The Original Pines Steakhouse is closing at Yaamava ‘Resort & Casino; a new version is on the way – San Bernardino Sun
For over 13 years, Pines Modern Steakhouse has been the dining option at San Manuel Casino in Highland. The space on the second floor of the casino was the go-to for dry-aged steak and lobster, cocktails, DJs, and sometimes celebrities.
But the casino now has a new name, Yaamava ‘Resort & Casino, and the Pines will soon have a new home there.
During a visit to the casino in August, executive chef Matthew Smith said the menu at the new Pines would include specialty steaks, premium caviar and fish from Hawaii.
The original space will be converted back into a dining concept that has yet to be announced, according to Smith.
The changes are part of a $ 760 million expansion that completed its first phase over the summer, which included an expanded play area, a new restaurant and several bars. The second phase will be the opening of a hotel, scheduled for December. The third phase, the public opening of an entertainment venue, will take place in early 2022.
The current casino opened in 2005, and much of the expansion has been aimed at seamlessly integrating the hotel into the property.
The new Pines restaurant will be on the first floor, close to recently added retail stores, a high-stakes game room, and a bar called Aces. The resort announced the opening on social media, saying it will open later in October with new menu items, more seating and live music. An article in the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ fall issue of a glossy magazine called Hamiinat says the Pines will have a wood-fired oven.
The original Pines celebrated its opening in May 2008 with a celebrity poker tournament party with actor Don Cheadle and poker champion Annie Duke.
Special events included Steve Garvey, Steve Sax, Jerry Reuss and Jay Johnstone speaking about professional baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014.