Restaurants in Mendocino, CA
May 24, 2006 3:08 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a nice restaurant in Mendocino, CA

I'm getting married in 2 weeks and we're spending one night in Mendocino, CA for our honeymoon. We'd like to find a nice restaurant to eat at. We don't want to get dressed up and don't really want to spend more than $100. Any suggestions? We'd love links to websites with menus. We're also open to just about any type of cuisine.
posted by disaster77 to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's Medocino, so you never have to dress up. I have had great meals at Mendo Bistro in Fort Bragg. You can also get out for under $100.

Chapter & Moon, also in Fort Bragg, was simply delightful -- whimsical, warm, good food. I don't see a web site, but here's an
SF Chronicle article.
posted by troyer at 3:31 PM on May 24, 2006

Several great places up here. Certainly Mendo Bistro is always good.

A B&B with a restaurant called the Victoria Dining Room, about 30 mins S of Mendocino, is also excellent.

Rendezvous Restaurant and Cafe Beaujolais are both great, especially the latter ... wonderful local sturgeon and other fish. Good wines too, as the name suggests.
posted by luriete at 3:36 PM on May 24, 2006

Cafe Beaujolais (sp?) is fantastic. Book it now.
posted by asavage at 3:49 PM on May 24, 2006

I've heard great things about Mendo Bistro as well. They are famous for their crab cakes, but the whole menu is supposed to be excellent. Congratulations on the wedding!
posted by rorycberger at 3:59 PM on May 24, 2006

A little ways down the road from Mendocino is the Albion River Inn and Restaurant. The restaurant is very, very good, with a lovely view of the water, and menus are available online. I wouldn't show up in shorts, but basic casual clothes would be fine.
posted by ambrosia at 4:02 PM on May 24, 2006

Cafe Beaujolais, definitely. They used to have breakfast, which was *the best*. Not sure if they have it anymore, though.
posted by jasper411 at 4:20 PM on May 24, 2006

The Dining Room at St. Orres in Gualala is very nice in a very interesting setting.
posted by dirtylittlemonkey at 4:25 PM on May 24, 2006

The Ravens at the Stanford Inn fed me the very best food that I've ever eaten. I went there for dinner on my honeymoon, so I can tell you it is a suitably romantic and memorable setting. My wife and I liked it so much that we returned a bit over a year later to stay at the Inn. We had breakfast and dinner at the Ravens every day of our stay. As with most of Mendocino, you can dress as formally or casually as you like. Have fun on the honeymoon!
posted by cholstro at 5:02 PM on May 24, 2006

Oh! I totally forgot about St. Orres. I can't imagine you'll find better food anywhere on the coast, except for maybe Deetjen's down in Big Sur. St. Orre's is w/o a doubt one of the finest restaurants in northern CA and I have very much enjoyed my meals there. I didn't mention it earlier because it's not exactly in Mendocino.
posted by luriete at 6:43 PM on May 24, 2006

Moosse Cafe comes highly recommended from my sweetheart, who used to work there.

I also love St. Orres. Personal experience was fabulous, as we went during mushroom hunting season and were treated to unexpected and rare fungi with our meal. The architecure at St. Orres shouldn't be missed, and the dining environment was truly astounding.
posted by cior at 10:27 AM on May 25, 2006

Rendevous, next to the Grey Whale Inn in Fort Bragg. One of the best restaurants in the area. Don't miss it.
posted by aberrant at 12:47 AM on May 26, 2006

I heard good things about The Ravens, too.
posted by salvia at 12:09 AM on May 27, 2006

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