT and your very polite and pleasant service people really know the menu. Everything was amazing except we feel the portion sizes are HUGE. We don’t see how anyone, with the exception of a linebacker, can eat everything on their plate. Also the majority of the menu has shellfish in some way, shape, or form. That limits the menu for those with seafood allergies (me). Even your daily soup was contaminated with seafood. I would understand all the “seafood” if you were located on the ocean. . . We would definitely recommend the Benbow to others and plan on revisiting your lovely inn again! We have been coming to the inn for 36 years. 🙂

— Tom Mcgoldrick, 8 October 2019

 5.0 Average Rating